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Old 07-12-2019, 01:34 AM
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Months? Try 2 years.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:53 AM
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Car makers today better develop SUV's faster or they die.
Fixed it for you. Unfortunately.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
It wasn't just before the reveal that a lot of people complained about C7. And they didn't all end up buying them.

Every new generation of the Corvette loses some old fans.

Yet, GAINS others.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:43 AM
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When I saw the C7 for the first time shortly after GM released it, I was in love with the car. I had never owned a Corvette before the C7. For me, the C7 was leaps and bounds a step up from what they were doing with the C6. It was good enough for me to own two of them, a 14' stingray, and then a 15' z06/07.

I also believe non-professional photos of the C7 don't do the car justice, to me its stunning and exotic looking in person.

I love the C7.

I do, however, remember the negative complaints about the rear-end, etc., at the time. I was not following any forums or was an avid follower of the Corvette before seeing the C7. I was just someone from the outside looking in and saw a cool car that I knew I had to have. I completely dismissed any complaints, I didn't resonate with what anyone else was complaining about since I had no obligation to brand loyalty, nor was a previous Corvette owner who may have had some sentimental ties to previous-generation models.

I can't wait to see the C8. I suspect it will grow on people over time. I am so excited to see GM take a significant risk and move to the ME platform. I think this is historic for the brand, and I'd imagine the car will get better over time. Sometimes a fresh reboot doesn't always hit a home run, but it can be one in due time.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by *89x2* View Post
Yet, GAINS others.
Well, DUH.

But the OP's assertion that "most of us who bitched had a change of heart" is not well founded.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by JDSKY View Post
Going to wait until I see one up close and personal before I decide if it looks good or not to me. I don't buy toys to please anyone but myself but understand that some need the approval and confirmation of others to feel good about their purchases.
Damn, I have to agree with you there..
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:24 AM
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People also have to remember that the number of folks on the Corvette Forums represents only a tiny fraction of the people that will end up buy a Corvette. Hell half the people in my Corvette club can't make their way around a computer, no less frequent a forum. There are even a couple that refuse to get smart phones. The Corvette demographic is much larger than what is represented here. GM knows this. I am sure they spent a ton of money researching who they intent to sell the car too and what those people want in a sports car. The 20 or 30 people they may **** off here won't even register to them because they will more than make it up else where.

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Old 07-12-2019, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by *89x2* View Post
I remember the 1984 debut. 51,500+ Vettes, that year. 2nd highest production, and 1985 wasn't too shabby in numbers, either. It was pretty revolutionary from the 1982 design.
I wonder how many Vettes are people projecting for 2020 in order to be deemed as an initial success (or failure)...? Granted...judging by only one year could be considered knee jerk reaction, but that seems to be the norm and not the exception nowadays.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ArmchairArchitect View Post
It's not about having a purist design (round tail lights), it's about having a good design.

And for the C7, many would still agree to this day the car on the whole looks fantastic, especially the front and sides, but the rear end is still the weak point and not widely considered good looking like the other parts of the car (except on perhaps the wide body cars where it looks better).
Agree, the rest of the C7 looks very good. I thought the rear looked bad in pictures and looks bad in person. It looks a lot better in black, but I will always consider the C7 rear to be a very poor design on an otherwise great looking car.

A lot of people on this forum will eventually like it or let it grow on them no matter what it looks like. People on this forum are enthusiasts and really want to like it. For many, that means they will like it no matter what at some point. There will probably be a bunch of posts on how it simply doesn't look good in photographs (I guess a Corvette has a magical ability to look great in person but bad in pictures).

That said, I didn't think the back looked bad in the picture. It wasnt a great picture, but from what was there, it looks a lot better than the C7 rear.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Jinx View Post

Every new generation of the Corvette loses some old fans.
AND gains new ones...
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Old 07-13-2019, 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Judgment Day View Post
I wonder how many Vettes are people projecting for 2020 in order to be deemed as an initial success (or failure)...? Granted...judging by only one year could be considered knee jerk reaction, but that seems to be the norm and not the exception nowadays.
How many do you think they can actually build for 2020 model year? I've been wondering.
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Old 07-13-2019, 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by sunsalem View Post
AND gains new ones...
Oh for Pete's sake. Asked and answered. *facepalm*
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:43 AM
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I put 160k miles on my C5 z06 over 8 years. I put 70k miles in my C6 over 5 years before it was damaged. I decide to buy a C7. I drove it 20k miles over 11 months and sold it. I did not like the car. Waiting for the C8 and if itís not for me Iím going back to a C6
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