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Old 12-17-2018, 11:15 PM
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I admit thatís a sad fact if accurate. But I still maintain those same individuals will make more working than retired. Thought your comment to a retired individual on this forum was uncalled for and inappropriate. Some day you may understand, as your comment doesnít indicate your probably at that point in your life yet.
I do make about half of what I made when I worked. But things worked my way especially moving out of CA. That was a HUGE increase in available funds. And while his pet peeve is valid, for him, I can tell you that a comfortable retirement, while not lucrative, FAR FAR FAR outweighs the need or desire to go back to work JUST to make some extra money. The thought of trying to make enough money to buy an ME Corvette especially if it's over $100K actually makes me shudder.

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Old 12-17-2018, 11:30 PM
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A lot of people point out the price vs. performance difference of the Corvette over the Porsche, which I agree can be a strong argument. What about the price vs. performance of the ZR1 and the Z06? A new well equipped Z06 can be bought for 80K. Similar equipped ZR1s are selling for just under 140k. That's a lot of extra money for basically the same car with 105 extra HP. I thought about trading my Z06 for a ZR1, but for the 60K difference I can pick up a new Grandsport or slightly used Cayman to use as a track car and still have my Z06 as the daily driver. Does this make buyers of the ZR1 wrong? Nope. Neither does buying a Porsche over a Corvette if thatís what makes you happy.
I have read that when it comes to the Z06 vs the ZR1, you get almost as much performance for a WHOLE lot less money. This thought has been expressed on more than one automotive review that I have read.

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I am suggesting that most peopleís standard of living declines when they retire. Social Security doesní pay much at best so grass grows faster than a COLA.
Yep. https://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/colaseries.html
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The lack of raises or other methods of wage growth are a large part of what's kept inflation in check.

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The lack of raises or other methods of wage growth are a large part of what's kept inflation in check.
I feel for those that don’t get raises. They continue to get further behind even with low inflation and this most likely affect those that need a raise the most. Now back to Corvettes and Porsche’s. Which ones the best

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What I find impossible to believe is that some people consider the "standing quarter mile acceleration test" to be the device used to measure these vehicle's capabilities. Just pathetic.
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Instead of a M/E Corvette? GM and mid engine have sort of an oil and water ring to it for me. Why not buy from a Company who has been doing M/E for decades now. No matter how pretty the Corvette M/E might be, its last cousin was a Fiero, think about it.









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Dont get your point. Every marquee has individuals with horror stories......even Porsche! Thatís how most people find their way to every forum.....they are researching a particular issue they may be experiencing. Next batter up!
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GM wouldn't need a ME if it adopted a DCT and AWD, that would've put the ZR1 light years ahead of the competition and cost a hell of a lot less money in R&D.
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I think the title of the thread needs to be changed or at least the discussion needs to provide some additional options other than a Porsche over a Vette. In the spirit of the title though this purple thing decided to join the Lambo drive last weekend....

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Originally Posted by JDSKY View Post
I think the title of the thread needs to be changed or at least the discussion needs to provide some additional options other than a Porsche over a Vette. In the spirit of the title though this purple thing decided to join the Lambo drive last weekend....

Price point matters,regardless of what forum members say.
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Originally Posted by pietro c7 View Post


Price point matters,regardless of what forum members say.
Always has and always will! Two beautiful cars!
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:08 PM
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The Huracan looks a metric fuckton BETTER in person - Pics make that thing look horrible.
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I have a 911 turbo and IMHO its one of the best cars in the world.The Corvette IS the best car in the world in terms of price,performance and style.
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Originally Posted by JDSKY
I think the title of the thread needs to be changed or at least the discussion needs to provide some additional options other than a Porsche over a Vette. In the spirit of the title though this purple thing decided to join the Lambo drive last weekend....

Had a student bring a new GT3RS to a track day
So I was able to get some laps in it, Great car!
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:31 PM
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The Huracan looks a metric fuckton BETTER in person - Pics make that thing look horrible.
What beef do people have with the Huracan? It looks great. Not the best looking Lambo ever, that title is split between the Countach and Diablo, but still a very nice looking car.
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Originally Posted by Dr. ice View Post
Price point matters,regardless of what forum members say.
Always has and always will! Two beautiful cars!
It really doesn't. Focusing on price is just convincing yourself that something that is inferior is equal when it's not. A Morton's steak is always going to be better than an Outback steak, the fact that you pay three times as much doesn't change that.
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This was a nice vantage point.....

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It only matters if it matters to you. If equal performance is your measure, and performance is indeed equal, then the cheaper version is not inferior.
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