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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    After owning a Corvette, back in the Stone Age, I would definitely wait until this had been out for a few years for GM to fix all of the initial fuck ups in it's design. Still not sure I would ever buy Murican again after that last POS.
    Absolutely.

    Release date was pushed back a few months to work out electrical problems.. Id wait until 21 or 22.

    In other news... dealerships are giving away the last remaining inventory of front engine vettes. I know a half dozen people that were able to swing a nice deal... I want to say one guy told me he walked away paying sub $40k cash. GM forced dealerships to buy up the remaining inventory and they know damn well they will be stuck once this hits the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecked View Post
    Absolutely.

    Release date was pushed back a few months to work out electrical problems.. I’d wait until 21’ or 22’.

    In other news... dealerships are giving away the last remaining inventory of front engine vettes. I know a half dozen people that were able to swing a nice deal... I want to say one guy told me he walked away paying sub $40k cash. GM forced dealerships to buy up the remaining inventory and they know damn well they will be stuck once this hits the market.
    Truth. Guy in my office just picked up a Z-06 with the 7-speed for what could best be described as highway robbery. Had no need for it, just too good of a deal to pass up.
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    Shit is only worth what people will pay for it and there doesn't seem to be any shortage of people paying the big bucks for Ferrari/ Porsche/ exotic cars to leave them in the garage

    while the Corvette has always lacked the same cachet

    Most of the time he lies like a rug but in this case I would be interested in the opinion of Bobby Stainless cuz this is his game

    I am not sure why GM is bothering ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Shit is only worth what people will pay for it.


    I am not sure why GM is bothering ?
    To your first point... I mean yeah... that goes for mega yachts and packs of gum too..

    To answer your question... because the Car will be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I am not sure why GM is bothering ?
    Likely along the lines of conspiracy to make money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecked View Post
    To your first point... I mean yeah... that goes for mega yachts and packs of gum too..

    To answer your question... because the Car will be better.
    And because they know it will make them money.

    And because this is a market niche that the Corvette fills.

    “Why bother?” What the hell kind of question is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    Likely along the lines of conspiracy to make money.

    I hear they may even make more than one in this grand scheme!
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Just think of the new corvette as you would think of the Yanko Camaro. The Yanko is a pure drag car. 1000bhp and fast. It is built to go very fast, and in a straight line, or around an oval. Nothing else. It has no quality of finish. The corvette, other than a few 1980s models, have always been built for speed, great handling and sexy exterior looks. I don't anticipate anything different here. This is a niche for the car, for sure, and it certainly will have a market.
    Auto publications are always comparing the corvette to european super cars, and they perform admirably. I'm more concerned about the vehicle's finish and sustainablility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    it IS a slick looking vehicle, and it has been in recent years too not sure why it gets looked down on, other than being American & affordable
    [i'm discounting the interior]
    when GM killed off support for racing in the early 60s it became a boulevard cruiser was extraordinarily anemic performance wise in the 70s and the reinterest in racing (00s) came too late to change minds because sportscars don't sell like they used too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    when GM killed off support for racing in the early 60s it became a boulevard cruiser was extraordinarily anemic performance wise in the 70s and the reinterest in racing (00s) came too late to change minds because sportscars don't sell like they used too.
    Right? The Corvette C6R and C7R race teams have just dominated for a lot of the last decade but it's hard to turn public perception when most people don't watch racing and think of this when you say Corvette:

    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    yeah, chevy never quite got a handle on interior design & componentry
    Like exterior design is so great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Like all 'vettes, this new model will be great for a year or so, until the cheapness of the interior craftsmanship and quality of build starts rearing its ugly head. It's not that the vette will get out handled or get its ass kicked by a Ferrari or a Porsche, but it will break down and rattle after 50K.
    And still sell for 30k on the used market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Right? The Corvette C6R and C7R race teams have just dominated for a lot of the last decade but it's hard to turn public perception when most people don't watch racing and think of this when you say Corvette:

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    And still sell for 30k on the used market.
    See what I mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecked View Post
    Absolutely.

    Release date was pushed back a few months to work out electrical problems.. Id wait until 21 or 22.

    In other news... dealerships are giving away the last remaining inventory of front engine vettes. I know a half dozen people that were able to swing a nice deal... I want to say one guy told me he walked away paying sub $40k cash. GM forced dealerships to buy up the remaining inventory and they know damn well they will be stuck once this hits the market.
    Wait. You know a half dozen white bearded old retired Boomers who bought Vettes in the last year or so? Are you a member of a Vette club in Orlando?

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    My dad was always kind of a car guy, but never real serious about it. Picked up a used C6 corvette that had spent most of its life as a sunday car for another old guy. And it's fun. He can go fast when he wants but the guts are reliable and it turns on every time he wants to start it - none of the finicky bits of, say, an older muscle car. Interior is kind of chintzy and plastickey but so what. All of that said, the new vette probably isn't the car for him, nor do I think he's the target market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Wait. You know a half dozen white bearded old retired Boomers who bought Vettes in the last year or so? Are you a member of a Vette club in Orlando?
    No... but I know a half dozen people who bought vettes in the last 4 months in the Detroit area.

    I work at a country club. I talk to people for a living.

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    caddy shack^^ ?

    So do I want a corvette or a porsche or ferrari ?

    Corvette comes in last cuz it just won't taste the same



    WELL " whats the point " when car makers are shutting down car lines and everybody either wants to buy a PU truck or an EV ?
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    Hopefully it has many "never before" features:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecked View Post
    No... but I know a half dozen people who bought vettes in the last 4 months in the Detroit area.

    I work at a country club. I talk to people for a living.
    Are you the valet?

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    I have a very small sample size of each (porsche/Ferrari/vette). Ferrari at speed/porsche both street and speed/vette street.

    All of them (and the rest) in street clothes are nothing but ego boosters for the weak. Tangible evidence of self-importance. Highly prevalent in my domain. Predominantly the midlife crisis types or the wanna be 1%r. Advertising their soft spot – mostly humorous – often pathetic. Rarely the.real.deal behind the wheel. Does occasionally happen because of the neighborhood.

    The Ferrari has a balance all to its own that the prosche has a grip on, but it’s mechanical and not a flavor. The vette is fine in the dry and plenty of car to scare the majority. Its weight bias makes it un-drivable in the wet in street clothes.

    Don’t/didn’t/haven’t followed the design progression. New engine placement will make this a paradigm shift for the model. Never to be even distantly associated with a 63 Split window again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Are you the valet?
    No. But I was a valet for a long time... a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecked View Post
    No... but I know a half dozen people who bought vettes in the last 4 months in the Detroit area.

    I work at a country club. I talk to people for a living.
    Hey Sabo, can you make a Bull Shot?

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    Can you make a shoe smell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecked View Post
    No. But I was a test driver for a long time...
    fify
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    See what I mean?
    the newer corvette drivers have been similar to the old ones ime........

    the weird part is Corvettes were never big sellers - highest production year was ~50k units. Recently (recession) Porsche made/sold more 911 variants than GM Corvettes. hell V8 Ferraris aren't rare anymore (>10k total production), just rarely driven.

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