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    Hey!

    Doing the New York to Miami in 2009 C6 Z06 Black on black... was told I could do it in 20.5 hrs.. going straight down. I dont have any radar/laser detectors. Was told by triple AAA to be careful on route 19... off of 79S to 77..for speed traps.

    Given the state of many local budgets, it seems the whole highway system will be one large speed trap. My goal is to make it in one piece with zero speeding tickets.

    Wish me luck...
    Chris

    (leaving this friday evening)...

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    Good luck!

    I've got a sure-fire way to avoid getting any speeding tickets. Do the speed limit!

    Let us know how it turns out.

    Jason

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    To give you an idea what the vette costs...

    my credit score is close to 800 or higher... in some printouts.

    80000.00

    premium environmental 599.00
    gap insurance 155.00
    interstate 72/50000 1995.00

    82749.00

    8.75% sales 7240.54
    registration 45.00
    nys inspection fee 10.00
    nys waste tire management fee 12.50
    nys license and registration 115.00

    total cash price 90172.04

    I was financed by Bank of America at 5.89% ..66 months.. payments at 1600 per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectre2012 View Post
    To give you an idea what the vette costs...

    my credit score is close to 800 or higher... in some printouts.

    80000.00

    premium environmental 599.00
    gap insurance 155.00
    interstate 72/50000 1995.00

    82749.00

    8.75% sales 7240.54
    registration 45.00
    nys inspection fee 10.00
    nys waste tire management fee 12.50
    nys license and registration 115.00

    total cash price 90172.04

    I was financed by Bank of America at 5.89% ..66 months.. payments at 1600 per month.
    That's a great price...for a ZR1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NORTY View Post
    That's a great price...for a ZR1.

    its a Z06 ... they have a ZR1 coming in bidding starting at close to 140...black on black..

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    20.5 hours is reasonable.If you travel interstate 95 much you'll find a lot of traffic rolling along at 80 mph.
    One thing I'd recommend is continue on to Key West.
    Have a good trip.

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    I might.. I did the key west thing a couple months back...but I flew into Miami and rented a Expedition.. lol.

    Luckily found a place to park it..


    Woodfield Chevy:: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 3LZ - View our new inventory

    this is pricing for a 3LZ.. mine has pretty much the same.. things inside.

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    I didnt even start my trip yet, and the 'fuzz' pulled me over...

    I guess New York State has a front and rear license plate law...

    I got a pass this time, but was told I would be written up next time...

    http://www.carinsurance.com/kb/content36793.aspx

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    If work doesnt need me tomm... I will leave sometime later this evening..

    After a few days of driving the Z06, it sure does attract a lot of attention, there are kids and grownups that take camera pics of it while it sits parked.. today this guy pulls up next to me in a official vehicle and says pull over your car is coming off as being stolen..I looked at him for a few seconds, and then he broke and said nah... you have a nice car, 'I just bought a vintage vette recently'...just wanted to take a better look at it.. lol..

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    Woo woo... down here.. I really was able to test out the traction system on the vette, I hit that major storm front all along the southern board. Under 60 mph the vette is extremely stabile.. over 60 mph.. a little well placed pool of water will make the wheels slip.. but even with the slip as long as you dont fight the initial slip its still drives well.. I was white knuckled throughout most of the driving through the storm front though.. its literally torrential rain that just pounds down on you.

    I'm still extremely happy with my purchase, I wanted to test out the 505 hp before moving up to 640 and higher. I havent come across any major glitches with the car. When moving in and out of parking lots, you have to be little careful with scraping the front with ramps.

    The rain is still coming down hard, but I'm glad I did this. The other thing when driving long distances, you tend to notice the road surface quality when to be careful, there are patches of old road surface that your more likely to hydroplane in.

    I will post some pics... when I get back home.. I forgot friggin camera pc cord...also a goodnights rest is worth it. I was pushing it a little at times and its not worth it. Road hypnosis can be deadly to you and others. I took all my CD's.. even though it came with XM radio.. it was still worth taking your own music.

    Last but not least.... no speeding tickets...(yet)..woo woo..

    Chris

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    back in new york in one piece, very nice trip...for safety reasons sleeping overnight once is a must. And no speeding tickets, there were some close calls..

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    Default should of taken the front license plate off

    fort lauderdale beach...

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    7000 miles on it already..

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    I never use a front plate .It just doesn't look good on anything newer than a C2.What helps is the car is not registered in the same state that I live

    Glad ya had a good trip .I drive my car Maine to Florida in the fall and bring it back in the spring.About 3600 miles per year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectre2012 View Post
    back in new york in one piece, very nice trip...for safety reasons sleeping overnight once is a must. And no speeding tickets, there were some close calls..
    Glad you had a fun safe trip!

    Quote Originally Posted by vett boy View Post
    I drive my car Maine to Florida in the fall and bring it back in the spring.About 3600 miles per year.
    Don't you usually end up being abducted by hillbillys somewhere in north carolina too?

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