Buying C6 vs. Z06 ?

Is the 20k price difference really justified in the performance between the two? I mean, do you feel that much of an 'greater exhilaration' when you drive the Z06 with that extra 100 horses. For those who have
driven BOTH , please provide opinions. Thanks in advance.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

if ya got an extra $20k i'd get the Z06... in a heartbeat!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp6VQpG8CRE

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The zo6 is well worth the extra money. Not only are you getting additional performance , but the coolers, bigger brakes, etc, etc...plus it should be better for resale being the special Dude that it is.
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Awesome video guys! Just awesome!! You guys are right. Worth the extra $20k!
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Glad to see you watch UK car reviews.

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yar wrote:

personally i thought the guy hosting that segment was a tool. He bashed all vettes when he started the segment ("almost completely talentless and a bit flimsy") then again at the end ("this only works on the track, you can use it on the road you just wouldn't want to"). I did like the video because he didn't say squat once his arrogent ass was being plastered to the seat, it kicked ass. Let that limey douche drive his overpriced european trash (or "rubbish"), i'll keep my flimsy, talentless corvette and keep $100K+
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You have to remember this is from a country that think it is perfectly acceptable to have cars not run in the rain, make the chassis a regular maintenance replacement item, and have a 50/50 chance of the electricals working. Cars must go through an annual inspection (MOT) for checking of rust because the cars are so rust prone, even one only a couple of years old may be unsafe from rusting. Yes, we are concerned with rust problems with our Corvettes, but they are on 30 or more year old cars, not 2 year olds.
I liked the "flimsy" comment as he pressed on the energy-absorbing plastic bumper. It was doing exactly what it was supposed to do. Being rigid and solid would mean it would break constantly. If he ever had a prang with a Lotus, who used hard fiberglass-covered Styrofoam bumpers, he'd know that "flexibility" was a desirable feature in a bumper so that you didn't have to replace it each time some fool parallel parked by using you as the limit indicator.
His arrogance is typical, unfortunately. I went skiing in Verbier, Switzerland once, sharing a chalet with a couple of British blokes from London. One was a solicitor and had a Ferrari. He was far above my Lotus, as he quickly informed me, but then was a bit upmanshipped by my two Corvettes. He still attempted to put down the Corvettes, but talk of 150 mph blasts and long trips without breaking kind of put the Ferrari into proper perspective.
Corvettes are not perfect cars, but they aren't the trash that many try to make them seem. And while we had our "gold chain" members in the '70s, for the most part, Corvette owners are car people and appreciate most cars. Many other car owners try to be elitist and act superior, when in reality, they often have only paid more money.

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I only cared about the performance part of the video. The guy was just some comedian. Who cares. BTW, am i in the minority, but don't you guys think the rims on the C6 look better than the ones on the Z06?
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ones he had on before looked better, but the C6 looks better with the Z06 rims on it to me. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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No, my '04 Z06 Z16 Commemorative Edition has the perfect wheels. :)

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I think the wheels that come on the cars look best on that car. For example, the 06 Z06 wheels on a coupe doesn't quite do it for me because I'd be looking for the widened fenders, scoops, all that jazz. The only Vette that I do not like the stock wheels on at all are the C4s. But thats just my opinion ;)
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I'm still driving my '97 C5. So what does a new Z06 list for approximately?
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starts at $70,000. price as shown $71,495. (mfg suggested retail price. Tax, title, legal blah,blah,blah extra) http://www.chevrolet.com/corvette /
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Wow! I don't guess they discount that at all, do they?
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