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Old 05-05-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Overall liking the C7, couple annoyances. I was very surprised that with all the features that come with the base C7, Chevy did NOT include a garage door opener? In 2014, it's hard to imagine a $54,000 car does not have this standard? They gave us back up camera but forgot we need to open the garage doors to pull in? Really cheesy that I have to put a garage door remote on my Visor...so 1990's. Passengers marvel at the car and then ask me why I have an old garage door remote on my visor...

Should you really need a 2LT package to get garage door opener? My daughters Mazda 3 has garage door openers for $19,000 car.

I also just noticed the passenger door is rubbing against the front fender when opening the door...not thrilled about that. I pray that the guy who has to realign the door does not chip any paint. I know how hard it is to align and hang doors. This issue seems to pop up with some other C7 owners.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:13 PM   #2
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more bitching...nothing is changing...so get it fixed...

so much bitching here...all the time.....

gets really old on this small sh**....
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:16 PM   #3
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Obviously will...feedback is good for first year model cars- that's how things get fixed for other buyers after us!


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more bitching...nothing is changing...so get it fixed...

so much bitching here...all the time.....

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Old 05-05-2014, 05:24 PM   #4
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Things optional on a $280K Ferrari 458 spider

Power seats ($3500)
Power mirrors ($1800)
Powered steering wheel adjustment ($1200)
Cruise control ($1100)
Sat radio ($1500)
Homelink garage door opener ($1200)
Ipod connector ($1000) *NOTE -- they still don't have bluetooth streaming so you have to buy a $1000 cable that probably costed 5 bucks.

When I bought the C7 I was shocked at how much was standard. The 3LT package is expensive by Vette standards but it's a bargain on any other 2 seat sports car in the world.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:25 PM   #5
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I have the 2LT and never setup the garage opener so I still have the old style button on my visor
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
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Hi All,

Overall liking the C7, couple annoyances. I was very surprised that with all the features that come with the base C7, Chevy did NOT include a garage door opener? In 2014, it's hard to imagine a $54,000 car does not have this standard? They gave us back up camera but forgot we need to open the garage doors to pull in? Really cheesy that I have to put a garage door remote on my Visor...so 1990's. Passengers marvel at the car and then ask me why I have an old garage door remote on my visor...

Should you really need a 2LT package to get garage door opener? My daughters Mazda 3 has garage door openers for $19,000 car.

I also just noticed the passenger door is rubbing against the front fender when opening the door...not thrilled about that. I pray that the guy who has to realign the door does not chip any paint. I know how hard it is to align and hang doors. This issue seems to pop up with some other C7 owners.
YEA!!!!! Not only did I get the Homelink opener with my 2LT, I had to go out and buy - ON MY OWN DIME!!! - an adapter to allow it to work with my older Wayne Dalton opener!

Man, you'd think GM would supply that for free!!!!!!
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:28 PM   #7
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Thanks Slappy, feeling better already about my Liftmaster remote on the visor! LOL

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I have the 2LT and never setup the garage opener so I still have the old style button on my visor
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:32 PM   #8
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You know you can buy a OEM visor with the Homelink and change it out yourself for about $140.

That's what I'm doing plus the Z51 sway bars.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:34 PM   #9
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It's always a good idea to read the equipment list before buying a new car. By doing this I learned that I had to order 2LT on my C5 to get the telescoping wheel I needed and on my C6 to get the head up display I wanted and on the C7 to get ventilated seats for no more driving with a wet back.

It really doesn't take long to read the option list, then there are no surprises later
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:35 PM   #10
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faninc,

I believe I saw one of the forum vendors selling the visor with remote as a separate part. I think it was GMPartsHouse. Much cheaper than the 2LT option!

