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Old 09-08-2009, 01:38 AM   #1
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2009 base C6 vs 2010 Camaro SS...

Prices are narrowing quite a bit between the two cars...which would you guys rather own???
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:54 AM   #2
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Prices are narrowing quite a bit between the two cars...which would you guys rather own???

Are you serious? The only way I would take the SS over the Vette is if I absolutely needed a back seat.
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Are you serious? The only way I would take the SS over the Vette is if I absolutely needed a back seat.
same here.. already thinking of selling ss for a vette
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:06 AM   #4
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Yes i'm dead serious...right now I'm choosing the Camaro over a new Vette. The price is roughly the same for both vehicles and its making me think twice though. I have the money for either one.

I have two children one which turns 2 in a couple of months and a 7 year old. The extra backseat comes in handy in case of an emergency if i'm driving my Camaro..advantage Camaro.

...I do however, have a 2005 f150 4x4 supercab as a daily driver which is paid off so this car is going to be my toy...advantage Corvette.

Styling favors the Camaro due to it being a new model vs a mid model.

Performance favors the Corvette...

Engine LS3 vs LS2 favors the Camaro...

Wife likes the Camaro much more than the Corvette...(old story met me in one while I was in highschool...advantage Camaro.

My plan is to roll my cash into a CD and pay off the Camaro in 4 years...I will earn 2.5% on my CD and pay 4% on my auto loan....In 4 years I plan on using the CD money again and buy a Corvette 2013 when it comes out...am I crazy???

edit* with so many Camaros being built and flooding the market, resale heavily favors the Corvette, which makes it easier for me to turn it in and get something much nicer...ie...65k-70 sports car...
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Yes i'm dead serious...right now I'm choosing the Camaro over a new Vette. The price is roughly the same for both vehicles and its making me think twice though. I have the money for either one.

I have two children one which turns 2 in a couple of months and a 7 year old. The extra backseat comes in handy in case of an emergency if i'm driving my Camaro..advantage Camaro.

...I do however, have a 2005 f150 4x4 supercab as a daily driver which is paid off so this car is going to be my toy...advantage Corvette.

Styling favors the Camaro due to it being a new model vs a mid model.

Performance favors the Corvette...

Engine LS3 vs LS2 favors the Camaro...

Wife likes the Camaro much more than the Corvette...(old story met me in one while I was in highschool...advantage Camaro.

My plan is to roll my cash into a CD and pay off the Camaro in 4 years...I will earn 2.5% on my CD and pay 4% on my auto loan....In 4 years I plan on using the CD money again and buy a Corvette 2013 when it comes out...am I crazy???

edit* with so many Camaros being built and flooding the market, resale heavily favors the Corvette, which makes it easier for me to turn it in and get something much nicer...ie...65k-70 sports car...
No dude. Everything but a backseat favors the Vette. LS2? The new Vettes have the LS3 since 2008. The Vette is quicker, lighter, handles better, brakes better....I could go on. Looks are subjective.
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What made you choose the camaro over the vette 211??? If I may ask?
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What made you choose the camaro over the vette 211??? If I may ask?
Well I had a V6 Camaro, was hoping it would be fast enough but I missed the V8. Looking to get an SS now. I dont own a Vette because I am 6'1 270 lbs and its just not comfortable enough for me to ride in more than 10 minutes, or I would have one.
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I was worried about fitting in the car, but I recently went down from 240 to 195 in weight..i'm 5'11 so I don't think headroom will be much of a problem. I think the headroom is actually better in the vette, but i'm sure the seat has got to be tighter.

Did you already get rid of your camaro?!? If you did and are looking for an SS I have seen some dealers advertise at MSRP. I'm not sure if any are located in CA, but theres a dealer in texas. If you qualify for a discount some dealers are even accepting that...college grad program and credit union discounts...
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Thanks but I am in Cali. Wont be financing, will be buying outfight. Let me know if you hear of anything out this way and keep us posted with what you decide. Thanks
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If you have the money for either of them I would get what you want to be seen in and fits your personality best.

If you want a sports car get the vette.

If you want a sport coupe that you can take your kids for a spin in with you as well as bring back memories of when you met your wife, get the Camaro.

