Christmas came early at my house. Picked up this 2001 Z06 yesterday. It's got 112k miles so that made the price affordable but it also means it needs attention in some areas. The good news is the paint is shiny!
Thanks! It's something I've been dreaming about for a long time so it's kind of surreal that I actually have it.Right on! Congrats! Need a thread on this ASAP.
I was seriously considering a Z4 before I got this 'vette, but my wife said she didn't really like convertibles. 15 years ago, we spent a week driving down the California coast from San Jose to LA in a (then new to market) NC Miata. While it was a fun experience, I was surprised at how crappy it was as a long distance cruiser. The ride was harsher than I expected. Now granted I've only driven my Corvette a grand total of about 15 miles, but it rides quite well. The trunk is more than ample for a weekend or week long getaway for two.I’ve been doing way too much online corvette browsing lately. Joked with my wife the other day about getting one and replacing the Miata and she was surprisingly keen on the idea.
Love our NA Miata but it is small (we are not) and it’s not fun (imo) for longer highway trips. Something a bit bigger, more powerful, and GT-like would be nice for our empty nest years.
I’m also very into a PRHT NC Miata, so who knows. Lotta fun options out there.
If you want a Targa just look at a C5. The roof can be removed or put back on in about 30 seconds, unlike the C4 which you need to get your torx bits out. I personally love the late C4 interiors, but for $10k my money would go towards a C5.Bumping this general Corvette thread because we are thinking seriously about getting one this summer.
Nothing says “Turning 50” like Corvette shopping.
The Miata has been a lot of fun but we’d like something a bit bigger and quicker that we will be more comfortable taking on long trips post-covid and after our son leaves the nest.
We’ll likely have a $10k-ish budget and being the age I am I still love C4s.
Initially I thought “LT1 or nothing” but
this was an interesting read. Apparently the L98 cars are very well liked.
C4 General Discussion - The best year for the C4? - I have been a Corvette fan since I was 7 years old and I saw my very first C3...I wish I could remember what year model it was. Anyway...when the C4 was introduced I didn't really like it until they remodeled it with the wrap around ground...www.corvetteforum.com
I’m not chasing the fastest or most powerful. This won’t be a track car, just a weekend tourer. Needs to be targa at least or a convertible.
Happy to hear any advice. Thanks!
just copying from the CSB threadI need to do a LOT of reading on CorvetteForum and get up to speed on it all.
I would go aftermarket if my clear roof needed some work or was damaged, I'd send it as a core and get a completely refurbished roof over buying a used one. I do wish my car had the dual roof option TBH. When I was stuck in traffic around DC on my way to NC in July the A/C kept up, but I just couldn't hide from the sun.The factory GM option is a clear roof. No reason to buy aftermarket.
if you are on FB corvette buy sell & trade is a good place to look. 10k is doable but it will have higher miles for a 2001+ model (which again is the years you want). might be able to find some in the sub 12k range easier that could possibly be talked down. i also suggest seeing if any local used car dealership has a 6spd in stock that you would be able to test drive and get a feel for.I’m going to need help finding a car when the time comes because I guess I’m looking in the wrong places for $10k C5’s.
I’m going to need help finding a car when the time comes because I guess I’m looking in the wrong places for $10k C5’s.