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Anyone have experience with 4th gen Camaros? Especially the Z/28 LS1. Curious if that would scratch the C5 Corvette itch, or completely different experiences.

This one's not too far from me, and it's minty

2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 6-Speed

I never really felt like I sat on the floor in a C5/6/7, but the 4th gen Camaros really feel like you're sitting on the floor. I think you actually sit lower in a Camaro in relation to the dash. Radically different driving experience in that the visibility seems worse and handling not as good in the Camaro, even if the numbers say otherwise. It's probably an unfair comparison due to the age of the design- the 4th gen Camaro predates the C5 by a few years (1993 vs. 1997).
 

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This is the "You need a Corvette" thread, not the "You need a Mullet" thread! :p

The 4th gen Camaro is a front engine, 2+2 pony car with a solid rear axle. The C5 Corvette is a mid (front) engine, rear transaxle, IRS, 2 seats sports car. Outside of the engine and the radio, they have nothing in common. If you want to do awesome burnouts produced by a small block Chevy, get a Camaro. If you want a sports car, get a Corvette.

I'm not knocking the Camaro on the whole. It's just a different animal than a Corvette.
 

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This thread is very unhealthy for my wallet. I spent 3 hours yesterday trying to find the right used Corvette.
 

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This thread is very unhealthy for my wallet. I spent 3 hours yesterday trying to find the right used Corvette.
Maybe I'll bring mine in April and you'll get it out of your system just looking inside of it, or hearing the door close.
 

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Maybe I'll bring mine in April and you'll get it out of your system just looking inside of it, or hearing the door close.
please dont lie to me.
 

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C6 doors thud pretty good or at least when i drove a few new ones back in the day. I know some cars lose theyre solid sound and go to a tinny sound
 

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Maybe I'll bring mine in April and you'll get it out of your system just looking inside of it, or hearing the door close.
The sweet DRRRR sound the door makes when you close it. Side pipes will fix that. ❤ my Corvette.

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Thats a beautiful lat3 C4 didnt know anything other than the GS had the LT4
1 year only in the C4...

We are kicking off this updated format with our third place Corvette(s) of the ’90s; the 1996 LT4-powered cars. The LT4 was a one-year-only powerplant that improved upon the already-stellar LT1 in every way. Corvette powertrain engineers were able to extract 30 extra horses for this new 5.7L mill by giving the existing architecture a total over hall. They added new aluminum heads, a freer-flowing intake, a new, roller-type timing chain, a compression boost from 10.4:1 to 10.8:1, and premium head gaskets to deal with the heightened compression. This was all in conjunction with improved crank and camshafts, water-pump, and main bearing gaskets. The result was 330 ponies and 340 lb/ft of torque which could scoot any Corvette that housed it to 60 mph in 5 seconds flat and to 100 in 12.4 seconds, just before crossing the quarter-mile at 105.1 MPH in 13.5 seconds.

Every customer who desired the 6-speed manual transmission in their ’96 ‘Vette was forced into a $1,450.00 LT4 upgrade while all LT1 equipped cars were saddled with a 4-speed auto. All cars with the LT4 under their clamshell hood received a special 8,000 rpm tachometer (the tach on the base car went to 6k) to handle the motor’s 6,300 rpm peak (700 higher than the LT1).
 

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