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'04 Z06 'BEST VETTE YET'
Pros: LS6 motor, especial How it piulls in 1st and 2nd gears to redline.(engine and exhaust sounds are such sweet music).
Cons: Seats & interior pieces , 1-4 shift skipI've owned many new Corvettes, Ferrari's , Porsche's and BMW's , but as far as dependebility, looks, and performance are concerned non can match my '04 Z06, with heads up, black w /special black/red intrior upgrade,wheel and tire upgrades. For the most part it.s bone stock as it came from the factory.' It looks better and is quicker by far than most cars costing 2 x's it's price. I replace the air filter and Mobil 1 synthetic (5W 30) every 2500 mi (never burned a drop btn changes). It's got new Toyo R1's , easily gets 18 city and 25 hgwy. The factory black paint even when new sucked, and at 40K mi, it needs a good deep cleaning/acid wash to remove wax buildup. All and all I'm hard pressed to find anything that looks as good or performs as well for the price . I'm currently looking for a replacment as I want to get down to one everyday driver. It will be hard to sell my Z06 especially after the great times and all of the smiles it's put on my face. I still get thumbs up every day and not just from other Corvette drivers. Lets get back to basics.. A Corvette under 50 grand, with a bit of cam shake/ sound (ala-) 63 fulie or '67 427/ 435, exhaust howl, round gauges, split window, and seats befitting a LEGEND! .
Cons: radioMy wife scoffs when I say that it is actually practical. This car has great performance (except on snow), is great looking, has been trouble-free and has a surprisingly large trunk.
Best of both worlds
Pros: Power & gas mileage!
Cons: It took awhile to understand the automatic transmission.It is a great car. No complaints. Bought it new in March 2008. It has 11,000 miles on it now. I get 17 mpg around town & 29 mpg on the highway. It is my daily driver, not a garage queen. Many sports cars are hard on you. Not this car. I love it on long trips. Great in the rain.
Pros: Very comfortable ride and easy conversation with the top down.
Cons: You mean there is something not to like?
Advice: Compare and try before you buy something else.We own a 2008 conv, Z-51, dual tone exhaust, 6sp AT with less that 1,000 miles. This is our 2d new conv, 5th overall and not only is it the best Vette yet, but I would not accept any other sports car at any price. On our first trip to Palms Spring, Ca from Las Vegas, Nv we averaged 30 MPG at 55-80 MPH!!! Try that in your Lambo or Prancing Horse!!! And we carried enough luggage for 2 with the top down.
Pros: touch screen nav, push button start, telescoping wheel, hud display ... so many things i love about this car
Cons: seasonal car
Advice: if you like being noticed, have untouchable accelration, and rocking an americian icon get it, if your a little older or dont want a heavy clutch get a stock vette probally convertableamazing car, beats cars 200k more in every aspect, no problems yet and it feels like an extenshion of your person
Pros: heads up display
Cons: run flat tire noise
Advice: buybest car on the road for the money.fast,handles like a dream, and gets 27 mpg on the highway....
Cons: turn radius
Advice: buy the most you can afford. someday you will be glad you did.I bought a new Vette convertible. NO PROBLEMS. Everything has been perfect. The Vette is 100% supercar. There is no other car comparable FOR THE PRICE. NONE. The cars that can compete with the Vette are 50-500% higher cost. The Vettes acceleration, handling, styling, build quality is truly awesome. I see remarks about interior quality....I have found it to be exceptional. To improve over what is there now means higher cost. The Vette team has it 'just right'. I love my Vette. I plan to own it for rest of my life. Its definitely a keeper.