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Old 01-28-2013, 04:21 AM   #31
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Hmmm...... He doesn't get out much? He was and has been around. He was at Spring Mountain doing 150 down the back straight, on a 3.1 mile road course. I was there too. When you hit the back straight you're bouncing off the rev limiter. Ivan was doing 2:42 on that course. I did 2:46 That is some good driving! What I have found from your post is.... You know a little of something, but a whole lot of nothing. Go wax your Z.





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Bla bla bla, really don't give a sh*t what you think, you know nothing about me, how I use my car...WOW, he did 150...Apparently you know as much as he does...
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Bla bla bla, really don't give a sh*t what you think, you know nothing about me, how I use my car...WOW, he did 150...Apparently you know as much as he does...
People are beginning to get grumpy!!
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The problem with this thread is that the author doesn't understand demographics. GM doesn't and shouldn't care too much about what us old folks think about the new Corvette. GM needs to attract a new generation of buyers. And from all I have heard, not from GM but the car magazines and the car blogs, they hit the nail right on the head with the C7 Corvette. Both of my boys are in love with it, and they are the demographic that GM needs right now. And the truth of the matter is that I love it too, even though I am just over Fifty. Yes I love the C2. Yes I love the C5 and C6, but the C7 is in my mind a very good evolution, and just like the C2 I see the C7 as becoming an iconic Corvette, not just an accepted look by those who just wish time would stand still.
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Welcome to the Machine...... (I'm still a clown) this from Ponch (second time) who is supposed to be a moderator on this site....but of course if you disagree with him this is the sort of thing he does. It is simply amazing that anyone would give a guy who is so obviously childish and spiteful a position of authority.
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The problem with this thread is that the author doesn't understand demographics. GM doesn't and shouldn't care too much about what us old folks think about the new Corvette. GM needs to attract a new generation of buyers. And from all I have heard, not from GM but the car magazines and the car blogs, they hit the nail right on the head with the C7 Corvette. Both of my boys are in love with it, and they are the demographic that GM needs right now. And the truth of the matter is that I love it too, even though I am just over Fifty. Yes I love the C2. Yes I love the C5 and C6, but the C7 is in my mind a very good evolution, and just like the C2 I see the C7 as becoming an iconic Corvette, not just an accepted look by those who just wish time would stand still.
I agree. To put it simply, no car company ever sat down to design a sports car and said "Let's design this for the 60+ market".
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I agree. To put it simply, no car company ever sat down to design a sports car and said "Let's design this for the 60+ market".
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Welcome to the Machine...... (I'm still a clown) this from Ponch (second time) who is supposed to be a moderator on this site....but of course if you disagree with him this is the sort of thing he does. It is simply amazing that anyone would give a guy who is so obviously childish and spiteful a position of authority.
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The problem with this thread is that the author doesn't understand demographics. GM doesn't and shouldn't care too much about what us old folks think about the new Corvette. GM needs to attract a new generation of buyers. And from all I have heard, not from GM but the car magazines and the car blogs, they hit the nail right on the head with the C7 Corvette. Both of my boys are in love with it, and they are the demographic that GM needs right now. And the truth of the matter is that I love it too, even though I am just over Fifty. Yes I love the C2. Yes I love the C5 and C6, but the C7 is in my mind a very good evolution, and just like the C2 I see the C7 as becoming an iconic Corvette, not just an accepted look by those who just wish time would stand still.
Gee last time I looked there were only me and the annoying voices in my head....when did you climb in? Oh wait you didn't...so there is no way you have a clue what I know about demographics.

But in the few years I have been hanging around on this old spinning ball, I have learned that yes a company is always in need of expanding it's customer base and the appeal for its product.
But also in that balance you don't alienate the folks that are actually spending money on your product.

This is the second time GM has pulled that with me, the first was the killing of Pontiac, and them orphaning two of my automobiles and not following through on their promise when doing so.

Call me gun shy but I have seen the genius of GM and it was pretty ugly, they had a killer product with the Kappa Platform, and it was the first death of reorganization.

It was also another product "aimed" at the younger demographic, but it was them darn old folks that bought them, and bought them in droves.

Did you also know you could drop a LS3 in that platform, still keep the 50/50 weight distribution and stay under 3000lbs?
(And it sits on coils......... not leafs)
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The point is that GM knows there a problem had hasn't made good on a lot of repairs, even on stock Z's not modified that are still under warranty...By your lack of knowledge about the issue, I rest my case. I guess you don't get around much...

I guess you are right I have not gotton around much in owning my last 5 corvette, or the last 68 years, or being on DC for the last 9 years.

GM and other companies do not warrant there cars for abuse.
If you looked the claims, I would bet that 90% had over reved engines. You do know that they can check things like that. Or have you been living in a closet.

I hear people saying "well the car has over rev control." That does not stop idiot drivers from down shifting and popping the clutch. If you are one of the people that think GM should fix your car no mater how stupid you are, just because some one else dropped a valve, wake up you are part of Americas problem.
There are hundreds of ways to blow an engine.

There were a few 06 and 07 Z's that had valve problems. The problem was corrected. And there are many 06 and 07's that have 10's of thousands of miles on them with no problem.

Warranty's deal with material and workmanship, not peoples stupidity.

And I will guaranty you that I have been around enough to know the difference between a bad part, and stupidity. Have you?
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And where is your double-blind study and sources for this study that you obviously did where you can claim that "the majority of them have been very positive?" I would love to see this scientific study, OR are you just giving YOUR opinion just as the OP did, to which he has every right to?

Hey Junk don't you watch the news???
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Hey Junk don't you watch the news???
I'm going to defer to the age old excuse that is so heavily used in the news room.

"The news is biased."
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Hey! Leave us waxers out of it!

You're exempt.

Here's how I wash my Z!



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That's gonna leave water spots.
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100 mph on a rainy road is gonna leave spots somewhere on my car, not sure all of them on the outside!
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100 mph on a rainy road is gonna leave spots somewhere on my car, not sure all of them on the outside!
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Im 23, I own a Corvette and I think the C7 looks great. GM can't please everyone and why try and attract people who already have one of their cars? They have to attract old recurring customers but more importantly NEW customers. Now getting nasty because GM didnt call you up and consult you on what you wanted is childish.
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At 23, you'll be able to afford a C7 in about 20 years! Of course, you'll probably be complaining about the C10 then!
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