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  1. rapidtrans

    rapidtrans Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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  2. Pete Kaczmarski

    Pete Kaczmarski Senior Member

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    If they are fired...Chrysler should hire them and they can make a lower priced car model to get the public excited over.
     
  3. 67Monaco

    67Monaco Old Man with a Hat

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    Meh. No victim, no crime.
     
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  4. rapidtrans

    rapidtrans Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    In a Free Press article this morning one of these guys is “co-chair of an electrical issue resolution team”. Sounds like Washington speak for problems with the North American Car of The Year.
     
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  5. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    The negative image of the Corvette increases with each new model generation.
    I can't come up with one positive aspect for the C8.
    I would love to have a C5 Hardtop 6spd

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  6. Dylan Galvin

    Dylan Galvin Member

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    I agreed with you up until the c8. I find it far too impressive for the price and America to dislike.

    Also, I heard atleast one of the drivers had ordered a beer earlier. Funny how GM let's people go rip around their prototypes and get drinks on their freetime.
     
  7. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    I've really thought about finding a nice C5. There was a really nice pewter colored roadster sitting next to my Ranger on the lot when I bought it. I think if I didn't have the Barracuda, that car might have come home with me too.

    I really did enjoy my C4 and of all the cars I've had, and I've had a lot of them, it's in the handful that I miss.
     
  8. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    I had two (!) C6's and they were no longer muscle cars. The only bigger mistake was when I bought a '75 Starfire (I was stoned).
     
  9. Dylan Galvin

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    Chevy just dosent make any more muscle cars. The Corvette has clearly taken a turn towards the blue collar Ferrari fighter in modern times, and they're doing a damn good job of it. I do wish the Camaro was less of a buttoned up tight sport car with zero visibility, because then maybe I would like it now. Oh well
     
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  10. Mike66Chryslers

    Mike66Chryslers Well-Known Member

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    But I thought that the Corvette wasn't supposed to be a "muscle car" but a "sports car". That would make its competition cars like Ferrari, Porsche, and historically AC Cobra, MG and other British sports cars. Corvette was hitting the performance limits of front-engine just as the Porsche 911 is with rear-engine.
     
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    stubs300 Senior Member

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    "Nobody sweats the details like GM, and they don't!"
     
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  12. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    A couple of things wrong with that.
    The Street race implies a standing start. After 500' it is just driving fast/reckless, and becomes who has the bigger balls to mash the loud pedal longer (booze helps). 120+ is staying in it too long and would be (give or take) a high 10- low 11 second 1/4 mile trap speed, which the Corvette is not with street tires and no sticky shit on the road.
    It is not illegal to have a drink and drive!
    It is illegal to drive drunk!
    In this day and age Barney Fife is not going to miss a opertunity to write DUI paper on a Corvette driver (especially with no gray hair).
    So the press has made more of this than there really is by using buzz words. Guess Mr. Henley's song is more poetic than you would think from a bubbly pop song.

    Moral of the story is "don't get caught by the press"


    I would like to drive a C5 (last with trans in hump?) C6 I have no use for, a reconfigured Corvair is just not that appealing to my, drop the hammer and go mentality.
    Would also like to drive a Mid year big block car if we are wishing.
    Manuals only please, autos are for girls.
     
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  13. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I'd go for a rip in this given the chance.

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    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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  15. Mike66Chryslers

    Mike66Chryslers Well-Known Member

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    No, not the same. Corvair was rear-engine, like a VW Beetle or a Porsche. The Corvette put the transaxle in the rear but still front engine, with a longitudinal driveshaft spinning at engine RPM. They were trying to achieve closer to 50/50 weight distribution without actually going mid-engine.

    The new Vette still isn't the same as a Corvair. It is mid-engine, meaning the engine is ahead of the rear axle, not behind it.
     
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    I'd still take it for a rip! It fit awesomely around me when I got in, it was sweet, nice positioning of controls.
     
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  17. rapidtrans

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    My take is two young idiots just blew a decent career. Plus, Street racing with alcohol involved will do wonders to their insurance rates.
    The plant has a test track, a race track is right across the x-way from plant and the x-way has a few miles between exits to open up the cars a little safer. Playing boy-racer in two cars on surface streets with manufacturer plates at 11 pm after leaving a bar is plain stupid.
     
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  18. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    C4 was the last. C5 has the trans in the rear.
     
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  19. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    And that is where I screwed up royally. My vision was blinded by my memories of a long past era.
     
  20. Mike66Chryslers

    Mike66Chryslers Well-Known Member

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    In which era was the Vette considered a muscle car vs a sports car? Did people actually cross-shop Corvettes with GTO, Road Runner, etc?