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Old 10-10-2014, 02:36 PM   #1
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Camaro or corvette

What would be the best buy here. A 2007 corvette auto with 60k miles or a 2010-11camaro ls3 with 40k miles

Who would win in a race as well?

Im in the market for a new car. 2013 5.0 caught my attentions but id rather a chevy
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
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I'd say they would be beck in neck. Your basic break down is would you want a newer car with less milage and more reliability or the sports car with sweet looks? IMO unless the corvette was 09' or 10' and newer I'd get the camaro.
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:27 PM   #4
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:27 PM   #5
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:55 PM   #6
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depends on the price on each one. they are totally different cars. what are you objectives? do you need 4 seats? this is such an ambigious question, there is no way anyone here could advise you. alot depends on you and what you want and how much you want to pay
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:28 AM   #7
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:42 PM   #8
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No I dont need 4 seats. I am 21, about to graduate and go to medical or PA school (applying for both so hopefully I get in) and since the accident I ensured on my v6, I am now forced to look for cars. Im stuck in the 20-25k range and I want a v8. I have the money so now financing. I have found some 2010 camaros for that,2011s, some 06-07 vettes(auto), and a 2013 5.0.

I know these are all the same speed wise, but what do you think is easiest to mod for the price. Something keepa pulling me to the vette even though its an ls2
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:59 PM   #9
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:41 PM   #10
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Corvette would win. But I'd take the Camaro SS!
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:41 PM   #11
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i wouldnt trade my Camaro for a 6.0l Vette. Id have to have a 6.2l. if the vette had a 6.2l (2010-13) id get the vette
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:20 PM   #12
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Comparing a 5th gen to a vette is like comparing a huffy to a nasa rocket
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:25 PM   #13
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Hows the ease of modding on the ls2 vettes? Also I know plenty about the ls3 maros, and I know they are pretty sturdy. Hows the maintenence on them? 05-07 vettes
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:19 PM   #14
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Comparing a 5th gen to a vette is like comparing a huffy to a nasa rocket
Given how politics in the last few years has screwed over NASA, the huffy may not be out of the race.

Have never owned a Corvette, but looking into them off & on. The one constant thing people have always mentioned since I was a kid was that there is a Corvette tax for when you need repairs/maintenance items. Nobody has ever mentioned specifics other than anything they need cost more. Something to keep in mind if you are still in school.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:10 PM   #15
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Just thought I'd clear up something here, the Corvette had the LS3 starting in '08, and is noticeably faster than the '05-'07, which feel noticeably faster than a stock SS. But I would (did) have a hard time with a C6 in a coupe, and definitely couldn't do an automatic.
Maybe just my bad luck, but a '06 coupe and a '08 vert both puked the water pump under 20k miles. Not a big deal though except that my '02 still had the original @98k miles.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:51 PM   #16
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Yeah I found a 2005 with only 50k miles in my price range. Its a manual and I hear they are pretty decent (high 12s 1/4 mile). They guy even has navigation installed. Red seats. Just not to sure. Do I jump on a vette or try to grab a 2011 camaro 2ss.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:48 PM   #17
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Drive them both, you will pick the camaro. The Vet, rattles, bangs, noisy and
no room, fast though. I always wanted a vet and I was disappointed when I test drove one. Bought a camaro, money not a issue, but the ride was.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:57 PM   #18
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Drive them both, you will pick the camaro. The Vet, rattles, bangs, noisy and
no room, fast though. I always wanted a vet and I was disappointed when I test drove one. Bought a camaro, money not a issue, but the ride was.
Wow. What did you test drive a 1984 or something? I had 2 C5 and 2 C6 Vettes, 2 verts one coupe and one Z06 and they were all tight.
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:34 PM   #19
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Tested 2011 coupe 4000 miles and 2013 convertible, both sad , convertible was better than the coupe, but dam sad compared to the camaro.
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:12 PM   #20
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What would be the best buy here. A 2007 corvette auto with 60k miles or a 2010-11camaro ls3 with 40k miles

Who would win in a race as well?

Im in the market for a new car. 2013 5.0 caught my attentions but id rather a chevy
If your going to drive this car a lot, no question, get the Camaro. WAY more comfortable to drive a lot. I am not so sure the 07 vette would beat the LS3 Camaro. Remember that that engine in the vette has 7 years of use on it. It is likely nothing remotely close to what it was when it was new. True the LS3 is also not new and may or may not be producing full power but its likely putting down much more power then the vette.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:51 AM   #21
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I guess Ill be that guy.. Go with the 5.0 its faster then the camaro but slower than the vett and your youngest option!
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:24 PM   #22
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If your going to drive this car a lot, no question, get the Camaro. WAY more comfortable to drive a lot. I am not so sure the 07 vette would beat the LS3 Camaro. Remember that that engine in the vette has 7 years of use on it. It is likely nothing remotely close to what it was when it was new. True the LS3 is also not new and may or may not be producing full power but its likely putting down much more power then the vette.

I'm in this camp. No Mustang. If you do plan on using the car for everyday life the two extra seats and slightly larger trunk will come in handy. I also agree that the LS3 is likely to be putting out more power than the vette, with the cheaper price to mod, you could very well make it quicker and keep the comfort.
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