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Old 04-14-2009, 01:48 PM   #1
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2010 Camaro SS or a used Corvette C6

i love both cars but i love the corvette. which one u guys would get? i would like to either get a brand new 1SS with RS package or a used C6 with low miles.
which car u think will make me happier in the long run? im gonna be going to drag strips every month and might take it around a speedway as well. i want comfort handling and looks which they both got. i dont really need the rear seats but they could come handy sometimes, but 2 seater works fine.

which car would you think is better?

btw if i get a C6 it would be a 2 yr. old one with low miles so it be about the same price as a new SS
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:52 PM   #2
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If it were me and I didn't need the rear seats, I'd get the Corvette. In the long run, it's going to hold its value better than the Camaro will.

But its your decision...
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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The Corvette is still a classic and will be for a long long time.

The Camaro will just be another Mustang in 6 months, and I'm being generous on that month estimate.

Go with the Vette.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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If the reviews are all correct, you don't get back seats in the Camaro either.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:56 PM   #5
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Yeah, but those backseats make for good storage space, which is something you ain't getting in the Corvette.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:57 PM   #6
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If the reviews are all correct, you don't get back seats in the Camaro either.
Camaro def comes with back seats.

if i had a choice i would go with the Corvette but im just leaning more towards the Camaro cause its a brand new car and im gonna be the first owner but on the other hand i can get a Vette which is basically better in every aspect but the Camaro is like a new breed so i really dont know. either way im getting a
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:57 PM   #7
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If the reviews are all correct, you don't get back seats in the Camaro either.
Pffft...I'm not going to take it on road trips...but the the kids can suffer in the back seat on the way to dinner every once and awhile.

There's a big difference between 'uncomfortable' seats and non-existent seats.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:59 PM   #8
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Corvettes haven't stopped being produced in the past several years, but the Camaro has. That's why I want one. They were a fresh concept, but now they are REAL.

Corvette are still wayyy cool, but the new Camaro is starting a new era and generation.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:03 PM   #9
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Yeah, but those backseats make for good storage space, which is something you ain't getting in the Corvette.
The storage space is great but I wouldn't want to put anyone over the age of 5 back there.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:07 PM   #10
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I had this dilema with a used 97 Nassau blue C5. Alot less money. Alot less practicle though.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:12 PM   #11
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I'm getting a Camaro because:

As my daily driver, I need the extra space and rear seats (I don't care how uncomfortable my passengers are, to be honest)

You only get one chance to be one of the first owners of a brand new car. Maybe I'll get a used Vette later on - they'll still be around... as used Corvettes.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:28 PM   #12
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I also thought hard about a used C6 Vette. My neighbor (a good friend of mine), just bought a used C6 Vette. Its a beautiful car.

But for some weird reason I don't want to be a "corvette guy." I don't know if that's weird or if anyone else feels that way.

I don't mind driving a "muscle car" but driving a corvette bothers me for some weird reason.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:48 PM   #13
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If you want a performance coupe, you are crazy to buy a Camaro instead of locating a deal on new, no-option C6 or used C6/C5.

If people are HONEST with themselves, the only 2 reasons to get the Camaro over a C6/C5 are the rear seats and the taller design that offers easier ingress/egress and a more upright seating position.
If you need either, buy a Camaro or G8. They are both GREAT CARS
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I prefer the looks of the Camaro, but the G8 offers four doors and more utility for almost the same weight of the Camaro.
I am desperately looking for a performance advantage offered by the Camaro that would warrant giving up the four doors and utility of the G8.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:49 PM   #14
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I also thought hard about a used C6 Vette. My neighbor (a good friend of mine), just bought a used C6 Vette. Its a beautiful car.

But for some weird reason I don't want to be a "corvette guy." I don't know if that's weird or if anyone else feels that way.

I don't mind driving a "muscle car" but driving a corvette bothers me for some weird reason.
Unfortunately, either way you'll end up at the back end of a stupid stereotype.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:55 PM   #15
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For me, it's more a matter of what fits me better. I mean, that the 'Vette, to me, is more refined, and just has a different personality. It's like a boxer while a Camaro is to a street fighter - a brawler. Don't get me wrong, I think it's getting a lot more refined than it ever has, but the 'Vette is still the King, as it should be. I'm happy with the little brother that you still don't mess with - you know, the one with the bad attitude and isn't affraid to dance

Camaro just suites me better, at least the way I look at it.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:00 PM   #16
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Corvettes haven't stopped being produced in the past several years, but the Camaro has. That's why I want one. They were a fresh concept, but now they are REAL.

Corvette are still wayyy cool, but the new Camaro is starting a new era and generation.
Couldn't have said it any better.

I mean Corvettes have been around since the 50s so they haven't really been missed. I was 12 when the 35th Anniversary Camaro came out & I fell head over heels for the car. Its been nearly 10 years & I'm never been happier that the car is back. So yea I would definately get the new breed of the Camaro & be part of the revolution!

...jeez I hope that made sense lol
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:03 PM   #17
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I have had a 04 Z06 first and last Vet, way too much road noice honestly you can not have a conversation, atleast the camaro rear seat will cut down on road noice, and still have the horsepower we all need.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:23 PM   #18
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I have had a 04 Z06 first and last Vet, way too much road noice honestly you can not have a conversation, atleast the camaro rear seat will cut down on road noice, and still have the horsepower we all need.
The C6 is completely different compared to a 04 C5, especially the Z06. The Z06 was not built for comfort or for holding conversations. It was built to be loud and kick ass. I have a 2004 CE Coupe and it is pretty quiet. But the C6 are much more refined and quieter than previous generation C5's.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:49 PM   #19
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how can you take away from the camaro sales????? after its been gone for soo long get the maro and call it a day. silly you!
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:52 PM   #20
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I also thought hard about a used C6 Vette. My neighbor (a good friend of mine), just bought a used C6 Vette. Its a beautiful car.

But for some weird reason I don't want to be a "corvette guy." I don't know if that's weird or if anyone else feels that way.

I don't mind driving a "muscle car" but driving a corvette bothers me for some weird reason.
You know, I have always felt the same way. THey are such beautiful cars, but maybe just TOO flashy? I guess growing up I saw so many middle aged guys driving them, and hearing women say "there is his midlife crisis" just rubs me the wrong way.

With that said, there is an ultra gorgeous 09 CGM Vette sitting in my dealers showroom...oh my....
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:17 PM   #21
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right now it looks like im gonna be going with the C6
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:02 PM   #22
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right now it looks like im gonna be going with the C6
Have you stopped by the Corvette Forum to check out the supporting vendor listings?? Consider $6K to 10K off MSRP for a start.

Good luck and happy hunting.
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The storage space is great but I wouldn't want to put anyone over the age of 5 back there.
I sat in the back seat, it isn't that bad for a short trip, and I definately have sat in worse.
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Have you stopped by the Corvette Forum to check out the supporting vendor listings?? Consider $6K to 10K off MSRP for a start.

Good luck and happy hunting.
The deals on Corvette are prolly once in a lifetime.
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scott has a good deal on the vette, if i remember right its under invoice
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