I have a few items on my "I can't believe they didn't put this on a $70,000 car list" :

backup sensors
forward sensors
blind spot indicators
(I would have given up Onstar for these instead)

wheel well "flaps" (yeah, I bought them)
locking wheel lugs (on my 3LT Vert!) (quick fix - talked the dealer into free gift, after the sale)
led trunk lights and license plate lights (quick fix <$20)

On the other hand, on my "what they did put in that's great" list

NPP
power roof on 'Vert (remote on UP would've been a great idea)
overall styling and design impact
auto tilt down mirrors
NPP
460 HP
seat belts that are easily cinch-able
NPP

Enjoy your Vette,
Ed

edit: slow typer.... AFVETTE beat me to it!
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:35 PM   #11
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Sorry OP , I bet you thought you were going to get some sympathy . You are obviously a newcomer to the corvette and welcome . Why not check out the options before you bought the car . I happen to think the corvette 1LT is a bargain and has alot of great features . My 2Lt camaro had headsup and the garage door opener at 31k . You can't compare apples to oranges . Try to enjoy the car .....
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:40 PM   #12
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Really, those crooks at GM and Chevrolet should put more standard equipment on the base model and raise the price to cover it.

Oh, wait, that's not what you meant? You want more for less? You could buy a Mazda 3 like your daughter's if it's so much better. I'm sure there's a bitchin' Mazda 3 forum too. And Mazda 3 shows, clubs and cruises. If there isn't a Mazda 3 museum you could start one.

I have the 3LT package. And a garage door opener clipped on the visor.

1%er problems really suck.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:51 PM   #13
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Thanks Steve...guess you did not read the part about: overall I like the car! If I wanted a Mazda 3, I would have bought one- thanks for the great insight you provided.



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Really, those crooks at GM and Chevrolet should put more standard equipment on the base model and raise the price to cover it.

Oh, wait, that's not what you meant? You want more for less? You could buy a Mazda 3 like your daughter's if it's so much better. I'm sure there's a bitchin' Mazda 3 forum too. And Mazda 3 shows, clubs and cruises. If there isn't a Mazda 3 museum you could start one.

I have the 3LT package. And a garage door opener clipped on the visor.

1%er problems really suck.
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Things optional on a $280K Ferrari 458 spider

Power seats ($3500)
Power mirrors ($1800)
Powered steering wheel adjustment ($1200)
Cruise control ($1100)
Sat radio ($1500)
Homelink garage door opener ($1200)
Ipod connector ($1000) *NOTE -- they still don't have bluetooth streaming so you have to buy a $1000 cable that probably costed 5 bucks.

When I bought the C7 I was shocked at how much was standard. The 3LT package is expensive by Vette standards but it's a bargain on any other 2 seat sports car in the world.
Bob,
This list confirms for me how absolutely BULLETPROOF Ferrari is! Chevrolet would be hung from the highest tree for stuff like the above.

Jimmy
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:04 PM   #15
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Thanks Steve...guess you did not read the part about: overall I like the car! If I wanted a Mazda 3, I would have bought one- thanks for the great insight you provided.
Humor and perspective are wonderful things. Try 'em sometime.

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Old 05-05-2014, 06:29 PM   #17
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more bitching...nothing is changing...so get it fixed...

so much bitching here...all the time.....

gets really old on this small sh**....
Chill !
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:37 PM   #18
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It does not bother me a bit that the 1LT does not come with a garage door opener. Usually the Homelink ones, drive you nuts trying to get them to link up with your garage door opener. I have a Black one button remote that fits snugly on the visor and looks fine.
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I have the 2LT and never setup the garage opener so I still have the old style button on my visor
It is so easy to set up. Just hold your opener next to the home link unit, press the opener and home link buttons and wait for the Home Link lights to blink fast, release buttons your done. That is it. If you have a door opener older than 10 years it is more complex and you will need to refer to the manual.
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I thought the little cubby behind the screen was there to hold the garage door opener... I've had those little visor buttons on my last 5 Corvettes and have yet to set them up once, too much trouble for an old-timer like me...
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