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Old 11-14-2015, 08:54 AM
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What's wrong with my 2014 A6 C7? I went for a long ride last weekend. Probably the last before winter closes in. I stomped it to pass a truck and in seconds was at 173Km/hr. It snarled and growled and ran great, as it has since I purchased it in May 2014. As per usual head's turned, thumbs were raised and I was pleased as hell! What's wrong with this car that it runs so great? Have a great and short winter!
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Old 11-14-2015, 09:25 AM
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Don't tell Consumer Reports magazine or some of the other bashers of the C7.
They would never believe you, enjoy the beast.
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What's wrong with my 2014 A6 C7. I went for a long ride last weekend. Probably the last before winter is closes in. I stomped it to pass a truck and in seconds was at 173Km/hr. It snarled and growled and ran great, as it has since I purchased it in May 2014. As per usual head's turned, thumbs were raised and I was pleased as hell! What's wrong with this car that it runs so great? Have a great and short winter!
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Must suck to be there .............. Sunny, mid 70's here in my part of TX In fact, as soon as I finish this cup of coffee, I'm out the door .........
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My car has the same problem as the OP!

(and i couldn't be happier)
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The problem with my 2014 C7 A6 is the loose nut behind the wheel.....
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WOW!! I hear ya. It is a constant battle with me not to get into a road race. I was severely challenged by a 911S and just had to grit my teeth not to go for it. But better, responsible thoughts prevailed. And the nut holding the wheel was TIGHT!!
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The problem with my 2014 C7 A6 is the loose nut behind the wheel.....
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WOW!! I hear ya. It is a constant battle with me not to get into a road race. I was severely challenged by a 911S and just had to grit my teeth not to go for it. But better, responsible thoughts prevailed. And the nut holding the wheel was TIGHT!!
I actually drive it like a little old lady. Occasionally I do the "freeway launch" and I've had it up to about 110 on the way to Vegas but that's about it. But it sure is nice to have all that power on tap in case you do need it.
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Must suck to be there .............. Sunny, mid 70's here in my part of TX In fact, as soon as I finish this cup of coffee, I'm out the door .........
Yeh, but you should see the smile on my face that first spring day when the vette goes back on the road!
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What's wrong with my 2014 A6 C7? I went for a long ride last weekend. Probably the last before winter closes in. I stomped it to pass a truck and in seconds was at 173Km/hr. It snarled and growled and ran great, as it has since I purchased it in May 2014. As per usual head's turned, thumbs were raised and I was pleased as hell! What's wrong with this car that it runs so great? Have a great and short winter!
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Similar experiance yesterday! Was in Chicago at a Show for a week, only drove in cabs and busses. Took the Vette out and on the way home on a rural straight road, only farm fields on either side, shifted out of 3rd near redline! Don't mean to rub it in but will be doing that most winter days when above 50, which it is most often!
Won't tell consumers report my Septermber 2013 build was only back for service once, the month I picked it up to have the dif fluid level checked per GM request. It was fine! Have done all other needed oil changes etc myself.

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You have big problems.Sounds about the same as mine.
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Originally Posted by MikeyTX View Post
Must suck to be there .............. Sunny, mid 70's here in my part of TX In fact, as soon as I finish this cup of coffee, I'm out the door .........
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Yeh, but you should see the smile on my face that first spring day when the vette goes back on the road!
I know what you mean, just like getting a new Vette all over again, especially after you hit that start button.
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Old 11-14-2015, 10:23 PM
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I have a sickness myself..I can't stop driving the c7...and it's mid November in the northeast!! 50's the next couple of days... I hear revs..many high revs...
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Bluefinn. Love having an automatic C7, an A8. I don't use the paddles, just the gas peddle.
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I had a similar experience driving through a piece of flat and empty prairie highway late this summer. Saw the north side of 200kph! Like someone else said, it might be a problem with a loose nut behind the wheel!

Every single time I drive it, I love this car!

Except now it is put to bed for the winter...

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What's wrong with my 2014 A6 C7? I went for a long ride last weekend. Probably the last before winter closes in. I stomped it to pass a truck and in seconds was at 173Km/hr. It snarled and growled and ran great, as it has since I purchased it in May 2014. As per usual head's turned, thumbs were raised and I was pleased as hell! What's wrong with this car that it runs so great? Have a great and short winter!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:30 AM
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I live in central Texas, so I will have the opportunity to wonder what is wrong with my car a lot. As with the other poor cars,here it ticks, whines, shaking in the drive way. Only way that I have been able to stop any of these things is to put my foot on the go petal.....seems to stop all the noises. Except for the NPP....maybe the exhaust is covering up the sounds. LOL
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:44 AM
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Forecast high today in Central South Carolina is 61 degrees and I am taking off at noon for a four hour Adams Polishes clinic with my local Corvette Club. It WILL be "top down" there and back with a couple of opportunities for "pedal to the metal" both ways....
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What's wrong with my 2014 A6 C7? I went for a long ride last weekend. Probably the last before winter closes in. I stomped it to pass a truck and in seconds was at 173Km/hr. It snarled and growled and ran great, as it has since I purchased it in May 2014. As per usual head's turned, thumbs were raised and I was pleased as hell! What's wrong with this car that it runs so great? Have a great and short winter!
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:05 PM
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Took her for the final drive today and she snarled and growled and snapped at every other car on the road. Cleaned her up and put her to bed for the winter. 6C and no snow but predictions are for colder weather and I wanted a final wash.Name:  Ready_For_Winter 001.jpg
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I had a similar experience this morning on my drive to work - some punk kid in a Civic Si thought he was all that. Well, apparently my car wanted rice for breakfast...
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