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What should I do... 01 SS or 99 Vette?
This is a discussion on What should I do... 01 SS or 99 Vette? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I've test driven many corvettes and own a 99 ws6. But if you think about a normal SS would cost ...
09-29-2005, 04:38 PM #21
I've test driven many corvettes and own a 99 ws6. But if you think about a normal SS would cost somewhere around 15-20k depending on mileage. If you buy a corvette it's going to cost you anywhere from 25k-45k. So if you bought a corvette at it's cheapest and a SS at it's most expensive thats still a huge different. You can do a lot with that $5,000 and think about all the money you would save on insurance. There is no doubt you can surpass the corvette in performance and handling abillity with all the money you will save.
Don't get me wrong a corvette is a very nice vehicle. It's luxurious and has nice ademenitys. But I feel very cramped in them (I'm 6'5) and things are kind of awkwardly placed IMHO. But the targa top is very cool.
in f-bodys its so much more roomier ! It's a lot more mean in my opinon too.
Corvettes are segzy bitches don't get me wrong. I think f-bodys look much more agressive and a lot more esteticly pleaseing.
So IMHO fbody>corvette.
I'm sorry for all the grammer errors and spelling errors. I typed that very quickly.
09-29-2005, 05:15 PM #22Originally Posted by TransAmMan
09-29-2005, 05:20 PM #23Originally Posted by 02z28ls1
The Camaro weighed the same as the regular Corvettes-so who you callin a pig?
It was a damn good car at an affordable price-some of us can't afford a Corvette. You can sell your "slummin" Camaro to somebody who can appreciate it.
...and thank you, I will...as soon I'm financially qualified to consider a camaro slummin...which may not be soon.
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09-29-2005, 05:27 PM #24Originally Posted by TGrits10
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09-29-2005, 05:59 PM #25texfireGuest
THE VETTE GETS 'EM WET!!!!!!
Can't go wrong with a vette, fastest and best looking by FAR...!!!
09-29-2005, 07:12 PM #26Originally Posted by texfire
I have raced a 00 Vette A4/with CAI and stall (not sure how big) I took him with my mods down below minus a few.
I raced a 02 Vette M6/with Catback and CAI, and a Short Throw, we both where retarded and hit rev-limiter in 2nd. I had him by about a car length.
I don't know where you are getting the fastest statement. And in best looks, the F-Body (SS/WS6) look far more aggressive. I do like the Vette, it is a good car, but the more practical approach is the good old F-Body. Can't go wrong with either one, both are made by GM. Buy the F-Body. GM┌∩┐(◕_◕)┌∩┐
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09-29-2005, 09:29 PM #27Originally Posted by GatorSS
seriously........putting a hitch or towing anything with a sports car is just wrong......that is what trucks and beater cars are for.
09-29-2005, 09:35 PM #28
[ It's luxurious and has nice ademenitys.
Did you mean amenities?
09-30-2005, 08:09 AM #29
Originally Posted by Liquifire
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A small boat or jet ski properly mounted on a trailer can easily have a tongue weight of less than 50 lbs, well below an Fbody's tongue weight capacity. It can handle it. Hey, it's much less strain on the car than some of the fat chicks I see some guys hauling around in Fbodies and Corvettes.
But, as you state, I prefer to do my towing with a nice GM truck. Save the beater cars to give to the fat chicks.
09-30-2005, 10:24 AM #30Rhino21149Guest
I am really surprised at the reactions and responses this generates. WOW, people are touchy and I guess there are a lot of rose-colored glasses out there.
But I will stock to my guns (I own and love both a vette and an F-body so I think I both know the facts and can be objective:
- F-bodys do not handle well. They CORNER well, but that is not the same thing: put big enough rubber on a wide car with a low center of gravity and a solid axle and it will stock like glue on smooth sweeping turns. But F-bodies don't change direction well, and they do not have a linear, communicative, and nimble turn in combined with a small polor moment of interia -- things needed for good handling like a vette or a Prosche. A Vette will out corner an F-body (or a Prosche for that matter, and handles nearly as well (I have a 2004 Carrera, too, so I know this, too). The biggest difference I notice in handling between them is that our Camaro is a real handful to keep pointed in a straight line when launching hard compared to the Vette, which is just point and shoot (both run drag radials, and both can do mid 10s, so its a valid comparison).
