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Old 12-07-2016, 12:07 PM
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A question and comment.

How did you decide buying a GS over the Z06. Was it impulsive or?

Given what you have gone through, get the exact car you want. Waiting a few weeks will pay off down the road (so to speak). Best

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And if I don't want to wait until January, Tim has a Watkins Glen Gray Z06/Z07 coming in next week. As much as I like the Blade Silver, the WGG would be my second choice, and it has everything I want. We'll see......have a great day..
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I picked up my 2017 BRM 3LZ Z06 from the NCM on 10/22, traded in my Z51 which I thought I loved until I got the Z........ now I can't stop kicking myself in the *** for not getting the Z to start with. But every time I drive the new Z, I can't even remember that Z51......


get the Z !!
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Old 12-07-2016, 01:53 PM
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I picked up my 2017 BRM 3LZ Z06 from the NCM on 10/22, traded in my Z51 which I thought I loved until I got the Z........ now I can't stop kicking myself in the *** for not getting the Z to start with. But every time I drive the new Z, I can't even remember that Z51......


get the Z !!
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:11 PM
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[QUOTE=RBK;1593616400]A question and comment.

How did you decide buying a GS over the Z06. Was it impulsive or?

Honestly, it was decisive the moment I stomped my foot to the floor on the Grand Sport. I've always built things my whole life, usually Harley's and Chevy trucks. And I've always wanted as much usable/reliable power as I could get. The thought of something straight from the factory that I don't have to rip apart and make better sure excites me. As awesome as this Grand Sport is, I wouldn't be happy without the added power of the Z06...
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:28 PM
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I say YOLO
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[QUOTE=Puttnutt24;1593617254]
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A question and comment.

How did you decide buying a GS over the Z06. Was it impulsive or?

Honestly, it was decisive the moment I stomped my foot to the floor on the Grand Sport. I've always built things my whole life, usually Harley's and Chevy trucks. And I've always wanted as much usable/reliable power as I could get. The thought of something straight from the factory that I don't have to rip apart and make better sure excites me. As awesome as this Grand Sport is, I wouldn't be happy without the added power of the Z06...
Rich

Love the Berner !
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:33 PM
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Thanks for everyone's comments!
That's Max (rip) on my second Berner, Bo!
I'm new here, want to say hello, my name is Rich Alexander, Putt on the net. After hotrods and two TBSS, I've loved the two Vettes I've recently owned and look forward to the Z06.
Have a great Christmas everyone, I'll post pix when I pick it up.
Update, I called Tim and put my name on a Watkins Glen Gray/Black with dual Carbon strips. It'll be here in two weeks. It's gonna be a good Christmas :-)

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Old 12-07-2016, 06:04 PM
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Its the Z that separates the Men from the Boys.

Okay, okay not literally but you know what I mean...Calm down GS owners, you have nice cars too...Sheesh!
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:58 PM
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How much were you offered as a trade in?

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Old 12-07-2016, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Blvdbrawler View Post
Its the Z that separates the Men from the Boys.

Okay, okay not literally but you know what I mean...Calm down GS owners, you have nice cars too...Sheesh!
I think you meant the Zr1.

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Old 12-07-2016, 07:12 PM
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Tim is a great guy. I bought my Z06 from him in June. I love it.

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Old 12-07-2016, 07:14 PM
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Boardwalk has over 100 Corvette's in stock right now. I spent a 2 hours yesterday looking at all of them. So awesome.....
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Puttnutt24 View Post
Thanks!
And if I don't want to wait until January, Tim has a Watkins Glen Gray Z06/Z07 coming in next week. As much as I like the Blade Silver, the WGG would be my second choice, and it has everything I want. We'll see......have a great day..
Rich
The Watkins Glen Gray is really nice. Maybe you could see the two together and make your choice. I have a shark gray which is sort of in between the two. (2016). Color is so much of a personal taste but they all look good. I have a black interior with the red stitching. I think you're smart not to settle on the interior color that you're not 100% committed to. Good luck with everything and I hope you find the car that makes you happy.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Blvdbrawler View Post
Calm down GS owners, you have nice cars too...Sheesh!
This.
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by sunsalem View Post
Have you actually driven a Z06 yet?
It might be something to do before dumping the GS.

Although I haven't driven the GS, my guess is with its Z06 chassis it drives similarly.
HOWEVER, the Z can't really utilize all of the power of the LT4 in a street situation.
It's too easy to see much of it end up as tire smoke.
Of course, YMMV...but you really should drive one first.

BTW, that's a beautiful pic of your GS.
On average, I use 50% of the power of my Z which is a daily driver. Every once in awhile I get a chance to go WOT through a few gears. It's awesome.

Conversely, I found myself using full power in my other stock Vettes (including a C7 Z51) frequently.

May never use it, but really happy having it.

It's kinda like how I feel about California's 10 round magazine law. I don't need 15 rounds in my SIG/Glock or 30 in my AR15, but I'm pissed because I'm not allowed to have the extra rounds.
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Old 12-08-2016, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Florida2000 View Post
It's kinda like how I feel about California's 10 round magazine law. I don't need 15 rounds in my SIG/Glock or 30 in my AR15, but I'm pissed because I'm not allowed to have the extra rounds.
LOL, nice one.
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Did it!
Picked up this beautiful Watkins Glen Gray Metallic Z07 from Tim @ Boardwalk yesterday..


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Old 12-21-2016, 11:42 AM
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I will be putting some miles on it today, I will give you my best assessment between both cars later today..
60 mile drive home was awesome......

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Old 12-21-2016, 11:44 AM
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Fantastic choice!
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:53 AM
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