This car is awesome! Being a former Mustang owner (well, actually I still own one Mustang, hehe) I swore I'd never buy a GM product, after seeing all the lemons my Mom bought over the years ('79 Buick Regal, '86 Pontiac Firebird). I've read several articles, and comments from owners before I decided on this Corvette. I was just going to buy a regular automatic coupe (I wanted an auto for daily driving), but I got a pretty good deal on this Z06, and they paid off my Cobra, which I was $6,500 upside down in. I found the car on the Internet, and stopped by the dealer (La Brea Chevrolet in Los Angeles) last night after work. Three hours later, I wound up driving a black Z06 home
I paid $51K for the car, but they buried all of that negative equity, so actually I got a pretty good deal. Oh, when I walked in, there was a $15K markup on the car!
It definitely needs a shifter though. Anyone know how hard it is to install one? I'm used to doing a few things on my cars, I've installed shifters in my Mustangs. Also, any modifications that I can do, like a cold air intake kit? I know nothing about Corvettes, I'm a Mustang girl
Any performance shops around Southern CA? My two mechanics are Mustang guys, not sure if they want to work on a Chevy
I look forward to joining a local Corvette club and maybe autocrossing this car
I'm sure it will run circles around the Mustangs....
'99 Saleen S351 Speedster
'01 Black Z06
[This message has been edited by MS KWIK (edited 02-22-2001).]