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post #16 of 18 Old 12-22-2018, 10:00 AM
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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.
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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
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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

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