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I hate to break it to you, this is how the C7 will be remembered

 
Old 04-26-2019, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Mcrider View Post
I had to laugh at the responses to the OP's post. He stated an opinion and then the internet trolls pile on with personal comments.

Their are 9000 or so unsold C7's on the market right now and a number of recall notices out for the car. The discounts being offered are getting ridiculous and the cars still sit on the lots. A local dealer made me an offer on my 2011 GS to trade on a 2018 C7 and the difference in the money they wanted wasn't that great considering the C7 GS was 8 years newer with no miles on it. He told me they could sell a C6 immediately because they have a waiting list of potential owners.

The C7 has a reputation for problems and all one has to do is read the endless reviews online.Car and Driver's first review of the C7 deemed it "very fun to drive, very capable, but unreliable".

Let's not even talk about the huge problem with the wheels and not covered by warranty.

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...t-reliability/

Overall, Car and Driver's assessment of "its mid-engine replacement C8 can't come soon enough." could be the epitaph on the legacy of the C7.
I have to laugh at the delusional thinking that people on this sight think they can sell to the rest of us.....Waiting list for used C6??? Sure and it is almost as big as the waiting list for Bridges into Brooklyn. My 2008 C6 Z06 (which I loved by the way) sadly sat at the dealership I traded it into for over 6 months. After that they took it to auction and it was bought for less than what they paid me, to a guy who rents space from a friend of mine. (that is how I know what he bought it for). If that is not enough delusion this guy then goes on to say that C7s are sitting on dealers floors, as if to say these cars do not sell. Well sure some dealers mark them up way to high and there may be a lull in sales due to the new C8 coming soon, but the C7 corvette has outsold every other generation including the C6. This guy then goes on to talk about car and drivers review of a C7 Grandsport. While they did go through lots of bent wheels.....I would love to hear about all the much more expensive exotic cars that warranty wheel damage. My friend with a Lambo Diablo would be especially interested since he had to spend $8k to replace just one of his damaged wheels after hitting a pot hole. The dealership told him that if he can afford the car he can certainly afford the new wheel. The final result of C&Ds long term test is basically they loved everything about the car but the wheels, though they admit that the roads in Michigan where they tested the car were in very bad shape after a rough winter. The biggest reliability issue was a squeaky rear hatch that was fixed with a little silicon spray on the rubber gasket...and of course bent wheels.

The real issue with bent wheels is not a defect in the car, it is a defect in our roads. Our roads are getting worse and worse. No car with low profile tires will do well with pot holes and I have spent a small fortune on wheels over the years. I now get the insurance and that solves the issue....that and basically driving like I am on an obstacle course to avoid pot holes. I know McRider probably bent some wheels, but he blames that on the car and that is like blaming the beach for a sun burn. Low profile tires help cars handle great, but they don't handle pot holes and that is true if you drive a Toyota 86 or a Bugatti Veyron. It is simple psychics.
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I can see I need to head home and give my two girls some love!
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I can see I need to head home and give my two girls some love!
There was nothing wrong with the cars you own. Hell the First ZR1s were amazing cars in their day, as is the new ZR1 today. The only version of the C4 that was bad was the 1984. It was a new platform and the bugs had not been worked out well at all. But like all generations they got better and better and by the time they got to your years they were at the top of their game. Enjoy the girls and treat them well.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:30 AM
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The C4 was a great car for it's time. I liked my '85 Z51 4+3.




Originally Posted by Mcrider View Post
... and a number of recall notices out for the car. The discounts being offered are getting ridiculous and the cars still sit on the lots.
A number of recalls .... Huh?

Seeing discounts at the end of a model run is very common. Were C6s going for MSRP after the C7 was announced?

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The C7 has a reputation for problems
Huh? I get it, you have a C6 and you don't want to pay the upgrade tax.

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There was nothing wrong with the cars you own. Hell the First ZR1s were amazing cars in their day, as is the new ZR1 today. The only version of the C4 that was bad was the 1984. It was a new platform and the bugs had not been worked out well at all. But like all generations they got better and better and by the time they got to your years they were at the top of their game. Enjoy the girls and treat them well.
Yes when I as in the Navy my buddy had a 84' "Crossfire" injected C4, I had a 87' 5.7 IROC TPI. I beat him off the line and to the next light every time. But his car did handle well for the time, I think it was like the first factory Vette to pull 1.0g on the skidpad. Pretty good for 84'. A lot of people liked using the 86-88' C4 for autocross as it had a the low end L98 TPI tq and a stiff frame that handled the curves well.

Kind of stupid of people to say this how something will be remembered compared to something today. What I remember of the C4, especially the ZR1 was that it was sleek, had 400+ hp, and was King of the Hill until the 02' C5 Z06 came out....and they were about tied in performance.

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Old 04-26-2019, 12:59 PM
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Oh and by the way I owned a 1984 C4....I have actually owned at least one of every generation. The 1984 came a a bit of a surprise as I had bid on an auction for a garage full of Municipal surplus. There was a nice welder sitting right out in the open so I bid on the lot and won it for $500.00. The auction said you had to take everything so I brought a dumpster for the junk. That cost me another $300. As I rummaged through the junk I saw there was a car under a bunch of empty boxes. as I cleared them off it turned out to be a 1984 Corvette that the police had confiscated from a drug dealer. It was in fairly rough shape but I fixed it up and drove it for a while then sold it. It did handle well but there is a reason I was so familiar with the flooding and bad dash module.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Stripeknight View Post
I hate to break it to you but when the new revolutionary Ferrari like C8 is released, this is the model of vette that C7's will most likely remembered and compared against in about 2 years, some folks probably won't even know the difference between the two models (C4 & C7) once the C8 hits the streets:
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When (if) the time comes for me to trade my C7Z for a C8, I will remember it as 650HP of kick-***, manual shifting, full driving engagement fun!



