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Old 02-21-2004, 09:04 AM
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Very nice. At last the Vette is maturing into a complete GT.
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i already lost interest in this car.
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Hot as helll....never thought i would truly want an american car, but i realy want that.
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Looks outstanding. I'm very impressed. The back doesn't look so bolbous which the C5 convert suffered from
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Originally posted by cusdaddy
Looks outstanding. I'm very impressed. The back doesn't look so bolbous which the C5 convert suffered from
Not as bulbous is good, but it still has the big ass, which I kind of like....
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Originally posted by Crazy Sellout
i already lost interest in this car.

That's how I felt till I saw it up-close/live (at the Chicago Auto Show)
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^ tru, i havent seen it in person.
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i still cant get over the ugly steering wheels
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So, is that rear window plastic or glass?

I am very impressed with the C6. I didn't like the C5 style at all, but the C6 looks very good to me. It is definitely the first Big Three model I've been impressed with enough to dream about owning.
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Base Vette

"As of February 23, 2004, GM's Proving Grounds testing has resulted in a 2005 Z51 Targa going 0-60 in 4.2-sec. and a base Targa doing it in 4.3-sec. The quarter mile performance of the Z51 was 12.6-sec at 115 mph and observed top speed was 186 mph. "
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Base Vette

"As of February 23, 2004, GM's Proving Grounds testing has resulted in a 2005 Z51 Targa going 0-60 in 4.2-sec. and a base Targa doing it in 4.3-sec. The quarter mile performance of the Z51 was 12.6-sec at 115 mph and observed top speed was 186 mph. "
And that isn't the Z06, is it now?
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Old 02-27-2004, 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by heyitsme
Base Vette

"As of February 23, 2004, GM's Proving Grounds testing has resulted in a 2005 Z51 Targa going 0-60 in 4.2-sec. and a base Targa doing it in 4.3-sec. The quarter mile performance of the Z51 was 12.6-sec at 115 mph and observed top speed was 186 mph. "
Nice!

What's the source of this?
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Old 02-27-2004, 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by goldmember
And that isn't the Z06, is it now?
No. It's the base car.
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Old 02-27-2004, 06:06 PM
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nice vert!
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I'm not sure the source, MT has similiar numbers

MT-ESTIMATED PERFORMANCE DATA
0-30 mph, sec 1.8
0-60 mph, sec 4.1
0-100 mph, sec 9.5
1/4 mile, sec @ mph 12.5 @ 115.0
Braking, 60-0 mph, ft 112
600-ft slalom, mph 70.0
200-ft skidpad, g 0.95
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...tte/index.html
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SO nice! I know my next car once the lease on my Z is up. I've always loved the Vette, but the Z made more sense to me at the time, but the C6 is my new love.
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Wow.. That's an amazing color...
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New Vette gets stick as standard; automatic an option for 2005 - - - By DAVE GUILFORD | Automotive News - - Source: Autoweek



DETROIT -- Hard-core driving enthusiasts will love it.

But less-intense Corvette buyers may be annoyed to discover that Chevrolet has flip-flopped the transmission options on its iconic sports car.

When the sixth-generation Corvette goes on sale this summer, a manual transmission will be standard for the first time since 1980. An automatic will be an option.

In the 2005 Corvette ordering workbook given to dealers, GM says it expects 65 percent of Corvette buyers will choose the automatics - increasing the number of optional transmissions GM will sell.

Chevrolet has not revealed prices of the new Corvette. So it is unclear if Corvette buyers who want the automatic will pay more than they do now on the current model. The optional six-speed manual now costs $915 more than the standard automatic.

Production of the coupe will start in July, GM says, and convertible output will begin soon after that. Chevrolet spokesman Bob Tripolsky says GM made the change because most pricey sports cars offer manuals as standard equipment: "It's putting us more in line with where the market competitors are, especially Porsche."

Rick Daniel, Internet manager at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn, Mich., says the 200 customers who have ordered 2005 Corvettes aren't complaining: "Most of your diehard Corvette people are going to want a six-speed (manual) anyway. You're going to hear from the sports and speed enthusiasts first."



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Originally posted by Crazy Sellout
i already lost interest in this car.
Me too... though I'm not thrilled by that fact, lol.
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ROFLMAO ... Chevy just increased the margin on the car
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Originally posted by Crazy Sellout
^ tru, i havent seen it in person.

Yes, wait till you see it in person, but mostly wait till we see the first reviews and then wait till your first test-drive. I think the interest will rekindle.
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Rather have the CTS-V in the background
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The interior looks BETTER than the prototypes we saw at the auto shows! Great job.

Also, who are these people in and around the car. I wonder where those pics came from.

Finally, what a comparo that would have been ah? C6 vs C5 Z056 vs. CTSV
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Looks like a dealer owner.

http://www.z06fest.com/c6.html

That heads up display is very cool.
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Nice find!
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From the front, the C6 looks sooo much more mature of a sports car than the C5. Going with the fixed lights and the front open air intake, was the right decision.
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Holy cow, did you see the VIN number on that puppy? #2.
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Oh, I just figured out where I had seen Warren County plates. That's Bowling Green, Kentucky, home of the Corvette. The guy taking the pictures is Rich Howard, if anyone knows who that is.
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they equipped the new Vette with the ugly steering wheel from the new Malibu!!!
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Likes:
  • clean-looking interior
  • more compact-looking
  • as someone else said, the front view
  • Engine compartment looks gorgeous
Dislikes:
  • Like every Corvette I've seen going back to the mid 70s, the tail end looks like it has a huge fiberglass clip glued onto the back because of that unsightly (and usually bulging) seam immediately behind the rear cornering light
  • While I can appreciate the Corvette checkered flag, I think it's way too prominent on the steering wheel. Downsize it to about 1/3 of it's current size
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I hate the steering wheel.
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oh man id buy that
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I'm in love... This is my next car when my Z goes off lease in 1.5 years
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I woudn't buy that. Only because of the ugly steering wheel.
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I woudn't buy that. Only because of the ugly steering wheel.
You have to be kidding me. I just find the fact that you won't buy a car solely due to the design of the steering wheel absolutely ridiculious.

BTW, the steering wheel doesn't look bad in person. It's thick and looks to be the right size.

I care more about the 400hp/400tq, excellent interior design, nice exterior design and great price-performance ratio more than the steering wheel.
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