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I really don't know what has got into the older owners here. But the are dropping like flies. Something needs to change and change quick. I don't work for GM but im willing to go and picket them. They need to get that new V on the road quick. Who is with me. We can't keep loosing members of our families :tisk: . Tony, Jim, Randy, CIWS, Florian, Chef and Jerry AKA lawfive and all the others that we don't hear from often and the rest of you guys. Life around here will not be the same if you guys leave on us. I understand we need to new blood and they are not making many more new ones. But you guys keep things on the up and up. So keep your cars until the new ones come out and then we can recycle and get some new blood!


Now lets have some fun!

http://www.thekidfrombrooklyn.com/video_disp_preview.asp?videoid=11
 

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Unfortunately, it's just a fact of life.

Us old-time SHO guys always talk about the early days of the SHO. I was a very young buyer back in '93. I bought a used '92 when $14G was cheap. These cars get old and many just aren't going to keep them forever. I'm a sentimental chap that probably keeps cars too long anyway, although I'm hoping to keep the miles down on my V and hold it for a long time. Not to sell it for any appreicable value, but to own an original.

Now, SHO's in the best condition are rare. And most can be had for $1-5G. I've seen the SHO crowd go from doctors and lawyers to hard working blue-collar types now to kids in high school looking for their first car.

We see that now with the V. You can get some great Vs for under $30G. Pretty soon it will be common to see Vs with around 50,000 miles and in decent shape go for under $20G. Then you'll start to see the younger ones buy in. Not to say that's bad, thats just how it is. Pretty soon this forum will have 1st Gen V owners mixed with 2nd Gen.

We'll get new guys who will be major assets to this forum as we lose others. Kinda like life in general, I guess.
 

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im not trying to say anyone is better then anyone else. I named a few and said to all the others I missed. Will someone please look at the video! damn you guys. lol
 

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Over the past 24 years I've owned about that same number of different vehicles. There have been some overlap in those with the average staying time of about 1.5 years. The V has been in the garage for over 3 years which is a personal record. Fact of life, there's always something newer and better and it won't be a '09 V.

So what am I supposed to get out of the video? Don't make Santa cry? :xcry:
 

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"Im not dead yet"

Ive got nearly 20G in mods, I cant afford to leave yet.

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So what am I supposed to get out of the video? :xcry:
You have to go to his website. He is the funniest thing. When you need a good laugh just go to the site and laugh. :bouncy:
 

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I have a CTS. My last name begins with V. I am 63. I have a few posts.

Hope that makes you happy!! (or less unhappy, or miserable???)
 

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Well, I'm the youngster here at 58. I still have a list of unfulfilled mods PLUS a wishlist (stuff that probably won't happen). I ain't goin' nowhere (that I know of). Sorry, don't get the vid.

BTW, bigjim is right on. :thumbsup:
 

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I've still got a few years left in me....


I just put headers on and love the feel and sound of the car as it now is. My worst enemy is my desire to drive it. 19 months and 30.5K miles. :D
 

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Well, I'm the youngster here at 58. I still have a list of unfulfilled mods PLUS a wishlist (stuff that probably won't happen). I ain't goin' nowhere (that I know of).
Sheesh-h!! 58 and just starting an affair with Maggie. :highfive:
Your wife is so-o-o tolerant. I just casually hinted at the idea and my wife walked out of the room.
 

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Sheesh-h!! 58 and just starting an affair with Maggie. :highfive:
Your wife is so-o-o tolerant. I just casually hinted at the idea and my wife walked out of the room.
My wife has no idea what I'm doing. She came early from work yesterday, and there I was with the hood up, maggie sitting nearby, boxes and tools all over ... didn't say a thing, just went into the house (as I sheepishly followed along to see if she needed anything).

That saying made my day! ! ! AMEN Brother..
Ain't it the truth!
 

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Typical conversation with my Wife:

Me: "I'm going to be in the garage for a little bit working on my car."

Her: *long exhale through the nostrils* "Whatever."
 

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Amazing how what goes around comes around

I'm 55 and have had the V since 04. It's a garage queen except for a couple track days each summer. Fair number of mods but not over the top.

When I first found this forum and bought the V, the big concern was that the car was only being bought by old farts with 50G to plunk down.

Now there's concern about that crowd moving on. As BJ said, some are looking into the next big thing. Some are bored. Some just never expected that this car takes more maintenance than a Chevy or Ford. Whatever.

If you want to see OLD, look at your local Corvette Club. But if you go back 25-30 years, those clubs were chock full of modders and racers. Now they just organize cruises to the local gambling casinos.

I'll climb back under my rock now. But be glad that the forum evolves and new faces and ideas come in.

Tony
 

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I think by "elder", Gene meant the original crowd of owners and modders, not "old aged".

Nobody's going to complain if the only people left with V's are younger, but losing guys like WW who have contributed so much to the community is something we all feel.
 

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At 60 years of age and having my V since April of '04, I guess I qualify on both counts.

Like StealthV, I've had many, many cars over the years. Average holding period of less than 2 years. Now I've had my V for well over 3 years--and since I just put a Maggie on it a couple of months ago, I'm going to hang onto it.

While I do have a C6 Z06, in many ways I enjoy the V more. In fact, I'm guessing that I'll get rid of the Z06 long before I get rid of the V.

The funny thing is that in some ways owning the V is a love/hate relationship. The V has been in the shop more than any car I've ever owned (compared to, for example, a Lexus LS 400 I had which had no warranty work in 3 years). So if I didn't really love this car when it runs right, it would have been gone a long time ago.
 

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Most people just don't hold onto a car for 4-5 years, for any multitude of reasons. So for me it's no big suprise to see some of the "old timers" selling or trading their Vs. The majority will, some will not for several years, and then some very small percentage will keep the car. Out of all of the vehicles I have bought in my life I do not still own any of them. The longest one I had for 6.5 years. This car has been out for over 3 years now. Certainly time for the tree to lose some leaves.
 
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