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Old 10-02-2008, 01:36 PM   #18
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the 3ls vette i looked at was an 05 with 460 RHP with 6k miles on it. i know once i drive the camaro im going to with i had the vette engine but i cant do the 2 seats so like you said it is more practical to get the camaro and thats why i believe, not 100% tho, that im going to get the new SS
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:31 PM   #19
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Huh, LOL, Good luck, I have been asking myself this for a while now!

i decided to get both, but deciding which to get first kinda sucks. I think i'm going with camaro first vette second.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:36 PM   #20
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Wait untill pricing is released. If the camaro is priced like a mustang.. go camaro... if its hitting used vette territory 32+k... then go vette... Unless you need the backseat.

Im in the same situation.. backseat is a non issue, just me and the wife, we both currently have regular cab trucks, no back seat now.. no back seat needed (never having kids).

SO at this point for me its all dependant on pricing.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:06 PM   #21
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I think thats a good plan. I'll go ahead and order a Camaro. Then in January if pricing too much in 'vette territory, I'll just cancel the order, and start looking for a vette. Im kinda hoping I can get a 2SS for about $30K. That seems feasible.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:22 PM   #22
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The 08 on C6 vette drives so much better than the previous (more HP, better shifting, better steering), it almost makes them obsolete.

Go with the Camaro.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:32 PM   #23
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The 08 on C6 vette drives so much better than the previous (more HP, better shifting, better steering), it almost makes them obsolete.
I agree. The 2008 Corvette was the first one I really wanted. Mega upgrades, mid-model run refresh. LS3 engine, etc., etc.

You can get a brand new 2008 Corvette cheap. Some are sold for $39,995. None are stripped, they all have decent equipment. Just no side air bags on the entry 1LT model. Start at 2LT. But, they may try to screw you on financing, and/or trade-in value.

I'm going to sell my trades, and get outside financing, so I just hand the dealer a check.

Corvette weighs 3217lbs, Camaro 3960lbs. One of the bigger differences. Near same horsepower from LS3.

I want both Camaro and Corvette. Time will tell.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:33 PM   #24
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To the OP on this I would think seriously about what you want out of the car. They are going to be two totally different applications. The vette is more refined in almost every way HOWEVER you are talking about a 4-5 model year old vette by the time you purchase and it doesn't seem like the right choice. Right now you can get an 09 vette coupe from the dealer for 39,999 with the 1lt package and around 48k for the 3lt pkg. They will deal on the leftover 08s even more since they are drowning in them.

With that said the 2008 used market for a 3lt is in the 35k range already. Since the updated 2008 has the LS3 it has pushed the LS2 2007 and older models really far down in resale. You can pick up a 2007 Ls2 used for around 32k now if not cheaper depending on the mileage. There is no reason to look back to an 05 or 06 model. By mid next year when you want to compare the two you shouldn't even be looking at used LS2's anymore, you WILL NOT be happy knowing you bought a poor resale dying technology car. My recomendation is in June 2009 only look at used 2008 coupe which will be in the low 30's which should be the same as the Camaro SS.

I am on the fence with this too. I want the vette and the fiannce knows this but she thinks cars are a total waste of $ and even though I can totally afford a vette now she "suggested" that the $ would go a long way in the beginning of our marriage rather then having it tied up in a vette. And I can't really argue that. So I am waiting until after we are married to revisit this. Which is July 3rd next year. At this point I will check out the G8 GXP, Camaro SS, and used 06/07 Z06 vettes. I feel for you but it is a tough choice. Just don't go LS2 you will regret it in a matter of months
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:34 PM   #25
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I am in the same boat. I was pretty upset when the new Camaro didn't have 505HP or a supercharged motor. I started thinking used 2008 Z06 in Jet Stream blue. I planned on spending $50,000 on the big dog Camaro I can get a Z06 used for another $5,000. The new Camaro is a nice car but it is missing the power! I don't want to get killed by a Shelby. I am not sure what I am going to do. I have driven a new Z06 and I have to say it is very very nice. If you are after power go Z06. if you are after good power and a great car go new Camaro. Just my thoughts. Jeff
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:44 PM   #26
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I just thought of something, you must remember to add in the almost expected "corvette Tax" that every body shop, tuner, mechanics shop, and any other shop you can think of is going to add onto the price of working on your car. The way they look at it is this, if you can afford a vette, then you can afford to pay a little more for that oil change... Trust me it happens all the time, and it sucks! It's a harsh reality out there, and vette guys usually take it up the a$$, or work on their own.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:50 PM   #27
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I just thought of something, you must remember to add in the almost expected "corvette Tax" that every body shop, tuner, mechanics shop, and any other shop you can think of is going to add onto the price of working on your car. The way they look at it is this, if you can afford a vette, then you can afford to pay a little more for that oil change... Trust me it happens all the time, and it sucks! It's a harsh reality out there, and vette guys usually take it up the a$$, or work on their own.
I would like to add that, everybody is looking at you. Including Mr. Tag and his co-workers. The idea is, if you drive a Vette, you are pre-disposed to speed. Not a sleeper car. Neither is the Camaro, though. Don't get Arrest Me, I mean Victory Red.

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Old 10-02-2008, 05:08 PM   #28
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Normally i'd say vette however in this case you never know what little surprises you could have in the future and you may need those backseats (small as they are) Also, wouldnt you rather a brand new car with nice power and more safety features? (and its all yours no other owner)
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:22 PM   #29
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Normally i'd say vette however in this case you never know what little surprises you could have in the future and you may need those backseats (small as they are) Also, wouldnt you rather a brand new car with nice power and more safety features? (and its all yours no other owner)
Yeah, Ive never owned a brand new car. They drop alot in value, whereas if you buy a used vette, the value has already drop so its to your advantage. Ive just been wanting this Camaro for too long to jump ship when we get close to the end, plus I cant let all you guys on here get one and me not have one.
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:32 PM   #30
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i have owned 2 cars one 67 nova that has no interior and i have never driven and a 2005 colorado i bought brand new 2 weeks out of high school. and i have helped my friends with thier used cars. i can tell you with out a doubt the peace of mind of knowing your the only one to have used the car and to know its always been treated right is so worth it. unlike finding wads of chewing tabacco under the driver's seat or duct taped engine mounts in a used car.
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:33 PM   #31
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I am in the same boat. I was pretty upset when the new Camaro didn't have 505HP or a supercharged motor. I started thinking used 2008 Z06 in Jet Stream blue. I planned on spending $50,000 on the big dog Camaro I can get a Z06 used for another $5,000. The new Camaro is a nice car but it is missing the power! I don't want to get killed by a Shelby. I am not sure what I am going to do. I have driven a new Z06 and I have to say it is very very nice. If you are after power go Z06. if you are after good power and a great car go new Camaro. Just my thoughts. Jeff
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:38 PM   #32
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:54 PM   #33
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Yeah, Ive never owned a brand new car. They drop alot in value, whereas if you buy a used vette, the value has already drop so its to your advantage. Ive just been wanting this Camaro for too long to jump ship when we get close to the end, plus I cant let all you guys on here get one and me not have one.
yes thats true they do lose alot of value BUT he plans to keep his a long time so it shouldnt matter, i know once i get mine not gnna sell it as long as i can
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:55 PM   #34
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yes thats true they do lose alot of value BUT he plans to keep his a long time so it shouldnt matter, i know once i get mine not gnna sell it as long as i can
im never selling my camaro my truck or my nova.....
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