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Old 06-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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It certainly is.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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Good read. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:26 PM   #6
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Enjoyed that article. The C5 can still hold its own on the track.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #7
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Good article but thats the 3rd time this week I have heard sagging doors mentioned. What is that about?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:57 PM   #8
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The C5 is a race car, even if it's old it still is a race car. And to be quite frank....seriously so, the newer versions are only "MARGINALLY" better. Yes it might make a difference when you want a podium finish, but the shear driving expereince is still had. I laugh at the new Corvette guys strutting around like peacocks bragging how the new one makes the older ones obsolete, until they meet other generations on the track.

I can't wait to buy a good used C7 in a few years, and when I do.... no snobbery here. Heck I still love my C4 and enjoy them very much too. If I hadn't bought my C5, no telling how much my C4 would be putting out hp wise and handling.

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Good article but thats the 3rd time this week I have heard sagging doors mentioned. What is that about?
Same here.....never knew a sagging door on mine.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:27 PM   #9
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That's a great article, makes me want to get rid of my MY04 (9.5 out of 10) for something I can change around and beat up a little, and not feel bad about
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #11
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:59 PM   #12
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Interesting article, thanks for posting.
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Interesting article, minus the sagging doors. I had never heard of sagging doors or cracked steering wheel leather?
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:07 PM   #14
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Now that is a corvette being used properly
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Enjoyed the article. Agree to that a C5 Z06 would be a better track car. Ask me how I know!

Seriously, you can buy a great used C5 or C5 Z06, slap a supercharger on it, and have less money total in it than a C6 (I do not like the C6 style, except the wide body [aka Z06, ZR1, or Gran Sport).

If it is a souped up suspension C5 or C5 Z06, the C6 won't touch it, unless it is a C6 ZR1.

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Great article! thanks for sharing. But... "It would be going too far to compare it to a Miata",...I think I threw up a little in my mouth there.
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Thanks...enjoyed the article!
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wonder if late 90s / early 2000s cars are making a come back. they are the last of the "simple cars" and are both easy to work on, repair and drive

top gear just did a similar article on the integra type r from the same c5 time period. similar theme to the article as well
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The C5 is a race car, even if it's old it still is a race car. And to be quite frank....seriously so, the newer versions are only "MARGINALLY" better. Yes it might make a difference when you want a podium finish, but the shear driving expereince is still had. I laugh at the new Corvette guys strutting around like peacocks bragging how the new one makes the older ones obsolete, until they meet other generations on the track.

I can't wait to buy a good used C7 in a few years, and when I do.... no snobbery here. Heck I still love my C4 and enjoy them very much too. If I hadn't bought my C5, no telling how much my C4 would be putting out hp wise and handling.



Same here.....never knew a sagging door on mine.
I agree at a local autocross event me going out 1st time ever in my 03 z06 and one of our club members going out their second time in there c6 z06 in the auto cross I finished 3 seconds behind them, which to me is pretty damn impressive in my little C5 Z
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