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Looking at a 2003 Z with less than 10k miles. All stock and car is extremely clean. Seller is at 32k. Buy it or hold out for a C6?

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like i voted its not a steal but its not a really bad price

im sure you can get it a little lower


but if not and you like the car BUY IT!!
 

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Roger's Corvettes here in Orlando had a 02 or 03 Z a couple of months ago with around 7,000 mi and he was asking $34K or $35K.

The C5Z is a really nice car, you won't be dissappointed if you get a well cared for example.
 

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I think the C6 is an awesome car, but that damn C5 ZO6 is just bitchin. I like the raw feel of a C5 over a C6, but the C6 has better lines and is more refined. I just can't justify the extra 10 grand for the C6 performance wise. Is it healthy that I have literally have dreams at night about a late model vette? :crazy:
 

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Somebody slap some sence into me. :drink:
 

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IMO, the curves and body subtley is a lot better than a C6, but like I said that is just my opion. I love the C3 & C5 lines and curves. A C5 Z offers more than just power. It's the whole package that comes with it man. If it was me I would haggle price with him, but only for so long. Somebody might snatch that up before you settle on a car.

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You really can't go wrong. If road racing is your top concern, then the Z will probably serve you better than a C6. If day to day comfort ranks high, then buy a C6. As you well know I have a C6 and a 2000 FRC, along with a slightly:)laughing: ) modified 76. Each generation seems to get a little better. I'm confident the C7 will be an even better car than the C6. You will never be able to keep up with the Jones, if you know what I mean, unless you're willing to take a severe beating at the dealership. However, if styling is your concern, then a C6 justs looks better IMHO. I just drove both of my late models back to back, and would choose the C6 and never look back, and no the power difference honestly didn't affect that judgement. A stock C5 has more power than most people need or can safely use. Having said that, too much is never enough:thumbsup: The Z is a mighty impressive car, as is most any late model Vette. Just make sure you are completely satisfied with your choice, weighing all your options, before signing the line. If impatience has anything to do with your decision then you are probably making the wrong one. Beware the patient man. Again, what do you want from the car, and how willing are you to modify any example to obtain these goals? Ultimately a C5 or C6 can be taylored to your wants and desires for the vehicle, with your budget, and a modicum, of common sense being the only hold ups. Dreaming about cars, while completely understandable (believe me I know), is probably not healthy. No car, or any other material possession will ever help you obtain happiness. There is always something else you will desire, as is normal with most human beings. Ask yourself what do I really want, and what compromises am I willing/forced to make. Any way, happy hunting and let me know what you decide to do. P.S. Sometimes you just have to say F#ck it:thumbsup:
 

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c5 z :thumbsup:
 

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If impatience has anything to do with your decision then you are probably making the wrong one.
Impatience is definately not a factor on this one. I jumped head first sight unseen on my first vette and that will never happen again. The C5Z is a much more desirable car for me for several reasons. Like I said previously, a C6 does indeed have better lines, but to me lacks the raw feel of a C5 - especially a C5Z. The C6 is the best looking car IMO that GM has produced in over 40 years. But again, the driving experience and raw feel mean more to me than standing back and looking at it. But the C5 ZO6 is a stunning car to me. It's the whole package, not just the badges and trinkets. Let's be honest here, just three years ago it was the pinnacle of the american supercar and rightly so in my opinion. I just can't justify the extra money for a non ZO6 C6 and then on top of that start modding it to make it more fun to drive; that just doen't make any sense to me. Plus, the soft market for the C5's really plays to my benefit. Of course the car is going to continue to lose value over the next few years, but if I were overly concerned about that then I wouldn't be buying another corvette ever unless it was a mid-year that was sure to appreciate over time. This car will be nothing more than a play toy - something to have a blast in. Sure I could wait a couple of years and buy the latest and greatest vette when they start flooding the used car market, but isn't that the same thing I'm wanting to do here? There's no way that 4 years ago I would have even batted an eye at a new ZO6 at over $50k. But now the market has brought them to my level and I think it's time I **** or get off the pot.

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You need some toilet paper to get you going? :laughing:
Make yourself happy and buy the Z bro :thumbsup:
 

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i have an 04 Z...and its amazing....i absolutely love it. but then again i have never driven a C6. If your wanting to go out on the weekend and find a curvy road and carve some corners the C5 Z is the perfect car. And if you just want to get rediculous and burn your tires off...well either one of them have plenty of power to do it with. And i think you can make a C5 look just as good as a C6 with a few little add ons. My Black Z has the factory chrome wheels...blackouts front and back...red lettering...tinted windows...and B&B bullet exhaust. it looks and sounds absolutely amazing. Cant go wrong with it
 

