Debating between GT350R and ZL1 1LE. Thoughts?

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I really wanted a ZL1 when I came to US in 2014 ... l went to drive one.. with my wife... I loved it, but I wasn't sure about the looks still.
We looked at it, and she said "do you really see yourself getting out of this car, going to work, in your company's car park... or pretty much anywhere?" .... Bought a 2014 GT500 a week later. Upgraded to the GT350 in 2016, to the GT350R in 2019.
Sorry, just my 2 cents. If it wasn't for the Shelbys, I would just drive my M3.
 

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Frankly, I don’t think you can go wrong with either one. Both are incredible cars. As you know from your test drives they are quite different in driving characteristics, feel, road manners, and features. The pros and cons have been debated on this forum and on the Camaro6 forum ad nauseum, so there is plenty of information out there for you to review. If it’s just personal opinion you are looking for (I own both) I will tell you that I prefer the R, though not by a significant margin. Why? Well, that’s more like a 2 hour conversation than a quick forum reply...

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I think the GT350R has a little more soul. I wanted both as well and couldn't decide forever but after driving the GT350R, there is just something beautiful about a car that is so connected where the ZL1 felt numb at times.

 

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ZL1 is more in the GT500 class to be honest. That's a more fair comparison since they're both FI.

that being said that interior and outside vision is a non-starter. It would be near to my last choice with all the muscle cars out there.
 

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Judging from this pic, both of them don't know how to park.
Judging from this pic, there ain't a fight for parking space going on.
 

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Get the boosted car over the N/a Car..The zl1e is a better handling car on the track but a hard-riding car on the street.
 

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Judging from this pic, both of them don't know how to park.
On the contrary I suggest that these are two fellow car buddies that knew exactly how they wanted to park their 2 cars and ended up taking 3 parking spots instead of 2 in the spirit of avoiding some possible door dings from other vehicles.

Looks like to me that this parking location was not that busy at the time and was located near the end of the parking lot area therefore don't see any issue with how they have parked their cars.

I have done the very same many times myself but only if the situation allows for it.

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