If you had to pick a Corvette C5 OR Corvette C6 What will it be?
06-09-2005 12:24 AM
06-09-2005 12:43 AM
That's a wierd question. Why would one want the C5 over the C6? I'd much rather have the C6. Built better, faster, much better interior, and in my opinion, better looks...
06-09-2005 09:13 AM
The fixed headlights are (I believe) a first in corvette history. The question is actually asked alot, believe it or not, because there is such a historical following of vettes. Alot of the older crowd who grew up in the 60s/70s (probably not people on this board) would love to crucify the c6's designers.
Originally Posted by Zero Tolerance
Personally, being only 20, I agree with you, as I had only the C4/5/6 lineage during my time.
06-09-2005 11:03 AM
06-09-2005 11:09 AM
The first model Corvette had fixed headlights.
The C5 Z06 is only SLIGHTLY faster than the regular C6. And the C6 Z06 is going to be faster than the C5 Z06.
The red Z06 above has an aftermarket hood and rims.
06-09-2005 11:16 AM
Plus, you can pick up a used 2003 ZO6 a helluva lot cheaper than a new C6 and put in a upgraded cam, headers, full stainless exhaust, underdrive pulley, ported heads and put down some mean numbers
06-09-2005 11:39 AM
Don't forget the requisite "PENIS" personalized-plate.
06-09-2005 11:47 AM
or better yet "Fk Me"
Originally Posted by BigSwede
06-09-2005 12:48 PM
I wanted to put PSSYLIKR on mine but that wouldn't go over too well with the Wife's family at events.
06-09-2005 01:45 PM
Is this pic taken in Holmdel, NJ?
Originally Posted by Changing
06-09-2005 01:55 PM
Bwhahahaha, I like that one! or PSSYE8R
Originally Posted by Zero Tolerance
06-09-2005 02:03 PM
Originally Posted by Methyl1
06-09-2005 03:24 PM
LOL, thats another good one
Originally Posted by BigP0ppa3
06-09-2005 03:50 PM
Depends on what your going for. Obviously a c6 is an obvious winner as far as pretty much everything is concerned but if you are going for speed and want to save some cash, then go with an older Z06 and mod the heck out of it.
06-09-2005 09:07 PM
my friend in high school had a plate that said"H82LOSE" on his 97`lt1 z-28... too bad for him my 00` lS1 SS didnt like losing either. C6 ZO6 is a god amongest cars. go to chevy.com and see how much better the new one is.C5s are sick but you cant buy in a parts catolog what the new ZO6 has.
06-10-2005 06:31 AM
The new Z06 is going to be a Viper eater.. The C6 stock (and old Z06) come real close too..
If you REALLY want to save a few bucks, go for an early-mid 90s ZR1 and modify THAT!
06-13-2005 04:27 AM
How are you going to save money by buying a car with a one-off motor? A ZR1 is so expensive to modify its not even funny...
I wasnt aware the LS6 Z06 was anywhere close to the current Viper... the Gen IIIs run about 122-124mph traps right? Last I saw, stock Z06s barely break 116-118... thats a BIG difference
I'd pick a C6 over a C5 in a heartbeat... sure the Z06 is slightly faster... but you start off with more cubes and better engine management in the LS2... cam upgrades on the LS2 are supposedly pushing well over 450whp with plenty of drivability
Course you could buy a Supra, put on an exhaust, intake, boost cut eliminator, grab a boost controller and make around 430whp and do the mods yourself within a few hours
If I spend THAT much money on a car, it will be a decently fast car that would be awesome to pimp and look at... Right now, my sights are set on a earlier model NSX... look pretty tough with a nice set of HREs or Racing Harts
06-13-2005 09:38 PM
06-14-2005 04:03 PM
Chevrolet says the upcoming 2006 Z06 edition will be the fastest Corvette ever. The new 505-hp Z06 will run from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds, Chevrolet promises. The Z06 gets its extra power from a 7.0-liter V-8 engine and is helped to its faster speeds by lightweight construction: the 3132-lb Z06 has a body built with aluminum, titanium, and magnesium. The Z06 goes on sale in the fall priced from $65,800, including destination charges.
06-14-2005 09:17 PM
I have a C5, and it's a lot of fun.
I looked at the C6. I like the fact that it's quieter, and quicker, but GM really screwed up on the nav and audio systems on the C6. The 12+1 CD player in my C5 is a big plus. Give me a 10 CD changer, and a good NAV system in the Corvette, and I'll buy it.
There isn't a lot of room for a case full of CDs, and if you get their Nav option, that's exactly what you'll need on a C6.
I love the DVD-audio / Nav system in my Acrua TL. If GM were to put the music/NAV system that my TL has, in the new C6, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
As a side note, I've had so many electrical problems with my C5, that the lack of quality in American cars, has really left a bad taste im my mouth. I really wish that Lexus, Infinity, or Acura, would put out a fast car with Japanese quality and Corvette performance for around 50k.
I really wish that the American manufacturers would get a clue and understand the importance of tight manufacturing tolerances. Jeez! The transmission on my '91 Camaro went out at 60k miles. The transmission on my '86 Oldsmobile went out at 78k. The transmission on my '92 Buick went out at 88k. Come on folks! A transmission should last 150k. Give me a car that lasts, or I'm buying Japanese.
P.S. Don't ever get magnesuim rims!
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