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Old 12-02-2008, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by lt4obsesses View Post
GM is not going to drop the Vette.

On the political rant, The American economy is fueled by sales, not tax credits and bailouts. If they want to boost the economy, forget the Wallstreet welfare program and give the 900 kagillion dollars to us so we can pay the mortgages and buy stuff. JMHO

i agree with most of your main point there, but i think there may be a subtle point that needs to be addressed; a very large amount of jobs are tied up in GM. if GM was to go under, there would not be any easy way for all those jobless people to find work in other places. if you want to keep getting people to spend money, you'll need a source of income.
i think the ideal scenario would be for GM to be bought out by another large automaker, and for them to cut down a bunch of their vehicle lines, like GMC, Pontiac, Buick, and Saab.

anywho, as far as the C7: i hope they build one! america needs a flagship car!
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:06 PM
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I heard it might be a 6 cyclinder engine.

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Old 12-16-2008, 11:44 AM
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While people were at the ball game foreigners have been allowed to buy up much of this country already. There's no reason to believe there aren't more of them who would jump at the chance to ****** up a much revered moniker like Corvette. Now go back to sleep. Everything is under control.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:28 PM
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If dumping the Corvette line would save UAW workers pensions, I say quit building them right now.

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Forget UAW workers pensions. Let these employees learn how to save money without relying on GM, like the rest of Americans have to do. I'd rather have the Corvette.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:59 PM
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I agree with ajrubincpa. And, let's not forget that part of GM's problem is GMAC, they should stick to making cars.
Bottom line, I want to hold onto my C5, just in case.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:03 PM
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Personally, I think it's time for a new design. And engine options like it used to be in the 60's. All V8's , but of different sizes and output. That way, we can still opt for a little economy along with our performance.
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Personally, I think it's time for a new design. And engine options like it used to be in the 60's. All V8's , but of different sizes and output. That way, we can still opt for a little economy along with our performance.

Better yet let us order the Corvette like we would want it without all the electronics, power windows, locks just with a engine in there like in the early 60's with lots of room under that hood and excellent accessibility.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:49 PM
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Better yet let us order the Corvette like we would want it without all the electronics, power windows, locks just with a engine in there like in the early 60's with lots of room under that hood and excellent accessibility.
We went to the moon in the 60's and havent been able to go since. Do you know why? Reverse engineering.
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We went to the moon in the 60's and havent been able to go since. Do you know why? Reverse engineering.
Who needs the moon when you can have the universe.
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Originally Posted by radarmagnet View Post
Personally, I think it's time for a new design. And engine options like it used to be in the 60's. All V8's , but of different sizes and output. That way, we can still opt for a little economy along with our performance.
If you want a little economy -buy used and support the resale price.

Degrading the Corvette image helps no one. Preservation is key.

Corvette survived on its exclusivity and built the legend on it.

Your idea is something that chrysler would think to do.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by blznsdl View Post
If you want a little economy -buy used and support the resale price.



Your idea is something that chrysler would think to do.

or ford with the remake of the thunderbird!!!!
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even if gm went under tomorrow, the corvette name would have no problems being bought shortly after. Think about it... if gm closes the doors on vette, and goes bankrupt, and you write a letter to GM and say... i want to purchase the corvette name for 10,000 dollars.... why would they say no?? The reality is... you and about 500 other people will be writing the same letter, and the highest bidder will win obviously... and the corvette would continue. In all honesty, if corvette changed hands from GM to some new private company, it wouldnt be a bad thing... kind of like an NFL team that gets a new haed coach... you take all that you knew before, and some new leader comes along and adds more to the pie.

GM does a great job with the vette. If GM starts budget cutting and skimping out on dong great research for the next vette (which i doubt they will skimp on) but if they do... id hope they sell the vette name off to another company before they take it down the tubes. I love vette, always been the best bang for the buck when it comes to going fast.
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[QUOTE=TCW;1567850259]If dumping the Corvette line would save UAW workers pensions, I say quit building them right now.

Tom[/QUOTE You have no grasp of the problem--sorry
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