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Old 11-17-2017, 05:22 PM
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If you like shifting... .I just don't think ANYONE can shift any faster than a computer and traffic is terrible. I'll take the automatic
Have owned a manual almost exclusively (in some car or another) since I was 16.

Traded the C6 M6 for the new Z06 and looked specifically for an auto. Yes, this is obviously sacrilege to "Corvette Purists" Z06 owners and car enthusiasts worldwide!

I enjoy the hell out of a stick shift and will actually concede that the A8 in this new car is a little odd, especially from a dead stop (seems to hesitate) but the livability in DC traffic is a Godsend. There were many mornings I would skip driving the C6 and take either the truck or the Boss Lady's car just so I didn't have to deal with a clutch in heavy traffic. Still love a stick but after taking the new slush-box equipped C7 to work this morning, no question this was the right choice.

Guess I've hit the Trifecta for Corvette taboo- Z06 Convertible with a slush-box and chrome wheels. To hell with that crap, I got exactly what I wanted in my 1st ever new Corvette and completely enamored with it! Every single option was a very conscious decision, except for the red seatbelts that I didn't know I wanted until I saw them!

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Originally Posted by Allen_B View Post
Have owned a manual almost exclusively (in some car or another) since I was 16.

Traded the C6 M6 for the new Z06 and looked specifically for an auto. Yes, this is obviously sacrilege to "Corvette Purists" Z06 owners and car enthusiasts worldwide!

I enjoy the hell out of a stick shift and will actually concede that the A8 in this new car is a little odd, especially from a dead stop (seems to hesitate) but the livability in DC traffic is a Godsend. There were many mornings I would skip driving the C6 and take either the truck or the Boss Lady's car just so I didn't have to deal with a clutch in heavy traffic. Still love a stick but after taking the new slush-box equipped C7 to work this morning, no question this was the right choice.

Guess I've hit the Trifecta for Corvette taboo- Z06 Convertible with a slush-box and chrome wheels. To hell with that crap, I got exactly what I wanted in my 1st ever new Corvette and completely enamored with it! Every single option was a very conscious decision, except for the red seatbelts that I didn't know I wanted until I saw them!

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I laughed at the last one---red seat belts. Probably someone else's no-no for a purist, but I bet they look great. Enjoy the ride!
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Allen... As long as your happy who cares what anyone else thinks... Congrats on the new Z!

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The C7 is in another league. My brother in law has a C6 ZR1 and wants my C7 Z06. Although the C6 is a beautiful car, the C7 is better in everyway.

Good luck with your choice!
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Yes, a significant purchase but gotta say I am still giggling like a little kid!!

Couldn't be more pleased, just looking for excuses to put a few extra miles each day to get past the initial break in!!


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Huge congratulations Allen! Sharp looking Z!!
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YES...love cold start. Wakes you up.
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Originally Posted by Allen_B View Post
Have owned a manual almost exclusively (in some car or another) since I was 16.

Traded the C6 M6 for the new Z06 and looked specifically for an auto. Yes, this is obviously sacrilege to "Corvette Purists" Z06 owners and car enthusiasts worldwide!

I enjoy the hell out of a stick shift and will actually concede that the A8 in this new car is a little odd, especially from a dead stop (seems to hesitate) but the livability in DC traffic is a Godsend. There were many mornings I would skip driving the C6 and take either the truck or the Boss Lady's car just so I didn't have to deal with a clutch in heavy traffic. Still love a stick but after taking the new slush-box equipped C7 to work this morning, no question this was the right choice.

Guess I've hit the Trifecta for Corvette taboo- Z06 Convertible with a slush-box and chrome wheels. To hell with that crap, I got exactly what I wanted in my 1st ever new Corvette and completely enamored with it! Every single option was a very conscious decision, except for the red seatbelts that I didn't know I wanted until I saw them!

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Congrats on the new Z!!! Never apologize for your choices. It's your dime and your car. Enjoy!!!
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Drive what you want. My 1976 C3 was a 4 speed. My 1994 C4 Z07 was a ZF6. My 2001 C5 Z06 was a T56. My 2008 C6 Z06 was a TR6060. My 1993 W2W spec race car was a T56. My 1993 Fortieth Anniversary Convertible was a ZF6. My 1998 trackday car was a T56. Those are all sold and I love my 2016 C7 Z06 A8.










I don't picture the Race Car and the Trackday car as they were Camaros.

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Resurrected post from 2017?
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Originally Posted by Allen_B View Post
Never thought I'd say it but the auto is a draw for me. I have owned a manual transmission in some car I've had for my entire adult life and enjoy the M6 in my current car. The enjoyment wears thin in (DC) traffic and seems the new autos are pretty capable when they aren't overheating or eating torque converters


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I live in the DMV as well and factored in the traffic before I purchased my ZO6. I'd say do it
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A no regrets C6 Z owner who Is now in a 2019 ZO6 M7 2 LZ vert. I personally stayed away from the A8 as I was so used to the shifting performance of my ZF equipped Hellcat that I knew in no way GM' s A8 could provide an acceptable experience. The shift characteristics are totally different in a negative way. The A8 would have been my first choice but that left a lot of the fun factor on the table.
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