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    1. Member Face76's Avatar
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      02-26-2020 08:01 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Dandbest View Post
      Believe it or not, the runflat Michelins on it now are pretty quiet and don't really look that old, until you look at the date codes. With that said, I will be getting proper tires



      Yep. East Meadow.



      I'm on it. I'll have my 7 year old do the sign for me.
      I'll have to check out Michelin as the Goodyear runflats that were on my 98 were very loud.

      Btw, I work down the street from you. The surrounded by a green fence.

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    3. Member Face76's Avatar
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      02-26-2020 08:03 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      No arrow on the fuel gauge to indicate location of fuel filler door?

      Sorry, no thanks.
      Every GM car I've owned was on the driver's side. Besides, if you own the car, that's something you tend to remember...same for which stalk if the headlamps, etc...
      #firstworldproblems

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    4. Planters (fasciitis) peanuts. Dang dogg Sold Over Sticker's Avatar
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      02-26-2020 08:19 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Dandbest View Post
      it was twelve and a half stacks. or baves or whatever.
      Damn. That's too good to pass up. Such a small amount you could have used jnm's and it would be fine.
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      02-26-2020 08:25 PM #29
      OP, congrats - looks nice!

      BTW your neighborhood has some weird architecture. Strange windows and elevations.

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      02-26-2020 08:30 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Face76 View Post
      I'll have to check out Michelin as the Goodyear runflats that were on my 98 were very loud.

      Btw, I work down the street from you. The surrounded by a green fence.

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      Green fence? I am

      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      Damn. That's too good to pass up. Such a small amount you could have used jnm's and it would be fine.
      Yeah, I have no idea what the measurement units used around here are anymore.... but I bought it for $12500

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      02-26-2020 08:33 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      If you're worried about it, I would take it easy on the snickers.
      you're right, my sugar is high anyway. No Snickers for me. I'll also try to spell sneakers right next time.

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      02-26-2020 08:45 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
      Nice find.

      If my wife came home to an 18 year old 'new to us' car in the driveway I'd probably be living in the back of it.

      At least make sure the seats are comfortable.
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      because F**khole, Canada isn't a real town.

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      02-26-2020 08:52 PM #33
      Congrats! Cant go wrong with an LS Corvette.

      How is the road noise/NVH?

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      02-26-2020 08:54 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      Congrats! Cant go wrong with an LS Corvette.

      How is the road noise/NVH?
      Thanks. Surprisingly, not bad at all. Much quieter than the M3, but nowhere near as refined.

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      02-26-2020 09:01 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Dandbest View Post
      you're right, my sugar is high anyway. No Snickers for me. I'll also try to spell sneakers right next time.


      Those are reserved for a_riot anyway.

      Congrats on the C5. That's a lot of car for the money.

    12. 02-26-2020 11:38 PM #36
      Cant ever knock a C5

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      02-27-2020 06:59 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Dandbest View Post
      Thanks. Surprisingly, not bad at all. Much quieter than the M3, but nowhere near as refined.
      I'd rather have unrefined and quiet than the opposite. I keep looking at these in convertible form. Hope the prices don't change drastically in the next ~2 years.

      Also, kinda LOL @ a Corvette as a winter beater in the NE. I can't knock it

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      02-27-2020 07:24 AM #38
      That's a great price for a clean example with a manual! I would've expected a few thousand more for this thing.

      Put me in the small group of people that actually appreciates the C5 styling. They still look great, especially without the wider spoked "wagon" wheels.

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      02-27-2020 07:26 AM #39
      Another red two-seater? Nice purchase D.
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      02-27-2020 07:47 AM #40
      awesome purchase op

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      02-27-2020 09:12 AM #41
      Nice!!!

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      02-27-2020 11:00 AM #42
      CorvetteForums aka BoomerCentral will have everything you need regarding that car and getting it HPDE worthy.

      Out of the box you aren't going to have much fun at the track but with a few relatively cheap mods here and there you'll be OK.
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      02-27-2020 11:09 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      I'd rather have unrefined and quiet than the opposite. I keep looking at these in convertible form. Hope the prices don't change drastically in the next ~2 years.

      Also, kinda LOL @ a Corvette as a winter beater in the NE. I can't knock it
      They both have their place. I like the M3 for different reasons. For example, no one expects me to use the blinkers

      Quote Originally Posted by g34343greg View Post
      That's a great price for a clean example with a manual! I would've expected a few thousand more for this thing.

      Put me in the small group of people that actually appreciates the C5 styling. They still look great, especially without the wider spoked "wagon" wheels.


