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      07-04-2012, 12:56 PM   #23
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I fail to understand why anyone would negotiate for 4 hours and not pull the trigger. Ive never spent more than 30 minutes negotiating, and always get invoice. Why didnt you just get it? Im sure you knew the price before you went in, and where you wanted to be.
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      07-04-2012, 01:05 PM   #24
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interesting looking...but for $90K, anyone would have rocks in their head. At the end of the day, it's a Chevy.....
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      07-04-2012, 01:22 PM   #25
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interesting looking...but for $90K, anyone would have rocks in their head. At the end of the day, it's a Chevy.....
I know, you should get a porsche
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      07-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #26
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Problem is, you CANNOT ignore the interior....quite frankly, it is complete, plastic crap, and barely any better than some buick skylark (....in fact, the Buick may even be nicer). So, performance schormance....why would you want to drive around in something that is so shoddy?
I guess it comes down to whether you want real performance or luxury car amenities. I completely agree the interior sucks but at the track or on a canyon road I could care less when it leaves 98% of anything else available (including the M3) in the dust. As a DD, I would not pick a Z06 because of the interior but who would? As a DD, the M3, C63, RS4 are better picks as they are nicer inside, easier to live with and more practical. The Z06 is a toy and as a toy, it is amazing... who cares about the interior IMO only.
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      07-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #27
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Agree with gthal. The interior on this one doesn't look too bad in that picture, JMO.
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      07-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #28
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I fail to understand why anyone would negotiate for 4 hours


Thought the same thing. If the negotiations are not over in 5 minutes, it's a no sale.

Regardless, never been a 'vette fan, but those pics make it look pretty good. I'm sure it would be a fun car to have around.
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      07-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #29
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Man that was close....
I gots dibs on your M3's BBK.
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      07-05-2012, 04:35 PM   #30
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Agree with gthal. The interior on this one doesn't look too bad in that picture, JMO.
Until you actually see the center console and dash...
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      07-05-2012, 04:46 PM   #31
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OP, i'd recommend you do this...find a mint 2009+ Z06 right around 50k(i bought my 2009 with 2700 miles fro $50k)

Dump $10k into Caravaggio interior and you'll end something similar to this...



Anyways, i picked my Z06 over an E92 M3 back in January. I test drove 7 E92 M3s and none satisfied my needs. I came over from a 300whp E46 M3 and found E92 to be fairly slow.

Here is how my car looks now and come winter time im doing interior..
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I could live with the interior, I almost bought a nice z06, I can't live with the exterior.
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I could live with the interior, I almost bought a nice z06, I can't live with the exterior.
Your bullshitting us now... LOL!
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      07-05-2012, 06:12 PM   #34
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OP, i'd recommend you do this...find a mint 2009+ Z06 right around 50k(i bought my 2009 with 2700 miles fro $50k)

Dump $10k into Caravaggio interior and you'll end something similar to this...


Here is how my car looks now and come winter time im doing interior..
Caravaggio is the way to go in these cars and damn! Your car looks good man.

Is that the APR front lip?
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      07-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #35
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I thought really hard about getting into a ZO6. In the end I didn't because I figured it is not a good car to have as an only car (and I cannot have more than a single car at this point in time).

As a second or third car? It's a must have!

I check them out at the track and the last time I was out there was an Inferno orange centennial edition and wow it is just straight up gorgeous inside and out IMHO.

The ZO6 is in a complete different league in terms of performance. Makes an M3 feel like a 325i. The LS7 is ridiculous... titanium rods, forged crank, titanium and sodium filled valves, dry sump. The engine is mounted in a magnesium cradle. The chassis is hydroformed aluminum and the fenders are made of carbon fiber. It's an engineering marvel and a no compromise sports car.

Meanwhile on BMW forums, so-called driving enthusiasts find nothing else to do but b*tch about the crappy interior. Gets me everytime.
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      07-05-2012, 06:45 PM   #36
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Meanwhile on BMW forums, so-called driving enthusiasts find nothing else to do but b*tch about the crappy interior. Gets me everytime.
When that's the only area (other than a back seat and better DD practicality) where the BMW is better, you kind of have to take the "crap on the Vette's interior" approach.
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      07-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #37
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Caravaggio is the way to go in these cars and damn! Your car looks good man.

Is that the APR front lip?
Yes, side skirts and diffuser are APR as well
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      07-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #38
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Yes, side skirts and diffuser are APR as well
Cool! Sick car... One of the cleanest ZO6's I have seen in a while.


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Meanwhile on BMW forums, so-called driving enthusiasts find nothing else to do but b*tch about the crappy interior. Gets me everytime.
+1! I feel you man.

I also don't get it when guys compare the ZO6's interior to our M3's interior. I have to agree that German over American when it comes to interior build and quality BUT still, some (Take note when I said some), but not all BMW enthusiasts ALWAYS compare the ZO6 interior to the M3's interior, mentioning every single fucking time that the M3's interior is superior in every way possible. YES, WE ALREADY KNOW THAT! I kept on reading the same shit over and over about how nice the M3's interior is compared to the ZO6. It's like a stupid cycle that goes on and on. If you don't like the interior, don't buy a ZO6. OR if you like the ZO6's performance, but hate the interior then there's always caravaggio to make it look right.

