: So I test drove a SRT-8 300C and a WRX STI



Blackout
11-05-05, 01:47 PM
All I can say about each of them is WOW! Damn can those cars haul some serious ass! I loved the STI a little bit more though just due to the stick shift. Nice and crisp drive, took off like a bat out of hell, and handled like it was on rails. The SRT-8 300C was quite impressive to say the least. I was never a big fan of the exterior or interior styling but I figured why not give it a shot and I instantly fell in love with it! Another car I wanted to test drive but the salesmen were being jerks and ignoring me was the Mercury Milan. They had a black one in the showroom and it is such a nice looking car. And the big surprise was that it was a stick shift. I didn't know they had a stick option for them. And I finally got to see a Lincoln Zephyr up close and personal. Interior I loved. It was very classy and luxurious looking. The exterior is up in the air. The front end I liked but the tailights looked goofy. They are way to big to be on that car. But for $31k not to shabby. And they also had a new Z06 there. Not bad looking but nothing amazing. I didn't even realize it was a Z06 because they had it parked amongst regualr C6's. I only noticed the hood scoop so I wandered over and checked it out and the price was $71,959. eek!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-05-05, 01:57 PM
Jeez, what dealer did u go to? They seem to have all these nice cars.

Blackout
11-05-05, 02:10 PM
Reedman/Toll Autoworld. Chevy, Mercury, Lincoln, Dodge, Chrysler, Jaguar, Subaru all in one place. They have their own test track and I believe is the biggest car dealership in PA

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-05-05, 02:19 PM
wow. we have nothing like that in the twin cities. My favorite out here is "Maplewood Imports" Audi, Porsche, and M-B all in one place.

Blackout
11-05-05, 02:26 PM
wow. we have nothing like that in the twin cities. My favorite out here is "Maplewood Imports" Audi, Porsche, and M-B all in one place.Yeah this place is huge and they are in the middle of remodeling the whole place as well. I think the dealership is 123 acres so its quite big

Randy_W
11-05-05, 02:50 PM
And they also had a new Z06 there. Not bad looking but nothing amazing. I didn't even realize it was a Z06 because they had it parked amongst regualr C6's. I only noticed the hood scoop (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56951#) so I wandered over and checked it out and the price was $71,959. eek!


I have no trouble telling them apart from any distance or angle, there are a ton of differences, including most body panels. It is obviously a Vette, but it's also obviously different. You're right about one thing, they're not cheap!:)

Blackout
11-05-05, 02:55 PM
I have no trouble telling them apart from any distance or angle, there are a ton of differences, including most body panels. It is obviously a Vette, but it's also obviously different. You're right about one thing, they're not cheap!:)Considering they start at $65k and this thing had no options on it so the price got bumped up $7k before tags, taxes, title, and all that fun stuff

Ralph
11-06-05, 01:23 AM
They can't even keep those WRX's in stock here! They are perfect for our long winters with AWD.

CVP33
11-06-05, 09:24 AM
$65,800 is the base price on the Z06 but good luck finding one for that. I did a search in PA and there's one. There are only 3 1LZ's and the rest are 2LZ's which sticker at $68,959 and up. Amazingly GM and the dealers make plenty of profit on this car as the dealer invoice is $10,000 under MSRP. Compare that to the V which is only about a $5,000 difference.

Jesda
11-06-05, 10:07 AM
The Zephyr has the same problem the Bonneville did. The vents look like someone took their fist and punched giant holes in the dash.