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Postby dodint » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:45 pm

I approve of that outcome. :thumb:

What I thought was going to happen was the rears were going to hook up and the dingus in the yellow was going to get mowed down.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:07 pm

There's a good chance that this is the rear end of the C8. If so, woof.

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And this may be the rest of it:

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Postby dodint » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:46 pm

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Postby Willie Kool » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:58 pm

:lol:

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:52 pm

Gnarly

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Postby dodint » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:34 pm

If anyone wants to get a fire team together:

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Postby AuthorTony » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:40 am

I'm thinking of pulling a dodint and buying a crazy old vehicle simply because I think it's cool. Only I don't have a fraction of his income so I might be making a huge mistake.

Looking at a 1987 Wrangler YJ. 196K miles but the seller has done a ton of work to it. Asking $4K. I might go look at it this weekend if I can't talk myself out of it.

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Postby dodint » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:05 am

Only one of my cars is worth more than about $8k, fwiw.

I don't buy expensive cars, just interesting ones. I paid the same amount for my DMC as someone buying a new base model Ford Explorer or Honda Pilot would.

But, yeah, go for it. If you wait until next weekend I can go with you if younwant a second set of eyes.

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Postby AuthorTony » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:20 am

I might take you up on that. Still waiting to hear back from the seller. I don't have 1/5 of your car knowledge which is why I'm so wary.

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Postby dodint » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:58 pm

I'm not a huge Jeep person. The closest I've owned to that is an '80 Toyota Pickup/Hilux. I'm full of general car knowledge to help spot common issues, though. It will be too old for OBD scanning so I wouldn't be able to pull any self-diagnostic codes, unfortunately. Let me know, happy to answer questions here/PM or go check it out with you. My wife is taking her own vacation to Texas next weekend so I don't have any conflicts there.

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Postby NTP66 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:20 pm

The guy across from me at the gas station is filling his new BMW M8 Coupe with 87.

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Postby mac5155 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 pm

Hey pal you don't save up 130k to buy a car by blowing it on +6 octane.

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Postby CBear3 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:54 pm

Did he look like a valet? #SaveFerris

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:40 pm

Plaid tank top, plaid shorts, and a fake tan. I actually laughed when I saw the combination.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:01 am

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Postby dodint » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:21 am

C8 Corvette reveal was interesting. The car just looks like a cobbling together of borrowed design ideas. I need to see it in person before settling on a hot take.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:07 am

Going by the pictures alone, I'm not really a fan. It just looks weird. The interior is probably the worst part:

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Postby dodint » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:20 am

The unending single row of switches is just bizarre.

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Postby CBear3 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:27 am

Oh dear buttons down the RH side, when you have a freaking tablet easily within reach. Hid-E-us. Why not just use Alexa for crying out loud.
Showed my wife the leaked pictures yesterday evening. She guessed Lambo. Showing it in red made me think Ferrari, like a 355.

Anything but a Vette.

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Postby dodint » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:33 am

I read the perfect summary on another forum last night: "Not bad, but it instantly feels like a car that has already been on the market a couple of years. A total clean sheet performance car should stun. I think they played it a little too conservatively..."

The car doesn't look original. It's a Camaro rear end, Mclaren hips, NSX mid-body, with a weird stubby Corvette beak on the front. But most importantly it looks old already. Kind of like the generic supercar in Grand Theft Auto that looks just enough like the car its emulating that you can tell what it is but without them having to have bought a licensing agreement.

All that said, 0-60 in under 3 seconds with a 495hp mid engine, DCT, full coil over sports car for under $60k is objectively awesome value. Congrats to GM in that regard.

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Postby Shyster » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:39 pm

I think the Corvette looks pretty decent, and the price/performance ratio is unbeatable. I'm disappointed at the absence of a manual-transmission option, but heck, even Ferrari hasn't offered one of those for years.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:41 pm

I read the perfect summary on another forum last night: "Not bad, but it instantly feels like a car that has already been on the market a couple of years. A total clean sheet performance car should stun. I think they played it a little too conservatively..."

The car doesn't look original. It's a Camaro rear end, Mclaren hips, NSX mid-body, with a weird stubby Corvette beak on the front. But most importantly it looks old already. Kind of like the generic supercar in Grand Theft Auto that looks just enough like the car its emulating that you can tell what it is but without them having to have bought a licensing agreement.

All that said, 0-60 in under 3 seconds with a 495hp mid engine, DCT, full coil over sports car for under $60k is objectively awesome value. Congrats to GM in that regard.
The price point is the only intriguing thing for me.

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Postby offsides » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:16 pm

Only comes in 8 speed automatic. Guess the manual transmissions in any sports car will soon be unavailable. Friend of mine has a 2016 with a 7 speed manual. Got to drive it once, really nice.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:18 pm

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Postby dodint » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:38 pm

Bravo.

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