I never had a C5, but i love my C6. (2006). Ive talked to quite a few
folks who went from a C5 to a C6 and they all report it was simular to
going from a C4 to C5 pretty much. The thing i really like on the C6 is
the superb fit and finish ; no rattles, no squeeking plastic on the
dash, and incredible gas mileage for a true performance car.
I've had both. C6 is more powerful, no question. Fit and finish and
options are improved. Power top is nice (although it is ridiculous you have
to manually latch it -- is this 1971?).
The only criticism is that it is smaller inside and a little more cramped.
Both are great fun!
I have a 1990 and 2000, both coupes. The power is noticeable on my 2000,
but the mpgs
are about the same (the 2000 is perhaps 2 mpgs better on similar driving
conditions and based on
the DIC readings). I can imagine there is a boost from a C5 to a C6 as
well, but the increase in hps
is about 55 without modifications.. I enjoy driving the 2000 more than the
1990 - but I have to be
fair to both : )
My C6 replaced my C5 Which was totaled by an idiot in a rice burner
who changed lanes without looking and ran me into a wall.
The C5 had about 400 hp the same as my C6. The C6 rides a little
better . The Mileage was about the same. I wouldn't of traded a C5 for
a C6 but I do like the C6 better.
Been out oif touch the last month due to medical problems...
so this reply is a "hair" late...
I love my C5...no current plans to replace it.. BUT HONESTLY
who really cares about how many miles per gallon ANY Corvette gets..??
64 72 & 98 Convertbles
76 & 79 Coupes
You got to remember Bob that it has to be a great investment, get
great gas mileage, smoke the tires for a 1/4-mile, and look good in
the garage or flatbed when you take it home. Also it must start right
up after sitting for 4 months and never need repair or even attract
mice. If something does go wrong the answer will appear in seconds by
those owners on the internet that already know that it's a known weak
point overlooked by 1,432 GM engineers and 100+ years of automotive
building experience. The repair should be able to be fashioned from
the soft metal cap on a milk bottle and replace a part laying in the
glove box. They do have those caps yet, don't they? On top of all
else the one owned by the writer must be the only one made in that
color with 1,100 RWHP. Another mistake made by GM that makes their car
"RARE" and worth 10 times what they paid for it used.
Just a few things I've learned here, others are sure to become
apparent as soon as I post this.
You feeling better or do you still have some money left that the
Doctors need before you're well or in a disposable condition?
Having a Pretty good year...its April and I have NOT maxed out my out
of pocket expenses yet...but have not seen most of the Bills yet....
NO COMPLAINTS... I can breatth & at least now ..AND I can get upright
Had emergency surgery to fix the problems caused by the surgery I had
on the legs in December... BUT I got 2 of the Corvettes out of the
garage on schedule on April Fools day, the other 3 are waiting their
Hoping to get to Carlisle next week ..BUT I'll have to ride the
scooter (again) however....
'Been out oif touch the last month due to medical problems... so this
reply is a "hair" late...
I love my C5...no current plans to replace it.. BUT HONESTLY who really
cares about how many miles per gallon ANY Corvette gets..??
REPLY: Hope youre on the rebound now Bob with your health concerns.
While no one buys a new Corvette for fuel economy , it is a nice bonus
to think you can drive a C5/6 and still get 27-29 highway mpg in top
gear on a long distance trip...yet still have the power readily
available to quickly get out of the way of a flock of birds with full
bladders overhead (especially if you have a Vert) :)
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