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Old 03-24-2018, 03:30 PM
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My 2016 stingray lt3 started having troubles from the start. TC 2 of them, flexplate, drive shaft, driveshaft clamp. And then it finally ate up my crankshaft and starter. After 148 days in the shop I went Lemon law. That is now all done. No more Corvette.

I really liked the car, but enough is enough.

Thanks to GM Engineering for letting this baloney exist. Even the 2019's have the 8L90.

If a dealer is going to sell Corvettes they need qualified technicians to repair the product.

I wish I had looked at this website before I bought.

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Old 03-24-2018, 03:34 PM
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Wow, that really seems like a lot to go through in the past 2 years. What are you looking to replace it with?
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:36 PM
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id bet the tranny wasn't put back in right
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Even the most reliable car made still has it's lemons from time to time. Sorry you had bad luck with yours but most people on here have not been so unfortunate. If everyone came onto this site and looked at all the posts complaining about their problems and then used that to determine if they wanted one, nobody would buy one. Forums like this always exaggerate the problems and don't focus on the large number of reliable ones that are out there. I only have 1700 miles on mine but it's 100% flawless, I have not had any issues with it at all. Hopefully that continues, but even if it doesn't, I won't let it get me down. I love this car more than any car I've ever owned.
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My 2016 stingray lt3 started having troubles from the start. TC 2 of them, flexplate, drive shaft, driveshaft clamp. And then it finally ate up my crankshaft and starter. After 148 days in the shop I went Lemon law. That is now all done. No more Corvette.

I really liked the car, but enough is enough.

Thanks to GM Engineering for letting this baloney exist. Even the 2019's have the 8L90.

If a dealer is going to sell Corvettes they need qualified technicians to repair the product.

I wish I had looked at this website before I bought.

Good Luck
The C7 has more than average reliability issues. I have owned new Corvettes since the late 80s the most reliable were my two C6s. The C7s racy styling caused me to trade in my 2013 Vert for the Grand Sport and by far the 2017 has been the most problematic Corvette I have ever owned. Good luck in what you decide to purchase as a replacement.

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I'm almost afraid to write this, knock on wood. I have had my 2015 Z06 for over 3 years no and absolutely no problems.

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Its a shame this sort of thing happens. Especially in light of the fact that there actually are some techs that can fix anything, and get it right. Its too bad they are so few and far between.
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Originally Posted by iew View Post
My 2016 stingray lt3 started having troubles from the start. TC 2 of them, flexplate, drive shaft, driveshaft clamp. And then it finally ate up my crankshaft and starter. After 148 days in the shop I went Lemon law. That is now all done. No more Corvette.

I really liked the car, but enough is enough.

Thanks to GM Engineering for letting this baloney exist. Even the 2019's have the 8L90.

If a dealer is going to sell Corvettes they need qualified technicians to repair the product.

I wish I had looked at this website before I bought.

Good Luck
Thank you for sharing your own story here.

You can thank your good fortune for the Texas Lemon Law. That, and that you didn't buy it out-of-Texas.

Hopefully, you were made whole and can move beyond the Lemon and the Dealer. I wish you the best going forward.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:25 PM
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Its a shame this sort of thing happens. Especially in light of the fact that there actually are some techs that can fix anything, and get it right. Its too bad they are so few and far between.
Its not just a tech problem. There are some poorly engineered components that compromise the quality of the car.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:47 PM
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Wow, that really seems like a lot to go through in the past 2 years. What are you looking to replace it with?
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:46 PM
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Same here. I had a 2016 Camaro SS with the 8 speed auto and the TC started shuttering at 3000 miles. I went with the M7 this time in the Vette, so far so good.
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Same here. I had a 2016 Camaro SS with the 8 speed auto and the TC started shuttering at 3000 miles. I went with the M7 this time in the Vette, so far so good.
Same here. 2017 Camaro SS had the TC shudders at 1800 miles. Was never right since. Got my Z51 with m7 now.
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:20 AM
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We've owned 4 new Corvettes (2001, 2006, 2009, now 2017). They have been the most problematic cars we have ever owned, and each new one has been worse than the previous. Except for the 2017, which is still doing well after 10 months/11k miles; keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 03-25-2018, 01:18 AM
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my 2014 z51 A6 no issues. will have it 4 years as of 3-27-2018 2 more days it will be his birthday
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Old 03-25-2018, 01:25 AM
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I just browsed a bmw forum and looked at some of their posts, there are some really unhappy people there. In the 4 years I have owned it I have had no out of pocket expenses for repairs, just lots of mods but I have a big smile on my face with 610 whp.

here is just one post I read
"BMW's are a blast to drive because they have high performance German engines. But that high performance makes them a slightly less reliable and German means they cost more to repair. For your average BMW you'll need to set aside $1,500 a year after the warranty for repairs vs. $450 a year for a Toyota Yaris but what do you want to drive? So, while I don't think that you'll find a BMW (especially the 3 /4 series) unreliable, you will be surprised by the true cost of ownership but it''s a personal decision. A few examples: BMW battery & registration $350 - Toyota $125. BMW oil change $200 - Toyota $100. BMW plugs and coils $550 - Toyota $300. BMW front brakes and sensors $400 Toyota $250. Look at www.repairpal.com for cost estimates.

My personal opinion, I love my 335xi and haven't found a more fun car to drive. It always starts in the AM but does need more TLC than my wife's Honda... not question. But I see the extra cost as worthwhile, while my wife thinks I'm crazy."
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Old 03-25-2018, 01:55 AM
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I could not resist this joke I just saw in the bmw forum



A lady walks into a BMW dealership. She browses around, spots the Top-of-the-line Beemer and walks over to inspect it. As she bends over to feel the fine leather upholstery, she inadvertently breaks Wind. Very embarrassed, she looks around nervously to see if anyone has noticed her little accident and prays that a sales person doesn't pop up right now. As she turns around, her worst nightmare materializes in the form of a salesman standing right behind her. Cool as a cucumber and displaying complete professionalism, the salesman greets the lady With, "Good day, Madame. How may we help you today?" Very uncomfortably, but hoping that the salesman may just not have been there at the time of her accident, she asks, "Sir, what is the price of this lovely vehicle?" He answers, "Madam, if you farted just touching it, you are going to **** yourself when I tell you the price."

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Old 03-25-2018, 02:39 AM
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Just got out of a POS F10 550. Thing chewed thru injectors, coils and plugs, not to mention turbo plumbing.
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I am sorry you had a bad experience with your Vette. No make or model does not experience something similar to what you did. Unfortunately for you, you got a lemon. I sorry this experience is going to keep you from owning another, because I believe they are very good cars. Perfect? No. Fun, reliable, and cheap to maintain? Yes.

I am on my fifth Vette, and have a sixth ordered. I have daily driven my Vettes for 21 years and have driven 275,000 miles on them with basically just fluid changes and a couple of minor maintenance items.

My current '14 has 45,000 miles on it an without any problems.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:33 AM
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Can not blame you for moving on, good luck with your next choice.
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OP is right. Reading on this forum that 2014 A6 tranny or a M7 is the car to have. Iím lucky to have been on this forum 9 months prior to purchase. Do the math. How many C7 Corvettes sold and how many Corvette forum members. Iím guessing only a small number of C7 owners are posting on this forum. That leaves a lot of potential TC issues that we donít here of. Iím a proud owner of a 2014 ( no TC issues ). OP went through a nightmare to have such a great looking comfortable car. Then not be able to drive it. Good luck on new purchase.
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