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Old 07-05-2009, 11:32 PM   #1
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Am I crazy to pay $37k for 2SS/RS when they have Vettes for $42k?

I have a red 2SS/RS A6 on order @ MSRP for $37k, didn't have to put a deposit down. Probably take 2-3 months to get here. Been waiting for this for over 3 years, ever since the concept came out and I sold my red 2000 SS M6. Always been more of a Camaro fan than a Vette fan but now they are practically giving away brand new 09' Vettes here. There's a silver A6 with chrome wheels going for $42k, black A6 with exhaust going for $44k and another black A6 going for $42k. Those prices include the GM Loyalty which I would qualify for since my mom bought a G8 last year. I believe the Camaro doesn't qualify for this. The other thing is I have $2700 rebate on my GM credit card which I can use the whole thing for a Vette but only $1k on the Camaro which would bring the price even closer.

Benefits of the Camaro are that it has 60's styling, a backseat and is the hottest thing on four wheels (right now). But the Vette is faster, corners better, gets better gas mileage and has a real LS3 (vs the L99 for A6 Camaros). I figure whatever I buy now I'll probably buy the other also within 3-4 years. So maybe its best to get the Vette now since its discounted and get the Camaro later when its not as hyped as much and possibly even have a Z/28 available. What do you guys think?
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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Do what you want bro. But i bet your BASE vette won't get as much attention compared to your TOP MODEL Camaro? Get the concept now why your paying 37k vs 42k lolz... I suggest if you want to save money get a base 1SS which has the same engine and is maybe faster and cooler than the vette you want and than look at the price difference bro...
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I have a red 2SS/RS A6 on order @ MSRP for $37k, didn't have to put a deposit down. Probably take 2-3 months to get here. Been waiting for this for over 3 years, ever since the concept came out and I sold my red 2000 SS M6. Always been more of a Camaro fan than a Vette fan but now they are practically giving away brand new 09' Vettes here. There's a silver A6 with chrome wheels going for $42k, black A6 with exhaust going for $44k and another black A6 going for $42k. Those prices include the GM Loyalty which I would qualify for since my mom bought a G8 last year. I believe the Camaro doesn't qualify for this. The other thing is I have $2700 rebate on my GM credit card which I can use the whole thing for a Vette but only $1k on the Camaro which would bring the price even closer.

Benefits of the Camaro are that it has 60's styling, a backseat and is the hottest thing on four wheels (right now). But the Vette is faster, corners better, gets better gas mileage and has a real LS3 (vs the L99 for A6 Camaros). I figure whatever I buy now I'll probably buy the other also within 3-4 years. So maybe its best to get the Vette now since its discounted and get the Camaro later when its not as hyped as much and possibly even have a Z/28 available. What do you guys think?
It's a hard choice because in 3-4 years, the direct injection engine might be in the vette.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:26 AM   #4
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It's a hard choice because in 3-4 years, the direct injection engine might be in the vette.
True, although because of emissions/mileage regulations it's likely the next Vette may have a smaller engine but more expensive from things like direct injection and more exotic lighter materials.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:47 AM   #5
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You could also pick up a GT500 new, for a little cheaper than a vette if you haven't thought about that route either.

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Old 07-06-2009, 09:16 AM   #6
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You could also pick up a GT500 new, for a little cheaper than a vette if you haven't thought about that route either.
Also a good deal, but this is going to be a daily driver to fight socal traffic so I want an auto.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:18 AM   #7
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Do what you want bro. But i bet your BASE vette won't get as much attention compared to your TOP MODEL Camaro? Get the concept now why your paying 37k vs 42k lolz... I suggest if you want to save money get a base 1SS which has the same engine and is maybe faster and cooler than the vette you want and than look at the price difference bro...
Maybe cooler, but not faster.
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If a 2 seater isn't a problem for you I'd get the Vette.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:13 AM   #9
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Being lucky to have both, I would take the Vette over the Camaro anyday.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:25 AM   #10
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If a 2 seater isn't a problem for you I'd get the Vette.
With those little children seats in the back of the Camaro ... The Camaro is basically a two seater as well.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:38 AM   #11
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I was going to get a vette also but this camaro just does somthing for me.I had to go with the cam for now and maybe get a vette down the road.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:51 AM   #12
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I'd take the Camaro. $5K doesn't really make much difference when buying a car like this but the Camaro is just so damn cool. Plus you get more options/features than the base vette. It really comes down to what kind of car you want though. If you want a true sports car, get the vette, if you want a muscle car, get the Camaro. They really do have completely different driving personalities, and the only way to decide which one you'd prefer is to go out and drive both of them.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:55 AM   #13
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HAve to say a Vette is indeed a vette. Near the pinnacle of sports cars. Camaro's get attention now..they just came back on the scene. By the end of the summer, or this fall, they will not garner that much attention. They will be everywhere.

