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I noticed that the analog coolant temp gauge no longer simply hugs what appears to be 220 on the scale. It actually seems to indicate proper engine temp!

Also, a change from 2014 - gotta depress both clutch AND brake in order to crank the engine.......

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Any other observations from the earlier C7? A friend of mine who originally bought a 2014 Stingray and recently traded into a 2019 GS told me he thought the build quality in his 2014 was better. He didn't elaborate, however I thought that was an interesting comment.
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Haven't had the new one long enough (24 hours) to be too detailed in things. Can't say I notice a decrease in build quality at this point...

But fit and finish seem fine and I must say, the new paint - while not perfect - is certainly better than it was on my '14 Z51 (and that was a premium color - Laguna blue). It had WAY more OP
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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
I noticed that the analog coolant temp gauge no longer simply hugs what appears to be 220 on the scale. It actually seems to indicate proper engine temp!

Also, a change from 2014 - gotta depress both clutch AND brake in order to crank the engine.......
Congrats on getting you car.

Yes, my 2019 GS is the same, you need to depress both brake and clutch now to start. Also, take note if your AC feels cooler in Auto mode. My 2017 required me to set it at 67/68 in order to feel 72. Now 72 feels accurate in the new car. One more, the gas cap unlock mechanism no longer clicks three times when you open the driver door, it just make a single motorized whirring noise. I wonder if they changed out the gas cap locking mechanism. Lastly, check out the Track mode cluster display and set it to performance mode. It is supposedly a new layout that provides a bunch of info all on the same page and it looks cool.

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Congrats on getting you car.

Yes, my 2019 GS is the same, need to depress both break and clutch now to start. Also, take note if your AC feels cooler in Auto mode. My 2017 required me to set it at 67/68 in order to feel 72. Now 72 feels accurate in the new car. One more, not the gas cap unlock mechanism. It no longer clicks three times when you open the driver door, it just make a single motorized whirring noise. I wonder if they changed out the gas cap locking mechanism. Lastly, check out the Track mode cluster display and set it to performance mode. It is supposedly a new layout that provides a bunch of info all on the same page and it looks cool.
Haven't noticed the HVAC change yet but will check that out

RE fuel door - I did notice that too (my first fill!)

And I only started playing with new display goodies - pickup up car yesterday, dropped it off today for 2 days of clear bra and window tint install.
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Originally Posted by MSG C5 View Post
Any other observations from the earlier C7? A friend of mine who originally bought a 2014 Stingray and recently traded into a 2019 GS told me he thought the build quality in his 2014 was better. He didn't elaborate, however I thought that was an interesting comment.
Strange comment. I had the 2014 Still have a 2015, and a 2017. The 15 was better the 14 and the 17 is better than the 15 and The 19 I may get soon should be the best one!
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Originally Posted by falcon5619 View Post
Lastly, check out the Track mode cluster display and set it to performance mode. It is supposedly a new layout that provides a bunch of info all on the same page and it looks cool.
I drive with it like this....I like having all the info on one screen.....
In my 2017 the graphs were horizontal....in the 2019 they are vertical....and battery volts is missing from that page now...
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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
I noticed that the analog coolant temp gauge no longer simply hugs what appears to be 220 on the scale. It actually seems to indicate proper engine temp!

Also, a change from 2014 - gotta depress both clutch AND brake in order to crank the engine.......
Hey Ken did you start a thread announcing tour new baby? With pics? Please tell me you didnít forget.
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Hey Ken did you start a thread announcing tour new baby? With pics? Please tell me you didn’t forget.
As my new ride is a GS, I figured I'd let Skid Row Joe start that new thread, bitching about the configuration

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Did you get 3LT LOL
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As my new ride is a GS, I figured I'd let Skid Row Joe start that new thread, bitching about the configuration
Yeah heís hating me double time because I have a GS and a 1LT.
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Originally Posted by Zjoe6 View Post


Yeah heís hating me double time because I have a GS and a 1LT.
And I'm sure you're just losing sleep over it every night!
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And I'm sure you're just losing sleep over it every night!
Oh yeah.
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Originally Posted by Zjoe6 View Post


Yeah heís hating me double time because I have a GS and a 1LT.

Oh man, his head is going to explode!
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Did you get 3LT LOL
Didn't get a 1LT either
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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
Didn't get a 1LT either
Yeah, a 1LT is stripped. It doesnít even have wheel wells.
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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post

But fit and finish seem fine and I must say, the new paint - while not perfect - is certainly better than it was on my '14 Z51 (and that was a premium color - Laguna blue). It had WAY more OP
This is another thing that will make Joe's head explode, as he used to swear up and down that the paint jobs from the old paint shop were exactly the same quality as the ones coming out of the new facility. That seems to be a fight he's given up on lately, he does his trolling in other ways here now.
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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
As my new ride is a GS, I figured I'd let Skid Row Joe start that new thread, bitching about the configuration
LOL!
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Are we having fun yet?

PS: Hey Ken gotta pic? Let us see this beauty.

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Originally Posted by Zjoe6 View Post
Are we having fun yet?

PS: Hey Ken gotta pic? Let us see this beauty.
Already posted in the ELBM thread:

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...post1598331055
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