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Old 08-10-2009, 11:44 PM   #76
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As an existing owner of 06 Corvette coupe,not a Z-06,I can still tell the difference between the Vette and Camaro.Each has 400 H.P.,but the Vette will literally kick the Camaro's ass! The Vette literally throws you back in the seat every time you stomp on it no matter how fast your going. My wife never use to wear a seatbelt till I got the Vette,now she wears it all the time! Everytime I get on the Vette and nail it,the seat belt sinches up and scares the shit out of her. Don't get me wrong,I like my Camaro alot,but when it comes to performance and raw speed go with the Z-06 dude!
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:49 PM   #77
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Are you serious? Silver with Gray stripes? For some reason I don't think that would look right...maybe I'm not picturing it right?
The ugly car.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:18 AM   #78
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Without a doubt: The Camaro.

Hands down.

I considered getting a new Corvette, but they have been around a long time and are everywhere. Don't get me wrong they are great but just everywhere.

I wanted something new and few in numbers at least for a while.

Pick the Camaro and dance like no one is watching.

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Old 08-11-2009, 01:54 AM   #79
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The Z06! No doubt!

The C6 with the LS3 is already faster and handles better than the Camaro (not that the Camaro is bad at these things. It's just not as good as the 'Vette). Then, you add in the fact that it's a Z06 and I really think it's an easy decision.

If it's the warranty or color that bother you, the guy on this thread is trying to sell his yellow Z06 for 50k as well. 6k miles as opposed to 15k miles. http://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-...-creative.html (yes I know it's a mustang forum. That doesn't change the fact that the guy is trying to sell his Z06. And no, I'm not trolling.) I think his is still under warranty since he only bought it a year or so ago.

Good luck with your decision - it's your car, after all. The camaro is a great car. But the corvette is supposed to be the best thing that GM makes. And the Z06 is a better version of that (used to be the best until the ZR1 came around). The Z06 should be hands down better in pretty much every aspect.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:09 AM   #80
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Without a doubt: The Camaro.

Hands down.

I considered getting a new Corvette, but they have been around a long time and are everywhere. Don't get me wrong they are great but just everywhere.

I wanted something new and few in numbers at least for a while.

Pick the Camaro and dance like no one is watching.



I'd definitely pick the Camaro over the 2006 Z06. First of all, it is a new 2010 vehicle. Second, it is currently being treated like an exotic car..Something the corvette never gets treated like. If you want to take the car to the track and are concerned about the speed difference, or winning races...Then get yourself the Vette Z06.. If you want a car to cruise around and occasionally punch it..then get the Camaro SS..
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:54 AM   #81
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It would depend on a couple of things. How old are you? Do you have kids?

If you are younger I can see getting one but if you are older then you may want to consider how low it sits because I know a few guys who loved the car but couldn't stand getting in and out of it because they were older and had issues. My brother owned a 65 Vette and I loved it and the way it handled. Never been in any other one so as far as comparing them I would go with the Vette if you can stand geting in and out and the Camaro if not or if you had kids.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:59 AM   #82
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I have both corvette an camaro. Driven them all, even have many hours in the 09 ZR1. Given the choice, it is tough. This new Camaro is too much fun. But for the long haul, if it is not to be your daily driver, then I would get the Z06. Just a lot of car for the money. If it was to be your daily driver, the Camaro would be the choice. Another thought, the Z06 has already gone through it's depreciation. Used corvettes always hold their value better anyway so in 5 years which one will give you the best return? Best yet, just go ahead and get both. That way, no compromises!
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:32 AM   #83
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If I were seriously considering a Z06. Get the Vette! If for nothing else the sound. In a couple of years you will be able to get a used Camaro on the cheap, in much the same way you are getting the Z06.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:40 AM   #84
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wrongs stripes, i have the rally stripes on order not the hood and hockey.
also that yellow Z06 for sale is in the states and american priced. Don't for get I am in Canada!
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:52 AM   #85
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You can go to a track day at Laguna Seca and smoke most anyone just cruising around in 3rd gear!
I live in the Dallas area and went to TMS and drove a Z06 on the road course and they were all standard shift with upgraded brakes. Once you got to 3rd gear they told you to stay in 3rd all the way around the track, not one time, no matter how sharp the corner, did I feel the sensation of needing to down shift and coming out of the corners accelerating down the back stretch I had all the power you would ever need. It was an incredible experience and any one living in the DFW area should go do this!
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:12 AM   #86
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:02 PM   #87
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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.
LOL WOW. Logic must be passing through a discontinuity in the space time continuum over in Michigan.



For the difference in price .... Z06 unless you need 4 seats
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:16 PM   #88
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Think about it this way- in 20+ years don't you want to say you had one of the first 5th gen Camaros?
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:19 PM   #89
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The vettte, especially the Z06 and Zr1 are awesome!! However, as my wife pointed out , the vette from the back, especially, isn't that impressive looking. I know the vette will smoke the Camaro, but it won't look as nice, in my opinion, doing it. Something to think about...the concept stingray is one of the most impressive sports cars I have ever seen. LOL

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Old 08-11-2009, 12:39 PM   #90
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I went with the camaro.I like the look better right now.I'm not saying a vette won't be in my garage some day.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:41 PM   #91
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A c6 z06 or a zr1 hell yes...any other vette..nah
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really difficult choice, still leaning towards the camaro however
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:52 PM   #93
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:58 PM   #94
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I have both - an '07 z06 and a '10 SS manual (well the camaro is Camarogrrl's actually).

