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#4569234 - 11/09/17 07:54 PM My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase
ledslinger Offline


Registered: 06/21/09
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Loc: Missouri
One of my best buds traded his 2014 Corvette with 5K miles on it for a 2017 GS Corvette and drove it the next day to his vacation home in Islamorada, Florida. His 5th Corvette, and his first auto trans. The first 2 were big blocks. One of them he left keys for me to drive. I built the motor for his 1972 454 4 speed.

Another buddy drops by last week to show me his new Chevy SS with a 6.2 V8 and a 6 speed. He was taking it to redline with 500 miles on it, so naturally I did too when he let me drive it.

I tell my wife about the Corvette purchase and she tells me I can get my hot rod fix driving my buddies cars. Like she doesn't even remember my 2000 Mustang V6 5 speed parked in my neighbors garage since I drive it so little. Not real fast in a straight line, but it is fun to drive and corners well and satisfies hot rod fever fine and dandy thank you very much.


Edited by ledslinger (11/09/17 07:55 PM)

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#4569239 - 11/09/17 07:58 PM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: ledslinger]
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I need a neighbor who will let me park vehicles in their garage! I settle for their driveway while they're away for extra vehicles since I live on a culdusac and have no room for street parking.
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#4569254 - 11/09/17 08:10 PM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: FlyNavyP3]
ledslinger Offline


Registered: 06/21/09
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Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
I need a neighbor who will let me park vehicles in their garage! I settle for their driveway while they're away for extra vehicles since I live on a culdusac and have no room for street parking.


It's a pretty sweet deal. It's their vacation home and they are only there about 5 weekends a summer. From Labor Day until May they don't even think about it and they live a half hour away.


Edited by ledslinger (11/09/17 08:11 PM)

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#4569285 - 11/09/17 08:43 PM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: ledslinger]
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I spent 5 days in Islamorada last winter....nice place...especially if you like to fish or drink.
It got hit pretty hard by the recent hurricane like the rest of the Keys.

My friend just got a new Mustang convertible 5.0 California edition and he let me drive it....I agree with your wife...that was my hot rod fix....
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#4569292 - 11/09/17 08:54 PM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: ledslinger]
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Originally Posted By: ledslinger
Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
I need a neighbor who will let me park vehicles in their garage! I settle for their driveway while they're away for extra vehicles since I live on a culdusac and have no room for street parking.


It's a pretty sweet deal. It's their vacation home and they are only there about 5 weekends a summer. From Labor Day until May they don't even think about it and they live a half hour away.
But do they know a Mustang is parked in their garage?
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#4569296 - 11/09/17 09:03 PM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: Inspecktor]
ledslinger Offline


Registered: 06/21/09
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Loc: Missouri
Originally Posted By: Inspecktor
Originally Posted By: ledslinger
Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
I need a neighbor who will let me park vehicles in their garage! I settle for their driveway while they're away for extra vehicles since I live on a culdusac and have no room for street parking.


It's a pretty sweet deal. It's their vacation home and they are only there about 5 weekends a summer. From Labor Day until May they don't even think about it and they live a half hour away.
But do they know a Mustang is parked in their garage?


Sure they do. They're quite generous.

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#4569327 - 11/09/17 09:57 PM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: ledslinger]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Clovis, CA
All the guys I see driving Corvettes are 50 something. grin2

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#4569422 - 11/10/17 03:38 AM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: Merkava_4]
Ducked Offline


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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
All the guys I see driving Corvettes are 50 something. grin2


If they weren't driving Corvettes they'd still be 50 something.

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#4569438 - 11/10/17 04:52 AM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: ledslinger]
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LOL once we're over 50 we free up extra money from paying off house, kids out of college, etc. I'm 56 and just got a Challenger R/T.
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#4569457 - 11/10/17 05:43 AM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: ledslinger]
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We all like our toys. I recently traded my Slingshot for a new Vanderhall Venice just because it was different. Drove in the garage and tooted the horn (wife didn't know I was trading), she came out, and said "I like this one better, looks more like a car". In our 44 years of marriage, she's never questioned any of the many motorcycles I've bought. At 83, I won't be getting many more toys but sure as heck am going to enjoy it while I can. grin
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#4569464 - 11/10/17 05:50 AM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: Merkava_4]
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
All the guys I see driving Corvettes are 50 something. grin2


So in your mind, I suppose that means that it is not something that an under 50 should be caught dead in, simply because over 50 folks like it.

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#4569466 - 11/10/17 05:55 AM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: SeaJay]
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Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: SeaJay
So in your mind, I suppose that means that it is not something that an under 50 should be caught dead in, simply because over 50 folks like it.


Nope! In my mind when I see a guy in his 50's driving a Corvette, it means he's trying to runaway from the old man in the mirror. Myself, I just stay away from mirrors. grin2

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#4569524 - 11/10/17 07:09 AM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: Merkava_4]
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Registered: 12/28/11
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: SeaJay
So in your mind, I suppose that means that it is not something that an under 50 should be caught dead in, simply because over 50 folks like it.


Nope! In my mind when I see a guy in his 50's driving a Corvette, it means he's trying to runaway from the old man in the mirror. Myself, I just stay away from mirrors. grin2


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#4569558 - 11/10/17 07:44 AM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: ledslinger]
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Your wife controls your car purchases?

I'm 59 I exercise and lift weights almost daily. I drive a 2014 WRX, and will be buying an M2. My brother, 58, drives a 2017 911 GTS Turbo. Neither of us look old, feel old or have anything to prove. If you want a Corvette, buy a Corvette. But hurry before you are over 60, because you will be too old to walk let alone drive once you hit 60! grin2 LOL banana crackmeup USA
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#4569651 - 11/10/17 09:15 AM Re: My wife's reaction to a buddies Corvette purchase [Re: Pablo]
ledslinger Offline


Registered: 06/21/09
Posts: 1123
Loc: Missouri
Originally Posted By: Pablo
Your wife controls your car purchases?

I'm 59 I exercise and lift weights almost daily. I drive a 2014 WRX, and will be buying an M2. My brother, 58, drives a 2017 911 GTS Turbo. Neither of us look old, feel old or have anything to prove. If you want a Corvette, buy a Corvette. But hurry before you are over 60, because you will be too old to walk let alone drive once you hit 60! grin2 LOL banana crackmeup USA


For my 60th birthday I water skied on 30 different things including a baking sheet and a cooler lid.

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