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NOT REALLY IMPRESSED (Read 1622 times)
Oct 21st, 2013 at 4:37pm

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On Saturday we went to the Texas State fair in downtown Dallas Chevrolet had their typical display where you can look and drive the new vehicles.  I got to drive the C7 corvette sure it was real nice but I wasn't crazy about the instrument panel layout and less impressed with the Camaro look alike tail lights and the fender and quarter reflectors that halfway surround the wheel wells.  I think other than the C3 I like the C5's the best.  I know I will get a lot of flack over my opinion of the new corvette but it is just my own opinion of what I like and disliked about it.  I did fall in love with the new Silverado and my wife is trying to get me to buy one but I love my old bullet proof 2003 Silverado.
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Reply #1 - Oct 21st, 2013 at 6:36pm

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Rick,  I am with you on this one.  Ever since I saw my first one in Detroit, I didn't like the tail lights or the blacked out trim.  I want to go back to round gauges like a sports car should have not some screen.  What happened to classic sports car designs inside and out.
 

1977 Burgundy Corvette.  In the middle of a restoration.
Currently, 3.36 gears, VBandP composite monoleafs, KYB shocks, built thm400 trans, 383 stroker engine, custom  headers, bumble bee paint scheme on the suspension.
Currently working on new body.
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Reply #2 - Oct 22nd, 2013 at 9:49am

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I also wasn't a fan of the taillights from the beginning. I think they did an outstanding job otherwise. Haven't driven one yet..I did drive a C-6 & was very impressed with the way it handled, but I'm used to more power. Still love the C-3's the most & Dodges Roll Eyes
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #3 - Oct 22nd, 2013 at 4:01pm

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Look at the interior of a C3 or a 240Z or 260Z, now those are cockpits.
 

1977 Burgundy Corvette.  In the middle of a restoration.
Currently, 3.36 gears, VBandP composite monoleafs, KYB shocks, built thm400 trans, 383 stroker engine, custom  headers, bumble bee paint scheme on the suspension.
Currently working on new body.
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Reply #4 - Oct 22nd, 2013 at 10:27pm

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they felt an update was needed and also felt a "new" direction was needed hence the Camaro tailights (althought the 2014 Camaro tailights are now different) so, who knows maybe the Corvette's TRADITIONAL signature round tailights will make a comeback as for the instrument panel they tried back in 1984 with a digitasl dash which was determined after a couple of years to be impractical so they switched to analog with digital readouts for ancillary items the speedometer gauge is too much like current aircarft in that it is a multi function display unit by turning a dial you can change the parameters of the readout--I PREFER simple--- now, I too like the C-3 series best of all and this one (2014)from the front/side does reflect some of those classic lines I guess we'll have to see how it feels after a few years. I have driven every series except the C-1 never cared for the C-4 (too cramped for a big guy) and, I thought the C-6 was probably the best with the C-5 a close second but for sheer looks and admiring looks the C-3 was hands down the Corvette of choice.
.................Chris  Smiley
 
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Reply #5 - Jun 1st, 2014 at 11:04pm

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I've been seeing more and more C-7's on the road these days the car looks fantastic under power cruising down the highway, overall the car is styled verynicely and has enough cues from past models to look like a true evolutionary vehicle.
..................Chris  Smiley
 
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Reply #6 - Jun 7th, 2014 at 5:51pm

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In my 80 California Special with the 305 engine they pass me too fast to get a good look Tongue But I'll stick with my C-3 Cheesy
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Reply #7 - Jun 8th, 2014 at 3:16pm

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My neighbor has one now so I am suffering from "Corvette envy" every time I see him back it out of his driveway.  AND he is only 26 years old.  Sad  At least mine are paid for.  Cool
 

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