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Old 05-02-2013, 06:18 PM   #12769
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After much thought I am bummed to say that the Z/28 will not be in my driveway. It's not because GM failed in any sort of way... It's because its actually more than I wanted. In all honesty it's a little to hardcore to be a DD.

Congrats to GM for creating this beast... I just wish it wasn't so beastly.

I can't believe what I just typed.....
Modern suspension design allows for soft(er) springing and better damping resulting in a not-so-bad daily driver. I daily drove a GT3RS and GT2RS, as long as the road is not full of patches and potholes, it's not bad. Your info shows WA so I'm thinking your roads are at least fairly good.

The NA engine should be a street driving joy with linear powerband and no need for a lot of gear shifts (tq).

Street driving doesn't eat up the Trofeos because they don't get hot enough to get gummy (like on track).

And you have some nice tracks within easy driving distance.

Don't count it out yet. It is entirely possible for the reviews to start coming in regards to a good street ride. You'll probably need some ear plugs though for anything more than a short ride. That's what I did.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #12770
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The 1LE is a great car and could easily be made to have the Z/28 look.
1LE may be the route I go....

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Me either... I'll delete it for you.


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So will you go with the other Z ?
I'm leaning more towards the 1LE....


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Before you buy ANY car take a test drive. It is the only way you'll really know.
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Shno, I know you have agonized over this, I'm sure everyone here would want you to get one. You state that it would be too beastly for you to DD, but like Pete said, you don't know for sure until you drive one, which still puts you in a quandry because that's still another year away and how will you be able to test drive one and then if you deem it is capable of DD will you be able to get on a list to get one and wait that much longer? You've waited a looooooooooooooooong time for this and now....IMO I think you should go for it, and let the cards fall as they may. It appears that if you are in a position to do so, it is an opportunity of a lifetime....
Thanks for the input...... It's a tough decision!
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #12771
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We need to put on a show to put Shno in a Z!! I'll be Alfalfa... now who will be Darla?

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:14 PM   #12772
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Yeah and unfortunately it's the priciest piece.
But it's not one of those creature comfort parts that's missing in a DD

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1LE may be the route I go....
You can't go wrong there. Best bang for your buck in the Camaro world right now.

I'm sold on the 1LE... just needs the LS7 in there.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:28 PM   #12773
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just needs the LS7 in there.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #12774
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Interesting information on the Corvette.

http://www.streetlegaltv.com/news/gm...nd-convertible
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #12775
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More interesting information on the Corvettte.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #12776
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2cnd, just for grins 'n giggles, can you have that ZEE feature wheels with polished outer rim/spoke faces?

I can recall as a young dude hand-painting white letters on my father's brand new '64!! Lasted about 3 car washes...
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:53 PM   #12777
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2cnd, just for grins 'n giggles, can you have that ZEE feature wheels with polished outer rim/spoke faces?

I can recall as a young dude hand-painting white letters on my father's brand new '64!! Lasted about 3 car washes...

Here's a link to the PShop thread. Brunogadget does great work as you can see. I'm sure he'd be happy to see others like what he's done, and have request for modifying it.

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Old 05-04-2013, 07:55 AM   #12778
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Hmmmmm Z/28 as a daily driver.

A couple of thoughts on that.

First, the Z/28 would be a lot like driving a Z06 without MR. That is a hard driving Son of a B*****. If your daily drive is primarily awesome curving roads with no stop signs and no cops it would be a great way to start your day (probably better than a cup of coffee) and a an even better way to end it. BUTTTTTTTTT if you have a lot of stop and go and traffic and worn out roads then you are simply getting by knowing what you are driving but not being able to enjoy it in the least.

On a several occasions Mrs. Number 3 and I were able to take Z06s on trips to Northern Michigan where there are some great roads. But simply the 4 hour drive on I75 was brutal. Loud and harsh is the best explanation. On the last Z06 trip, I snagged a Z06 with MR for a trip to Cleveland to the Rock and Roll museum and even that was a hard 3 hour plus drive. And that trip didn't have the reward of great driving roads. It lead to downtown Cleveland (a nice town mind you just no curves).

I liken this to the last motorcycle I owned (sold last year to my bro in law with a buy back clause) which was a 1996 Ducati 916. A street legal race bike in it's day. Arguably the Z/28 of motorcycles. Even with a bar back kit I was holding a push up for every mile I rode. I used to ride it around the block in the evenings just to experience the sound and feel of it. But whenever I used it as daily transportation, I was just worn out from the drive and the traffic.

So IMHO, making a track oriented let alone a track specific car like the Z/28 a DD would simply be for the badge on honor you would have on your sleeve................unless you have that mythical race track for your commute.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:02 AM   #12779
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Oh and as for that C7 pricing? Simply getting the aluminium frame for $2300 is a steal. Everything else is frosting a cake that probably doesn't need frosting.

Better interior by far, better seats by far (need to sit in them to be sure) another refinement phase in ride and handling should make this great car. Now I've heard if you option one up you get over $70,000 which is a boat load of cash for sure. But it make me think my dream of getting a C6 or C6 Z06 (because I worked on both) would simply be a dissapointment compared to either the C7.

Just another example of Chevy realizing what Chevy is....great value.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:51 AM   #12780
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Like I've said, I'd be willing to bet a lot of Z/28s change hands a year or so after they first hit dealer lots. I don't think a lot of people quite understand that it's a street-legal race car and not much more.

And the C7 3LT Z51 Coupe I want comes in at over $75k. Until I found the Preferred Pricing schedule. $68,699. Thanks for working for GM Dad!
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:38 AM   #12781
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We have a couple of 305/30/19 Supercar equipped 5th Gens running 12kg (670 lb) coils front and rear. We tried 14kg almost 800 lb but felt we didn't have enough tire. Our bars are BIG at 27 / 32mm which is an indirect way of increasing spring rate. The ride is better than expected. It isn't good, but it isn't brutal lowered filled with rock hard urethane banging and bouncing race car on the street 4th Gen. #3 makes very valid points about the C6 Z06. He also was driving on possibly the worst roads in the USA. Detroit, Chicago, Philly and NYC are the worst. When you leave Indiana and hit Michigan coming from Chicago through Indiana or Decatur to Detroit your ride goes from enjoyable to Thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk, BANG, thunk, thunk BANG, thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk at every freeze thaw joint and crater like pot hole. The same car in 46 other states can surprise you.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:50 PM   #12782
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I've driven on Michigan roads, ouch! Hear in N.GA. the roads are like silk in comparison. Oh and there are very few straight roads anywhere to be found. But I agree the Z/28 is a toy more than a car, but an awesome toy it is!
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