Originally Posted by theseal
every car has problem children... that's why i contend that a sportscar that is meant to live for 50 years like the vette should have an absolute minimum of electronics, very few modules, and all modules should be in an easily accessible panel instead of crammed up in the dash for a 10 hour replacement job.
why would a freaking corvette want mirror reverse, mode selectors other than - real man all off - and let your mom drive it all on.
why would anyone accept a car that reverted to some unwanted complicated setting every time you start it, rather than the setting you select?
why would you want screens and electronics that will soon be obsolete if they aren't already? if you want a lap timer, or a map, use your iphone or buy a real product.
why would anyone ever want a sports car whose doors lock or unlock without you doing it?
i am sorry you are having these problems, but the fact is none of these devices should be in a corvette. period. ever. and they are why in 50 years you'll see 100 year old vettes, but you won't find a 50 year old one.
Of course the do. Every single one of them. My 15 year old Mercedes(and we ALL know how crappy they are) has been in the shop once, for a battery recall when it was new and Mercedes replaced the battery. My 6 year old C6 Z06 has been in the shop once, for new axles nuts at 380 miles. Now has 28,000 miles. I did replace the heads with aftermarket heads 800 miles ago, but the original ones had not given me any trouble.
Just another two pieces of crap....correct?????
My 64 had it's 50th birthday last October. It's still running most of it's original parts like the power windows, power brakes(I did have to replace the power brake booster a couple of years ago because, after 48 years, the diaphragm finally tore) power steering(still all original). But, that damn clock that no one needs quit working around ten years ago. I ought to crush the damn car. It's nothing but problems with all those unnecessary items. The engine and automatic transmission are original, but I freshened them up around 14-15 years ago.
But, when I have to decide which car(my 56 Vette or 64 Vette or the Z06) I want to drive on a 3,400 mile trip(especially across Kansas at 105 degrees ambient), it's the new(er) Z06 with all the unneeded (LOL) bells and whistles.