A vette though, will still be a vette, will still get attention, and every time you drive it you will know your driving a hell of a sports car. Plus it sounds as if you can save a ton of cash on it as well....get the vette.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:05 AM   #14
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Tough call! Either car you choose is a good choice though!
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If your getting a vette get one that's used and save buku.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:47 AM   #16
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Um, why would you want to do that?...
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Kinda tough, I started fighting with this decision after i found out the 5th gen was gonna be a bit porky. imo the camaro is better looking and i need a back seat.If i didn't have a small child i'd buy a used c6 and mod the crap out of it.
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HAve to say a Vette is indeed a vette. Near the pinnacle of sports cars. Camaro's get attention now..they just came back on the scene. By the end of the summer, or this fall, they will not garner that much attention. They will be everywhere.

A vette though, will still be a vette, will still get attention, and every time you drive it you will know your driving a hell of a sports car. Plus it sounds as if you can save a ton of cash on it as well....get the vette.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:57 AM   #20
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Well if you go with the Vette, you're getting a base model. No badging, no upgrades, but a Vette nonetheless, and it will probably outrun your LS3 Camaro every time. But your Camaro is decked out to YOUR specs, which I think would kinda connect you to the car more than if you bought a car sitting on the lot. Plus it's gonna get way more looks than the Vette. And while the Vette is gonna get you to school alot faster, the Camaro is a 2+2, allowing you alot more cargo space (ie: friends, books, beer kegs) than the Vette, which is like a 2+2cupholders right? I dunno man, I'd lose sleep over a decision like this if it were me, (why oh why don't I have problems like this one?...) Corvette is a REAL tempting proposition, but I'm bettin you'll be happier with the Camaro in the end...
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Do what you want bro. But i bet your BASE vette won't get as much attention compared to your TOP MODEL Camaro? Get the concept now why your paying 37k vs 42k lolz... I suggest if you want to save money get a base 1SS which has the same engine and is maybe faster and cooler than the vette you want and than look at the price difference bro...
I agree

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I have a red 2SS/RS A6 on order @ MSRP for $37k, didn't have to put a deposit down. Probably take 2-3 months to get here. Been waiting for this for over 3 years, ever since the concept came out and I sold my red 2000 SS M6. Always been more of a Camaro fan than a Vette fan but now they are practically giving away brand new 09' Vettes here. There's a silver A6 with chrome wheels going for $42k, black A6 with exhaust going for $44k and another black A6 going for $42k. Those prices include the GM Loyalty which I would qualify for since my mom bought a G8 last year. I believe the Camaro doesn't qualify for this. The other thing is I have $2700 rebate on my GM credit card which I can use the whole thing for a Vette but only $1k on the Camaro which would bring the price even closer.

Benefits of the Camaro are that it has 60's styling, a backseat and is the hottest thing on four wheels (right now). But the Vette is faster, corners better, gets better gas mileage and has a real LS3 (vs the L99 for A6 Camaros). I figure whatever I buy now I'll probably buy the other also within 3-4 years. So maybe its best to get the Vette now since its discounted and get the Camaro later when its not as hyped as much and possibly even have a Z/28 available. What do you guys think?
no, its a CAMARO. i lust for vettes too, but..
...ITS A CAMARO. nuff said. either way, good luck and share!!!!!
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I had the same dilemma. However, I decide to go with a 1SS @ 32,500 with BA sound system and auto transmission. I think I’m going to wait until the 2013 Corvette comes out. I think Corvette style is a little outdated. When 05 came out it should been called an update model not a complete re-design. However, the Camaro is really an awesome car I plan to keep for a good while.
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Um, why would you want to do that?...
It's a pretty sweet car. Couldn't go wrong with a vette, gt500, or camaro.
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I had the same dilemma. However, I decide to go with a 1SS @ 32,500 with BA sound system and auto transmission. I think I’m going to wait until the 2013 Corvette comes out. I think Corvette style is a little outdated. When 05 came out it should been called an update model not a complete re-design. However, the Camaro is really an awesome car I plan to keep for a good while.
I agree. The Corvette needs a complete redesign from the ground up. I am so tired of that rear window "hatchback" look on the Vette. That basic look has been around since, what, the late '70's? Get rid of that rear window !
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