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Old 06-10-2014, 12:03 PM   #21
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worth about 9.5k
Cheapest c5 I can find in the country is over 13k...
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:14 PM   #22
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No Z06 no care. No manual really don't care. C5 base isn't worth it anymore.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:00 PM   #24
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Cheapest c5 I can find in the country is over 13k...
They make great track cars. HP, easy to drive, well-balanced.

Sucks about the trans, though.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:38 PM   #25
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buy it for 14k, lease it out in da hood for 1k a month, repo it. free corvette in 14 months.
sounds like the perfect business model.... someone should do this...
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Fun car to drive?
Nah not with the auto tranny. It was just a mash the gas and go, or light on the throttle and get good fuel consumption 50/50 split. I would never attempt to take any REAL turns in that thing. Only because it had 100k miles and I didn't fully trust it.

If you're serious about a C5, PM me and I'll let you know what's available at the Manheim auction. I just did a power search and there are 127 C5's at auction right now.
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Are these cars really still fetching prices in the teens/twenties? What was the MSRP on one of these in the early 2000's?
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Are these cars really still fetching prices in the teens/twenties? What was the MSRP on one of these in the early 2000's?
One of my friends paid $23k for a C5 z06 last year, and turned it into a dedicated track car. $20k is still a typical retail price for z06's.

They're stellar track cars right out of the box.
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They make great track cars. HP, easy to drive, well-balanced.

Sucks about the trans, though.
They are in Z06 form. The base is fast in a straight line and mediocre at best in the turns.

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Are these cars really still fetching prices in the teens/twenties? What was the MSRP on one of these in the early 2000's?
The C5 Z06 still goes for low 20's in good condition with reasonable miles. As you get to the mint condition garage queens, the price goes up to mid to high 20's.

I don't know about the base models since I haven't really looked at them.
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buy it for 14k, lease it out in da hood for 1k a month, repo it. free corvette in 14 months.
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They are in Z06 form. The base is fast in a straight line and mediocre at best in the turns.
Not much worse than a stock z06. Every mass-produced car needs tweaks to reach optimum turning capabilities. A base Corvette is still a respectable track car.
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The C5 manual was a long throw transmission, it was long even by the standard of the day. The C6 manual is much much better.

These cars are kind of rickety and have a lot of body chatter, their reputation is built on powerful, dependable drivelines and simple suspensions you can fix with a hammer. IMO If you have to endure the dreadful fit and finish on a daily basis get the 400 hp one so at least the engine drowns out the sound of the dashboard rattling loose.
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The C5 manual was a long throw transmission, it was long even by the standard of the day. The C6 manual is much much better.

These cars are kind of rickety and have a lot of body chatter, their reputation is built on powerful, dependable drivelines and simple suspensions you can fix with a hammer. IMO If you have to endure the dreadful fit and finish on a daily basis get the 400 hp one so at least the engine drowns out the sound of the dashboard rattling loose.
Have you ever driven a C4? The difference between those two cars is amazing. The C4 was a genuine pile.
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Not much worse than a stock z06. Every mass-produced car needs tweaks to reach optimum turning capabilities. A base Corvette is still a respectable track car.
Agreed but the stock Z06 chassis is so much stiffer than the base which is why it makes for a better track car. The Z06 on a track is insane though, rode in one on some hot laps and nearly pissed my pants. The C6 Z06 is even more insane...
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Agreed but the stock Z06 chassis is so much stiffer than the base which is why it makes for a better track car. The Z06 on a track is insane though, rode in one on some hot laps and nearly pissed my pants. The C6 Z06 is even more insane...
I've done some laps in a streetable C5 z06 with seats, brakes, coilovers, bars, and bushings, and that car is a revelation. I've always been a Corvette hater, but I'd drive a C6.
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I have driven a Stock C5 Z06 there was a little chatter fit and finish is not like a BMW.
Seats are comfy but you do slide around a lot.
But that thing is scary fast.
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Have you ever driven a C4? The difference between those two cars is amazing. The C4 was a genuine pile.
The only C4 I have any experience with was the 1990 ZR1 which I rode in a couple of times. I've heard the C4s were a mess.
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In all honestly you guys are comparing the c5 z06 to a c5, the C6 with LS3 is better than the C5 z06 in everyway imaginable. The C6 Z06 still holds one of the greatest engines ever built and placed into production. C6 Z06 > C7.


In conclusion, buy a C6.
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