A Traffic Jam in Santiago

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My favorite is here in front of my house.
 

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I've never owned an American car, but if my Lotto numbers came in I think I would seriously consider the new Corvette C8 Z06. It's simply stunning. Ferrari looks and performance but half the cost. I would guess more reliable too. I haven't read a bad review of it yet. All the journos certainly seem to laud it.
 
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I've never owned an American car, but if my Lotto numbers came in I think I would seriously consider the new Corvette C8 Z06. It's simply stunning. Ferrari looks and performance but half the cost. I would guess more reliable too. I haven't read a bad review of it yet. All the journos certainly seem to laud it.
Well and where here in this country you'll enjoy this kind of performance? Yeah I know, in front of the Disco.... A Ferrari or Corvette or Porsche makes sence and brings joy where you can really feel the power/speed of the car, but on this streets here your better with a tank...
 

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I've never owned an American car, but if my Lotto numbers came in I think I would seriously consider the new Corvette C8 Z06. It's simply stunning. Ferrari looks and performance but half the cost. I would guess more reliable too. I haven't read a bad review of it yet. All the journos certainly seem to laud it.
The thing most people don't realize about Ferrari is that they look nice and the driver gets a boost as people notice the car everywhere it goes, but very quickly they become uncomfortable. A Corvette probably is more comfortable to be in for long periods of time. Plus, American vehicles are designed for the comfort of larger people in mind considering most Americsns are larger than say most Japanese. That's one of the reasons American cars tend to feel much more comfortable than say certain cars from Japan. Ferrari's are Italian, but even if you get into normal Italian cars like Fiat they don't feel as comfortable as an American car, though more comfortable than a Ferrari.
 

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The thing most people don't realize about Ferrari is that they look nice and the driver gets a boost as people notice the car everywhere it goes, but very quickly they become uncomfortable. A Corvette probably is more comfortable to be in for long periods of time. Plus, American vehicles are designed for the comfort of larger people in mind considering most Americsns are larger than say most Japanese. That's one of the reasons American cars tend to feel much more comfortable than say certain cars from Japan. Ferrari's are Italian, but even if you get into normal Italian cars like Fiat they don't feel as comfortable as an American car, though more comfortable than a Ferrari.
I don't know about now, but that used to be the case with German cars, too. Years ago, one friend of mine had a new Cadillac and the other a top-of-the-line Mercedes model. As far as comfort goes, the Cadillac won hands down. The leather seats in the Mercedes were hard, suspension was stiff, much more noise inside from the tires, engine, and transmission. Also, the Mercedes A/C system couldn't compare with the Cadillac "Climatrol" system.
 

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Go sit in a Corvette...... seat is almost on the floor...... VERY uncomfortable for me....

I wouldn't take it if you gave me one.... Corvette............ and I 've had/have very good cars..... incl Italian !!
 

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I've never owned an American car, but if my Lotto numbers came in I think I would seriously consider the new Corvette C8 Z06. It's simply stunning. Ferrari looks and performance but half the cost. I would guess more reliable too. I haven't read a bad review of it yet. All the journos certainly seem to laud it.
I rented a Ferrari a few times while visiting my son out in Texas years ago. Nice cars. They are way over rated in my opinion but were a fantastic tool to really piss off my baby's mother.
 

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I rented a Ferrari a few times while visiting my son out in Texas years ago. Nice cars. They are way over rated in my opinion but were a fantastic tool to really piss off my baby's mother.
My ex-wife pissed up last year when she saw me driver a alta-gama loaner car in DR.

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chico bill

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Go sit in a Corvette...... seat is almost on the floor...... VERY uncomfortable for me....

I wouldn't take it if you gave me one.... Corvette............ and I 've had/have very good cars..... incl Italian !!
Yeah but when you were young you would have loved sitting low with one hand on the wheel and one on the gearshift.. and a babe in a mini-shirt braless in a tie-dyed tank top along for a ride with James Gang and Jimi Hendrix blasting from your 8-track

Now that it's harder to tie your shoes, and you prefer swinging in and out level and holding your coffee as you ride with a smooth shifting automatic you realize comfort beats flash. Just like you like a nice mattress.

I had an Alpha Romeo. Fun to drive but it literally was in the shop more than on the street.
If you like going to the mechanic - buy Italian. If you don't buy Japanese.
 
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I was younger when I tried it..... and hated it

1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 - thank you
like this but red interior

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A custom Vette with a short truck bed would be more practical in the DR. lol

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You wonder why is the Vette so high? Then you ride on Dominican streets…