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Old 09-26-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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The exterior styling is still a point of contention for me. I like how it looks from the side, but I hate the front and back of it. Just not a fan of angular styling for the most part, Lamborghini is about the only manufacturer I know that can consistently pull that off. I'm sure one of my neighbors will have one soon to give it a good lookover.
The exterior styling of the corvette has been an issue since, oh, 1963...
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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During a quick run from the western NC mtns to SW FL the past few days, we saw several truckloads of C7s driving along I-75...all wrapped in the white covers.

The 'debate' on the C7 is good, (the Vette Boards discussions are encyclopedic in length), and good for the brand, imo.

As a C5 owner, I am very interested and look forward to seeing it in the real, and maybe a drive.

I suspect I will wait until mid-late 2015, for the debugging, and for the fervor to die down. I would like a silver or white vert, 7 spd manual, Z51, etc. Like other posters, I just need to sell the CEO on my desire,

Fwiw, my '02 C5 Vert has been the best car I have ever owned in 50+ years of cars: easy maintenance, very quick & very fast, great handling, non-maintenance repairs I can count on one hand, huge trunk for travel, ~28-30 mpg on trips, etc.

But, looking forward to the C7, and maybe getting one in a year or two...
GL, mD

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:57 PM
 
Location: McKinney
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The exterior styling of the corvette has been an issue since, oh, 1963...
The C5 was a huge styling improvement over previous generations, and it's the body style that I still think looks the best, even better than the C6 and the C7. Interior... that's a different story entirely. In fact, I know a lot of people that have still held on to their C5 because they liked it better than the C6, and didn't want to switch. Whether that holds true for the C7 remains to be seen.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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During a quick run from the western NC mtns to SW FL the past few days, we saw several truckloads of C7s driving along I-75...all wrapped in the white covers.

The 'debate' on the C7 is good, (the Vette Boards discussions are encyclopedic in length), and good for the brand, imo.

As a C5 owner, I am very interested and look forward to seeing it in the real, and maybe a drive.

I suspect I will wait until mid-late 2015, for the debugging, and for the fervor to die down. I would like a silver or white vert, 7 spd manual, Z51, etc. Like other posters, I just need to sell the CEO on my desire,

Fwiw, my '02 C5 Vert has been the best car I have ever owned in 50+ years of cars: easy maintenance, very quick & very fast, great handling, non-maintenance repairs I can count on one hand, huge trunk for travel, ~28-30 mpg on trips, etc.

But, looking forward to the C7, and maybe getting one in a year or two...
GL, mD


I'M with you on the C5 2002 convertible.
I have mulled it over for the past year, and selling my 66 Tbird was the biggest obstacle .
I hate to see it go, but I have now solved that problem, so I am starting my search for a 2002-2004 C5 convertible.
I only want one of two colors, torch red, or millenium yellow.
As for the Tbird, one of my tenants wants to buy it, and also her wants me to keep up the maintenance on it for a monthly fee.
The bird is only going 25 feet from my driveway to it's new driveway.
This isn't going to be until spring though, so I have plenty of time to find that perfect C5 convertible.
Bob.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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More hotness!








Which color would you choose??
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Middle of the desert
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I'm more interested in the interior than anything else. The biggest knock on the C5 but to a lesser extent, the C6, was the cheap plastic heavy interior. I know that the interior was a big focus on the C7 but I haven't read much about the interior.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Twin Lakes /Taconic / Salisbury
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More of their natural enviroment..








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Old 09-26-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Interior shots






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C7 Corvette Exhaust Sounds and Head Unit Demo Bill Jacobs Joliet 815-725-7110 - YouTube
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:25 PM
 
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The exterior styling of the corvette has been an issue since, oh, 1963...
Seems to me that you simply don't like Vettes, if you're questioning 50 years of design.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:02 PM
 
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Corvettes remind me of the 80s.
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