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The c7 will be remembered as an awesome corvette...the best front engine corvette ever built...
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Originally Posted by rbartick View Post
The C4 was a great car for it's time. I liked my '85 Z51 4+3.






A number of recalls .... Huh?

Seeing discounts at the end of a model run is very common. Were C6s were going for MSRP after the C7 was announced?



Huh? I get it, you have a C6 and you don't want to pay the upgrade tax.
I stated fact. It's apparent you don't know much about the C7 and the recalls. I CHOSE not to buy a C7, I think they are butt ugly cars compared to the C6's, C3's and C2's. One hell of a lot of stolen design ideas from other cars, all european.

Don't get your feelings hurt because somebody disagrees with you......

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I'll remember it as the most fun I've ever had with my clothes on.
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Originally Posted by Road machine View Post
Oh and by the way I owned a 1984 C4....I have actually owned at least one of every generation. The 1984 came a a bit of a surprise as I had bid on an auction for a garage full of Municipal surplus. There was a nice welder sitting right out in the open so I bid on the lot and won it for $500.00. The auction said you had to take everything so I brought a dumpster for the junk. That cost me another $300. As I rummaged through the junk I saw there was a car under a bunch of empty boxes. as I cleared them off it turned out to be a 1984 Corvette that the police had confiscated from a drug dealer. It was in fairly rough shape but I fixed it up and drove it for a while then sold it. It did handle well but there is a reason I was so familiar with the flooding and bad dash module.
Great story and I would call that the deal of a lifetime.
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Originally Posted by Mcrider View Post
I stated fact. It's apparent you don't know much about the C7 and the recalls. I CHOSE not to buy a C7, I think they are butt ugly cars compared to the C6's, C3's and C2's. One hell of a lot of stolen design ideas from other cars, all european.

Don't get your feelings hurt because somebody disagrees with you......
That's good advice for you, Mcrider, as well. It's your prerogative to think the C7 is a butt ugly car, but I believe most of the people who own the C7 think its quite good looking....I do, I think its gorgeous! As far as stolen design, we could make that same argument for most of the new automobiles sold in the world for under $200,000. For you, it's a shame you never bought a C7, whether Stingray or Z06...or are you a lurker who just enjoys slinging BS on other members?
....oh yeah, and "don't get your feelings hurt because someone disagrees with you".....which is a stupid thing to say after you gutted the other poster.
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I have fond memories of my C3 and C4 Corvettes.

Let's be real the C3 was nothing short of a dog at the end of it's run. But still a great looking car. I got compliments on mine everywhere I went.

The C4 brought the Corvette into the 80's with a bang. Everyone drooled over those cars back then, myself included. Anyone who says different is a liar. I owned a C4 (1990 Roadster) and so did a bunch of my friends and they were rockstars; the cars not the owners.

My C7 is the same. Turns heads everywhere I go. Got lost on the way to a restaurant yesterday and ended up turning around in a dead-end street with a construction crew and every single dude stopped and gawked and pointed and many thumbs up.

The C7 will have no shame historically.

Onward and upward. Maybe I will be lucky enough to own a 4th C8 Vette.

OP is either blatantly trolling or delusional.
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Originally Posted by Mcrider View Post
I stated fact. It's apparent you don't know much about the C7 and the recalls. I CHOSE not to buy a C7, I think they are butt ugly cars compared to the C6's, C3's and C2's. One hell of a lot of stolen design ideas from other cars, all european.

Don't get your feelings hurt because somebody disagrees with you......
No, you did not state fact. I guess you know more about the C7 than all of the actual C7 owners who would have received said recalls. Sounds good to me.

You own what is probably the worst looking modern Corvette. You didn't answer my question, were C6s selling for MSRP after the C7 was announced?
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This post is pure b/s!
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Originally Posted by FLEXjs View Post
Turns heads everywhere I go. Got lost on the way to a restaurant yesterday and ended up turning around in a dead-end street with a construction crew and every single dude stopped and gawked and pointed and many thumbs up.
All my exotic driving friends give me a hard time for having Corvettes but it's completely irrelevant when I look at my rearview mirrors and catch every landscape worker in my neighborhood still looking as I cruise away, lol.
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As much as I loved my C5 Z06 if I could have I would have kept it with my new 19 Z06. I have had a lot of friends say to me no disrespect to my C5 Z06. They thought it looked good. But they said my 19 Z06 makes a statement. It just draws you into the car. When people see it there just drooling over it.
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All my exotic driving friends give me a hard time for having Corvettes but it's completely irrelevant when I look at my rearview mirrors and catch every landscape worker in my neighborhood still looking as I cruise away, lol.
landscaper workers dig c7corvettes. . Lol
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landscaper workers dig c7corvettes. . Lol
Whatís wrong with being a landscaper? Should they not like cars? Itís clowns like you and your superior to everyone else mentality that make this world a worse place to live.🤡🤡🤡
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