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Puttnutt24 12-06-2016 11:25 AM

Trading in my Grand Sport....
 
I'm heading down to see Tim at Boardwalk Chevrolet this morning. I've decided to trade in my '17 Blade Silver Grand Sport for a identical Z06/Z07.
As much as I want this Z, the hit on the GS is a hard pill to swallow.
I can keep the GS and continue to want a Z06, or I can drive home today with a huge smile on my face.
It's really a no brainier :-)

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...psdxzdlgk5.jpg

l2vette 12-06-2016 11:38 AM

You will never regret it!!
The Z06/Z07 Is the beast.
:cheers:

Puttnutt24 12-06-2016 11:42 AM

Thanks!
I haven't told anybody, most would think I'm nuts.
I totally get it..
Rich

DOOKEY 12-06-2016 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by Puttnutt24 (Post 1593609260)
Thanks!
I haven't told anybody, most would think I'm nuts.
I totally get it..
Rich

What else matters? Other than posting new pics! :D

coladin 12-06-2016 11:53 AM

At the end of the day, you work too hard to settle at this stage. We are not talking about getting pepperoni instead of a combo pizza here. I learned a long time ago that settling really tarnishes ownership. And believe me I have done a lot of that!


I can go back to my 93 Probe GT when I wanted a 93 Z28. Couldn't find one. Probe was a really nice car...but not what I wanted.


97 Maxima when I wanted a 98 Audi A4...remember how nice those looked? Maxima was great...not what I wanted.


99 Mustang GT...what I wanted and loved it!


02 Volvo S60 T5...wanted a BMW 330i...great car and happy with it...not what I wanted.


05 Mustang GT, what I wanted and loved it!


You can see the pattern here, I can go on and on, but you get what you want and you will enjoy that much more. DO IT!

Ltrain925 12-06-2016 11:54 AM

Just bought my z06 from tim do it!! You won't regret it

Monkey D. Luffy 12-06-2016 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by l2vette (Post 1593609227)
You will never regret it!!
The Z06/Z07 Is the beast.
:cheers:

:iagree:

“Once you start down the Z06 path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.”

– Yoda

sunsalem 12-06-2016 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by Puttnutt24 (Post 1593609260)
I haven't told anybody, most would think I'm nuts.
I totally get it..
Rich

Have you actually driven a Z06 yet?
It might be something to do before dumping the GS.

Although I haven't driven the GS, my guess is with its Z06 chassis it drives similarly.
HOWEVER, the Z can't really utilize all of the power of the LT4 in a street situation.
It's too easy to see much of it end up as tire smoke.
Of course, YMMV...but you really should drive one first.

BTW, that's a beautiful pic of your GS.:thumbs:

Batman 357 12-06-2016 12:12 PM

Enjoy brother...

sunsalem 12-06-2016 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by coladin (Post 1593609332)
I learned a long time ago that settling really tarnishes ownership. And believe me I have done a lot of that!

Same here.
It started with marriage and I still haven't woken up from that nightmare.


Originally Posted by TheVettePirate (Post 1593609348)
“Once you start down the Z06 path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.”

– Yoda

https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t5...A3Mg%3D%3D.2.l

16/C7Z 12-06-2016 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by TheVettePirate (Post 1593609348)
:iagree:

“Once you start down the Z06 path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.”

– Yoda

it is what it is it's only money and you'll make more of it or find it or you will just sustain life anyway life is too short to settle especially later in life.

I waited until I was 42 years old (kids driving already and financially able to swing it) to purchase my first new Corvette which is the Z06 I currently own.

my journey for a new Corvette started out with just getting into the C7 somehow selling my C6 and having minimal impact on other things we like to do.

That all changed when I went to Corvettes at Carlisle this year, my first time. I rented a Mustang convertible and yes I tried to find a Camaro but none were available last minute as I didn't feel like bringing my C6 to an event where I knew the latest and greatest would dominate the area.

I'm glad I did because it just made me want a C7 even more I met with Mike Furman there delivering a c7z with the Callaway package to a very happy repeat customer.

I thought to myself I am going to own a new C7 before this event next year. I told Mike that I would be down some point in the future to grab a Grand Sport from him hoping to be able to swing that with the wife LOL

when I finally started looking I was going to settle for a C7 then my good friend pointed something out thank god. He said you better think about that because you'll put a ton of money into that C7 to make it as fast as a ZO6 and it won't be and won't look like it either.

then I thought about a Grand Sport, putting a supercharger on it and by the time I figured all that out how could I not buy leftover 16 Z06? I even went a step further. I was going to buy a 1LZ. but stepped up to a 3LZ. and not a bare bones one either lol. Couldn't be happier. you won't regret it.

you made a mistake and you're going to rectify it just call it the cost of doing business and enjoy every minute of it and never regret it because you will always regret that grandsport whenever you're in the same parking lot or road or show as the ZO6 you really wanted.

MSG C5 12-06-2016 12:22 PM

Good luck with your upgrade. Glad you're getting what you want and someone very shortly will be getting a very nice, lightly used Grand Sport.

EdsC6Z06 12-06-2016 12:39 PM

That will be a depreciation smack down. Good luck!

Garret 12-06-2016 02:17 PM

Make sure you seriously want the Z06 power....It's crazy fast and scary at times...I myself was going to get a GS and got the Z instead and have zero regrets.

skipperC7 12-06-2016 02:29 PM

That's a nice GS, but don't settle again. Get exactly what you want with no exceptions.

runutzzzzz 12-06-2016 02:30 PM

Just throw on a PD blower and you will have the power of the Z!

BladeZ06 12-06-2016 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by sunsalem (Post 1593609410)
HOWEVER, the Z can't really utilize all of the power of the LT4 in a street situation.

I daily drive my Z06 and I use all 650HP often. Maybe it is the aggressive drivers in Tampa but it is not uncommon to apply max HP to get were I need to go. In Sport mine just hooks up and goes. Only a fool turns off the nannies on the street. With them on the only real danger is you get to "Go to Jail" speeds in a hurry. My Gen 5 ZL1 it was common for me to see 100+ mph sprints..... this car it becomes 125+ without much effort.


Originally Posted by Garret (Post 1593610313)
Make sure you seriously want the Z06 power....It's crazy fast and scary at times...I myself was going to get a GS and got the Z instead and have zero regrets.

I drive my Z06 daily and the power level becomes normal. When I drive my wife's SUV, I nearly get creamed due to expecting 470 hp more than that POS has on tap.

Overall I could not imagine driving a GS if I could have a Z06. Life is short...

MacManInfi 12-06-2016 04:18 PM

I really stretched to get my Z. Traded a 2015 Z/28 to get it and couldn't be happier. The Z/28 got old/normal pretty quick but I already have more miles on the Z06 and I still look forward to driving it. Love this car.

rbartick 12-06-2016 04:55 PM

Do it. I can't imagine driving this car being down 190 HP and 185 ft-lbs.

sunsalem 12-06-2016 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by Garret (Post 1593610313)
Make sure you seriously want the Z06 power....It's crazy fast and scary at times....

THIS.


Originally Posted by runutzzzzz (Post 1593610387)
Just throw on a PD blower and you will have the power of the Z!

Yup....and without a warranty too.


Originally Posted by BladeZ06 (Post 1593610416)
I daily drive my Z06 and I use all 650HP often. Maybe it is the aggressive drivers in Tampa but it is not uncommon to apply max HP to get were I need to go.

Wait...are you saying you bury your right foot while driving around Tampa and don't end up in jail?:skep:



In Sport mine just hooks up and goes...
Please elaborate with the details.


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