corvette or gto?
This is a discussion on corvette or gto? within the Corvette forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I say get the vette.Its faster,it will hold its value longer,and chics love it. But I hope the insurance won't ...
09-04-2007, 03:54 AM #21
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I say get the vette.Its faster,it will hold its value longer,and chics love it. But I hope the insurance won't kill you on it.
09-04-2007, 01:20 PM #22
09-05-2007, 12:13 AM #23
Corvette hands down2002 Z28 Auto (3.23 gears)
Lid, UD pulley, Shift Kit, 160 Thermo, Y-pipe, Panhard, TB bypass, Bellow, K&N, Strut Brace, Flowmaster, weight reduction.
09-05-2007, 01:16 AM #24
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No, my parents didn't put a dime into my car or insurance I had a job from the time I was 8 years old and paid for everything myself. It was a father/son project.2000 SS Camaro Heads, Large cam, Fast 90, 9"w/430's and locker, yada yada yada... you get the picture
1971 SS ElCamino 402 Big Block 550HP
2006 Silverado 2500HD 496 cubic inches of pure muscle
09-05-2007, 12:27 PM #25
I am only 19 yrs old and pay for my GTO and have my own place, well I actually just sold it but...Either way I would compare an 05-06 GTO to a C5, not an 04 GTO, even though they are both LS1's, they don't even compare. I know I have beaten two C5's but they are really close races and the C5 probably would have won if there was a better driver behind the wheel. If you can afford the C5 and insurance and upkeep, get the vette, just plan on living with mommy for awhile because it's expensive :P. GTO=Sleeper (Less likely to get caught by cops!)
09-06-2007, 05:06 PM #26
09-06-2007, 05:14 PM #27
Why does everyone think it's so much to insure a 'vette. People need to stop talking out of their asses.
My insurance DROPPED going from my Z28 to the vette. Ask a lot of other fbody/GTO to vette converts and they'll tell you the same thing.
Last edited by Frosty; 09-06-2007 at 05:57 PM.
09-06-2007, 05:31 PM #28
09-07-2007, 12:37 PM #29
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- 2004 SVT Cobra
My insurance on my Z28 is cheaper than it was on my S4. I pay 150 a month for full coverage. I even bothered to ask what an 03 cobra was, and it was the same as the camaro.
09-07-2007, 02:23 PM #30
Just like most everything else that is a skill, your driving gets better with time. A 17 year old has MUCH less experience than a mid 20s+ person. Of course once you are "over the hill" your driving skills may deteriorate due to slower reaction times and poor eye sight.
I am not trying to spoil the anyone's fun here. I was just putting my thoughts on age and type of car.
Bottom line - the guy already has a GTO, he is obviously driving one of these cars already, I am not here to convince him to not drive either car. I was just putting my ideas out in the open.
I apologize for coming off rude, or insensitive.
09-08-2007, 05:41 AM #31
I can tell you what I did but I am 35. I had a tight, clean 96 WS6 T/A w/ a few bolt ons, wanted more power and a newer car, so I drove a few clean C5's, a 06 GTO (brand new), and a new Mustang GT, and another T/A, only it was an 02 WS6.
I now own a mint 01 C5 with a few bolt ons and headers/cat back Borla. The Vett was my pick because it does all things well and the ride is nice. I do not street race unless some one needs to be schooled in a rice burner so the things I did to the vett were for my tastes and I like the sound of the Borla. My runner up would be the 06 GTO becuase it is a real Muscle Car, full sized and parctical. The LS2 400hp is nice also. I was not inpressed with the 4.6 in the Ford at all, while a nice Mustang, it just was not for me as I dig GM Muscle period! On the T/A, I miss the looks but the Vett or GTO is a better built car and they ride much better IMO.
So if I was 17 and had a 04 Goat, I would A- keep it and add power as needed since you got an Ls1 already or B-I would trade up to the 06 GTO with the LS2. The Vett is not really an "every day" car. Mine is a second car but gets driven once a week or more. The Goat is the best all around for my needs of speed/and use IMO.
If you go with the Vett, check your insurance before you buy.
Good luck, but I would keep the Goat or get an LS2 Goat.
09-09-2007, 07:51 PM #32
09-10-2007, 01:28 AM #33
go with the goat. there have been many times that I've wished I had a truck or something larger that can carry more crap. I love my SS to death tho, she's my girlfriend. haha, but ya, you're young and a vette may sound awesome (which it does), but in a few years you might wish you had a bigger car that can fit more than one person.
09-10-2007, 02:44 AM #34
09-12-2007, 05:26 AM #35
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The C5 is about performance YES, but the big plus is in handling.......Even from an f body, Vette handling is superb!
09-12-2007, 07:25 AM #36
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agreed, short and sweet answer.
09-14-2007, 10:12 AM #37
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09-14-2007, 10:20 AM #38
09-14-2007, 03:22 PM #39
I would say corvette, but depending on how much money you have already spent on the gto, I would go with the goat. You probably already have a few payments on it so I would keep it and mod that. For insurance im guessing its going to be about the same at the age of 17, vette maybe a little more but i doubt it.
09-14-2007, 03:47 PM #40
Get the C5, I ran a new GTO at the track with my 1985/406 and took him by @ 2 cars, he had me by 1 car until 1/2 track then I dusted him on top end
A C5 would be much nicer, IMHO, but you should check on insurance cost before you decide.
When I was 18 back in 1978, I bought a Smokey & The Bandit Trans Am special edition Hurst package, and they raped me with $260 per month insurance
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