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      06-24-2021, 10:39 PM   #1
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C8 Corvette

I had a very good raffle ticket and picked up a new 2020 Corvette 3LT Z51 last week. My son & I flew to Orlando & drove it back to eastern NC.
I have a '98 M3/4/5 that I'll probably keep forever
I also have a '16 M3. I really, really like the f80 but I think I'm gonna sell it. The M3 is a great car. Little or nothing negative about it and a bunch of great features and great performance.
So far my impressions of the Vette are all positive. It's obviously quicker than the M3 and in tour mode with magnetic ride control the ride is better. The ingress & egress is better, which is a surprise. Gas mileage is better. I like the DCT in the Vette better, on rare occasion the M3s trans is a bit jerky (that may be driving technique).
M3 is out of warranty and I have 3 years on the Corvette.
Not much more to say, I've enjoyed the M3 and it's been one of the best cars I've ever owned but it's time to move on.
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      06-25-2021, 01:29 AM   #2
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Congrats on the win!

Sell the vette and the f80 and get c8z06?!
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      06-25-2021, 09:04 AM   #3
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Congrats on the win!

Sell the vette and the f80 and get c8z06?!
I was about to say something then I saw Nick's great comment...

Nuff said!
+1 on the C8 bump up!
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      06-25-2021, 12:23 PM   #4
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I could probably sell the Vette

for $20K over MSRP but it looks like an 18-24 month wait for a Z06 if I ordered today.
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      08-02-2021, 08:35 AM   #5
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for $20K over MSRP but it looks like an 18-24 month wait for a Z06 if I ordered today.
I actually got a chance to see a bolt on mods 2016 Z06 do some hard pulls on the hwy!

Holy crap!!!!

Sound intoxicating

Looks phenomenal

I'd definitely own one!!!!!!!
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      08-05-2021, 10:13 AM   #6
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the fact that a sports car like the corvette rides better than the M3 is pretty sad.. it was probably the main reason I sold my '18 M3 comp
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      08-16-2021, 01:31 PM   #7
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the fact that a sports car like the corvette rides better than the M3 is pretty sad.. it was probably the main reason I sold my '18 M3 comp
MagneRide is hard to beat. Not sure why (politics of sourcing from Delphi/BWI?) but the German manufacturers don't use it which is a shame.
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      08-16-2021, 04:17 PM   #8
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M3 vs C8 is not a fair comparison. M3 is an all around commuter all purpose performance sedan and the C8 is a 2 seater actual sports car.

That being said, if you can live with 2 seats then the C8 is a great choice and no brainer as an upgrade from an M3.
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