Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Gen5DIY
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Chevy Camaro vs...


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
pruettfan
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS / 2011 Z28
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 333
2SS Camaro vs 1lt Corvette C6

This is kinda crazy but I can get a 2009 1lt Corvette with Z51 for $39,500 or a 2SS for about 36k. I am pretty split. I have a long history with the Camaro and love the connectivity, styling and history of the Camaro but the Vette is calling pretty loudly.
pruettfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 12:08 AM   #2
Phenix
 
Drives: 2015 Camaro 1SS/RS 1LE
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 116
What do you want out of the car? Performance or practicality? The 2 aren't really in the same league. Corvette = faster, better handling, sportier. Camaro = back seat, bigger 'wow factor' (for now at least...). Do you want a sports car or a muscle car? I'm in just about the same position, but I need a backseat, got a baby on the way.
Phenix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 12:48 AM   #3
TaylorRyanSS
COTW: 12/13/10
 
TaylorRyanSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 7,881
CAMARO!
__________________

"Are you one of those boys who prefer cars to women? - I'm one of those boys that appreciates a fine body, regardless of the make."
1969 CAMARO JOURNAL: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341239 | FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/taylor.ryan.apt | GRAPHIC DESIGN: www.aptdesigns.net
TaylorRyanSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 02:11 AM   #4
zman302
DZ 302 4spd
 
zman302's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 Z/28
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 131
Quote:
Originally Posted by pruettfan View Post
This is kinda crazy but I can get a 2009 1lt Corvette with Z51 for $39,500 or a 2SS for about 36k. I am pretty split. I have a long history with the Camaro and love the connectivity, styling and history of the Camaro but the Vette is calling pretty loudly.
I know what your saying, there is one like that here, 38000 for a 07 vette with 3000 on it. Little faster car that handles better and no waiting on it. But at the end of the day its just an ordinary Vette, Right now the Camaro is the "it" Car.
__________________
1969 RS Z/28 DZ302 4spd
1986 Fiero GT
1984 Fiero 2m4
1993 Indy Pace Truck
zman302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 07:37 AM   #5
GTengineer
 
GTengineer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2004 Z06
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Yorktown, VA
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by zman302 View Post
I know what your saying, there is one like that here, 38000 for a 07 vette with 3000 on it. Little faster car that handles better and no waiting on it. But at the end of the day its just an ordinary Vette, Right now the Camaro is the "it" Car.
ordinary vette

To the OP. It really depends on what you need out of it. You can go with a car that compromises on some things and makes it better all around. Or go all out performance and have a more impractical car.

I was in somewhat of a similar position, I ended up keeping my POS 3.8L Camaro for daily driving (paid off) which has excellent MPG and get a bar-non, no compromise performance for playing on the weekends (C5 Z06).
__________________
2004 Corvette Z06
1996 Camaro 3.8L (M5)
GTengineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 09:48 AM   #6
jpsuperman81
That's Right 478whp450tq!
 
jpsuperman81's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS Rally Yellow
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Indian Trail, NC
Posts: 2,331
I considered the vette too, but i wanted a slightly more everyday car. Also I wanted a fully loaded camaro and not a base model vette. And basically because I grew up loving first gen camaro's. Only vette for me would be a fully loaded ZO6 and thats what 75 or 80 brand new which is double my camaro. Assuming of course the ZR1 will always be out of my price range even though technically it would be the top line.
__________________
I would like to apoligize ahead of time if any of my posts bother you, I am quite a large smartass and very expressive of my opinion!
I came here to chew bubble gum and kick ass and I'm all out of bubble gum!
Ordered Feb. 13 2009: 2SS/RS/M6/Sunroof/ Rally Yellow built 8/7 Vin# 33534, Delivered 8/26/09!
jpsuperman81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 09:55 AM   #7
Crowley
Okie doke
 
Crowley's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 GT500
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: McKinney Texas
Posts: 3,569
If you don't need back seats at all, I say it is a no brainer .. grab the C6 !!

Crowley
__________________
Crowley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 10:08 AM   #8
DGthe3
Moderator.ca
 
DGthe3's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Grand Am GT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 23,606
Send a message via MSN to DGthe3
The majority of people here will tell you to get the Camaro. I'm one of them. As others have said, it will be a more practical car. But if you are looking for a sports car, well the Camaro can't compete with the Corvette.
__________________
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
__________________
Originally Posted by FbodFather
My sister's dentist's brother's cousin's housekeeper's dog-breeder's nephew sells coffee filters to the company that provides coffee to General Motors......
........and HE WOULD KNOW!!!!
__________________

Camaro Fest sub-forum
DGthe3 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 10:13 AM   #9
SSOOCH
Camaro SL,UTs
 
SSOOCH's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS/RS #16429
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Jordan, UT
Posts: 7,355
Neither is practical. Both kick ass. Good luck with your decision. But in performance, the vette wins, but in attitude CAMARO all the way!!
__________________
SSOOCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 12:46 PM   #10
TomServo
 
Drives: 2007 Z06
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Swansea IL
Posts: 727
Quote:
Originally Posted by zman302 View Post
But at the end of the day its just an ordinary Vette
That's funny.... And I thought we all appreciated a well balanced high performance car built by Amarican's for American's.
TomServo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 01:15 PM   #11
delius
David Hayter
 
delius's Avatar
 
Drives: F-body
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Greensboro
Posts: 194
Well....the Camaro is gonna be badass ...the vette...has always been badass...but...its been on the market FOREVER.

