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Old 08-18-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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Yea yea I know this is the C6 forum but as a fellow C6 owner I thought you would like to hear my opinion of it. Here is the poop. The car does feel a bit faster off the line but not shockingly so. The steering feel is wonderful very surprised at this. I really don't like the dash cluster much they should have gone all analog or all digital reminds me to much of a C4 dash the setting method is very fiddley. The engine idle is smoother less lumpy than C6. The car seems quieter and you can feel the extra stiffness in the body. Improvements aside you still know you are driving a Corvette. If I could drive it blind folded I don't think I could really tell the difference between C6 and C7. The Z51 option seems a bit to stiff for me. The styling is nice but the rear end is truly a disaster of goofy shapes that just don't work we'll together it really needs fixing. I found it difficult to see well rearward out that small rear hatch. The car is a step forward in most directions and I could get really excited about it if only the rear end were as attractive as the front view honestly I think someone at GM should get fired over that ridiculous looking rear end. Otherwise it's a new Corvette so what's not to like!

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Old 08-18-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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Where did you get this opportunity ?
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the update from one of us, but the way it looks now I'll be keeping my GS
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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Pretty much same old stuff others have said. Although magazine reviews have been very positive.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:45 AM   #6
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I check it out at Carlisle this week. Unless it looks better in person I'll be waiting for a rear end restyle, or the C8.
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I check it out at Carlisle this week. Unless it looks better in person I'll be waiting for a rear end restyle, or the C8.
It looks great. Except the "transformers" rear end is just so out of place with the rest of the car it cheapens it. Looks like it was modeled from a toy.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:55 AM   #9
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I check it out at Carlisle this week. Unless it looks better in person I'll be waiting for a rear end restyle, or the C8.
I think it depends on the color also. I saw NRB in person and it looked pretty good, but I think the darker colors hide some of the vents and the two tone rear end look. Although I wouldn't say I love the rear, it sure wouldn't keep me from getting one. Way too many other things to love about the car to let something minor like that to stop me IMO.

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Old 08-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #10
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I think it depends on the color also. I saw NRB in person and it looked pretty good, but I think the darker colors hide some of the vents and the two tone rear end look. Although I wouldn't say I love the rear, it sure wouldn't keep me from getting one. Way too many other things to love about the car to let something minor like that to stop me IMO.

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I think it looks better in person than pics....can't believe everyone is hung up on the back end....

people crack me up...."OMG they didn't change the car at all" (C5 to C6)

now...."OMG they ruined the car it doesn't have standard Corvette tail lights"

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A GM exec told me that the tail lights are that way to have a common theme among Chevy. Ed Wellbornes idea. No one can stand up to him.
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I think it looks better in person than pics....can't believe everyone is hung up on the back end....

people crack me up...."OMG they didn't change the car at all" (C5 to C6)

now...."OMG they ruined the car it doesn't have standard Corvette tail lights"

Its very simple to understand. If its unpleasant to the potential buyer then they will get hung up on it once you buy it you have to look at it for a long time not unlike marrying an ugly woman. The only difference with the C7 is you can get rid of it easier with a smaller loss of $.

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Where did you get this opportunity ?

^ Why come on with a story about driving a C7, and offer absolutely no info as to how that happened? Does this seem odd????

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Old 08-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #16
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One of the things I keep hearing is that the C7 is the same width as the current GS.

Having not had a chance yet to see a C7 in person I am wondering from those that have seen one if this is true?

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Old 08-18-2013, 12:21 PM   #17
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You're right,this is c6 section and all these done over C7 threads need to be in C7 imho. Having said that,the car is a hideous monstrosity of thrown together panels that only look ok from certain angles.I saw a release of camo C7R pics at Corvetteblogger and that car looks decent with it's very wide body,but the regular car would need to be made out of gold with 20 grand in rebates for me to even consider the cartoonish clusterf*** that is the C7!It may be a little quicker,have a nicer interior although that is still up for debate, and be the latest greatest vette as every new generation is lately,but I don't care. It's the ugly duckling of the Corvette family!
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Pretty much same old stuff others have said. Although magazine reviews have been very positive.
Part of that is, I think, the need for advertising dollars. If magazine writers were too harsh and critical of the new car, GM may react and spend less advertising $'s. It's all about the money.
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SkyTopp ....

You never did tell us where you were allowed to drive this C7.

How about giving us some details in order to make your claim a little more believable ... Were all ears
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He was driving his Mercedes in traffic when the C7 rolled up on him an showed attitude towards him. He put his window down an asked whats the problem. The C7 pointed to the brake dust on the Mercedes front wheels and said that's horrible. He agreed and told the C7 how he wrote a letter to the dealer and engineering dept. They both laughed and decided to get a coffee til traffic died down. After talking for a few minutes the C7 asked him if he`d like to test out the car, but asked him to keep quite about it.
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