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Old 03-31-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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Okay well im looking for some input on what car i should get out of the three.
The C6 is a 2006 and has a recently built 402 putting about 550 to the wheels with no expense spared on the internals that also has the ZR1 widebody on it for 35,000, or a 2008 to 2009 ZO6 that can be had for 50 to 60,000 or of course the new camaro ZL1
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if you can get a 2012 ZL1, get it
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Either of the vettes. Faster cars for the money. The Camaro is big and heavy. If you like working on your cars then get the 06. If you like a factory pristine driver, then go with the 08 or 09 Z.
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Toss up between the Z06 and the ZL1 for me. I'd probably lean towards a ZL1 since I already have a Vette. Three fun choices either way.

How about the Z06 Centennial Edition?

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An automatic ZL1 with a converter, pulley upgrade for more boost, headers, a tune and maybe a diet might hang pretty close to the others. And then you have a new car. I would go for the ZL1 but wait until the 2013 model.

The 2006 for $35K will probably run very good but then again it's a 6 year old car.
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I wouldn't pay 35K for a 2006 considering I got my 2008 for 29K. If your gonna get a base model get atleast a LS3 otherwise get a Z06.
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I would go for the ZL1 but wait until the 2013 model..
i wouldn't, the 12's are going to be rare, better value down the road.
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Thats what i was looking at is the value. Right now i have a 02 SS w/ H&C and have thought about just building it but again its a 10 year old car. The 06 is my dads car and runs great, like probably a 10 sec car if i had to guess but its still just a base model and i know a Z06 will hold its value better
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I wouldn't pay 35K for a 2006 considering I got my 2008 for 29K. If your gonna get a base model get atleast a LS3 otherwise get a Z06.
Ls2 still has a lot of power potential. LS3 is just a better motor out of the box.

I wouldn't mind either of the three.
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Ls2 still has a lot of power potential. LS3 is just a better motor out of the box.

I wouldn't mind either of the three.
That's what I think to, the c6 is my dads and he trapped 102 in the 1/8 with a 2.xx 60ft so I know it can run and he was shifting at 5500
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I would go the C6 Z06 route and never look back. With a CAI, headers, tune the C6 Z06 will put down 450rwhp+ with ease. At 3200lbs that means the 4100lb ZL1 is going to need alot of work and HP to overcome that weight.

More so if you are on the track at all. Lighter is better in the end, plus the Z06 brakes are a better setup over the Zl1 as well.
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Only "downside" of Z06 (at least to me - I like cruising with top off) is the lack of a targa roof
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06. Top off, built motor and a lot less cash. Screw the camaro. Ugly and heavy.
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well i am torn between my dads 06 and a Zo6, i have always been a camaro guy but i really dont like being beat especially if i fork out 55 to 60 grand for a ZL1 and get beat. I know the 06 will easily outrun a Zo6 and looks like a ZR1 but in the end its still a C6
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Only "downside" of Z06 (at least to me - I like cruising with top off) is the lack of a targa roof
I thought I'd miss it when I went from my 2006 Coupe to the Z06, but windows down and listening to that 427 engine with the exhaust butterflies open will make you forget about it real quick.
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well i am torn between my dads 06 and a Zo6, i have always been a camaro guy but i really dont like being beat especially if i fork out 55 to 60 grand for a ZL1 and get beat. I know the 06 will easily outrun a Zo6 and looks like a ZR1 but in the end its still a C6
Your call at the end of the day. I have a hard time considering buying a new car unless if you can get enough cash off because they are just going to drop in value after you drive it off the lot - maybe the ZL1 would do better with that though since it is rarer
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I thought I'd miss it when I went from my 2006 Coupe to the Z06, but windows down and listening to that 427 engine with the exhaust butterflies open will make you forget about it real quick.
Haha, that is why I put "downside", because there really is no actual downside to the z06. Lighter weight, and butterfly valves on an LS7
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I really wanted a Z06, just could not get over the price jump right now with being in school. Maybe once I graduate here in a couple of weeks and hopefully can find a position in my company that i can get an interview for and get offered a position I can think about the Z06 down the road.

In the end either the C6 or Z06 will be worlds ahead of the Camaro. The heftyness of the Camaro is it's real downside as of now.
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I really wanted a Z06, just could not get over the price jump right now with being in school. Maybe once I graduate here in a couple of weeks and hopefully can find a position in my company that i can get an interview for and get offered a position I can think about the Z06 down the road.

In the end either the C6 or Z06 will be worlds ahead of the Camaro. The heftyness of the Camaro is it's real downside as of now.
Heftyness? It pulls 1g on the skidpad and hits 60 in 3.7! If you want a Vette, get one but how many ZL1s do you think they're going to make for 2012 model year? If you want the fastest, most powerful production Camaro EVER, with the highest likely resale value long-term, get a ZL1.
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35k for an '06 base with aftermarket parts, no thanks. 50-60k for an 08-09 Z, again no thanks. ZL1 is in GT500 territory and it looks better inside and out. But just my opinion.
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Z06, C6 then ZL1 is my order. The ZL1 is a lot of hype but in the end it will be too heavy to be a great performer. The GS is just about as fast as it so the Z06 is faster. The only way I would get the ZL1 was if I had to have a back seat. I was a Camaro guy through and through until I owned a 5th gen. For 55k it's over priced compared to a used Z06.
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