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Old 10-28-2009, 02:16pm   #1
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Default Drove my first C5 today

Car is a silver '99 6 spd. Was a basic car, no options that I noticed. Having driven it I now understand some of the complaints. The base seats really are garbage, about as thin and unsupportive as seats can get. The plastics definitely feel cheap, even compared to my 94 lexus. The stock shifter felt incredibly notchy. I can see where having a fully optioned car is the way to go.

For my overall impression: OMFG I LOVE IT! The car does what I want a sports car to do. There is plenty of power, the sounds are intoxicating, the view out over the hood is one of a kind. I was willing to settle for a LTx C4 but not anymore. Now I gotta find a Z06 to try out
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Wait until you drive one with a nice cat-back, like my B&B Bullets!
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Can only imagine. Sound clips on youtube probably don't do it justice. This is something I've wanted to do since '97 when the c5 came out.
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Can only imagine. Sound clips on youtube probably don't do it justice. This is something I've wanted to do since '97 when the c5 came out.
Nothing beats driving under an overpass, top down, and dropping the hammer! An angrier sound I haven't heard (until I get LT's that is!)
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Definitely go with 2001 + dude. Many improvements and FASTER!!
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Definitely go with 2001 + dude. Many improvements and FASTER!!
And for God's sake order a CLB as your first mod!!!
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And for God's sake order a CLB as your first mod!!!
that is a fear of mine about the c5. how often this problem actually occurs.
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And for God's sake order a CLB as your first mod!!!
I've never had an issue with this on my MN6 03.
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I've never had an issue with this on my MN6 03.
My BIL has a 2003 Z06, and just had it happen. Just get it.
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that is a fear of mine about the c5. how often this problem actually occurs.
If you buy an MN6, it will happen eventually. Please just get one. Best $50 - period.
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My BIL has a 2003 Z06, and just had it happen. Just get it.
Hey, don't jinx me!! I've been trouble free for 100K miles.
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If you buy an MN6, it will happen eventually. Please just get one. Best $50 - period.
that it is worth it just for peace of mind.
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that it is worth it just for peace of mind.
You can actually get one for $40 shipped, from Adaptive Performance - just don't expect to see it for 3 to 4 weeks. I just made the mistake of ordering from this buffoon, and now I have to wait and see if it actually shows up.
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You can actually get one for $40 shipped, from Adaptive Performance - just don't expect to see it for 3 to 4 weeks. I just made the mistake of ordering from this buffoon, and now I have to wait and see if it actually shows up.
bummer. unfortunately i'm not in a position to purchase so all i really did was get a temp fix. these cars are like crack.
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bummer. unfortunately i'm not in a position to purchase so all i really did was get a temp fix. these cars are like crack.
Exactly, I get the shakes if I don't drive my vette for a week..

Good thing it's my DD.
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Exactly, I get the shakes if I don't drive my vette for a week..

Good thing it's my DD.
I can't wait till I can do the same
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I can't wait till I can do the same
You shall soon, my young grasshopper.
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Are the sport seats any better?
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Wait until you drive one with a nice cat-back, like my B&B Bullets!
Try my Borla Stingers with headers. Sound deep enough to make your chest vibrate.
Or Z06Joes B&B with LTs! Dayummmmm!!!!
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Are the sport seats any better?
I love my sport seats. Very supportive for me and I ain't fat.

Though, I've never tried the base seats befoer..
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