Actually the "quality control" on Corvettes isn't that great *cough*roofs-peeling-off-at-speeds-over-100mph*cough*. Great race engineering, great effort at producing a superbly-performing car for such a great price, but not so great at producing a realistically daily-driven sports car.Now if only Chevy would put this much effort and quality control in their other cars, they would probably do better in the market place.
A lot of that comes from the low curb weight. I was so damn happy when I heard about the aluminum frame of the Z06. The tire-to-weight ratio of a car is a good indicator of total grip, and the Corvette has a tire-to-weight ratio as high as a Lotus Elise.not only is the power ridiculous but the handling is nothing short of spectacular. Almost best in class everything, braking, straight link acceleration, skidpad, slalom. Car is just an engineering masterpiece.[/b]
:goon:Here's to hoping the roof stays on:
And it doesn't catch fire:
Any vehicle brought to a Goodyear tire shop for service will catch fire. That guy didn't deserve to own it if that's where he takes it.
Vipers had that problem of the exhaust catching the rear bumper on fire. They just don't make them like they did 30 years ago. Oops I forgot about the Pinto. :nana:The story behind the burning bush, err, Vette was the dealer had just finished installing a new exhaust system and notice it's the rear half of the car that was on fire. Though in this day and age where body parts are literally flying off vehicles (C6 roof flying off, Civic's side windows falling off), who knows the real truth behind why it burned?