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Old 01-18-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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C7: Seems GM Has A Hit

I went to my local Chevrolet dealer today (I bought a Cruze...more on that later). EVERYONE was talking about the C7. The phones have been ringing off the hook for people who want one.

If all the dealers are like the one I was at, the future looks good for the Corvette.
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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.
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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.
Here it comes...................wait for it.
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Here it comes...................wait for it.
I guess that choice of phrasing was more instigating than it should be, but I just find it odd that the members who hate the design have been the most active posters. I don't get it.

For example, I love the old Toyota Land Cruisers, but I think the new FJ Cruiser is the ugliest thing man has ever produced... and yet not once have I felt compelled to go to their forums and make hundreds of posts about how hideous the thing is. It doesn't make any sense to me.
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I do know what you mean but there are some VERY opiniated folks that loaf on here. I'm not even sure that all of them want or have Vettes. I'd think that some are just homeless Libs looking for a fight. We're all entitled to our respective opinions and I think the Obama lovers are the new Vette haters. It's a libtard thing.

I also like the old FJ's and they were rock crushers. The new ones are just too sissy looking. I do like the new Vette to some degree but I wish the ass was prettier. Of course I also wish my girlfriends ass was prettier but that's another story. I'm just an ass man and the new Vette let me down. Smooth, flowing nose that at least hints of Corvette and the angular ass that reeks of ricer.
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I think the C7 has a big chance in the international market.
I also noticed that some Lamborghini driver are interested in the new C7.

I love the C7 - I will buy next year the C7 conv.!

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I like it. It looks pissed off even the ass end looks mean. Everyone that I have talked to in the real world seems to like it. I will get one, with one exception. Its gotta be able to be modded.
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Greetings! I still like the front and sides, but the back side....it is sorta growing on me, but I will have to see it in person to make a real decision. But I have always said to each his own. Just because I am not a fan doesn't mean you shouldn't be.

But again I will be reserved but open.

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We're all entitled to our respective opinions and I think the Obama lovers are the new Vette haters. It's a libtard thing.
How right you are, Texdentist, you, blkslvr79,arkay99, and a bunch of others !! Those damn libs !!!!!

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How right you are, Texdentist, you, blkslvr79,arkay99, and a bunch of others !! Those damn libs !!!!!
Me ????? C'mon now. I'd rather have a sister in a whorehouse than a brother in the Democratic party.
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I think the C7 has a big chance in the international market.
I also noticed that some Lamborghini driver are interested in the new C7.

I love the C7 - I will buy next year the C7 conv.!

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Of course a Lamborghini drive is interested in a C7. They would experience a car that isn't a maintenance nightmare that the dealer tries to excuse as its "character".
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How right you are, Texdentist, you, blkslvr79,arkay99, and a bunch of others !! Those damn libs !!!!!

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.
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Same thing I was thinking.

I don't think political leaning has anything to do with favorism of the C7. .
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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. I can put up with the relatively unattractive rear end for that reason if nothing else.
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