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Old 13th September 2005, 09:22   #1
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Old 13th September 2005, 13:51   #2
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Intresting to know the Corvette is 30,000$ cheaper then the 911.

That means the price in India rupees will be 15 lacs cheaper then the 911. How much does a 911 cost, around 50Lacs or so, i guess?

So GM INDIA i hope you are listening, please get it here. Please. For sale and not for display..
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Old 13th September 2005, 15:25   #3
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IMHO 911 is worth 30,000$ more than the corvette, if you have ever been in a corvette and 911 you feel the difference they are worlds apart, not only the interior is joke but the exterior is just plastic, it looks good from distance but up close it is a ****ty car.

but hey everyone loves a bargain dont they???

i too love corvettes but they are bad cars.
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Ashran, I agree with you, the bodywork's plastic and the fingerprints show a lot. But you know what? A Z06 can embarass many a bigger supercar.
As if the old one wasnt fast enough, the latest Z06 has got some 515 bhp. And it costs 58,000 $.
I does 0-100 in 3.7 secs. That is faster than a CGT or SLR. Let that sink in. 1/6th the price I think, and FASTER TO 100.
And dont think its slow around corners, no way. It lapped the Nurburging faster than a Murcielago, Pagani Zonda, and SLR. Only CGT could beat it around the 'ring.

For such a relatively low price, I think its just brilliant. Yes, the interior's plasticky and awful, but thats a small price to pay, really.
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islero, thats why i wrote "i too love corvettes but they are bad cars"

btw are you talking of the blue devil the new c6 zo6 7lt v8 engine and 500 bhp that is one mofo car but i guess it is priced somewhere around 75,000-80,000$

the normal c6 costs 45,000$ and the convertible around 50,000$ its got 6lt v8 engine with almost 400 bhp but thats not the one you want.
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Ashran, I agree with you, the bodywork's plastic and the fingerprints show a lot. But you know what? A Z06 can embarass many a bigger supercar.
As if the old one wasnt fast enough, the latest Z06 has got some 515 bhp. And it costs 58,000 $.
I does 0-100 in 3.7 secs. That is faster than a CGT or SLR. Let that sink in. 1/6th the price I think, and FASTER TO 100.
And dont think its slow around corners, no way. It lapped the Nurburging faster than a Murcielago, Pagani Zonda, and SLR. Only CGT could beat it around the 'ring.

For such a relatively low price, I think its just brilliant. Yes, the interior's plasticky and awful, but thats a small price to pay, really.


pardon my ignorance but what car is the CGT .. im new to cars
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Corvette is one car which always good.
Ashran, by bad cars u mean "BAD" interiors?Many American cars have bad interiors when compared to European / Jap cars.
I like one thing though in American cars -Space which is always at a bounty.
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pardon my ignorance but what car is the CGT .. im new to cars

CGT is porsche carrera gt imho the sexiest porsche ever made....


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Corvette is one car which always good.
Ashran, by bad cars u mean "BAD" interiors?Many American cars have bad interiors when compared to European / Jap cars.
I like one thing though in American cars -Space which is always at a bounty.
hey ajay,

by bad car i mean not only interior build quality but also the low tech engine and also the use of leaf spring suspension where as the other european and japanese cars are much better. imho but for the price you pay nothing can move faster as compared to current generation corvette C6.
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Agreed on the low tech front.
If you see historically , American cars always have had low technology input when compared to European / Jap cars.
Take an Impala with a V6 doting out 160+ hp ( or whatever) and take an EVO on the same hand with that small pot acheiving oodles of more power.Sometimes lesser parts mean lesser maintenance.
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Corvette's are for people with different mindsets, who dont care about what technology is under the hood as long as their car goes faster, corners tighter and sounds better than most other cars, for a more economical price ( which I think the Z06 can almost do). These people are in no way inferior to the people who want lots of techno gizmos in their car, its just that their perceptions and requirements are different.

I'm not in either camp though, I love all of these cars!!!!
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hey ajay,

by bad car i mean not only interior build quality but also the low tech engine and also the use of leaf spring suspension where as the other european and japanese cars are much better. imho but for the price you pay nothing can move faster as compared to current generation corvette C6.
Ahh ignorance is bliss..isnt it??

I have a 2006 C6 on order which should be ariving shortly, You made up your mind without either seeing a vette or the 911..well I have driven both and surely the interiors of the new 911 are nicer than the vette, it aint more than 5k on top of the vette and the vette would put 911s to shame..let alone the regular 911, so the price diff is huge, my C6 is coming out to 54k and the 911s similarly configured was more like 100k..so no comparison there..the exterior is no plastic..it does look a little cheaper than the porsche, but then I will give that up to save 45k and have the faster car..

Also engine isnt low tech..all the jap engines and the germans seem low tech when the Z06's and C6's 505bhp and 400bhp engines give highway mileage of almost 30mpg(no gas guzzler tax, only 400+hp cars to save on that), can your regular sedan do that? I think not..I have a G35 and thats an awesome car for the price, but the worst gas mileage on earth..freakin 14mpg in city is what I use to get and about 18mpg mixed with 22-24mpg on highway..

