I have a choice of either purchasing a used, but nice 2005 with 20,000
miles or an identical brand new 2007 for $12000 more. Any advice? Were
there any significant changes or features added to the 2006 and 2007
Nothing that is earth shattering but the '05 6speed shut down sucks. May sound
like a little thing but it has to be in reverse to shut it off or "battery
damage may occur." Pain to get used to but hasn't been an issue so far, battery
went dead once, no reason I could find. Charged it up and its still running fine
after 24,000 miles & 2 1/2 years. Little problems like the gas cap failed,
release switch for the hatch quit and a hood strut lost its power. Dealer
replaced the front tires because they cupped, yes, I'm anal about it being
Thought about getting an '07, even put one on order and after 4 months of
waiting I canceled it, not enough difference to spend the money. It does have a
much more thought out fob if that trips your trigger.
Thanks again for your comments. Interesting you should bring that up.
I started up the 2005 at the salemens request. I turned it off shortly
there after to look under the hood. In the mean time the car starts
honking 3 times(I think) and the lights stay on. I ask the salesmen
why its doing that, he doesn't know. He asks the manager who says "Is
it in reverse?" I thought this meant it should not be in reverse, so I
say no its in first gear with the parking brake set. The lights were
on when I left. I can live with this, seems kinda stupid, but not a
big deal. Is that what its supposed to do?
I did like the torch red coupe I saw much better than the
convertibles, not sure why, maybe the color. Still not sure I
shouldn't buy the 2001 silver convertible or the 2005 coupe or a 2007
coupe. Price pretty much goes up by 12K per choice. Wish I could buy
the 2001 and one of the C6's, but frankly this car is going to do
maybe 4000 miles or so in the summer. Buying two, plus maintenance and
insurance makes no sense.
Yeah, I guess of all the problem's a guy could have this ones not bad.
The C6 is a strange duck. I decided it looks pretty good from all
directions except the front spoiler/grill. Reminds me too much of a
camaro. Looks good from most any other angle. Likely I will settle on
the used 2005 as a nice compromise. I still will be taking the 2001
out for a spin though.
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