I'm new to the corvette world. I really like the 03/04 Z06 and am looking to buy within the next 6 months. My concern is the comparison of the Z06 to the C5 of the same model year range, 03/04. I have a friend that wons a C5 and says that he drove both before his purchase. He says the Z06 rides alot rougher and has alot more "noise" compared to his C5 which rides like a Cadillac to be honest. He said the Z06 had noticably more power, but other than that, just didnt offer the extras as the C5. My question is, what does the Z06 NOT have thats so important? I know the removable top is one, which I can live without. I have a Jeep wrangler to drive when I want the wind in my hair. But is the ride and "amenities" of the Z06 that much worse than the C5?