- F-bodies weigh more than Vettes. By 5%-10%. The factory says so and I've weighed them from time to time (stock ours differed by 8.3%). that makes a difference. More difficult to measure but more important- the F-body has a pretty poor polar moment of intertia - the vette's weight is near center so it can change direction much more quickly.
- Finally, vettes are faster, period. Winning a street race or two proves nothing. With few exceptions, in any year since the F-body was produced, the slowest production vette offered by GM was faster in just about any way you would want to measure it than the fastest Camaro or Firebird they offered (Yeah, I know the exceptions, too: e.g., ain 1970 a 300 Hp base AT vette vs. a SD455 Firebird -- would not have been close etc.), but certainly since '95, I can think of no exceptions.
09-30-2005, 10:28 AM #31
ok if your talking about the two I agree. The vette is going to out perform the fbody. But I'm still going to stick with my opinon. By the money you save by getting a fbody you can mod your car and far surpass the performance of a vette.
09-30-2005, 10:34 AM #32Rhino21149GuestOriginally Posted by blackSS01
One car length by the end of 2nd gear could just be the launch. Probably would have been different by the end of 3rd gear.
09-30-2005, 01:30 PM #33Originally Posted by TGrits10
09-30-2005, 01:38 PM #34Rhino21149GuestOriginally Posted by 02z28ls1
I'm really not rying to make this a vette is better than a Camaro thing. But in my mind the vette is faster and slightly better quality than the F-body (although, it i s put to shame by the build quality of a Porsche, for example), and I don't know why people can't admit that - I can and I love them both-- never will get rid of either of mine, whereas the Prosche, good as it is will go in about five years (or sooner if I find the money for a Gallardo).
09-30-2005, 02:40 PM #35Originally Posted by Rhino21149
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09-30-2005, 02:59 PM #36Originally Posted by Rhino21149
I really wouldn't call it street racing if your racing in a huge desserted parking lot, but oh well fuck it, I could care less. We didn't lauch, we were going about 10 mph on 3 honks. And to a guy that owns F-Bodys, Vette, and Porsche. A Vette is not faster period. I have raced far more then just 2 races with them. I just didn't want to write all day. The base model is over-rated, a F-Body is under-rated. In fact back in 1989 Turbo TA was by far the fastest of GM's vehicles. In fact, the 89 turbo put up better numbers then a 01 WS6, granted these facts are based on a show that documented the TA since it was released. The show could be wrong, but my personal experiances are not. Yes the Vette will handle better, but that is what mods are for. You can, with enough money can make a fucking pinto handle like a champ. Either way your getting a good car. People have their own opinions, and people will be bias. I have driven Vettes, raced Vettes and like Vettes but I would take my F-Body first. Shit I was even going to buy a 2000 M6 Red Vette loaded but when my friend called me and told me he saw a SS for sale. The paperwork stopped. And you can read my sig, never regreted it or looked back.
10-01-2005, 01:24 AM #37Mason 71Guest
hey thanks for the replies folks!
10-01-2005, 07:29 AM #38Originally Posted by Mason 71
10-01-2005, 08:47 AM #39
Its a tough call.
The SS has a pure mean reputation and has the "Ill blow your doors off no matter what you drive" visage and this is a well deserved given .. realistically.
The only real true weakness is the rearend and its always a good investment to swap for a Moser to keep you bullitt proof and in the race.
The vette has the visage of an all around class act and pretty much blows the doors off anything also and you can't possibly lose with a Z06 ..
The vette is a lot easier to get the most 'hard to get babe' into your car .. and I would love to tell you what happened when I got her in ..
but I'd probably get banned ..
10-01-2005, 09:36 AM #40
Eddierox, I like what you just typed. You gave both props with out shooting one down. Congrats.
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