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07-17-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By JoesC5

It would help if we knew where you lived in order...

It would help if we knew where you lived in order to see if anyone with a 'stock' Z06 could help you out. I don't know if NEO is northeast Ohio, or northeast Oklahoma, or northeast Oregon or ?????.
07-17-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By JoesC5

Wait a minute, I'm one of those elderly...

Wait a minute, I'm one of those elderly gentlemen(76 years old) and I drive a 2009 Z06(slightly more horsepower than a stock Z06 as I have aftermarket heads that flow better and a tune) and I don't...
07-13-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,341
Posted By JoesC5

I don't believe that you have a clear...

I don't believe that you have a clear understanding of how the game of buying a new Corvette is played.
07-13-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,419
Posted By JoesC5

Then why did you just lease an Italian vehicle...

Then why did you just lease an Italian vehicle instead of leasing a GM vehicle last month? Afraid to put your money where your mouth is?
07-11-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,276
Posted By JoesC5

If half the people walking into a Chevy showroom...

If half the people walking into a Chevy showroom wanted a manual transmission Corvette, then the dealers would be stocking more manual transmission Corvettes. Dealers select transmissions, colors,...
07-10-2018, 10:23 AM
07-10-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 21,167
Posted By JoesC5

Another person who doesn't understand why GM...

Another person who doesn't understand why GM declared bankruptcy in June, 2009.
07-09-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,276
Posted By JoesC5

I bet the majority of Corvette owners don't give...

I bet the majority of Corvette owners don't give a shit about how fast the transmission shifts.
07-09-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,419
Posted By JoesC5

Reading through this thread, I got to wondering...

Reading through this thread, I got to wondering just how many of those that want the Corvette to become it's own brand with high powered sedans and SUV's actually drive high powered sedans and SUV's...
07-07-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,048
Posted By JoesC5

Beautiful...….it's almost impossible to not find...

Beautiful...….it's almost impossible to not find a scenic place to use for a background west of I-25 in Colorado, south of I-70 in Utah,and north of I-40 in New Mexico. Love to visit that part of the...
07-06-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,702
Posted By JoesC5

Yep, My other cars(3 Corvettes) are also just...

Yep, My other cars(3 Corvettes) are also just cheap basic transportation(LOL). I paid $40,000 for my cheap basic C class 19 years ago, That is twice as much as what a cheap basic Camry cost in 1998....
07-05-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,702
Posted By JoesC5

Brutal!!!!!!!! My 19 year old Mercedes has...

Brutal!!!!!!!!

My 19 year old Mercedes has had one battery replaced under warranty by Mercedes, and two since then(~$330 total for the two). Three years ago I replaced the MAF sensor($145 OE Bosch...
07-04-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By JoesC5

We stay in Deadwood at either the Springhill...

We stay in Deadwood at either the Springhill Suites By Marriott, or the Lodge at Deadwood. Love the HUGE shower at Springhill Suites(they also have underground parking).

On the way to the Black...
07-03-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,282
Posted By JoesC5

If the OP drove a A8 GS/Z51 then it had a 2.73...

If the OP drove a A8 GS/Z51 then it had a 2.73 rear gear, but when coupled with the A8's 4.56 1st gear he has 12.45;1 torque multiplication.

If the OP drove a GS/Z51 M7 with it's 3.42 rear gear...
07-03-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,282
Posted By JoesC5

I suggest that a ~ $35,000 C6 Z06 at 3130 pounds...

I suggest that a ~ $35,000 C6 Z06 at 3130 pounds with 657 horsepower(stock C6 Z06 with 505 HP but with the addition of a ~$10,000 Edelbrock E-Force supercharger, weighing 80 pounds). would fit the...
06-30-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,419
Posted By JoesC5

You use Porsche as an example of making the...

You use Porsche as an example of making the Corvette it's own brand.

Here in Springfield, MO my local Porsche dealer is sold alongside VW and Mitsubishi.

Within a 35 mile radius of Springfield,...
Forum: Off Topic
06-29-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,042
Posted By JoesC5

Of course I'm joking. Last time I drove the Blue...

Of course I'm joking. Last time I drove the Blue Ridge parkway(3 years ago) I enjoyed it immensely. An absolutely beautiful drive.

But the guy who said that we should not spend any money...
06-29-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 17,680
Posted By JoesC5

I agree on the "balance". I'm long retired...

I agree on the "balance".
I'm long retired and I don't spend all I make each month, yet I have three Corvettes(56, 64, C6 Z06) to enjoy(especially driving all over the USA enjoying myself in the...
06-29-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 17,680
Posted By JoesC5

Funny how people can have totally different views...

Funny how people can have totally different views on life and death.

Take me as an example. I plan my life around the fact that I will probably be alive tomorrow, instead of being dead.

Yet I...
06-28-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,175
Posted By JoesC5

Just to be clear, I'm speaking of a personal...

Just to be clear, I'm speaking of a personal property tax and not a real estate tax. We have both in Missouri.

I don't know if California has a personal property tax.
06-25-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,048
Posted By JoesC5

Beulah, Wyoming. The red Z51 is owned by the...

Beulah, Wyoming. The red Z51 is owned by the retired GM marketing executive that was in charge of the Corvette Challenge back in 1989. When he purchased his C7, he sold his C4, but he loves the C4 so...
06-25-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,377
Posted By JoesC5

Telling us what you paid for the car doesn't tell...

Telling us what you paid for the car doesn't tell us much if you don't tell us either the MSRP or the amount of discount you received.
06-25-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,957
Posted By JoesC5

Why does a maxed out ZR1 cost $85,000 more than a...

Why does a maxed out ZR1 cost $85,000 more than a base StingRay at $58,000? Is it because the base Stingray is ugly/

Does anyone really believe that it costs GM $85,000 more to build a ZR1 vs a...
06-24-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,912
Posted By JoesC5

I'm with you. I bought my Z06 to impress myself,...

I'm with you. I bought my Z06 to impress myself, not others. It's what I wanted and the base car didn't make it for me, and it was worth paying 50% more money over the base car to own a Z06.
06-24-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By JoesC5

Great photo. I didn't realize that there were any...

Great photo. I didn't realize that there were any lighthouses inland other than those on the Great Lakes. Several years ago, we went on a road trip to the Great Lakes and hit as many of the old light...
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