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Old 01-27-2013, 12:47 AM   #1
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What GM doesn't get about us Old Folks

In real simple terms...we been there done that.

In my case... I saw the 63 C-2 hit the show room floor, saw it hit the highways and byways in numbers never to be seen again.

It's what really put the Vette bug in my blood.

I felt the heartbreak of the C-3 through C-5 especially the C-4 and its powerless performance.

Then came the C-6, a vette started becoming a Vette again, got back some head turning style, jaw dropping, power, and stomping appeal.

And then came the wide body C-6's (Dam'n somebody woke up in bowling green!!!!)

And again, just like after the C-2......... they blew it!!!

Well we do learn from history..... can't wait for the C-11, if the C-7 doesn't kill off Corvette, hopefully it doesn't take 4 generations to do it right again.
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You know what they say about opinions. Everyone's got one, and since the public unveiling of the C7, the majority of them have been very positive. The car has been generating a lot of buzz, and if the current level of enthusiasm is any indication, GM has a hit on their hands. You don't like it? Fine, great, good, whatever. Don't buy one.
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You know what they say about opinions. Everyone's got one, and since the public unveiling of the C7, the majority of them have been very positive. The car has been generating a lot of buzz, and if the current level of enthusiasm is any indication, GM has a hit on their hands. You don't like it? Fine, great, good, whatever. Don't buy one.
GM has a hit on thier hands according to GM, and no I won't be buying one, seeing that POS sealed the deal on the anny coupe GS I am picking up monday to add to the collection.

When you can afford the Vette, and pay the insurance on it ....tell me how to buy one, thats what I think about all the "buzz" folks
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You know what they say about opinions. Everyone's got one, and since the public unveiling of the C7, the majority of them have been very positive. The car has been generating a lot of buzz, and if the current level of enthusiasm is any indication, GM has a hit on their hands. You don't like it? Fine, great, good, whatever. Don't buy one.
Time will tell, let's see the selling numbers at the end of this year.
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GM has a hit on thier hands according to GM, and no I won't be buying one, seeing that POS sealed the deal on the anny coupe GS I am picking up monday to add to the collection.

When you can afford the Vette, and pay the insurance on it ....tell me how to buy one, thats what I think about all the "buzz" folks
Wow, a little harsh I think! Funny, as an owner of both a c6z, and a c2, I can sort of see where you are coming from...hell, I agree that the base car lacks a little but so did the c6, I love the lines of the c5, it has an iconic shape & I was disappointed with the base 6 when it came out. Unfortunately we have to wait for the c7z cars, but trust me, they will cause me to park the c6z in the storage...it's that good. In the mean time I bought a 911 that spanks a zR1 to tide me over while I wait & yes I can afford insurance on all 5 of my cars & yes I will be purchasing a c7 God willing.
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Cool I'm sure they'll sell plenty of C7 Vette's, you just won't be one of em!

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GM will not see any check from me either for the new Corvette .
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The C7 has some nice refinements...However, I will not buy one, now later, or I doubt ever...After how GM has addressed the bad guide and dropped valve issues on the C6 Z06, I will keep what I have and won't look back at GM again!...I have various Vettes for over 40 years...Yeah, I am an old fart, keep in mind us old farts were the loyal buyers, not so much any more...
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All this back and forth so called bickering, and opinions that don't mean anything, as in a lot of the other threads here, other forums, no one really gives a shit. If the individual likes something, they'll buy it, very simple game.

If the person is heart set on buying this new generation, knock yourself out, and have fun. You'll be welcome at my place just as much as any other generation.
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I've only seen pics and a couple of vids on the C7. From what I've seen so far, I am not entheuastic. Then, when I saw the 1990 interior, I 'shut the door' on the car. Doubt I'll even go to my local dealer to view one.
But, I really don't have a dog in the hunt. Even if the car was exactly where I think it should have evolved to, I would not purchase. I have that big a grudge against guberment motors and what obama and gm did to my portfolio. Screw'm. Honestly, I'd celebrate seeing them go broke................ again.
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Why do they call it "common sense" when, in fact, it has become so uncommon?

