FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1526 times:
Yep. I like the 'Vette also. In fact, my all-time dream car would be the 1967 Corvette ragtop, with a 427 cid engine, 4-speed manual tranny & of course, fire engine red in color. Tell me folks, do you care to share your knowledge & opinion on the 1983 model? Just wondering what y'all think. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1587 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
I have had alot of experience in Corvettes as of the past year and a half. While I think the interior is nothing special the overall look of the car is excelent! I fondly remember getting into a bright red ZO6 vette one day and laying into it! The cluth is very smooth on the 6 speed transmission and made it possible to throw some "mad gears". The sound of the beast in first gear with the pedal stuck to the floor is great! For me it was one of those rare times where my hands started to shake after throwing it into second gear because the power was just so incredible! (Only happend before on a Ferrari 550 Barchetta and 360 Modena Spider). So yes I am a fan of corvettes for sure!
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
The cornering performance of the newer models luckily isn't what it used to be, I was rather surprised myself. Although it's not the type of car I'd use for a high speed chase on a twisting mountain road.
NWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1496 times:
WOW !!!! Is that a BMW Z3 behind it in the showroom? Sweeeeet. I guess they keep the lower quality cars on the outside lot.
For such a higher quality car, the X3 should at least be able to out-run the Vette right?
I don't like the Corvette, big name but cheap interior and bad cornering compared with other sports car
It's funny how some of you American car haters like to make up crap when you run out of arguments. In what ways is the Corvette interior cheap?
The interiors looks no less cheap than any import sports car I've seen.
I just feel a hint of jealousy coming from you import boys about the Corvette. It can out-run almost any foreign sports car, yet it costs less than almost any foreign sports car. It is AMERICAN MADE as well.
KRIC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
The new (C-5) Corvette is a very nice piece, especially the Z-06
But those 74-82 Corvettes, pieces o' crap....a bad joke...a mere shadow of what they once were in the glory days of the late '60s and early '70s. The engines were choked down with emissions control devices, and de-tuned to meet mileage requirements. True disco-era boulevard cruisers. Mechanically, they were little more than 2-seat Monte Carlos with swoopy fiberglass bodies.
Then when they developed the LT1 engine, the Corvette became a contender again. Only gotten better since.
KFRG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1479 times:
Z06 is a winner in my book! My favorite Chev besides the ImpalaSS's. The late '70's and '80's Vette's were not great, but your calling the new models "cheap"?
BTW, you can't compare build quality against a Z3, the Bimmer roadster's build quality is not too great from what I have heard.
KFRG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1470 times:
How old are you man? If you are anywhere from 16 to at least 18 your pretty damn lucky to be cruisin' in a late model Impala. Yes, I did mean the '94-'96 models. It's a real shame that GM terminated the Caprice/Roadmaster/ImpalaSS design, even more reason to justify my loss of respect for GM. It's just a shame the Impala's only came in Auto's. I have been thinking how a Tranny conversion would come along, of course it's possible, I would definately look into one if I ever had an Impala. Adding to my previous post, I forgot my other favorite Chev, the old skool '80's F-Body MonteSS's.
GD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1465 times:
I am a die hard 'Vette fan! The Vette is an excellant car, it puts all of those rice burners to shame!! The interior in the Vette is fine, it may not look like the interior of a BMW, but it is just as comfortable, and better looking IMO.
Staffan: The Vette's cornering isn't that bad. My uncle used to own a '92 Vette, and it had no problem cornering, in fact, it hugged the road!