View Full Version : So I got a big promotion at work and am looking at a few different cars...


98RedBird
04-19-2011, 12:48 AM
So my salary basically doubled at work and after I pad my savings for a few months I'd like to pick up a new toy...

Here's the different car's I'm considering right now, I know this is an LS based site but try to be objective lol. Also, if you have any other suggestions let me hear em, I'm all ears.

I'd like to stay between 30K-40K and I'd like to stay relatively new...

So I'm looking at

2012 5.0 Mustang GT (Brand New)
2008-2009 Mustang Shelby GT500 (Under 10K miles)
2008-2009 LS3 Chevrolet Corvette (Under 10K or so miles)

Not really considering the new Camaro because of it's heft. I know the Shelby is up there too, but it's a shelby and you can get 700 RWHP out of them rather easily...

So what do you guys think?

95CamaroLS1
04-19-2011, 12:56 AM
Congrats on the promotion man!

Im leanin towards the Shelby, those cars are so sexy:drool:

AronZ28
04-19-2011, 01:07 AM
None of the above.

Z06 Corvette, 505hp of LS7 v8 awesomeness. I'd probably do a seat swap and maybe a rollbar/5 point harness install while I was at it. I cannot stand the stock seats.

dhowdy
04-19-2011, 01:16 AM
True... for 40k, no reason you couldn't get a pretty clean '06 Z06.

98RedBird
04-19-2011, 01:25 AM
None of the above.

Z06 Corvette, 505hp of LS7 v8 awesomeness. I'd probably do a seat swap and maybe a rollbar/5 point harness install while I was at it. I cannot stand the stock seats.

True... for 40k, no reason you couldn't get a pretty clean '06 Z06.

Really? I was thinking they were still like well over $40K for the 06's... hmm I'll have to check that out.

Chicago Crew UnderBoss
04-19-2011, 01:50 AM
Really? I was thinking they were still like well over $40K for the 06's... hmm I'll have to check that out.

Nope, I bought my clean, black, with black wheels, 06 Z over a year ago for $39K, with only 7200 miles and full GMPP bumper to bumper warranty, yes I stole it, but there are deals out there.

I LOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEE my C6 Z, and the car simply rocks!!:judge:

You can now pick up 06 Zs with under 20K miles on them for $40K, just have to keep you eyes peeled and be patient, and when you find it POUNCE ON IT IT!!!! :chug:

00ls1z
04-19-2011, 02:00 AM
Does it have to be American?

RikkiTorment
04-19-2011, 02:16 AM
You could never go wrong with an LS3 Vette, my buddy Andrew took his M6 Vette down the quarter at 11.7 at 119mph. He recently picked up an auto LS3 Vette that was turning 120+mph traps. But... If you get anything from Ford, don't get anything with a gay pony on it. Either a Snake, or go home lol

sw07gt
04-19-2011, 05:49 AM
My vote goes for C6Z.

2000SS1979
04-19-2011, 07:00 AM
A local stealership sold a '06 z06 here a while back for 36k with 2k miles on it. 1 owner clean ass car.. It was jet black. If I did not already purchase the '11 GT I would own that car right now.

Out of your options though I would probably spring for the LS3 vette or '11 GT.

malw_95z28
04-19-2011, 07:53 AM
Check corvetteforum. I see 06 z06's go for 33-40k all day. None of then usually have more than 15k miles on them. I saw a guy selling an 06 victory red one with 19/20 iforged classics for 36k on my local cl. I see ls2 vettes go for around 25k all day

ThreeFiveSS
04-19-2011, 08:01 AM
Shelby. See those for $33k+ everyday. 5.4L, supercharged, collectible, and all that new car depreciation is gone. Do it.

lemons12
04-19-2011, 08:33 AM
Modded ls3 or c6z.

ramairetransam
04-19-2011, 08:53 AM
corvette z06 , thats in the 30-40 range and fast as hell , the new mustang is sweet , would you get the boss 302 ? if you went stang .

cali_bear2003
04-19-2011, 09:07 AM
I would say, forget the toy and save a little longer for a house. This is if you do not already own.....just my thoughts.

