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      09-08-2009, 03:25 PM   #23
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Huh....I thought that happened in GCC countries only. The BMW dealers think that everyone who owns a BMW is a oil producer in their own backyard....!
It was weird. I called Irvine BMW, Crevier BMW, and Long Beach BMW (all within 20 miles), and they each wanted $350+ for an oil change. I decided to do it myself, but still found it kind of strange they would charge so much for something so simple.
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      09-08-2009, 08:58 PM   #25
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man love the way they look so exotic...but seems like the Z06 wins hands down...now time to go test drive.

thx guys for all your input!
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test drive the Z06, you will walk away w a hard on for the next few hours so be prepared.
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test drive the Z06, you will walk away w a hard on for the next few hours so be prepared.
Baggy pants, and snug undies. Check
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test drive the Z06, you will walk away w a hard on for the next few hours so be prepared.
Haha...speaking from experience??
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Haha...speaking from experience??

lol....I test drove a few, it was a hell of a lot of fun. I had to run home right after......

I think the salesman had the opposite of an erection after he rode with me, his turned into a frightened turtle and he just wanted out of the car. Glad those werent my tires!!!
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Any cons for the Z06? All I hear are good things, but there has to be some negative aspects to the car.
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      09-09-2009, 12:16 AM   #32
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LOTUS!!! most fun in a car i have ever had...didnt like z06 at all
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WOw, that looks awesome..
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Any cons for the Z06? All I hear are good things, but there has to be some negative aspects to the car.
Someone will complain about the interior. Someone else will complain that it is a Corvette/Chevy.

I will say firm ride, I don't love the seating position, and from the drivers seat it is difficult to know exactly where the corners of the car are. Then again, what are you buying it for? The suspension can be adjusted or changed entirely. The seats can also be changed. With time and experience you will get used to the dimensions of the car.

Edit: Just looking at it does not really excite me, in this thread I like looking at the Lotus much more.
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      09-09-2009, 05:47 AM   #35
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FYI.

If you are considering a new Z06, there are several dealerships across the country giving 20K off. A brand new Z06 for around 60K is pretty strong.

My only real gripe is the seats and their lack of side bolstering. In this car I could give a rats bum about the dash etc...

A/C blows cold: Check
I hear music when I want: Check
The fuel pump works: Check
I have gas: Check
It hauls freaking arse: Check, check and check.
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Someone will complain about the interior. Someone else will complain that it is a Corvette/Chevy.

I will say firm ride, I don't love the seating position, and from the drivers seat it is difficult to know exactly where the corners of the car are. Then again, what are you buying it for? The suspension can be adjusted or changed entirely. The seats can also be changed. With time and experience you will get used to the dimensions of the car.

Edit: Just looking at it does not really excite me, in this thread I like looking at the Lotus much more.
The Exige though does have a firmer suspension then the Z06. Or at least feels like it is due to lack of seat cushion or any kind of cushion.
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      09-09-2009, 12:20 PM   #37
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A definite drawback are the seats. They are way too flat and give no support in hard corners. If you get an earlier car with the 1LZ package - no nav - it won't have side airbags and it's a snap to bolt in a race bucket.

The dimensions do take some getting used to. It is not a small car, but it doesn't weigh much for its size. Mine was 3132lbs. ('06 Z06 1LZ). This will take a little time, but not too long.

When you drive the car for the first time, just squeeze the throttle on in first gear till all the way down. If you just mash the throttle, massive tire spin will ensue and you won't get the full effect of acceleration. Also, remember when you get close the the rev limiter in 1st gear, you're doing 60mph!

If you do get one, get a Callaway shifter right away. The stock shifter isn't bad, but when you shift the car with the aftermarket one, you'll understand. The Corsa exhaust is fabulous too. No drone at all on the highway (actually very quiet at cruising speed), but will absolutely scream when you stand on the throttle.

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People who say "The interior really sucks and is cheap" haven't actually been inside of a Z06.



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I dont think its that bad at all, but the seats are just plain lousy for this kind of car....come on GM
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Good replacement seat options? Recommendations? Recaros?
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I know this thread is being dominated by members who would choose the Z06.......But I'd choose the Exige S without any hesitation.

It's more RAW and HARDCORE than most any other car out there. The closest thing I had to it was an Evo IX, and I miss it greatly.

Lotus Exige S for me.
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      09-10-2009, 11:16 AM   #42
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z06, then slap that lingenfelter mod. it gonna sound insane.
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Good replacement seat options? Recommendations? Recaros?
Recaro or Sparco will do nicely. I sat in a car with a Sparco seat that was actually mounted to the stock frame. It still had most of the power adjustments working. It definitely felt much better and they guys said on the track you could feel the car much better due to less cushion thickness. He had a lumbar pillow in also from Sparco that made the seat much more comfortable.


Not to confuse you or anything, but just curious why you haven't considered a Caymen? I've spoken to quite a few instructors that run them and they are fantastic track cars. I had a standard Boxster for a little while and it felt very connected to the road and the handling manners were fantastic. For the price of used Caymen/S you could do a little work to it and it'd be an unbelievable track day weapon. Still, the Z06 will be faster without a doubt.
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