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Old 06-29-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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I bought a gorgeous 03 my C5 coupe. a yr ago with 15k miles. The body style is just not working for me. It looks too long and a little bulbous to me. Do you think I would appreciate a 2006 C6 much better.
The reason I ask is I dont want to get to deep into financial mods on the C5
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:59 AM   #2
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Do you think I would appreciate a 2006 C6 much better.
As the former owner of an '03 AE, I'd say yes. Upside is your clean unmolested C5 will bring decent money offsetting the price of a C6.

I'd suggest you go test drive one, see for yourself.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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I never bought a C5 for the same reasons you are feeling now.

I do have a C6.......and love it.....if that means anything to you. Enjoy whatever you end up with.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:14 AM   #4
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I hear C5 seats are more comfortable then C6, and never own C5, went from C4 to C6, and love everything about the car.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:15 AM   #5
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I'd suggest you go test drive one, see for yourself.
That's the best advice.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:42 AM   #6
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I bought a gorgeous 03 my C5 coupe. a yr ago with 15k miles. The body style is just not working for me. It looks too long and a little bulbous to me. Do you think I would appreciate a 2006 C6 much better.
The reason I ask is I dont want to get to deep into financial mods on the C5
only you know if you like the looks of the C6 better than the C5 - to me there is no comparison but that is me
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:55 AM   #7
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Big Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great Deals right now!
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:01 PM   #8
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I never bought a C5 for the same reasons you are feeling now.

I do have a C6.......and love it.....if that means anything to you. Enjoy whatever you end up with.
Styling is a very personal choice but the C6's is much more attractive than the C5's IMO. There are tons of great deals to be had on C6s. Go find one that you like and take it home!
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:19 PM   #9
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thx sounds like you understand my thoughts.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:26 PM   #10
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C6 is a much better looking car IMO
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:28 PM   #11
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I agree..

The C5, although in a completely different "design and performance class" than the "uncurvy" C4, never really grew on me (styling-wise)...appearing too long in both the front and rear.

Being a C3 guy, the C6 FINALLY brought back the sexy curves of yesteryear....some of which are gone again, with the angular C7.

I've never driven a C4 or C5, but the C6 is exhilarating, comfortable, and fuel efficient. The lines are sleek and sexy, and never fails to draw a crowd!!

Best of luck with your decision!

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Old 06-29-2013, 01:03 PM   #12
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They are both gorgeous, but I like the C6 best (better than C7).
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #13
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isnt the front ends the same lenth c5 /c6
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isnt the front ends the same lenth c5 /c6
I'm not sure how you'd measure the length of the front ends.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:49 PM   #15
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I bought a gorgeous 03 my C5 coupe. a yr ago with 15k miles. The body style is just not working for me. It looks too long and a little bulbous to me. Do you think I would appreciate a 2006 C6 much better.
The reason I ask is I dont want to get to deep into financial mods on the C5
Just wonderin'...

If you thought it was gorgeous a year ago when the C6 had been out for 7 years already (I'm sure you'd seen a few before getting your C5) what changed your mind to the point where now it seems too long and bulbous?
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:58 PM   #16
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I love the look of the C5. If I could have I would have kept my C5 and bought my C6. IMO I think the C6 is a more refined C5. Comparing the two I don't see too much difference in roominess and you can't beat having an LSX motor in either.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:30 PM   #17
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Just wonderin'...

If you thought it was gorgeous a year ago when the C6 had been out for 7 years already (I'm sure you'd seen a few before getting your C5) what changed your mind to the point where now it seems too long and bulbous?
I thought the C6 was out of my price range a yr ago.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:57 PM   #18
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This is the C6 forum, what answer did you think you would get!?!

But...
I own both, and actual like the C5 styling on the outside better, but the interior is MUCH nicer in the C6, especially in the 2013. The seats are awesome! Plus a newer car is a newer car. That in itself has value and peace of mind.

I feel the C5 is a much lower and longer car, which I prefer, but for some is harder to drive. The C6 just feels smaller but also feels softer, probably a difference in the C6 being a base and my C5 being a Z06. The smaller feeling makes this a car my wife can easily drive which is perfect.

The other highlight of the newer C6 is the motor, 430HP of motor, all under factory warranty. No way any C5 can compare to that!

The real answer is if you like the new C6 style, get it... But with a new model on the horizon, the C7, you may want to wait and compare all 3!

Good to have choices!!!!!
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I always thought the C5 I owned was to big and the shifter sucked.Looks wise it wasn't really my taste either..I actually liked the C4 look better and hence,I love the C6 look and feel!
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I always thought the c5 was the worst style of corvette ever made, but of coarse I own a c6 z06.
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