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Old 19th March 2010, 15:02   #46
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WOW! That is one amazing American Muscle. I love the Corvette series, especially the monstrous and sharp 647bhp ZR1. Definitely on my list to own one and as you rightly pointed out, tomorrow is not promised so get it and enjoy it! Congrats man! Im jealous!
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Do the 'Vettes still have ultra-long 5th & 6th gear ratios that suit long freeway drives (and America's new found fascination with MPG)?
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I got 21.6 mpg (~ 9 kpl?) on my first tankful with about 75% highway driving. This car is rated at 26 mpg on the highway, 2 more than my old Mustang which had less than half the power. Mainly because of the car's light weight (3146 lb without fuel) and a 6th gear which is taller than Giant Gonzalez
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Old 19th March 2010, 16:11   #48
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DUDE!!!!!!!!! that is stuff of dreams!! Black looks so awesome!! CONGRATS~!!! safe driving!!
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Congratulations buddy! it looks like a million bucks! Drive safe.
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Loose the plates and she'd look brand new. Nice 'vette you got there. Like you said, you only live once
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You have just got yourself a gorgeous beauty which only most of us can dream about
Just loved her
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Hey can you post some more interior pics? I want to see the seats, the dash, the steering wheel - the whole lot. Is it difficult to drive in heavy traffic?

$36,000 is brilliant. How much does a new one cost?
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Congratulations mate ! u bought an American icon ! even though i often dream of it, i wonder what it will be like to drive one of these to work here in Pune , it might be hard to get beyond 2nd gear though..enjoy !!
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$36,000 is brilliant. How much does a new one cost?
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Smart move. Do the 'Vettes still have ultra-long 5th & 6th gear ratios that suit long freeway drives (and America's new found fascination with MPG)?
5th is tall but it is still necessary for any speed between 148 mph(where 4th runs out) and its top speed of 190 mph. 6th is just some super tall gas saver gear.

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Hey can you post some more interior pics? I want to see the seats, the dash, the steering wheel - the whole lot. Is it difficult to drive in heavy traffic?

$36,000 is brilliant. How much does a new one cost?
It's an easy car to drive thanks to its easy-to-modulate clutch and low-end torque.

My car, with its options, in 2008 had an ex-showroom price of 51.7k. A similar one in 2010 should cost about 3k more thanks to price increases. But if you buy right, you should easily get about 10-12% discounts off those prices from the dealer.

And here are some interior pics. I took the top off and enjoyed some open-air motoring the last couple of days, but didn't have the camera with me. Those pictures will be coming soon.

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woaah amazing! What are those 4 small gauges for? I know the one on the right is the fuel gauge.
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WOW! now thats what I call a car! Everything looks classy in black nice color.
Just one thing, How fast can she go?
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woaah amazing! What are those 4 small gauges for? I know the one on the right is the fuel gauge.
Clockwise from bottom-left: Coolant Temperature (Coolant or Oil, not sure. Didn't finish reading the manual yet), Oil Pressure, Battery Voltage, Fuel.
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Sorry if I missed this but does yours have a heads-up display (HUD)?
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tacho, stunning car buddy! I was drooling for like 30 minutes!! Love the alloys as well. Ride safe and enjoy!
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