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Old 10-23-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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Trade my zl1 for a c7

Hey fellas anybody do this jump over to the c7
Your opinions would be great
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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My opinion is that trading the ZL1 for a C7 is like trading your wife for a stripper even though they can do all the same moves but one requires a sturdier pole.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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Just saying I traded my c6 for a camero. Haven't looked back was just at the dealer this week and besides from the rumble of the vette there wasn't anything I could say that I liked about the c7. I would rather have the c6 than a C7 and like I said I traded my C6 for a camaro. I would never trade a zl1 for a c7. But OP that just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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There's no wrong answer here. The only opinion that counts is yours. Do what you want, regardless of opinions here.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:11 PM   #5
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I love the C7. One guy ran 11.6 bone stock. That's awesome.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:16 PM   #6
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The C7 is really, really cool, and sure it's fast...

The ZL1 is just plain Badass... the "I'm gonna kick your ass" look is awesome... plus it's no slug either


Which one do you think I like more?
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #7
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I love the C7. One guy ran 11.6 bone stock. That's awesome.
Hell Yea , my buddy saw one run 11.8 a couple of weeks ago
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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I am lucky enough to be able to have both. They are both GREAT cars, but probably won't keep both. At this point in time, the wife and I both agree, I will very probably keep the Corvette and it will be very hard to let the ZL1 go.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:49 PM   #9
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I could not let the back seat go, what if a bus full of models gets a flat and they need a ride, and I only had to pick one?!?
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #10
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I would, but I need the backseats. The ZL1 was the best compromise between performance and utility. And I still have an old vette-rod. So, If you son't need those rear seats...Go for it!
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:57 PM   #11
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I will test drive when its possible and then make a decision,

The zl1 is a special car.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:01 PM   #12
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I feel your conflict. My wife and I decided to trade our c6 convertible and the G8 GT in for a C7. No paying for winter storage since the C7 won't be delivered until April. It will be the only car in the stable that isn't black (cyber grey). It will be her daily driver for the summer, and I will stick with the ZL1. When either of us is bored we just switch. I can't seem to get out of the Vette and look graceful.

I swore I would never sell the G8GT but once I took the ZL1 on a long highway tour I had to admit it was just as comfy and I really didn't need for doors anymore.

So I say drive what you love, and love what you drive. And if you can't be with the one you love....love the one your with
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:00 AM   #13
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Your house... looks small...

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Old 10-24-2013, 10:14 AM   #14
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My opinion is that trading the ZL1 for a C7 is like trading your wife for a stripper even though they can do all the same moves but one requires a sturdier pole.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:47 PM   #15
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Your house... looks small...

It's all garage!
Kinda like when take my pants off my legs look to short.

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Old 10-24-2013, 01:57 PM   #16
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to be honest, I didn't like them that much until I went a sat in one today. Theyre sick, but I think the zo6 or whatever is the one to wait on. Atleast that's what im doing.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:35 PM   #17
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I'd wait a year at least and see how all that new tech works out. Usually with a new generation vehicle the first year has its faults. Being stuck with a C7 that had a few unfortunate surprises for me is not what I would want my Corvette experience to be.

For my money I'd sit still for a year or 2 and see if Chevy needs to clean anything up, all the new owners are on their honeymoon so we'll see what they have to say when that new car smell dissipates and they're putting up with a glitch or 2.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #18
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I love the C7. One guy ran 11.6 bone stock. That's awesome.
That maybe awesome but I DON'T BELIEVE IT. It does not even make sense. However there is always a fluke and we have all seen this happen no matter what the make of car. For what it is worth, months ago I warned that this kind of crap would be reported----ALL THIS JUST IMHO.

As far as trading for c7, I like it's looks but that is all. No way am I going to trade an all around better car--especially with the zl1 engine and drive train which is so mod friendly- for a BM c7 which is a big BM mistake with the faint odor of a turd about it. Only exception is the zr1 which I love and still get a huge grin every time I drive it. I know, apples and oranges, but it does show BM did not have to pawn this car off on the public in its current form. It makes me so angry ---want a vette? Sure here is our sub standard c7" TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT"

I also know yada yada yada and yes this is way I really feel. Sum it up: here is the latest greatest Ferrari beauty with a 4 cylinder engine but what a car!
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:39 PM   #19
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If you don't need a back seat I think the C7 is the way to go.

more grip, better strait line speed, little bit more exotic look.

me on the other hand with a 4 year old and 4 month old a C7 would just be a garage orniment that never gets driven so I will wait.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:50 PM   #20
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That maybe awesome but I DON'T BELIEVE IT. It does not even make sense. However there is always a fluke and we have all seen this happen no matter what the make of car. For what it is worth, months ago I warned that this kind of crap would be reported----ALL THIS JUST IMHO.
honeslty if you know the corvette very well you know guys have cut times like that with the LS3 and the LT1 has more torque so why why would that be so hard to believe.

they guy who cut it runs his 13 gt500 very well as well. people who drag race a ton will always smash the times the magazine guys roll out. the c7 is lighter and easier to launch.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:07 PM   #21
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...I love the C7...it's looks great IMHO. But, at the end of the day...I am a dyed in the wool Camaro guy and couldn't do it....I know where my heart lies.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:21 PM   #22
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One is a Sports Car, the other is a Muscle Car. Which "genre" of cars do you want to own? They're very different in quite possibly every way. Yes, they are both fast, both handle great, and both do similar things similarly, but they are very different beasts for very different people. Personally, I chose the muscle car route. I love the roar of the ZL1 and the mean "in-your-face" stance it has sitting in my garage. People driving by my house stop and take notice because it looks so angry. Would a C7 do that? Possibly, but being a "base" Corvette the "newness" of the C7 may wear off after a while. Will the meanness of the ZL1 wear off? I'm betting no. It's one of those cars that will be talked about for decades to come. Much like the original ZL1s and Z/28s. In other news, I feel Chevy did the world right with the new Z/28. They brought back the "BOOM". Same with the ZL1 and COPO. Chevy is really taking some good advice from someone because their views on current and future car line-ups are just amazing...
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:25 PM   #23
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...I love the C7...it's looks great IMHO. But, at the end of the day...I am a dyed in the wool Camaro guy and couldn't do it....I know where my heart lies.
I've always been a big Camaro guy myself. My parents, however, have always been big Corvette people. Where did they go wrong (or right?) with me? It's always a point of contention in my family that I own a ZL1 and they've always had Corvettes.

I seriously considered a new Corvette before I bought my ZL1. Due to some serious back problems I've had for a long time and will continue to have the rest of my life, a Corvette just wasn't for me. Sure it was fun, felt good, and went like a bat out of Hades, but getting out of one is just too much of a nightmare to try and do on a more regular basis. Camaro ZL1 it was. Happy ever since and don't regret a thing!
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:27 PM   #24
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Just traded my SS for the C7 this past Sunday. I will say the C7 is wonderful in all aspects...looks, power, ride, comfort, etc. I loved my SS! It was all me...grit, design, mod-ability (if that's a word). Just was time to make the move. I really wanted a ZL1...and the C7 was within the same price range, so I just did it!
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That maybe awesome but I DON'T BELIEVE IT. It does not even make sense. However there is always a fluke and we have all seen this happen no matter what the make of car. For what it is worth, months ago I warned that this kind of crap would be reported----ALL THIS JUST IMHO.
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There are multiple time slips of various sub 12 second runs and also a video of the run.

Seems like enough evidence to me. Believe what you want.

The run was done at ATCO, which is known for great times because of its great DA and good track prep. On this particular day the DA was +400
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