Quote From BMW M: "It's no wonder the vette recieved a poor rating in Consumer's Report Auto Magazine in terms of RELIABILITY. I have a friend who also regrets paying $50,000 Canadian for his vette. He told me that he's had problems with the gear box, alternator, and the brakes and that he thinks that GM put the crappiest quality parts and materials into the car. He recommends buying an S2000, Boxster, and an M3 instead of the Vette. He loves the vettes awesome handling and performance but he says that its simply not worth the mechanical headaches and the huge pay cheques he's had to forfeit to his mechanic." I'll agree with BMW M on this one. As much as I love the Z06's raw power and good (although numb) handling, I would NOT want to buy the car, instead I'll lease it. I'll let the poor guy interested in used Z06 deal with the headaches. As far as C-5 being reliable enough to win the Endurance races like ALMS, Rolex 24Hrs. and the LeMans series, I'd agree, but I'd like to note that the level of reliability on the production C-5's (Z06 included) is not the same as the race car version. So to the Vette fans out there, I'm sorry to burst your bubble.