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I am wondering what y'all are doing about protecting your front end? I ask because I have noticed (twice now :crying:) that the local cement parking blocks are the exact height needed to scratch the underside of the front of the car. Why do skid plates start three inches farther back than I want when I scratch the front end?!
 

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I always stop way before any parking blocks would be an issue, I got lots of practice driving my Mustang with the front lip that would hit just about anything... Now that I have a much shorter car, it's like second nature. My wife always asks why I don't pull in all the way when I park front in, and I just tell that bumpers and concrete don't tend to mix well..

But to further avoid that, if it's physically possible for me to back in I do, and the backup camera takes care of the fear.
 

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Did you guys notice the 2020 C8 Corvette will have a front end that will raise up to 3 inches to clear steep driveways and other potential scraping disasters..you can even program it in to do in automatically as it approaches your driveway.......
 

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Did you guys notice the 2020 C8 Corvette will have a front end that will raise up to 3 inches to clear steep driveways and other potential scraping disasters..you can even program it in to do in automatically as it approaches your driveway.......

Now that's cool!!! :grin:
 

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I actually really like the 2020 Corvette. I am 100% going to go check it out when they get it at the local Chev. Owning one is out, but gawking at one is the way to go.

As for stopping short, I do 9999/10000 times, but I gotta tell ya, that 1 time in 10000 makes my heart fall out of my mouth.
 

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Don't park so close to them. It's not a skid plate, it's an undertray and cost about $360 to replace if you crack it.
 

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Don't park so close to them. It's not a skid plate, it's an undertray and cost about $360 to replace if you crack it.
But it is hard! They call to me! Yours is an undertray because you are careful, mine is a skidplate because I am praying it acts like one. :grin:
 

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I almost tore the whole flip up hood off my Factory Five Daytona Coupe because of a high curb. Since then I stop way short of concrete. Coming from a 2015 Mustang GT with perf pack and s 2016 Focus ST I always have cars that sit low.
 

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Coming from a 2015 Mustang GT with perf pack and s 2016 Focus ST I always have cars that sit low.
I traded my 2015 Mustang GT w/ PP in on my VN! Good to see I'm not the only one missing a V8
I sold a 16 GT350R. But I don't miss it. I spent about 2k on tires a track weekend. Last year I spent about 6k on tires alone. The N is as much fun and much more affordable operational cost. The R was phenomenal! But so is the N.
 

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Bottom line on the Mustang is it was just too **** heavy. 3800lbs for mine as a base GT with manual and PP with cloth Recaros, the lightest possible combo. At the same time it was pretty awesome to send it down the front straight at VIR at 148mph before touching the brakes for T1.
 

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I loved my Mustang, but that doesn't mean I can't love the VN! Very different cars both great in their own respects. What I miss most is the sound of a V8 and the torque from the Coyote with RWD.. You just don't get that same feeling from a FWD 4 cyl turbo. On the other hand I love the fact that the limits of the VN are approachable on the street.

I will always miss going around a corner and kicking the tail out :sad:
 

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A lot of things went into my decision. I just had my first kid, so that 3rd door with the VN was a huge plus. Also my Mustang had just shy of 60k miles so I was out of warranty very soon. Lots of maintenance coming up that was going to cost a decent amount (spark plugs, new tires, brakes, etc..)

The VN just made too much sense to me. I added a door for the kid seat, I gained a 10yr/100k warranty, I reset all the maintenance, tires are much cheaper (285s on all 4 w/ with the Mustang)

Also living in CT, RWD 400+ HP is not the easiest daily driver for winter.

Oh and 11 mpg upgraded to 20+ on a regular basis.

Again, it just made too much sense for me. I will say, that so far I am not regretting my decision. Yes there are definitely things I miss, but the VN is such a capable car and so much fun to drive. I love the fact that I can confidently throw it around corners. I can find the limits on the street with the VN and with the Mustang all I could really do is accelerate in a straight line at a light or on the highway. Which don't get me wrong, I loved! A very different car, but still just as much fun!
 

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A lot of things went into my decision. I just had my first kid, so that 3rd door with the VN was a huge plus. Also my Mustang had just shy of 60k miles so I was out of warranty very soon. Lots of maintenance coming up that was going to cost a decent amount (spark plugs, new tires, brakes, etc..)

The VN just made too much sense to me. I added a door for the kid seat, I gained a 10yr/100k warranty, I reset all the maintenance, tires are much cheaper (285s on all 4 w/ with the Mustang)

Also living in CT, RWD 400+ HP is not the easiest daily driver for winter.

Oh and 11 mpg upgraded to 20+ on a regular basis.

Again, it just made too much sense for me. I will say, that so far I am not regretting my decision. Yes there are definitely things I miss, but the VN is such a capable car and so much fun to drive. I love the fact that I can confidently throw it around corners. I can find the limits on the street with the VN and with the Mustang all I could really do is accelerate in a straight line at a light or on the highway. Which don't get me wrong, I loved! A very different car, but still just as much fun!
Man your situation pretty close to mine. I having my first kid in October. So third door is very nice to have. Also have 285s. I have dedicated winter tires and wheels. I wonder if they will fit a VN. It's a same bolt pattern. 245/45/19.

Test driving a VN tomorrow.
 

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I test drove the VN on a whim the first time. I was sorta following the car and Hyundai was offering $50 for a test drive, so I said screw it. I honestly did not think that I was gonna like it coming from my Mustang. I just didn't think it was going to hit the right buttons. I assumed it would feel slow and that I would miss the cold V8 starts. Boy was I mistaken, I test drove a VN that day and I was almost mad at how much fun I had.. About 2 weeks later I had the keys in my hand.

Congrats on the kid btw! It's an amazing time! That 3rd door will be invaluable, believe me.
 
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