Originally posted by BusaDave
I've managed 24 months, but the 0% financing on ALL Chevys is making it tough.
By the way, which Z06 did you have and how did you like it?
I had a black/black '01. Bought it in December of 2000, paid WAY too much for it (over sticker thanks to "dealer market adjustment") but that didn't matter at the time, I HAD to have it. I absolutely LOVED that car. VERY smooth power, very comfortable. A fantastic touring car - I could drive that car all day and not get sore. The Active Handling was awesome too.
And FAST. That car had some serious power. I went 12.42 @ 113.96 at GLD in it, BONE stock. I added my own intake (now sold through Nasty Performace), long-tube headers, and a custom X-pipe (now also sold through NP) and went 12.29 @ 117.74 at US41, in 95 degree heat. There is no doubt in my mind that on a cool night at GLD, that car would've gone 11.90s in the 119 range.
For the price, you can't beat it. Nothing else out there can come close to the Z06 (or standard C5 for that matter) for $50k. And I think the C5-chassis is probably the best car GM has ever made... 14k miles later, still no squeaks, rattles, car still felt tight (unusual for a GM product.) And since the '02s came out, nobody wants an '01... so the market has REALLY dropped out on them. (Which I think is retarded, the '02s have 20 more hp, and HUD, big deal.) You can find used '01s in the mid-30s now... my buddy Brad just sold his MINT yellow one, with 6k miles on it, for $36k. Now that's an absolute steal, IMO.