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Apr 26th, 2019 at 2:47pm

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THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE IS JULY 18 AND IT'S GOING TO BE A MIXED BAG OF EMOTIONS FROM LONG TIME FANS OF THE CORVETTE. I PERSONALLY AM RESERVING JUDGEMENT UNTIL I ACTUALLY SEE ONE IN PERSON BUT, THERE IS ONE MOVE I'M ABIVILENT ABOUT AND, THAT IS THE ELIMINATION OF A MANUAL TRANSMISSION. THERE ARE HISTORICAL MOMENTS WHEN A MANUAL WASN'T OFFERED, 1953-54 & 1982 BUT, AS A FAN OF THE MANUAL I FIND THIS MOVE A BIT DISAPPOINTING. STILL, AS LONG AS CHEVY CAN KEEP THE CAR 'AFFORDABLE" IT SHOULD FARE WELL. AND, GIVEN THAT THE BOWLING GREEN FACTORY HAS ADDED A SECOND SHIFT, THAT TELLS ME PRELIMINARY ORDERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN AND THOSE ORDERS BEAR THE NEED FOR THE ADDITIONAL WORKFORCE. SO, LET'S WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN 3 MONTHS OR SO.
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Reply #1 - Apr 27th, 2019 at 4:17am

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It's been so long since I've had a "stick shift" car of any kind, I've almost forgot how to shift. LOL
At this stage with a bum knee, and you have a bum knee automatic is welcomed. My Ram truck has 8 speed automatic... which would be a LOT of shifting.
So, yeah... automatic is fine with me.
 

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Reply #2 - Apr 27th, 2019 at 5:43am

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yellowjacket wrote on Apr 27th, 2019 at 4:17am:
It's been so long since I've had a "stick shift" car of any kind, I've almost forgot how to shift. LOL
At this stage with a bum knee, and you have a bum knee automatic is welcomed. My Ram truck has 8 speed automatic... which would be a LOT of shifting.
So, yeah... automatic is fine with me.


Jack,
I understand completely but it’s just the fact that they are eliminating a choice it’s bad enough that they push packages instead of options there and for a car that is built per order (factory tour quote)there was a time when ordering a car and selecting options was a common practice and you could equip your car the way you wanted now, it’s take it or leave it
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Reply #3 - Apr 27th, 2019 at 3:06pm

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Well I for one love driving a stick shift. I think you get a much better experience especially in a sports car.  GM is probably doing this because cell phone usage & lots of the younger generation can't drive a stick anyway & it's probably cheaper to keep it simple.  I've just about had it with GM anyway.  I'll never get a new vet anyway so I really don't care either way.
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #4 - May 2nd, 2019 at 6:52am

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I am really looking forward to seeing the new C8.
It will be a totally new car and a dream come true from the 70's as a mid engine.

A Mule showed up at bowling green and looked pretty nice for what one could see.

The new mid engine look can be hated and folks could say it is a copy of European exotics or folks could look at it as an evolution of even better handling and overall performance! Either way it will take some getting used to!

I say BRING IT ON!

I hope she retains some visual queues of vettes gone past! But hey, I hated they removed opening headlights in the C6 but after owning and driving a C6 I completely forgave them! I assume the same will be true for the C8!

Who is going to get to see one live and in person first here on the forum??

Scott
 
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Reply #5 - May 2nd, 2019 at 5:34pm

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Can't wait to see on myself when it shows up around the NW, but we usually get it last...
 

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Reply #6 - May 30th, 2019 at 6:44pm

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I personally agree with Alan about driving a stick shift especially in a sports car! absolutely loved "rowing" through the gears in 1he '77. and the 6 (C-5/6) AND 7 speeds (C7) were about as much fun as you can ask for, very responsive and just plainly a better experience as for having bad knees?? if you don't use it, you lose it.
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