That's my opinion, it outta be your's.
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When you can afford the ZO6 and not a base GS, and pay the insurance on it ....tell me how to buy one, thats what I think about all the "buzz" folks
You're kidding right???





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In real simple terms...we been there done that.

In my case... I saw the 63 C-2 hit the show room floor, saw it hit the highways and byways in numbers never to be seen again.

It's what really put the Vette bug in my blood.

I felt the heartbreak of the C-3 through C-5 especially the C-4 and its powerless performance.

Then came the C-6, a vette started becoming a Vette again, got back some head turning style, jaw dropping, power, and stomping appeal.

And then came the wide body C-6's (Dam'n somebody woke up in bowling green!!!!)

And again, just like after the C-2......... they blew it!!!

Well we do learn from history..... can't wait for the C-11, if the C-7 doesn't kill off Corvette, hopefully it doesn't take 4 generations to do it right again.
I take umbrage at the slam against the C4s and C5s, 405hp isn't a slouching performance number (Late ZR-1 and 2001-2004 Z06) and 300-385 sae net hp beats the 250-365 sae gross hp of the C2s small blocks. Yes the C4 started slow but each new motor update brought more performance.

I concede styling wise nothing looks better than the C2s
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Does anyone remember if the C3 was as controversial when it replaced the C2? When I traded my C2 for a C3 I recall it was the interior that sold me, at that time it seemed like a fighter plane inside compared to my C2. Also, the C3 looked a lot like the Mako Shark show car that had been touring that summer (1967) and that went a long way to making it lusted after. I don't know what the C7 looks like, a re-skinned C6 (forget all the BS about only two parts carrying over), the ZL1 from SuperVettes, a Ferrari kit car; I just can't tell. But I do know that I should not be trying so hard to like it and having serious mixed feels about leaving my C6 at the dealer and taking the
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The C7 has some nice refinements...However, I will not buy one, now later, or I doubt ever...After how GM has addressed the bad guide and dropped valve issues on the C6 Z06, I will keep what I have and won't look back at GM again!...I have various Vettes for over 40 years...Yeah, I am an old fart, keep in mind us old farts were the loyal buyers, not so much any more...
I don't see your problem? I owned one of the first C6 Z06 and yes it dropped a valve on the track. Chevy spent $17,000 repairing it for me. And I had a brand new loner to drive while it was in the shop. Would I buy another, you bet your ass I would.

Do you think GM is the only company to have mechanical problems??? They all do. If the imports sales numbers were dependent on their recalls and service, they would have no sales here. and we won't even talk about the troubles Ford and Chrysler has had. So go buy a viper or mustang, Corvette and Camaro moped up the floor with both of them this year.

And I have been an old fart for a long time. But I am young at heart, which keeps me from being a crabby old fart.

And Obama's adminastration has cost me over $1,000,000. But thats part of life, so get over it and move on.
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I can't tell if I'm dealing well with life these days or I just don't give a shit any more.
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Wow, a little harsh I think! Funny, as an owner of both a c6z, and a c2, I can sort of see where you are coming from...hell, I agree that the base car lacks a little but so did the c6, I love the lines of the c5, it has an iconic shape & I was disappointed with the base 6 when it came out. Unfortunately we have to wait for the c7z cars, but trust me, they will cause me to park the c6z in the storage...it's that good. In the mean time I bought a 911 that spanks a zR1 to tide me over while I wait & yes I can afford insurance on all 5 of my cars & yes I will be purchasing a c7 God willing.
Never cared much for the C5, though I liked the C6 right away.
I believe I will like the C7 in person.

The mid-year, well that's easy.

So, it's all just personal preference really. Fortunately, there are enough of us who continue to enjoy EACH of the generations that GM will continue to build the car.
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