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Old 02-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I went to get some lab work done today and parked next to a very clean 2009 C6. Started taking a few pics for comparison and noticed a guy watching me. He was like "Hey man nice ride, want to trade?!?" He then asked what year mine was and I told him a 97'. His jaw about dropped!!! Also got a new windshield decal, needing some opinions on it. I like it so far for $9.99 and makes it look a bit more aggressive.

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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Thanks, now the question is..... Which is better looking, the C5 or C6?
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C5 imho

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:53 PM   #5
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C5 definitely has better lines.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:55 PM   #6
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Unlike the debates and insulting jabs that are raging in the C7 section comparing and blasting different Corvette generations, I like all clean Corvettes and all generations offer a unique driving experience.

I give the improved performance nod to the C6, but from a pure looks standpoint, I like your C5 better! Your C5 looks very clean, however I'm not a fan of window decals. Probably due to the fact that when I lived in Illinois, I had to run four different stickers on my windshield and I love that I can now roll completely clean in Florida!

...plus everyone will recognize a red Corvette!

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I just wanted to add a little more "aggressive" look to the car from the front, and they were $9.99 so I figured I could easily peel it off if and or when I don't like the look. I've always loved the C6 and have considered upgrading until I really sat in one, it honestly felt way more "plasticky" compared to my c5 which I fit nice and snug into. I do like the subtile rear wing on the C6 and would love to get one that style for my C5 in carbon fiber.
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Amazing how much the lines are similar. I never noticed it as much as in these pictures.
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Amazing how much the lines are similar. I never noticed it as much as in these pictures.
Maybe I should have titled this thread C5 vs C5.5
Definitely agreed, they are very similar. Especially if you take the rear wing off this C6 pictured!
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I love my C5 but would also love a C6
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I love the red C5, but like some I'm not a big fan of big CORVETTE across the windshield, cause it's on the car about half dozen times already.... front bumper, rear bumper, passenger air bag cover, Rear logo, front logo, each logo on wheels, steering wheel, need I go on? Oh...and I added 3 more logo's myself.

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #12
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Amazing how much the lines are similar. I never noticed it as much as in these pictures.
I am already much more excited about the C7 than I ever was about the C6. Maybe I'm just an odd-number Corvette generation kind of guy. The first Corvette I ever saw was my uncle's 1972 C3!
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #13
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The lines between C5 and C6 are very similar. I like both designs equally. I like my C4 looks the best. :-)
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You would think GM could do a better job------C5 1/2.
I like the C-5.
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I often wonder if you showed both those car's to someone who NEVER saw a Corvette before.

Asked them which one was the newest...

You might get some interesting answers.

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Lose the windshield decal. It cheapens the look of your car IMHO.

Your car looks awesome and the C5 lines are more timeless than the C6. It's amazing how well C5's are aging compared to the C6.
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Thanks, now the question is..... Which is better looking, the C5 or C6?
I like both.
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I like the lines of the C5 better.
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Looking good
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Overall, the C5 is a smoother, more coordinated design. It flows well from nose to tail without looking disjointed or contrived.

I like the tail 4-6" of the C6 better than the C5, as well as the first few inches of the front, especially the intake area. I think that's what makes the Tigershark grill so popular on C5s.
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