I'm gotsing a new car too......

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I'm gotsing a new car too......

Postby k-mart » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:43 am

Selling this....

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and replacing it with this....

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More here....

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=1735372&highlight=g5x2

Should be mine by the end of the week. :)
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Postby Member02 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:04 am

why the change?
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Postby Big Mack » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:34 am

Member02 wrote:why the change?


Cuz him likes fuggly cars with no room...:p

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Postby todd.brust » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:05 am

i'm not a huge fan of vettes...but i wouldn't mind a z06...but who wouldn't want a car par with european supercars costing many mulptiples in price?

i'd still rather have a ford GT
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Postby k-mart » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:07 am

Member02 wrote:why the change?



Fewer miles, better condition, and over 100hp at the wheels.
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Postby k-mart » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:12 am

Big Mack wrote:Cuz him likes fuggly cars with no room...:p

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So, I should've bought a $70k Lexus with an eleventy-billion valve V8 that features ITEKMIVELE variable valve timing, right?

Or maybe another car with similar performance for $20k........oh.......nevermind....there aren't any.
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Postby Big Mack » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:37 am

k-mart wrote:So, I should've bought a $70k Lexus with an eleventy-billion valve V8 that features ITEKMIVELE variable valve timing, right?


No. You're entitled to your opinion, just as I am. And isn't a Vette about $70K, too?

As for the valves, do you have a problem with newer technology getting better fuel economy and lowering emissions from a car that weighs far more?

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Postby k-mart » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:54 am

Big Mack wrote:No. You're entitled to your opinion, just as I am. And isn't a Vette about $70K, too?

As for the valves, do you have a problem with newer technology getting better fuel economy and lowering emissions from a car that weighs far more?

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Not this Vette. $20k even. Base for a 2008 with 430hp that will still get 30+mpg is around $46k, I think.

As for better fuel economy, compare the Chevy (GMC Sierra Denali for GM's top of the line truck V8.) and Toyota truck fuel economy and you'll see that in similar applications mileage is actually quite close. We've had this discussion before and both have their benefits and weaknesses.

I just like the motor that's easier to modify. :)
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Postby Big Mack » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:14 pm

k-mart wrote:Not this Vette. $20k even. Base for a 2008 with 430hp that will still get 30+mpg is around $46k, I think.

As for better fuel economy, compare the Chevy (GMC Sierra Denali for GM's top of the line truck V8.) and Toyota truck fuel economy and you'll see that in similar applications mileage is actually quite close. We've had this discussion before and both have their benefits and weaknesses.

I just like the motor that's easier to modify. :)


The numbers for fuel economy haven't been released, but the 2007 didn't get 30+. The top end Vette is rated for 26 on the freeway, and combines with city for an amazing 20 MPG. :(

The car engine and the truck engine aren't the same, but I agree that both trucks have shitty performance.

I'll agree with you that the GM motor is easier to modify, but how many Lexus owners buy the car so that they can tweak the crap out of it? Probably less than 5% (and even that might be high).

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Postby k-mart » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:07 pm

Maybe I should've said that 90% of C5 and C6 owners report 30mpg or more on the highway which translates to around 22-25mpg combined. All of these numbers are better or equal to the slower and smaller engined 350Z, S2000, RX8, etc. The top end Vette (Z06) that you mentioned also makes 505hp, and if you compare its output/performance/price/economy there's not a car in its class or above that competes.

What do you really expect from a truck that weighs almost 3 tons and makes 400hp. If you want economy from a truck, get a diesel and a programmer. That'll net you 20mpg highway or more.
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