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    2020 Vette with Leno

    https://youtu.be/NZGCJu2OaAg
    Not my style as I like old iron. But for a new car at 60k.

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    Another break with tradition. I don’t know how I feel about a ‘mid-engine Corvette’ maybe it should be its own car in its own right and retire the monicker ‘Corvette’ it’s probably the best/baddest Vette ever designed but I’m just a little unsure if it’s really a ‘Vette.’

    But the Vette at inception was designed to compete with the Italian cars. With that in mind it’s a wonder we are just now seeing the change.

    I decided Vettes weren’t for me years ago when I set the seat as low as it would go and couldn’t get my noggin below the roof line.

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    I had a vette for a short time,Didn't really like it so I sold it
    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our's Today"

    Voting is the responsibility of a citizen, even if voting may not necessarily be obligatory. To not vote seems to me to be an abrogation of one's responsibility as a citizen, regardless of one's politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangswitch View Post
    Another break with tradition. I don’t know how I feel about a ‘mid-engine Corvette’ maybe it should be its own car in its own right and retire the monicker ‘Corvette’ it’s probably the best/baddest Vette ever designed but I’m just a little unsure if it’s really a ‘Vette.’

    But the Vette at inception was designed to compete with the Italian cars. With that in mind it’s a wonder we are just now seeing the change.

    I decided Vettes weren’t for me years ago when I set the seat as low as it would go and couldn’t get my noggin below the roof line.
    This!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator 45/70 View Post
    I had a vette for a short time,Didn't really like it so I sold it
    I had a 63 for about 6 months, sold it to a friend who ended up killing himself in it after he hit one of the oak trees that used to be in between the lanes on Hwy. 1; the only thing holding the front half to the rear half was the emergency brake cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Abear View Post
    I had a 63 for about 6 months, sold it to a friend who ended up killing himself in it after he hit one of the oak trees that used to be in between the lanes on Hwy. 1; the only thing holding the front half to the rear half was the emergency brake cable
    327 ?
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    Yep, always wanted a 'fuelie' but settled for Holly 4 bbl

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    For what it is, that is a wicked car at a really good price.
    Well we don't rent pigs and I figure it's better to say it right out front because a man that does like to rent pigs is... he's hard to stop.

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    I had a vette in the garage continuously for 22 years, used as a daily driver. Reflections:

    1. They are not designed for being the "only" car. I always had to have a another vehicle on hand (usually but not always a pickup) to do the mundane choirs like hauling off the trash, transporting more than one passenger.
    2. Sports car suspension equals rough ride.
    3. Tires are really expensive and don't last long (like only 20k miles if using the ones designed for the car).
    4. T-Tops, moon roof, or convertible - doesn't matter, still leaks when it rains.
    5. A/C's never did cool properly, at least to the same level as other cars with an up front vertical radiator/condenser.
    6. They are expensive to operate, My experience (not counting fuel/oil, insurance, payments) over the last 11 years of ownership was around $2000/year.

    On the other hand, they are a blast to drive, power to spare, can pass anything on the road (except a gas station) and often turn heads. I'll stick with my pickup for now.

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    I haven't owned a Vette, but I'm pretty squarely in their buying demographic, and I've owned other cars of that ilk.

    As Blackhawk correctly stated, this really can't be your only car (unless you only need a car for hauling yourself around and not carrying much home than two grocery bags from the store). And yes, my old 911 destroyed tires ... I was doing rear tires every 15,000 miles or so, at about $600 per pair. It was an expensive hobby ... like owning a boat, the best days in a sports car owner's life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it.

    That said, I think that this rear engined Corvette is amazing. The architecture of the Corvette has changed extensively over the years, and that hasn't diminished the badge one bit. Admittedly, there were good years and bad years and some of the generations aged better than others ... but I don't know that there's anything written in stone that says that the Corvette has to have a front engine. And stone breaks when it's hit hard enough ... so even if that was a "rule," it seems like a great time to break it.

    That said, I'll stick to my GMC Sierra with the 6.2 V8. I have over 400 horsepower on tap, I can seat five adults in comfort, and I can put all of my junk in the bed of the truck and still tow thousands of pounds. And, delightfully, I can still hit almost 25 MPG on the highway if I drive with a light foot.

    Mike
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