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    Anyone daily drive on c5?

    Been tossing around the idea of selling the trans am and getting a c5 to daily drive. anyone doing this?

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    regret it? id love to own a vette and not be concerned with mileage at all. May looking for a high mileage c5 (80k or so)

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    I would as long as I still had my suv. Vette is fun buy the back seat and hatch on a TA gives you extra room if you need to carry anything. When I go on road trips I fold my back seats down for luggage space and have the hatch for ttop storage. That is the one reason I liked the fbody over a vette.
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    No regrets, it is an excellent dd, good milage and lots of power.

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    yup thats what i use in the city now it's great! i find it comfortable. can get good fuel mileage if you stay of the peddle. mines an auto so im not shifting all the time still a fun car!

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    My dad has been driving his C5 Corvette as his daily since 1998, and he has the C6 for the weekends

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    dont know anybody in my area [northeast pa.] driving vette in winter from about november on till ,maybe april ?!! most of us fill up with gas, add stabalizer, pump up tires/ change oil, etc.. wax, car cover , battery tender ,mine in heated garage.. even if weather does go in 40>50 degrees,cant go out roads covered in salt /ashes /dust..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBlueBird* View Post
    Been tossing around the idea of selling the trans am and getting a c5 to daily drive. anyone doing this?
    Yes. Just sold my 99' SS and bought an 03' Z06. Best car decision I have ever made, so far.

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    Really you can DD almost anything if you dont get snow in your area. Its about about what you are willing to deal with. There are much more comfy luxry cars to be had in the 15-20k range same price as a c5 vette. Cars with more elcectronics, space, doors, better looking interiors as that matters to some people since you will see it everyday. Its about what you want and are willing to deal with. A friend of mine DDs a turbo stang with a cage and no back seat. His clutch is extermly rough combined with solid motor and tranny mounts make the car hard to drive in stop and go traffic but he does it because he wants to and will deal with it.

    To sum it up yes a c5 vette can be an awesome DD if you dont need to drive it in the snow and are willing to make the trade off for less comfort, outdated interior and little storage room for a great performance machine.

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    I think the interior on a C5 is extremely good if you have good upkeep on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10spokess View Post
    I think the interior on a C5 is extremely good if you have good upkeep on it
    Then your blind cause that interior was outdated when the car was new in the late 90s and they kept it until 2004. As far as GMs high end performance car is concerned its not anything special interior wise. Im not saying the vette has the worst interior in the world but if you think its good then you must think your camaros is good aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinergy View Post
    Then your blind cause that interior was outdated when the car was new in the late 90s and they kept it until 2004. As far as GMs high end performance car is concerned its not anything special interior wise. Im not saying the vette has the worst interior in the world but if you think its good then you must think your camaros is good aswell.
    x2 it is the only thing that is keeping me from a c5 z06 vette

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    I thing it being an auto helps a lot. DD a Z06 would be serious HARDCORE.

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    I drive mine to work every day and grocery getter. There is a lot of stupidity that goes on when you drive in bad weather, the belts get wet and squel, the Blackwing gets wet and throws codes. OK if you let her dry out in a heated garage. I don't get caught out like that very often. Only when the weatherman screws up big time.........

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    My 02 Z has no issues in any weather aside from snow obviously.

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    [QUOTE=gnomee;2499740]My 02 Z has no issues in any weather aside from snow obviously.

    I switched from the F-body and never looked back.

    Interior is superior to the F-body for sure!

    Me too even drive in the snow if it's not too deep.

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