      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Another red two-seater? Nice purchase D.
      Yeah, they have a way of finding me

      Quote Originally Posted by Somejaykid View Post
      awesome purchase op


      Quote Originally Posted by CruznMalibu View Post
      Nice!!!

      Corvettes at Carlisle
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      https://www.carlisleevents.com/event...es+at+carlisle
      Wee bit out of the way, plus I'm not that much of a Corvette enthusiast, but thanks anyway

      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      CorvetteForums aka BoomerCentral will have everything you need regarding that car and getting it HPDE worthy.

      Out of the box you aren't going to have much fun at the track but with a few relatively cheap mods here and there you'll be OK.
      I'll be joining the forums, thanks!

    20. 02-27-2020 11:12 AM #44
      There's a few things on C5s that I'd check if they've been done already and if not, plan on fixing.

      1. Electronic steering column lock bypass- make sure you do this if it hasn't been done- this will break and leave you stranded.
      2. Skip shift bypass- I like to choose my own gears, easy plug-and-play installation, not very expensive.
      3. Headlight motor gears- there are brass replacements for the plastic gears that strip and break. Very inconvenient when your headlights don't work at night.
      4. Climate control display- they tend to go bad, there are plenty of places that fix the display.

      Great daily driver in stock form- the sky is the limit when it comes to modifications. Best thing for a DD is replacing the tires- a good set of something like Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ would be great for a daily driver. If you plan on getting separate winter wheels and tires, get a real summer tire of course.

      Bilsteins are a great replacement shock for a low price. The Doug Rippie valved version are pretty good and not very expensive. The good thing about Corvettes is that they are easy to get really good dampers if you feel the need- Penske, Moton, JRZ, Ohlins, etc. all make shocks for this car.

      PM me if you have any specific questions- I had a C6 for 10 years and extensively researched C5s and C6s prior to and during my ownership.

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      02-27-2020 11:23 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Dandbest View Post
      Went back and forth for a while, bought the car for what I feel is very reasonable number, so that when I get tired of it in 4 months I'd at least get my money back.
      Dibs!

    22. 02-27-2020 11:31 AM #46
      I spent a lot of time in an 02 C5Z and always was amazing at how easy the car was to drive and live with. Even with 3-5 track events per year, the car never had any issues. The interior was quiet and roomy enough for very tall me. The trunk, though weirdly shaped, was huge. The Z had a bit more tire noise with the open back and weight reduction but it was totally fine on long trips. The HVAC was great - and that's a great thing after a hot track day. There's something so nice about being done with your last session and pulling out onto the road, with AC working great, and dropping it into 6th and ~1300rpm and quietly cruising home.

      The only "complaints" I had were the wide powerband means you could be really lazy and drive a lot of the track in 3rd gear. And the seats sucked for fast driver. They are really comfy but flat, soft, and slippery.

      I could see owning one. I really like the FRC look but they're all great everyday sports cars.
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      02-27-2020 11:32 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by t44tq View Post
      There's a few things on C5s that I'd check if they've been done already and if not, plan on fixing.

      1. Electronic steering column lock bypass- make sure you do this if it hasn't been done- this will break and leave you stranded.
      2. Skip shift bypass- I like to choose my own gears, easy plug-and-play installation, not very expensive.
      3. Headlight motor gears- there are brass replacements for the plastic gears that strip and break. Very inconvenient when your headlights don't work at night.
      4. Climate control display- they tend to go bad, there are plenty of places that fix the display.

      Great daily driver in stock form- the sky is the limit when it comes to modifications. Best thing for a DD is replacing the tires- a good set of something like Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ would be great for a daily driver. If you plan on getting separate winter wheels and tires, get a real summer tire of course.

      Bilsteins are a great replacement shock for a low price. The Doug Rippie valved version are pretty good and not very expensive. The good thing about Corvettes is that they are easy to get really good dampers if you feel the need- Penske, Moton, JRZ, Ohlins, etc. all make shocks for this car.

      PM me if you have any specific questions- I had a C6 for 10 years and extensively researched C5s and C6s prior to and during my ownership.
      Very good info, I'll see what has or hasn't been updated. If I had to guess, none of it was done.

      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      Dibs!
      I'll let you know

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      02-27-2020 12:23 PM #48
      A Vette with a front plate displayed in the factory designated location? Man, that's beyond rare!

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      02-27-2020 12:28 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by kickapoo View Post
      Such a cool wife, congrats!
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      02-27-2020 01:59 PM #50
      thread is worthless without purchase price!

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