Go Back  CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion > Off Topic > Other Cars
Reload this Page >

Looking to buy a Viper, or 911 turbo or C6 Z06 by the summer

Other Cars Non-Corvette Content, Daily Drivers, Winter Beaters, Work Trucks, Tow Vehicles, for sale

Looking to buy a Viper, or 911 turbo or C6 Z06 by the summer

 
Old 12-30-2009, 10:45 PM
  #1  
TrueBlueConvert
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
TrueBlueConvert's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2005
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 1,649
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Looking to buy a Viper, or 911 turbo or C6 Z06 by the summer

Ive been without my slighty modded C5 for a almost 2 years now. And by summer time i'll be in a position to buy a new toy for pleasure and not a DD. So ive been doing some research, so far I have been looking at used 911 Turbo's, C6 Z06's and '03-'04 Viper SRT-10's. I'm looking for thrills per mile and nothing else as i have a dd that will do the dirty work so not really concerned about comfort an amenities. But looking for a no comprimise performence car. I know some of the people here have Porches and Vettes and or Vettes and Vipers. So tell me, based on the criteria that i've stated wich would you choose?
TrueBlueConvert is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 02:25 AM
  #2  
NytmereZ
CF Senior Member
 
NytmereZ's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 1999
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 4,657
Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by TrueBlueConvert View Post
Ive been without my slighty modded C5 for a almost 2 years now. And by summer time i'll be in a position to buy a new toy for pleasure and not a DD. So ive been doing some research, so far I have been looking at used 911 Turbo's, C6 Z06's and '03-'04 Viper SRT-10's. I'm looking for thrills per mile and nothing else as i have a dd that will do the dirty work so not really concerned about comfort an amenities. But looking for a no comprimise performence car. I know some of the people here have Porches and Vettes and or Vettes and Vipers. So tell me, based on the criteria that i've stated wich would you choose?
If your not cocerned with amenities, go with the Viper hands down get a gen2, if you want to make sick power with worring about breaking get a 96-99, they are a little more evpensive the the 03 and 04, but the are brutes. forget the 911, the C6 is a great car, but from what you are saying about not careing about comfort and amenities, it reallys sound that you want the Viper, get the gen 2 you will not regret it(make sure it has factory stripes, you will have instant rockstar staus, trust me I currently own both.
NytmereZ is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 10:00 AM
  #3  
HOWSER
CF Senior Member
 
HOWSER's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 1999
Location: Work
Posts: 11,358
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
St. Jude Donor '09
Default

You really can't go wrong with any of those cars. If it was me having to decide I'd probably go with the Turbo Porsche today though the Viper is close behind.
HOWSER is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 05:23 PM
  #4  
airn
CF Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2005
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 82
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Go with a viper.
airn is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 10:26 PM
  #5  
PeterK
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2000
Location: Ellicott city KarlK is my brother
Posts: 67,942
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
St. Jude Donor '12
2012 Election Contest Winner
Default

I went with the turbo. Mostly because I need the rear seats for the kids. Test driven all three. The C6Z is a much better car than a viper. Viper was just felt too raw, unforgiving and uncomfortable to drive. The driving position was too awkward too.

Also, don't forget that the best price to buy a performance car is now. Prices usually go up in the spring/summer.

Last edited by PeterK; 12-31-2009 at 10:28 PM.
PeterK is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 10:30 PM
  #6  
TrueBlueConvert
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
TrueBlueConvert's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2005
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 1,649
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

This is one I've had my eye on thats for sale on a popular auction site. And I just find it drop dead sexy but wont be ready to buy till late spring/early summer. I dont think I would do much mods beyond headers and a full exhaust, intake and a tune. Maybe a hit of gas if I feel the urge. But we all know how that goes once you start you cant stop...lol



By the way has anyone done a long road trip in any of these lets say from FL to NY and back and survived to tell about out without needing a Chiropractor?
TrueBlueConvert is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 11:51 PM
  #7  
airn
CF Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2005
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 82
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

thats bad ***. I perfer the coupe myself.
airn is offline  
Old 01-01-2010, 10:10 AM
  #8  
ZEEEE06
CF Senior Member
 
ZEEEE06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2000
Location: PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work.
Posts: 4,459
Thanked 208 Times in 112 Posts
Default

no compromise performance car..........

