The new Corvette is here! The new Corvette is here!

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  1. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    While I agree, my friend has a Mazda Speed 3. I call it the flying eggshell. Little bastard WILL light the tires if you romp it in 3rd gear.

    I hate FWD more because I refuse to work on them, I hate traverse engines, like the day Eclipses that you had to pull the intake to get to the back spark pugs.

    I don't think I have owned a front driver since I was in high school and that was only because I bought a Taurus off my pops for like $300.
  2. SimpleSimon

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    And? :rofl :lol3
    <TABLE style="MARGIN: 1em auto" class=wikitable><TBODY><TR><TH style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND: #cfc" colSpan=7>Annual Prius liftback sales worldwide and by region
    1997-2012 (CYTD)<SMALL><SUP>(1)</SUP></SMALL><SUP id=cite_ref-TMCSales1012_82-1 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="347">[82]</SUP><SUP id=cite_ref-GCC100710_5-4 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="350">[5]</SUP>
    (in thousands)
    </TH></TR><TR><TH style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">Year</TH><TH style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">World</TH><TH style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">Japan</TH><TH style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">U.S.<SUP id=cite_ref-DoEHEV10_84-1 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="353">[84]</SUP></TH><TH style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">Europe</TH><TH style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">Canada<SUP id=cite_ref-95 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="356">[95]</SUP></TH><TH style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">Other</TH></TR><TR align=middle><TD>1997</TD><TD>0.3</TD><TD>0.3</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>1998</TD><TD>17.7</TD><TD>17.7</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>1999</TD><TD>15.2</TD><TD>15.2</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2000</TD><TD>19.0</TD><TD>12.5</TD><TD>5.6</TD><TD>0.7</TD><TD>0.2</TD><TD>0.01</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2001</TD><TD>29.5</TD><TD>11.0</TD><TD>15.6</TD><TD>2.3</TD><TD>0.4</TD><TD>0.2</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2002</TD><TD>28.1</TD><TD>6.7</TD><TD>20.1</TD><TD>0.8</TD><TD>0.2</TD><TD>0.2</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2003</TD><TD>43.2</TD><TD>17.0</TD><TD>24.6</TD><TD>0.9</TD><TD>0.3</TD><TD>0.4</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2004</TD><TD>125.7</TD><TD>59.8</TD><TD>54.0</TD><TD>8.1</TD><TD>1.9</TD><TD>1.9</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2005</TD><TD>175.2</TD><TD>43.7</TD><TD>107.9</TD><TD>18.8</TD><TD>2.0</TD><TD>2.9</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2006</TD><TD>185.6</TD><TD>48.6</TD><TD>107.0</TD><TD>22.8</TD><TD>2.0</TD><TD>5.3</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2007</TD><TD>281.3</TD><TD>58.3</TD><TD>181.2</TD><TD>32.2</TD><TD>2.6</TD><TD>7.0</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2008</TD><TD>285.7</TD><TD>73.1</TD><TD>158.6</TD><TD>41.5</TD><TD>4.5</TD><TD>7.7</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2009</TD><TD>404.2</TD><TD>208.9</TD><TD>139.7</TD><TD>42.6</TD><TD>4.6</TD><TD>8.4</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2010</TD><TD>NA</TD><TD>315.7<SUP id=cite_ref-96 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="359">[96]</SUP></TD><TD>140.9<SUP id=cite_ref-DoEHEV10_84-2 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="362">[84]</SUP></TD><TD>42.9<SUP id=cite_ref-97 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="365">[97]</SUP></TD><TD>3.0</TD><TD>5.8 <SMALL><SUP>(2)</SUP></SMALL></TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>2011</TD><TD>NA</TD><TD>252.5<SMALL><SUP>(3)</SUP></SMALL><SUP id=cite_ref-Sales1211JP_98-0 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="368">[98]</SUP></TD><TD>128.1<SUP id=cite_ref-Sales1211US_99-0 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="371">[99]</SUP><SUP id=cite_ref-USCanPriusV_100-0 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="374">[100]</SUP></TD><TD>26.4<SUP id=cite_ref-101 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="377">[101]</SUP></TD><TD>1.6</TD><TD>NA</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD>CYTD 2012<SMALL><SUP>(1)</SUP></SMALL></TD><TD>NA</TD><TD>279.0<SMALL><SUP>(3)</SUP></SMALL><SUP id=cite_ref-Sales2012JP_102-0 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="380">[102]</SUP></TD><TD>126.0<SUP id=cite_ref-USales1012_103-0 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="383">[103]</SUP></TD><TD>16.7<SMALL><SUP>(1)</SUP></SMALL><SUP id=cite_ref-ToyotaEU0912_104-0 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="386">[104]</SUP></TD><TD>2.9</TD><TD>NA</TD></TR><TR style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND: #cfc"><TD>Total through
    October 2012<SUP id=cite_ref-TMCSales1012_82-2 class=reference jQuery18306295425258094149="389">[82]</SUP>
    </TD><TD style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">2,804.9</TD><TD style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">1,243.0<SMALL><SUP>(3)</SUP></SMALL></TD><TD style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">1,209.2</TD><TD style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">256.7<SMALL><SUP>(1)</SUP></SMALL></TD><TD style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">26.2</TD><TD style="BACKGROUND: #cfc">39.8<SMALL><SUP>(2</SUP></SMALL></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
  3. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    That dash looks like a 1980s Chevy Blazer or Silverado. :norton
  4. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    You're still trying to figure out this internet thing, aren't you...