The Vette is an awesome sports car, but around here where I live guys that drive Vett's are just guys that drive a Vette there are a TON of them just like the mustang and no one really looks twice at them. The new Camaro is allot of fun if you are the type that likes allot of attention. Sure that attention and excitement is going to wear off in a year or so, but you are planning on a 70k sports car in a couple years anyways...
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Are you serious? The only way I would take the SS over the Vette is if I absolutely needed a back seat.
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Get the Vette. Camaros will be dime a dozen here soon, so that reason is pretty much null.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:44 AM   #13
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I don't like the base vette's they look pretty lame IMO, unless you dropped it and got a Z06 kit, without of course adding the badges
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All depends on what you want and exactly how good the deal is.
For just driving the Vette is an amazing sports car at a bargain price these days but if it was me I would be very tempted to pass that bargain for the 2010 with the Grand Sport option pack.
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Used low mileage Z06's are in the 40-50K range private party, consider one of those if your looking at Corvettes
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If you have never owned a Vette, at least once in your life, you must. Nothing like them. Also, there is no such thing as a 'base Vette'. They are Vettes...period. The so called 'base vette' has more on it than most loaded cars, including our beloved Camaro. And no, I do not own a 'base Vette Convertilbe', it is a Corvette Convertible with every available factory option but a Vette just as is a coupe with no options.

Sorry, but can't believe how some posters seem to try to put down the Vette if it is simply a coupe. They are all extremely nice and superior in nearly everyway to our beloved Camaro. Is the Vette the best thing since sliced bread? NO. But it is the best performance bargin out there in my opinion.
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If you have never owned a Vette, at least once in your life, you must. Nothing like them. Also, there is no such thing as a 'base Vette'. They are Vettes...period. The so called 'base vette' has more on it than most loaded cars, including our beloved Camaro. And no, I do not own a 'base Vette Convertilbe', it is a Corvette Convertible with every available factory option but a Vette just as is a coupe with no options.

Sorry, but can't believe how some posters seem to try to put down the Vette if it is simply a coupe. They are all extremely nice and superior in nearly everyway to our beloved Camaro. Is the Vette the best thing since sliced bread? NO. But it is the best performance bargin out there in my opinion.
this made me lol ..

Anyway .. I think the OP was meaning that the BASE price of the vette is only a little higher than a decked out 2SS / RS ..

IF I could own a 2 seater, there would be a vette in my garage instead of the camaro ..

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this made me lol ..

Anyway .. I think the OP was meaning that the BASE price of the vette is only a little higher than a decked out 2SS / RS ..

IF I could own a 2 seater, there would be a vette in my garage instead of the camaro ..

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Yes, after I read it again I agree. Sorry.
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Me thinks this thread is a plant by 'Vette owners who see the Camaro as stealing their thunder lately, and have to hammer it home that the Vette is still King. Owned several in my lifetime, but I am still happier with my Camaro purchase Pound for Pound, $ for $, of any vehicle I've ever owned


And yes there is such a thing as a base 'Vette coupe, and dealers are discounting them to get rid of them (small brakes and all). Anyone priced a 3LT or Z51 lately with all the trimmings? A convertible with power roof? These are 60k plus cars MSRP and certainly not being fire saled at anywhere near SS territory, and they certainly are not twice the car the Camaro is. Only the Z06 is........period
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edit* with so many Camaros being built and flooding the market, resale heavily favors the Corvette, which makes it easier for me to turn it in and get something much nicer...ie...65k-70 sports car...

and 35k a year produced Vettes not flying off the lots like they used to represents future better resale as well?

Buy what you like, any modern car is a resle turd take a 360 Modena Spider that used to sell for a 1/4 million now they can be had for 80k with less than 20000
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and 35k a year produced Vettes not flying off the lots like they used to represents future better resale as well?

Buy what you like, any modern car is a resle turd take a 360 Modena Spider that used to sell for a 1/4 million now they can be had for 80k with less than 20000


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this is a very close call in my mind.
i love, love corvettes.
i think i would get one if i had the money.
mmm, grandsport. (:
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2009 vettes 0% for 60

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I would take the 2010 Camaro over the Vette anyday, but that is JMHO.


P.S. -- I had that choice and it wasn't difficult for me.

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Not many 2009 Corvettes laying around this neck of the woods, other than the automatic sissy mobiles. One optioned out would be a 2010, and Chevy keeps jacking up MSRP.
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