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Old 03-30-2018, 04:02 PM
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Hello.

I welcome real world opinions, both the pros and possible cons of selling my C4 and moving to a 5th Gen Camaro.

I have had my 95 Vert 6M (45k miles) for about 3 years and have had fun, but looking for a change. I have driven a friends 2010(?) base LS Camaro and even though I enjoy my vette, it was a different world and enjoyable. My first car was an 82 Berlinetta so might be time to rejoin team Camaro.

Anything to watch for specifically on 5th Gen for general inspection, known issues. I lean towards a 13 SS vert 6M.

I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.
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I don't know if my opinion is worth anything, but I have had a few C5's, and currently have a 2000 - C5, as well as a 94 - C4 & a 72 - C3, plus a 2002 Camaro SS. I also had two 2014 Camaros last year, one 6 cyl one SS with mods, and while I have had Camaros, Corvettes and Nova's since the late 60's, I always feel more comfortable in the Vettes (I've also had C6 Grand Sports & C7's) but in the Corvette lines, the C5 was a rewarding car to drive and own. The only thing that I'd like in my C5 is heated seats, but otherwise, I prefer it over the C6, C7 & my Gen 5 Camaro for visibility while driving. The performance of the LS series engines is "something you need to experience", even in stock form, over the C4 engines (both L98 & LT1) as power and reliability are second to none. I would recommend a step up to a C5 over the Camaro, after all, unless you are very small, you cannot fit anybody in the rear seat of a Gen 5 Camaro anyway.
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Spend a little more and buy the 2018 ZL1 with magride.
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Love my C5 but it's 21 years old. My next car will be a manual trans ss Camaro and I hope to keep the C5. Go test drive one and remember the 6th gen Camaro is faster
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Originally Posted by steve1657 View Post
Hello.

I welcome real world opinions, both the pros and possible cons of selling my C4 and moving to a 5th Gen Camaro.

I have had my 95 Vert 6M (45k miles) for about 3 years and have had fun, but looking for a change. I have driven a friends 2010(?) base LS Camaro and even though I enjoy my vette, it was a different world and enjoyable. My first car was an 82 Berlinetta so might be time to rejoin team Camaro.

Anything to watch for specifically on 5th Gen for general inspection, known issues. I lean towards a 13 SS vert 6M.

I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.
What did you decide to do?
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What did you decide to do?
Appreciate all the replies and feedback. No decision has been made, just waffling around...

One piece that I did not mention was trying to keep it on a reasonable budget and no payments for this guy - it's cash or I can't afford it. I'm no OT balla' and have kids to still go to college and a mortgage I'm working to pay off.

Sure would be nice to be able to toss down a 2018 ZL1, but it may be a while of trading up before I get there.

I appreciate all generations of vettes, but something about the C5 that just doesn't light that spark for me from a visual standpoint.



-Steve
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Originally Posted by steve1657 View Post
Appreciate all the replies and feedback. No decision has been made, just waffling around...

One piece that I did not mention was trying to keep it on a reasonable budget and no payments for this guy - it's cash or I can't afford it. I'm no OT balla' and have kids to still go to college and a mortgage I'm working to pay off.

Sure would be nice to be able to toss down a 2018 ZL1, but it may be a while of trading up before I get there.

I appreciate all generations of vettes, but something about the C5 that just doesn't light that spark for me from a visual standpoint.



-Steve
Is it the big **** end? I have a C6 roadster, and I love the looks, but I always stop and admire C5's. I will say I am just smitten by FRC's. The C5 Z06 may be the best automotive performance bargain in the world.
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I've had my 11 SS LS3 6 spd Camaro for 6 years and I love it, yea the back seat is small but I've had 2 adults back there.
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I just bought a 2015 SS Camaro and it's good to know two adults actually fit in the back cause I had my doubts. Lol
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I figure i would post here as ive been racking my brains out if i wanna trade in my 2006 Convert C6 for a 2016 2SS. with 7,000 miles on it and has leather. and can get it for 28,000 and finance it...
My current vette i owe 14,000 left on it and it has 43,400 miles on it. I will be trading it in to do that deal.... Just cant make up my mind... Hope its just not the newer gadgets that got me hooked and that ive had the vette awhile..... Both cars are white.. Family and friends say dont do it...as camaro value will drop to much to fast. But again im not getting any younger (58)
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If you want the car just get it, why worry about value or resale?
OP dump the LT1 and step up youll be glad you did. The late model Camaros do it all pretty well.
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Originally Posted by cuisinartvette View Post
If you want the car just get it, why worry about value or resale?
OP dump the LT1 and step up youll be glad you did. The late model Camaros do it all pretty well.
Just afraid i might be doing a impulse buy because of it being near and like new and has all the bells and whistles ...
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