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Impatience is definately not a factor on this one. I jumped head first sight unseen on my first vette and that will never happen again. The C5Z is a much more desirable car for me for several reasons. Like I said previously, a C6 does indeed have better lines, but to me lacks the raw feel of a C5 - especially a C5Z. The C6 is the best looking car IMO that GM has produced in over 40 years. But again, the driving experience and raw feel mean more to me than standing back and looking at it. But the C5 ZO6 is a stunning car to me. It's the whole package, not just the badges and trinkets. Let's be honest here, just three years ago it was the pinnacle of the american supercar and rightly so in my opinion. I just can't justify the extra money for a non ZO6 C6 and then on top of that start modding it to make it more fun to drive; that just doen't make any sense to me. Plus, the soft market for the C5's really plays to my benefit. Of course the car is going to continue to lose value over the next few years, but if I were overly concerned about that then I wouldn't be buying another corvette ever unless it was a mid-year that was sure to appreciate over time. This car will be nothing more than a play toy - something to have a blast in. Sure I could wait a couple of years and buy the latest and greatest vette when they start flooding the used car market, but isn't that the same thing I'm wanting to do here? There's no way that 4 years ago I would have even batted an eye at a new ZO6 at over $50k. But now the market has brought them to my level and I think it's time I **** or get off the pot.

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If you will carefully peruse my post you will note that I am in no way advocating modifications as a prerequiste for happiness/satisfaction with your choice of vehicles. If you have the cognitive ability to decipher meaning in one's words you will surely discover my true intent. The ability to "afford" an item far exceeds one's financial capabilities. Again I wish you the best in your decision, but must caution you to be wise in your judgements. I, you, others can easily rationalize this decision to ultimately conclude in the pre-desired outcome.. That type of fluff is ultimately banal hyperbole.
 

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I take it you have driven both so far and like the C5Z's feel to it. Ultimately it is going to come down to what you are willing to give up to get what you want. This is one of those Pros/Cons sheet times. List 'em out. But weight to thinks you consider more important and see what it adds up. You may find out that the Z06 aura is overwhelming in this situation and is blinding your judgement, lol.

Seriously though, you have to ask your self which one you are going to be more than happy with. If modding is your thing you can do it with both. If driving it stock they are pretty close to each other performance wise, though the Z has the edge.

Either way it is your decision and can't wait for pics, which ever way you choose.

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The ability to "afford" an item far exceeds one's financial capabilities.
What the hell does that mean? And why do you keep insisting on telling me to "be patient" and "make sure it's what you want". No ****. If it wasn't what I wanted. I doubt very seriously I would be considering buying it. It's early - I'm pissed and I'm not trying to be a prick, but I'm gonna do what I want to do. End of story.
 

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Easy there man! We are just trying to help you out. I think what he means by that statement is similar to the situation my dad is in. He wants a C6. He can afford to purchase a C6, but he can't afford to have one b/c (in his case) there is no room. Damn HOAs.

People are telling you to be patient and get what you want b/c we have all been there where we buy something then think about it and realize that we messed up. I know I have. I bought an 04 V6 Mustang because it looked nice. Boy was that a mistake. A year later I got my Z. And like the 75, the affect still hasn't worn off.

Now the lighter side of your situation. What mods do you have planned? What do you have in store for your new vette (either way)?

:cheers: :thumbsup:
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In many areas, the price is not unreasonable if the car is what it's claimed to be or if it's a low volume color. You could get one cheaper, but a lot of them have been through several owners already and/or been abused.

If you're interested, have it checked out because you can do a lot of 1/4 mile passes in under 10K miles. If the car is modded, consider the use to which the mods would have been put.

If you get an '05 C6, that's the first year for a new platform, and they generally do less well than later editions.
 

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What the hell does that mean? And why do you keep insisting on telling me to "be patient" and "make sure it's what you want". No ****. If it wasn't what I wanted. I doubt very seriously I would be considering buying it. It's early - I'm pissed and I'm not trying to be a prick, but I'm gonna do what I want to do. End of story.
Do you have difficulties with reading comprehension? You are obviously a very sad, tired, narcissistic, self-deluded, infantile little person. You posted a poll on an internet forum. A poll seeks opinions from others. You may not like all of the responses you receive. To this point my posts regarding this matter have been well thought out, honest, and polite; although obviously not what you wanted to hear. Yes, I advocated the use of patience, judgment, and assurance in your decision making process. Well excuse the hell out of me! The statement that consideration of a purchase automatically means it is what you really want is nonsensical at best. Again, I have merely offered you my perspective, and to the best of my ability sound advice. Perhaps you should ask yourself why an opinion that you are not content with elicits such a vitriolic rant on your part. The statement that, “Its early-I’m pissed.” Well booh f#ckin hooh. As to the other statement, “I’m not trying to be a prick,” I can only assure you that I would NEVER accuse you of being a prick as that is part of a man. During this discourse I have never attempted to hinder your ability to do what you desire, nor have I suggeted that you shouldn't;therefore that last statement was useless blather from the mind of an individual with a terrible case of opticalrectinitis, which is defined as a malady affecting people when a nerve from their eye gets crossed with a nerve from their ass. The result is a shitty outlook on life. In closing I would like to extend to you the most sage piece of advice anyone is likely to ever offer you on the internet. I sincerely hope you will click the following link.http://www.midol.com/Products/MenstrualFormula/Gelcaps/index.asp This site contains information and products I firmly believe can truly help you:rolling:
 
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