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Old 11-04-2012, 01:01 PM   #16
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What did you end up doing?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:35 AM   #17
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I'm going thru the same dilemma myself, right now.

I know that I can boost the performance in the GS, but I can't put a targa roof on the Z06. I had a C5 Z06, which I loved, but from what I have read, the GS is easier to drive fast, and I doubt I will ever track the car.... SOOO...

I'm getting the Z06. lol

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #18
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Ok, I'm getting a C6...Period.
I just don't know which one.
I can get a BRAND NEW 2012 Grand Sport Coupe (1lt) for about $42K with all discounts I'm elligible for OR a 2006 Z06 (LOADED) with 21,000 miles for $40K...
Each time I look at each one I want THAT one...I'm a teacher and have been saving my pennies, and selling my current toys, and want to put about $30k down and finance the balance so my payment is LOW and I don't financially hate my new toy!
Any advice would be great!
Espescially from anybody who has owned both???
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I agree with most of the others here, depends. But I must ask, if you can get a GS 1LT for $42k, couldn't you get a 3LT coupe for the same price? Personally I love the wide body look and the shark gill vents on the GS, but for a Daily driver the coupe allows for more tire choices at better prices with the same power and still plenty of performance for the street.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:04 PM   #19
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What did you end up doing?

I'm wondering the same thing.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #20
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As everyone is saying, it depends on what you are going to do with the car.

If you do track days, Z06 is unbeatable.

If you are going to drive it everyday, GS with removable top would be great.

Either way, you don't lose. Both cars are great value, and will always put smile on your face.

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This isnt the case anymore. The GS has all the strengths of the Z06 without the weaknesses. It has the track hardware, and more manageable power. Thats facts right there. Now if we were comparing the base C6 or Z06 then yes your reason holds. BUt not with the GS. The car is only 200lbs heavier, and a few boltons away from the same power level but with a much safer compression ratio. The GS is the hot setup these days.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:22 AM   #21
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This isnt the case anymore. The GS has all the strengths of the Z06 without the weaknesses. It has the track hardware, and more manageable power. Thats facts right there. Now if we were comparing the base C6 or Z06 then yes your reason holds. BUt not with the GS. The car is only 200lbs heavier, and a few boltons away from the same power level but with a much safer compression ratio. The GS is the hot setup these days.

What weaknesses? 100 hp doesn't matter? And the the weight difference is more than 200 lbs.The GS is NOT a Z06. But it is still a fantastic car. But the Z06 will still top it in performance.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:07 AM   #22
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It looks like 75 HP difference between them.



Also, according to the website, the weight difference is 136 pounds.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:31 PM   #23
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It looks like 75 HP difference between them.



Also, according to the website, the weight difference is 136 pounds.

LOL! It really is such a small difference between the two. When you think about it, that's not even a fat friend in the passenger seat.

And I'm sure you can easily make up 75HP somewhere.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:46 PM   #24
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It all boils down to what you want.

I am seduced by the aura and the extra power of the Z06, but I know there are times when I would really enjoy the top down experience in the GS, and that extra power would probably not be missed, considering the way that I intend to use the car.

If I do decide that the extra punch would be nice (I'm a sucker for the sound of a nice cam, too), then I just tweak the GS a bit here and there...cam, exhaust, etc.

But it's certain I'm not gonna put a targa roof on a Z.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:55 PM   #25
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and that extra power would probably not be missed, considering the way that I intend to use the car.
It all depends on the way you drive. When I drive my father-in-law's 2011 GS, I notice a big difference between it and my Z06. On the one hand, his car is much more comfortable to drive than mine. On the other hand, the power and cornering are not even close. Whatever the numbers in the brochure say, the driving experience is really not all that similar.

On the warranty, my 2006 is still bumper to bumper. It costs me $1300 every 3 years to keep it covered.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:07 AM   #26
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i went with the gs because i did'nt want to drive a manual shift car all over town,(my daily driver). i liked the look of the gs the performance of it and the driveability. taking nothing away from the ZO6, a great car.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:45 AM   #27
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thanks for all the information guys
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:25 AM   #28
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no c6...

Plans change and I traded my toys for a 68 convertible...fell in love and made the trade! No payments or debt!! Thanks to all of you for your replies and advise!
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:48 PM   #29
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Well that is in the complete opposite direction. That 68 is still a sweet ride, like every vette. Post some pics when you can. Good luck with the new ride.
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Thanks. Going to be very sweet if I drop a 496 big block in it!!!
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