ZEEEE06 is offline  
Old 01-01-2010, 09:20 PM
  #9  
BSheppard
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2008
Location: Birmingham AL
Posts: 645
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have a C6Z and a 02 GTS. I also test drove a 996 turbo and it was a great car but felt for the money, there are better cars out there. I would go GTS or SRT10 coupe for a "fun only" car.
BSheppard is offline  
Old 01-02-2010, 02:13 AM
  #10  
TrueBlueConvert
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
TrueBlueConvert's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2005
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 1,649
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by BSheppard View Post
I have a C6Z and a 02 GTS. I also test drove a 996 turbo and it was a great car but felt for the money, there are better cars out there. I would go GTS or SRT10 coupe for a "fun only" car.
Thanks for the input, i Like the Gen 2 GTS, but im really leaning towards an 2003 -2004 vert. I'd love to get an 06 up coupe but i dont want to jump up to that price range. But I'd like to know if any members have done any long distance road trips in any models and managed to do so without medical attention needed after the trip.
TrueBlueConvert is offline  
Old 01-29-2010, 04:53 PM
  #11  
carlsbad
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2007
Location: west hartford ct
Posts: 595
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

hey

you could get a C6Z06 with decent miles(15k-25k) for around $45,000, witch would leave you plenty of money for mods(vararam/LT'S/Bullets), and some nice 3 piece forged wheels!.
carlsbad is offline  
Old 01-30-2010, 12:39 AM
  #12  
AbsolutHank
CF Senior Member
 
AbsolutHank's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2006
Location: Odenton Maryland
Posts: 2,828
Thanked 85 Times in 41 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by TrueBlueConvert View Post
Thanks for the input, i Like the Gen 2 GTS, but im really leaning towards an 2003 -2004 vert. I'd love to get an 06 up coupe but i dont want to jump up to that price range. But I'd like to know if any members have done any long distance road trips in any models and managed to do so without medical attention needed after the trip.
This is the car I bought about 8 months ago...I've added some mods already

I've driven the car on numerous 3 hour trips, and I don't get uncomfortable at all. Of course, it rides stiff...but not like a tank like some people would have you believe. It rides no worse than any other lowered car, in stock form. The ride really gets better as soon as you ditch the factory runflats. There are lots of coilover options which will make it handle/ride like a dream

AbsolutHank is offline  
Old 01-30-2010, 02:14 AM
  #13  
BSheppard
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2008
Location: Birmingham AL
Posts: 645
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by TrueBlueConvert View Post
Thanks for the input, i Like the Gen 2 GTS, but im really leaning towards an 2003 -2004 vert. I'd love to get an 06 up coupe but i dont want to jump up to that price range. But I'd like to know if any members have done any long distance road trips in any models and managed to do so without medical attention needed after the trip.

I have been on a few road trips in my Viper. Honestly the seats are MUCH better than in my C6Z. It is the lack of cruise and dead pedal that kinda get old after a few hours on the road. The big thing that people bitch about in the viper is getting in and out and the heat. My car is a coupe and the air works great. I have a corsa exhaust and high flow cats, so maybe that is the heat difference but never remember having a problem when it was new/stock. I also don't have a problem getting in or out but I also ride sportsbikes with no problems. I might be a bad judge of that, but on a road trips you should not be entering/exiting that much anyway.

As far as the newer Gen III's and IV's go, I have some seat time in both and all are great cars. My favorites are the gen II GTS and Gen IV ACR. The performance of the ones I have been in, the GEN II through GEN III are all pretty close but the new 600hp gen IV are MUCH faster. I'm not a Vert fan so no 2003-2004 for me. They are great cars and weigh LESS than the coupe.

