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Old 08-24-2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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2007 Vette 6m, or stick with 10 2SS 6m?

So I've got my Camaro on order, but started looking around at Corvettes just for shits and giggles due to those "Corvette vs Camaro" threads that I've seen lately.

I found on a local craigslist ad (LINK) what seems like a nice Vette.

Its a 2007 and loaded but without Nav. I started to think about it only because the 10-day payoff is $39,592.89...and I know that Vette's retain their value very very well. I also feel very bad for the guy since he lost his job.

We're all Chevy folks here...if the backseat wasn't an issue, what would you do?

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Old 08-24-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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I would go with Vette but that is my VERY biased opinion.

HOWEVER.... You can get a C6 in a much better deal that that. Here is a very quick example.

2008 - 8K miles $38,899k and from a dealer which is usually more expensive.
http://www.carmax.com/enUS/view-car/...a-0f1d52c4e025

Same price, only 2k miles
http://www.carmax.com/enUS/view-car/...a-0f1d52c4e025

My point is do more research and you can find much better deals on Vettes. I think you were the guy coming from an Evo? If so I would look into one with a Z51 package which will improve handling alot. Also 2007 = LS2 engine (400 fwhp), a 2008 and above will come with the LS3 (430 fwhp).
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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Oh absolutely. Though I wasn't going to go and make a significant effort on a search for Vettes, but would only do it in lieu of the Camaro if one sort of fell into my lap or if I just found it by chance. The main contributory factor was that he lost his job too.
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you can find a better deal on a Vette if you look around...if back seat isnt an issue just test drive the two of them and listen to your heart...and congrats on your new vette..lmao
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:36 PM   #6
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you can find a better deal on a Vette if you look around...if back seat isnt an issue just test drive the two of them and listen to your heart...and congrats on your new vette..lmao
LOL...There's one a couple blocks away from me, a red c6, I'll go take a drive in it today I think just to see how what to expect roughly out of the camaro

I still want the Camaro more I think...but this will give me something to benchmark.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:53 PM   #7
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So I've got my Camaro on order, but started looking around at Corvettes just for shits and giggles due to those "Corvette vs Camaro" threads that I've seen lately.

I found on a local craigslist ad (LINK) what seems like a nice Vette.

Its a 2007 and loaded but without Nav. I started to think about it only because the 10-day payoff is $39,592.89...and I know that Vette's retain their value very very well. I also feel very bad for the guy since he lost his job.

We're all Chevy folks here...if the backseat wasn't an issue, what would you do?

Er, an 07 C6 for almost $40k...you call that a great deal?

There are plenty of 08's (436HP LS3) out there for less than $35k
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:03 PM   #8
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You can get a new 09 vette for 42k...base model which if you don't have use for the backseat then I'd get a 09 base model vette in a millisecond.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:08 PM   #9
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Er, an 07 C6 for almost $40k...you call that a great deal?

There are plenty of 08's (436HP LS3) out there for less than $35k
A good deal on a 2007 Vette would be something like $30K or less, not $40k.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:16 PM   #10
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Vette... if the backseat isn't an issue I don't know why there is even a question.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:03 PM   #12
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Drove a 2007 LS2 C6 w/ 4500 miles on it and....

















...I honestly wasn't impressed. Maybe my expectations were too high. The acceleration wasn't what I'd expected when I ran through 2nd and 3rd gear. Though I was able to break loose making a right turn from a standstill, I think that was more due to gravel since I never took the traction control off. The steering was a little heavier than I'm used to, but it did handle well once I got used to that. The clutch let out a little high on the pedal, but was very clean on let out. The shifter had a lot more movement to it than I'd thought it would though.

With the interior...while it had the HUD and Nav, the pushbutton start and all that stuff, the interior overall was nothing that a 40k car should have with its cheap flimsy plastic that rattled. The removable top creaked and made cracking noises as well.

The fit and finish on all the Camaro's I've seen in person was FAR superior to this Corvette (tech stuff aside).

So for those that have driven both...hows the acceleration and handling on the 2SS relative to a C6 LS2? Is it comparable on the butt dyno?
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Drove a 2007 LS2 C6 w/ 4500 miles on it and....

















...I honestly wasn't impressed. Maybe my expectations were too high. The acceleration wasn't what I'd expected when I ran through 2nd and 3rd gear. Though I was able to break loose making a right turn from a standstill, I think that was more due to gravel since I never took the traction control off. The steering was a little heavier than I'm used to, but it did handle well once I got used to that. The clutch let out a little high on the pedal, but was very clean on let out. The shifter had a lot more movement to it than I'd thought it would though.

With the interior...while it had the HUD and Nav, the pushbutton start and all that stuff, the interior overall was nothing that a 40k car should have with its cheap flimsy plastic that rattled. The removable top creaked and made cracking noises as well.

The fit and finish on all the Camaro's I've seen in person was FAR superior to this Corvette (tech stuff aside).

So for those that have driven both...hows the acceleration and handling on the 2SS relative to a C6 LS2? Is it comparable on the butt dyno?
I am scared to say anything again about this. Last time I did I got smacked down Any way, I sold my 2007 LS2, 1LT, 6MT with 17K on it for $29,500 in July. Got my 2010 two weeks ago. Best thing I ever did! If you want to talk more PM me. I live in the "sticks" with lots of twisties. Camaro takes them just fine. I can't give a "true" butt dyno yet becasue I am still breaking in but your above post is dead on. PM me and I can tell more about the corvette -vs - camaro in my opinion if thats what you want.
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