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Old 01-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #16
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Agree with the above comments. Love my C6 Z06 (along with C2's and C1's) but think the C7 will be a real hit. I'm looking forward though to a "wide body" (Z06/ZR1/Gran Sport) style which will hopefully come in a year or so.
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Same thing I was thinking.

I don't think political leaning has anything to do with favorism of the C7. Personally, It's a step forward, I just think the ass is ugly and they stole to many concepts from other manufacturers. It's a let down. I believe American designers could do better.
Exactly.
Just redesign the outside and you've actually got a good car.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:08 PM   #18
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I went to my local Chevrolet dealer today (I bought a Cruze...more on that later)
So where's the post about the Cruze? Or did I miss it?
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:46 PM   #19
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As a very long time member of this site, what I have liked most about the C7 is that interest in it has (for a short time at least) managed to overwhelm the nearly unbearable political bullshit that has permeated this car forum.

At the very least the political BS could be confined to the News Room where no one has to read it unless they choose to.
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Where is Longtimer to put some gasoline in this thread.
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I've been saying all along that once it's unveiled, the general public are going to love it. The handful of members who have been spamming this forum for the past several months about how much they hate the design are a very vocal minority.

Many of the naysayers have been criticizing the strategy of appealing to a younger demographic, saying young people aren't able to afford a 'vette. They're missing the point. The idea isn't that 13-year-old Billy is going to run out and buy a new C7 as soon as he's played Gran Turismo 5, it's about changing the perception of the car. For the last few generations, the Corvette has looked pretty unremarkable (definitely not unattractive, but just not very noticeable). When most people see a C4, C5, C6 corvette drive by, the car is completely invisible to them; they don't even notice it. I think GM finally has a design that people will notice, for the first time in several decades.
And here it is.


Spamming?? Seriously?
What I have said is, simply put, I hate the rear. It looks camaroish. The styling of the interior is fantastic. I'm getting used to the front, not bad, and the side profile is decent also. I like the looks of the fat ass but hate the rear view.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:48 PM   #22
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And here it is.


Spamming?? Seriously?
What I have said is, simply put, I hate the rear. It looks camaroish. The styling of the interior is fantastic. I'm getting used to the front, not bad, and the side profile is decent also. I like the looks of the fat ass but hate the rear view.
Well, us C5 guys do like a big booty
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Spamming?? Seriously?
I've already admitted it wasn't the best choice of words. My point was simply that according to a poll on this forum, less than 16% of members hate or dislike the car... and yet, for over a year now, at least 90% of the posts have been bitching about the design; it's a handful of people saying basically the same things over and over again like a broken record.

Like I said, I've always loved the old FJ40 Land Crusiers, but I think the new FJ Cruisers are an abomination. So I've never bothered to visit an FJ Cruiser forum, because I don't see the point in spending all of my free time discussing something I don't even like. I just don't get it.
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I've been saying all along that once it's unveiled, the general public are going to love it. The handful of members who have been spamming this forum for the past several months about how much they hate the design are a very vocal minority.

Many of the naysayers have been criticizing the strategy of appealing to a younger demographic, saying young people aren't able to afford a 'vette. They're missing the point. The idea isn't that 13-year-old Billy is going to run out and buy a new C7 as soon as he's played Gran Turismo 5, it's about changing the perception of the car. For the last few generations, the Corvette has looked pretty unremarkable (definitely not unattractive, but just not very noticeable). When most people see a C4, C5, C6 corvette drive by, the car is completely invisible to them; they don't even notice it. I think GM finally has a design that people will notice, for the first time in several decades.
You are right about invisible, you see a Viper go by and you notice. The new Vette is now in that same head turning category.
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So where's the post about the Cruze? Or did I miss it?
It's coming....it's been a busy 48hrs for me....
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I've already admitted it wasn't the best choice of words. My point was simply that according to a poll on this forum, less than 16% of members hate or dislike the car... and yet, for over a year now, at least 90% of the posts have been bitching about the design; it's a handful of people saying basically the same things over and over again like a broken record.

Like I said, I've always loved the old FJ40 Land Crusiers, but I think the new FJ Cruisers are an abomination. So I've never bothered to visit an FJ Cruiser forum, because I don't see the point in spending all of my free time discussing something I don't even like. I just don't get it.
Wow
I was just yanking at your chain bro.
I meant what I said about the car though.
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There are things I like and things I don't like: I really don't like the rear, sorry.

That being said, I wish the best of success to GM with the sales. Their success impacts my ability, or lack thereof, to drive my car in the future.

So I'm very happy that people are all excited about the car, I sincerely hope this translates into sales and doesn't stay at the level of "buzz".

With a rear like that, I won't be part of the sales, but I certainly hope that a lot of people will buy the car so that the Corvette keeps thriving, because it deserves to.

I may, after I finished building my house, look into putting that DIC on my current vette though

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http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/foru...d.php?t=164603
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I am one of the outspoken dislikers and I still am. I don't like the rear at all. There are things I like, I am glad it will be one of the best performance cars around , but to me I can't get over the camaroesque tail lights. 90% of the people liking it is fine, Sorry if I don't. BTW I hate the cheesy chrome Stingrays on the side too.
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I would have to agree on one point, if someone just managed to have a look at this forum they would come to the conclusion that 90% of the forum members hate the C7. Yet if a poll shows that really only 16% do not like the C7 it shows that there is a huge disconnect with what is being posted and how forum members (as a group) feel about the C7.

It has also gotten a little annoying hearing the same people complain about the same thing on this car. You do not have to say a billion times that you do not like the rear end on this car.

I partly feel as though part of the reason for this comes from some of the intimidation that has happened (some people who like the C7 were stated to not be a real Corvette fan). Honestly I know that this had an impact on my voicing my opinion about the car (not that I was afraid but because I find that mentality to be a bit annoying).

I noticed that some who hate the C7 are always trying to make it sound as if they are in the majority. However from everything that I have seen those who hate the C7 are actually in the minority.

At the same time everyone is entitled to their opinion, I would just rather have a bit more mature (even more mature then what I sometimes bring to the table) debate about things.
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