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Giving up on the piece of junk that GM calls a Corvette.
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"uncle_vito" wrote in message
Giving up on the piece of junk that GM calls a Corvette.
http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/c5-general-discussion/131528-i-think-i-have-had-enough.html
I recall having many build quality problems with the 69 350 and then the 71 454 roadsters when bought new. The most memorable was the new 454 having to to towed back to the dealer at 25 miles and the reluctance of the dealer to do anything about it. Threats got it running but ultimately I gave up and took it to a trusted mechanic who found things like a broken carb gasket (vacuum leak) mismatched plugs etc etc. And then, the rear left side fender split off since requiring body work. The 350 was better but not by much. But, once I got the cars past factory quality and assembly problems both were decent reliable cars. What I learned was not to use the dealer for service under any circumstances. One has think things are better now -- but apparently not since the cars are so much more complex than the early C3s that they are more prone to breaking. Of course, I drive a Honda S2000 now for "grins" and its bullet-proof -- at 8000 rpm.
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On 8/23/2012 5:37 AM, tww1491 wrote:

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http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/c5-general-discussion/131528-i-think-i-have-had-enough.html
Factory assemblers back then were not so great and the factory did not mind shipping cars still with problems. GM was king back then and you didn't have much of a choice if you wanted a 'nice' car. Dealers back then were not so great either. Now there are alternatives to GM.
Back then, if you liked to wrench on cars, you could make them work well. Obviously the cars were engineering well by 'car guys'. Those designers loved cars and could at least have a chance against the bean counters. Today the car guys are gone and the bean counters rule.
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