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spober
10-14-2006, 17:29
FOR 25,000 more or less Im seeing low miles vettes 2000-2001-2002 .ive always wanted to own a vette but Im tempted to get a 06-07 mustang GT.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

FoxMustang
10-14-2006, 19:33
Kinda apples-and-oranges. The 'Vette is an all-around better performer, but I think the Mustang might be more liveable in day-to-day driving (more interior & cargo space). I like the new Mustang's style more than that era Corvette, but I'm a Mustang guy so what do you expect :) Depends on what you want and what you'd use it for.

Asha'man
10-14-2006, 19:37
Vette is faster and handles better (assuming LS1/C5, '97-'04), but the Mustang is more practical and more of an all-around fast fun car. Plus, unless you're in your 50's or older and it's an automatic, you'll look way out of place in a Corvette. ;)

amd4me
10-14-2006, 19:50
I would get a 99 vette.

Ron3
10-14-2006, 20:21
Those years vettes have poor quality. The '06 'vettes are a bit better, but 45K$.

The '06 Mustangs have a decent-good reliabilty rep.

The 'vette will handle, brake, get better gas mileage, and accelerate quicker, but you will have more problems with it and repairs are expensive.

The Mustang will give you fewer problems and will be under warranty.

I know a few people who have these cars. My advice for you is to buy the Mustang GT.

Ron3

OUSooner
10-15-2006, 07:26
Corvette all the way. It's already taken the depreciation hit and the brand new mustang has not. You will get a lot more money back out of the vette. Plus the Chevy acutally gets better mpg.

Toxie
10-16-2006, 00:57
Keep in mind that the mustang is supposed to get a styling/power update in late 08. If you can wait a year and a half or so you should be able to pick up current stangs REALLY cheap.

nsb22
10-16-2006, 12:50
Lets put it this way!!! The new Mustangs will chirp going into 4th gear! Therefore, you must buy a new Mustang!






But of course, like Fox I am biased!!!

Warp
10-16-2006, 14:08
Corvette.

The LS1 is a better engine with more aftermarket potential than the new Mustang GTs.

The Vette is also lighter, handles better, looks better (to most, opinions vary of course), brakes better...in other words it is a better all around performing car. You cannot argue that fact.

It will hold up just fine.

check out:

www.ls1tech.com
www.ls2tech.com
www.corvetteforums.com

Ron3
10-16-2006, 15:20
Originally posted by Toxie
Keep in mind that the mustang is supposed to get a styling/power update in late 08. If you can wait a year and a half or so you should be able to pick up current stangs REALLY cheap.

Hard to say. I keep reading 2009 model or 2010 model will be something newer looking.

Ron3

nsb22
10-16-2006, 15:54
You could always ask yourself, do you want a sportscar, or a muscle car?

Warp
10-16-2006, 16:00
Originally posted by nsb22
You could always ask yourself, do you want a sportscar, or a muscle car?

Doesn't the Corvette win both of those categories?

Technically I believe a muscle car has four *seats*, but still...

nsb22
10-16-2006, 16:04
Originally posted by Warp
Doesn't the Corvette win both of those categories?

Technically I believe a muscle car has four doors, but still... In my mind, a muscle car seats at least four. Impalas were 2 doors! Granted some were 4. Therefore a Corvette is a sportscar, whilst a Mustang is a Muscle car!

:supergrin:

Warp
10-16-2006, 16:06
Originally posted by nsb22
In my mind, a muscle car seats at least four. Impalas were 2 doors! Granted some were 4. Therefore a Corvette is a sportscar, whilst a Mustang is a Muscle car!

:supergrin:

I meant to say four seats, not four doors. *bangs head*

nsb22
10-16-2006, 16:07
Originally posted by Warp
I meant to say four seats, not four doors. *bangs head* I feel your pain!!! :wavey: :nutcheck:

triggerjerk
10-18-2006, 19:08
Corvette all of the way.
Find a clean one with high miles and then replace the
heads/cam/timing chain and you'll have one kick butt car.

michael t
10-19-2006, 18:59
How about the older Mustang Cobra's with the blower on them, They were 6 speeds and had IRS if I remember correct.
But what do I know I just bough a used 99 Porsche and Iam 60.

Warp
10-19-2006, 19:05
The 03/04 Cobras are still a little pricey. Not the lightest either....nice power, great top end and with exhaust/pulley/chip....look out.

