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Old 01-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default GM response on tail-lights

Some guy left a comment on the Corvette FB page

"What made chevy decide not to go with the traditional round tailights on the c7?"

There had been many other comments showing anger at the non-round tail-lights, cormaro, etc. which "Corvette" never responded to. This time (whoever runs the official FB page) answered, probably because it wasn't written in an immature negative manner, anyway here is his answer:

"We wanted to make sure we included a new, innovative LED system that creates an even glow using reverse reflectors and three-dimensional sculpted lens housing. This new design also incorporates the shape of the rear and the integration of the functional aircraft-style outlets in the rear."
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Well maybe now they can ask about the radio **** and screen. It finally dawned on me
what it looks like. An ETCH A SKETCH. That part does not look upscale.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etch_A_Sketch
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There is an ETCH A SKETCH option screen for da kids ..
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Well maybe now they can ask about the radio **** and screen. It finally dawned on me
what it looks like. An ETCH A SKETCH. That part does not look upscale.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etch_A_Sketch
Your time could be better spent. Just sayin...
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Interesting, but as someone who actually likes the new tail lights, that was the longest non-answer I've heard in a long time. Why can't someone from GM just say, "we thought it looked cool"
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Interesting, but as someone who actually likes the new tail lights, that was the longest non-answer I've heard in a long time. Why can't someone from GM just say, "we thought it looked cool"
Actually their answer is WAY more refreshing than that and they know that everyone already knows that they (GM) think they look cool or they wouldn't be on the car.
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Actually their answer is WAY more refreshing than that and they know that everyone already knows that they (GM) think they look cool or they wouldn't be on the car.
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Interesting, but as someone who actually likes the new tail lights, that was the longest non-answer I've heard in a long time. Why can't someone from GM just say, "we thought it looked cool"
I agree they danced around it talk about not coming close to a answer. We may never know
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I am also a fan of the new tail lights, time to more forward and the new design is a breath of fresh air
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Indirect LED lighting, with a functional vent. I think it's pretty cool.
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Your time could be better spent. Just sayin...
whatever, like, and just saying, the most annoying words for 2012.
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I am also a fan of the new tail lights, time to more forward and the new design is a breath of fresh air
yes
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I agree they danced around it talk about not coming close to a answer. We may never know
Can you give us an example of what would have been an appropriate response or at least tell us what elements should be included in an appropriate response?
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I am also a fan of the new tail lights, time to more forward and the new design is a breath of fresh air
I agree...
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UGLY AS HELL...

I'll stick to my '07 ZO6-
That is all.
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Well maybe now they can ask about the radio **** and screen. It finally dawned on me
what it looks like. An ETCH A SKETCH. That part does not look upscale.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etch_A_Sketch
And what exactly does this have to do with the tail lights and why do you continue to do nothing but troll threads in this section?

I think everybody gets it...you don't like the C7. The simple solution is for you to not buy one and stop whining in every thread about it.
S.
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The back end looks good till you get to the lower section.

By the time they've worked the kinks out, we might get an ''aero tune'' that restyles that lower section.

Certainly the aftermarket will have a fix.

Which might just be about the time I get one new

The afterburner tail lights have really grown on me. The lower bumper still has not. Doubt it ever will, I'll probably be feeling this way with this particular bumper the way I felt about the C5 and 92-96 C4's back ends. Complete wasted opportunity.
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Oh neat! More snide comments about liking/disliking the taillights.
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Oh neat! More snide comments about liking/disliking the taillights.
Oh neat! Someone who has absolutely nothing to contribute posting absolutely nothing to the thread
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Oh neat! Someone who has absolutely nothing to contribute posting absolutely nothing to the thread
Like you just did.

I think the shape of the tail lights are ok, they're just way too big.
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