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      11-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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M3 to Z06

Anyone gone from M3 to C6 Z06? If so, thoughts? Regrets? Would you do it again?
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      11-21-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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I did the opposite. Is the car going to be a DD?
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      11-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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I would go M3 to ZR1. Don't waste your time on a ZO6.
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I would go M3 to ZR1. Don't waste your time on a ZO6.
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im went / going opposite.. sold the z06 and waiting on the M
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ZR1 is ridiculously nice. Just dont like the interior at all on them
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I would go M3 to ZR1. Don't waste your time on a ZO6.


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      11-21-2012, 09:48 PM   #8
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I had a C6 Z06 and sold it only because it was impractical at the time I owned it. Simple fact is the M3 feels extremely slow compared to it, as the Z06 is faster in EVERY performance category all while getting better gas mileage. The Z06 was speed that never wore off, no matter how often you opened it up. The kool-aid drinkers here will say the interior sucks because that's what they read, but I wouldn't say our M3's interior is exactly cutting edge.
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Don't waste your money on a ZO6??? I dont understand that comment at all. Sure go ahead and spend 120k on a ZR1 or 90k on used one. You can buy a Z06 for 45k-50k used and put 10k into it and it will rape a ZR1 all day long!
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I had a C6 Z06 and sold it only because it was impractical at the time I owned it. Simple fact is the M3 feels extremely slow compared to it, as the Z06 is faster in EVERY performance category all while getting better gas mileage. The Z06 was speed that never wore off, no matter how often you opened it up. The kool-aid drinkers here will say the interior sucks because that's what they read, but I wouldn't say our M3's interior is exactly cutting edge.


I had my Z06 and M3 at the same time. No comparison when it comes to performance. The M3 was very nice and I would buy another, but the Z06 is a crazy mofo. I loved it!
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      11-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #11
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After i sold my E46 M3 i test drove 7 E92 M3s(DCT and Manual) and test drove one Z06 and came home with a Z06

My goal was speed mainly, N/A speed at that.

If you're into speed and handling Z06 is your car.

If you're into slow cars with an OK interior then M3 is your car.
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After i sold my E46 M3 i test drove 7 E92 M3s(DCT and Manual) and test drove one Z06 and came home with a Z06

My goal was speed mainly, N/A speed at that.

If you're into speed and handling and La Z Boy recliner seats, Fisher Price interior, cheap ass leather and love the smell of a glue factory then the Z06 is your car.

If you're into slow cars with an OK interior then M3 is your car.
Fixed it for you. Owned a Z06 and would never ever go back to one as a street car.
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Will be garage queen, only comes out when I want to go fast and occasional track days. The one I'm looking at has cam, headers, exh, heads, IM, TB, and tune. The video of its wicked idle is what's whispering in my ear...
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I would go M3 to ZR1. Don't waste your time on a ZO6.
i wouldnt get the zr1 but would get a z06?
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Fixed it for you. Owned a Z06 and would never ever go back to one as a street car.


I have never experienced a Corvette, but during my college days in California, I used to look upon it fondly and wondered how it felt like to drive one. Too bad they don't make right hand drive models or I might get a used sample just for experience sake.
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The kool-aid drinkers here will say the interior sucks because that's what they read, but I wouldn't say our M3's interior is exactly cutting edge.
yeah i went to the auto show this weekend and the new 3 interior is smashed by audi.
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      11-21-2012, 11:22 PM   #17
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Fixed it for you. Owned a Z06 and would never ever go back to one as a street car.
Yup, this car is for grown ups.

I do agree with you on the seats. Im upgrading those with some caravaggio seats along with steering wheel which will set me back about $4k but then i wont have any complaints about the car after that.

At the end of the day, these 2 cars are in totally two different worlds.
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Will be garage queen, only comes out when I want to go fast and occasional track days. The one I'm looking at has cam, headers, exh, heads, IM, TB, and tune. The video of its wicked idle is what's whispering in my ear...
If you have never driven a Vette before, I suggest you go drive any of them before you get your heart set. Not saying that you won't like it, I'm just saying its a completely different car than any I have driven before due to the long nose and seating position. It takes some getting used to.

If you are looking for a garage queen/weekend fun/track car you will most likely enjoy the performance and handling of the Z06. It is a beast. If you are used to German engineering/styling/build quality you willl not find it in the Corvette.
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      11-22-2012, 10:29 AM   #19
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I've only had German M sedans for quite some time, minus the Boxster S when it first appeared in 2000 (had it for 4 months) and I no longer need the room. Just THINKING of trying something different...
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Don't waste your money on a ZO6??? I dont understand that comment at all. Sure go ahead and spend 120k on a ZR1 or 90k on used one. You can buy a Z06 for 45k-50k used and put 10k into it and it will rape a ZR1 all day long!
Exactly, a nice head/cam package with catless exhaust and you're good to go. The car also stays NA and you can be proud to own a real 427 if you appreciate that sort of thing.
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Z06 is major bang for the buck. You can get a new one for pretty cheap.

It is a beast on the track.
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I have a c5 z06 and that is more fun to drive than my m3 by far. I can't even imagine the c6 z06 with 100 more hp
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