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Old 06-09-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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Corvette or Camaro, which do you like better?

For all of those who have owned both the Corvette and the Camaro which one do you like better?
Which car is more fun in your humble opinion?
I love my Camaro but only can imagine how much fun a Corvette would be.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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Don't own a vette but having the opportunity to drive my dads '09 Zo6 from time to time is effing awesome. It's a BEAST lol
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:36 AM   #3
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The Camaro's cooler... and sorry vette guys, it really did eclipse the vette as *the* Chevy model lately

see the Camaro on more car care products, billboards, advertisments, etc.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:38 AM   #4
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:38 AM   #5
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I have owned both and absolutely love both, but Camaro always comes first with me, they are the two best cars on the streets
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:31 AM   #6
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I have owned both and I still prefer the Camaro. I feel like this...when I parked my Vette I just walked away and went inside. Anytime I park my Camaro I always turn around and look at it before leaving. Something about the car just really appeals to me more. Though the Vette is faster and handles a lot better.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:18 AM   #7
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For all of those who have owned both the Corvette and the Camaro which one do you like better?
Which car is more fun in your humble opinion?
I love my Camaro but only can imagine how much fun a Corvette would be.
I have owned a 1970 454, 1984 Z51, and a 2004 C5 Corvette. Pictured is my best friends 2013 427 convertible with my SS. The Corvette's are typically faster, handle better, and get the same or better mileage. I love Vettes, but, my favorite car of the many performance cars I have owned was my 1969 Z/28. I was going to get a GS convertible, but, I loved the styling cues of the '69 implemented into the Camaro5, and the Camaro is more comfortable, with better leg room and has somewhat useable rear seats. Also my fully loaded Camaro was almost $20k less than a comparable GS Corvette convertible. My best friends' 427 is incredible though. No comparison in performance. He smokes ZL1’s all day long. If you want supercar type all around performance get a Z06 or ZR1. On the other hand, if you can afford it, my other good friend and colleague has a 2012 Porsche Turbo S and that smokes Z06’s, ZR1’s and 800rwhp Camaro’s all day long from a dig on street tires and gets 24mpg. The Camaro is a nice, good looking cruiser and I have no regrets at this time with my decision. IMHO, to anwser your question finally,a Z06 or ZR1 are more fun from an all around performance standpoint. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:19 AM   #9
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Definitely a vette.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:13 AM   #10
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I have owned 2 Corvettes and 3 Camaros and love them all. It's funny how these 2 models are so similar (both Chevy 2 doors that usually share the same engine, etc.) yet I treated them so different. I didn't mod my C5 or C6 much because the performance I wanted was already there. The sticker price on those Corvettes was also higher so not much left over for me to do anything other than gas em up and drive! Even though my current Camaro has the same HP as my C6, I find myself modding the Camaro more to get the performance I had in the Corvette. This is not a negative in my mind because modding is so much fun. Also since the sticker price is lower I can do more stuff to make is stand out. If I had to choose my "dream" car though it would be a 1966 427 Corvette Convertible. I recommend that everyone own at least 1 of each model at some point in their life because they both are completely AWESOME!
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:14 AM   #11
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I find it hard to compare my 05 vette to my 12 camaro. But for me the vette wins in the handeling and power and looks. Personally I got way more attention in the vette and didn't see a lot of then driving around. I also miss my Targa top. That being said I love my camaro ss and as my first brand new off the lot car I plan to keep it and mod it. I get compliments on it and it gets its fair share of stares. It is also a blast to drive and puts a smile on ny face when I press the go pedal.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:48 AM   #12
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I have never been a fan of the Vett I have driven plenty as well as rented one for the weekend to see if that was the route I wanted to go but the car did nothing for me.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:49 AM   #13
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For me comparing a vette to a Camaro is apples to oranges. I have driven one vette before and several camaros. The vette had a much better stance and overall handled better and of course was quicker. But when it comes to looks I prefer the styling of the Camaro over the vette.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:51 AM   #14
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I just traded a 2011 Base Corvette in on a 2013 2LT Vert. If the passenger accomodations of the Corvette were better I would still be driving it. It was a total hoot to drive. What I didn't like about it was non rotatable different size tires, reliance on at least 91 Octane and Passenger comfort. Handling performance mileage were amazing. One day I was driving across Utah with the cruise set at 86MPH and the instant MPG readout was showing 31 MPG, The faster you drove it the better the Mileage got. Now the V6 Camaro has way more than adequate power decent mileage, is harder to pack for a trip than the Vette was. So far my biggest surprise is the Camaro is turning more heads than the Vette did, seems I can't stop for gas without someone complimenting me on how good it looks. If the passenger accommodation of the new Stingrays improves I may convert back to a Vette.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:54 AM   #15
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Dunno. But a Corvette 7 will be in my garage, possibly later in the year, more likely it will be a 2015, Fall of 2014.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:04 AM   #16
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2 weeks ago I traded my 12' Grand Sport for a ZL1. Both are fantastic cars & each have their advantages. For me simply, the wife did not enjoy driving the corvette & she really missed her 2010 RS SS. No brainer.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:06 AM   #17
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I feel the Corvette is a far better car. Two things stood in my way in terms of purchasing. The first issue was price. The 1LE is such a great bang for the buck, and $10K plus less than a base model Corvette. The second issue, and this will not effect everyone, was interior room. I test drove a Corvette (2010 Grand Sport with 18K miles on it) a month or two before we ordered the 1LE. The car ran great, and I got a chance to push it a bit. No Jeff Gordon commercial, but the sales guy was squirming. I loved the car, but on my way back to the dealer, I hit my thigh with my hand making a turn.....i simply did not fit! I went right in an sat in a 2013 Camaro, and the driver room was noticeably better. I will get a Corvette some day, but I will have to do immediate seat mods to fit.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:15 AM   #18
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #19
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Corvette ..although, I need a backseat for the next few years and the Camaro was as close to a vette i could get.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:46 AM   #20
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I feel the vette obviously has the edge on weight, handling, power, and all around performance.

