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Old 02-13-2019, 06:30 PM
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“Boredom forces you to ring people you haven’t seen for eighteen years and halfway through the conversation you remember why you left it so long. Boredom means you start to read not only mail-order catalogues but also the advertising inserts that fall on the floor. Boredom gives you half a mind to get a gun and go berserk in the local shopping centre, and you know where this is going. Eventually, boredom means you will take up golf.” - Jeremy Clarkson

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...but then.

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Old 02-13-2019, 07:51 PM
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I was at a car show and a guy had a new Ford GT.

He comes over and looks at my car and says,"I got you beat, I got NO TRUNK!" we had a good laugh.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:42 AM
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Whre did you get that idea from.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Idaho Mark View Post
My daughters full size cello fits in my C7 very easily. I could care less if the C8 is a ME. If the C8 has as much over the C6 as the C7 does, I’m in all the way. I don’t get the ME thing, is That German sports car company behind this getting everyone all jacked out of shape with the must have a ME. To stab the Corvette in the back somehow. I like the motor up front and the transaxle in the back for fantastic balance, which has everything easier to get at.
This is absolutely hilarious. You can transport a cello in a C7 and you could care less about a ME, updated Corvette. Guys transport golf clubs, TVs, 2X4s, and all kinds of other junk in Corvettes but a sports car that is validated by its ability to carry a cello is too much. OMG, heard it all now.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:11 AM
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if I can't even put a set of clubs in it, i'll hang on to my C6 and maybe grab a new C7.



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Old 02-14-2019, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by FLS2K View Post
If they design this car around the ability to haul golf clubs, I’ll cry.
they most certainly did
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:01 AM
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I'd bet thatis the reason the *** (which people complain about the size of) is so big.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by NY09C6 View Post
they most certainly did
The ability of a sports car is meaningless to me but understand that this car will have the ability to carry golf clubs, bet on that. Might not be the ridiculously huge bags that some guys have but it will carry them.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:27 PM
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my Pantera had at least as much storage as c4 cpe. After all ME has front AND rear storage.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by johno504 View Post
my Pantera had at least as much storage as c4 cpe. After all ME has front AND rear storage.
The Pantera had a huge trunk.


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Old 02-15-2019, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
Guy says a new NSX will hold a set of clubs including the driver (the club). I don't see how... the pics I've seen show minuscule storage. I'd like to see this.
That is true - one set of clubs in a small carry bag (although the driver & 3 wood has to come out to angle it in to the storage area) - not two sets of clubs in cart bags (plus two shoe bags and two overnight duffels) like the current C7 coupe.
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:15 AM
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Some comments:

1. My wife's 2002 (ME) Boxster had enough room for 2 weeks at the beach, including a telescope.

2. I sold my pick-up, so I just loaded 1 1/2 sheets of 3/4" cabinet grade plywood cut into 12"x40" pieces for a shelving project. Fit into my C7 no problem... (the lumber guy didn't flick an eye)

3. I believe if the average Corvette owner/golfer left their driver and putter at home they would cut 3 stroke of their handicap.

just remember...

"Golf is a pleasant walk ruined"

"Golf is a game where you hit a wee ball into a wee hole with a wee stick ill-designed for that very purpose"
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by CRABBYJ View Post
The engine/transaxle should be a little more up and back. Thus the trunk will probably be smaller than you illustrate (A). But should be almost the entire width of the ME. For heat removal, the transverse mounted mufflers look to be low behind the transaxle (B) where there is an open area between the exhaust outboard tips. At least that’s how I see it. All speculation, of course.
Accurate, except there's an airbox above the transaxle, as can be seen in the CAD drawing of the V8TT. There may only be a cargo hold a little larger than the "A" yellow box in your photo. Between the exhaust tips lies a big *** muffler.



All I've heard is what is public, and Lutz did say that they "solved" the ME cargo problem. My guess is that they would have had to solve it if they were to get project approval, but this is GM so who the hell knows. After all they produced the Camaro6 with a trunk that is smaller than that of the C7, with an opening that's even more ridiculously tiny.
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:48 PM
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A long time ago I had a nice weekend with Dave Mclelland Chief engineer of the late C-3's and of course the C-4.

He told me that an 'inviolable rule' was enough Trunk space to take two Golf Bags and your best girl.

My 82 CE CERTAINLY has that and more.

For me Chevy...if it's impractical....you can keep it! ie sales will take a big hit. You want a car that enables a long weekends worth of luggage. For the guys, that's no problem, for your significant other, she always packs like she's moving to another country!

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Old 02-15-2019, 03:35 PM
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Yes, this will doom the C8 and GM should cancel it before it loses any more money on this useless car.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:16 PM
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Pretty harsh for a guy from a town with 185 Golf Courses! (and obviously a love of Corvettes.) wink!

What's the option number for the trailer hitch on a C-8? LOL RPO# PXG?????

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Old 02-15-2019, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by L-46man View Post
A long time ago I had a nice weekend with Dave Mclelland Chief engineer of the late C-3's and of course the C-4.

He told me that an 'inviolable rule' was enough Trunk space to take two Golf Bags and your best girl.
If your best girl goes in the trunk, who goes in the passenger seat?

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Old 02-15-2019, 09:23 PM
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I heard it has a lot as well as a basement.
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Originally Posted by jcp911s View Post
Some comments:

1. My wife's 2002 (ME) Boxster had enough room for 2 weeks at the beach, including a telescope.

2. I sold my pick-up, so I just loaded 1 1/2 sheets of 3/4" cabinet grade plywood cut into 12"x40" pieces for a shelving project. Fit into my C7 no problem... (the lumber guy didn't flick an eye)

3. I believe if the average Corvette owner/golfer left their driver and putter at home they would cut 3 stroke of their handicap.

just remember...

"Golf is a pleasant walk ruined"

"Golf is a game where you hit a wee ball into a wee hole with a wee stick ill-designed for that very purpose"
Best one was from Furio (The Sopranos) "Stupid phucking game"
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Originally Posted by Azferrari View Post

Ha ha ha! The reason I bought my C7 Z06 WAS so I could haul golf clubs! One of the main selling points of the Corvette over other sports cars IS THE CARGO SPACE! I think the lack of cargo space IS going to cut into the ME car’s sales (besides the price bump, which I think will be substantial). I believe that is one of the reasons why you don’t see V-8 powered, low-priced, ME sports cars. I still think that there is a possibility that the C8 Corvette will be FE, and the ME car something else

storage space? Hahaha. I haven't even figured out where to put my Glock 27 in my 458.
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