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Old 07-17-2015, 01:54 AM
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You should do it just to make the rest of us jealous
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:10 AM
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Originally Posted by DAFFYDRUNK View Post
I'll be the buzz kill. If it was a cash deal I'd say sure, but if you're gonna owe another $30k after you spent $15k to make your existing car go faster it doesn't make sense to me. It's a toy and I'm just not into financing something like this. What are you honestly gonna get out of the Z that you can't with your existing car? Z makes less power, but looks a little meaner, has more bragging rights and maybe more traction depending on what you were able to stuff under the a$$ end of the Stingray.

If you buy this car you'll last about a week before you're gonna want to up the power level to be like your existing car. How much to do that? Probably fairly cheap on the C7 Z, but you're still gonna be throwing some additional money at it. I say keep what you got at least until you own 100% of it.
I wouldn't spend that much extra for the Z, especially with what you have already invested in the '14.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by wv8090 View Post
Alright guys I'm having a dilemma and value your input so here it goes...

I currently own a 14' 1Lt (my avatar) with $15k worth of go fast goodies making 655whp...

My dealer recently agreed to give me %100 what I paid for it 1.5 years ago leaving me out the $15k in parts if I trade it in on a 16' Z06.

My payment only changes by $50 to make the trade (Lotta equity in my 14')

Not going to lie, I'm sorta sentimental and attached to my 14' lol we've had some good times...

Would you trade in the 14' for a 16' Z or just keep the 14'? From a financial aspect the only difference is my principle balance increases by $30k but the payment doesn't...

Erghhhh I'm stuck...

Opinions wanted!

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Your principal changes by 30k, your term increases by 20 months, and your out 15k in mods.

So in reality your out a minimum of 45K to get a z. I would sell your current car with the mods and then buy a Z. You would probably get a better overall value.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by wv8090 View Post
Ok you guys are twisting my arm lol (more like telling me what I want to hear haha)

Good points you guys bring up.

The length of payments does increase by 20 months...

But

The Z should hold value better/longer than a supercharged 14' 1Lt...

Think I'm going to do it... you only live once huh?
Do it! Here's a red Z06 to twist you a bit more... that C7Z wide body design adds even more temptation.


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Old 07-17-2015, 02:10 PM
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I'd stay w/the 655 a while longer
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:19 PM
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Love the Z06, but I wouldn't pull the trigger. 15K mods + 30K difference is too rich for my blood. Now if they were to keep the same deal and allow you to strip some of your go-faster parts I would do it (to sell).
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:17 PM
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You could also do an enormous amount to your 14 with 30k, think 1000 hp with cash to spare for new engines

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Old 07-17-2015, 07:30 PM
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You basically lose $45K, if it were me, I wouldn't do it
And this exactly why I started with a Z06, not stingray
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:29 PM
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Would you be hopping up the Z? I think I'd miss the 75 RWHP you'd be walking away from.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DAFFYDRUNK View Post
Okay, that was better than my answer.
Yeah - maybe better than any other post that I have seen on almost any forum recently, actually. A perfect response and delivery to die for.

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Old 07-17-2015, 08:44 PM
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And BTW...

I don't think you can go wrong with either choice. If you can afford it I would go for it personally and get the Z.

Life is short - sweet cars (like women) are finite and fun.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:07 PM
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Get the Z06 but forget about the mods keep it stock and it will hold its value better when you trade it in for a ZR1!
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DAFFYDRUNK View Post
I'll be the buzz kill. If it was a cash deal I'd say sure, but if you're gonna owe another $30k after you spent $15k to make your existing car go faster it doesn't make sense to me. It's a toy and I'm just not into financing something like this. What are you honestly gonna get out of the Z that you can't with your existing car? Z makes less power, but looks a little meaner, has more bragging rights and maybe more traction depending on what you were able to stuff under the a$$ end of the Stingray.

If you buy this car you'll last about a week before you're gonna want to up the power level to be like your existing car. How much to do that? Probably fairly cheap on the C7 Z, but you're still gonna be throwing some additional money at it. I say keep what you got at least until you own 100% of it.

