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#951 of 2035 Back to current inventory clearing and incentives
Jul 07, 2004 (10:41 am)
The following is from an article USA Today, which has much more info on other GM models, Ford and DC. FWIW:
GM also is offering no-interest financing on many 2004 models for loans as long as five years.
"I sold 52 Corvettes last month," said Scott Montgomery, sales manager at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn. "Zero for 60 should clean out the last of them."
GM customers with leases that don't expire until the end of March 2005 can also terminate the contract early without penalty if they buy or lease a new GM model.
GM is excluding some models, suchs the the Cadillac CTS-V and XLR, Chevrolet SSR and Hummer H2.
Jul 08, 2004 (3:15 am)
Well guys I guess after all of the info I have gotten about this 1991 corvette from all of you and all of the research I done I am going to buy this car and no matter how slow it is or that it doesn`t have an LT1. It is still a very nice car and I know I will enjoy driving it. Thanks for all of the help.
#953 of 2035 Congratulations on joining the Vette Family
Jul 08, 2004 (7:19 am)
Take a look around locally for a local club and you will probably find some others who have similar cars and can lend some support when something new comes up. Keep us posted and remember to 'Save the Wave'!
#954 of 2035 Wife see new 04 for first time
Jul 09, 2004 (4:05 am)
Picked up the wife at the airport yesterday and took the new Vette to do it. Walked her around the parking garage for a few minutes pretending not to be able to find my car. Then hit the opener and the lights flashed on the Vette. She: "You didn't...?" Me: "I did." Well, the fact I am able to write this today indicates she didn't try or didn't succeed in killing me. lol Anyway, her only comment riding home was that the seats were comfortable, albeit, she would prefer them to be heated too. And the cabin noise was too loud for her. She: "Why a Bose system if you can't hear it?" She made a similar comment about my 300M when I went to duals on that vehicle. It was fine with me, but... This brings me to my question. Aside from the EMT noise which I can't do anything about, will the exhaust set-up on the 04 Vette allow the imposition of another small muffler/resonator aft of the cats to lower the cabin noise level, without impacting performance? I haven't gotten down under trying to see the layout, due to excessive gut, bad back and low carriage. I added a small tubular Magnaflow 10416 to my 300M's exhaust, and it did a great job, so I wonder if I could do the same on the Vette? Any thoughts? The wife also wasn't too enamored with the striping I had done. I had the shop do the Commemorative pattern from the Z06 in Copper with a Metalic 1" Dark Blue outside stripe on the Medium Spiral Gray. Those who have seen it think it looks super, but everyone has a right to their opinion. Anyway, if anyone has info on the muffler issue, I'd appreciate advice. Thanks.
Jul 09, 2004 (7:55 am)
I think people attribute far more power benefits to cat-back exhaust modifications than an accurate dyno would justify, because.....they often make other changes at the same time and so don't get the real picture.
The car might sounds slower but I doubt if you'd be able to register the difference on the clock in real world driving with a somewhat more restrictive can in the back end of the system. What could you lose? 5 HP? You've got a large bank account of ponies under there!
If nothing is available that will fit, you might consider putting down some Dyna-Mat under the carpeting, trunk, etc. Of course, you'd have to do a really neat job of it on a new car like that.
Jul 09, 2004 (10:14 am)
Yeah, I am not too worried about a power drain, since it is hard to find any place where I live that you can really let it run in the high numbers [above maybe 80], and it is really quick to merge and lose people at lights, so I can't see that diminishing much, if at all. It didn't hurt adding the additional muff. on my 300M at all. Unless someone has another suggestion or warning about messing with it, I will check with the exhaust guy and see what he thinks. I can do that tomorrow, maybe have him throw it up on the lift and take a look. Thought I saw a schematic of the exhaust somewhere but can't seem to locate it now.
#957 of 2035 bigmike, you have a coupe
Jul 09, 2004 (6:16 pm)
Do you have stock exhaust? If so I can't see anyone complaining about the sound, is it auto? My wife just got a Corsa Indy with no X-pipe on a coupe and many said it would be way too loud but we did 1400 miles and no sound issues. Just put it in 6th and cruise at 1400 to 1800 rpm. Now the EMTs are another issue, stay off new concrete, sometimes tough to do. To me the car is quiet as a church mouse with stock exhaust, especially if you keep it in lower rpms, now the Z06 is a different story, especially at WOT.
As to shifty's thought about after market exhaust, article in Vette Magazine last year about the Magnaflow system I put on my coupe, it is quieter than stock at idle thorough to before WOT, at WOT it is louder and deeper than stock. Mag ran before and after dyno and said +16hp, if I remember correctly, then add 2hp more for x-pipe.
Jul 10, 2004 (3:30 am)
Got my new corvette and it`s sure is nice to drive. One question, the car has been setting so much in a car shed that when you turn the air condition on it smells like mold, what can I do?
Jul 10, 2004 (9:16 am)
Any car that gets turned off with the A/C running will have moisture in the system that will then turn to mold smell when you reenter car. I have heard that there are sprays to try and clean it out but have never seen one personally. I've gone to turning off the A/C a mile or several before getting to destination to dry the system and then notice a big difference in not getting blast of mold smell on return to the car. YMMV
#960 of 2035 Exhaust noise, ctd.
Jul 10, 2004 (12:45 pm)
If noise is the issue, I would probably try noise reduction material before playing games with additional mufflers. You might try this site for noise reduction material: http://www.dynamat.com/
Hope this helps.