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Old 07-01-2022, 7:03pm   #1
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I've been a vette guy my entire life, since my uncle first took me for a ride in his '72 when I was a kid. I've owned 7, with my current being a '19 Z06 M7 with less than 9k on it. I haven't been able to drive it much because both parents have been seriously ill over the last 5 years, and I had to use the truck mostly to accomodate taking care of them. So the vette sat.

On top of that, I live in NY, and the vette sits for 6 months out of the year, and i've got a degenerative back issue that rowing the gears aggravates (not while i'm driving it, but the next day... holy jesus am i in pain)

So... considering a BMW M4 xdrive....

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Even trade for a 19 Ecoboost Mustang with 11000? 10 speed auto!!!
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I've been a vette guy my entire life, since my uncle first took me for a ride in his '72 when I was a kid. I've owned 7, with my current being a '19 Z06 M7 with less than 9k on it. I haven't been able to drive it much because both parents have been seriously ill over the last 5 years, and I had to use the truck mostly to accomodate taking care of them. So the vette sat.

On top of that, I live in NY, and the vette sits for 6 months out of the year, and i've got a degenerative back issue that rowing the gears aggravates (not while i'm driving it, but the next day... holy jesus am i in pain)

So... considering a BMW M4 xdrive....

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Don't ever give up an M7 Z06 !! if you do you will come back ask me how I know.
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Even trade for a 19 Ecoboost Mustang with 11000? 10 speed auto!!!
What did i do to piss you off? lol jeeeeez That was uncalled for
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Don't ever give up an M7 Z06 !! if you do you will come back ask me how I know.
There's no coming back, i don't buy used cars, and no more manual Corvettes
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Well you did say you were considering "dumping" the Vette....
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There's no coming back, i don't buy used cars, and no more manual Corvettes
Simple solution get a C8 Z06
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Well you did say you were considering "dumping" the Vette....
I said dumping, not shooting myself in the head and throwing you the keys lol
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OK fine...
Seriously though; I have had a love affair with BMW since I learned to drive, but the last couple generations of their entire line leave me wanting... the newer stuff lacks soul and the electronics have become too pervasive (invasive??) for me.
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Convertible or Coupe
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OK fine...
Seriously though; I have had a love affair with BMW since I learned to drive, but the last couple generations of their entire line leave me wanting... the newer stuff lacks soul and the electronics have become too pervasive (invasive??) for me.
yup, it doesn't get me like the vette does, but it's the closest.

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Simple solution get a C8 Z06
ha! even being friends with mike furman does'nt get me a C8 Z06.
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Old 07-01-2022, 8:07pm   #13
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I got this and have no regrets. Itís a lease though cause I get bored by 3 years.
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to be clear, I didn't want one, so i never put my name on the list, if I had, of course he would have sold me one when it becomes available.

I'm not a mid engine guy, i like front engine rwd or awd.
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I've been a vette guy my entire life, since my uncle first took me for a ride in his '72 when I was a kid. I've owned 7, with my current being a '19 Z06 M7 with less than 9k on it. I haven't been able to drive it much because both parents have been seriously ill over the last 5 years, and I had to use the truck mostly to accomodate taking care of them. So the vette sat.

On top of that, I live in NY, and the vette sits for 6 months out of the year, and i've got a degenerative back issue that rowing the gears aggravates (not while i'm driving it, but the next day... holy jesus am i in pain)

So... considering a BMW M4 xdrive....

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Bolded is the ONLY reason I would say dump it. Shit's no fun if you are tortured after driving it. As far as not using it for a few months in winter and because of your parents, screw that reason. It's there when you want to drive it, no other justification needed.
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to be clear, I didn't want one, so i never put my name on the list, if I had, of course he would have sold me one when it becomes available.

I'm not a mid engine guy, i like front engine rwd or awd.
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Aw man, that's a shame when your body tells you, I can't do this shit anymore. I'd be willing to bet there is someone out there that would gladly swap out their A8 for your M7. You never know.
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I am in the same boat hardly drive the vert due to working a lot ,
Very thinking it over , indeed
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