Hello Corvette…



First, I have to admit I have always thought of the Corvette in these terms: always a good looking car, bust not for me.
I am not a middle aged man trying to leave his childhood dream. I must say, there was always something a little bit cheezy about driving a Corvette. Sorry…
I rode into a 70’s model many years ago. A friend of mine owned one.
All I remember from that drive was the view from inside the car: the huge hood and fenders. the whole thing shacking up and down as we were hitting bumps on the road…
I also got to drive one of the previous generation model.
It drover better than I thought, but the interior was pretty plasticky and cheap looking. And there was a horrible rattle in the back somewhere…

But the one I am driving now is shattering all these preconceived ideas I had.
I think it does look great in person. I remember thinking it looked pretty average when it came out. Sure, they should push the design a bit more. it’s never enough.
The few changes they did inside for this year really work. it is amazing what carbon fiber finish and stitched leather dash can do to an interior.
And I am really amazed how comfortable and easy to drive the car is.
Plus, no more shacking hood and fenders. It is as solid as anything on the road.

So far the car seems to have 2 personalities. the relax, surprisingly easy to drive cruiser. And the beast that appears only when you really push your foot down.

I am not a sports car driver. I like the “cruiser”, but it’s a great feeling to know the beast is there, ready to answer your command.

And yes, I do miss my iPod. Sure, XM radio is great. But there is only one CD player when you order navigation, and it seems to have trouble reading my MP3 CDs…

More later…


Los Angeles is always about extremes, isn’t it…

Conversation 14 comments

  1. I got to drive one of these at the “Rev It Up” event at Epcot last July. I’d have to agree with the two personalities. It would take me awhile to get used to those doors though. Definitely not a car for me 😉

  2. I wish I could own one.

    I’ve gave up on ever getting a ‘vette when my wife and I decided to adopt. That’s why my Mustangs days are numbered and why my next car will be a wagon of some sort…

  3. There is plenty of room for a baby seat in the back of the Mustang…
    A few of my friends with young kids still drive 2 door cars and that’s not a problem…

  4. “Trying to leave his childhood dream.”

    And he’s right. I do it every day. And it works.

  5. I forgot to mention that these Corvette pictures do get bigger when you click on them.
    I will do that from now on.
    Whenever the original picture allows it, of course.
    Many times, I only get small versions.

    But I will make my own pictures larger for the enjoyment of the crowd.

  6. I’ve never had it explained to me how the Corvette of all cars in the world got the tag of mid-life crisis toy.

    I agree however about Vettes packing lots of chintzy touches to them over the years.

  7. “I’ve never had it explained to me how the Corvette of all cars in the world got the tag of mid-life crisis toy.”

    It’s not surprising. So do Porsches, Ferraris and Vipers

  8. the imgae of what a Corvett driver has also prevented me from buying one. This is a great commercial though, Check it out or search “Boy corvette driver” on youtube c o o l

  9. “There is plenty of room for a baby seat in the back of the Mustang…
    A few of my friends with young kids still drive 2 door cars and that’s not a problem…”

    Try telling that to my wife. She ain’t having any of that..

    Maybe that Caddy CTS wagon will fit the bill 🙂

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