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Old 01-21-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if the Pontiac Aztek designers ended up on the c7 design team? Honest question.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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No, the Aztek team actually designed the round taillights on the C6.

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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No, the Aztek team actually designed the round taillights on the C6.

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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Dave Hill was the lead person behind the Cadillac Allante. I attribute that to the blandness of the base C6. It wasn't necessarily a bland car out amongst traffic; but as a Corvette - I thought it was mediocre.

Though the GS' extra with IMO improved the looks drastically.
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Dave Hill was the lead person behind the Cadillac Allante. I attribute that to the blandness of the base C6. It wasn't necessarily a bland car out amongst traffic; but as a Corvette - I thought it was mediocre.

Though the GS' extra with IMO improved the looks drastically.
I agree! My first c6 was a base one and my immediate wish was that it looked like a z06. I ended up with the z06 more for looks than performance.
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I'm sure this will be locked soon enough.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:06 AM   #7
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Does anyone know if the Pontiac Aztek designers ended up on the c7 design team? Honest question.
Peters who was the lead on the Aztek has worked his way up the chain in GM design. He had a great amount of influence on both the Camaro and the Corvette. There's a video somewhere showing him explaining that the "Corvetteness" of the tail lights lies in their relationship as placed on the rear and not on them being round. Perhaps some one can direct you to it. There is also a video somewhere where he is explaining the Camaro styling.
In addition, he is responsible for the double gill on the C6 GS.
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I'm sure this will be locked soon enough.
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This is not meant to be a slam. I just wanted to know who designed the Aztek and the c7 and see if there is at least one name in common.
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Does anyone know if the Pontiac Aztek designers ended up on the c7 design team? Honest question.
Does the C7 remind you of your Aztek ?

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Old 01-21-2013, 11:14 AM   #10
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This is not meant to be a slam. I just wanted to know who designed the Aztek and the c7 and see if there is at least one name in common.
I doubt that.
And like I said...this will be locked soon enough.
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Does anyone know if the Pontiac Aztek designers ended up on the c7 design team? Honest question.
No it is just a moronic comment on what is a fabulous looking car.
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I agree

It shouldn't be locked .
How else will GM know how people really feel about their product if people can't post without fear of attack or being banned .
Is the C7 section supposed to be just A big love fest with no opposing views ?
It should be a free open discussion with both sides being heard .

Stop censoring the negative posts.

They will die of natural causes . The car just came out , lets hear what they have to say .
I like to hear both sides .
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Very good come back.well done
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I agree

It shouldn't be locked .
How else will GM know how people really feel about their product if people can't post without fear of attack or being banned .
Is the C7 section supposed to be just A big love fest with no opposing views ?
It should be a free open discussion with both sides being heard .

Stop censoring the negative posts.

They will die of natural causes . The car just came out , lets hear what they have to say .
I like to hear both sides .
Tell ya what...go snivel about the C6 and all the other generations on their forums and then come back and show us the links. Makes just as much sense.

The C7 is out and it isn't going to change because you want to continue the useless whining. The very idea that anyone brings up the Aztek in a C7 Forum is just to insult the C7 design team and don't try to pretend it isn't.
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Dont be offended , no one has a C7 yet . When people start buying them then thats another story .
The car just came out and there are discussions about it .

How many vettes have you owned or own BLUE OX ?
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It shouldn't be locked .
How else will GM know how people really feel about their product if people can't post without fear of attack or being banned .
the debate of the C7 is over... at least with GM; it ended 1-13-13. The best way today to get them a totally negative review of the entire car is to write them a letter.
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Is the C7 section supposed to be just A big love fest with no opposing views ?
the only threads being targeted are troll threads. Those are ones with complete negativity about the entire car... not just parts of the design.

I don't know if this one is one or not; but if the OP wanted to know the names and origins of the C7 exterior design team; then that would of been the actual question (without the need for the the Aztek reference).
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Dont be offended , no one has a C7 yet . When people start buying them then thats another story .
The car just came out and there are discussions about it .

How many vettes have you owned or own BLUE OX ?
It is just as stupid to whine about the design of the C6. Are you over there doing that? Peters was involved heavily with that generation also.

I own one...so what?
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Whats wrong with "complete negativity about the entire car" threads ?

I really wanted the c7 to be a big success . Ive been driving them for over 30 years and have purchased about 20 of them .

From what ive seen and read so far it falls short .

Even as a young boy I was involved in vettes.
My father owned Corvette Shops for many years .

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Dont be offended , no one has a C7 yet . When people start buying them then thats another story .
The car just came out and there are discussions about it .
A paid order is the same as being an current owner, in my view. There are plenty of people that have already stated they have a C7 on order. There are real Corvette enthusiasts now attached to the C7; they are just waiting delivery.

There's no need to go into the C6 section and speak negatively about the entire car. If someone did that, they'd immediately be called a troll and the thread locked.

Why (now one week after the design was made official - and with C7's on order) should it be any different in this section ?
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I call this finding fly **** in pepper.. Everyone has a right to their opinion. That is mine.
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