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Old 08-10-2009, 08:51 PM   #26
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I sold my 2007 C6 last month and I should get my 2SS tomorrow... I hope it is not a let down!

On the other hand I have had my share of corvettes, 67, 92, 95, 00, 07. I guess I am just done...
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:54 PM   #27
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You would be a fool to buy any Camaro over a C6 Z06.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:55 PM   #28
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I'd say go for the Camaro SS! Puts the Corvette to shame (in the looks dept.)!!
In my personal opinion, the Corvette is a cheap looking sports car. But thats ME.

Keep in mind though, that the Corvette C6 is at the end of it's life cycle. It would suck to drop $50k on a car just for it to be old and outdated in a year or so. Versus the Camaro, which I would assume still has a few (3-6) premium years in it before a major re-design.
Not so. I think they have shelved development of the C7 for the time being. Expect the C6 for several more years. Another C4 in the making. 1984-1996... eeeek, 13 model years with no mojor changes! The C6 has only been out 5 years, well I guess 6 model years if you count 2005 thru 2010.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:56 PM   #29
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I'd go with the Camaro...sure the Vette can go faster, but honestly, IMO...the Camaro kills it in the looks department. But then again...I have never been a Corvette fan...ever...(until I saw the Stingray in Transformers LOL)
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:57 PM   #30
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I have no idea how this person drove the corvette either.

How long do you plan on keeping the car?

If you want soemthing to drive for 2 to 3 years and then on to another toy, I'd get the vette as the original owner has taken the big depreciation hit on it. You could also buy an extended warranty for it still.

If you are going to keep the car for longer than that, I'd get the camaro so you will know how the car has been driven. It is also ordered the way that you want it.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:58 PM   #31
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Very difficult decision...but you have the money, you say -- so....

How important are back seats to you? That's what it boils down to, I think. Performance isn't a huge issue for you, or you wouldn't even be debating.

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Not so. I think they have shelved development of the C7 for the time being. Expect the C6 for several more years. Another C4 in the making. 1984-1996... eeeek, 13 model years with no mojor changes! The C6 has only been out 5 years, well I guess 6 model years if you count 2005 thru 2010.
2005-2013 = 8 years...
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:00 PM   #32
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I never new how different the ZO6 was until I saw a special on national geographic channel, Ultimate Factories

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back seats aren't an issue, Planned on keeping my camaro for life. I am still so torn up between them.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:01 PM   #34
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Very difficult decision...but you have the money, you say -- so....

How important are back seats to you? That's what it boils down to, I think. Performance isn't a huge issue for you, or you wouldn't even be debating.


2005-2013 = 8 years...
That would be 9. Anyhow I was not aware the 2014 would be the C7.

05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12,13... count `em.
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back seats aren't an issue, Planned on keeping my camaro for life. I am still so torn up between them.
Go sit in both...walk around both...see if the emotional attachment is there with the Vette...I think maybe then that will help make your decision.
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back seats aren't an issue, Planned on keeping my camaro for life. I am still so torn up between them.

Then get the camaro. That way it will always be YOUR car.

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ya so i'm gonna change my vote to the z06
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:07 PM   #39
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Very difficult decision...but you have the money, you say -- so....

How important are back seats to you? That's what it boils down to, I think. Performance isn't a huge issue for you, or you wouldn't even be debating.
I also recommend a test drive of both cars. Seriously, that is what my decision is going to boil down to. The ultimate test drive. I will have a very long day of test driving a corvette, a camaro, and a Cadillac CTS. Yeah, I know, why the CTS? thats a whole different story, but seriously, Test drive!
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I would personally correct this and say "Do you want a badass car that goes really fast, or do you want a badass car that goes really fast?"

It's a win/win so long as the condition of the cars are both exceptional.
IMHO you miss the point of a corvette. You can't really equate the two cars, especially the Z06. I would have still chosen the 1LT Camaro if I had to choose, but that's because it fits me and my budget. If budget and wife and daily driver practicality is not an option, there's no comparing a Z06 vette to a Camaro. It's sort of like comparing a fast BMW to a Ferarri. The Z06 is a totally different league.
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That would be 9. Anyhow I was not aware the 2014 would be the C7.
I did simple subtraction that did not account for 2005...my bad.

I don't know anything...just what I've read and heard when it's expected.
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I agree that I should see the Z06, and drive it that may help decide.
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I agree that I should see the Z06, and drive it that may help decide.
Once you drive a Z06...well...just go drive it...I still get chills everytime
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Seriously, Have you ever driven a Z06? It's tribute to American Engineering. It's got a 505 rated 427 small block, most will dyno at 520 right out of the box.
The lightweight valvetrain revs so fast you'd think it's an OHC motor. It's will drive around town all day polite as can be, hit the gas and the exhaust diverts, it growls and you fly.

You can go to a track day at Laguna Seca and smoke most anyone just cruising around in 3rd gear!

Did I mention I really like driving these cars?
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You beat me to it while I was typing. What a car
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I know if I drive the vette I will have to spend hours looking for my socks that get blown off. It is a beautiful car but then again the camaro is drop dead gorgeous although it is much much slower. what will i be happier with in the long run.. hard to say.
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I know if I drive the vette I will have to spend hours looking for my socks that get blown off. It is a beautiful car but then again the camaro is drop dead gorgeous although it is much much slower. what will i be happier with in the long run.. hard to say.
That's the hard decision right there.
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i love the camaro... but vette would be my choice...
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I'd vote for the Z06 as well. A Z06 will still be getting attention long after the Camaro's have become common.
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I know if I drive the vette I will have to spend hours looking for my socks that get blown off. It is a beautiful car but then again the camaro is drop dead gorgeous although it is much much slower. what will i be happier with in the long run.. hard to say.
Well...I love the camaro I really do..but you are going to have to find a way to make it your own...because they are selling like hot cakes...and you will blend in...however a Z06 will always be a Z06 and car enthusiast will always revere it in its natural state..
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