Stocker94z
04-19-2011, 09:26 AM
Congrats man, but, my vote is probably for the C6 Z06.

Tainted
04-19-2011, 11:26 AM
c6 with 6spd auto

Z Fury
04-19-2011, 11:27 AM
The price of the C6 Z06 has fallen like a rock since the release of the Grand Sport model, which has everything the Z06 has minus the LS7. Finding one for under $40K is getting to be pretty easy now.

99FormulaM6r
04-19-2011, 12:02 PM
If I had that budget, I'd get a truck and a C5 or G8 GT or something (even a LS2 C6 if the truck was cheap enough), lol.

Just my opinion :)

Quick Sh0t xMLx
04-19-2011, 12:10 PM
C6Z for sure at that price range. I like all the cars on your list though. You can't go wrong with any of them but I do think the C6Z is the best choice.

blkjck
04-19-2011, 12:20 PM
congrats on the promotion!

either a C6Z, or shelby

brians91formula
04-19-2011, 12:21 PM
C6Z would be my first choice. I want one soo bad !!!
My next choice would probably be the GT500

Johnny-LT1-runner
04-19-2011, 12:24 PM
C6Z. There should be no debate on this. GT500s are for guys with more money than sense, in terms of cost vs quality.

NW-99SS
04-19-2011, 01:23 PM
C6Z, best bang for your $. If you must own a Ford, Shelby GT500KR. At least it would separate you from the 1000s of other Shelbys out there.

LS9SkyRedline
04-19-2011, 01:23 PM
How about a Boss 302.

98RedBird
04-19-2011, 04:36 PM
Yeah, I'm going to start searching for a C6Z... If I can find one for mid 30's I'll go for it. I just thought they were more $$ than that lol. I've been out of it for a little while.

Ravenous T\A
04-19-2011, 04:53 PM
06-up C6z or a GrandSport....Might aswell get something that has fat tires on it and badass brakes;)

DiscerningZ32
04-19-2011, 06:44 PM
You didn't mention it, but I would also consider a 996 turbo.:nod:

TheBlueKnight
04-19-2011, 07:04 PM
-New Boss Mustang
-LS3 or LS7 Vette with six speed auto

JIBBBY
04-19-2011, 07:58 PM
Forget the car, save and invest the extra cash in Real Estate rentals and set yourself up financially for the future just in case you ever lose your nice paying job.. I did that at age 25 and am so lucky today at age 43 that I actually had the smarts and discipline to get it done and hang on to them.. One is paid off today and kicks me good cash every month for doing absolutely nothing..

Buying expensive new cars helps our economy but I wouldn't recommend it unless you were already financially set up even if you lose your job..

Back to topic -

Now, if I personally won the Lotto, I'd get one of those new top of the line 2 door Maserati Sedans for starters..

ULTIMATEORANGESS
04-19-2011, 08:21 PM
is this vehicle going to be a DD?

98RedBird
04-21-2011, 02:01 AM
is this vehicle going to be a DD?

Nope...

gocartone
04-21-2011, 02:40 AM
C6 Z06> LS3 Corvette> Boss 302> 2012 GT would be my list, since it has to be newer. I really like the new Mustangs, but I see A LOT more of them than I do Corvettes.

1996firebirdformula
04-21-2011, 02:41 AM
Yeah C6z search autotrader you can find them for under 40k now.

99 LS1
04-21-2011, 01:13 PM
Congrats! That's awesome!

Corvette. I don't know if you mean a Z06 or not, either way, that would have my vote. Used, you can pick up one for a good price.

DiscerningZ32
04-21-2011, 01:33 PM
My vote still goes towards a 996 turbo.:nod:
Not that new, but still pure awesome.

TheBlueKnight
04-21-2011, 02:20 PM
C6 Z06> LS3 Corvette> Boss 302> 2012 GT would be my list, since it has to be newer. I really like the new Mustangs, but I see A LOT more of them than I do Corvettes.

Just make sure its an auto if it's not a Boss. Don't want the manual tranny problems... Six speed autos rock anyway.

ULTIMATEORANGESS
04-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Nope...

then c6z it should be.