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*Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011 GT

I'm deciding on a muscle car purchase for this summer. Which one would you choose & why?

2005 Corvette
2003 Corvette Z06
2003-04 Mustang Cobra
2010 Camaro SS
2010 Challanger R/T or SRT8
2008 GT500 Mustang
2011 Mustang GT

What do you all think?
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

I wouldn't even think about the Camaro or Challenger, though the challenger looks good they are both heavy. I would either go Z06 or with any of the Mustang choices, the GT500 and 03-04 Cobra are already super charged and are easy to push into the 600-800 horsepower range. The 11 GT also runs around 600hp with a kenne bell and nothing else but the other two mustangs have forged internals and lower compression allowing a lot higher boost and horsepower cheaper. I'm also partial to Mustangs so I'm kind of biased but I still wouldn't turn down a Z06.
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

I pretty much agree with you about the Camaro & Challenger, I just love the looks of the Challenger... I'm sure it feels like a boat to drive though.
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

Strait line I would go for the gt500, all around road thrills Z06 hands down.
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

ZO6 gets my vote. I love that body style of the Corvette. You can have one of those coughing up as much HP as a C6 ZO6 with just a few mods/little work. They are most likely also going to be the lightest of the group, at about 3150 lbs.
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

None of em. American cars are crap.

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

GT500 is a lot of fun, but Corvette will out run it in any kind of twisty roads.

All depends on what you want really.

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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

I'm 95% sure i'm going with the GT500. Wish me luck, loan app pending!
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

Have fun with it

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

2010 Challanger SRT8.

I'm a sucker for nostalgia, and those cars were the sh!t when I was in high school.
Chargers, Challangers, even one guy drove a Super Bee.
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

as long as these stay as a summer toy, i would say you got a pretty decent list. Coming from a person who knows friends and family who have had corvettes, they are VERY impractical cars. So as long as its something that you dont have to go get groceries or pick up the kids after school, i would X those off your list right now. Also the ram air on those vettes are low to the ground so you can def count it out for daily driving in the rain. My cousin boyfriend hydrolocked his vette from driving in a semi deep puddle that 90% of cars should be able to drive through.

Mustangs lose their value very fast so if you want pick one up, get it off a person selling theirs, not through a dealership.

and as said above, the dodge charger, challenger, Chevy camaro are very heavy cars. But a lot of fun to drive...

Honestly your best bet off that list is the Mustangs IMO. They have a pretty decent fan base as well as modification list if that what you want to eventually get into. They didnt change a TON over the years so dont be surprised if your going to be using some early model parts on a late model car. There is a guy on the forums who put an entire 2011 front end on his 05 mustang gt

and if you want a car that would compete with those cars you have there, hold its value well, rare as well as practical, I would look for a Pontiac G8. (YES I SAID PONTIAC!) Alot of people will disagree here because of the name pontiac (which in English means piece of ****) but the G8 is honestly one of GM/Pontiac's best kept secrets. 4 door saloon with a 6.0 L76 V8 engine (400hp) which if you dont know your engines, then its the EXACT same motor as the C5 Z06 LS2 engine






Im really a Honda Guy, but i admire american cars here and there
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

Agreed ny. If I was rolling in the bills it would be the latest GTO. Talk about a sleeper, that thing looks like a Accord but acts like a very naughty Camaro.
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

I would personally have it narrowed down to 2005 Corvette
2003 Corvette Z06........ the 2003 though, the interior is ugly and boring. terrible for a car of that status. so probably just go with the 2005, its got power and looks.
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

Well, I bought the Shelby GT500 and, oh my... She is beautiful! So glad I went with the Shelby! You just don't see them on the road nearly as much as a Vette...
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Re: *Summer Toy!* 2005 Corvette vs. 2003 Z06 vs. 2010 Camaro vs. 2008 GT500 vs. 2011

Guy at work has one, put a bigger pulley and got the programmer for it.. Thing has a lot more power now.

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