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Subject: Re: should I consider the corvette zora?
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Subject: Re: should I consider the corvette zora?
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On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:17:35 PM UTC-6, Irish Ranger wrote:
> On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:53:31 PM UTC-5, CtrlAltDel wrote:
> > On Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:46:46 -0800, Irish Ranger wrote:
> > 
> > > On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 9:00:08 AM UTC-5, michael anderson
> > > wrote:
> > >> On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:14:19 AM UTC-6, The Cheesehusker,
> > >> Trade Warrior wrote:
> > >> > On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:53:59 PM UTC-6, michael anderson
> > >> > wrote:
> > >> > > that is supposed to come out sorta soon?
> > >> > > 
> > >> > > It's the mid-engine corvette.
> > >> > > 
> > >> > > It looks like it's going to be a direct competitor and priced in
> > >> > > the same ballpark(maybe a little less) than the audi r8 as the only
> > >> > > practical mid engine supercars you can drive frequently.
> > >> > > 
> > >> > > Being mid-engine and being much more expensive than a typical
> > >> > > corvette, it will also avoid the 'corvette stigma' that previously
> > >> > > scares me off a corvette as a car choice.
> > >> > 
> > >> > Just get a Caiman - exotic enough for your purposes and reasonably
> > >> > priced
> > >> 
> > >> well thats what I have now, but it's not nearly exotic enough and it
> > >> also just doesn't have enough ooomph under the hood.  I want something
> > >> with at least 500+ hp, preferrably 550+.  My cayman has 350(granted in
> > >> a very small/light car, but still)....
> > > 
> > > When I hear some one talking about wanting a car with these big souped
> > > up engines, I always have the same question.  Where do you drive them? 
> > > Do you own a race track?  Do you own a 10,000 acre ranch some where?  Or
> > > are you one of those guys who go racing around trying to do twice the
> > > legal speed limit?  Risking criminal charges and causing a serious or
> > > fatal accident?
> > > 
> > > In my area the highest speed limit is 65 mph.  Why would I want a car
> > > that can go 140 mph?
> > 
> > Safety is a factor in engine displacement.  When you need to quickly 
> > remove yourself away from another speeding vehicle, the big engine is 
> > well worth the extra cash.
> 
> My car has a V6, which provides more than enough acceleration for normal, safe driving.  In my
> experience it's the guy with the big engine that is more likely to be showing off and cause, or be
involved, 
> in an accident.
> 
> > 
> > Only those that love themselves need buy these marvels of engineering.  
> > If you just don't give a damn about yourself, buy a cheap vehicle with an 
> > engine that belongs in a go-kart.
> 
> LOL!  So only those who "love themselves" buy cars with big engines.  Some would
> say that only those with low self esteem and a sense of inferiority, try to compensate
> by driving a big ostentatious car.
> 
> BTW, people are much more impressed by the home, and neighborhood, you live in
> than the car you drive.  A lot of those driving flashy cars live poor areas.   They can't afford
> a nice home, they don't have much money but they can scrape up enough to make a payment on
> a flashy car.

this is true for like mustangs and camaros and crap....anyone who is driving around in a new
supercar(like an r8) by definition can afford to live in a nice area/house too....



  At least until it gets repossessed.
> 
> Irish Mike