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Old 12-10-2018, 10:36 PM
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I am a C5 person thinking about moving up. My question is: are there multiply problems with the first year C7's ? I remember 1963's and 1968's had tough teething pains as first year models. 84's and 97's were no walk in the park either.

I figure after a couple three years most of the built in problems have been worked out, am I smoking the wrong stuff or is that mostly true ? Thanks, Bob

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Old 12-10-2018, 11:05 PM
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Me thinks you have some reading to do in C7 General
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:41 PM
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Surprisingly enough, the 2014 has been one of the least problematic years of the generation.
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wouldn't you think that if there were any problems with a '14 all those concerns would've been addressed under warranty by the previous owner(s) by now? No major problems plagued the '14s, they are bulletproof.
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Love My 14...just a battery replacement..Buy one..!
I don't think you will regret it.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:08 AM
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I understand. I wait until the 5th production year.

Being in my 8th decade, if I were in the market for a C8... I'd probably be dead before I'd risk THAT!
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Surprisingly enough, the 2014 has been one of the least problematic years of the generation.
The 2014 has had the fewest problems, mostly due to the A6 in 2014 vs the A8 in 2015 and up. My 2014 is a daily driver and has been flawless.
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:24 AM
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Nothing like the disasters of the 1st year C4 & C5. Those were admitted fails from General Motors themselves. Anyone who tells you different, doesn't know their Corvette history.

.By the time the C6 was released, I was so uninterested in the Corvette brand I could not have cared less about what they were building.

. The C7 is a complete and total departure in every way from any previous Corvette.

.I'd be uninterested in buying any C7 out of 3/36 factory warranty, or, any C7 with more than 15K miles on it. Many repairs will be costly on C7s.
Better be prepared for that beforehand.



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Old 12-11-2018, 06:05 AM
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My 2014 only had one warranty issue, that was an alignment. Other than that it was trouble free for the 4 years and 2.5 months I owned it. It was a M7 car, 3LT, Z51 with mag ride and NPP.

My 18 Grand Sport is also a 3LT, M7 car. In the 8.5 months I have had it, it has had two warranty repairs, leaking top which was gasket installed wrong at factory. Then the head liner coming loose.
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Tell us more about the C-5 first year woes (1997), Joe.
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
Nothing like the disasters of the 1st year C4 & C5. Those were admitted fails from General Motors themselves. Anyone who tells you different, doesn't know their Corvette history.
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You're the one that has no clue Joe. The C5 didn't suffer from first year problems at all like the C4 did. How would you even have a clue about anything C4, C5 or C6 related anyhow? You have only owned a C3 and a C7, and both for a very brief period of time. So you really aren't experienced enough in the Corvette world to provide any useful information of any kind.
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:28 PM
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I love my ‘14 also. Zero problems!
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I can save you some time as I did my homework and a lot of C7 research. I bought my very lightly used 14' last August. Get one, you will love it.
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I can save you some time as I did my homework and a lot of C7 research. I bought my very lightly used 14' last August. Get one, you will love it.
- I bought a 2014 Z51 / 3LT and I have never been happier. I had an 02 C5 Vert and thought I could never love a car more...well drive a C7 and your opinion will change like mine did. The car has been bulletproof. Only thing I can offer as a "watch-out" is that a few folks have posted over heating issues. Some say its the fans that go bad, others have stated minor coolant leaks. Something to look for when your test drive it. Make sure you drive it for more than 10 or 15 min - really test drive it. Now that doesn't mean drag race it - cause the over heat problem occurred mostly during normal / easy driving conditions but you need to give it time for the car to warm up.

Best of Luck!
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I've kept up to speed on most of the C7 threads over the past few years and can say the MY14 is solid. Plus it has the A6 which has been bullet proof. My recommendation...pull the trigger.
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You're the one that has no clue Joe. The C5 didn't suffer from first year problems at all like the C4 did. How would you even have a clue about anything C4, C5 or C6 related anyhow? You have only owned a C3 and a C7, and both for a very brief period of time. So you really aren't experienced enough in the Corvette world to provide any useful information of any kind.
LOL, I was trying to be nice, to a person who obviously knows nothing about C-5s.
Sometimes Joe might consider letting people think him a fool,, rather than making posts that prove it.
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My 2014 C7 is magnificent. Best car I have ever owned and drive it every chance I get. Being 69 years old and 43 years in military/civilian service, it takes a lot to make me go wheee. Except when I get in the Corvette.
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I looked at it another way: any 2014 problems have already been identified and documented around here.
Problems with an '17 or '18 might not show up for another year.

So far only three small issues with mine:
Cargo clip broke - could have been user error, I sourced a bag of three clips on eBay for $25
XM antenna failed - very rare, fixed for $20 with an aftermarket unit
Lumbar and side bolsters on driver's seat don't hold pressure - a few random reports about it, the part is under $200 but labor is difficult

My C7 was used and currently has 21K on it. I have no idea if the previous owner had any issues but maintenance records showed nothing noteworthy.
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LOL, I was trying to be nice, to a person who obviously knows nothing about C-5s.
Sometimes Joe might consider letting people think him a fool,, rather than making posts that prove it.
Skid Marks Joe proves he's a fool EVERY time he posts about a previous generation Corvette. Very consistant....

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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
Nothing like the disasters of the 1st year C4 & C5. Those were admitted fails from General Motors themselves. Anyone who tells you different, doesn't know their Corvette history

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Did you not forget the biggest 1st yr disaster-the 1968 C3?
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