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Blade
05-13-04, 07:26 AM
If your current Corvette were totaled , would you buy another used Vette or get a new C6?

BTW: It was not your fault, you're getting a check from the moron's insurance company!

Blade
05-13-04, 07:29 AM
Considering this would be sometime in the future and all the new C6s were available I would get the new Z06.

Drive careful and watchout for the other guy!

warren s
05-13-04, 10:06 AM
Used C5 !!!!

I bought 2 first year new GM models in the past, both were terrible mistakes.
Also the depreciation issue.

JBsC5
05-13-04, 01:36 PM
C5 Z06 would be what I would buy..


I'd probably buy a preowned 2002 Z06 for ~35 grand because they are such awesome values..

or buy a new Z06 for around 43 grand...

If the C6 Z06 were out..I'd buy that hands down.

Corvette Junkie
05-13-04, 06:54 PM
I would buy a C6. Wait I'm doing that anyway.

reefdiver
05-13-04, 08:50 PM
I think I'd have to buy that spiral grey 2004 coupe I've been eyeing up. Damn....that's a nice ride !!!!! :)

GusVette
05-16-04, 12:39 AM
I think I'd go with a C6 Z06, but I still don't care for the exposed head lights.Gus

bill81vette
05-16-04, 04:57 AM
I think I would stick with my 81 or another C3,maybe even an early C4

jim's82
05-16-04, 05:47 AM
Definitely another C3...... nothing against the newer ones, just hooked on the sharks.

KANE
05-16-04, 01:17 PM
An eye for an eye-

I say buy what ya had before. If you didn't want it anymore... you would have sold it already. Besides you weren't driving it anyways because you were trying to keep the miles off before you sold it!!!!

Rain
05-16-04, 10:42 PM
Lord, I couldnt afford the hike in my Tag and Insurance!!!

taegdh
05-17-04, 06:30 PM
I think the C-6 looks btchn! Like the fixed lamps and the round lamps in the rear. The interior looks as if it were well thought out. I know the FLP mount has the aerodynamics of a cement block, but you don't need them here in SC.

So what if I'd have to come up with a bunch of money, I've got 20 years til retirement, unless the OL can get a job making a salary on which she can support me in the level of comfort I would like to become accustomed!

twostick
05-17-04, 08:55 PM
New C6...........I see the C2 coupe in the lines and it is calling to me $$$

Dave L.
05-17-04, 08:56 PM
I'd get another 80 or 81.

Tsker79
05-18-04, 11:31 AM
All things being equal, Id buy a 1967 tri-power 427. No wait, I couldn't afford it in 1967 either. Guess I'd just get an early C-5

Greenie
05-30-04, 07:08 AM
If your current Corvette were totaled , would you buy another used Vette or get a new C6?

BTW: It was not your fault, you're getting a check from the moron's insurance company!
I would try to find a "leftover" 04 Magnetic Red roadster which is what I did yesterday! I dont like the C6 "a little"! The interior, IMO, looks like a Pontiac, the front looks like a Mitsubishi/Viper whatever and the rear they never finished. This will be my tenth vette and its the first time Ive gone "backwords"! I saw the C6 at the auto show and thats what clinched it.

DWS'03Z
05-30-04, 07:30 AM
I would get another Z.....do not like to buy 1st year models....

C5N-Till the C6
06-05-04, 03:12 PM
Very SAD day today. I have to make this decision. While parked in front
of my work today a Beater hit my 00' C-5. It looks to me like it should
be a total loss, and I will fight to the end with my insurance company if they
say different, my body shop guy tells me I dont want the car after it's
repaired, he says it'll never be the same after a repair like this, not to mention
the lower resale value.

Anyone have a date of when the new C-6 will be available?

I just not sure if I can be without!

GusVette
06-05-04, 03:15 PM
Sorry Man!

I hope it works out well for ya.
Gus

Rain
06-05-04, 03:18 PM
Ouch. glad you were not in it at the time - could have been needing replacement parts for you!

I don't have a clue on the C6 availability - but, there are some great deals on C5s if you would rather have a smaller payment, tag, and insurance!

Goodluck and keep us posted
Rain

Greenie
06-05-04, 03:48 PM
Some dealers are claiming Aug. for the coupe and others say Sept/Oct.

Bob_K
06-05-04, 08:17 PM
Most likely I'd go for a early C3 (non-emissions) ,C4 (anything but crossfire) or C5. I'd take the money I saved from the C6 and do exactly whayt I'm doing to my current C3..."tweak it". New suspension (not needed on the C5, not much on C4 either), and then tweak the engine to make enough power that I can't ever use it all on the street.

Tom Bryant
06-06-04, 04:33 AM
Everything I'm reading says August for the C6. For me, I would have to get that triple black '65 fuelie I've always wanted. However, if I lived where I could use a Corvette for daily transportation all year around I'd do a 2 year lease on a new C6 then upgrade to a new Z06.


Tom

1g1yy
06-07-04, 07:37 AM
I like the looks of the C5 better, and so would get another one -- then mod it past the performance of the C6! And it would still cost less than a new C6!

Rain I love your Aqua C4! Great color.

Rain
06-07-04, 12:45 PM
Thanks - (only 357 made for 1996) and I know of two others down here on the Gulf Coast! hahaha

We enjoy it when we can get it out on the roads -

Rain
:)


I like the looks of the C5 better, and so would get another one -- then mod it past the performance of the C6! And it would still cost less than a new C6!

Rain I love your Aqua C4! Great color.

C6 CRZN
06-07-04, 02:46 PM
I would buy another C5.

LongTimer
06-07-04, 07:11 PM
Since I work about a mile and a half from home, I would buy an older, very clean, but not show quality C2. I'd drive it for a year or so, sell it for what I paid - maybe more if I'm lucky, and buy a C6.

SPANISHVETTS
07-08-04, 03:35 PM
I am not going to say what I would buy because I do not want all of you $@bs driving the price up. I have never been able to love a current production Vette… the only new one I ever bought was the 82 and I did not buy it until Noviember when the dealer was tired of looking at it and knocked another $2K off of GM´s already reduced price. Maybe when the C6 is on the road I will worm up to the C5 but Thunder will still kick their butt to 150MPH.:D

JPS
07-11-04, 08:08 AM
The C6 doesn't appeal to me. It's a commercial product, it is simply not as passionatly build like for example the C1 up to C4's. It already has a target. It has no soul.

F4Gary
07-19-04, 12:19 AM
Only car I ever bought brand new was a '78 L82 SA. great car, but I'll never buy a brand new car again. I can't justify the depreciation factor and there are just too many great used Vettes out there. Currenty thinking about a 40th anniv. ZR-1. Or...maybe...a Callaway! :cool