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Old 07-24-2019, 10:57 AM   #131
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LOL.

It's funny how different environments expose the different facets of car ownership. The Corvette owners I see are predominantly young (25-35 years old), male, and definitely not the Hawaiian shirt crowd.

I think the C8 is going to meaningfully change that demographic. But I'd never let a perceived demographic affect my desire for a car.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:01 PM   #132
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i'll be very curious if my dad looks at one. the big problem is the lack of a place for the puppy.

if he buys one, he gets a star of david gold chain to go wiht his hawaiian shirt.
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:02 PM   #133
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LOL.

It's funny how different environments expose the different facets of car ownership. The Corvette owners I see are predominantly young (25-35 years old), male, and definitely not the Hawaiian shirt crowd.

I think the C8 is going to meaningfully change that demographic. But I'd never let a perceived demographic affect my desire for a car.
Fair enough... If I cared about perceived demographics, whew, I'd be staying pretty far from the german machinery and their impression of luxury.

I don't see any hawaiian shirts around here among Vette drivers. They are generally old and slow with few exceptions. Slower even than porsches. They are probably a bit more patriotic than import drivers.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:02 PM   #134
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Fair enough... If I cared about perceived demographics, whew, I'd be staying pretty far from the german machinery and their impression of luxury.



I don't see any hawaiian shirts around here among Vette drivers. They are generally old and slow with few exceptions. Slower even than porsches. They are probably a bit more patriotic than import drivers.


I canít wait to see how this car compares dynamically to the Ford GT or McLaren cars.

The stereotype of the Corvette doesnít bother me at all. You can engage with the enthusiast groups or not. Follow the Corvette Racing Team or not.

GM can make amazing cars that have racing pedigrees. Thereís no shame in that.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:42 PM   #135
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Fair enough... If I cared about perceived demographics, whew, I'd be staying pretty far from the german machinery and their impression of luxury.

I don't see any hawaiian shirts around here among Vette drivers. They are generally old and slow with few exceptions. Slower even than porsches. They are probably a bit more patriotic than import drivers.
Yep- there's probably a negative stereotype associated with pretty much any enthusiast car except possibly some of the smaller British brands like Lotus. Alfa might get a pass too.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:56 PM   #136
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Yep- there's probably a negative stereotype associated with pretty much any enthusiast car except possibly some of the smaller British brands like Lotus. Alfa might get a pass too.
+1 ... exactly !!
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Old 07-27-2019, 03:11 PM   #137
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What about the new Mazda 3?

I saw one last week -- sedan in dark blue with the tan leather interior. Its a really good looking car, with a very nice looking interior (it drove by us in a parking lot and I looked in after they went in the store...) Perhaps not the performance you want, but it might check other boxes...
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Old 07-27-2019, 03:33 PM   #138
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Too slow. I know the engine in that car very well and it's just kind of a dud.
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