"uncle_vito" wrote in message
Giving up on the piece of junk that GM calls a Corvette.
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.