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Old 06-01-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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help me choose between these 3 cars

i have a choice between these 3 cars.

2005 Corvette C6 18K miles
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Brand New Camaro SS RS
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2006 Porsche Boxster 25K miles

as of right now i am leaning towards the Vette becuase it has everyhting i want in one package. its fast, good with mods, head turner, gas mileage, and im getting it for about $32k. the only thing holding me back is that im 24 yrs. old and most vettes ive seen around are driven by 45+ old men. but its not really a big deal for me since its a fun ass car. but i want the porsche cause its just a blast to drive. i drove it around my area and everything felt right. even though its not as fast as the vette its still a porsche and it belongs to my father so hes welling to hand it down to me. other choice is a new Camaro SS with the RS package which i really like mainly because its a new breed. i love the way it looks.

its a tough choice for me but if u were in my position which would you choose?
i dont really go to track, i dont really need back seats, id like a car with good gas mileage. ive never been pulled over but i still know insurance will be a bitch for all of them especially the porsche but just wondering if u had a choice which one would you take?

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Old 06-01-2009, 10:26 PM   #2
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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Camaro her also. But its your money.So get what you want.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:28 PM   #4
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I'm talking out of my ass here but I was told that the Porsche's are mid-engined cars that are a bit on the expensive side to maintain. I am NOT saying this is 100% fact but this is what I've heard. However, girls will love it.

As for the Corvette, I'm personally not a fan but they perform great. Girls will also love this.

The Camaro, if you don't need a car right at this moment and want something new then I'd choose this. If you want something now and don't want to pay a premium I'd take either of the other two. I also think girls will love this. :P
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:30 PM   #5
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:32 PM   #6
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lol, how can you come on a camaro forum and ask this question!

I would rather the new car but thats just me. Plus insurance on a Porsche is gonna kill!
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:33 PM   #7
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:35 PM   #8
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Camaro by far, wow that was easy!
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:35 PM   #9
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:37 PM   #10
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i would love to get the Camaro especially since its brand new but wouldnt it be a better deal if i get a slightly used vette not even 05 like a 08 with like 35k miles on it for the same price as a new camaro? i mean i have heard the LS3 engine is one of the most reliable engines out there and the vette is faster, better handling, and somewhat turns more heads. i like to get the camaro cause it matches my age better than the vette
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:37 PM   #11
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Is your Dad going to GIVE you the Porsche? If he is then, dah, take the Porsche!
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:37 PM   #12
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:37 PM   #13
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I went to a local dealer to check out the CGM Camaro...it's gorgeous...and there was another older gentleman there looking at it too...me being friendly...I started the conversation and he was telling me that he went there to get a CGM C6...but after seeing the Camaro...he was blown away! He ordered the Camaro instead...TRUE STORY!
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:37 PM   #14
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Camaro hands down. The Corvette has mods done to it? No thanks. The Porsche will be expensive repair wise.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:39 PM   #15
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:40 PM   #16
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SS, it's not everyday a young man gets the opportunity to get a new model cool as hell car. I think if it were me, I'd regret not getting the SS in about 10-20 years from now. Get the Camaro. New and improved, you don't need a mullet anymore to drive one, I shaved mine off in 1985--got-r-done.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:43 PM   #17
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Camaro.

The Porsche is out of the question imo even if it was your dads. They are just too expansive to maintain and fix if something goes wrong.

If I was going to buy a Vette, I would buy a '07 or newer especially for that price. You can buy used '08 Vettes almost brand new (less then 5k miles) for around $35k depending on options.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:31 PM   #18
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Let's think about it two used cars.One not a C6,second one why?I would say that a Brand New Camaro 2ss/rs.You can't go wrong.Would your friends want to drive in your new Camaro or a used car that everyone has.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:35 PM   #19
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Interesting place to ask this question.. how many non-Camaro answers do you expect to get here?

That said, get the 2SS/RS.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:35 PM   #20
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Camaro of course.

As far as head turning, not even close to a Camaro. If you had a brand new ZR1 parked next to a LS with no options. The LS would get more looks. To common folks most people have no idea what's under the hood etc.

Point in case look at the car shows. Cyber Grey ZR1 all alone with a circle of people drooling on a Camaro.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:44 PM   #21
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Camaro.

The Porsche is out of the question imo even if it was your dads. They are just too expansive to maintain and fix if something goes wrong.

If I was going to buy a Vette, I would buy a '07 or newer especially for that price. You can buy used '08 Vettes almost brand new (less then 5k miles) for around $35k depending on options.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:48 PM   #22
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If it's not a Z06 then it's not worth it IMO. Porsches are ok but maintenance costs are a joke and end up being outright ridiculous. Boxsters are the "poor man's Porsche" also. Your best bet is the Camaro SS. Great engine, looks, and your masculinity won't be in question.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:54 PM   #23
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I'd say a vette. They're fun as hell to drive, and if you make it your own, people will know you're not an old man. I have friends that are in my high school with vettes, but not with boxters, and I can guarantee you that it isn't because of price. But if you want a porsche, get the porsche. Depends on what you want in a car. Then again, you are on a camaro message board. As new, awesome, great, and sexy the camaro is, I still don't think it's the same class of car as the boxer or vette. It's up to you what you want to do in the car, so I can't say for you. I know which one I'd get (vette), but that's just because I love those cars more than any other inanimate object.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:56 PM   #24
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Camaro of course.

As far as head turning, not even close to a Camaro. If you had a brand new ZR1 parked next to a LS with no options. The LS would get more looks. To common folks most people have no idea what's under the hood etc.

Point in case look at the car shows. Cyber Grey ZR1 all alone with a circle of people drooling on a Camaro.
If you're going to take it to the track, which would you take? I love the camaro just like almost everyone here, but if it's performance you're into, the zr1 is head and shoulders above the camaro. That may just be because my dad has a zr1 and I love it, or it could be because I am a performance fan. If you don't take it to the track at all, the LS would be more useful for you, though.
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