View Full Version : C6 or C5 Zo6?


DAn95
12-16-2008, 09:15 PM
Which one would you rather have? If you've owned both pros cons and just basically lets discuss.

SlowFRC
12-16-2008, 11:33 PM
This is one of the most discusses topics is this section, please :search:

SlowFRC
12-16-2008, 11:35 PM
After seeing your location I want to add that I live around you ( I live in Rockville), do you ever go out to Great Seneca highway for meets/fun by McDonalds?

500hpZ06
12-16-2008, 11:50 PM
Essentially the same car. C5Z is probably a little lighter, and potentially a little faster. If you are planning on mods, and not going to have your wife/GF drive it, buy the cheaper of the two (C5Z?).
However...
C6 Pros:
4.00" bore LS2 will accept L92 heads.
Improved steering.
If its a Z51, slightly larger brakes.
18"/19" wheels/tires, if your into that kinda thing.

JustinStrife
12-20-2008, 12:56 AM
Z06 all the way.

rzuff
12-20-2008, 01:02 AM
I've can speak from experience I owned a 2007 Coupe and a 2006 Coupe Z51 and then decided this summer to sell the C6 and go back to C5 and I am just if not more happy.

Pros of the C6
Headlights if you drive at night the C6 are WAY better
Better seats and better looking seats
Somewhat nicer interior
Keyless stuff
LS2-LS3 based motor. Both of these motors can make way more power NA then the LS1 or LS6

Con's
Twice the price of my current and much faster C5
More vague steering
Less tossable then my C5 FRC
Keyless malfunctions nothing major but a few hiccups
C5 FRC has much more sports car type feel
I actually get more complements in my current C5 then I did in either of my C6's. The C5's just look mean and fast when they are lowered the C6 doesn't have that say tough look without a ton of modifications

If I ever go back to a C6 it will be a Z06. I don't feel the current price difference between the a standard C5 and C6 are worth it.

Nothing really to say about the C6 Z06. It is the best full production Corvette ever built. I don't consider the Zr1 a full production Corvette. I would rather have a 7.0 NA then a 6.2 supercharged.

NemeSS
12-20-2008, 01:22 AM
I've can speak from experience I owned a 2007 Coupe and a 2006 Coupe Z51 and then decided this summer to sell the C6 and go back to C5 and I am just if not more happy.

Pros of the C6
Headlights if you drive at night the C6 are WAY better
Better seats and better looking seats
Somewhat nicer interior
Keyless stuff
LS2-LS3 based motor. Both of these motors can make way more power NA then the LS1 or LS6

Con's
Twice the price of my current and much faster C5
More vague steering
Less tossable then my C5 FRC
Keyless malfunctions nothing major but a few hiccups
C5 FRC has much more sports car type feel
I actually get more complements in my current C5 then I did in either of my C6's. The C5's just look mean and fast when they are lowered the C6 doesn't have that say tough look without a ton of modifications

If I ever go back to a C6 it will be a Z06. I don't feel the current price difference between the a standard C5 and C6 are worth it.

Nothing really to say about the C6 Z06. It is the best full production Corvette ever built. I don't consider the Zr1 a full production Corvette. I would rather have a 7.0 NA then a 6.2 supercharged.

so youre saying that you prfer a c5 over a c6?
im going to purchase a c5 or c6 next yr. i cant decide on either a c5 or c6.
the only 2 options are either:
c6 yellow,coupe,m6
c5 triple blck,vert,m6
i feel like the c6 looks more like a modena or ferrari, comared to c5, especially a yellow c6. its one of the few rides that makes me :D
im not looking to build a drag strip warrior, i dont want the vette for any track use. i can build aother 10 sec. 3rd gen fbody with lsx swap again if i need wheelstands.

Ragtop 99
12-20-2008, 01:13 PM
I've can speak from experience I owned a 2007 Coupe and a 2006 Coupe Z51 and then decided this summer to sell the C6 and go back to C5 and I am just if not more happy.

Con's
More vague steering

The steering feel is a little better on the 08s, but still not as connected as other sports cars I've driven.

dixonk
12-20-2008, 01:31 PM
I personally think the C6 would be a better platform to start from. Bigger bore, sweet push button start, nice seats, nice interior in general, exterior styling is really nice.

Summerwolf
12-20-2008, 01:53 PM
C5 Z without a doubt

rzuff
12-20-2008, 02:05 PM
so youre saying that you prfer a c5 over a c6?
i feel like the c6 looks more like a modena or ferrari, comared to c5, especially a yellow c6. its one of the few rides that makes me :D


If the you like the Euro look more then definitely get the C6. The C5 looks more like an American sports car. I actually don't mind the basic black interior of the C5. I do agree the newer Ls2 based motors are a improvement.

I like both I guess if price wasn't a issue I would take the C6 but there is way more value in a C5.