Ron3
10-20-2006, 17:43
Originally posted by Warp
The 03/04 Cobras are still a little pricey. Not the lightest either....nice power, great top end and with exhaust/pulley/chip....look out.

Not really. They can be found for about $25000 with 30K miles on them. They are about 3650lbs, which is 100lbs more than an '05- Mustang.

Ron3

Delta-x
10-20-2006, 18:22
Vette hands down....:thumbsup:

Ron3
10-21-2006, 18:50
Originally posted by Delta-x
Vette hands down....:thumbsup:

I still don't get "hands down". Shouldn't it be, "hands up"?

Ron3

HAVOC
10-23-2006, 22:50
Originally posted by Ron3
I still don't get "hands down". Shouldn't it be, "hands up"?

Ron3

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hands_down

awcrooks
10-24-2006, 12:49
Corvette without a doubt!

BPMACMAN
10-24-2006, 18:01
neither....get the civic !

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4272208100625560431&q=wrx&hl=en

Warp
10-24-2006, 18:27
Originally posted by BPMACMAN
civic

:animlol:

epsylum
10-24-2006, 19:34
Originally posted by Warp
:animlol:

I agree. I am an import fan, but that was weak. It barely won and is sure as hell didn't "eat" the vette. A civic makes a nice daily driver or even a decent budget track day car, but to even compare it to a vette with in terms of performance is just silly. Yes you can make a civic as fast or faster than a vette, but you have more than the cost of the vette wrapped up in it (to match it on ALL forms of performance, not just drag racing). This is coming from an import fan first and a Ford fan second too.

Now if you had said Lancer Evo or WRX STi, I would agree as they are MUCH closer to the Vette's performance (the Evo can stay with a Mercialago on a track).

That being said, I say if you cannot get a Z06 (either the new one or the last generation one), go for an 03/04 Cobra. Lots of power can be had easily with those.

southernshooter
11-03-2006, 05:44
There is a kid in a mustang on every street corner. Get a vette. I've had 3 and loved them all. A vette on the interstate looks like a shark among other cars.

Asha'man
11-03-2006, 18:27
Originally posted by southernshooter
There is a kid in a mustang on every street corner. Get a vette. I've had 3 and loved them all. A vette on the interstate looks like a shark among other cars.

There is an old man in an mid-life crisis Corvette on every street corner. A Vette on the interstate looks like no fun, because half the time they're not even doing the speed limit.

:supergrin:

Warp
11-03-2006, 18:42
Originally posted by Asha'man
There is an old man in an mid-life crisis Corvette on every street corner. A Vette on the interstate looks like no fun, because half the time they're not even doing the speed limit.

:supergrin:

So would you rather associate with a high school kid or a man in his mid life crisis?

Once you mod it, nobody will think a typical old man is driving it. :supergrin:

JMag
11-03-2006, 18:57
I'm more a Mustang guy...so, live a little...Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500!!!



http://www.autobytel.com/content/shared/articles/templates/index.cfm/article_id_int/576

:thumbsup:

Warp
11-03-2006, 19:00
Originally posted by JMag
I'm more a Mustang guy...so, live a little...Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500!!!



http://www.autobytel.com/content/shared/articles/templates/index.cfm/article_id_int/576

:thumbsup:

That kinda blows the ~$25,000 budget, dontcha think? :sad:


Too heavy, too expensive. You might have more luck convincing him to get an 03-04 Cobra.

JMag
11-03-2006, 19:13
Originally posted by Warp
That kinda blows the ~$25,000 budget, dontcha think? :sad:


Too heavy, too expensive. You might have more luck convincing him to get an 03-04 Cobra.

Missed that part...oh well, maybe the lottery???