We only have 600ish miles on the Camaro, but I have some thoughts on the comparison of both.

The Camaro is an eye catcher and generates alot of attention from the masses. The z06 generates attention among the enthusiasts that recognize it as something different from the C6.

The Camaro looks like a muscle car (and sounds like one with the muffler delete). The z06 looks like a race car.

The Camaro is fast. The z06 is blindingly fast. Besides a fairly useless 6th gear, you don't really need to ever shift the z06 for acceleration or passing, not so with the Camaro. A 5th gear pass at highway speeds really does need a downshift to be quick.

The LS7 has a "snap" to it that the LS3 lacks when you blip the throttle at rest. It sounds like a race car. With the muffler delete the Camaro sounds very nice and muscle car like. With the exhaust flapper fuse pulled on the Vette it sounds similar though more deep and resonating.

Handling is pretty close (though I don't track my car). We have a nice twisty road leading to our home in the mountains and the Camaro holds its own against the Vette. Though you can attribute some of that to the fact that the Camaro seats are vastly better than the Vette seats. More road noise and feel through the wheel in the vette, but it also likes to follow imperfections in the road more than the Camaro. All buttoned up the Camaro is an order of magnitude quieter inside than the Vette (road noise, valve train noise, etc).

Interior comfort is a wash. The vette is VERY comfortable for commuting and even long distance travel. The road noise is moderate but tolerable. It has significantly more headroom than the Camaro (with sunroof). I like that the drink holders in the vette dont obstruct access to the shifter. The radio is far better in the Camaro. The trunk on the vette (hatch area) is enormous compared with the Camaro trunk.

I really like both cars for different reasons. There is a certainty when I drive the z06 that I am very unlikely to ever pull up to a stock car that can outperform it in any capacity. No one EVER challenges me at stop lights.. ever. That 427ci engine is exotic and intoxicating and evil all in one lump.

The Camaro is dead sexy and very fun to drive and an attention getter at the moment. I wonder about that staying power though in the long run. But it cannot be beat in my eyes if you need to carry more than 2 people (we have two children that fit fine).
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What's wrong with any other vette.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:16 PM   #96
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What's wrong with any other vette.
Nothing at all...I already had my Z06, when I went to pick up my new Camaro..there was a white C6 there...I bought it too...nothing wrong with Chevy muscle at all.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:21 PM   #97
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I have both - an '07 z06 and a '10 SS manual (well the camaro is Camarogrrl's actually).

We only have 600ish miles on the Camaro, but I have some thoughts on the comparison of both.

The Camaro is an eye catcher and generates alot of attention from the masses. The z06 generates attention among the enthusiasts that recognize it as something different from the C6.

The Camaro looks like a muscle car (and sounds like one with the muffler delete). The z06 looks like a race car.

The Camaro is fast. The z06 is blindingly fast. Besides a fairly useless 6th gear, you don't really need to ever shift the z06 for acceleration or passing, not so with the Camaro. A 5th gear pass at highway speeds really does need a downshift to be quick.

The LS7 has a "snap" to it that the LS3 lacks when you blip the throttle at rest. It sounds like a race car. With the muffler delete the Camaro sounds very nice and muscle car like. With the exhaust flapper fuse pulled on the Vette it sounds similar though more deep and resonating.

Handling is pretty close (though I don't track my car). We have a nice twisty road leading to our home in the mountains and the Camaro holds its own against the Vette. Though you can attribute some of that to the fact that the Camaro seats are vastly better than the Vette seats. More road noise and feel through the wheel in the vette, but it also likes to follow imperfections in the road more than the Camaro. All buttoned up the Camaro is an order of magnitude quieter inside than the Vette (road noise, valve train noise, etc).

Interior comfort is a wash. The vette is VERY comfortable for commuting and even long distance travel. The road noise is moderate but tolerable. It has significantly more headroom than the Camaro (with sunroof). I like that the drink holders in the vette dont obstruct access to the shifter. The radio is far better in the Camaro. The trunk on the vette (hatch area) is enormous compared with the Camaro trunk.

I really like both cars for different reasons. There is a certainty when I drive the z06 that I am very unlikely to ever pull up to a stock car that can outperform it in any capacity. No one EVER challenges me at stop lights.. ever. That 427ci engine is exotic and intoxicating and evil all in one lump.

The Camaro is dead sexy and very fun to drive and an attention getter at the moment. I wonder about that staying power though in the long run. But it cannot be beat in my eyes if you need to carry more than 2 people (we have two children that fit fine).
Yup...I have to agree with everything my hubby says.

I completely adore my SS Camaro - so much fun to drive and sounds incredible (w/ muffler delete), but the Z06 is in a whole other class - it's considerably faster and more exotic...and ABSOLUTELY NOT cheap-looking.

As many have said before me, it's really what you're looking for. I think they are different enough to choose between.

Time for some soul-searching - good luck!
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:32 PM   #98
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Post some pictures of the Z06 when you get it home!
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:41 PM   #99
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The roof recal has been done on the corvette. However, he is the 2nd owner, he thinks. Some guy brought it into canada from the US. He says the car is mint minus the odd rock chip here or there but very close to being mint. This car will have to be damn near perfect for me to give up a new camaro. 2000kms on rear tires. has a kicker sound system installed by a group that has been on overhaulin 3 different times. Has a passport radar detector integrated into the car, it also has laser jammers. basically the top of the line radar system. Aftermarket DVD/nav system. Sounds impressive but Still can't make up my mind.
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