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Old 11-08-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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The more I read about the new C-7 the more I believe its a C-6 with a few refinements. I keep hearing " why change a good thing...... a proven design ..... how do you improve on perfection " and the list goes on. I would like to know what causes it to be a C-7 over the current C-6 ? Is this just sales talk for something new ? Who decides when to change the number ? 2014 is probably going to be a good year to buy a new version as they keep the same design for years with small detail changes. The C-6 design was current for 9 model years. The 14 model should take you into 2025.
The only good senario is the C-6 resale drops so owners of older versions can afford to update. How does one brag to his friends he has the latest and greatest if you can't tell them apart ? If they make the bumper covers interchangable ........ we all will have C-7s instantly !
* Not that I am being cynical. I have 4 vettes parked in my garage and have room for one more. Please make the new version a stand out design departure and less of a race car. I barely have a drivers license and insurance now.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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I would like to know what causes it to be a C-7 over the current C-6 ? .
Wait until 1/13/2013 and we will all find out together.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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Do you have a Nomex racing suit? If so, put it on. If not, turn your computer off until you purchase one and put it on
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #4
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Haha ...Good one.
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It may resemble the c6 slightly as it may resemble the Ferrari something or other as well.There are 2 carry over parts,the rear latch for the top and the cabin air filter.So the top will be similar and behind the glove will be similar.Thats it.Oh,and if were a betting man,and I am,I'd say they still haven't made a spot for the front plate people!
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Can't wait to see it..
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:43 PM   #7
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I would like to know what causes it to be a C-7 over the current C-6 ?
The same question was probably asked 8 years ago when the C6 came out from the C5 guys.
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The more I read about the new C-7 the more I believe its a C-6 with a few refinements. I keep hearing " why change a good thing...... a proven design ..... how do you improve on perfection " and the list goes on. I would like to know what causes it to be a C-7 over the current C-6 ? Is this just sales talk for something new ? Who decides when to change the number ? 2014 is probably going to be a good year to buy a new version as they keep the same design for years with small detail changes. The C-6 design was current for 9 model years. The 14 model should take you into 2025.
The only good senario is the C-6 resale drops so owners of older versions can afford to update. How does one brag to his friends he has the latest and greatest if you can't tell them apart ? If they make the bumper covers interchangable ........ we all will have C-7s instantly !
* Not that I am being cynical. I have 4 vettes parked in my garage and have room for one more. Please make the new version a stand out design departure and less of a race car. I barely have a drivers license and insurance now.
What part of "2 parts carrying over" (cabin air filter and rear roof latches) is a not new model?
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:51 AM   #9
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I was thinking "here we go again" until I read your last two lines.

I think it's time you sell your vettes and buy the new Cadillac xts or maybe a 4 cylinder Lincoln. Multiple signs point to that.
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The more I read about the new C-7 the more I believe its a C-6 with a few refinements. I keep hearing " why change a good thing...... a proven design ..... how do you improve on perfection " and the list goes on. I would like to know what causes it to be a C-7 over the current C-6 ? Is this just sales talk for something new ? Who decides when to change the number ? 2014 is probably going to be a good year to buy a new version as they keep the same design for years with small detail changes. The C-6 design was current for 9 model years. The 14 model should take you into 2025.
The only good senario is the C-6 resale drops so owners of older versions can afford to update. How does one brag to his friends he has the latest and greatest if you can't tell them apart ? If they make the bumper covers interchangable ........ we all will have C-7s instantly !
* Not that I am being cynical. I have 4 vettes parked in my garage and have room for one more. Please make the new version a stand out design departure and less of a race car. I barely have a drivers license and insurance now.
with a full redesign i would assume c5/6 prices would go a similar path to the c4. the biggest reason imo c5 prices didn't drop is because it's more or less the early c6

84-90 cars didn't really drop when the 91 released. but they all did when the c5 came on and really fell off a cliff when the c6 released.

such is the nature of aging consumables
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:09 AM   #11
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When the C7 starts being driven around, and seen on the streets, the whole corvette buzz will give a small increase to resale of previous generations.

Yep, increase not decrease.

Then 2 or 3 tears later they will will resume typical depreciation.

Truth.
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I was thinking "here we go again" until I read your last two lines.

I think it's time you sell your vettes and buy the new Cadillac xts or maybe a 4 cylinder Lincoln. Multiple signs point to that.
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What part of "2 parts carrying over" (cabin air filter and rear roof latches) is a not new model?
That is a great meme, but so far that is all it is.
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The same question was probably asked 8 years ago when the C6 came out from the C5 guys.
beat me to it....
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That is a great meme, but so far that is all it is.
Thanks. I always want my own great internet meme.

Still, that doesn't answer the question. If changing all but 2 parts on a car does not make it a new model what does?
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C5 to C6....not a huge change

C6 to C7......huge change.......
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C5 to C6....not a huge change

C6 to C7......huge change.......
The ONLY generational change that was not huge was C5 to C6.
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C2-C3 -- carry-over mechanicals.
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C5 to C6....not a huge change

C6 to C7......huge change.......
While the C6 appears to be the same as the C5, I believe that some 80% of the parts on the C6 were also new vs the C5. More of a change then it appeared.
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I would like to know what causes it to be a C-7 over the current C-6 ? Is this just sales talk for something new ? Who decides when to change the number ? 2014 is probably going to be a good year to buy a new version as they keep the same design for years with small detail changes. The C-6 design was current for 9 model years. The 14 model should take you into 2025.
The only good senario is the C-6 resale drops so owners of older versions can afford to update. How does one brag to his friends he has the latest and greatest if you can't tell them apart ? If they make the bumper covers interchangable ........ we all will have C-7s instantly !
* Not that I am being cynical. I have 4 vettes parked in my garage and have room for one more. Please make the new version a stand out design departure and less of a race car. I barely have a drivers license and insurance now.
The new gen is a separate car that begins development years before. It is designed and formed to move beyond the previous generation with current and future requirements/technologies in mind. The GM Marketing Department works with design and engineering to determine the needs and what can be done within the budget available. How much of it is similar/dissimilar to the C6 is part of that work.

I have no doubt that you will have NO problem telling the C7 from the C6. If they told us that only two parts are the same from the C6, I believe them. That said, that doesn't mean that some parts wouldn't fit between the two.
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