:thumbsup:

ponykilr
11-06-2006, 21:07
i am a GM master tech. been at the dealer since '93. i have had (and seriously modified) 8 z28's and the last one was a '02ss(went 12.97 @ 108.5 stock, not almost stock....stock). i also had a '95 vette and it was a pretty good car. the newer ls1 vettes are fast for sure, but are just one of the poorest quality veh's i have ever had experience with. the guys in my dealership shudder when a 97-up vette comes in with any sort of problems. they are junk. all kinds of troubles and repairs are very expensive. a 75k mile vette is a rattling, worn out, money pit. if you buy a used one, buy the best extended warrenty you can.
i have a 2006 mustang gt conv. great car, fast, seats 4 and turns heads. very solid car and top does not leak a drop(try that with a corvette) even in high pressure touchless car wash. been driving fords since '03(bought 4 new, '03 explorer, '03 f150 4x4 lariat, '05 expedition, my new stang.) GM's quality is far behind all the competition. i see it every day. BTW, none of my fords has had to go back to the dealer for anything....nothing.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/ponykilr/DSC_3636.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/ponykilr/resizedesktop.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/ponykilr/DSC_3630.jpg

spober
11-12-2006, 20:26
Originally posted by ponykilr
i am a GM master tech. been at the dealer since '93. i have had (and seriously modified) 8 z28's and the last one was a '02ss(went 12.97 @ 108.5 stock, not almost stock....stock). i also had a '95 vette and it was a pretty good car. the newer ls1 vettes are fast for sure, but are just one of the poorest quality veh's i have ever had experience with. the guys in my dealership shudder when a 97-up vette comes in with any sort of problems. they are junk. all kinds of troubles and repairs are very expensive. a 75k mile vette is a rattling, worn out, money pit. if you buy a used one, buy the best extended warrenty you can.
i have a 2006 mustang gt conv. great car, fast, seats 4 and turns heads. very solid car and top does not leak a drop(try that with a corvette) even in high pressure touchless car wash. been driving fords since '03(bought 4 new, '03 explorer, '03 f150 4x4 lariat, '05 expedition, my new stang.) GM's quality is far behind all the competition. i see it every day. BTW, none of my fords has had to go back to the dealer for anything....nothing.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/ponykilr/DSC_3636.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/ponykilr/resizedesktop.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/ponykilr/DSC_3630.jpg YES I COULD LIVE WITH YOUR SILVER /MAROON INTERIOR CONVERT GT.WOW NICE CAR!

Team Greenbaum
11-15-2006, 12:37
I vote for the Mustang. But I'm probably a little biased.

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epsylum
11-16-2006, 18:57
Originally posted by ponykilr
i am a GM master tech. been at the dealer since '93. i have had (and seriously modified) 8 z28's and the last one was a '02ss(went 12.97 @ 108.5 stock, not almost stock....stock). i also had a '95 vette and it was a pretty good car. the newer ls1 vettes are fast for sure, but are just one of the poorest quality veh's i have ever had experience with. the guys in my dealership shudder when a 97-up vette comes in with any sort of problems. they are junk. all kinds of troubles and repairs are very expensive. a 75k mile vette is a rattling, worn out, money pit. if you buy a used one, buy the best extended warrenty you can.
i have a 2006 mustang gt conv. great car, fast, seats 4 and turns heads. very solid car and top does not leak a drop(try that with a corvette) even in high pressure touchless car wash. been driving fords since '03(bought 4 new, '03 explorer, '03 f150 4x4 lariat, '05 expedition, my new stang.) GM's quality is far behind all the competition. i see it every day. BTW, none of my fords has had to go back to the dealer for anything....nothing.

Wait I though GM having crappy quality was just a media perpetuated lie????? :supergrin:

j/k and I do not doubt you. That being said, I have had and seen my fair share of issues with Fords too and that is coming from a life long Ford fan.

epsylum
11-16-2006, 19:00
Originally posted by JMag
I'm more a Mustang guy...so, live a little...Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500!!!

OT but I love the ad for the Shelby where they show it passing a Porsche Carerra GT on the autobahn. :animlol:

They freakin wish.

Warp
11-16-2006, 19:50
Originally posted by epsylum
OT but I love the ad for the Shelby where they show it passing a Porsche Carerra GT on the autobahn. :animlol:

They freakin wish.

What they are really showing is that hte guy driving the Mustang isn't smart enough to slow down in the rain. :rofl:

98_1LE
11-21-2006, 22:10
When I was younger I would say the Vette for sure, and even though my daily driver is a '98 Z28 and my hotrod is an '01 Trans Am, and I know they are reliable, at this point in my life I am ready for a new car (last new one was the '01 and it hasn't been a daily driver in years).

