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Old 02-02-2013, 11:23 AM   #301
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Yes...thats a good example of linear...I stand corrected.
It IS linear in this respect. But FWIW, part of the reason the 61 and 62 had the boat tail is that they new what the 63 was going to look like already. They applied a similar tail to the late C1's, removed the cove trim and added the rocker panel trim to the 62, so the transition was less abrupt.
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I haven't seen a post from the DadMan since the C7 was unveiled.

DadMan...are you there??

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The C7 is so F'N ugly
Now you know why GM went Bankrupt
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The C7 is so F'N ugly
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Be easy on the guy. I remember hating the C6 when it came out because of the fixed headlights. Of course the reasons they gave started lame reasons, they're cheaper, everyone else is doing it, it helps the race team, they're brighter and the best reason that I never heard until last year they help the car pass pedestrian impact regulations in Asia and Europe

I got used to it now love the C6s
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This is definitely a "spirited" thread! I like it!

Love or hate it the new C7 is the new Corvette. I am a HUGE Corvette fan. I have had a 53, 57, 59, 66, 67, 69 and and 02 and I can't wait to add a 14 to the list. It is an amazing car! The only model I didn't care for was the C4 so i didn't get one and you don't have to get a C7 either.

Could the backend be better... sure. But it looks really good.

Does it look like a Camaro? NO


Should it look like this to me?


yeh maybe.

But I am still going to get one and every day when I go to get it in, it will be like Christmas all over again. Just like every Vette I have ever driven
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:49 AM   #307
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I am a HUGE Corvette fan...I didn't care for the C4...
If you didn't care for 13 model years of a car, I wouldn't consider that being a "HUGE" fan of the car.


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Could the backend be better... sure.

Should it look like this to me?

(Photoshopped picture of a C7 with round tail lights).

Yeah maybe.
What I find amusing with the C7 is that even among the guys who profess to like it...a large percentage of those guys are making comments about the rear end, showing that they're really not fond of it. I've heard several of them say they hope the rear end will "grow" on them.

A Corvette is a total package of aesthetics, performance, and iconic American tradition.
Regardless of how well the car might perform, if the rear end does not have pleasing Corvette aesthetics (and many, including myself, and even potential buyers, don't think it does), then I wouldn't be paying GM money to buy one.
I only need to go from 0 to 60 on a public street, or around a curve, so fast, so dynamics other than just mechanical performance would have to come into play to get me to pay GM money for a C7 and take a trip to Louisville to pick it up...knowing that about half the other drivers on the road during the drive home would be thinking to themselves how my new Corvette looks somewhat like a "Corvaro."

I can't imagine what it would be like to buy a brand new car...yet wishing one entire aspect of the body was different...and then looking out the window at it in the driveway every day and going out to the garage to look at it every evening in hopes that this certain aspect of the body would "grow" on me, and trying to convince myself that I actually like how it looks.

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...knowing that about half the other drivers on the road during the drive home would be thinking to themselves how my new Corvette looks somewhat like a Corvaro
I wouldn't know this, I don't believe this, and frankly don't care if someone thought this. Anyone who buys a car like this, and does it with a concern for how others feel about it, is doing it for the wrong reason, IMO.
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I wouldn't know this, I don't believe this, and frankly don't care if someone thought this. Anyone who buys a car like this, and does it with a concern for how others feel about it, is doing it for the wrong reason, IMO.
Sounds like somebody has salt in their wound.
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If you didn't care for 13 model years of a car, I wouldn't consider that being a "HUGE" fan of the car.




What I find amusing with the C7 is that even among the guys who profess to like it...a large percentage of those guys are making comments about the rear end, showing that they're really not fond of it. I've heard several of them say they hope the rear end will "grow" on them.

A Corvette is a total package of aesthetics, performance, and iconic American tradition.
Regardless of how well the car might perform, if the rear end does not have pleasing Corvette aesthetics (and many, including myself, and even potential buyers, don't think it does), then I wouldn't be paying GM money to buy one.
I only need to go from 0 to 60 on a public street, or around a curve, so fast, so dynamics other than just mechanical performance would have to come into play to get me to pay GM money for a C7 and take a trip to Louisville to pick it up...knowing that about half the other drivers on the road during the drive home would be thinking to themselves how my new Corvette looks somewhat like a "Corvaro."

I can't imagine what it would be like to buy a brand new car...yet wishing one entire aspect of the body was different...and then looking out the window at it in the driveway every day and going out to the garage to look at it every evening in hopes that this certain aspect of the body would "grow" on me, and trying to convince myself that I actually like how it looks.

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I agree.

There is a lot of that here.
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Sounds like somebody has salt in their wound.
Not a bit. I just would never buy a car like this and then worry about what someone else thought of it.
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Not a bit. I just would never buy a car like this and then worry about what someone else thought of it.
Liar, liar, pants on fire.
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If you didn't care for 13 model years of a car, I wouldn't consider that being a "HUGE" fan of the car.
That would be like saying someone is not a Mustang fan because they didn't like the "Mustang II" Era (on the Pinto Frame).

The point is you can not like a certain model series and that is your right.

My 53 was not fun to drive and the windscreen was right at eye level and the bottom of the steering wheel rubbed my legs so it was not perfect but I bought it because it looked really cool, was iconic, and was a great investment. But I would not have bought it new if i were alive when it came out. Not a good car to drive. While the rear end on the C7 isn't exactly how I would have done it it still looks really good and the rest of the car is 100% perfect. So... I will get one and love it. Pretty simple.

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... While the rear end on the C7 isn't exactly how I would have done it it still looks really good and the rest of the car is 100% perfect...
Well maybe not 100% perfect but definitely heads above the rear end. I'll give the rest of the car 90% perfect. I'm not to crazy about that front grill. It reminds me of one of those alien creatures from the movie 'Aliens'.
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