The camaro has the explosive styling versus the similair vette styling we've seen for the past 30 years.
And I'm sure its a little less expensive to insure a Camaro vs the Vette.

Of course I am gonna say Camaro though...i ordered one.

But why not the obvious choice and buy....BOTH!!!

seeing how obama killed performance cars by 2016...not much time to get one of these beasts.
__________________


I want my camaro....NOOOOOOOOOOW!!! /turn yellow
delius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 01:25 PM   #12
Redvet1
Members Member
 
Redvet1's Avatar
 
Drives: 75 Vette, 07 Sierra, 08 vette
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpsuperman81 View Post
I considered the vette too, but i wanted a slightly more everyday car. Also I wanted a fully loaded camaro and not a base model vette. And basically because I grew up loving first gen camaro's. Only vette for me would be a fully loaded ZO6 and thats what 75 or 80 brand new which is double my camaro. Assuming of course the ZR1 will always be out of my price range even though technically it would be the top line.
The wife and I had been contemplating getting a new vette for years and had planned on getting one this year. Even when we saw the first Camaro in 2006 at a car show we weren't sure we would wait for it. Then we started crunching numbers on the price for performance. Practicality of 2 seats vice 4was not in the discussion. Then she said she kind of liked the mustang and wouldn't you know it the only model she really liked was the GT500 top of the line one. I said of course, but if we are going to spend 48K or more then we are going with the vette and she agreed so we had no argument there. Then we decided to just wait for the camaro, she used to have an 81 firebird that she owned and loved for 13 years until her son wrecked it and since the 69 is pretty much my all time favorite camaro we ended up just having to order the new one and are impatiently waiting for it now. I am with some of the other posters in that I did not want a base vette but probably a z06 and of course they are much pricier than the camaro. Even though I have an older vette and love them all, gotta have the camaro. My eyes are drawn to every vette I see on the road pretty much every time I see one regardless of year. Except for some of those ugly 80's ones. Lets just call those the dark years for vette's.
Redvet1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 06:10 PM   #13
GMRULZ

 
GMRULZ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS & 2008 C6
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 1,823
Quote:
Originally Posted by pruettfan View Post
This is kinda crazy but I can get a 2009 1lt Corvette with Z51 for $39,500 or a 2SS for about 36k. I am pretty split. I have a long history with the Camaro and love the connectivity, styling and history of the Camaro but the Vette is calling pretty loudly.
Unless you need or may need the back seat, the Vette. Hate to say it as I was an Fbody guy since 1986 but, I`ve owned 2 vettes now and well they are all around a better performer. Thats why I`m keeping my Vette and getting a 2SS to cart the wife and 2 little ones around in when not rollin in the SUV...
__________________
2010 SS L99, 536rwhp 10.843@126.72. Whipple Supercharger stock pulley, ARH 1 7/8 longtubes w/ catted xpipe, magnaflow 3" mufflers, ADM Race CAI, 3:70 gears, lightweight wheels and nitto drag radials. Stock internal L99, stock converter.

Bolt on best before blower 12.22@113.29 w/ nothing but ARH headers, catted x-pipe, ADM CAI and a tune on stock Pzero`s!

Other car 2008 C6 Ls3, z51, A6, Npp Exhaust, best bonestock pass 11.80@118.82, Number 2 on the Corvette Forums Bonestock fastest list..
GMRULZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2009, 03:10 AM   #14
Rock36
I just like V8s
 
Rock36's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 Corvette Z06
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 919
I'm torn by this myself. You would never ever go wrong with getting a Vette, but the Camaro is the "it" thing right now. I myself am leaning towards a vette right now however, especially if I stumble across a great deal on a 06-07 Z06.

FWIW plenty of people use Vettes as daily drivers.
__________________
"Anyone know who sells the driver mods?"

2007 Corvette Z06: Le Mans blue, 2LZ

Rock36 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SEMA Camaro: Yellow Camaro Concept Tran Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 45 09-01-2011 02:19 PM
3rd Annual Corvette Open House at MacMulkin Chevrolet-WELCOMES the ALL NEW CAMARO!! MacMulkin USA - New England 10 06-09-2009 04:14 PM
Detroit News panel wants GM to build Camaro concept Tran 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12 03-15-2009 04:38 PM
UPCOMING CAMARO IMPORTANT DATES CamaroScotty 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 125 01-11-2009 12:31 AM
Q&A with fbodfather (Scott Settlemire) regarding upcoming Camaro JustinZS 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 22 05-20-2008 07:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.