Considering a C5 Vette, any opinions? - Page 2 - - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information
Car Talk Auto shop and car discussions

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 18 Old 12-22-2018, 10:00 AM
2000 Posts and climbing!!!
rudedawg's Avatar
Join Date: May 2016
Location: West of Soso & North of Hot Coffee, MS
Posts: 2,342
Re: Considering a C5 Vette, any opinions?

Originally Posted by ggsteve View Post
That is what I was wondering. I already have a car that is a blast to drive... for about 45 minutes. I wouldn't want to take the Z3 to Bar Harbor for the weekend. Sad if that is also true of the Vette.
I know this is not even on the same level as a vette or bimmer but my wife is a Camaro girl thru & thru as having owned a '67, '70, '91 and now her 2015 we bought new. I did not know her when she had the 1st 2 but I bought her the loaded '91, t-tops & all, brand new for valentines day in '91. I guess the excitement over shadowed the ride quality and fuel consumption but it got to be like riding in a log wagon for me so any long trip we would take one of our other vehicles. For the bulk of her career she was a traveling nurse for home health and put over 100k on that car until we finally let my son have it. She then got a Buick and realized what comfort & mpg was but when she retired it was back to a Camaro. There is no comparison between the ride quality of this one compared to the '91 and it's our goto ride now. I recently drove her to Ochsner hospital in N.O., LA which was a 3hr. ride one way and I was surprised how easy a drive it was and my back nor any part of my old body ached after the 6 hour round trip. I do realize that suspension upgrades thru the years make a difference but her current Camaro ride quality is only marginally less if any than the '03 Buick she had, at least on interstates and most state/county highways but it's a different story on many city streets & back roads lol.. Good luck.
rudedawg is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #17 of 18 Old 12-22-2018, 01:41 PM
Proud Member of the 1K Club
MARK (LI)'s Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,590
Re: Considering a C5 Vette, any opinions?

Originally Posted by matt167 View Post
The most fun cheap that I have probably ever had is my 1974 MGB.. I daily it in the summer, sips gas and every part is pretty much available
My brother had a MG ..about a 72 or 73...if it even got cloudy out it would not start...if it rained it would not start for days...the electrical system was Lucas and it was a fun car when it was nice...just not dependable at all in bad weather
MARK (LI) is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 01-11-2019, 12:15 PM
Cranky Motorsports
GT_80's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Central Mass
Posts: 14,979
Re: Considering a C5 Vette, any opinions?

I'd go for a vette, but the C5 isn't my favorite. I would prefer a C3, but thats just me

Hugh-SS/16 fan #0001


1967 Sub 12 Diesel
1967 Super 12 Special
1967 Super 12
1966/68 Sub "Miss Emma Lee" Diesel
1968 Super 12 Hydrotrac
1970 Sub 12
1970 Sub 12
1971 SS14 Hydro Diesel
1973 SS16 Diesel
1973 SS16 (red)
1973 SS16
1974 SS16
1976 SS18
1976 Roper RT16T with Loader
1978 Roper RT16 (pinky)
1978 GT18
1991 Craftsman with loader

My YouTube
GT_80 is online now  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome