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360 versus C7 Corvette Stingray

Now that the 360 prices are relatively lower, you may get one for the price of a new Corvette. How would you compare a 360 to the new Corvette that will be out later in the year? Obviously the 360 you can get will be ~13 years old but it is still a Ferrari... I look forward to reading your comments.
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What are you looking for in your purchase? Only performance? If so, the C7 will be your choice. If you are looking for something unique, the 360.

Being this is Ferrari Life I am biased. Reasons I would get a 360:
- Exhaust note
- Rarity
- It's Italian
- Still a great car in the performance category, will give you PLENTY of thrills on weekend drives
- The gated shifter is iconic and I just love it (i.e., I personally would get a manual, not F1)

Again, that's just me.

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What are you looking for in your purchase? Only performance? If so, the C7 will be your choice. If you are looking for something unique, the 360.

Being this is Ferrari Life I am biased. Reasons I would get a 360:
- Exhaust note
- Rarity
- It's Italian
- Still a great car in the performance category, will give you PLENTY of thrills on weekend drives
- The gated shifter is iconic and I just love it (i.e., I personally would get a manual, not F1)

Again, that's just me.

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Comparing a 3 generation old Ferrari with a brand new C7. That says all...
However, prices oc C6 had dropped drastically here, so trading a 360 for a 30.000$ '07 Z06 looks interesting
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I agree with Andrew above too.


But if you are after just performance, I agree, a slightly used C6 Z06 is hard to beat, if you don't mind looking like a "base" C6 vette, which around here in Texas, is around every corner. I had a C6 vette before, hated the interior and cheapness of it, and how common it is.

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how fast you go, but how you go fast.......



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Emre- Welcome to Ferrari Life. I have owned 10 Corvettes, including 2 C6 Z06s, the last of which I traded towards my 575M. The big difference in day to day life with a Corvette is they are the proverbial wooden round. Maintenance requirements and costs are very low and reliability is very high. Nearly every large Chevrolet dealership has a Corvette dedicated mechanic and parts are cheap and easily available. Performance for the money is extremely high.

But they are not Ferraris. So there is no comparison. If you want a Corvette, buy one and expect to see 10-20 every time you drive. If you want a Ferrari, do some research, buy the right car, and expect to only rarely see one when you drive. Nobody should really have to tell you the difference.

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I look at 99.9999% of all cars as an appliance. Never have I been "emotionally attatched" to any car ...and then came the Ferrari.

No words can describe having one, driving one, sharing one....it is certainly a lifestyle I am happy to have the privilege of being a part of.
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I appreciate all the comments. I've always dreamed about having a Ferrari and hopefully it will happen by the end of the year once I get rid of an expensive lease.

Here are few of my previous cars:
Acura NSX
Porsche 911 C2 996
Viper GTS

I've only been in a Ferrari for 10 minutes once (at the right seat of a 355) and nothing I owned for years ever got me as excited as I felt for that 10 minutes.

Even though I really like the new design of the Corvette, I know that one day it will be just an old car when Ferrari will always stay as a Ferrari...
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Emre,

I like your past car collection especially the NSX. Always wanted one but their prices seem to be going higher and higher.

I think a F car would be a good car for you next

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MC355, it is good for you that the 355 prices seem to go higher and higher as well

NSX was an amazing car that handled like a go-kart. I had better track times with NSX than the Viper with half the horsepower. Viper had a lot of power but it was impossible to put it on the road.When a friend borrowed the Viper, he spinned it at the first turn facing the traffic. It was a dangerous car...
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Welcome Emre ... one thing I found out is that ... there's nothing like a Ferrari.
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Purchase a 360

If you can afford it and the maintenance costs, go with the Ferrari. I've had several Corvettes as well. They are great for the money spent, however, as others have mentioned, nothing can substitute a Ferrari.

I have a 430 and will keep it for two years and see how expensive it gets. If it gets too expensive, I will be looking at the C7. I like the fact that GM has improved the interior styling along with the materials. I also like the 5yr and 100K drive train warranty. You can't beat it.

Remember, we only live once... Good luck with your decision.
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Go with the Ferrari. If you don't like it-
One- you're dead inside
Two - you can always buy a corvette. They'll always make more!


Well maybe not dead, but you should see a doctor.

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The 360 will be slower and it will put a bigger smile on your face every time you drive it. It is a nearly perfect blend of balance, automotive art, and magnificent sound. Its slow depreciation from current pricing may make up much of the difference in maintenance costs.

The C7 will be faster, cheaper to maintain, likely more reliable, and far less engaging to drive. It's a new car, so it will likely depreciate more.

You choose.

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Dave- Pimping Corvette drivers does not raise your standing in the Ferrari community.

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I know that one day it will be just an old car when Ferrari will always stay as a Ferrari...
So you do "get it"...LOL. Couldnt have said it better myself.

To TAZ.....
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And you'll have to wear a gold chain necklace every time you drive it - I think that's in the owner's manual.

You choose.
Manual clearly states Gold Chain is only part of required ownership UNLESS all shirts owned by Driver have lots of Bedazzled Designs or Driver has equal weight of Gold from Chain occupying top and bottom row of front 4 teeth.
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Since I have owned 10 Corvettes and have no gold chains, I am afraid both of you are full of crap. No offense meant, of course.

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MC355, it is good for you that the 355 prices seem to go higher and higher as well

NSX was an amazing car that handled like a go-kart. I had better track times with NSX than the Viper with half the horsepower. Viper had a lot of power but it was impossible to put it on the road.When a friend borrowed the Viper, he spinned it at the first turn facing the traffic. It was a dangerous car...
I hope values of the F355 keeps going up. May be able to then get a 430 in a couple of years. But not sure if I'll be able to get rid of the F355. It's that good

But to the original question test drive both the C7 and 360. Then see what your budget will allow (including maintainence and insurance) and go from there

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