My friend loves Corvettes but he will not buy one because he feels at
his age (actually 8 years younger than me) there is no way he can into
or out of a car that low without looking like a turtle turned over on
Another friend and 1999 owner agrees and always waits until no one is
looking before he gets in or out.
I find this all incredible but perhaps this really is an issue and GM
needs to add an option for one of those seat lifts that rises up the
La-Z-Boy to get Grandpa back on his feet.
After nearly 50 years of driving Corvettes I've been thinking about getting an
automatic again because of bad knees but I don't understand your/their thinking.
I could give a rats ass what other people think about what I look like getting
in and out of a car, let alone a Corvette. Are we such vain people to be
intimidated by what strangers think? One club member tows a trailer to carry his
motorized scooter to get around on club tours. An old friend of mine has had
polio since the 50s and he can get in and out and walks with two canes. It's
worth it to wait for him to get in but don't try to help him or you'll get a
cane up side the head. He has pride, those you are talking about have vanity. I
don't see it as a problem GM needs to address, get it and drive it.
If you think a Vette can be challenging? I was at a car show a few months
back and I crawled into a Mitsibishi <spelling> Spyder. My wife was laughing
at me because I literally came out of the car on my knees! I'll keep my '77
Vette thank you very much!...Jimi
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