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could those of you that have had a FRC prior to your z06 let me know if you feel the cost and the chance of getting a "problem" plagued car is worth trading in my Nassau Blue FRC that i fell in love with the first time I saw it and has been trouble free . I have a 2002 z06 on order and am getting some second thoughts. Your input would be appreciated. I would get the electron blue but the nassau is in MHO the nicest blue I have ever seen on a vette.
 

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I had a '99 frc, and I definitely see a big difference in them. Acceleration is better, but handling is much better. Having said that, if I were you, I would definitely wait for the 2002 for the hud. I haven't had any oil problems so I can't speak to that. There might be less risk. Tough choice though. Good luck.
 

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FRC Tom is probably a good guy to give you some opinions on comparisons, I am sure he will anyway, since he currently owns '99 & '00 FRCs and a '01 Z06.
I certainly don't see the Z06 as a problem plagued car. I have about 6000 miles on mine, took delivery first week of Sept, and have not had a single problem. I drive it just about every day and do run it hard when ever possible. However, if you like some of the "comfort" options that the Z06 does not offer then you might want to stick with the '00 and make the mods to get the increased performance similar to the Z06 at stock.
 

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It depends on what the dealer is going to give you for the FRC.
For about $8000.00 you can make your car into a road rocket.
My Blue FRC has over 400 rwhp and 385 lbs torque but of course no more warranty.
It also depends on how you drive, are you going to use the extra power?
I drive my cars a little harder than some I suppose, most of my shifts out of 1st and 2nd are in the 4500 to 5000 rpm range and I do a lot of down shifting for passing and braking. I never see 5th gear unless I am on the interstate above 70 mph.
There is another thing to think about,out of 6221 FRCs built in 99 & 00 only 391 of them are Nassua Blue and only 189 of them are 2000s. To me this is a great color, reminds me of the SS 396s and the GTOs.
Give me a Z06 in Nassua Blue with Mod/Oak Interior and I would die a happy man.
Bottom line out of the box it is the Z06 /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 
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