C5Z vs C6 comparison.

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  1. notaniceperson

    notaniceperson -I'm an ASSHOLE!

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    Today I drove a C6 with AT. It was an 06 or an 07, I forgot to ask. Anyway, I drove it for a good two hours running around town and on the highway so I got a pretty good feel for the car.

    OK her eis my break down of the experience.

    steering. vague and jittery compared to the C5Z. Did NOT like the way the wheel stiffened up at speed.

    brakes. not bad, but a bit too much bite.

    throttle. nothing compared to my Z. felt like a truck.

    shifting. see above.

    paddle shifters. useless. SO slow.

    handling. again, jittery, didn't do well on corners with bumps, the ass end wanted to come out. had it on sport mode the whole time, it was not a sporty ride to me.

    body intergrity. not very good, it has the t top in but it rattled like a pissed off snake.

    interior. sub par to the C5. rough edges all over, unfinished looking in its entirety. seats were comfrtable, but felt and looked cheap.

    over all styling. I was not into it. I personally prefer all the lines on the C5 compared to the C6. I thought I would buy one eventually, but think differently now. it is a great car for those who are into looks more than the visceral driving experience, but if you want to DRIVE, get a C5Z instead and save a ton of cash
     
  2. Quog

    Quog YOU!!!

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    Go try a C6Z
     
  3. danewreed

    danewreed OT Supporter

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    read the 08's are a lot better in shifting and steering feel.
     
  4. notaniceperson

    notaniceperson -I'm an ASSHOLE!

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    I plan to. I am sure I will be impressed with it.
     
  5. notaniceperson

    notaniceperson -I'm an ASSHOLE!

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    I have as well.
     
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    The new ones get a revised rack design with a different ratio near steering center and less towards the edge.

    And there's a TSB about the roof latches that fixes a lot of the rattles up above.
     
  7. jeff2577

    jeff2577 OT OG

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    Go find a C6 Z51 manual trans car. I think all of your complaints will go away.

    C5 Z is a great car, but not compared to a C6.
     

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