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Old 02-01-2019, 01:29 PM
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Brian, as stated my many you know your daughter better than any of us ever will. If you feel she is mature, and responsible enough to handle a Corvette that's all that counts.

With that said, I will say this. I'm an old retired LEO, and I'm quite sure the other old LEO's here will agree. A young teenage girl will try everything a car will do as much as a teenage boy will, and in many cases try more. Just remember back when you were a 17 year old boy, and the peer pressure that pushed you hard you to do stupid things. And, how many of those things did you try? Good luck with your decision.

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Old 02-01-2019, 01:32 PM
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IMHO, Research development of the teenage brain. It's scary how much development remains in that almost full adult body. No C7, but I would gladly put that money into her education.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:01 PM
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Your Daughter, your decision. My Daughter at 17 would not be getting a Corvette, do not care how responsible she is, etc. Not happening.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:08 PM
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You should put her on the track in a Miata to learn how to drive at the limit before handing over a car that can kill you if you don’t understand and respect its capabilities.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:23 PM
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How long has she been driving? According to statistics it takes a driver at least five (5) years to become proficient in day-to-day driving. With as much torque as the C7 has it's awfully easy to get sideways in them, and that's with experienced drivers.... Hopefully there's not another car, retaining wall, tree, or pole there when it happens....

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Old 02-01-2019, 02:26 PM
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I agree with Frodo. Although my first car was a VW bug, about a year later my dad traded it for a 260Z. Back then it was a fast car, and I am lucky to be alive after the crazy things we did in that car. 125 mph on the Great highway in San Francisco? Check. Racing my friends on I-5 near Sacramento? Check. Getting pulled over for losing a cop? Check.

Honestly, my opinion is to give a teenage driver the safest and most reliable car possible. I got both my middle son and daughter Honda Civics, and my youngest son got a Honda Pilot.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:44 PM
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Only you can make these decisions, we dont know your daughter.

I got my 86 at 20 years old, babied it, did some autox but never street raced, but I had already gotten a couple tickets to check my right foot by then and more than a few lectures on how much my insurance cost the maternal unit.

My opinion, if she's a car chick and knows how to take care of it, and doesnt do what most teens do (text while driving, constantly on the phone while driving, or only know two speeds- stopped and 15 over), then my restrictions would be what youre doing now and that she pays insurance for that car. And no boyfriends or 'besties' ever drive it.
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I guess my question to everyone is, "are you recommending against it, because it is a Corvette"; What if it was, say a new BMW M2,M3,M4,M5, or Audi RS anything? Let's face it, teenagers are going to be teenagers....some might even be responsible, gasp. I know with my son, I told him one ticket in the WRX and it would become a garage queen. 650 hp, 460 hp, or 200 hp, it really doesn't matter when a person that makes wrong decisions is behind the wheel. Plenty of street racing "in Mexico" videos on this very site, that show it isn't just teenagers that might be tempted to use judgement that others may frown upon.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by rb185afm View Post
You should put her on the track in a Miata to learn how to drive at the limit before handing over a car that can kill you if you donít understand and respect its capabilities.
...and that is the rest of the story. My 15yr old daughter is learning to drive. From a big *** SUV to a manual Subaru Impreza. I'd love to throw her in a Miata on a track though.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:54 PM
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My daughter had a Corvette, along with other neat cars in her first two years of driving. I made second daughter wait until 18 to get her license. Enough said.
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:03 PM
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Thanks for all the input. We are very much into the car scene here and attend a lot of car events that she can now be more a part of. She would never let anyone drive her car. We actually have a rule that she is not even allowed to have anyone in her car now. The last thing I want is distractions and the liability of her driving around friends. She loves the Lexus but the lease is up and she has to get something else. I am going to look into more of a performance driving course. Thanks for the advice!
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Steven Bell View Post
Brian, it all depends on how reliable and responsible your daughter is. Just because she wants a Corvette shouldn't mean that she gets a Corvette. There are responsibilities with owning a car.....let alone a Corvette.

Only you can answer those questions....
Steven I couldn't have put it any better here buddy,, Robert
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:05 PM
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Something like this would never happen when my daughter was 17. AWD SUVs were the only option when finding her a vehicle when she was a teenager. A 2 seater? Just does not make any sense to me.

Hope you will change out the tires before you hand over the keys.
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:07 PM
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Lots of good points that seem to lean towards "no" . The OP did state that he has her on a digital leash and she has behaved however.
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:09 PM
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Living in South Florida myself I recommend you get her some kind of armored personal carrier. I saw 3 accidents today just because its raining a little bit.

Teenager + expensive, flashy sports car? Back in my day I had a Honda Civic S1500 and was just thrilled to not have to ride my 10 speed bike to school and work everyday. A Lexus and now a C7? Do you want to adopt? because I'll move in tomorrow and do all her chores with no back talk. I assume you offer a cell phone plan along with free room and board? What time is dinner? I'll be right over... just gotta tell my wife about the new arrangements, she will be happy with the Lexus providing its still available
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by brian18330 View Post
I know some of you are going to think I'm crazy but wanted some feedback. I bought a 19' 2LT for my daughter but didn't take delivery as of yet because I'm having second thoughts. She's only 17 and has been driving a Lexus RC350 for a year. She really wants a corvette but I don't want to be doing something wrong. She's had zero issues with her driving. I monitor her driving through an app that alerts me to high speed, rapid acceleration, hard stops etc. I figured all cars can go fast and we live in south Florida so there's so much traffic you can't really do much. I don't know just looking for some thoughts.
In high school I drove a '57 Chevy Bel Air V8, and then a '66 Chevelle SS396. I never drove the Chevelle faster than 135 mph, and I did it on a deserted rural road--once--just to see what it felt like.
If daughter is sensible she will be OK: however, she can get into a lot of trouble quickly with a C7. I don't think I would have done it with my two sons, who drove front wheel drive sedans, but you know your daughter--and at least she won't have the problem of four other teens in the car chattering away and distracting her.

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Originally Posted by brian18330 View Post
Thanks for all the input. We are very much into the car scene here and attend a lot of car events that she can now be more a part of. She would never let anyone drive her car. We actually have a rule that she is not even allowed to have anyone in her car now. The last thing I want is distractions and the liability of her driving around friends. She loves the Lexus but the lease is up and she has to get something else. I am going to look into more of a performance driving course. Thanks for the advice!
You're a good father get her a ZR1 while you're at it! If you can afford a c7 go for the big dog, if not a Z06 is a good substitute! I know if I could afford it I would buy my children Bugattis.

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Old 02-01-2019, 04:19 PM
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You're a good father get her a ZR1 while you're at it! If you can afford a c7 go for the big dog, if not a Z06 is a good substitute! I know if I could afford it I would buy my children Bugattis.
Hahaha I wish!
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Woodson View Post
I would have died if I had owned this car at 17.


When i was that age my Dad got me a POS old Dodge pickup and i still found a way to get into trouble

i guess dudes are different
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Who is paying for the car insurance?
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