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Old 10-30-2013, 09:52 AM   #35
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:22 AM   #36
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I hope what I typed wasn't interpreted as any slight to the ZL1. I wanted one...drooled over it for a year. The ZL1 is a MONSTER of a car. No doubt, it's a personal decision. I was within a pen stroke, several times of getting one. Ended up waiting on '13 close-outs, and the C7's started showing up. I was on a waiting list for the C7, but had all intentions of getting a ZL1. I waited, and waited...and waited. Then BAM...C7 was delivered. You Spooky, have a BADASS car...I love em.
ive been a die hard Camaro guy for over 25 years until I saw those stingrays at the show. then listening to those guys brag about their great 29mpg and no gas guzzler tax I was forced to go drive some. the one I really seem to like is the 09 Z06. with 505 hp that thing is a beast and easily demonstrates what 1000 lbs less body weight really does for the seat of the pants. now im torn, keep my heavy 12 mpg Camaro that the paint flakes off of every time I drive it or trade to a 20+ mpg avg corvette at 1000 lbs less and less of a car payment

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Old 10-30-2013, 11:55 AM   #37
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ive been a die hard Camaro guy for over 25 years until I saw those stingrays at the show. then listening to those guys brag about their great 29mpg and no gas guzzler tax I was forced to go drive some. the one I really seem to like is the 09 Z06. with 505 hp that thing is a beast and easily demonstrates what 1000 lbs less body weight really does for the seat of the pants. now im torn, keep my heavy 12 mpg Camaro that the paint flakes off of every time I drive it or trade to a 20+ mpg avg corvette at 1000 lbs less.
if you don't mind the ride hieght and no back seat it is hard to find a downside to the corvette. go fast, handle well, look great

I would get the C7 I think over the previous gen car I think. I loved the power delivery of my z06 but not the twitchy handling of the car at times. I would have taded some hp for predictability at the limit.

watching guys cut 11 second times in C7's with the nicer interior, better fuel economy, etc that is what I would go with.

I could get about 25mpgs in my Z06, 28mpg's in my LS3 Z51. the lack of a back seat make me go back to a larger car. once I do headers, injectors, bit more pulley though I will be happy with my Zl1. it will have Z06 acceleration, aswesome handling, back seat.

The Z06's have the same issue with sticky tires wide fenders and paint chips.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:05 PM   #38
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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.
I'm not sure what this means, but it may be the single best quote ever..
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:45 PM   #39
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if you don't mind the ride hieght and no back seat it is hard to find a downside to the corvette. go fast, handle well, look great
Never understood the purpose of the back seat in the ZL1. It's not like anybody can actually fit back there??? Do love the Big Trunk, easily fits/holds TWO Adult Bodies! Have to checkout the Stingrays trunk, never know who may end up back there???......


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I'd wait till the Z07 comes out before making any decisions...lol

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Old 10-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #41
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Never understood the purpose of the back seat in the ZL1. It's not like anybody can actually fit back there??? Do love the Big Trunk, easily fits/holds TWO Adult Bodies! Have to checkout the Stingrays trunk, never know who may end up back there???......


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I have to disagree with this one. While not a big seat, I have a special needs child who is 4 ft something and fits there. I could not get both her and my wife in a C7.

I wish I could have both. Love them both.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:54 PM   #42
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I have to disagree with this one. While not a big seat, I have a special needs child who is 4 ft something and fits there. I could not get both her and my wife in a C7.

I wish I could have both. Love them both.
I hear ya, I shoulda specified "adult" because I tried to fit and the only way I could I had to sit sideways or the front seats had to be way up forward and then I don't know how the driver would fit. But I agree the Stingray is fully intended for two max.


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I hear ya, I shoulda specified "adult" because I tried to fit and the only way I could I had to sit sideways or the front seats had to be way up forward and then I don't know how the driver would fit. But I agree the Stingray is fully intended for two max.


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My bad too, she is not a child. She is 28, I misspoke. I know she is not the usual case and only small people fit back there, but those back seats do allow more than just two people to be in the car.

I still would like to have one of each!
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:47 PM   #44
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My bad too, she is not a child. She is 28, I misspoke. I know she is not the usual case and only small people fit back there, but those back seats do allow more than just two people to be in the car.

I still would like to have one of each!
Well I will say my husband seemed to really really enjoy watching me get myself into that back seat!


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Old 10-30-2013, 09:54 PM   #45
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I just spec'd out a few C7's that I'd want to get and they're MSRP's ended up being a lot higher then a ZL1. Over time i've come to find out that the extra options and creature comforts make me happier and want to keep the car for longer periods of time. With the rumors of a dual clutch transmission on the horizon I'd definitely want to wait and see how that turns out because that would make the ultimate vette for me.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:59 PM   #46
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Checked out a C7 the other day at the dealer, while a very radical change in corvette styling, and very unique. I'll keep my ZL1. I'd be giving some car up moving to a C7.
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I put my wishlist together as well and the sticker price is high. Found one very very close to what I want, Cyber Gray w/Red interior, but Kalahari is my first interior choice
Pricing
Destination Charge $995.00
Installed Options
Battery Protection Package $100.00
Magnetic Selective Ride Control™ $1,795.00
Sueded Microfiber-Wrapped Upper Interior Trim Package $995.00
Red-painted brake calipers $595.00
Performance exhaust $1,195.00
Z51 5-split spoke Black aluminum wheels $495.00
Z51 3LT $8,005.00
Total Options $13,180.00
MSRP* $67,975.00
If it had the Kalahari Interior I'd be there (dealership) Yesterday! Red is nice enough to get me there this weekend to check it out in person!


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Old 10-30-2013, 11:34 PM   #48
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I put my wishlist together as well and the sticker price is high. Found one very very close to what I want, Cyber Gray w/Red interior, but Kalahari is my first interior choice
Pricing
Destination Charge $995.00
Installed Options
Battery Protection Package $100.00
Magnetic Selective Ride Control™ $1,795.00
Sueded Microfiber-Wrapped Upper Interior Trim Package $995.00i
Red-painted brake calipers $595.00
Performance exhaust $1,195.00
Z51 5-split spoke Black aluminum wheels $495.00
Z51 3LT $8,005.00
Total Options $13,180.00
MSRP* $67,975.00
If it had the Kalahari Interior I'd be there (dealership) Yesterday! Red is nice enough to get me there this weekend to check it out in person!


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Normagene, are you really gonna go for it?! Keep us posted. There's no trunk for a body in the Vette. They'd surely kick the glass out of that rear hatch and run for help
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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
Looks like my driveway used to until,the big D and then the second surgery,and bigger wheelchair..I just went and got a small 2 -bedroom apt,and trade or sell my cars every yr or so..sometimes sooner..but I must say nice..Oh I say get whatever you want to..
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:36 AM   #50
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Anybody that knows my wifey, knew she wanted a 67 Mustang ...... That changed when she sat in the C7 and now she drives her 3LT/Z51 with a super ultragrin...... Had to keep the family all GM...

Next is Z/28 !
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:20 AM   #51
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speaking of the C7 and modding things,Fastlane in Houston claims to have the baddest set of heads,and induction mods for the new C7 on the market..
My C7 is heading that way as soon as I get it,and having heads and cam done..I am hoping i will be able to drive it,I am working on losing weight,and a few other things ...
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