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Old 02-16-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Mid to late life crisis

From time to time I get the urge to get a new Corvette. Why? Who the hell knows. For the third time in the last 10 years or so I went to the dealer and checked out a new one. After about 20 minutes I came to my senses. It looked good, went fast but was cramped, uncomfortable and way over priced. Plus, I could buy two new jeeps for the price of a Corvette. My JK is twice as much fun, plus has t-tops, goes fast enough and goes just about anywhere. Anyone else this kind of urge?

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Old 02-16-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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I see a lot of old bald guys driving 'Vettes.

I'm getting old, but not bald yet. If my hair starts to fall out, I might go look at one.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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I see a lot of old bald guys driving 'Vettes.

I'm getting old, but not bald yet. If my hair starts to fall out, I might go look at one.
I'm old and bald and have 0 urge to trade in my Jeep for a vette. I do however have a strong desire to see how well my Jeep would roll over a vette.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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I brought one home when I was in my late thirties, it was a C5 convertable. My wife looked at it and said "but your not even 40 yet" It was fun, but got boring pretty quick. I only kept it for a year or so. Crap, that was almost ten years ago.

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Old 02-16-2012, 01:38 PM   #6
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I vote you just go for it....

I always tell myself i'd rather regret doing something than not doing it at all.

But get a nice fun car, like a challenger or a cobra...not an ugly plastic vette
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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yep i get that urge to everyday--new shelby gt500 in 2013----just maybe the ticket,,

and yes im bald just reached the top of the hill at 50yrs--but my jeeps will always be with me..
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:56 PM   #8
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My wife calls my current Jeep my mid life crisis. I've always wanted one and finally had the means to buy one without impacting our finances too much.

Now I just have to find the extra $$$ for all the mods I want to add...
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:45 PM   #9
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I have had both...at the same time. The Vette was fun (I've done 150 mph on a highway in Michigan), but I have had 5 Jeeps...and still have one (and no Vette).

Enough said.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:29 PM   #10
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I have had both...at the same time.
The only thing I've had at the same time recently are knee replacements!
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:59 PM   #11
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Now I just have to find the extra $$$ for all the mods I want to add...
good luck with that...

If you find a credit card with no monthly bill and no limit, let me know...otherwise, not gonna happen lol
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #12
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Man, I love this forum. Seems like we all, regardless of age have something in common. Some how, between my grandson and I we will have my wife out of her caddy and into a JKU in the near future. God Bless America, and Jeep lovers everywhere.
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God Bless America, and Jeep lovers everywhere.
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yes well put !!
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From time to time I get the urge to get a new Corvette. Why? Who the hell knows. For the third time in the last 10 years or so I went to the dealer and checked out a new one. After about 20 minutes I came to my senses. It looked good, went fast but was cramped, uncomfortable and way over priced. Plus, I could buy two new jeeps for the price of a Corvette. My JK is twice as much fun, plus has t-tops, goes fast enough and goes just about anywhere. Anyone else this kind of urge?
Because they are AWESOME! Sports cars kick butt and youre an AMERICAN. That's why.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:37 AM   #16
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I was told I was going through mid life crisis also. I bought a 93 Vet convertible about 5 moths ago. Its parked in the garage and my 94 YJ is parked right behind it. I figured I had better buy a Vet while I could still crawl out of it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:56 AM   #17
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Jeep and 'Vette are two different cars, with two different purposes. We've got a 2000 Sport and a 2001 Lexus IS300. I love 'em both. Just not at the same time. Kind'a like oysters and ice cream.

BTW if you're looking for a ballsy fun-car that won't break your bank TOO badly, think of the IS. Goes like stink (not as fast at the 'Vette), handles like a dream, and rides well enough to sit in it for 3-4 hours at a stretch. Unfortunately it's not made here (at least not yet).
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:30 PM   #18
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You don't have to get a new one. Good used ones are out there for $5-10K. I got an 87 Vette 4 years ago, Wrangler 2 years ago, and love em both. Got my Blazer for pulling the boat and general driving vehicle, Wrangler for summer driving with the top down and exploring the 180 acre farm looking for new trails to make and major snow storms, and Vette for .... well, just fun, lol.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #19
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A Corvette is a very nice vehicle. Great gas milage and lots of cargo space. Corvette owners love Wranglers and motorcycles same as we do. We're all one big happy family of motorsports enthusiasts.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:52 PM   #20
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Everyone need's to own a vette at one time in their life. I hope my time is coming up soon.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #21
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I kinda always thought of owning a 'Vette would be like owning a .50 BMG
Fun; but probably not really useful. And after a few times, it would probably just sit.
But; the Jeep, on the other hand, gets used a bunch.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:12 PM   #22
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Yeah but can you lift a Vette and put 35's on it?
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:28 PM   #24
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When I bought my jeep my wife and family said I was going through a mid life crisis. I said" Nah, I'm too old for a mid life crisis."
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I see a lot of old bald guys driving 'Vettes.

I'm getting old, but not bald yet. If my hair starts to fall out, I might go look at one.
What good is waiting ? Once you are bald you cant drop the top and feel the wind in your hair
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:45 PM   #26
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I crave the new Challenger with a Hemi engine all black with the inner yellow headlights. I figure in around 7-8 years (hopefully sooner) I will be able to get one for under 7K.
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This should be considered a crime!
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^ I wonder how many welfare checks it takes to make that
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:55 PM   #29
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This should be considered a crime!
Absolutely no way that's real. It's gotta be a Photoshop. I can't bear the thought of sharing my planet with someone with taste bad enough to do something like that to a 'Vette.
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Dont get a Corvette, everyone has a Corvette. Get something that will turn heads and make jaws drop. The new Challengers look awesome and the Saleen and Cobra Mustangs are sweet. Not much of a Chevy fan but if you are go for the Camero.

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