I agree all the way. How long do you think it will be before the novelty of the Z06 wears off and you realize you just spent a ton of money ( the 15 grand that is already gone) and the big depreciation in a year or two when you go to unload the Z06 for the next hot set of wheels that rings your bell. Keep the Stingray. At the end of the day, the Z06 is just another supercharged corvette, which is the ultimate street supercar for a vette junky, but it's not gonna be all that much different of a thrill ride.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by DAFFYDRUNK View Post
I'll be the buzz kill. If it was a cash deal I'd say sure, but if you're gonna owe another $30k after you spent $15k to make your existing car go faster it doesn't make sense to me. It's a toy and I'm just not into financing something like this. What are you honestly gonna get out of the Z that you can't with your existing car? Z makes less power, but looks a little meaner, has more bragging rights and maybe more traction depending on what you were able to stuff under the a$$ end of the Stingray.

If you buy this car you'll last about a week before you're gonna want to up the power level to be like your existing car. How much to do that? Probably fairly cheap on the C7 Z, but you're still gonna be throwing some additional money at it. I say keep what you got at least until you own 100% of it.
I agree....if it was a totally new generation C8 then yeah, I can see it, but to spend additional money + lose money on a car that for the most part looks identical and has less bhp what's the point. Yeah sure you get a few extra features, most of which you can add on yourself through aftermarket vendors and you get the "I got a Z06" chest thump but other than that what's the point. Pay off your existing car and before you know it the C8 will be out and you then can put it towards a new one instead of paying off your antiquated Z.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by DAFFYDRUNK View Post
I'll be the buzz kill. If it was a cash deal I'd say sure, but if you're gonna owe another $30k after you spent $15k to make your existing car go faster it doesn't make sense to me. It's a toy and I'm just not into financing something like this. What are you honestly gonna get out of the Z that you can't with your existing car? Z makes less power, but looks a little meaner, has more bragging rights and maybe more traction depending on what you were able to stuff under the a$$ end of the Stingray.

If you buy this car you'll last about a week before you're gonna want to up the power level to be like your existing car. How much to do that? Probably fairly cheap on the C7 Z, but you're still gonna be throwing some additional money at it. I say keep what you got at least until you own 100% of it.


Originally Posted by thegame View Post
Ive driven a C7 Z06 and a Stingray with a Centri blower. I will take the stingray with the centri anyday. Matter if fact in the spring I will be sending my A8 Z51 for an ECS kit!!


My centri C6 is a monster in comparison to what a C7 Z06 can do in a straight line. I'm sure the C7 ECS is likely similar. I was contemplating a Z06 before I bought the C7 Z51. I didn't feel it was worth the extra cash when I already have a screaming monster in the garage (kept the blown C6 and added the C7). The Stingray is a more practical daily driver in my opinion. Plus the Z06 to me was an overall let down in comparison to how the C6 Z06 was when it came out.

Keep what you've got. 655RWHP...I know that feeling. You will be disappointed in a slower C7. For driving around town, you're utilizing straight line pulling power way more than the upgraded braking and handling characteristics. Plus the C7 in stock form is an amazing handling vehicle.
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Never-Enough View Post
Just wanna do it to say you have a Z? Your 2014 is quite fast.
The 2014 C7 don't have the same things that the new Z06 has that's true.
But to tell you the truth your car might be faster in the 1/4.
You do have to remember the LT 1 wasn't built for the extra boost you get
From the supercharger.How long will the engine last?
The Z06 with the LT4 has improvements to maybe last a lot longer with
The supercharger.
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Could build the motor and go ape **** with power for a third of the price still to make the swap.
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by BooSSted View Post
Could build the motor and go ape **** with power for a third of the price still to make the swap.
If you hired someone to build the LT1 to the same everything the LT4
Has.I believe it would cost some money.Labor is quite expensive today.
Remember many of us are drivers not mechanics.
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:32 PM
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I did it and am very happy with the decision.
I didn't get that much trade value on my 2014 and my 2014 wasn't modified like yours but I love my new Z06.
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by thrilled View Post
If you hired someone to build the LT1 to the same everything the LT4
Has.I believe it would cost some money.Labor is quite expensive today.
Remember many of us are drivers not mechanics.
The Z is a beast with its forged motor and beefed up driveline. But if strictly addressing the motor you can have it built for still no more than half the cost of him switching to the Z06, which was 30K... All labor etc included.
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