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      06-28-2019, 07:27 PM   #89
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Briefly for a year, before it was wrecked, I went and bought a new C7 Corvette Z51 Stingray. It wasn't the most expensive Corvette you can buy but it was up there just around $70K

It was the most enjoyable and most horrifying experience in anything I've owned.

In that year, it had to be hand wash since it didn't actually fit most car washes, even touchless one. I always worried about dings and scratches, bird drops and tree sap, etc.

It goes like a bat out of hell but I would get anxious from the Fast and Furious crowd trying to out race me at every turn.

I ruined a set of tires at 500 miles showing off by burning rubbers for no good reason.

I was afraid to take it to work and always parked far away.

In winter time, it sits in the garage, covered up wasting payment and insurance.

It was near impossible to drive fast without getting legal attention.

Anyone else experienced sports car angst and never got to really enjoy their ride?
I don't have a true sports car but my M3 CS experience has been similar to yours. Driveways are precarious because of the front lip. Hand washes only. Others constantly trying to pace/race me. I don't like taking it to work and if I do I'm the farthest parked on the lot. With the MPE is is very loud but I think a corvette gets a lot more attention being that the M3 is still essentially a family sedan.
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I don't have a true sports car but my M3 CS experience has been similar to yours. Driveways are precarious because of the front lip. Hand washes only. Others constantly trying to pace/race me. I don't like taking it to work and if I do I'm the farthest parked on the lot. With the MPE is is very loud but I think a corvette gets a lot more attention being that the M3 is still essentially a family sedan.
My brother is a sheriff's deputy and I've made that statement to him numerous times. Why do you guys pay such attention to people like me in a Corvette when there are quite a bit of sedans out there that are or have the capability to be much faster than my vette. Yet they hardly glance at them!?
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