G35 Coupe or Corvette C5?

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Which car?

  1. G35 Coupe

    46 vote(s)
    60.5%
  2. Corvette C5

    30 vote(s)
    39.5%
  1. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    I'm selling my Camaro and upgrading.


    I can't decide which. I can afford both pretty much.

    G35 Coupe (2005-2006)

    More modern look.
    Nice sound to it.
    Back seat.
    Fantastic Interior

    Corvette (2002-2004)
    Faster
    Lower to the ground
    Removable Roof (Targa Top)

    Just a simple vote will make me happy. Thanks
     
  2. quagmire macrumors 603

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    A) Do you need the back seat? B) What are your needs when it comes to practicably?

    If no need for a backseat and you have another daily driver, go 'Vette. Nothing beats a Chevy Small Block V8.
     
  3. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I love the corvette. I seem to be the only person my age that likes them though. Everyone thinks they are for older men.


    My back seat in the Camaro has come in handy a lot. I just can't imagine a DD without a back seat.

    I just wish the G35 had the LS1 power and the nice american muscle sound, but that's a dream...
     
  4. wakka092 macrumors 6502

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    Corvette!

    (I'm a bit predisposed, as my dad has a 1966 Vette.)
     
  5. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    G35. GM is going under and in deep trouble... I don't think GM can really stay competitve against the other brands, especially japanese imports.
     
  7. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well the cars will be used, so it doesn't really matter kinda..
     
  8. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Oh.. in that case, I'd probably go with the G35 still for a little better reliability over the Corvette.
     
  9. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I agree.


    Only thing I'm going to miss is the speed. This will be my first import car. Do you think overtime I can make this thing fast. Things like a T/T in it? I plan on keeping the car for a while.
     
  10. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Any car is mod-able if you have the money for it. I have to ask, is it going to be an automatic or manual?
     
  11. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Of course it's gunna be a automatic.



    Just kidding. Manual all the way.
     
  12. ayeying macrumors 601

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    At that point, you won't have trouble modding the G35 at all. Or you can be like me, get a motorcycle for speed lol :D
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I figured that a G35 is fast. I'd get the G35, since it's probably a better daily driver, and a better car to own overall.
     
  14. quagmire macrumors 603

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    In that case he has to go 'Vette. Even with the latest LS3, $3K worth of mods has increased HP by a lot. The Small Block V8's are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to moding too. Hell, a group got 1600 HP out the the LS7 by just slapping two turbochargers on it. Eat that Veryon using a W16 and 4 turbo's. :p

    http://www.autoblog.com/2009/02/16/maxximus-g-force-1600hp-ought-to-do-the-trick/
     
  15. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I know the corvette will always be faster, but I guess I can live with a G35. The G35 is more practical for my age too. That's what many people my age have told me.


    It's not like I'll be taking it to the track of course either. I'll be honest, the speed is just for ego. That's why I'm going towards the G35.
     
  16. ayeying macrumors 601

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    When you drive currently, do you actually use the power? I know whenever I drive, I have to take the car above 5k rpm or i won't be happy.
     
  17. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    All the time. Of course, I just have a V6 camaro right now too. And it's mildly quick. The G35 will be a great upgrade. Plus the car right now is an automatic.
     
  18. madoka macrumors 6502

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    If he gets the vette, you have to also factor in the costs of getting gold chains, outdated clothes, and chest hair. :D
     
  19. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    This is what I hear a lot... lol.
     
  20. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Yep. My car's an automatic too. I hate it yet I can't let it go.
     
  21. Melrose Suspended

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    Much as I like the Vette, the G35 will be better day-to-day. The only thing is everyone I see driving them has the same look about them.. condescending, preppy (in a well-aged sort of way) and self important. I'm not that typifies the average driver of it, but I've seen a few around and the drivers are always preppy-dressed older-middle-aged guys.

    I'd go with the G35 sedan. Them's sharp.
     
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  23. Surely Guest

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    I had a G35 Sedan with the Aero package (spoiler and 5 spoke rims) and tinted windows for a few years. I loved it. What a beautiful car. It was so much fun to drive. The only reason I sold it was because I needed an SUV for my move across the continent to Los Angeles from Toronto. Otherwise, I'd still be driving that sweetness.

    When it's time for my next car purchase, I'm going back to Infiniti.
     
  24. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I'd go for the G35, personally. I can't think of a Vette without thinking of Sam Malone:

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    :)
     
  25. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i've always liked the G35, so i voted for that. that's what i would buy myself, if i could
     

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