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