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That was a mistake

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This weekend, while we were working on the lawn, I had Tammy move the Vette away from the garage so I could take care of the grass around that area.

Ok, Tammy doesn't drive a stick shift very often, and had never driven our 2000 Corvette, so I told her to take it out and get some practice while I finished up around the garage.

That was a mistake.

She came back with one of the biggest smiles on her face that I have ever seen. Then she promptly asked if she could take to work on Tuesday (today). Tammy considers some of the cars hers and some mine. I think of them all as ours. So, she will ask to drive one of 'my' cars before driving it.

Well, she's at work and so is the Vette. She had to call me to tell me that she had more fun this morning and she didn't even drive fast.

Oh well, that's no biggie, but she also wants a Vette of her own and she found the one she wants. It's a 1990 convertible. Thankfully, with the 6 speed. The only thing now is to see if it is doable or not.

Sigh, one car nut being married to another car nut is sometimes fantastic, but it is usually expensive.

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Haha

I thought you were gonna say she crashed it or something.

Two vettes would be awesome. You can race each other! :scratchchin:

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Haha

I thought you were gonna say she crashed it or something.

Don't say things like that!! It's not good for my heart!!

Two vettes would be awesome. You can race each other! :scratchchin:

Well, since the 90 has the TPI 350 I am pretty sure the 2000 beat it. Now, if I can ever get her IROC back together, the 355 in it should beat out everything else we have.

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I was holding my breath thinking she sideswiped a tree or something.

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...........or had burned out the clutch!

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Yeah, I had thought something bad had happened to the car.

Remember, it's better to be married to a car nut then a Greenie.

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You guys are going to scare me into not letting her drive it again, not really.

I figured out a while ago that it is better to have her practice driving without me. She says I make her nervous about driving the fun cars.

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nice. :) where do i find a woman like her..hopefully she has her own vette when i find her! LOL

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Please install a flight recorder so you can tell if she grinds a gear or something.
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That's awesome!

You're a bigger man than I am. Cavigirl (My GF) is also a car person, except she likes Mustangs. She keeps asking to drive one of my Camaros and everytime I tell her "absolutely not"

So now she's threatening to not let me drive her classic Mustang (When she buys one)

She's just so rough on her daily driver (The Cavalier) because she hates it that I can't imagine her treating my cars like they ought to be treated. LOL.

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lol He doesnt know half the comments that I got from work lol, They are nothing but ticked off at me lol.

Oh well Came home & then left again Only to arrive back with This baby.

I will allow him to drive it as long as we get to shift cars, lol.

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Its a 90 Corvette Vert, with 80400 on the odom & runs like a top, she did throw an egr code,plus always has the seat belt light on. Plus a few minor problems all fixable by us. Total out the door 11k. Sweeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttt

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Mrs. zhawk, those bitches at work be jealous, don't pay them no mind, and that's a nice looking '90 convertible. You only live once!
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Mrs. zhawk, those bitches at work be jealous, don't pay them no mind, and that's a nice looking '90 convertible. You only live once!

That's exactly it. The funny part about all of this is that a couple of her coworkers can't seem to understand that I have a job too and it pays a heck of a lot better than what they make.

I spent a few months working for the school district as an evening custodian. I left due to someone being a jerk. When I was talking to the maintenance department supervisor I told him that I was there to help out since they were always critical short of people, not because I needed a second job. I was finally this week when he was talking to Tammy that it clicked for him. Being an aircraft mechanic (even civil service) pays MUCH better than being a janitor.

Anyway, Tammy took the 90 into work today. So far I think she loves driving it, I know I do.

It will be interesting to see what the actual mileage is. I know the computer was showing me over 30 driving home. In fact it reached 38 for a bit (that's average, not instant). The computer is 1-2MPG off on the 2000 Vette so I hope it is that close on the 90. What's really cool about this is that I average 28-30MPG in the 2000 and that's driving back and forth to work. It's a 30 mile commute but not more than 8 miles at highway speeds before having to slow down, stop, and then accelerate again. I don't drive insane but I also don't drive like an old lady. The worst I got was still over 25mpg and that included lots of playing around and having fun.

We got about 28mpg in the Cavalier. It was an auto which didn't help much. BTW, that sold yesterday. We got the $1900 we were asking for it, which means that the selling price paid me back for everything I put into it, except gas. Heck, it even paid for the insurance and repairs I made to it. Not too bad.

If we wind up geting about the same mileage in the 90 as in the 2000 then we'll be doing very well. I expect the first few tanks to come out on the low side as Tammy gets more and more used to driving a stick shift again. But as she gains experience, she'll learn and it'll settle into a decent average.

Gotta love a 6 speed!

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Cool. Congrats.

Now can I borrow your super cool saturn yellow Tri-Shield A-body? ... please? :smilewide:

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Cool. Congrats.

Now can I borrow your super cool saturn yellow Tri-Shield A-body? ... please? :smilewide:

Hmm, let me think about that and what Tammy would do to me....

Hmmm, I don't think so. I enjoy living and would like to continue to do so.

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Cool. Congrats.

Now can I borrow your super cool saturn yellow Tri-Shield A-body? ... please? :smilewide:

NO Panther, you can not lol.

You dont come bug me on z28.com no more lol.

anyways drove the car towork & got names called at me again today, But it wasnt as bad. of course I got called all sorts of being a lier due to the fact that no one at works believes me when i say a v8 Car can get up wards of 30mpg. lol I even got told today that my truck should get better gas miliage than my vette lol. ended up tell them that they better stay to cooking food for schools over driving cars if they dont know what they are talking about lol.

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That's exactly it. The funny part about all of this is that a couple of her coworkers can't seem to understand that I have a job too and it pays a heck of a lot better than what they make.

I spent a few months working for the school district as an evening custodian. I left due to someone being a jerk. When I was talking to the maintenance department supervisor I told him that I was there to help out since they were always critical short of people, not because I needed a second job. I was finally this week when he was talking to Tammy that it clicked for him. Being an aircraft mechanic (even civil service) pays MUCH better than being a janitor.

Anyway, Tammy took the 90 into work today. So far I think she loves driving it, I know I do.

It will be interesting to see what the actual mileage is. I know the computer was showing me over 30 driving home. In fact it reached 38 for a bit (that's average, not instant). The computer is 1-2MPG off on the 2000 Vette so I hope it is that close on the 90. What's really cool about this is that I average 28-30MPG in the 2000 and that's driving back and forth to work. It's a 30 mile commute but not more than 8 miles at highway speeds before having to slow down, stop, and then accelerate again. I don't drive insane but I also don't drive like an old lady. The worst I got was still over 25mpg and that included lots of playing around and having fun.

We got about 28mpg in the Cavalier. It was an auto which didn't help much. BTW, that sold yesterday. We got the $1900 we were asking for it, which means that the selling price paid me back for everything I put into it, except gas. Heck, it even paid for the insurance and repairs I made to it. Not too bad.

If we wind up geting about the same mileage in the 90 as in the 2000 then we'll be doing very well. I expect the first few tanks to come out on the low side as Tammy gets more and more used to driving a stick shift again. But as she gains experience, she'll learn and it'll settle into a decent average.

Gotta love a 6 speed!

Hey I dont drive that bad I just have a lead foot lol, you like going through the gears on yours better good lol, I just like going through them faster lol.

I love the car & she drives great. The only problem I have is that I am 200+ & only 5'3 so rolling out of the car isnt always a good thing lol.

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