I have an old C5 1998 model . I'm a member of "The Greater New Orleans Corvette Club". It has over 133000 miles on it always needs something done to it. It is my retirement project . Turn out better than I through, but it cost a lot more than I through it would. All I do with it now is show it at local car shows .So you never get rid of a corvette .My C5 is retired with me and it's an good retirement for both of us. We both are old and have a lot of mileage. I'm a Army veteran and a retired Police Officer. And I fine owning a corvette is one of the best things I could have done besides raising a family.