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    Default Third 2014 Corvette Trailer Looks At The Interior

    This latest video gives us a brief glimpse at the interior, revealing that Chevrolet's designers will finally address one of the biggest criticisms of previous Corvettes:

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    Well not much of a look but the hype sounds good.

    I guess we will all see how they did with it once it is finally here.

    The "across the pond" critics are the ones who always rip on the "cheap interior" of the vette.

    So we will see how the C7 does with this tough crowd this time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WB9MCW View Post
    Well not much of a look but the hype sounds good.

    I guess we will all see how they did with it once it is finally here.

    The "across the pond" critics are the ones who always rip on the "cheap interior" of the vette.

    So we will see how the C7 does with this tough crowd this time around.
    Actually, it's the journalists of American car rags as well that rip on the interior.

    I have to be honest: I sat in a 2013 427 Grand Sport at the local Chevrolet dealer a couple weeks ago. I was impressed with the interior. I thought fit, finish and tactile feel were awesome as were the seats. I honestly don't understand why the C6's interior got such a bad rap. Did all the critics forget about the C5 interior which I thought was much more...sub par?
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    Thumbs down Yeah, I really believe this, What you should see is a bunch of Chinese workers sewing the interior!

    Another promotional video by GM with little content and lots of hype. Just show us the car and quick with the jerking!

    By the way, like the interiors will really be made in the US, not happening!

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    The C6 interior I am sure kept the price of the car down somewhat.

    A better cabin with upgraded material and design will certainly be reflected in the price.

    I found nothing that offensive about the C6 interior especially if done in the optional two colors. The base black was a wash out and for the most part looked cheap.

    It's all a matter of personal taste The rest of the C6 is hard to fault and can be equipped almost for any challanges you want to use for. I won't have any problems keeping mine and enjoying it.

    I'll absorbe and analize the 7 for a few years when all the bugs are out and most models are available. Then it might be a game changer.
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    I hope it doesn't cause a major boost in base price.


    Too bad there isn't the choice of a base cloth interior for people not bothered by such things and who are looking for what a Corvette is built for, performance - and an optional high end leather interior for the folks who like to bench race with the other high end high priced sports cars.

    Thinking about all the Z-06s I drove, both C5s and C6s and a ZR-1, (even a c4 zr-1 way back) the interiors never bothered me, the money was invested elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warren s View Post
    I hope it doesn't cause a major boost in base price.


    Too bad there isn't the choice of a base cloth interior for people not bothered by such things and who are looking for what a Corvette is built for, performance - and an optional high end leather interior for the folks who like to bench race with the other high end high priced sports cars.

    Thinking about all the Z-06s I drove, both C5s and C6s and a ZR-1, (even a c4 zr-1 way back) the interiors never bothered me, the money was invested elsewhere.
    Good point and I totally agree. A base or upgrade should be a choice on the option list along with optional racing seats for those who want to track.

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    The video does not show much, as usual. My 3LZ interior in my Z06/Z07 is fine by me...I thnk the leather is great all over and the fit and finish is of high quality.

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    By the way, like the interiors will really be made in the US, not happening!
    And your source for this information is?
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    I have the Heritage Ebony over Titanium in my GS and I think it looks great. It's all business which is why I like it. The seats work for me also......
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    Well that was a waste of my time. Next time make it worth my while will you. There are bigger things in life than this car at the moment. Or are you guys ablivious to it all. Have a great Holiday Season and Merry Christmas to all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puddle Jumper View Post
    Well that was a waste of my time. Next time make it worth my while will you. There are bigger things in life than this car at the moment. Or are you guys ablivious to it all. Have a great Holiday Season and Merry Christmas to all.
    No not oblivious, just have to realize that you take the moments to escape the crap by trying to find enjoyment in life elsewhere. Almost everything is more important than a Corvette interior, but you find the joy in other things when you can. I do agree though, the video was a waste of time.

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    Default Advertising's Long History of Teasing

    For those of you who are repeatedly being frustrated by GM's teases for the C7, there's a long history and pattern of advertising success involved. In 1954, Proctor and Gamble did it for weeks before unveiling Crest toothpaste. In 1956, Lever Brothers did it with Wisk detergent. And automotively (I am showing both my age and memory), Ford did it for a month, with daily full page ads that said "E Day is only XX number of days away!" For the first few weeks, you wouldn't even know what an "E" stood for because "car" or "automobile" wasn't mentioned. In September 1956, we found out that E was an Edsel, "a totally new kind of car". Even if it wasn't much more than Ford's patching parts together to make their own version of an Oldsmobile, it had a lot of attention being paid to it. Too bad it lasted only three years, instead of the Corvette's sixty-one. I can easily wait for less than a month to see what we'll wait another half year to experience the car in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Actually, it's the journalists of American car rags as well that rip on the interior.

    I have to be honest: I sat in a 2013 427 Grand Sport at the local Chevrolet dealer a couple weeks ago. I was impressed with the interior. I thought fit, finish and tactile feel were awesome as were the seats. I honestly don't understand why the C6's interior got such a bad rap. Did all the critics forget about the C5 interior which I thought was much more...sub par?


    If you want to see an expensive machine with a sub-par interior, go spend $150,000,000 for a new Boeing 777, and then look at the cockpit. Especially, after a year of use.

    You get exposed screw heads, plain old paint on some surfces, cheap plastic that makes a Corvette look luxurious, etc.
    But just like a C6, you also have a very comfortable, efficient, and well organized "office".

    My biggest worry about the C7 interior, is that it will replace "practical" with "glitzy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by vethead View Post
    No not oblivious, just have to realize that you take the moments to escape the crap by trying to find enjoyment in life elsewhere. Almost everything is more important than a Corvette interior, but you find the joy in other things when you can. I do agree though, the video was a waste of time.
    Yup, a teaser indeed! Got me again. I "bit" and thought there might be more content to the trailer videos as we approach the Jan 2013 formal unveiling. Alas, not so.

    I wonder where price creep is going to push the base price? I've owned 4 vettes and enjoyed the heck out of them all. Still get a thrill when I wind up the C6 and the Billy Boat Bullets sound off! The C6 interior meets all my expectations. An incremental improvement in the C7 would be nice but not necessary from my POV. Had the car in for an oil change last week and the dealer had two 427s on the floor, each about $80k sticker price.

    God has blessed me with two pleasures I don't need but value as gifts: the joy of occasionally taking the wife and the vette out for a cruise, and the joy of music on a great 2 channel stereo system, including vintage vinyl!.

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