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Old 08-10-2009, 09:07 PM   #51
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There's 2 classes in this society, ones who can afford the corvette and those who cannot. The camaro is the working man's 'vette' and it always will remain much more popular with the masses. If you go back to the 60's and look at a '69 camaro, it slams the '69 vette due to the affordability factor. fast forward to 2009 and it's the same scenario. The camaro will still get the looks 10 years from now and the vette will remain a 'nice' car but won't get the mass appeal that the camaro has. It is entirely up to you, but you'd be missing out on an awesome car for less money and who really needs 500 horsepower that can't be used under normal circumstances.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:08 PM   #52
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tru that, a corvette isnt hard to find, a Z06 is a little harder to find
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:10 PM   #53
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Who needs 400+ horsepower that can't be used under normal conditions?
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:11 PM   #54
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There's 2 classes in this society, ones who can afford the corvette and those who cannot. The camaro is the working man's 'vette' and it always will remain much more popular with the masses. If you go back to the 60's and look at a '69 camaro, it slams the '69 vette due to the affordability factor. fast forward to 2009 and it's the same scenario. The camaro will still get the looks 10 years from now and the vette will remain a 'nice' car but won't get the mass appeal that the camaro has. It is entirely up to you, but you'd be missing out on an awesome car for less money and who really needs 500 horsepower that can't be used under normal circumstances.
I agree with some of your statement especially if it was "Just" an LS3 C6. But don't use the "who needs that much HP" card. Who NEEDs 426 HP? Who NEEDS 400 HP? That would only fly on the Prius Forum.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:12 PM   #55
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Logan, i don't dispute the rarity of the z06 over the base vette, but you're asking for opinions and i guarantee you that you won't be disappointed with the camaro. I have had mine for over 2 weeks now and it's awesome with TONS of looks. The vette in any configuration looks the same to me/???
If you're that torn, No amount of opinions will help you bro.
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Who needs 400+ horsepower that can't be used under normal conditions?
And once again you beat me to the keyboard.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:14 PM   #57
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And once again you beat me to the keyboard.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:14 PM   #58
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haveblue, i am trying to convey that anyone who is torn between the z06 and this car needs to figure out that the 500 hp on the vette is nice, but if someone is torn between both cars, i don't think the hp rating is gonna matter when it comes to choice. Looks alone, the camaro wins......
no matter what vette has to offer. It all comes down to what makes ya happy though.....
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:15 PM   #59
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would be nice to be able to drive both cars one right after the other to help decide.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:17 PM   #60
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It all comes down to what makes ya happy though.....
Well said

But he should drive it. It's different experience. Trust me.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:18 PM   #61
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would be nice to be able to drive both cars one right after the other to help decide.
Pick up a camaro at a dealer, drive it to the owner of the corvette, and test. I've done it before, me and my friend went to a dodge dealer and test drove a truck to another dealer with estimate in hand, when then told the Chevy dealer to show us a truck on their lot that matches it for the same offer. That really works great.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:18 PM   #62
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you are on a camaro web site, i guess i would go with the camaro.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:21 PM   #63
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Sorry man... I love our Camaros, but the Z06 is F N sweet. Not too many miles on it and its fairly cheap. Go for the vette and smoke all the stangs out there!
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:22 PM   #64
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That is tough, but I would go with the Camaro.

I just love it!

I've had two people w/vets tell me they are seriously considering
getting a Camaro.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:25 PM   #65
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Truth be told, I would rather you buy a Camaro from GM as opposed to a Z06 from somebody. Just because it's new and they need the sales.

But it's not up to me, and that's a real selfish thought to begin with.

If you can test drive both, or even just sit in and around a Camaro at a dealer (around here they're impossible to test drive...even the V6s. )...that would be best. You can decide which car fits you better...which you'd rather invest in...which grabs your emotions better. I think emotions are the primary driver in this debate, otherwise you'd have picked the Z06 already.

Some folks have mentioned looks and attention the Camaro gets as a selling point. You intend to keep this car, I assume the Corvette, too if you go that route -- forever. No one can say for sure, but I'm willing to say the Camaro's celebrity-status will wear down after a few years. And after a decade, attention won't matter anymore because there will be newer, hotter cars on the road. For the long-term outlook, ''attention'' shouldn't even be on the checklist, imo. That's not intended as a knock against the Camaro at all, just something to consider in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:31 PM   #66
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I could have got a low miles Z06 for less than 3k over what I paid for my 2SSRS, I could afford a ZR1 but it's not practicle(100K+)so I got the Camaro because it's the what I wanted. The Vett is great, but the Camaro turns waaayyy more heads! Either is the correct choice!
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:33 PM   #67
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Just get both then...LOL
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:50 PM   #68
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Camaro all the way baby. I've had my share corvettes over the years. Time to make a change. Although I would like to have a ZR1 if it could be found around here.

The dealer here in town has a yellow 2008 ZO6 brand new for around 73, which is not that much more if you wanted a new ride.
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i just voted for the Camaro and now it's 50 - 50...lol..35 votes to 35.

i voted the Camaro just because it's gonna be a new car. i've bought a few used cars and ended up with problems with them and dumping too much money into them. i won't buy used anymore. unless it's one of my dream cars, '57 Chevy or '67 Camaro SS.
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The Z06 is the only Corvette I would consider, because it is one hell of a car.

The ergonomics of a vette are nice, the shifter falls right into hand, but the footwell is very narrow. I think a Vette is a an uncomfortable ride for long Sunday drives, my legs develop cramps. You sit very low in a Vette, access in an out with the large doors is a pain the the ass at times. In short, a Vette is fun, has awesome power, but they ain't comfortable--YMMV. A Ferrrari F430 by contrast, is much better thought out in the legroom area, and for me a lot more comfortable

I would choose the Camaro, as it suits me better, and I think it looks stunning.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:08 PM   #71
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. Camaro was only going to be driven on nice days, back seats barely used if any.
Sounds like you already have a bias to me!

I sold my Z06 for the Camaro SS/RS

Just My $.02 (YOU HAVE TO DECIDE)

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Old 08-10-2009, 10:36 PM   #72
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I could have got a low miles Z06 for less than 3k over what I paid for my 2SSRS, I could afford a ZR1 but it's not practicle(100K+)so I got the Camaro because it's the what I wanted. The Vett is great, but the Camaro turns waaayyy more heads! Either is the correct choice!
Camaro turns heads because they are brand new and people don't see them that often. If you buy a Camaro expecting that it will get the same looks a year from now that it does today, you'll be disappointed. I think both cars are super nice, but...I'd still grab that Z06 providing there isn't anything wrong with it.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:48 PM   #73
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I vote the Z06.. I love the Camaro just as much as anyone else on here. But when I go to order my Camaro next March and there's a Z06 around for a decent price, I may also pick one up instead.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:59 PM   #74
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I vote Z06... I mean come on, it's C6 Z06!!!
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One thing I just found out, no warranty left on the Z06, it also has a sound system installed by a company that does installs on Overhaulin'. it also has every option you can get for it. Sounds sick but the no warranty thing isnt good although it is a low miles car. I am going to test drive the vette when the owner has the time. Hey 3GPa, which car do you recommend since you have owned both, pros and cons of either?
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