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#1213 of 1259 SS and Vettes
by steve_ HOST
Feb 11, 2013 (11:08 am)
Holden VF Commodore Provides Advance Look at 2014 Chevrolet SS
And this is a fun read:
Chevy's $2.5 Billion Corvette
"General Motors has produced almost 1.4 million Corvettes over the past 60 years. Most are still around and each Corvette is a small economy unto itself. A Corvette isn't an appliance like a Malibu or a tool like a pickup. It's a car built for people who love cars. Or at least for people who love the Corvette.
And because they love it they'll pamper that Corvette with exotic waxes, fancy embroidered floor mats, a tough-sounding exhaust system and shiny custom wheels. And, when it's finally all worn out, they'll restore it back to new and start the process all over again. It's a never-ending life cycle supported by companies, shops and dealerships that make, modify, restore and recycle virtually every part of these iconic machines."
#1214 of 1259 Re: SS and Vettes [steve_]
Feb 12, 2013 (7:30 am)
My friend has most definitely kept his 1998 Corvette in tip-top shape. I barely see a swirl mark on its blue metallic finish.
#1216 of 1259 Re: GM 2014 SS: On the Move. Let's Go Places. [imidazol97]
Feb 16, 2013 (12:31 pm)
It's made in OZ, so I'd certainly consider it.
#1217 of 1259 Re: GM 2014 SS: On the Move. Let's Go Places. [imidazol97]
Feb 16, 2013 (1:27 pm)
Don't know whether this is good or not but remove the Chevy badge and it looks like a Mazda (smiling face). I'd rather have lemko friend's '98 vette. C5s are a dying breed.
#1218 of 1259 Re: GM 2014 SS: On the Move. Let's Go Places. [imidazol97]
Feb 16, 2013 (1:31 pm)
At a quick glance, it reminds me a bit of a cross between a BMW and a Chevy Cruze. Doesn't really excite me, style-wise. But I'd consider one, not because of how it looks, but because of what it does!
Mar 01, 2013 (12:33 pm)
> funny things to say
"And the entirety of the Chevrolets, Buicks, GMCs and Cadillacs that were launched to huge acclaim in 09, 10, 11 and 12 were conceived, designed, engineered and sent on their three-to-four year journey to introduction by the old, pre-bankruptcy GM team. You know, the incompetent, slow, clueless, unimaginative bunch led by Rick Wagoner, Fritz Henderson and myself. WE did every one of those winning products for which some 90-day wonders would now like to be retroactively credited."
Sounds like Bob Lutz had some good input. I judge him as a rational fellow who understood the car business.
#1221 of 1259 Re: . [imidazol97]
Mar 01, 2013 (1:46 pm)
Of course, that bunch was also at the wheel for some bad times. But I digress...
I just liked this line: "But to suggest that he is the architect of GMs current success is a bit like crediting the rooster with making the sun come up."
We need more execs with personality.