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Masaladosa 01-16-2019 11:28 AM

Buying a C5/C6 Corvette as DD (or every other day)?
 
Looking at buying a 2007 yellow coupe or 2002 red convertible as DD or about 3x week vehicle in NorCal. I like the cars and like the idea of owning one, but what should I know beforehand? I've read there is some battery issues where you should have the battery on a tender/charger - the garage at my apt complex doesn't have outlets, so not sure how that would work. Could that be an issue in the future and if so, does anyone have a suggestion to combat the problem?

Other vehicle I would be interested is a 2015+ Mustang convertible. I want a convertible (or removable top), fast car, and with decent gas mileage.

Maniacmechanic1 01-16-2019 04:46 PM

You want a backup car or truck.
Corvettes break down eventual.

bodysurfin child 01-18-2019 12:49 AM

dude, it's just a chevy. old ladies drive them every day.
 
Every car has a parasitic battery drain, even if it is just a dash clock. All the beeping and chirping when you hit the key fob has to come from somewhere.

I never worried about it and never had any trouble, drove it often, but not every day. Realistically, you aren't going to sell many cars if every time you come back from the airport the car won't start.


Then I started reading about how this was a big problem and to use a trickle charger without fail on a C5. Every old car is different, I believe most of charger tales, but also know in every hobby there are guys who make everything in to a complicated big deal needlessly.

So I started running a charger, it made the car act differently, the displays got erratic so I knocked off the charging. Old cars take more care and my theft control was acting up after the charger hit the scene

Get the mustang if you want to save gas, they offer a six cylinder, and a four . Plus you can haul friends, important for a young mans social life.

Is there a cruise in, or car show in your area? I know it would be a big jump if you had never owned a car, or didn't come from a car culture.

If you can find a group car gathering, you could get a better understanding of the deal, by just asking a few questions, from a variety of people who know cars well.

Any dang fool can own a car. No need to over think it. Get a cheap mustang to learn on if you are adding speed parts.

I've never owed a mustang, but feel it a more economical road car than a corvette, which is always built on the latest edge of technology.

I can make it real easy. If you have never owned a red sports car, you should correct that. You only live once. Sports cars are better, and a red one is on the team logo. Yeah a vette is more of a grand tourer, but it is close enough.

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KennyGS 01-19-2019 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Masaladosa (Post 3429866)
I've read there is some battery issues where you should have the battery on a tender/charger - the garage at my apt complex doesn't have outlets, so not sure how that would work. Could that be an issue in the future and if so, does anyone have a suggestion to combat the problem?

Yes, I would just purchase as many extensions as possible, then string them together until it reaches a plug in your apartment. I'm sure your neighbors won't mind once they see you're driving a Corvette. :thumbsup:


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