To Z or not to Z (Z06 that is)

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To Z or not to Z (Z06 that is)

Post by 99Hawk325 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:58 pm

This past week-end, I test drove a couple Z06's (and '03 and '04) and am really impressed with them. Perhaps it's because they are 6 speeds compared to my '99 Hawks automatic.

But I'm not sure if I'm ready to give up my backseat yet...

Has anyone else thought about giving up their 'hawk for a 'vette?


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Post by BLACK-HAWK » Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:03 pm

i have, but the USAF only pays me so much.
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Post by BLUE00 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:05 pm

If I had $70,000 I would get it! 505 H.P.! 0-60 in a nanosecond!

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Post by Scott Chab » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:33 pm

I've thought about it but I put too much money into my Hawk to get rid of it right now.
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Post by Firehawk 526 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:42 pm

x800 and we'll never recoup the investment
I've thought about it but I put too much money into my Hawk to get rid of it right now.
The MOPAR Challenger is an interesting concept as a nice affordable alternative :?: :idea: :D
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Post by 99 Hawk #563 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:11 pm

Whats wrong with owning a 99 auto? lol
Stupidity costs money. How dumb can you afford to be?

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Post by 99Hawk325 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:43 pm

When I bought the Firehawk, my daily driver was a 5 speed...6 months later the daily driver was totaled and I ended up buying a Cadillac SLS (auto)...I miss driving a manual...I think I just need to uncover the 'hawk and take it out for a while and that would convince me to stop wasting my time thinking about another


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Post by ANGUS » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:12 am

I have driven the C5 ZO6 and it is fun and different but my car already has that kind of power and it is just as fast different feel to it. I have yet to drive a C6 ZO6 and I might not want to because I might sell the hawk to go get one. Once I put my turbo on ther car I will already have the 500hp. I think it will come down to my pro's and con's of the 2. I think the best thing I can do is keep my car and lease a Vette. :D
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Post by ws6wu6 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:12 am

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Post by sleepinghawk » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:53 pm

ws6wu6 wrote:maybe this will help you to decide 8) ... _C6Z06.wmv
Do you think the owner of the Lamborghini was having second thoughts about the price he spent on his car 8O vs the vette? Awesome power in the vette.
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Post by JD#569 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:49 pm

Damn!! Where'd the speedo go?!!
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Post by Chuck Stong » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:21 am

I say get what you want and can afford. I have always tried to mod my car to keep up with the latest vette out, but the new z06 has upped the ante just a bit too much for me right now. I have thought of using a bigger cam to narrow the gap, then add nitrous, but I am not sure. I have been planning a buildup on one of my 300zx's. I can get around 500rwhp for less than $10k, and weight just a bit less than a c6z06. I already have a nice turbo for it on order....
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Post by ANGUS » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:54 am

Always build what you want and never try to build a car to beat someone or something else. Dark Side path of broke lead will you..... :lol:
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Post by Riverhawk » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:53 pm

Tom, sent you a PM

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Post by 02hawk796 » Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:43 am

Hmmmmm. Lessee.
No back seat, can only fit ONE hottie in a bikini. Different sized tires all around. No spare tire. Looks like some Chebby, even though they stole the styling from the Firebird line (C4 nose looks like 82 T/A, C5 nose looks like 91 T/A, etc).
You can buy a Vette ANYTIME!!! They're a dime a dozen!! They're everywhere!! You can get one years from now!!
If you want a Hawk, it can be harder to come by.
For the price of a vette, I'd be looking at a Viper.
Considered it all when I ordered my Hawk. I'll likely ADD to my stable, but no need to let go of my Hawk unless I'm destitute - and definitely not just to get a different car.
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