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drjay 02-16-2012 12:33 PM

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?

Duspan 02-16-2012 01:04 PM

Every day

TJDave 02-16-2012 01:10 PM

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.:)

Hardcore4x4 02-16-2012 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by TJDave (Post 2038540)
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. :whistling:

DougTimme 02-16-2012 01:21 PM

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.

Doug

Owen_TJ 02-16-2012 01:38 PM

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

BAP 02-16-2012 03:39 PM

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..

GreenRubi 02-16-2012 03:56 PM

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... :D

tallyyo 02-16-2012 04:45 PM

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.

RalphTomaccio 02-16-2012 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by tallyyo (Post 2039199)
I have had both...at the same time.

The only thing I've had at the same time recently are knee replacements!

Owen_TJ 02-16-2012 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by GreenRubi (Post 2039058)
Now I just have to find the extra $$$ for all the mods I want to add... :D

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

drjay 02-16-2012 06:27 PM

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.

houghcon 02-16-2012 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by drjay (Post 2039593)
God Bless America, and Jeep lovers everywhere.

Well Said! :thumb:

BAP 02-16-2012 08:19 PM

yes well put !!

Aunt Flow 02-16-2012 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by drjay (Post 2038411)
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.

tim2 02-17-2012 03:37 AM

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.

PeteH 02-17-2012 08:56 AM

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).

dirtyjeepboy 02-19-2012 01:30 PM

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.

Jondalar 02-19-2012 04:33 PM

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.

mudmagnet63 02-19-2012 04:52 PM

Everyone need's to own a vette at one time in their life. I hope my time is coming up soon.

JEEPDON 02-19-2012 05:08 PM

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. :)

MotorCityBear 02-19-2012 05:12 PM

Yeah but can you lift a Vette and put 35's on it?

dirtyjeepboy 02-19-2012 05:18 PM

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...0x1DZrKJ17uUya
Yes, Yes you can!

streetjeep 02-23-2012 05:28 PM

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."

Cons_Table 02-23-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TJDave (Post 2038540)
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 :rofl:

Evian 02-23-2012 05:45 PM

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.

Evian 02-23-2012 05:50 PM

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This should be considered a crime! :nonono:

lolpetewtf 02-23-2012 06:48 PM

^ I wonder how many welfare checks it takes to make that

cavediverjc 02-23-2012 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Evian
This should be considered a crime! :nonono:

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. :(

Hockeygeek21 02-26-2012 07:53 PM

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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