    The question was whether or not the 5th gen Camaro is a hit. It has nothing to do with a goddamn prius, but since you brought it up it took Toyota until nearly the 9th production year of worldwide production to equal GM's Camaro production and sales in 4 years :deal While the Prius has a true worldwide market, the Camaro has a heavily dominated North American market with an infinitecimal market outside of North America.
  5. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    I'm not trying to have an internet pissing match. Internet arguments are nothing more than retard slap fights. I was downloading Mosaic to surf porn in the early 90s. I work at ATT Labs building and creating communications technology..... :lol3

    The figures I posted were U.S. Prius sales for the same sales period as those you posted for the Camaro (see red). It was an effort to contrast how many Camaros were sold compared to something on the complete other end of the performance segment (Prius). American's chose to buy 50% more Prius than Camaros and they are at similar price points. The Camaro and Prius are both pretty polarizing cars.... :norton

    Personally, I'd love to see American automakers like Ford and GM succeed. I think American manufacturers have been making noticeable improvements over the last few years in the area of performance, aesthetic and reliability. My only lingering complaint against American automotive manufacturing is their stodgy and cheap interiors. I would like to sit in one of the new Corvettes to see if the fit and finish has improved to a level one would expect from the segment. When my mid-life crisis hits, or my kids are both through college, I might just buy another sports car.

    On a side note, I've an uncle in Tennessee that, until a few years ago, drag raced a '67 Camaro he purchased while stationed in Germany in '67. 1/8th Mile, all motor and 2 speed power-glide.
  6. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    Again, both in the U.S. market and in the world market the Prius is a more sellable car because the mileage and boring functionality of a Prius appeal to a much larger audience. You may as well be making a case that the Honda Accord outsells a Fiat Abarth. It has no relevance.

    If you must use the Prius as a benchmark for what constitutes a "hit", consider the fact that the Camaro is a retro pony car which by it's very design and intent will appeal to a very narrow audience. That it sold 300,000 + units in only 4 years when it took something as widely embraced, functional, and economical as a Prius (with a much larger world market) nearly 9 years to sell the same quantity pretty much says it all.

    Oh, and I get the fact that you created the internet (Al Gore be damned), but that doesn't change the fact that selling 300,000 + copies of nearly any passenger car in only 4 years is a failure most any auto manufacturer would happily embrace.
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    In what ways?

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  8. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    I can never get past that old red or blue interior.
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    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    I ordered my 1983 Silverado with a "charcoal" interior. Loved it!

    The 150bhp 305-V8 sucked, though. Only V8 engine available in the C10 models at that time. (Stupid gas crisis). Got good fuel economy, but wouldn't pull a horse trailer worth a shite.
  10. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    I drove a '78 El Camino growing up. Cool car. Too bad the 305 in that thing was sub 200hp witha 2 barrel and I believe it had 2.73 rear end gears too!

    The analog gauges, the usage of powder blue and red for temperature with knob controls, etc. I just don't care for the GM aesthetic in some cars. You really don't see any significant interior upgrades until you go to Cadillac from what I've seen.
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    Dood did you just say Mosaic?
    I remember hearing quiet conversations about this mythical software at parties in SF way back in the day.

    I was a GUI designer for mobile phones, needless to say I was broke in '91 :lol3

    When we were kings, when we were kings....
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  13. DriveShaft

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    friggin' nice! a Corvette Magnum. :clap
  14. Ken

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    I went to look at a friend of mine's dealership. I talked to him on the phone about the new vet and I told him it would be a better time to buy a used one. He said that they had some really nice used Vets being traded in too. I went to look.

    The new vets are, IMHO, MUCH cooler :clap:clap:clap :cry
  15. NICO

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    You don't want a used one. You, of all people, should know you can never really get all the baby batter wiped away. You will always know, deep down in the recesses of your mind, that somebody got a happy ending in the same seat your ass is resting. It'll ruin the experience. :deal
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    I saw one of those last weekend. Guy was out in front of one of his THREE :yikes huge garages full of cars. He was washing a baby blue one. It was beautiful and made me :cry
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    Well it does now :rofl:rofl:rofl
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    You're welcome. :D

    Now go buy yourself a new Stingray. Sully that thing. You know you want to.
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    I did look at a white Z51 last night and :tb


    I do NOT need to buy that car however :nah

    I have willpower :nod

    I do :nod
  20. NICO

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    willpower. pfft, overrated.

    Look, sell off one of your yachts or maybe that crib in the Azores and buy that fekkin' Vette. You deserve it.

    Plus, you would help perpetuate the stereotype folks hold about Corvette owners. :lol3