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Question Trying to make up my mind...

Could someone here give some guidance? I own a 2004 GTO and want to move over to either the CTS-V or the C6 Corvette Coupe 2006 models. Any suggestions as to each of these. I can't seem to find a good article that compares the two. I just got rid of my 00 Honda S2000, which I used to track about three times a year. Community around the car is important to me. I would love to hear from people that actually own the cars their opinions. So let the discussion begin...

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I can't comment on the 06 Corvette but I can comment on the C5 (I have a 99). I love the Corvette - it's really easy to modify, there is a ton of room in the engine bay to fit things like tools & your hands without pulling the motor. The CTS-V and GTO both have the LSx motor crammed in their engine bays. I think the Corvette will have, in the end, a larger market for after market parts too. If you plan on running the car hard and tracking it, I think the Corvette will be your better choice.

If, however, you're looking for luxury with some kick & a street sleeper then go for the CTS-V. I absolutly (dispite ALL the problems) love the CTS-V. It's a dream on long trips, the commute to work is very comfortable in it. I like the (even though it doesn't work) memory option and the heated seats as well as the Nav system. Now, my C5 doesn't have all those options and I know you can get a C6 with them (well maybe not heated seats) but if you're going to track the CTS-V you could potentially be looking at problems with the differential.

Either way you choose to go, you'll be getting one hell of a car!




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Oh, one more thing... welcome to the forum!




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http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/

Install a wide band oxygen sensor in place of a stock sensor:
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XLR meeting in NM

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Oh, one more thing... welcome to the forum!
Hi torchredfrc,
do you know we have a XLR-Rondezvous (meeting) in Alburquerque NM on
June 10 - June 17 ?
I`ll fly over to LA and come with a friend who get his XLR V in march 06.

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Harry, I sent you a PM about the meeting. I'd be interested in comming to Abq. to meet you guys and check out the XLR-V.

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2005 CTS-V - repurchased by GM as a lemon
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http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/

Install a wide band oxygen sensor in place of a stock sensor:
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/wbo2.html

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Harry, I sent you a PM about the meeting. I'd be interested in comming to Abq. to meet you guys and check out the XLR-V.

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OK Matt, no problem!
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