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Just did a reverse Y2Klimited
Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:27 pm
Traded the 2013 Jetta TDI for a 2004 Z16.
Has headers and cats, some other stuff. Custom interior bits. Fast as hell.
50K miles. Car #1300 with some billet badges and stuff on it. I'm the fourth owner. Number one put 900 miles on it. Number 2 used it as a show car. Number three got a hell of a deal because he put 45k miles on it and it only cost him like $10k to do it. I lost more than that on the jetta in 35K miles.
I'm now daily beatering around in a 2000 accord with a salvage title. Sometimes you gotta make those tradeoffs. Totally worth it IMHO.
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:40 pm
24 Hours of Le Mans Commemorative Edition
2004 Corvette C5 Z06 Commemorative Edition
During the 2004 model year, a 24 Hours of Le Mans Commemorative Edition package (RPO's Z15 & Z16) were offered as an option for all three C5 models (fastback coupÃ©, convertible, Z06) in celebration of the C5-R "1â€“2" in-class finishes at Le Mans. The package consisted of a special paint color ("Le Mans Blue Metallic"); shale two-tone leather interior (coupÃ©s and convertibles only); and wide, silver-and-red stripes optionally applied down the center of the car (Z06 only). Commemorative Edition convertibles received a shale-colored soft top, and the Z06 version (dubbed the "Z16" after its RPO for the Le Mans Commemorative Edition) received a carbon fiber hood as a further weight-reduction measure. Special commemorative badging, headrest embroidery, and brightly polished wheel rims (a first on the Z06) with unique centercaps completed the package.
There were 2,025 Commemorative Edition (RPO Z16) Z06's built in 2004. The VIN's where sequenced number at the Bowling Green, KY plant ranging from the first 100013, to the last 132518.
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:36 am
I always liked that model. Good find!
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:08 pm
Same here. The only ones I really like are the C2 and the C5 although the C7 has been growing on me.
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:34 pm
Spent much of the day cleaning it, waxing it, etc... It was raining so I just backed it out, washed it in the rain, put it back in the garage and began using a clay bar on the paint. Didn't get much done with that. Apparently the previous owners were just as meticulous and the reason the stuff was on the paint still is because it won't come off. No biggie, its nothing major just a few spots here and there. Stuff you'd expect out of an eleven year old car.
Polished the tailpipes, wheels, and used some turtle wax black trim stuff on the wiper cowl and some weather strips. Have a couple things still coming for it. I've only driven it home from the dealer so far.
I got a west coast corvette catalog already. It made me happy to see how much money they dumped in this thing. Even the windows are tinted already.
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:03 pm
Fluids, steering column sensor, some window belt moldings, so far nothing real expensive or difficult to fix.
I spent more time reinstalling the damn seal at the firewall than actually pulling the column out to replace the steering sensor. It kept cancelling my cruise control and giving me malfunction messages. Apparently its one of the few common problems on these cars. It was sixty bucks. I'm used to them costing around a grand....
I put an auxillary input adapter on the radio. So theres the first mod!
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 6:00 pm
I found another car just like mine for sale up the road from where I work. Its got half the miles and its been garage kept, pretty much perfect.
I'm running up the mountains this weekend to see what this thing can do. I'm betting it will need new rear tires when I get back.
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:43 pm
y2Klimited he no work here anymoar
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:23 am
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:04 pm
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:14 pm
Is this yours ?
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:44 am
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:19 am
Very nice! I want one
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:19 pm
Those Z16's are very nice cars. I remember the GM High Tech Performance test article where they got one of these cars to run a 11.9 in the quarter mile. Same power as the rest of the 02-04 ZO6's but these specific suspension setup, tires and carbon fiber hood assembly all help them to hook up and scoot just that little bit better.
Very nice car, I'm glad you are actually enjoying the car as it should be enjoyed.