Anyhow sit in a vette drive it on rough roads and then drive the 911, you will crack your back in a 911..911 really didnt seem like a daily driver like the the vette...

I also drove the viper and surely it is fast but an advance driver in a vette can easily outhandle an advance viper driver, it only take an expert to do otherwise..and lets not even compare the new Z06 to the viper, it will be left in the dust..

Vettes have really improved quality from the C5; the C6 is leaps and bounds ahead of the prev gen.

I cant wait to be eating up most porsche's out there on the road..

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Corvette's are for people with different mindsets, who dont care about what technology is under the hood as long as their car goes faster, corners tighter and sounds better than most other cars, for a more economical price ( which I think the Z06 can almost do). These people are in no way inferior to the people who want lots of techno gizmos in their car, its just that their perceptions and requirements are different.

I'm not in either camp though, I love all of these cars!!!!
What gizmos are you talking about..I have a big Nav screen, a HUD not available on all the high end cars..what more do you want. I have driven the 645 for about 2 days, when I went and returned the car because I was just not interested..the car was hightech, but poor at that...just not useful enuf, the nav was ok and the entertainment system was also so so.. So I wouldnt call the vette low tech...check the car out and you will change your mindset, I had a similar mindset like yours about the vette and it was accurate till C5 but the C6 is freaking awesome.. I am no Vette defender but I will give credit where it is due, if you ask me to pick a higher end car like the FGT and CGT and SLR, ofcourse I will go for those, but then I need to have 10 times more money to burn right???

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Ahh ignorance is bliss..isnt it??

I have a 2006 C6 on order which should be ariving shortly, You made up your mind without either seeing a vette or the 911..well I have driven both and surely the interiors of the new 911 are nicer than the vette, it aint more than 5k on top of the vette and the vette would put 911s to shame..let alone the regular 911, so the price diff is huge, my C6 is coming out to 54k and the 911s similarly configured was more like 100k..so no comparison there..the exterior is no plastic..it does look a little cheaper than the porsche, but then I will give that up to save 45k and have the faster car..

Also engine isnt low tech..all the jap engines and the germans seem low tech when the Z06's and C6's 505bhp and 400bhp engines give highway mileage of almost 30mpg(no gas guzzler tax, only 400+hp cars to save on that), can your regular sedan do that? I think not..I have a G35 and thats an awesome car for the price, but the worst gas mileage on earth..freakin 14mpg in city is what I use to get and about 18mpg mixed with 22-24mpg on highway..

Anyhow sit in a vette drive it on rough roads and then drive the 911, you will crack your back in a 911..911 really didnt seem like a daily driver like the the vette...

I also drove the viper and surely it is fast but an advance driver in a vette can easily outhandle an advance viper driver, it only take an expert to do otherwise..and lets not even compare the new Z06 to the viper, it will be left in the dust..

Vettes have really improved quality from the C5; the C6 is leaps and bounds ahead of the prev gen.

I cant wait to be eating up most porsche's out there on the road..
hey 1day,
its turning into another vette vs german or jap sports cars,
its love or hate thing.
i have driven both C6 and 997 S and they are worlds apart maybe bcos when you sit in porsche you feel something special where as in vette the interior could be from almost any of the chevy cars, imho about the engine everyone knows that the american always use large displacement engine to make power and keep the cost down there is nothing hi tech in that the fuel economy is good because of low range torque and since the car is almost totally made of plastic and have leaf spring suspension so it hardly weighs anything.
i dont know how bad roads are USA but here in europe they are very good and (also we have autobahns to go fast) so i didnt find any difference in ride quality where as the corvette felt a bit soft around the corners.

yes C6 is light years ahead of previous gen but still lot of work to be done

Now the new Z06 will be something race developed 7lt v8
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Ok lets look at the engine..why would you want to decrease displacement, give me one good reason, this engine is lighter than the AMG 6.3 and produces the same amount of power..it gives you terrific gas mileage which is one of the most important features in a car and sounds great with a good after market exhaust..why would you call it low tech..surely it might be a little lesser tech laiden than the 911, but still whopps its @$$ where ever you go..up until you reach the Turbo category..anyhow in Chicago we have terrible roads..until you are living in some small town, US has the worst roads I have seen..just plain bad and in that what vette has is far superior to the 911's suspension..I love 911s but I would prefer to save the extra dough..911s have great interior, but definetly the whole pkg is not worth 40k extra? and if you think it is..then may be you have too much money

the vette does feel little disconnected at tuns I will agree, 911 feels better, but thats just sensation, actually both turn almost equally well, 911 I would give may be 5/5 and vette 4.7/5 where as in the feel section 5/5 for the porsche and 4/5 for the vette..

I cant wait to order the Z06 may be next year or early 07...till then I would have had good track experience with my modified 550hp 6lt vette [should be sending it for mod next summer 5.5k for 120rwhp addition NA 1/4 in very low 11s]

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