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Old 01-11-2019, 06:45 PM
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If it’s one or the other, my vote is for the Grand Sport. I’ve been lucky enough to keep the old and get the “newer” as well. Good luck!

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Old 01-11-2019, 07:09 PM
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I had a 77 T/A that i bought new. sold it, then got a C6. No comparison. Old Technology vs New technology.
Since we wanted to do lot's of road trips, the C6 was the choice for sure. it was time to pass the T/A along to someone who wanted it more for show than to drive on trips.
So far, the C6 has logged almost 80K miles of road trips.

I did look at the newer style T/A that is custom made to look like the old 77/78 styling. Those are more collector type cars than to use for road trips.

I know what I would do in a heartbeat, but it is your decision.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Shelstin View Post
I think it would be pretty special to have the corvette that was your Dads. Just sayin'. I think it's an easy decision.
I agree! That would make the decision much easier for me... although as has been said, If you have room, keep em both...
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jmadoll View Post
I know this is a choice I will have to make but I have known a few of you over the years from this forum and other forums so your opinions mean a lot.
I have pretty much always had a Camaro or Firebird at some point in my life. I currently love my 95 Trans Am but haven't been able to drive it because it wouldn't pass emissions test and haven't had time to take it to have it checked as to why. My husband and I have put a lot of labor under the hood together. It needs a paint job but I always get compliments on it. It has 180,000 miles on it. I am considering selling my car and getting my Dad's Corvette he had. We both loved cars and spent time together on them. My sister always joked how I was the car - daughter when it came to my Dad wanting to talk about cars. My Dad's car only has 7800 miles on it and its in pristine condition. Its a great opportunity as far as what I would be able to buy the car for. I'm just having a tough time making the decision as to do I get my Dad's car which is newer and doesn't have any problems or do we sell the car and I can take some of that money and put it into the Trans Am. I could keep both but I'm trying to be practical.

Thanks your reading and giving your opinions

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I had a '94 z/28 with 160k miles on it. I sold it for $4k after I purchased a base '08 with 47k miles for $22.5k three years ago.

Well worth it. The LT-1 was leaking oil, so I knew sooner or later I was going to have to put some work in it. I loved the Camaro, bought it new but I love the 'vette more. Great daily driver. I considered resto-modding the Camaro, in the end I just didn't want a project.

Good luck. Lots of C6 cream puffs for $20k. My guess there are more pampered used 'vettes than any other car.

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Old 01-11-2019, 07:36 PM
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I think we are biased here, no doubt pick the Corvette
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:16 PM
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It amazes me how someone will come into a CORVETTE forum and ask what car compared to a Corvette they should buy? How many times does the Corvette forum recommend getting the other car?? I am gonna guess never!
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:12 PM
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I have a 93 Firebird and a 2010 Grand Sport......Iím gonna agree with everyone else in saying, GO WITH THE VETTE!!! The LS engines are sooooooo much better in several different ways. The optispark distributors in the old LTs are nothing but junk, expensive to replace and a real PITA to replace if you do it yourself. Ive got about $3500 worth of aftermarket suspension on the Firebird and it still cant match the ride and handling of the GS....Going from an Fbody to a Vette is a night and day difference. Plus believe it or not, its actually easier to get in and out of the Vette.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:53 PM
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I decided to keep my Dad's car and sell my Trans Am. I feel really good about the decision. I am sorry if I offended anyone by asking on a Corvette site your opinions. I know you all like Corvettes but I also needed to get opinions from people who own them since I never have. I have also helped change the Optispark twice on the T/A and done my own tune up wires/plugs. I know the T/A is not comparable to the Corvette but I still love them.

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Old 01-11-2019, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jmadoll View Post
I decided to keep my Dad's car and sell my Trans Am. I feel really good about the decision. I am sorry if I offended anyone by asking on a Corvette site your opinions. I know you all like Corvettes but I also needed to get opinions from people who own them since I never have. I have also helped change the Optispark twice on the T/A and done my own tune up wires/plugs. I know the T/A is not comparable to the Corvette but I still love them.

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You sound attached to the T/A. With as mich time and work as youve done on it, thats fair.

Real talk, it isnt worth much. Why not keep both? I have a 92 corvette i use when i dont want to drive my c6 due to crappy weather, etc. I think its a great perk of having a backup cool car that is paid for, and you can drive without caring too much zbout.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:05 AM
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They both have the cool factor but the Vette is far and away is in a league of its own.
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