Last post on Aug 07, 2008 at 12:26 AM
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#100 of 109 Re: C4 [starrow68]
Aug 05, 2006 (2:24 pm)
Well I looked at a C4 Vette. Pretty nice, but getting in and out of that thing would start to be too much over the course of a day. And the clutch is very heavy. Not bad for a few hours of play, but once again something over the period of a long day, in heavier traffic, or when the car is used more often, not what I am looking for. If I go Vette, it will be the C5, and likely an automatic. If it was a car like a BMW Z3, I would likely go clutch. If I went Mustang GT, I would go automatic for pre-'05 and stick for V6 or and maybe stick on GT for the '05 on.
When I opened the door on the C4 Vette I noticed exposed screws holding the door trim on. Is this stock?
#103 of 109 Re: Get The Vette, as old as a 2001 [explorerx4]
Jan 18, 2007 (4:24 pm)
I agree, get the Vette. Price no object to me but value is. The new Mustang is nice but a six cylinder wanna be looks like the GT. I owned 7 original Shelby GT 500s and big block vetts always were faster. Shelbys are worth more but just not a Vett. If you want a fast car how about a WRX? Answer..id rather be seen in a slow Vette than a fast Shopping Cart (WRX) not that the Stang is a shopping cart, but it doesn't compare to my C-5. By the way, the back seat in the Stang is useless so that argument is if little use as to why purchase the Stang. When I replace my C-5 it will be with a C-6 maybe a C-6 Z06, not a mustang.
#104 of 109 Re: Get The Vette, as old as a 2001 [2infiniti]
Jan 19, 2007 (5:44 am)
Don't tell my 2 kids that I haul around every day the back seat of the Mustang is useless.
#105 of 109 Re: Get The Vette, as old as a 2001
Jan 19, 2007 (5:50 am)
IF all the kids were out of the house and college then by all means I'd like a ZO6. As far as seating, the wife can slide up the passengers seat in the GT 2 notches and the 12 y/o fits fine with his PSP. Otherwise it would sit idle on weekends and I stay in the Expedition. IF I had owned 7 original Shelby's I'd be driving one, another in storage, and the other 5 would have bought me a place in Aspen.
#106 of 109 Re: Get The Vette, as old as a 2001 [vertical3]
Jan 25, 2007 (11:52 am)
Hind-sight. The last one I sold, a '69 GT 500 convertible I paid $7,000 for and sold (in 1986) for 21K and thought I did good. Regarding the back seat of the mustang if my 5 foot 3 wife was driving a 12 year old might fit, if I, at 6'4'' was driving, the back seat would only accomodate a car-seat for an infant. I do like the new Mustang, and would rather have it than most other quick cars. Regarding value, read the Car and Driver road test from summer of 2006 comparing a stock C-6 to a new Shelby GT-500. The Vette won well in every category including price. Conclusion: from an investment prospective but a Shelby GT-500, from a better car prospective buy the C-6. From a dollar value prospective the C-5 in my humble opinion.
#107 of 109 Re: Get The Vette, as old as a 2001 [2infiniti]
Jan 25, 2007 (12:19 pm)
Key is to put (in my case my 5'5'' wife) on the right and the 12 y/o behind her. This scenario is the ONLY one where it'd be nice if he was of the age where being seen with your parents slides you down some on the peer ladder.......
By all means, if the planets would realign and my $$$ didn't go for replacing college freshmens totaled cars or 5 figures going to the dentist, I'd look damn good in a ZO6.
#108 of 109 Re: vetts are not fun to drive [johnevette]
Aug 07, 2008 (12:26 am)
I wouldnt say all Ford motors are garbage. I race my 01 GT at the track all the time and still drive it to work with the A/C on. Ive also ran my share of Vettes. They are truly great cars, but I think its just as impressive to get 475hp from a 281 cubic inch motor. And, by the way, 600hp is readily available for me as well, all it takes is a smaller pulley and tune....