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Tell me I'm not crazy, 2005 C6 for $22k

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    Tell me I'm not crazy, 2005 C6 for $22k

    ok so Iíve been toying with the idea of getting a newer car, my major considerations are 2010 Camaro SS, 2011 5.0 Mustang (I know it's not GM but it's hard to not at least consider) and C6 Corvette. I'm not going to buy new so not many 2011 mustangs out there I can justify paying top dollar for yet.

    Anyway my best friend came across what could be a fabulous deal: 2005 corvette with 7kmi in mint condition (plastic still on floor mats), owned by (literally) a 93 year old man whose family is losing confidence in his ability to drive safely, so they are looking to sell it and Iím told the price will be around $22k, Itís White Ext. /Red Int. (not my color combo of choice but not terrible) Itís a 6-speed, but I havenít seen it in person yet so I donít know the build options.

    So tell me Iím not crazy if I jump all over this and if down the road I feel itís not the car for me I could sell it myself and easily get more than I have in it.

    Iíve driven dozens if not 100ís of C5 corvettes but never even been in a C6, as I understand it the C6 is a small step up in performance across the board over a C5 with a large step up in refinement in the interior? Regardless it should be a massive step up from my í98 TA even with itís bolt-ons correct? LS2>LS1 with bolt ons?

    Just making sure I'm not over estimating how good of a deal this would be if they go through with it, seems to me it should be a $30k car. Thanks for any input you can provide.

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    22k is a good price. The corvette chassis itself is a better platform. So yes this is a step up over a 98 Trans am. As for power the ls2 has 400hp, a bolt on and tuned ls1 can make 400hp crank so the power might be pretty close but the vette is a lighter and as i said before a better platform all around performance wise. My last ls1 car before my C5 was my 2000 Trans am that put down over 400whp so it was alot faster than my stock ls1 corvette but IMO the vette is still an improvement.

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    If you can get it for 22K, I'd jump on it. I hate the interior of the C6 and the '05 steering wheel, but other than that the C6 is a pretty nice car and is miles ahead of a 4th gen F-Body.

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    Be sure to run a carfax on it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenFlame View Post
    If you can get it for 22K, I'd jump on it. I hate the interior of the C6 and the '05 steering wheel, but other than that the C6 is a pretty nice car and is miles ahead of a 4th gen F-Body.
    I thaught the C6 interrior was a big step up over the C5? (again based on reading, I haven't been in a C6 yet). Is it the layout you don't like? what don't you like about the steering wheel? thanks for the input.
    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Be sure to run a carfax on it as well.
    I will if it looks like the deal will happen, I think it all hinges on the guy allowing his children to convince him to sell the car and the price remaining around the $22k mark. I have no doubts about the cars condition, my best friend is the guys mechanic and has serviced all his cars since before he bought the vette. Crossing fingers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmX2 View Post
    I thaught the C6 interrior was a big step up over the C5? (again based on reading, I haven't been in a C6 yet). Is it the layout you don't like? what don't you like about the steering wheel? thanks for the input.
    Its just subject to personal taste. I have a problem with the interior of almost any new GM car (Especially the new Camaro). Everything is Plastic, Modern looking, Sharp Designs ( Everything looks boxy), whereas the C5 is more rounded and more attractive IMO.. I don't like the electric buttons for the door latches either..

    However I do love the C6 shifter and have one on my C5

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    ahh, thanks for the clarification, also I heard someone complain about leg room in a C6 vs a C5, I was under the impression that the the legroom was basically the same as the C5, is it not?

    I just need to go test drive a C6....

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    if the car checks out , That is an excellent deal. Drive a C6 and you'll never look back...
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    How does a 93 year old man get in and out of a C6 ? And how does he drive a M6 trans ? I'm 50 and I have a hard time inthis vehicle. If it is as good as you say it is I will buy in NOW !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    How does a 93 year old man get in and out of a C6 ? And how does he drive a M6 trans ? I'm 50 and I have a hard time inthis vehicle. If it is as good as you say it is I will buy in NOW !
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    Thats a great price, my dad is in the same boat trying to sell his 2000 C5 for $19.5k but his car has 26k miles and about $9k in upgrades to the motor and rearend. I think he might have only put 200 miles on the car this year. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmX2 View Post
    ahh, thanks for the clarification, also I heard someone complain about leg room in a C6 vs a C5, I was under the impression that the the legroom was basically the same as the C5, is it not?

    I just need to go test drive a C6....
    legroom is roughly the same, youll love the c6. Ive owned both c5 and c6, and the 6 is worlds better in my opinion. If you pass on the deal pass it along!

    Heading to ft lauderdale this weekend to pick up this gem:

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    Dude! You were thinking of my Z28 and now you get another Vette? SWEET!

    I see the side scoop like a Z06 in fronf ot hte rear tires but not the wide body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS_Addict View Post
    Dude! You were thinking of my Z28 and now you get another Vette? SWEET!

    I see the side scoop like a Z06 in fronf ot hte rear tires but not the wide body.
    must be the angle, it is a wide body but not a z06. Haven't bought it just yet but its at a deal. Got offered 4k more than what I paid for my 05. This one has simple mods,wide body and 40k less miles. Preparing for the market bump when the c7 comes out

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    Hell yeah man..........

    I am diggin it.

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    the look of the interior is cool but its all junk. the dash and door panels get some kind of build up on them from who knows what.... the seats on my z wont hardly keep me in place when turning lol its still a bad ass car though. never really cared about luxurious interior crap.. i didnt even want navigation. it is a step up from the c5 though. ive had both gen z06s

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