Either way you can't go wrong. Both should prove very fun. The GT in a straight line, and the Vette can also take corners well out of the box.

skeeeter
12-11-2006, 23:56
This is an easy choice - get the better car - the Corvette. It does EVERYTHING better than the Mustang including having a much better resale value down the road.It is an awesome driving car with none of the compromises that had to be made for the 4 seater Mustang.
Did you drive the Vette yet? If you did the answer would be clearer.
I bought my 59, 65, 69, 85 ,88 and 95 all slightly (under 18 k miles)used. Most were kept for at least 4 years, (the 85 14 years) all were sold for more than I paid for them. I did keep them in excellent condition and there are very few cars that can hold there value like that.

epsylum
12-13-2006, 19:03
Originally posted by skeeeter
This is an easy choice - get the better car - the Corvette. It does EVERYTHING better than the Mustang including having a much better resale value down the road.It is an awesome driving car with none of the compromises that had to be made for the 4 seater Mustang.
Did you drive the Vette yet? If you did the answer would be clearer.
I bought my 59, 65, 69, 85 ,88 and 95 all slightly (under 18 k miles)used. Most were kept for at least 4 years, (the 85 14 years) all were sold for more than I paid for them. I did keep them in excellent condition and there are very few cars that can hold there value like that.

True, vettes do have quite a following. Mustangs are more of the muscle car style (regular cars with powerful engines put in them) where as the Vette is a true sports car.

elsolo
12-17-2006, 03:05
Originally posted by ponykilr
i am a GM master tech. been at the dealer since '93. i have had (and seriously modified) 8 z28's and the last one was a '02ss(went 12.97 @ 108.5 stock, not almost stock....stock). i also had a '95 vette and it was a pretty good car. the newer ls1 vettes are fast for sure, but are just one of the poorest quality veh's i have ever had experience with. the guys in my dealership shudder when a 97-up vette comes in with any sort of problems. they are junk. all kinds of troubles and repairs are very expensive. a 75k mile vette is a rattling, worn out, money pit. if you buy a used one, buy the best extended warrenty you can.
i have a 2006 mustang gt conv. great car, fast, seats 4 and turns heads. very solid car and top does not leak a drop(try that with a corvette) even in high pressure touchless car wash. been driving fords since '03(bought 4 new, '03 explorer, '03 f150 4x4 lariat, '05 expedition, my new stang.) GM's quality is far behind all the competition. i see it every day. BTW, none of my fords has had to go back to the dealer for anything....nothing.




Yeah, and when I worked at a racing engine shop that did mostly ford engines and cars, I drove a chevy and laughed at the stupid Fords. My Chevrolets never had the problems these Fords were having, at least no so frequently.

I don't have a new vette or a new mustang, but I would aquire them in that order. The vette is a sports car bargain, mustangs have always been chick cars.

skeeeter
12-17-2006, 20:12
Ponykilr- Your comment about Vettes being poor quality is just NOT true. The C5 got very high reviews by JD Powers for build quality and customer satisfation and and won car of the year from most of the car magazines.All the Corvettes I have owned (59,65,69, 85, 88, 95 and my current 02 Z06 were trouble free and rode as tight and rattle free as when they were new. If you want rattle free certainly look into the FRC (fixed roof coupe) as this car is more solid than any Mercedes and the regular Corvette coupes/converts. My friend's Z06 with 122,000 miles is also tight and rattle free. He has had zero problems with it and he drives it hard (still has original clutch). The money GM saved by not having to redesign the body every year was put into mechanical upgrades. The experience they got from the C5 race Vettes/program also improved the regular C5's a great deal.
If the "guys at your dealership shuddered when a 97-up vettes came in" it was only because they saw so few of them they did not know how to work on them or it was very cold outside. The LS1 and LS6 engines are some of the strongest, best designed engines ever made. It is not unusual for them to go 200,000 to 300,000 with no problems at all and with hard use.There are lemons with any car and maybe they have been your experience
Your Mustang is a beautiful car to be sure but it is a compromise car in all areas whereas the Vettes are purpose built. You get what you pay for and a little more with Corvettes.
One of absolute best bargains in the world is the C5 Z06 which are now down to about $27,000 with 60,000 or so miles.
I agree about Camaro's are problematic ans as you say your 95 was a pretty good car.
I think that for anyone trying to decide between a Mustang and a Corvette needs to drive both and then they would clear as to the better car . Another bonus is no door dings and no body rust.
While all my Vettes were fast and handled well the Z06 is just wild, it is finally a car that is fast enough for me. I do not need to go faster than 0-60 in 3.9 or brake from 60 in 100 feet.