But the Camaro has it on everything else, I feel like it looks cooler/tougher/muscleier/sexier, the interior I feel is miles ahead, the camaro doesnt feel as "dainty", the interior room, etc.

I just love it, they did a great job with the 5th gen.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #21
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For me it's the Camaro. When I was car shopping, I could've easily gotten a used Corvette C6 for the same price that I got my Camaro. The reasons I got my car were that 1. I was already in love with the Camaro5 and 2. It needed to be practical. Now I'm not saying the 'vette is impractical, but it's definitely lower than the Camaro, and the roads here in Lebanon are in terrible condition. Plus I like the idea of having rear seats and a usable boot.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:12 AM   #22
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Always been a camaro fan...never a fan of the vettes....they sell vettes at the dealership I bought my ss/rs at....never saw a vette and said ...man...I gotta have one of those.... When I saw the new 5th gen camaro.....I was in love...Had to have one.....I'm just as happy with it now as I was the day I drove it home...maybe more so now....it's paid for...and has been for over a year...
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I have owned a 1970 454, 1984 Z51, and a 2004 C5 Corvette. Pictured is my best friends 2013 427 convertible with my SS. The Corvette's are typically faster, handle better, and get the same or better mileage. I love Vettes, but, my favorite car of the many performance cars I have owned was my 1969 Z/28. I was going to get a GS convertible, but, I loved the styling cues of the '69 implemented into the Camaro5, and the Camaro is more comfortable, with better leg room and has somewhat useable rear seats. Also my fully loaded Camaro was almost $20k less than a comparable GS Corvette convertible. My best friends' 427 is incredible though. No comparison in performance. He smokes ZL1’s all day long. If you want supercar type all around performance get a Z06 or ZR1. On the other hand, if you can afford it, my other good friend and colleague has a 2012 Porsche Turbo S and that smokes Z06’s, ZR1’s and 800rwhp Camaro’s all day long from a dig on street tires and gets 24mpg. The Camaro is a nice, good looking cruiser and I have no regrets at this time with my decision. IMHO, to anwser your question finally,a Z06 or ZR1 are more fun from an all around performance standpoint. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:25 AM   #24
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Have owned several of both...... The Corvette wins in my book.
Comfort, styling, handling and looks.

Had to have a back seat for now.

Don't get me wrong, love my Camaro, but when its time to get back in to a 2 seater, only choice in my book is a vette.

As to the post above about "Chevy's car" bill boards etc.....

They don't need top advertise the Corvette, it has been told to me several times by GM executives...... everyone they build, is or gets sold.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:29 AM   #25
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I've been lucky enough to have a friend that currently owns a C6 automatic and her husband previously had a C5 Z06 with twin turbos and they let me drive both of them. While they were fast, handled amazingly and extremely fun to drive, I just couldn't see driving one every day. I'm only 5'11" but it wasn't much fun getting into and crawling out of them. They would be perfect weekend warriors though.

My Camaro (first one I've ever driven and owned) fits me very well. I've always been a Mustang guy and owned several of them but the new body style just hasn't grown on me and actually turned me away from them! The test drive of my 1LE sold me almost instantly.
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