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Old October 22nd 07, 03:26 AM posted to alt.autos.corvette
rebco10
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I had a 93 vette vert and a 96. Loved the 96. Sold it to get a newer
one. Found a newer one buy the money was spent already on stuff
like.... mortgage

Anyway, ready to jump back in. I drove a 07 vert in Florida. Great
ride fantastic performance and comfort. BTW, dont like the paddle
shift, it is not real or even close to ferrari like shifters. Anyway,
I would get a stick.

Today I took a test drive in a 00 vert with 6 spd 29K miles. Real
fast car. I have to say, it felt kind of sloppy. My 93 car had a
lot of flex is it was a convertible. The 96 was much better and real
fun to drive.
This 00 just made me feel like I was on a ride rather then part of the
car. I was .... kind of scared and did not think it would be fun to
really drive. You know what I mean drive drive, not go for a lunch
date with the mrs. but take some turns and really drive. Dont get me
wrong, it had raw power and if not for traction control, I would have
had to pay for tires. Top down was great, stereo was fine and I love
heads up display. Plenty to like.

The owner pulls up in a red m3 bmw. I have never driven one. Always
thought they looked great. He said I could test drive it. Both cars
were around $25K.
The engine in this thing was smooth as silk. Seating position was
sedan like and easy to get in and out. Seats top notch. Back seat,
well forget that, but is was 2x better then a 911 seating. Precise
stearing and very comfortable ride. Con: Shifter was numb.

I am really leaning towards the BMW. Sure maintenance is scary but I
hardly use these cars.

If you have any opinions, please let me know. BTW, I did not plan to
look at the BMW. My plan for today was to pick between a early c5
corvette and a 87-89 911 carerra 2. If anyone has experience with the
911, I would really like to hear it.

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Old October 22nd 07, 02:11 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
Dave in Lake Villa
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Default Thought about returning in a c5

It comes down to : Do you want a Family Car or a Sports Car (an M3 or a
Corvette) ? Lastly, had you taken that 2000 Vette thru some turns ,
you would have found out about its superior handling in addition to raw
power. Motor Trend said the Corvette outhandles the Viper even.

I think you need to hold off on your purchase until you have given my
question much more thought. Let us know what you ultimately decided on.

Dave

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Old October 22nd 07, 04:21 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
ACAR
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On Oct 21, 10:26 pm, rebco10 > wrote:

> Today I took a test drive in a 00 vert with 6 spd 29K miles. Real
> fast car. I have to say, it felt kind of sloppy.


Tires on the 00?
7 year-old originals?

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Old October 23rd 07, 12:10 AM posted to alt.autos.corvette
rebco10
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On Oct 22, 9:11 am, (Dave in Lake Villa)
wrote:
> It comes down to : Do you want a Family Car or a Sports Car (an M3 or a
> Corvette) ? Lastly, had you taken that 2000 Vette thru some turns ,
> you would have found out about its superior handling in addition to raw
> power. Motor Trend said the Corvette outhandles the Viper even.
>
> I think you need to hold off on your purchase until you have given my
> question much more thought. Let us know what you ultimately decided on.
>
> Dave


Hey Dave.

Please no flames. I am a Corvette fan. The M3 stats up very close to
vette. Look. My point was the vette seemed so disconnected with the
driver.

2001 BMW (E46) M3
Year 2001
Make BMW
Model (E46) M3
Engine Location Front
Drive Type Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series 2001 -
Price $45,500.00
Weight 3020 lbs | 1369.9 kg
Introduced At 2000 Paris Motor Show

Performance
0-60 mph 4.8 seconds.
1/4 Mile 13.2-13.3 seconds.
Top Speed 155 mph | 249.4 km/h Similar top speeds

Engine
Engine Configuration I
Cylinders 6
Aspiration/Induction Normal
Displacement 3.00 L | 183.1 cu in. | 3001 cc.
Valvetrain DOHC
Horsepower 330.00 HP (242.9 KW)
Torque 255.00 Ft-Lbs (345.8 NM) @ 4900.00 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio 9.2 LB / HP (Vehicles with similar ratio)
HP / Liter 110.0 BHP / Liter
Vehicles with similar horsepower and weight

Transmission Information
Gears 6
Transmission Manual

Dimensions
Seating Capacity 4
Exterior
Length 176.701 in | 4488.2 mm.
Width 69.201 in | 1757.7 mm.
Height 54.001 in | 1371.6 mm.
Wheelbase 107.301 in | 2725.4 mm.
Vehicles with similar dimensions



2000 Chevrolet Corvette C5
Year 2000
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette C5
Engine Location Front
Drive Type Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series 1997 - 2003
Price $38,895.00
Weight 3218 lbs | 1459.7 kg

Performance
0-60 mph 4.8 seconds.
1/4 Mile 13.3 seconds.
Top Speed 172 mph | 276.7 km/h Similar top speeds

Engine
Engine Configuration V
Cylinders 8
Aspiration/Induction Normal
Displacement 5680.00 cc | 346.6 cu in. | 5.7 L.
Valvetrain OHV
Horsepower 345.00 BHP (253.9 KW) @ 5600.00 RPM
Torque 350.00 Ft-Lbs (474.6 NM) @ 4400.00 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio 9.3 LB / HP (Vehicles with similar ratio)
HP / Liter 60.5 BHP / Liter
Vehicles with similar horsepower and weight

Transmission Information
Gears 6
Transmission Manual




I took the vette around lots of side roads and turns. That is what
bothered me. It seems to lose composure

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Old October 23rd 07, 12:11 AM posted to alt.autos.corvette
rebco10
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On Oct 22, 11:21 am, ACAR > wrote:
> On Oct 21, 10:26 pm, rebco10 > wrote:
>
> > Today I took a test drive in a 00 vert with 6 spd 29K miles. Real
> > fast car. I have to say, it felt kind of sloppy.

