It is not working for me either. I agree about the back not looking right. Maybe need to see one up close or driving by. When the 1984 body design came out I drooled and dreamed of getting one. I almost got a used 84 in 1986 but it fell through. In hindsight I was glad it did as that year had a lot of bugs. Finally in 1988 I got a 1985 in two tone metallic blue. It was my 30th birthday present to me. Had her for 18 years and loved her. After she died and I finished grieving I got my Sol as my 50th birthday present to me.
Maybe I am just getting old or maybe I am just really happy with my Sol. I just don't feel the excitement when I look at the pics of the new Vette. If I got to drive one that might be another story!
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Last edited by Northern Sol; 01-14-2013 at 08:38 PM.
Appearance wise, looks like an American had an illegitimate child with a Italian (whether it was a street-hooker or high-class-call-girl is a personal opinion). Part of me is glad they took an evolutionary approach part of me wished they'd gone revolutionary and rendered an refined American style rather than a copy-cat, European direction.
Technical wise; refinement, refinement, refinement was mandated in all areas.
Length 177 (longer than C6, similar to C5), 48 height, 73 wide.
Basically, auto pundits will now have to rely on driving skill rather than brand bias or the old "best bang for buck" moniker when making comparison test to Porsche or Ferrari.
Bottom line, a truly a world-class, sports car that should garner more fans world-wide.
Money wise, while it's claimed prices won't change much I predict prices will indeed be hiked up slowly to justify quality, improvements, and profit.
All the more reason GM should reconsider resurrecting the the Kappa II.
The new Viper is my choice but this Stingray is not bad, I think if the price remains like the 2012's it will get a lot of sales.
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I like the whole thing. But I'd agree with Vette enthusiasts that the back seems like a rob from the camaro (though I think it still looks nice). It seems to me rather more soft and rounded in the front, and very linear and harsh in the rear, again not necessarily odd. But to call it a "stingray", I'm not seeing. The stingray corvette of old had the big bulging soft lines over both front and rear wheelwells, and the stingray bumper, this car is not reminding me of a stingray gliding along in the ocean.
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