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    How many of you

    Drive your vettes as a daily driver? I'm wondering how they serve as a daily driver, reliability, ride quality, and wear and tear on the car itself. I will have a beater to drive in nasty weather, but being driving 4-5 days out of the week, what are your thoughts? Thanks.

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    ahh I drive it 7 days a week with almost 98000 miles on it and the only problem i have is about 50% of the time the abs and traction lights kick on

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    Our cars, just like any other production vechile, are made for daily duty.
    If my vette wasn't so modified I would drive it everyday but almost everytime you modify your car, weather its a vette or a VW, to go faster you take away some of its reliability.

    Having said that I pass the same guy, every single day, in a black c6 vert on my way too and from work. I even pass him on my lunch break on occasion. I see this dude every single day in that thing no matter the weather.

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    Mine is my daily driver. As mentioned above, they were built to drive, not sit and collect dust.

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    Thanks for the reply's fellas. I'm coming out of a 2000 Mustang GT, which has been very reliable, I just wanna make sure i'm not sacraficing anything before I go out and find me a 'Vette. I'm sure once I drive one i'll fall in love and all my worries will fade away, haha.

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    score! mustang corvette good job

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    well here's my pickle. i can have a 96 mystic cobra, and have money left to throw a procharger on it, or i can put money down and have a c5 vette, so i'm tryin to figure out which way to go on this thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDs00GT View Post
    well here's my pickle. i can have a 96 mystic cobra, and have money left to throw a procharger on it, or i can put money down and have a c5 vette, so i'm tryin to figure out which way to go on this thing.
    Corvette all the way!

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    oh, this is useless, because the guys on the mustang board are saying cobra all the way... hmm...

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    96 cobra over c5 corvette .... come on do u even have to think about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDs00GT View Post
    well here's my pickle. i can have a 96 mystic cobra, and have money left to throw a procharger on it, or i can put money down and have a c5 vette, so i'm tryin to figure out which way to go on this thing.
    def c5...that 96 cobra isnt gonna be too reliable once you start pushin decent psi...not a good dd, and thats what you want right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDs00GT View Post
    oh, this is useless, because the guys on the mustang board are saying cobra all the way... hmm...
    Thats what you should expect to hear on a specific car related forum. I still say get the C5 but why dont you test drive both and get the one you like the best.

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    ^yeah, that's what i need to do i guess. stop wasting time here at work trying to figure out what to do, and just go drive the damn things. but you guys know how it is when it comes time to get something different, you gotta go over all of it in your head to be sure you're not going to be dissatisfied 6months down the road. thanks for the great responses and sorry to waste your time.

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    just a little update, ran into a guy w/ an 04 tonight at the track, we talked, i poked, prodded, sat in and revved in it, and i'm sold. as soon as we close on this house next week, i'm going vette hunting, thanks for the input guys. looks like ford lost another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDs00GT View Post
    just a little update, ran into a guy w/ an 04 tonight at the track, we talked, i poked, prodded, sat in and revved in it, and i'm sold. as soon as we close on this house next week, i'm going vette hunting, thanks for the input guys. looks like ford lost another one.
    Smart choice. I promise you wont regret it.

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    The only thing I would regret is if the mustang goes up in value over being a mystic. I see some with high tags... and about loosing reliability with a charger... a factory setting bolt-on wont hurt either car, helps it cause it alows the motor to breath better. I have Longtube headers with 3inch pipes all the way to my mufflers all borla and with a Manga roots blower I loose no reliabilty and I gain gas mileage with 500 RWHP. I already get 34mpg on the highway and 25mpg in town. It should do the same for a mustang but change the numbers alittle

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisZ06 View Post
    Smart choice. I promise you wont regret it.
    yup, thats un unbaised opinion just like all the other ones here on a vette forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisZ06 View Post
    Thats what you should expect to hear on a specific car related forum. I still say get the C5 but why dont you test drive both and get the one you like the best.

    I feel very sure the vet will win.

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    I just bought my Corvette for a daily driver. I'm selling my old FoMoCo car and the Vette will be it for me. It's a 1999 with 48k miles. It's ment to be driven and that's what I will be doing.

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