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Old 02-05-2005, 11:01 AM
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Is there a big difference in a 2000 and a 2002 Corvette, beside one having 345HP and the other 350HP. In looking for a used C5 should I look for a particular year over another? I have found two that I really like, which Is a better deal, 2000 black convertible 20,000 miles in pristine condition $ 28,500 or a 2002 black convertible with 18,000 miles in excellent condition $ 33,000. Thank You, Kirk
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2000 :d
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those prices are on the high side by a couple grand each. C5's are a dime a dozen, not necessarily verts, but still...cash talks and it's Feb. If somebody's selling a Vette with spring on the horizon, it's most likely because of other interests/loss of interest. Use that to your advantage. The 2000 is a 5 year old car period. Knocking on 30K????
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the 2002 is an awesome deal...i just watched a 2002 with 21k auto, in yellow sell at Manheim in PA 3 weeks ago sold wholesale for $32500...
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Prices are very subjective as to where in the country you live,,,check with some of the LOCAL experts, Down here in Fl the prices are fair,,not great deals but fair, in Maine I would think that they are a little strong for this time of year..
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No siginificant difference at all between the two. 2001 started with factory installed chrome exhaust tips, and 2001 has a slightly wider spoke to the wheels. The early 2000 wheels are slightly narrower spokes, which a few had problems, but mostly track vehicles. Late in the year 2000s have the 2001 rims with wider spokes (know this as my Dad's is a late year 2000). HP difference are just minor air flow tweaks. I would stay away from the Magnetic adjustable suspension--too many things to go wrong with it. Don't buy an automatic, cousin has a 2003 anniversary edition with Automatic and is bored to death driving it.
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I was definitely thinking NORTH country where the market is smaller and the demand in that market fickle. Honestly, up here where the Corvette driving season is so short, alot of people get the bug and then loose interest when they realize how useless a vehicle they are to have that kind of $$ tied up in. This can be a good time to strike on a cash buy. Good buys on lower mileage cars are more common here than say...mid Atlantic south where the "pleasure" driving season is longer, and quite frankly there's more people with more money. You pay as much or more for higher mile cars 'cause it's your market.
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Did the 01+'s get the LS6 intake like the f-bodies did?
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I am pretty sure the 2000 C5 had the LS6 redesign intake, (first).
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Go with a z06 - it is geared better and makes 405hp
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