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Old 10-17-2018, 02:27 AM
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So I have been eyeballing the ZR-1s....

Went to a large local dealer to see it up close in person. A couple of comments:

1. The wing is hideous (although I understand that it is very functional on the track).

2. The example that I saw in person had horrible mismatched panel gaps and orange peel everywhere.

There is no way Chevy can justify charging 150k for this car.

Disappointed.

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Old 10-17-2018, 02:53 AM
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So far, there are over 1100 people that disagree with you, but you are entitled to your opinion.

Buyers are the ones that justify a seller’s price.

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Interesting. My impression and that of everyone to whom I have shown my 3ZR equipped ZR1 is the surprising high level of interior build and exterior paint quality. They compare it to the C6 Z06 I am selling and say the C7 ZR1 is a substantially more refined automobile. Twelve years of R&D and technological progress have yielded positive results. I personally rate the ZR1 as nearly comparable with the paint and interior build quality of my four year old Turbo S Cab. That car is a vastly different little jewel.

The big wing is a matter of taste. Most seem to love it as essential to the character of the car. A minority, like me, prefer the smaller wing and that's why they made it optional.
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The only thing I've noticed is the deformed winglet end plates which is a known issue I guess.
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Originally Posted by SublimeZ06 View Post
So I have been eyeballing the ZR-1s....

Went to a large local dealer to see it up close in person. A couple of comments:

1. The wing is hideous (although I understand that it is very functional on the track).

2. The example that I saw in person had horrible mismatched panel gaps and orange peel everywhere.

There is no way Chevy can justify charging 150k for this car.

Disappointed.
Simple way to deal with that problem...Don't Buy It! Problem solved! That'll be $10! lol

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Originally Posted by SublimeZ06 View Post
So I have been eyeballing the ZR-1s....

Went to a large local dealer to see it up close in person. A couple of comments:

1. The wing is hideous (although I understand that it is very functional on the track).

2. The example that I saw in person had horrible mismatched panel gaps and orange peel everywhere.

There is no way Chevy can justify charging 150k for this car.

Disappointed.
Posts above are pretty spot on. My ZR1ís paint quality is of the best I have ever seen on a corvette of any generation. My 2014 stingray paint was VERY poor IMO with orange peel everywhere. The ZR1s paint is the exact opposite, on par with high end exotics, and it is incredibly noticeable.

As as far as the wing, I love it and would have never ordered the car without it. Obviously a matter of preference however you are in the extreme minority on this one. Hey, the car isnít for everyone but there are plenty out there to fill each allocation GM hands out.
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Originally Posted by SublimeZ06 View Post
So I have been eyeballing the ZR-1s....

Went to a large local dealer to see it up close in person. A couple of comments:

1. The wing is hideous (although I understand that it is very functional on the track).

2. The example that I saw in person had horrible mismatched panel gaps and orange peel everywhere.

There is no way Chevy can justify charging 150k for this car.

Disappointed.
Go back and take some pics of the paint and panel gaps of this unjustifiable car so you have a leg to stand on. Otherwise you can't be taken seriously. Thanks.
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Go back and take some pics of the paint and panel gaps of this unjustifiable car so you have a leg to stand on. Otherwise you can't be taken seriously. Thanks.
^^^BOOM!!!! On point!!!! I have yet to see any paint or body issues as described in this so obvious fake post. The Carbon fiber wing as is the new paint is gorgeous !
Get a life OP, no one is drinking your Kool aid.

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Originally Posted by SublimeZ06 View Post
So I have been eyeballing the ZR-1s....

Went to a large local dealer to see it up close in person. A couple of comments:

1. The wing is hideous (although I understand that it is very functional on the track).

2. The example that I saw in person had horrible mismatched panel gaps and orange peel everywhere.

There is no way Chevy can justify charging 150k for this car.

Disappointed.
What are you comparing it to; what do you own and drive?
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I'll join the naysayers too. Every ZR1 I've seen and/or been in has had great build quality, NO orange peel and straight line (with good gaps).






Oh, and by the way, I absolutely LOVE the big wing....wouldn't have a ZR1 without it!
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:14 AM
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Fake news!
Wing - go with short wing or remove and sell on the Forum... problem solved.
Horrible mismatched panel gaps - not a chance.
Orange peel everywhere - not a chance.
Perhaps you were looking at a re-paint salvage, check the Carfax/title.
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I was going to ask the same thing "compared to what?" A pagani? A laferrari? Or just a 720s? I mean it's still a Chevy. It isnt a one off or hand built car jesus.

Or... Maybe the one the OP looked it was a bit jacked up? Happens to any mass produced car.

maybe that's why that particular ZR is still sitting on the lot? Who knows. Now we'll never know because he or she got beat down fast. Shame.

would have loved to see pics of OPs claims though.
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Easy Sublime....what did you really expect when you start a thread like this?
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Originally Posted by SublimeZ06 View Post
So I have been eyeballing the ZR-1s....

Went to a large local dealer to see it up close in person. A couple of comments:

1. The wing is hideous (although I understand that it is very functional on the track).

2. The example that I saw in person had horrible mismatched panel gaps and orange peel everywhere.

There is no way Chevy can justify charging 150k for this car.

Disappointed.
I recently saw a zr1 at a cars and coffee event. The panel gap and fender/ hood mismatch was bad on this example compared to base corvettes and z06ís I have seen. and paint did not seem much different then on earlier model years c7ís.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Gizmo View Post


I recently saw a zr1 at a cars and coffee event. The panel gap and fender/ hood mismatch was bad on this example compared to base corvettes and z06’s I have seen. and paint did not seem much different then on earlier model years c7’s.

Are you sure you were looking at a ZR1? This FAKE NEWS ZR bashing is beyond juvenile. There is A DRAMATIC difference in paint. I had my pre new paint shop Z next to a new paint shop ZR and easy to tell.
Pictures or another Unicorn ��


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I don’t own a ZR1, would like to, however I did get to see the entire display at Carlisle this year and every one of the ZR1’s there had great paint, fit, finish and interior detail.
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Why is ZR1 quality dramatically different than the non ZR1 C7’s? Do the line workers see the build sheet is going to have a bigger supercharger and then paint the car and screw the panels with more precision?
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Why is ZR1 quality dramatically different than the non ZR1 C7ís? Do the line workers see the build sheet is going to have a bigger supercharger and then paint the car and screw the panels with more precision?
All the C7 quality is equal. These sorts of posts are soooooooooooooooooooooooooo transparent. Go back to your mustang forum.
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