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Old 06-17-2019, 04:35 PM
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I certainly hope the C8 will be of better quality than what they have been churning out in recent years across the other lines but there are just far too many unknowns with a brand new model to even make even a wild guess. I had 3 different Yukon's a 2006, a 2009 and a 2012. All Denali's and every one of them were reliable vehicles. In 2015 I was certain I would replace it with a new one until owners were reporting much higher than normal issues. I also had some friends that were struggling to get some things addressed with theirs so after years of owning them I moved on and really glad that I did before dropping $75K on a hunk of garbage. GM really has been stripping the quality out and I have no idea why the interiors just keep getting cheaper while the price tags just keep getting higher. I guess they have been experimenting with just how much their customer base is willing to take before the look at other much better options.

The C8 will not have any competition in the sub $100K marketplace and I hope GM will not use this as a reason to cut corners on the car. I had many friends say that I was crazy to buy a C7 last year when all they were hearing about was the new C8. I simply wanted my first Corvette to be a completely known quantity of which the 2014's are and that's why I bought one. I have no issues waiting it out to see how the C8 shake down goes. While I'm not all gloom and doom for the car I am definitely much more pragmatic about my outlook given the current state of other GM vehicles at the moment.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:51 AM
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Never buy the first MY of any vehicle...case in point.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:06 PM
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I was thinking of picking up a truck for light hauling duty & if/when I need to tow my other car. Nothing new, but reading this thread and others like it really make me question if I want to deal with the headache. I was considering a Ram/Silverado/Sierra/F150 after deeming a Tundra was too expensive for how little it was going to get used..........this is making me reconsider
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Never buy the first MY of any vehicle...case in point.
My 2014 Z51 C7 has been mechanically near perfect.... and the 2019s still have the chipping paint and same issues as the early cars.
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
My 2014 Z51 C7 has been mechanically near perfect.... and the 2019s still have the chipping paint and same issues as the early cars.
Yet the 2014 C7s were statistically more problem prone than production years following...
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Yet the 2014 C7s were statistically more problem prone than production years following...
I've never seen that posted... ever. Have data to back that claim up? The 2015s got the issue-prone A8 and all years have the same paint issues but for the 2018 and up having less orange peel... but the paint still chips. at the corners of the fascias.
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:34 PM
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Not to defend new GM trucks, but the new RAM is a bigger POS according to RAM forums.

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Old 06-18-2019, 02:11 PM
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The reason GM vehicles keep getting cheaper and the cost keeps going up is because you, the current customer are paying for GM’s autonomous and electric vehicle development. GM’s philosophy, let the customer pay for it!
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
I've never seen that posted... ever. Have data to back that claim up? The 2015s got the issue-prone A8 and all years have the same paint issues but for the 2018 and up having less orange peel... but the paint still chips. at the corners of the fascias.
Nothing you can't google yourself. But the A8 definitely has been an issue for GM across all lines, through all model years it has been used.
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Well, can't say I'm in any of those boats, starting with the 09 ZR1 (first model year) which never saw a wrench except for oil changes. The 18 2500/ 18 Z06 (both perfect sans the Z wheels). And the A8 (17 Caddy XT5 and the 18 Z), both perfect...
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by pcguy2u View Post
Well, can't say I'm in any of those boats, starting with the 09 ZR1 (first model year) which never saw a wrench except for oil changes. The 18 2500/ 18 Z06 (both perfect sans the Z wheels). And the A8 (17 Caddy XT5 and the 18 Z), both perfect...
2009 ZR1 is first year for ZR1, but the C6 debuted in 2005 so the chassis was hardly new anymore. The A8 issues are all over the internet, lawsuits, etc...I am also fortunate to not have an issue with mine, but that doesn't mean I haven't researched the symptoms and possible causes of the A8 problems.
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I decided to take a break from GM after selling my C7. I thought about purchasing a C8 (Z06 or equivalent version) in a couple of years, but after a few months with this car, I'm not sure I could ever go back unless GM really steps up their game as far as quality and engineering goes. Finest car I've ever owned. I've strayed a few times but I always seem to comeback to Corvette....I hope GM gives me a reason to do so again.



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I decided to take a break from GM after selling my C7. I thought about purchasing a C8 (Z06 or equivalent version) in a couple of years, but after a few months with this car, I'm not sure I could ever go back unless GM really steps up their game as far as quality and engineering goes. Finest car I've ever owned. I've strayed a few times but I always seem to comeback to Corvette....I hope GM gives me a reason to do so again.


My neighbor has that exact car.. color and wheels and all. If you're into grand touring it's awesome. But, as you know, the Corvette is the sportier car. Personally, I really enjoy the Corvette camaraderie of our local club and all the events. That's part of what's kept me out of other cars over the years. With a Corvette there is such a fun social aspect of the car hobby.
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:18 PM
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My neighbor has that exact car.. color and wheels and all. If you're into grand touring it's awesome. But, as you know, the Corvette is the sportier car. Personally, I really enjoy the Corvette camaraderie of our local club and all the events. That's part of what's kept me out of other cars over the years. With a Corvette there is such a fun social aspect of the car hobby.
Totally agree. This is not a track monster like my C7 Grand Sport, but I never used that car for the track. Experiencing it at Spring Mountain was great, but there no way I could use it to it's full potential on the street. The Lexus is actually much more fun to drive on the street and the exhaust note is intoxicating, especially when down shifting: snap, crackle and pop. The bank-vault-solid engineering is astounding and I'm afraid it has spoiled me. The build quality and interior is on a completely different level, but of course that's reflected in the price.

What I do miss is the chain of information that you can find in the Corvette community. It's pretty much non-existent with the Lexus, but there are so few on the road (I've only seen three in the last two years) that's to be expected. Not that I want it, but the car does attract attention. Most people ask me "what is it?"
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:22 PM
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This post would be better if you post your avatar larger. thanks
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