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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Tone Deaf, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. valor19

    valor19 Strat-O-Master

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    I'm also a Ford guy. But I give GM props for the new Corvette. A mid-engine Ferrari fighter starting for under $60k?!?! Eagerly awaiting real world testing by the auto websites and magazines. Seems like one hell of a car for the money.
     
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  2. ZlurkCorzDog

    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Most likely because they have the mojo we don't to fix them.

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  3. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    Just like buying a great suit of clothes.... You have to try it on for size.
     
  4. rolandson

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    My dad bought the first Corvair sold in Portland, in 1960 I think. It was red. People wanted to look at it wherever we went. Little did I know he was trying to kill me.


    Secretly I've always wanted a Porsche.

    I like the way they feel; the control and responsiveness. Almost intuitive. Spouse's brother is one of Tokyo's go to Porsche mechanics...he lets me drive his.

    And I would never buy a Porsche. That much money for a car? From a fellow who hates driving?

    Probably sort of ridiculous don't you think?
     
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    That new vette will be a head turner for sure.
     
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    If I’m spending that kind of money I want a Hellcat .
     
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    I personally love what the car is about but I'm not too keen on the looks particularly the rear end. Its exactly as if they lengthened the back of a ZL1 and then widened it. To me it just looks ill proportioned but its certainly a Corvette for the future.
     
  8. gjohnson441496

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    Mine is too. 2002 MR2. What year is yours?
     
  9. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    A guy I work with has 2017 vette all suped up with 700hp. He was telling me these vettes have so much torque they bend the frame and crack the glass on the back window of the car.
     
  10. bchaffin72

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    If you're referring to the Nader incident,the first gen Corvairs were totally exonerated of the dangerous handling charges. Of course it was sadly AFTER the bad press had done its damage and they were out of production.

    "A 1972 safety commission report conducted by Texas A&M University concluded that the 1960–1963 Corvair possessed no greater potential for loss of control than its contemporary competitors in extreme situations. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a press release in 1972 describing the findings of NHTSA testing from the previous year. NHTSA had conducted a series of comparative tests in 1971 studying the handling of the 1963 Corvair and four contemporary cars—a Ford Falcon, Plymouth Valiant, Volkswagen Beetle, and Renault Dauphine—along with a second-generation Corvair (with its completely redesigned, independent rear suspension)."

    My grandfather was a big fan, owned several early 60s models. The one project car I rather regret I never got to finish was a red '62 Monza.

    Could have looked a lot like this one:

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    Yeah, No....

    I was remembering the lack of padding / lack of seat belts ... stamped steel dash panel and ... me, all of six years old gleefully bouncing around the front seat at 50 mph!

    Those were the days!!!
     
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    Ah, got it!! Like the days of riding unsecured in the back of a pickup truck................:D:D
     
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    Even when it's a Porsche?? Or is that the exception to the rule?:D
     
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    Well, this one has a 600 HP 427................:eek::D

     
  15. rolandson

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    No, I hate driving...period. A Porsche would just make it more tolerable to be stuck in traffic not going anywhere as some douche .....
     
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    1993..used to be a turbo, but now it's a 2gr-fe 3.5 liter v-6.
     
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    I love driving, but not necessarily all driving equally.:D

    Let's just say I'm glad my occasional trip into the congested area that is Toronto via the 401 is very occasional!
     
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    When I lived in Germany in the late 90s we were near an Opel factory and my next door neighbor worked there. He was a GT fanatic but drove a late model (at the time) Manta similar to this. It was sweet.

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  19. newplayeroldguy

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    I drive a lot of different cars, and Corvettes are the least comfortable ones I see. If I was after a performance car (and I'm not) I'd be looking for one of these
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  20. UltraStrat

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    65K w/Z51 Pkg, 0-60 under 3 seconds, 1340 ft in 11.3 seconds and it handles the track. NSX 150K. Toyota Supra well equipped around 55k. Supra doesn't come close performance wise. My Hayabusa is said to do the quarter in 2.8. Yes I ordered a 2020 Z51.
     
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