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Old 07-18-2008, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jschindler View Post
Let's be honest, the C6 is just a tarted up C5. If anyone dissagrees with me, just look at all of the basic components of the car and prove me wrong.

What this means is that the car is actually probably a lot cheaper to produce than we might think. I can see continued evolution of the current platform with another "tarting up". They can probably maintain current levels of performance with significant gains in economy by going to direct injection and DOD.

No question that we are in some difficult times, but I really think the Corvette can soldier on in a similar state that its currently in. I think they can continue to tweak the interior and exterior styling, add features like a killer surround sound stereo, cooled seats etc and keep selling in numbers that will allow it to continue as a profitable business model. The numbers may go down for a few years, but that has happened before.

Honestly, I will very likely continue to buy a new one every two or three years even if it does continue on as I've described above.

By the way, your red C6 and the cashmere interior is AWESOME!
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by maxp View Post
why the bias against the Japanese but not the Germans?


Yes, I would prefer the quality of Japanese over a German made auto.
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ditto
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by runutzzzzz View Post
Comeon turbos! Watch the warranty claims sky rocket!
why because GM has set up their other tubo engines so of you up the boost the TB will not open all the way. tried it on a turboed HHR
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 426 Hemi View Post
I was kind of thinking the samething. Some were calling the C6 a C5.5 back when they came out.

That means if the C7 is just a refinement of the C6 then the basic design will be going back to '97. Wow.
that BS as i owned 3 new C-5s and 2 new C-6s and there is big difference between the C-5 and C-6
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:08 PM
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Say the man in the old A$$ C5... Keep using your motorola brick phone.

Originally Posted by Wicked C5 View Post
This is true the C5 was suppose to come out in 1993 but was delayed



Again true but look there are still new 2006's and 2007 on dealer lot's not to mention the 8000 2008's out there. Allocations are based on sales from dealers C6 sales are not even close to being as good as a the C5's. There are alot less buyers for a 70k+ Z06 C6 is 2009 then there were for a 52k C5 Z06 in 2002.

Used C5's had much better resale value then the C6's that says everything.




Yes the Corvette is somewhat profitable but in the big picture for GM it is very small. 20k to 30k a year production just isn't enough to change things for GM. For them to retool for a C7 is very costly and will be delayed just like the C5 was when it came out. There will be huge changes at GM and unless gas goes back down to $2.50 a gallon the future is very unknown for Corvette and GM
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With all due respect.
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Plans for the C-7 have been put on hold along with the Camaro convertible and the CTS Coupe. They may also sell the AC Delco line of parts.
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In plans presented in Washington this week, GM plans to keep Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, and Cadillac.

At least Chevrolet is planned to survive. If GM survives, that is.
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if they diecide to stop making Z06's i'll personally start a nation wide boycott
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