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Old 11-28-2018, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by BMadden View Post
In addition to my Z06 I have 4 other "premium brand" cars. The 'Vette is on par quality-wise with any of my other cars so I don't know what you're inferring about the current quality level.
I'm with BMadden. I own a C7 Z51, a Mercedes E350, and Audi A4 and a Volvo V60. All great rides, but the Corvette has comparable if not better quality. It just goes faster than the other rides..
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:47 PM
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my only major concern is not for the vette, but for gm's line up of vehicles in the near future. new gm ceo has let it be know that she is very pro electric and expects all gm to move in a positive way in that direction asap. i say there's room in my garage for a commuter vehicle. but, i don't want to look at overseas exotic cars to satisfy my urge for good old gas powered horsepower. i have a 64 vette resto that will pull your hair out. i also have a c6 with many add ons and i love them both. although we also have a rice burner gas powered that gets 30-40 mpg. plenty for me. even if my gas goes up.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Jerradl1987 View Post
So I was reading on multiple News Outlets that GM is closing multiple factories, and killing off multiple vehicles like XTS, IMPALA, LACROSSE, VOLT, CT6, CRUZE and some others as well. with this happening and there not being any more sightings of the ME mules running around( other than the ones we cant see at the GM proving grounds in AZ & MI) Could GM possibly put a halt to the ME car? I know GM is cutting sedans in favor for crossovers and SUV's but it is something to think about.
maybe many people's taste differs from mine, but have you seen the cars Chevy has been producing? Besides the vette, and their trucks, the car lines and so called "crossovers" are garbage. Just my crappy opinion. Maybe other opinions are similar if these cars aren't selling. I wouldn't buy any new Chevy. I will add most new cars don't appeal to me.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:46 PM
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maybe many people's taste differs from mine, but have you seen the cars Chevy has been producing? Besides the vette, and their trucks, the car lines and so called "crossovers" are garbage. Just my crappy opinion. Maybe other opinions are similar if these cars aren't selling. I wouldn't buy any new Chevy. I will add most new cars don't appeal to me.
Buyers don't want 4 door sedans anymore, just like station wagons went out of style. They used to be popular, but times have changed.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:37 PM
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"The Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant that builds the Chevrolet Corvette sports car works at just 27 percent of its potential output, according to LMC data." Reuters

Assembly plants need to run at least 70% of capacity to be profitable. Will the ME Corvette TRIPLE production of BGA by itself?

The idea that there will be one Corvette produced at BGA and it will be the ME only is simply absurd. Mary Barra is nobody's fool.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:39 PM
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Corvette Mike Vietro said the following in his 11/29/18 email blast:

"CORVETTE PLANT IS SAFE

You may have heard the news that GM is closing 5 plants, and that the global workforce of salaried and salaried contract workers will be cut by 15 percent, including a 25 percent cut in GM executives; an estimated cut of 14,000 jobs. The good news is that the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky is not among the five plants set to cease production next year. Like Ford announced a few months ago, GM is calling the closing of the five plants a "transformation", and in its corporate announcement, said the company is going to focus on trucks, crossovers, SUVs and electric vehicles. The GM plants to be closed are in Maryland and Ohio, as well as two in Michigan and one in Canada. Those plants produce sedans, as well as the Chevy Cruze compact and the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid."


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Old 11-29-2018, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by PCMIII View Post
"The Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant that builds the Chevrolet Corvette sports car works at just 27 percent of its potential output, according to LMC data." Reuters

Assembly plants need to run at least 70% of capacity to be profitable. Will the ME Corvette TRIPLE production of BGA by itself?

The idea that there will be one Corvette produced at BGA and it will be the ME only is simply absurd. Mary Barra is nobody's fool.
Well, you certainly WOULD know about fools.


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Old 11-29-2018, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by BIG Dave View Post
Corvette Mike Vietro said the following in his 11/29/18 email blast:

"CORVETTE PLANT IS SAFE
Safe for the moment. 27% operating rate is not going to cut it so the business plan is going to be very different going forward.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:49 PM
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Corvette is where they have been making money and selling cars. The C7 is the biggest selling Corvette of all time. GM is FINE just doing some restructuring don't spread Corvette dying rumors.

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Old 11-29-2018, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by duanesZ06 View Post
Corvette is where they have been making money and selling cars. The C7 has is the biggest selling Corvette of all time. GM is FINE just doing some restructuring don't spread Corvette dying rumors.
Corvette is not dying. It will be multiplying into several platforms that will make BGA operate at a much higher level. There is no other choice.
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by BIG Dave View Post
Corvette Mike Vietro said the following in his 11/29/18 email blast:

"CORVETTE PLANT IS SAFE

You may have heard the news that GM is closing 5 plants, and that the global workforce of salaried and salaried contract workers will be cut by 15 percent, including a 25 percent cut in GM executives; an estimated cut of 14,000 jobs. The good news is that the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky is not among the five plants set to cease production next year. Like Ford announced a few months ago, GM is calling the closing of the five plants a "transformation", and in its corporate announcement, said the company is going to focus on trucks, crossovers, SUVs and electric vehicles. The GM plants to be closed are in Maryland and Ohio, as well as two in Michigan and one in Canada. Those plants produce sedans, as well as the Chevy Cruze compact and the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid."
Well as long as some used car salesman says it's ok, then everyone can just relax.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by duanesZ06 View Post
Corvette is where they have been making money and selling cars. The C7 is the biggest selling Corvette of all time. GM is FINE just doing some restructuring don't spread Corvette dying rumors.
And you pulled this statistic from where? They need to sell ~20k units by the end of this model year just to match the production volume of the C4 in the first 4 model years... Another 10k to match the C6 in the first 4 and it has the C5 beat by roughly 25k units sold so......

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Old 11-29-2018, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by duanesZ06 View Post
Corvette is where they have been making money and selling cars. The C7 is the biggest selling Corvette of all time. GM is FINE just doing some restructuring don't spread Corvette dying rumors.
I understand that you made "F's" in history and math and an "A" in creative writing in high school..
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by sunsalem View Post
Corvette is and has been one of the few bright spots in GM's line up.
It's in no danger.
It may very well be the last automobile Chev/GM produces. I'm not down with buying an SUV.
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:39 AM
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Hey OP....



do you believe this too?
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by PCMIII View Post
Buyers don't want 4 door sedans anymore, just like station wagons went out of style. They used to be popular, but times have changed.
Yet Mercedes just announced a NEW 4 door sedan to their lineup of gasoline powered cars. AMG GT 4 door sedan.

While I do see a bunch of CUV's/SUV's I still see a lot of new 4 door sedans on the road.

The herd of sedans is just being culled of the underachievers. Sedans are not being eliminated entirely.

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Old 12-02-2018, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
It may very well be the last automobile Chev/GM produces.
You may be right, but I think GM is OK with the Corvette for the foreseeable future.
I'm not down with buying an SUV.
My every day "car" is a Jeep (Grand Cherokee).
It does exactly what I want it to do in the role.

I don't drive my Z06 every day, nor want to.
The Corvette is a toy, the Jeep is a tool...big difference.
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:11 PM
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The sky is falling, the sky is falling!


Wait, what? It's not falling? It's just Wintertime?

never mind...
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:33 PM
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It is....and always will be......about the bottom line

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