Stay With Present Car or buy GT?

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Not a Mustang vs. thread or inter-model thread.

Anyway I was at a dealer lot and noticed the V6s are holding their value where I live. Like as used 2016 is asking more than I paid new for my 2017 V6. The dealers here are also for 2018, bringing in base GTs with upgraded radios or PP1. I actually, seriously, considered moving into a V8 if they would give me my money back on the V6 and not screw me somewhere else. I bought it from fleet sales so this could actually happen. I could get a second chance here!


The rub is that if I go 5.0 again I will give up getting a Corvette. The V6 was a DD and the Vette would be a weekend. But the GT would do both.


So what do you guys think? And don’t screw around as I can actually do this. The only concern is the motor trouble on the new GTs. My V6 is absolutely trouble free and I kind of feel bad to give up a car that is a perfect DD. So should I keep this and get a Vette or go cheap and trade in?





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We talking base model corvette or one of the upgraded models? If you could an upgraded version of a vette I would personally jump on it. I love the way the new vettes look.
 
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We talking base model corvette or one of the upgraded models? If you could an upgraded version of a vette I would personally jump on it. I love the way the new vettes look.

A base Stingray with the carbon fibre insert on the hood. No GS or Z06, they were testing me for cancer a few months ago and if it was I would buy this black Z06. I’m fine now. I don’t even have high blood pressure.

I was driving to a party with and old friend and told him about the Corvette and he smirked and told me I was a Mustang guy and would always be a Mustang guy. There is some truth there but I’m not wedded to Mustangs like some hardcore guys here but three Mustangs and almost 20 years for me.
 

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Based on how much you talk about not wanting the V8 all around, I think you should just go ahead and get the GT. You're clearly not feeling complete without it!

If it were me, since I'm still a young guy with no worries, I would 100% drop the Stang and jump in to the Corvette though!
 
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Based on how much you talk about not wanting the V8 all around, I think you should just go ahead and get the GT. You're clearly not feeling complete without it!

If it were me, since I'm still a young guy with no worries, I would 100% drop the Stang and jump in to the Corvette though!
Remember if I get the Corvette I still keep the V6. We have winter here! If a GT then that is the only car I drive. BTW: Corvettes as DD suck even when it’s not winter. But if I get the Vette in my garage there is no GT buyers remorse.
 

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I'd keep the V6 and get the Vette for sure. The V6 gets good gas mileage and is a great daily driver.

The biggest reason I traded in my V6 for a GT, was because I hated the automatic transmission...
 

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Used asking price does not equal used selling price. I see it at dealers all the time, where they are selling a low miles CPO vehicle for more than the sale price on a new vehicle. Trust me, they will sell that CPO for less than a new car.
 
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Used asking price does not equal used selling price. I see it at dealers all the time, where they are selling a low miles CPO vehicle for more than the sale price on a new vehicle. Trust me, they will sell that CPO for less than a new car.
I know that but that asking price was way more than I thought. The fact is I got my car at rock bottom rental prices so I could have a second go of it without taking it up the ass financially. Apparently there are still folk who want the six over the 4 pot.
 

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I would sell the V6 (or keep it) and get the Vette, but that's just me. I would daily the Vette because why have such an awesome car and not drive it? Yes, there's snow, but that's what snow tires are for.
 

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As much as i love daily driving a GT and as much as i want to suggest it, if you have snow/salt winter i would go vette and dd the v6 unless you get a gt or 350 and keep the v6 for snow.
 

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IMO for sameish money, GT350 over a base Vette, unless you've gotta have a vette for nostalgic reasons. The GT350 is a much more special car. You also then get one of most unique sounds to come from a car. It's so much fun to rev, where the corvette and camaro are meh to wind out, despite being very fast.
 

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I would rather own a used Escape and a GT (than GT & Vette).

Corvettes use to be uber cool, but the base GT has more HP than the base Vette. I don't see an point in owning both a Vette and a Stang, if one is your daily.


Buy the GT and get a winter beater.
 

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I’d get the Vette
 
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I would rather own a used Escape and a GT (than GT & Vette).

Corvettes use to be uber cool, but the base GT has more HP than the base Vette. I don't see an point in owning both a Vette and a Stang, if one is your daily.


Buy the GT and get a winter beater.
I keep telling you guys I will keep the V6 if I buy the Corvette. I can drive the GT in the winter in Toronto no problem. As many have stated here just turn off traction control if it snows. I am only 8 kilometres from my work and can take the bus on the worst days. So the GT would be the DD if I bought that.
 

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I live in the same area as the OP and was in a similar situation (kind of) where I bought myself a rare G8 GXP manual and drove it year-round.

The gas bill was just too much for my driving routine and as much as I loved the car, I couldn't daily it year-round. I ended up selling it, bought myself a commuter car and then a couple of years later, the GT as the weekend/nice weather toy.

I vote for keeping the V6 and buying something special for the weekends.

IMO, when you drive a special car day-in day-out it loses some of it's "specialness".

I always can't wait to get in the GT when the weather permits ... if I drove it all the time, I wouldn't feel the same way.
 

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