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12/18/16 12:12pm - Original Message: 'I need you input!'
kbrin
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coral springs, FL - USA

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81 beauty all original (not anymore!!) Its more fun now!

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Hi ALL AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
i AM LOOKING TO ADD A C5 TO MY STABLE. ANY GOOD ADVICE ON THE BEST YEARS TO BE LOOKING AT? NOT GETTING RID OF MY C3 CALENDAR GIRL, JUST LOOKING TO ADD!
AS ALWAYS......THANKS!




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12/18/16 2:36pm - Reply: 'Re: I need you input!'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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My guess is buy the newest model you can find that fits your criteria.  Transmissions are improved with "tweeks" yearly.  I'm not sure about their computers from '97-'04

Stuff I found on the web.........
Key notables for the LS1 include a switch to a more powerful PCM in 1999 which is more tuner-friendly for you computer hackers out there. In 2001, they then received the freer-breathing LS6 intake manifold and the LQ4 camshaft for a total of 350 horsepower. The 2001-2004 ZO6s all had great heads, cams, and engine/drivetrain packages, making them the most desirable and as expected, the most expensive. Over time the 5.7-liter LS1s and LS6s have proven to be incredibly reliable, efficient, and powerful. The main thing to look for is weak oil pressure on early LS1s and signs of abuse, which typically show up as oil leaks and odd engine noises. These cars hardly ever spew a drop of lubricant but dances with the rev limiter, missed shifts, and general lack of LSX respect will also result in piston slap on cold start and lifter noise. Documented maintenance records help, while frequent oil changes with quality synthetic lubes promote engine life.

http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/0905gmhtp-chevrolet-c5-corvette-overview-and-buyers-guide/



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12/18/16 3:39pm - Reply: 'Re: I need you input!'
kbrin
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coral springs, FL - USA

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81 beauty all original (not anymore!!) Its more fun now!

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Good Info........Thanks. ZO6 is not budgeted but looking for a base C5 I can "play" with..
Hey 300Hp+ base isn't
 to shabby..


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1/6/17 12:01pm - Reply: 'Re: I need you input!'
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Burleson, TX - USA

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1972 Coupe 2015 Coupe

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Be sure and buy one newer than 1999. They were all pretty good cars, but some of the early ones had some oil blow by issues. I had a base mode 2002 and it was a great car. It was the only car I ever owned that I was able to buy and then sell 3 years later for the same price.
 
The only problem I had with mine was the headlight motors (a very minor issue that was repaired easily) and the fuel gauge issue which was corrected by using a couple of bottles of Techron and then swithing to top tier gasoline. 
 
I would love to own another C5 especially a roadster.  (maybe some day)
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coral springs, FL - USA

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81 beauty all original (not anymore!!) Its more fun now!

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Crawfish said: Be sure and buy one newer than 1999. They were all pretty good cars, but some of the early ones had some oil blow by issues. I had a base mode 2002 and it was a great car. It was the only car I ever owned that I was able to buy and then sell 3 years later for the same price.
 
The only problem I had with mine was the headlight motors (a very minor issue that was repaired easily) and the fuel gauge issue which was corrected by using a couple of bottles of Techron and then swithing to top tier gasoline. 
 
I would love to own another C5 especially a roadster.  (maybe some day)


Well Thanks Everyone So Far! I think i have zeroed in on year 2002. Plenty nice ones around under 15k. with a few bolt ons it should be a sweet ride!

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