Old C6
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/65/dsc0259jg8.jpg

Current Supercharged C5

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/5301/dsc0740fs0.jpg

XS HP
12-20-2008, 04:07 PM
i too have owned both vehicles and agree that they are worlds apart. The Z has a much stronger road feel and overall "ready to race" quality over the C6. The c6 has a smoother ride and a much better build, fit, and finish IMO. i enjoyed the Z for what it was, but at the end of the day I like the C6 a little better for my daily driver. If I were doing more racing (road, street, or track) I would choose the Z, but I have other vehicles for that purpose so i went to the C6.

Another consideration is the age of c5's in general. i still think they look good (especially the Z's), but at the end of the day they are getting older and will begin to look outdated over the next few years.

JayplaySS2
12-20-2008, 08:28 PM
You can make the C5 and C6 feel (suspension) and pull (power) like anything you prefer, but the C6 will always have much more refined interior and drop dead body lines, The C5's already look old. Hey, atleast they are both cheap.

I would just wait another 6 months and grab a C6Z for $37-39K

NemeSS
12-20-2008, 10:29 PM
You can make the C5 and C6 feel (suspension) and pull (power) like anything you prefer, but the C6 will always have much more refined interior and drop dead body lines, The C5's already look old. Hey, atleast they are both cheap.

I would just wait another 6 months and grab a C6Z for $37-39K

yes!
i found a 05 speed yellow m6 coupe with 43k miles for 27k$
in AZ.
and a 98 vert m6 nbm for 11k$ just a few hours from me.
i really had to hold out for the vert,
but im gonna have to wait til after xmas,
i saw a daytona sunset metallic c6 today with some black wheels and chrome lip.
my mind is made up:devil:

NemeSS
12-20-2008, 10:35 PM
:hijack:
i knoe this a hijack, but can some one id these wheels on this c6?
i found this pic on the net, and the wheels are awesome. im not familiar with them

Nine Ball
12-20-2008, 10:42 PM
That is just a drawing, not a real photo of a C6.

Back on topic. I'd rather have a base C6 than any C5. Yes, the C5 Z06 is the best bang for the buck, probably out of every car on Earth. But, the C6 is still nicer and better built. I prefer the body lines and HID headlights of the C6, as well as the interior. C5's just look dated, especially the nose. I like C5's from the side view and rear view, but the nose just looks blah and too smooth/flat/rounded.

socal
12-20-2008, 11:14 PM
i like the c6 but just bought a c5 for the cost for now but one big better part on the c6 is the top edge of the windows and how it seals

CySevans
12-21-2008, 12:37 AM
I'm with Tony. I like my Z51 C6 much better than I liked my C5Z.

rzuff
12-21-2008, 12:51 AM
If I were doing more racing (road, street, or track) I would choose the Z, but I have other vehicles for that purpose so i went to the C6. .

I would agree although it is hard considering my C5 is 609 rwhp which makes me giddie every time I mash the gas compared to my 359 rwhp C6

scramblerman
12-21-2008, 01:21 PM
Everybody has their own opinions on what they like, just like I do. C5Z06!
However drive them both and weigh your options, then buy what you want.
One thing many guys say:
C5Z06-race car feel and drive
C6-Cadillac

SSNISTR
12-21-2008, 04:24 PM
I will be in the market soon, I thought about a '05 C6, but after driving both decided to pursue a '02-'04 ZO6. Why? Well I have always wanted a C5 Z since they came out. Plus it just felt better. The C5 Z felt like a muscle/sports car. The base C6 felt to ordinary. IMO the LS6 has more low end grunt then the LS2 and I just can't get over the looks of a base C6. I'm so used to seeing the wide-body ones like the ZO6 and ZR1 that the base C6 looks kinda wimpy to me. I actually like the pop-up lights of the C5, but do think the C6 has a nicer overall nose. But the C5 Z looks better overall and it's got a meaner, tuffer look. So to each their own, IMO I'd take a C5 ZO6 over a '05 or so base C6.

NemeSS
12-21-2008, 06:41 PM
i really dig the vert c5's i think its the one i would have to go with
theres just something about the c6 i think it looks meaner than the c5

CySevans
12-21-2008, 09:52 PM
I would agree although it is hard considering my C5 is 609 rwhp which makes me giddie every time I mash the gas compared to my 359 rwhp C6

That's just silly. Supercharge the C6 if you want a fair comparison.

98camaroLS1M6
12-21-2008, 11:30 PM
Everyone has their own opinion but in terms of looks I think the C5Z06 has it but I'd rather buy a new vette if I had the money and then I'd prob go new C6 ls3:nod:

MPM IV
12-22-2008, 01:11 PM
I would (and did) go with the C5Z. Age isn't as much of a factor to me when buying a vette. You can buy someones weekend toy or car that was stored every winter with much lower miles than a normal DD. My car is an 04 and still has under 30k miles, most put on in the two years I've owned it. If you're like me, you'll replace most of the parts that wear out anyway.