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Any 'Vette Fans Here?  
User currently offlineB777 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 368 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1565 times:



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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1554 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.

JET  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

lol JETPILOT  Big thumbs up

I don't like the Corvette, big name but cheap interior and bad cornering compared with other sports car (which are more expensive, yes - quality costs)


User currently offlineB777 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 1542 times:

Come on, I know there is got to be other people here who like the 'vette. BTW, Racko, what other sports cars do you have in mind? Perhaps they are on my list of favorites also.

Lol JETPILOT, good one, I didn't notice the Z3 when I posted. That's a nice car too.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 1536 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.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1531 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!

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

They are rather nice cars, you can get quite good second hand deals on them here, but maintenance and fuel costs are quite high.

Staffan


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Cheap interior....Racko have you been in a 2003 Corvette? Please what are you talking about?





Heres one of our families friends vette...  Smile



What a great vehicle!

Chevy makes this supercar so that not only the extra rich "full of themselves" people can afford it but people that dont have $120,000 laying around...And it still spanks some azz.

Bad cornering bad interior....*sighs* I love how you just make up stuff....


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1523 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.

Staffan


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Staffan: You have gone 110mph on the mountain roads? LOL Why would anyone use a Vette in the mountains on a high speed chase... hehe

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Oh, I forgot, people only use their cars on a 1/4 mile strip. As long as it goes fast in a straight line that's all that matters regarding handling...  Yeah sure


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Oh yea I forgot too...Most of us live on the side of a mountain in the middle of Utah and have to drive 100mph down the mountain and up the mountain.

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

Since you don't seem to get it, I was pointing at the fact that it's cornering performance doesn't match it's great acceleration. It's a rather heavy car after all.


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1506 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.

Ummmmm...................haha..........funny.  Insane

For such a higher quality car, the X3 should at least be able to out-run the Vette right?  Laugh out loud

I don't like the Corvette, big name but cheap interior and bad cornering compared with other sports car

OMG............. Laugh out loud

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.




Long live these import killers





-NWA742


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Staffan: Heres a wild guess...maybe it weighs more because its bigger!

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

That's a very good observation you have made there.

User currently offlineKRIC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1498 times:
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The new (C-5) Corvette is a very nice piece, especially the Z-06  Smile

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.


User currently offlineKFRG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1489 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.

-Tom


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

"My favorite Chev besides the ImpalaSS's. "

Muahahhaha! Which ones the 94-96 or the late 60s models?

Of course the 96' SS is my favorite as I get to cruise in her daily  Smile


User currently offlineKFRG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

LOT,
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.

-Tom


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

17 Big grin I realize the tresure that I own  Smile

User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

I am a die hard 'Vette fan! The Vette is an excellant car, it puts all of those rice burners to shame!! Big thumbs up 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!

-GD727



Mmmm forbidden donut.
User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Yeah, I think there pretty nice.

I won two trophies in two bracket races with a borrowed '92. The car was consistant as hell and as easy to drive as anything.

Still....there's just something about a Mustang (or Rustang as DesertJets calls 'em).


User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Oops! My bad. It's TurbineBeaver that calls 'em Rustangs.

Sorry, Desert!!!!


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Corvettes all the way!  Smokin cool

If you want raw performance and style, the Corvette is the way to go.



Bring back the Concorde
25 TurbineBeaver : I like Corvettes, a lot! Especially the Z06, that baby moves! I don't know if I would ever buy one, considering the other options for the money (M3, h
26 JETPILOT : Vette Synopsis.... Cheap ass interiors... they are no better quality than Chevy Cavalier interiors wrapped in leather. Looks..... Sweet looking car...
27 Post contains images TWAL1011 : (TWAL1011: So I call them Rustangs, get over it.) Over it. Moving on.
28 Post contains images NWA742 : I knew JETPILOT would come into here with his immature bashing of US cars once more, but oh well. Cheap ass interiors... they are no better quality th
29 Post contains images JETPILOT : ///MPower JET
30 Post contains images NWA742 : JET, I would love to see that M3 take on any of these cars: Or, to have a better laugh, one of these: But, those cars above are quite expensive, so ho
31 JETPILOT : I'm not bashing the Vette.... I said it looked good. It hauls ass..... But there is no excuse for the quality of the interior. The very appealing inte
32 JETPILOT : BTW... the current body style Mustang is an insult to what the pony car used to be.... It's down right hideous. Please dont post any more pics of it.
33 Flyf15 : JET, I'm with you man. (echo's his comments)
34 Imisspiedmont : The last Corvette was built in 1967. The crop since have been kile Ford introducing the Mustang "Cobra" or Dodge with it's "Challenger" several years
35 Captaingomes : The Corvette Z06 is an example of what GM CAN accomplish, which is a lot to be honest. This car performs at the top of its class, while undercutting t
36 Racko : The Corvette interior just looks and feels cheap, at least the 1997 interior. The 2003 interior looks as cheap, can't judge how it feels. Nothing beat
37 JETPILOT : Racko... I agree completely. I was dissapointed with the interior of the Z4. It digresses from the ergonomic interior of the BMW line. What were they
38 Greg : Actually, some of these comments have merit. The Corvette interior is a plastic jungle. It looks and feels cheap..not worthy of the technology and eng
39 Post contains images GD727 : To you BMW fans: So the inside has some plastic, who gives a sh*t? I mean, you people are going to say the Corvette interior sucks because it isn't wr
40 Captaingomes : GD727, you don't understand the vaild points that some of us are making. For the price of a Corvette, which is trully a bargain by the way, you can ge
41 Post contains images JETPILOT : Hey GD727... Why don't you go back and read the threads over again... because you obviously missed the point. The BMW interior isn't wrapped in leathe
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