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Old 04-30-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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A local radio talk show has stated that the Corvette is on the chopping block as far as production. Has anyone heard anything on this?
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: WA
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The Corvette is a model that has sold reasonably well (very well compared to most sports cars) and has reportedly been profitable. I expect it will stay.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Southwest Missouri
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I'd be shocked if the Corvette died, but I have read that the high performance team that worked on the Z06, ZR1 and various SS models is gone.

Corvette will probably survive, but I shudder to think about what may be done to the marque if certain people get their way.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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In five years it will look like a 1978 T-bird. Just another giant slow four door luxo wagon.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Southwest Missouri
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In five years it will look like a 1978 T-bird. Just another giant slow four door luxo wagon.
I was thinking more along the lines of the Mustang II.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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That may really depend on how much control the governamnt gets in controlling what the makers offer in the future.I would say that what the governament has said in the administritions speeches doesn't look good but then the future of the companies doesn't look good as of how.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I haven't heard this specifically. Just guessing, but this rumor may have come from the scare that was created when they announced that GM was canning its performance division, but they announced later on that the Corvette comes from a different department, and that they were referring to the SS cars mainly. But who knows what the government will do.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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If the govt gets their hands deep enough into the workings of the car companies, then the only vehicles that will be produced are boring, econo-boxes with 2 cylinder engines that go 0-60 in 2 minutes flat, but get 60 mpg. This govt wants to control what you drive, what you buy, where you keep your $, where you receive medical care, and wants more taxes from you.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: ***Spokane***
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A local radio talk show has stated that the Corvette is on the chopping block as far as production. Has anyone heard anything on this?
I would believe the radio talk show host is referring to the economy and GM looking at bankrupt stage..and yes the corvette plant in KY is definately slowing down and will be closed the first 2 weeks of May, June and July of this year due to slowness of sales. Corvette is the
only american sportscar, it will survive , even with this sad economy:I will say, the Federal Government has not and has no experience in managing an
large Auto company, and has no business being involved, period....We're not socialist are we?!

2010 Chevrolet Corvette - Consumer Guide Automotive

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Old 04-30-2009, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Spencer, Ohio
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I hear they are bringing the GS Corvette back for 2010 as well.
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