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Old 07-22-2014, 02:25 AM   #1
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Default C5 - Coupe, FRC or Vert - Whats your choice and why ?

Hey guys,

still here , still trolling, still on my hunt for my first vette.

Im very curious as to what you guys prefer when it comes down to the different styles of the C5's.

Coupe, convertibles or the FRC's and please give your reasoning.

I originally , before I actually started researching and joining the forums was completely sold on the idea of a 6 speed convertible.

Then I almost bought a silver coupe, lowered and I really loved the look of it.

Now im finding myself starting to like the FRC's as well.

I guess part of me likes them all, but just wanted to hear what you guys prefer and why.

Thanks , looking forward to the responses
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:02 AM   #2
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I have had an 03 coupe and 2 99 Frc's.
I'm not a vert guy anymore as I do a lot of traveling with the vette.
So I prefer a tad more security and maybe a little more quiet on the long drives.
So the Coupe, or fixed roof coupe works well for me.
I do like the styling of the FRC as opposed to the coupe.
Nothing really more than my personal preference.
Good luck with your search.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:14 AM   #3
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I've always preferred the look of the hardtop, when I was looking for my car, I knew that I would find the best example what I could my reasoning for this over the Z was that I planned to mod just about. So why pay for something I'm going to remove.
I love all 3 styles, the FRC just does it for me though.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:50 AM   #4
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I prefer a coupe, better looking (in MHO) and more space inside.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:19 AM   #5
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Coupe, more storage when traveling, security when parking overnight and less road noise. Can't go wrong with any style though, just a matter of how you are going to use the car.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:38 AM   #6
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FRC ... Because racecar
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:58 AM   #7
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Definitely a coupe. I just find that it looks like a Vette should. The rear sweeping hatch window makes it look extremely aerodynamic, almost like it's moving when standing still. The added storage space and removable top are a bonus. Keep in mind that all generations of "R" racecars (C5R, C6R, C7R) use the coupe configuration because of the increased aerodynamics.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:05 AM   #8
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VERT

because there is no other choice!
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:25 AM   #9
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Better looking, less road noise, more trunk space.and the overall apperance of it, I have owned 3 corvettes and they all been coupes.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:35 AM   #10
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Very subjective question. I think it comes down to your personal preference and purpose.

I am blessed to be able to have a vert, for me this is what i always wanted. Since it is a weekend / warm weather car I can drive it when I want and leave it in the garage during the week and on bad weather days.

Think about how you are going to use it and how you will get the most enjoyment out of it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:36 AM   #11
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Vert. I live in Florida and I enjoy beautiful evening beach drives. Driving top down only adds to the experience.

Plus, the original Corvette was designed as a convertible. Top-down is in its DNA!

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:52 AM   #12
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Vert. I live in Florida and I enjoy beautiful evening beach drives. Driving top down only adds to the experience.
Love my Vert!
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A convertible has more room in the trunk with the top down than a coupe does with the top stored in the trunk, plus it's out of sight. It's much easier to put the top down than take the top off and carry it to the rear. Plus, it's a convertible.

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Old 07-22-2014, 08:16 AM   #14
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A convertible has more room in the trunk with the top down than a coupe does with the top stored in the trunk, plus it's out of sight. It's much easier to put the top down than take the top off and carry it to the rear. Plus, it's a convertible.

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Old 07-22-2014, 08:25 AM   #15
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I have had two C4 coupes but always wanted a vert. My C5 vert holds two sets of golf clubs in the back with the top down. I use mine mainly on the weekend as a nice day driver. What ever you decide to go with you will be happy.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:36 AM   #16
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Ive owned 4 vettes, 3 verts and a coupe. the coupe is the only one I've sold.

Nothing like having the option to take the top down and cruise when the weather is right. around here we even get a few winter days worthy of a topless ride.

If I were a racer boy I would prolly have a coupe or FRC. but im getting to be an older fart now and just want to cruise.
Its like the debate on 6 speed or auto. both my C3's are mannys but my daily driver is an auto. traffic sux with a manny.

Its all in what you want to do with it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:44 AM   #17
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Everyone knows that the C5 Z06's are the way to go.... The cars are perfect right off the assembly line... they are race ready and great cruisers... Oh, and I can fit my Golf clubs in the trunk.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:25 AM   #18
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I voted coupe.

I don't like the chopped back glass design on the Z06 personally, and the option to take the roof off is awesome. As others have said, the biggest drawback with the convertible is security for those of us who park in the not-so-great part of town overnight.

They're all good cars though. You'll like any of them.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:47 AM   #19
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I like the FRC due to styling and the fact that it is less prone to squeek, rattle, or leak. If I want to experience the open air, I ride my motorcycle.

Pick the car that excites you most when you see it in person. Most Vettes you'll be "nice car" the one for you will be "wholly crap... where have you been all my life?"
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FRC i just love the style
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