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Old 02-07-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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What in your opinion is the rival or rival's for the new 2014 C7 Stingray?
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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Zonda, Veyron, Miata.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:29 PM   #4
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Mustang...poor mans performance car... Do not tell me about Shelbys. I said Mustang..
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #6
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Mustang...poor mans performance car... Do not tell me about Shelbys. I said Mustang..
Mustang rival is Camaro.

C7 v Ferrari for looks and performance. Ferrari has no peer in Price
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #7
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Depends on what the buyer can afford. For buyers who can't afford much more than a C7, the competition will be BMW Z4, Audi TTS or TTRS or Porsche Cayman.

For buyers who can afford better, the competition will be Porsche 911.
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Mustang - the German, Italians British are far above a corvette. Corvette is
constantly trying to be like them and comparing itself to them, its a wannabe
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For a guy like me who's not into any foreign car, there really isn't any...
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:06 PM   #10
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Mustang - the German, Italians British are far above a corvette. Corvette is
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You have no clue what you're talking about!!! Obviously you don't like the C7 but don't make ignorant comments.

In fact I see that most of your posts are negative in general towards everything. You seem to be suffering from depression or just a major Debbie Downer!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:08 PM   #11
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Mustang - the German, Italians British are far above a corvette. Corvette is
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GM designers have their head in the clouds, instead of designing a car as it's own, they consistantly try adding parts of other cars or out right copying designs to make the look. I guess it takes less time to copy something then make it it's own! Hell, they only had 7 years! Yes, no matter what they will always be someone that doesn't like it - OK.

The smarter of the 3 on Top Gear, said it best "GM, always gets close, but falls short at the end. It wouldn't take that much more effort to make the Corvette a true supercar, but history and GM have shown it won't happen."

It's the little things that could but won't be improved, but GM's attitude seems to be "take it or leave it."

I've seen threads wondering if GM is listen to the people on the forum that buy their cars, I don't think so, to many egos and Union BS @ GM.

I like the basic concept of the C7, but not the finished product, that isn't even finished yet. I surely WOULD NOT BUY THE BASE MODEL!

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I am with you! I read these threads and wonder if people truly feel that negative about a Corvette or just jealous that they can't buy one. How can a car be so terrible and be in continuous production for 60 plus years!!!!!!!
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GM designers have their head in the clouds, instead of designing a car as it's own, they consistantly try adding parts of other cars or out right copying designs to make the look. I guess it takes less time to copy something then make it it's own! Hell, they only had 7 years! Yes, no matter what they will always be someone that doesn't like it - OK.

The smarter of the 3 on Top Gear, said it best "GM, always gets close, but falls short at the end. It wouldn't take that much more effort to make the Corvette a true supercar, but history and GM have shown it won't happen."

It's the little things that could but won't be improved, but GM's attitude seems to be "take it or leave it."

I've seen threads wondering if GM is listen to the people on the forum that buy their cars, I don't think so, to many egos and Union BS @ GM.

I like the basic concept of the C7, but not the finished product, that isn't even finished yet. I surely WOULD NOT BUY THE BASE MODEL!
I think the 335i forum is next door for the 20 year old kids that like all the drama and arguing back and forth and complaining......Lets keep the C7 forum as a decent respectable suite for all of us to communicate ......otherwise , they should create a separate drop down menu....C7 Haters Forum.....LOL
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I'm not clear on what you mean. The Corvette has beat every single one of those brands you named at Laguna Seca, is far less twitchy, far more predictable, and now finally has an interior that at least approaches the European league.

Toss in that the Corvette is often priced anywhere between 40% to 60% less than those same cars, exactly how is the C7 going to be a wannabe?

Wannabe in snob appeal? Possibly. Wannabe in performance or price point? Not hardly.

So again, other than snobbery, how exactly is the C7 a wannabe? Just curious. Maybe I'm missing your point.
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Porsche 911 from a marketing perspective and Ferrari and Lambo from a design perspective.
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Mustang...poor mans performance car... Do not tell me about Shelbys. I said Mustang..

Seriously?
The only way to compare apples-to-apples is to compare to the $54k base MSRP GT500, and even that's not even a reasonable comparison.
Chevy is shooting for Mustang with the Camaro, not Corvette.
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