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Old 02-16-2013, 05:21 PM   #16
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...okay, stop the presses, so are we to value your opinion...

....I'm just knock'n ya, but I do like your handle; pretty slick...
Although it's a joke, I'm happy to respond. I don't hold my opinion out as gospel, and I'm fine if it's assigned less weight than maybe a regular poster would receive. However, in the end, it's nothing more or less than an opinion.

GM and the Corvette team have been stressing that they wanted an end product that was clearly a corvette, but would attract a newer/younger crowd. I've read plenty of nonsense recently about how the vette is associated with 50-60 year old men with gray hair and a mid-life crisis, and that corvette wants to buck that image.

All I'm saying is, if we accept what they're saying for a moment as true (even if you disagree with all the image stuff) - then this is exactly how you do it. You modernize a car that has otherwise paid homage to a 60+ year old image.

Then, as a young guy myself (28) that doesn't typically drive American, nor do I really like corvettes -- to find myself absolutely floored for this car.... Sure, it's anecdotal evidence, but I think GM's plan is working and doing the right thing. They have basically sold a C7 Z51 to a guy that, last year, was split between an Audi RS5 or Mercedes C63 - with 0% consideration and total apathy toward chevy's offerings. Oddly enough, I just bought my wife a Terrain.

Again, it's anecdotal evidence but if I'm not alone, this is exactly what GM has been wanting and talking about.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:46 PM   #17
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Although it's a joke, I'm happy to respond. I don't hold my opinion out as gospel, and I'm fine if it's assigned less weight than maybe a regular poster would receive. However, in the end, it's nothing more or less than an opinion.

GM and the Corvette team have been stressing that they wanted an end product that was clearly a corvette, but would attract a newer/younger crowd. I've read plenty of nonsense recently about how the vette is associated with 50-60 year old men with gray hair and a mid-life crisis, and that corvette wants to buck that image.

All I'm saying is, if we accept what they're saying for a moment as true (even if you disagree with all the image stuff) - then this is exactly how you do it. You modernize a car that has otherwise paid homage to a 60+ year old image.

Then, as a young guy myself (28) that doesn't typically drive American, nor do I really like corvettes -- to find myself absolutely floored for this car.... Sure, it's anecdotal evidence, but I think GM's plan is working and doing the right thing. They have basically sold a C7 Z51 to a guy that, last year, was split between an Audi RS5 or Mercedes C63 - with 0% consideration and total apathy toward chevy's offerings. Oddly enough, I just bought my wife a Terrain.

Again, it's anecdotal evidence but if I'm not alone, this is exactly what GM has been wanting and talking about.
....my response to your valued opinion, was an ironic
thought considering your talking to die hard vette owners
and GM buyers....

....I believe they still have not found what needs to be
address in luring new buyers, there lead design team
seemed to have conflicts in reality based decisions, I mean
come on, no one had there act together going from front
to rear.....
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I think it's probably true that the front 3 quarters is, in my opinion, much better than the back. When I first saw the back I hated the exhaust, but thought the rest was okay.

However, the more I see it, the more I'm quite happy with the rear and the more I appreciate the front 3/4 that I already am in love with.

Also, keep in mind, we're only looking at the same few static shots online. I have a feeling that the first time a C7 passes you (you being generic, not personally you) on your drive home from work, I have a hard time believing anyone will think anything different than "wow, that's a pretty nice butt."

No doubt, the hind quarters aren't the best part of the car but, then again, there are things on every car I've owned and every car I aspire to own that I dont particularly care for as much as I do the rest of the car.
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I think it's probably true that the front 3 quarters is, in my opinion, much better than the back. When I first saw the back I hated the exhaust, but thought the rest was okay.

However, the more I see it, the more I'm quite happy with the rear and the more I appreciate the front 3/4 that I already am in love with.

Also, keep in mind, we're only looking at the same few static shots online. I have a feeling that the first time a C7 passes you (you being generic, not personally you) on your drive home from work, I have a hard time believing anyone will think anything different than "wow, that's a pretty nice butt."

No doubt, the hind quarters aren't the best part of the car but, then again, there are things on every car I've owned and every car I aspire to own that I dont particularly care for as much as I do the rest of the car.
Not to be an ass but If you are for sure what GM is shooting for with this design, Please stick around and show us your #6 on the your dealer list ride when you get it.
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lol If you wanted to make the letter funnier you should said , that you were going to buy a GTR in protest of how the(stingray) ass looks like .
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Not to be an ass but If you are for sure what GM is shooting for with this design, Please stick around and show us your #6 on the your dealer list ride when you get it.
Hey,

I'm unsure what you're asking. Are you asking to see proof that I'm #6 on my dealer's list, or are you asking to see pics of my Stingray when I take it home?