*End Rant*

Anyway, as a second vehicle, I would be happy if I had a ZO6 in my garage. I don't care about it's interior when performance is top notch.
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      07-07-2012, 02:10 AM   #39
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Well, I'm sold...


OP the C6 Z06 is a monster, and the LS7 is a very violent motor! I had an 04 C5 Z06 with 540whp that was LPE Supercharged, then a 08 C6 with Cam and headers, and coilovers, and aftermarket clutch. Also ended up test driving a C6 Z06 brand new back in 2010 before settling on a modified C6 1LZ.

Needless to say I needed change, and I am completely happy with what the M3 is offering, plus It was good to change. The thing I miss the the Vettes are the grunt and power of the LSX motors and the raw chassis feeling..Also prefer the C5 Z over the C6 Z because it has a more raw and aggressive feeling sort of like when the E46 M3 is compared to the E92 M3. I think you made a good decision by not trading up to a C6 Z even if its the best a C6 Z06 can get with the Centennial Edition, as others have said I would opt for a P-Car if I could afford a sports car in the 90k range...
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I fail to understand why anyone would negotiate for 4 hours and not pull the trigger. Ive never spent more than 30 minutes negotiating, and always get invoice. Why didnt you just get it? Im sure you knew the price before you went in, and where you wanted to be.
That's exactly what I was thinking. Poor salesperson. My last car deal took 40mins. to negotiate and I thought that took a long time. Geez.

Back to the Z06, its a monster. Got to respect its performance. LOL at the M3 folks bitching about the interior. Its the same defense every time "crappy" cars like the GT-R, GT500, ZL1...etc are being compared to the M3. It's getting old folks. I know! ...let's bitch about the crappy stereo that these cars have compare to our awesome Premium sound system =)

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Maybe true but that old prostitute will slap the classy young wife's ass until it bleeds . The Z06 is a monster on the street and on the track. Really on another level compared to the M3... unless it is a DD then the M3 is the smarter choice. For a weekend/track car (if you can ignore the crappy interior), it is a very hard car to beat from a performance and feel perspective. If I had a weekend toy (excluding the E36 M3) then a Z06 would be a prime candidate.
Do I get to go home with the trophy girl after the street or track race? If so ZO6 it is!!
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OP the C6 Z06 is a monster, and the LS7 is a very violent motor! I had an 04 C5 Z06 with 540whp that was LPE Supercharged, then a 08 C6 with Cam and headers, and coilovers, and aftermarket clutch. Also ended up test driving a C6 Z06 brand new back in 2010 before settling on a modified C6 1LZ.

Needless to say I needed change, and I am completely happy with what the M3 is offering, plus It was good to change. The thing I miss the the Vettes are the grunt and power of the LSX motors and the raw chassis feeling..Also prefer the C5 Z over the C6 Z because it has a more raw and aggressive feeling sort of like when the E46 M3 is compared to the E92 M3. I think you made a good decision by not trading up to a C6 Z even if its the best a C6 Z06 can get with the Centennial Edition, as others have said I would opt for a P-Car if I could afford a sports car in the 90k range...
Been is the same boat. Had three C6 Vettes (including an '07 Z06). Great cars that never gave me an ounce of trouble but I got tired of them after a short while. Most recent C6 was an '11 Grand Sport that I sold after 4 months and bought an E92 M3 and never once regretted the move. I recently (2 months ago) found a fantastic deal on a 997 Turbo which I think will keep me happy for quite a while as it provides Z06 (or better) type power while maintaining that European build quality and intangibles that most American car companies cannot provide. Just installed a Softronic tune and the car is making 575 crank hp on 93 octane and stock exhaust.

You can pick up '07 and '08 Turbos and GT3's for somewhere in the $70's these days.

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Man that was close.... Thought the dealer would be closed on Sunday and got suckered into test driving HPE650 which is a Grand Sport modified by Hennessey with a supercharger strapped in. They had a really sharp looking 12' Z06 on the showroom floor, black on black 3LZ with the Centennial Special Edition package which I was a coin flip away from pulling the trigger on after 4 hours of negotiating but luckily the wife dragged me out and told me to sleep on it. The price was right but in the end I didn't want to trade the M3 in. I'll regret it later :P
The Z06 is a tremendous upgrade over the M3 in every performance area. Quite a bargain too so yeah-if i spent 4hrs negotiating...I would've got the ZO6 sure. The Z06 will eat the M3 for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

With the magnetic ride suspension...the ZO6 is comfortable on the roads as well.
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The Z06 is a tremendous upgrade over the M3 in every performance area. Quite a bargain too so yeah-if i spent 4hrs negotiating...I would've got the ZO6 sure. The Z06 will eat the M3 for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

With the magnetic ride suspension...the ZO6 is comfortable on the roads as well.


No question about it.
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