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Finally Registering

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I guess I would be the new guy since I just registered. I have been sampling your site for a while (along with some others), but I saw something about some special prices... and that convinced me to join.
I have a Black 2001 C5 Convertible :cool: that I bought when I was leaving Europe (military). I initially thought about getting a Porsche, but after driving one that was in my price range, I just couldn't get over how crappy the guage layout was, and how cheap the seats felt. Then I compared prices with Americas best, and was sold on the corvette.

I had it first in Arizona, checked the speedometer on the track... it at least goes 173 (I hear there is a limiter at 176).
Then I towed it to Fayetteville, NC and it sat for the better part of 2 years in my garage, while I played in the sandboxes of the world.
Finally I had it hauled (someone stole my trailer in NC) to the California desert, where I have put 22000 miles on it in a year driving to and from work (62 each way) because it gets great mileage (average 27mpg), and it actually makes the drive fun!
I had been surfing the forums for some ideas my wife will let me do, and I landed on DC looking for LED lights (the Black Cherry would look great). I have been trying to find the time to install a Computer in the car since I returned from the Sandboxes, and was almost done when someone hit me in the parking lot. :thud: So now I am waiting to get it back to finish the install.

After being on both Coasts though, I have to say Californians are the least friendly Corvette drivers. Arizona, everyone did the "V" wave, NC most did, but CA you have to do it several times before they catch on or acknowledge you, and I have several in my neighborhood.
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Welcome. First off thanks for your service. Second sorry about your bad luck in the parking lot people are idiots, i guess you found that out. Also really glad you chose the vette over the porsche, though porsche's are nice they lack the soul of the vette.

You refer to yourself as the FNG, well join the club as i am kinda new here myself. One thing about DC is people are very helpful and generally dont tell you to "use the search function" when you ask a question that has been asked before. I have found that at other places, and im not knocking anywhere else, but its nice when new people come aboard and share a new perspective even if its on a much asked question like "which exhaust" or "what intake" etc.

Plus this place has its own weekly series vette dogs, now that is F'n cool.
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