Today I saw a C5 Corvette

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Aych Es Vee, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. first one I've ever seen.
    it was yellow.
    And probably s/c because it had a bonnet buldge

    Australia .....nay, Canberra, is a little slow American cars.
    ......I did see 3 300Cs on the road today though, they are becoming pretty common. And I also drove past the Chrysler dealership and their was a Calibur in there. Zomg.
    Oh, and Aussies, finally today, I seen my first private owned (ie non-dealership advertising car) VE Commodore. It was either an SV6 or SS. Black. They are big.

    Great story huh?
  2. If anything, I'd say VE's look small for what they are. And the Caliber is utter shit on wheels.
  3. Dude, you need to come up to Sydney!

    I've seen a bunch of Vette's up here. 300C's? I've driven two of em. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>

    I've gotten to take a new Calais out - not bad. But I'm hangin to drive the new GTS in December. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
  4. I saw a C4 convertible and a 70s (not sure exactly which) Mustang as well as an SLR5000 Torana. All in the same shop. I also saw about 4 GT-Rs, a couple of RX-7s and a few Supras, that I can remember.
  5. Wow, supra's, Skylines and RX7's.

    Today I saw a Cambriocorsa, a Quratroporte and a 430.

    Japanese cars suck arse, when are you guys going to learn that?
  6. Im in love with the VE SS

    And im a Ford man <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>
  7. Here in Importantland, around the block there is a C5 with the windshield smashed in from a tree.

    wait, I think that doesn't help me. w/e

    us > aus
  8. You don't see many Corvettes in Australia because Corvettes are crap.

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  9. Millennium Yellow C5 = yum
  10. Thy Bosum is endered in all hearts.


    As a wise scholar once said, behind every great Aristocrat is a great lady. Such is indeed the case with me as well. However instead of just one lady there are a few.

    I have shared my bed with many a posh supermodels. I am often asked why are Posh ladies attracted to me like bees are attracted to honey? Is it my wealth in abudence? My yatches, villas, ferrari's? No, Gentlemen it is my inginuity, my charm, ellegance, my place at the very top of society, a place respected by the teeming masses throught civilization.

    The Price of sucess.


    Sucess, glamour and glory can be attained, however the sucess does come at a price. The price is one's time. It takes years of dedication to build a business empire that is the envy of the world. Those years may never return, for they are lost amid the glitz and glamour.

    The road to glory, fame and fortune may have many roadblocks in it's way, but once i embark on sucess, sucess cannot elude me. One also must not be disillushned in the face of adversity. Patience, passion, endurance, is required in the road, which may be filled with jealousy and vendetta by the teeming masses.

    But an Aristocrat shall rise above all these elements to glory for a 1,000 years.

  11. and my floorless spilling.
  12. i was checking one of those calibers, looked inside at the interior...LOL

    asthetically inside and out it's awful.
  13. how was the Calais to drive in comparison to the 300C?
    V6 or V8 Calais?
  14. It looks like a port-a-loo tipped on it's side. Except I'd rather be seen sitting inside a port-a-loo.
  15. V6 I'm afraid.

    Nice car, though not luxurious enough IMO. I like the 300C but dunno if I like it more than the Calais but 300C is more Statesman anyways.
  16. Oh, I know the 300C probably has a nicer interior and whatnot. I was just thinking about the driving side. Handling/response/etc? Does the Calais feel as heavy as it is?
  17. I've seen a few maseratis recently, including a GT but they arent as exciting as GT-Rs. I saw an F430 on friday, I thought it was a litre bike and when I looked across saw the bright red ferrari flying down the road near my school.
  18. Ok koko
  19. In hornsby theres a place that always has vettes (including a C6 sometimes) and sometimes dodge vipers <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
  20. I never knew they were released (GTS) i seen one on the road on Saturday and i was <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/amazed.gif"></A>
  21. My friends saw a VE GTS. On the road.
  22. Im not your friend
  23. The VE is definately WAY better than the VZ. One of the things I was really impressed by was the ability to put the power down much cleaner and harder than the VZ. Mid-corner in a VZ would often bring wheel-spin, whereas VE requires much more throttle for the same result to happen.

    Performance with the new 5spd auto is far better than than a previous-gen Calais supercharged V6, although I was surprised by the amount of engine noise transmitted into the cabin. The centre stack looks great and is pretty easy to use (though more use would bring greater familiarity). The instruments are great (very Audi-like I thought).

    The V6 delivers good performance, but I can't help but feel a V8 if far more appropriate for this type of car. The new 5-speed auto is light-years ahead of its predecessor. The interior was a pleasant place to be, though there were the odd signs of it still being a Holden. Eg. where the door trims meet the dash.

    Weight? I didn't notice any discernable difference (probably due to the fact I wasn't hurling around - company car you see and also the fact it's so much better planted and tied down than VZ and prior).

    The 300C is nice to drive in that the V8 suits the car perfectly (I've also driven V6 and performance is very average and you don't get a decent sound either). The 300C performs admirably with Sydney's crap road surfaces and handles well. Though obviously once you reach a point, it's 1800+kg's can be felt. Plus it looks fantastic (esp in black) and it feels a very commanding drive.

    Only thing with the 300C is the interior doesn't especially feel $60k. The dash is nice, the leather seats aren't bad either. But the steering wheel's a bit on the large side and save for seats, gear knob and wheel, there's not a spot of leather to be found. Door trims are plastic and carpet. The plastics are alright, but not brilliant and whilst the Boston Acoustics sound system is absolutely kick-ass, it'd be nice if the controls were set right (volume on the right, tune on the left).

    Also, the park brake is a foot pedal, much like a Merc, but to release it is a handle you have to pull, down near where the bonnet release latch is found. Still, I liked the drive of both, but I'd really like to try a Calais V with its leather and V8.

    I actually saw a GTS on the road the other night and as dumb as this may sound, it's a very man-looking car. It's not designed to appeal to the hearts of women at all. It's also quite a formidable presence on the road, I thought at least. I've seen one close-up at one of the dealerships I work with and it looks great IMO.

    Oh and Dan, what dealership are you talking about? I like the Vette's and whatnot, but the Viper? It must be said (for the first-gen at least), when all is said and done - it's garbage. Once you get past the giant-cock styling and 8.0lt V10, all the rest is total rubbish. The fit and finish is Korean and the interior is sub-Korean to be kind.

    When I was up with Mc777, we actually went to a dealership that had a first-gen Viper RT/10. It only had a few miles on and was essentially as-new. Years (a decade plus I think) and the thing has STILL not moved and the price is STILL ridiculous.

    There's a reason that during the Viper's official tenure on sale here in Aus, they sold T-H-R-E-E.
  24. No, you don't see many Corvettes in Australia because Australia is crap!
  25. I'd seriously love to see the C6 here (esp Z06). But it has to be the right car at the right price. It either has to be cheaper than the Euro & Aussie competition, or it has to have a spec and build quality to match the competition.

    That's the problem the Viper faced here (and Mustang for that matter). They both had utter garbage cars surrounding great engines. The Viper rolled away for a mere AUD $10k less than a brand new 911 GT3.

    You could by a Carrera 2 AND an Evo/STi for the price of a Viper. Australians are far less forgiving than Americans when it comes to cars, I think, going on what I have observed here and in the US. The fact that it's a Viper, that it has its V10 etc etc is utterly irrelevant if the interior screams "I cost twenty bucks!"

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