If it's the former, then I apologize if I've somehow offended you but I dont have any sort of proof as a result of my deposit that would confirm that. If it's the latter, I'd be more than happy to and I suspect I'd become a fairly regular poster here. Either way, you don't come off as an ass in that post. My current inner struggle is just simple color scheme. I think the aero/vents look incredibly slick but they're outlined in black. I'm usually a black car guy, but I love how that aero looks and it doesn't show up very well in a black vette. So I'm 95% certain my c7 will be: z51, cyber gray metallic, black wheels, red calipers - and I'll choose the trim when the option book is out. Must have Nav and upgraded speakers.
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I think all this talk about GMs "epic fail" is laughable.

Here's the deal: GM designed a new Corvette who's exterior styling some do not like. That's it.

Apart from that...likely the best thing GM has ever done. I expect performance and sales data will underscore this notion.
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All this snippyness in this thread!

Well it's good for those of us looking for something to read. Even the new guy (Ijustsigned... you're gonna get tired of typing that every time... ), welome to the forum.

So carry on boyz. I'm gonna watch this one from the sideline. Hell, I'm to tired to join in. Been playing with the ladies again...
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All this snippyness in this thread!

Well it's good for those of us looking for something to read. Even the new guy (Ijustsigned... you're gonna get tired of typing that every time... ), welome to the forum.

So carry on boyz. I'm gonna watch this one from the sideline. Hell, I'm to tired to join in. Been playing with the ladies again...
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114 GM cars in 10 years? That says 1 of 2 things... 1) your family gets real tired real quick of cars, or 2) GM cars suck so bad that you had to buy 100+ of them before you eventually found a good one.

I'm banking on #2.
You forgot the third thing it could be... I have 6 siblings, who are all married with married children. (We are quite the clan)

The 10 GM's I have purchased in the past 10 years, well 7 of them are still here, 2 Solstices, 1 Grand AM GT, 1 Enclave, 1 Corvette, 1 1500HD Dually, and 1 G9.

The three that left were a '08 Solstice that was a GM Buy Back for electrical problems that was replaced with another '08 Solstice , a '09 Solstice Coupe that was hit in a parking lot and was traded on the '11 Grand Sport Coupe, and the '03 Silverado (150k on the clock) that was just replaced by the F350.

And theres also that other thing.... every vehicle was purchased under the GM Family First program, kinda helps to have two siblings and their spouses working for GM.

And a little insight to that, my '11 Grand Sport right now has a Kelly Blue Book of $45,430, two years ago I drove it off the lot for $45,620 taxes,title, and tags. (Gee why did I buy that car???)
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Hey guy. This isn't GM.com or Chevy.com. It's digitalcorvettes.com. I don't think they got your letter. I know, the Internet can be hard sometimes. Better luck next time.
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All this snippyness in this thread!

Well it's good for those of us looking for something to read. Even the new guy (Ijustsigned... you're gonna get tired of typing that every time... ), welome to the forum.

So carry on boyz. I'm gonna watch this one from the sideline. Hell, I'm to tired to join in. Been playing with the ladies again...
And cooking!!!! for the ladies.. Junkman your losing you Vetteman edge!!! HAHA !!!
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Hey guy. This isn't GM.com or Chevy.com. It's digitalcorvettes.com. I don't think they got your letter. I know, the Internet can be hard sometimes. Better luck next time.
Oh trust me, they got it. They monitor these boards to the point that they actually have representatives posting here.
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Oh trust me, they got it. They monitor these boards to the point that they actually have representatives posting here.

If that's the case then to G.M. I say: I hope you guys know what you're doing.
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To hate everything GM because they didnt make the new C7 corvette to suit your personal taste is your right as an individual but is a touch extreme. If your first truck lasted you 10 years why wouldn't you even give the silverado/sierra a test drive if you are indeed as loyal as you said you were?. Just going out and buying a truck without testing anything else or doing any research is something people would call foolish especially in trucks where a midyear change up could mean the difference between good and bad. It seems that since they didnt build the car you personally wanted you are now acting like a spiteful 9yr old going around bashing what many people find to be a pretty awesome vehicle and a good brand. If you like your Corvette more than the C7 then keep your current one for more than 6months because you don't always have to have the new shinny thing.
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