A few test drives will answer all these questions. The old school GTS just does it for me but every one has different tastes.
BSheppard is offline  
Old 01-30-2010, 09:19 PM
  #14  
RED HAWK
CF Senior Member
 
RED HAWK's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2007
Location: GRAPEVINE, TEXAS
Posts: 433
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by BSheppard View Post
I have been on a few road trips in my Viper. Honestly the seats are MUCH better than in my C6Z. It is the lack of cruise and dead pedal that kinda get old after a few hours on the road. The big thing that people bitch about in the viper is getting in and out and the heat. My car is a coupe and the air works great. I have a corsa exhaust and high flow cats, so maybe that is the heat difference but never remember having a problem when it was new/stock. I also don't have a problem getting in or out but I also ride sportsbikes with no problems. I might be a bad judge of that, but on a road trips you should not be entering/exiting that much anyway.

As far as the newer Gen III's and IV's go, I have some seat time in both and all are great cars. My favorites are the gen II GTS and Gen IV ACR. The performance of the ones I have been in, the GEN II through GEN III are all pretty close but the new 600hp gen IV are MUCH faster. I'm not a Vert fan so no 2003-2004 for me. They are great cars and weigh LESS than the coupe.

A few test drives will answer all these questions. The old school GTS just does it for me but every one has different tastes.
Ditto. I'm running 675 HP all motor in my '98 GTS. Just can't beat it for a visceral beast. Gen IV is nice but hard to mod and 600 HP is not enough. In addition, it's too civilized.








Last edited by RED HAWK; 01-30-2010 at 09:23 PM.
RED HAWK is offline  
Old 01-31-2010, 07:51 AM
  #15  
PDCjonny
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2004
Posts: 752
Thanked 12 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by RED HAWK View Post
Ditto. I'm running 675 HP all motor in my '98 GTS. Just can't beat it for a visceral beast. Gen IV is nice but hard to mod and 600 HP is not enough. In addition, it's too civilized
Or you could get a normal looking Viper without all the add on rice and not be a laughing stock.
PDCjonny is offline  
Old 01-31-2010, 11:47 AM
  #16  
RED HAWK
CF Senior Member
 
RED HAWK's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2007
Location: GRAPEVINE, TEXAS
Posts: 433
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by PDCjonny View Post
Or you could get a normal looking Viper without all the add on rice and not be a laughing stock.
I have the exact same aero mods as the highly sought after GTSR White/Blue GT2 Commemorative Edition. So I would say you are a stupid idiot that doesn't know anything about Vipers. In addition, I race mine and the aero provides down force. Obviously, you're a poser and not a racer. So why don't you just shut up.

Last edited by RED HAWK; 01-31-2010 at 11:56 AM.
RED HAWK is offline  
Old 01-31-2010, 05:08 PM
  #17  
Scratch
CF Senior Member
 
Scratch's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2002
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 24,236
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
St. Jude Donor '03-'04-'05-'09
Default

06 Viper, add all the HP you want
Scratch is offline  
Old 02-01-2010, 12:39 AM
  #18  
FaSSt67
CF Senior Member
 
FaSSt67's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2007
Location: Broken Arrow OK
Posts: 214
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by PDCjonny View Post
Or you could get a normal looking Viper without all the add on rice and not be a laughing stock.
FaSSt67 is offline  
Old 02-02-2010, 02:48 PM
  #19  
PA Z06
CF Senior Member
 
PA Z06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Philly Burbs PA
Posts: 3,570
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by PDCjonny View Post
Or you could get a normal looking Viper without all the add on rice and not be a laughing stock.
I hope your joking because you know him or somthing.
PA Z06 is offline  
Old 02-02-2010, 10:53 PM
  #20  
RED HAWK
CF Senior Member
 
RED HAWK's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2007
Location: GRAPEVINE, TEXAS
Posts: 433
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by PA Z06 View Post
I hope your joking because you know him or somthing.
No. He doesn't know me. He's just a jerk. I'd call him worse, however, posting rules prohibit it. Maybe he won't be as jealous once he has enough money to do some mods on his "regular" Viper.
RED HAWK is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Looking to buy a Viper, or 911 turbo or C6 Z06 by the summer


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: