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My brother bought a '99 convert. a few months ago, and he just now came down from Virginia for the weekend so I can help him clean it up (he's not car-inclined). He keeps the outside clean, but he wants help detailing the engine, cleaning up the wheels/wheel wells, etc. I drove it last night (and probably will drive it much more this weekend) and I'm so impressed with the engine in that car. It's so flexible, power is there immediately, no matter what gear you're in or how fast you're going. Even driving in 4th at 45 mph (about 1500 rpm), floor the gas and the car just flat GOES. I couldn't break the tires loose very easily (I didn't drop the clutch)...they're just that sticky (275/40/18 for the rears I think). I've never ridden in a C4, but have heard the stories about how hard they ride, and how much the C5 improved on that. This car really does ride nice. Not Cadillac floaty (obviously), but very very good for a supreme sports car. The HUD is really nice. I'm also loving how familiar it feels, being a GM. It's got a DIC, just like our Caddys do. He drove down I-95 in 6th gear the whole way and averaged 30.1 mpg. He said at 80 in 6th, the engine isn't even turning 1500 rpm. Incredible! I thought my SLS was geared nice for the highway (about 2000 rpm @ 80). That double-overdrive transmission in the Vette REALLY has you idling down the road.

Jason(2001 STS, White Diamond)

"When you turn your car on...does it return the favor?"

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I agree, they are a very addicting car.

A few months ago I had a '03 Z06 for an evening. Words cannot describe this car.

Handling and performance is awesome.

I hear the C6 is even better.

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I've never ridden in a C4, but have heard the stories about how hard they ride, and how much the C5 improved on that. This car really does ride nice.

My Dad has a 2004 C5 coupe and I must say that they are very impressive cars. My 1986 Z51 coupe is extremely stiff and rides like $&%t compared to a C5. I hope to be able to add a C5 convertible to my collection in a few years.

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Stop teasing me guys..... I'm pitching a tent over here! :lol:

Early on sailors navigated by the stars at night and the North star became the symbol for finding ones way home. Once you know where the Northstar is you can point your ship in the right direction to get home. So the star became a symbol for finding ones way home or more symbolically even finding ones path in life.

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Here are links to a couple of pics. I made another post on here about a polish i learned about on the corvette forums which gave a shine like I've never before seen, but I think everyone thinks it's some kind of scam post or something. Anyways, I'm enjoying my vette and also my CADDY!

Jeff

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Scotty,

YOU SLAY ME! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

Early on sailors navigated by the stars at night and the North star became the symbol for finding ones way home. Once you know where the Northstar is you can point your ship in the right direction to get home. So the star became a symbol for finding ones way home or more symbolically even finding ones path in life.

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Here's a picture of my fun ride for the weekend. What a car. I'm not going to say what I'm getting him for Christmas (in case he happens upon this site), but I will say it's got something to do with the C5. He's asking for a Hurst shifter from the folks for Christmas, so we'll be putting that in on Christmas weekend probably. The stock shifter leaves something to be desired. I missed 2nd gear more than once until I finally got used to it enough and now I'm able to consistently catch rubber into 2nd gear. :) What I'm most impressed with, though, is just cruising around in it. The car is so capable, everything but WOT is just a cake walk for this thing. Unless you've got it to the floor 24-7, it's not even breaking a sweat. I like having the oil temp display on the DIC -- and even as hard as I've been driving it this weekend, the oil temp never crested 200*F. I've also gotten 20.1 mpg...stellar for how I've been driving it!

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Jason(2001 STS, White Diamond)

"When you turn your car on...does it return the favor?"

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