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Old 03-14-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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Hey guys, im on my quest for my first z, and would like to know which year was the fastest and lightest. Also what years had the engine probs and structural probs.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:17 PM   #2
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2011 ZO7 best and fastest on the track. Lightest is the 2006 less options best trans 2008 and newer. They all are about the same though just better tires or brakes and some traction control on the new one's. The best ZO6 is always the one in your own garage.

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Old 03-14-2011, 10:24 PM   #3
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Hey guys, im on my quest for my first z, and would like to know which year was the fastest and lightest. Also what years had the engine probs and structural probs.
fastest-whose driving?

light-'06-progressively heavier but all Z06's remain lightest Vettes built.
Some engines in build dates approx Jan-June cars, NOT all affected. Small number. Roof delamination were all covered by GM. I have not read of any problems. Both are mute issues.

These are tough sports cars-but no different from any other. Their a excellent performance value/bang for buck.

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Old 03-14-2011, 10:36 PM   #4
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The lightest and fastest would probably be the first few thousand built in late 2005. The BEST would probably be the newest.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:45 PM   #5
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Or whatever year you happen to own
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:17 AM   #6
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:38 AM   #8
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:56 AM   #9
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Easy... A Machine Silver 2007 is by far the best. I love it and no one can ever have it! EVER!

Honestly why worry you are talking tiny differences buy what you can find a good deal on in the color you want and love it.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:19 AM   #10
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The newest one you can afford, maintained the best, with low miles and not beat on like a red headed step child (is the best)!
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:55 AM   #11
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The best is the 06. It comes with the semi-optional spontaneous removable roof. Doesn't everyone want that in a vette?
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:00 AM   #12
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Any Z06 is the best, really. I had an Evo IX MR before this, and I have to say- the passion I have for cars has only increased with owning a Corvette. They truly are something else.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:49 PM   #13
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If you are asking for the fastest, it would be the car described above. Not sure if it is the "best" though. It is also the most expensive by a country mile!
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:54 PM   #14
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Buy the newest one you can afford. They are all basically the same. Transmission and driveline upgrades were in the 08+ models, which are worth considering.
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What were the upgrades to the transmission and driveline in '08?
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New tranny altogether, however, it has its share of known issues, which I've already seen. 2011 will be your best bet for best car...usually - latest years are simply better than previous.
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the 2011 Z06 equipped with the Z07 and CFZ package hands down. Its a ZR1 with an LS7

I love my Z, but wish I could afford a new one with the Z07 and CFZ packages
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I appreciate all the responses, ill take all to heart. Ill be posting pics as soon as that new beast is in my garage.
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