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    Tips for my 2013 Coupe becoming a DD

    Well it looks like soon I will need to drive my 2013 coupe a lot more (almost daily). It currently has less than 19K miles and is in mint condition. It has mainly been a toy and garage queen. So I was just wondering if anyone can give me any advice on things to be aware of with DD a "V" except that I will be spending more money on gas...LOL But maybe from a maintenance perspective, etc...when it becomes a DD...thanks.
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    Nothing? Drive it, it's not a track spec only car. Gas, rubber, brakes, do oil changes on time and smile every day you drive to work and home!
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    Don't know what your commute is, but it gets tiresome filling up the tank every other day. Tires wear will be a bitch. So my advice is to add the cost of gas, tires, oil changes, and the other odds-n-ends with DD and see if you could buy a cheap decent beater. I did the math last week, and yep I bought a beater to DD (partly because they salt roads here too). My beater will be paid for in less than a year with the gas money I'll save. But I'm retired and don't need to "keep up appearance" as IDGAF what people think about my ride. I would probably be worried if I pulled up and saw my doctor or dentist driving a 25 yr old $800 civic LOL.
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    Don't forget to factor in the cost of insuring said beater, plus double maintenance, tires, tags, and inspection for 2 vehicle.


    As stated. There are no special things that the V needs to daily. Just drive it.
    3/4 race cam in a 'Vette engine, roller muffler bearings, extra back pressure for more torque, traction bars, cross drilled brake lines, low profile tires, and dual whistle tips.... WOOO WOOOO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octopiston View Post
    Don't forget to factor in the cost of insuring said beater, plus double maintenance, tires, tags, and inspection for 2 vehicle.


    As stated. There are no special things that the V needs to daily. Just drive it.

    You need a beater!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octopiston View Post
    Don't forget to factor in the cost of insuring said beater, plus double maintenance, tires, tags, and inspection for 2 vehicle.


    As stated. There are no special things that the V needs to daily. Just drive it.
    Insurance is nothing compared to the V. Double maintenance... I just bought a beater (even has working A/C and heater LOL) for the cost of two rear tires on V. Tags, $24/year... tags on the V are free. And I live in podunk TN... no inspections for me.

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    I own a 2014 Coupe, plus I still have my aftermarket-supercharged 2002 Z06, plus my 2010 EVO X GSR, plus my 2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Diesel. Each car is good at something the others aren't. They get driven as conditions and driving objectives demand. But I have tended to drive the V whenever conditions permit. I have snow tires on the car now. It's actually not bad in the snow with decent tires. I work from home now, which cut my gasoline bill by about $300/month, and my tire bill by about $1500/year. For the first 2 years of service, though, I drove the V almost every day, 20 miles each way, to and from work. It's a great daily driver. Just get in it and drive.

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    I don't worry too much about the costs of a hobby versus that of having a much less enjoyable, and less expensive hobby. It's just simply: I can afford this hobby, or I can't. So I drive my V Wagon daily - and enjoy the waves, thumbs-up and occasional notes on my windshield asking me to call someone about the Wagon as a consequence of apparently having a cool hobby.

    But, with that said we're all different, and sometimes people enjoy their hobby more as a display piece of perfection, versus something more along the lines of an object worn through with the patina of a long, interesting history of use (and increased expense). Almost like stock or modded...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADMOON View Post
    You need a beater!!!!
    I need a truck for when I need to haul crap, but from past experience it sucks seeing all the fast cars when you are in the turd.
    3/4 race cam in a 'Vette engine, roller muffler bearings, extra back pressure for more torque, traction bars, cross drilled brake lines, low profile tires, and dual whistle tips.... WOOO WOOOO!

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    If you haven't already done so get a clear bra put on it ASAP! Arizona roads eat paint. Mine didn't have a single rock chip and after 5,000 miles it is trashed...

    I really WISH I had done so for mine when I bought it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t.j.t View Post
    Nothing? Drive it, it's not a track spec only car. Gas, rubber, brakes, do oil changes on time and smile every day you drive to work and home!
    Yeah kind of what I was thinking...so it sounds like no issues as well as you take care of it which I already do.

    Quote Originally Posted by dbest671 View Post
    Don't know what your commute is, but it gets tiresome filling up the tank every other day. Tires wear will be a bitch. So my advice is to add the cost of gas, tires, oil changes, and the other odds-n-ends with DD and see if you could buy a cheap decent beater. I did the math last week, and yep I bought a beater to DD (partly because they salt roads here too). My beater will be paid for in less than a year with the gas money I'll save. But I'm retired and don't need to "keep up appearance" as IDGAF what people think about my ride. I would probably be worried if I pulled up and saw my doctor or dentist driving a 25 yr old $800 civic LOL.
    I did this before when I owned a 911 TT. I had a Lexus lease as my daily...what I found was every time I was in the Lexus some bad ass car would pull up next to me...DAMN! And I got tired of dual insurance, etc...each day as I pulled up to my garage and there sat my 911 under the cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by Octopiston View Post
    Don't forget to factor in the cost of insuring said beater, plus double maintenance, tires, tags, and inspection for 2 vehicle. As stated. There are no special things that the V needs to daily. Just drive it.
    I hear you...good points...see response above.

    Quote Originally Posted by RocketSled View Post
    I own a 2014 Coupe, plus I still have my aftermarket-supercharged 2002 Z06, plus my 2010 EVO X GSR, plus my 2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Diesel. Each car is good at something the others aren't. They get driven as conditions and driving objectives demand. But I have tended to drive the V whenever conditions permit. I have snow tires on the car now. It's actually not bad in the snow with decent tires. I work from home now, which cut my gasoline bill by about $300/month, and my tire bill by about $1500/year. For the first 2 years of service, though, I drove the V almost every day, 20 miles each way, to and from work. It's a great daily driver. Just get in it and drive.
    Right now my commute is around 25 round trip...but we are looking at moving and that could increase...will be more fun (time in the V each day) but as you stated more expensive due to fuel, maintenance and tires.

    Quote Originally Posted by random84 View Post
    I don't worry too much about the costs of a hobby versus that of having a much less enjoyable, and less expensive hobby. It's just simply: I can afford this hobby, or I can't. So I drive my V Wagon daily - and enjoy the waves, thumbs-up and occasional notes on my windshield asking me to call someone about the Wagon as a consequence of apparently having a cool hobby. But, with that said we're all different, and sometimes people enjoy their hobby more as a display piece of perfection, versus something more along the lines of an object worn through with the patina of a long, interesting history of use (and increased expense). Almost like stock or modded...
    No matter what you do or decide, don't forget to enjoy the ride!
    All good points...I bought the V to own another nice fast car...might as well enjoy it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by PGA2B View Post
    If you haven't already done so get a clear bra put on it ASAP! Arizona roads eat paint. Mine didn't have a single rock chip and after 5,000 miles it is trashed...I really WISH I had done so for mine when I bought it.
    Thanks for the advice but it is the first thing I do to every car I own (see sig). So I think OUR V is in great shape and ready to hit the road even here in the AZ LOL
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    M6, Recaro seats, Red calipers, AFL, EPB, Alcantara Steering wheel/shift knob, Corsa axle-back exhaust, 20in Vossen CV3R wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires 255/305, Eibach Pro Kit springs, Xpel Clear bra & Ceramic Pro


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