>
> Tires on the 00?
> 7 year-old originals?


Good question. Needed tires in back.

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Old October 23rd 07, 11:30 AM posted to alt.autos.corvette
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On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 16:11:19 -0700, rebco10 > wrote:

>On Oct 22, 11:21 am, ACAR > wrote:
>> On Oct 21, 10:26 pm, rebco10 > wrote:
>>
>> > Today I took a test drive in a 00 vert with 6 spd 29K miles. Real
>> > fast car. I have to say, it felt kind of sloppy.

>>
>> Tires on the 00?
>> 7 year-old originals?

>
>Good question. Needed tires in back.


You compare this car to others knowing it's rear drive and needs rear
tires? Even if it wasn't a Vette, it would not be a fair
comparision. What an idiot.
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Old October 23rd 07, 12:50 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
Dave in Lake Villa
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'Please no flames. I am a Corvette fan. The M3 stats up very close to
vette. Look.'

REPLY: I regret that you took it as a flame ; not my intention. I can
see you like Corvettes. The Corvette is americas icon sports car while
the M3 is obviously a 4 seater family car , albiet, a well made car im
sure . The stats may be simular but thats not what defines a sports
car . Like the other Poster eluded to : change out the 7 year old
Corvette tires for some Michelin PS2's and the car takes on a totally
new personality . On my 2006, i swapped out the RunFlats for a set of
same size PS2's which improved handling, markedly, and made the ride
quieter.

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Old October 23rd 07, 08:30 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
rebco10
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On Oct 23, 5:30 am, SS wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 16:11:19 -0700, rebco10 > wrote:
> >On Oct 22, 11:21 am, ACAR > wrote:
> >> On Oct 21, 10:26 pm, rebco10 > wrote:

>
> >> > Today I took a test drive in a 00 vert with 6 spd 29K miles. Real
> >> > fast car. I have to say, it felt kind of sloppy.

>
> >> Tires on the 00?
> >> 7 year-old originals?

>
> >Good question. Needed tires in back.

>
> You compare this car to others knowing it's rear drive and needs rear
> tires? Even if it wasn't a Vette, it would not be a fair
> comparision. What an idiot.



Thats cute.... calling me an idiot!
The tires on the M3 were equal wear to the ride on the Vette. The 65%
worn tires are not going to have that much affect on the feel of the
car, the suspension travel and the rigity of the package. It will
have a part.

Dont call me an idiot, you dont know me and I strongly doubt I would
meet you in any of my social circles.



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Old October 23rd 07, 10:13 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
SS
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On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 12:30:47 -0700, rebco10 > wrote:

>On Oct 23, 5:30 am, SS wrote:
>> On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 16:11:19 -0700, rebco10 > wrote:
>> >On Oct 22, 11:21 am, ACAR > wrote:
>> >> On Oct 21, 10:26 pm, rebco10 > wrote:

>>
>> >> > Today I took a test drive in a 00 vert with 6 spd 29K miles. Real
>> >> > fast car. I have to say, it felt kind of sloppy.

>>
>> >> Tires on the 00?
>> >> 7 year-old originals?

>>
>> >Good question. Needed tires in back.

>>
>> You compare this car to others knowing it's rear drive and needs rear
>> tires? Even if it wasn't a Vette, it would not be a fair
>> comparision. What an idiot.

>
>
>Thats cute.... calling me an idiot!
>The tires on the M3 were equal wear to the ride on the Vette. The 65%
>worn tires are not going to have that much affect on the feel of the
>car, the suspension travel and the rigity of the package. It will
>have a part.
>
>Dont call me an idiot, you dont know me and I strongly doubt I would
>meet you in any of my social circles.
>
>


You might be surprised if we had to compare net worths but I still say
you sound like an idiot expecting a sports car to handle well on a
rear drive with worn rubber. But heck buy what you want. I don't
really care.
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Old October 24th 07, 12:34 AM posted to alt.autos.corvette
rebco10
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On Oct 23, 5:13 pm, SS wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 12:30:47 -0700, rebco10 > wrote:
> >On Oct 23, 5:30 am, SS wrote:
> >> On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 16:11:19 -0700, rebco10 > wrote:
> >> >On Oct 22, 11:21 am, ACAR > wrote:
> >> >> On Oct 21, 10:26 pm, rebco10 > wrote:

>
> >> >> > Today I took a test drive in a 00 vert with 6 spd 29K miles. Real
> >> >> > fast car. I have to say, it felt kind of sloppy.

>
> >> >> Tires on the 00?
> >> >> 7 year-old originals?

>
> >> >Good question. Needed tires in back.

>
> >> You compare this car to others knowing it's rear drive and needs rear
> >> tires? Even if it wasn't a Vette, it would not be a fair
> >> comparision. What an idiot.

>
> >Thats cute.... calling me an idiot!
> >The tires on the M3 were equal wear to the ride on the Vette. The 65%
> >worn tires are not going to have that much affect on the feel of the
> >car, the suspension travel and the rigity of the package. It will
> >have a part.

>
> >Dont call me an idiot, you dont know me and I strongly doubt I would
> >meet you in any of my social circles.

>
> You might be surprised if we had to compare net worths but I still say
> you sound like an idiot expecting a sports car to handle well on a
> rear drive with worn rubber. But heck buy what you want. I don't
> really care. - Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


Dear Sir.
You use a venue where your name and location is hidden, and flame
without instigation.
You are not an idiot or an ass. Just imature. I beg of you to please
not respond to any of my topics. I use this sight for assistance and
really can not waste my valuable time. If you continue to name call,
then great. At least you get you vent here instead of at home.







 




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