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#1441 JohnRogers

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 03:41 PM

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 09:00 PM

I Have Finally Driven a C3...and it wasn't good

I really want a C3. Prior to this afternoon I never drove one. I owned a 96 Corvette LT4 and have driven a C5.


I seem to feel the 1982 will be the best fit for me, as I find the Collector's Edition attractive that is what I'm looking at. Today at a Jaguar dealer I finally drove one. Driver quality paint and supposedly 32,000 miles. The rear hatch wouldn't stay up, chalked that up to age. I found entering the car takes effort, short fit people probably don't complain. Close the door and I find you don't enter the C3, you wear it like a snug sweater. Seat all the way down and sent rearward my head no longer hits the T-top. Now its making an electronic sound with slight thumping, the power seat? Dang it doesn't start, yet I overheard the dealer say someone drove it today. Give it a jump, twist the key and the Cross-Fire barely comes to life. We let it idle after goosing the gas peddle a few times. The idle doesn't inspire confidence, tap the gas the Cross-Fire roars I'm almost impressed with the sound. We let it idle some more, what seems like forever doesn't help the situation. Time to drive Plastic Fantastic we don't have all day, 45 degrees BTW. In drive it feels like it will stall any second now, Cross-Fire technology keeps the Chevy small block running. Whoa, peddle feel is non-existent, peddle travel is a lengthy trek. As I pull out into traffic I'm convinced the car will stall or not stop when needed, either way I'm crashing a car I don't own. Extra careful, driving defensively and a little luck no such mishaps occur. The car stumbles and hesitates but when you hit 40 mph the Corvette roars to life, I'm almost enjoying this. Crap I need to slow down for a light. Green! Off we stumble, bumble, fumbling around, hit 40 mph and the good times roll again.


I'm cutting this test drive short. I explain my concerns. The salesmen babbles about cold weather. He inquires about my interest in the car which is listed at $20K. I politely tell him I wouldn't buy it for five.


I'm thinking this isn't a 82 Corvette problem as designed and manufactured by GM. Just a bad example with issues. This isn't the typical Cross-Fire experience, right?



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:33 AM

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A '73 Fury for page 73 of the musclecar thread... Nothing like spring shackles. My Duster had 'em.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:13 AM

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A '73 Fury for page 73 of the musclecar thread... Nothing like spring shackles. My Duster had 'em.
A '73 Roadrunner for page 73.
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:51 PM

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A '73 Fury for page 73 of the musclecar thread... Nothing like spring shackles. My Duster had 'em.
A '73 Roadrunner for page 73.
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Had one very briefly. I'll add a '73 Challenger. Mine was Super Blue.Posted Image

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:34 PM

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Had one very briefly. I'll add a '73 Challenger. Mine was Super Blue.Posted Image
I had a white and then later a red 1973 Challenger Rallye, I need to scan and load some pics.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:44 PM

I'm 98.8% sure I'm buying this tomorrow.
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 09:27 PM

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I'm 98.8% sure I'm buying this tomorrow.
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1.2% chance you veer into a Jeep dealership and pick up a new Wrangler JL; Rubicon trim I presume?

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 09:30 PM

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I'm 98.8% sure I'm buying this tomorrow.
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1.2% chance you veer into a Jeep dealership and pick up a new Wrangler JL; Rubicon trim I presume?

That would be a huge downgrade. YUUUGE!

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:40 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 10 March 2018 - 09:00 PM, said:

I Have Finally Driven a C3...and it wasn't good

I really want a C3. Prior to this afternoon I never drove one. I owned a 96 Corvette LT4 and have driven a C5.

I seem to feel the 1982 will be the best fit for me, as I find the Collector's Edition attractive that is what I'm looking at. Today at a Jaguar dealer I finally drove one. Driver quality paint and supposedly 32,000 miles. The rear hatch wouldn't stay up, chalked that up to age. I found entering the car takes effort, short fit people probably don't complain. Close the door and I find you don't enter the C3, you wear it like a snug sweater. Seat all the way down and sent rearward my head no longer hits the T-top. Now its making an electronic sound with slight thumping, the power seat? Dang it doesn't start, yet I overheard the dealer say someone drove it today. Give it a jump, twist the key and the Cross-Fire barely comes to life. We let it idle after goosing the gas peddle a few times. The idle doesn't inspire confidence, tap the gas the Cross-Fire roars I'm almost impressed with the sound. We let it idle some more, what seems like forever doesn't help the situation. Time to drive Plastic Fantastic we don't have all day, 45 degrees BTW. In drive it feels like it will stall any second now, Cross-Fire technology keeps the Chevy small block running. Whoa, peddle feel is non-existent, peddle travel is a lengthy trek. As I pull out into traffic I'm convinced the car will stall or not stop when needed, either way I'm crashing a car I don't own. Extra careful, driving defensively and a little luck no such mishaps occur. The car stumbles and hesitates but when you hit 40 mph the Corvette roars to life, I'm almost enjoying this. Crap I need to slow down for a light. Green! Off we stumble, bumble, fumbling around, hit 40 mph and the good times roll again.

I'm cutting this test drive short. I explain my concerns. The salesmen babbles about cold weather. He inquires about my interest in the car which is listed at $20K. I politely tell him I wouldn't buy it for five.

I'm thinking this isn't a 82 Corvette problem as designed and manufactured by GM. Just a bad example with issues. This isn't the typical Cross-Fire experience, right?


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$20,000 for an 82 Corvette?  I just bought a 2002 Z06 with 24,300 miles for $22,000.  The C5 is still a bitch to get in and out of, but The LS6 is a f***ing beast.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:31 PM

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Love that blue and nice looking German Shepherd Dog too.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:21 AM

View PostILSnwdog, on 29 March 2018 - 09:40 PM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 10 March 2018 - 09:00 PM, said:

I Have Finally Driven a C3...and it wasn't good

I really want a C3. Prior to this afternoon I never drove one. I owned a 96 Corvette LT4 and have driven a C5.

I seem to feel the 1982 will be the best fit for me, as I find the Collector's Edition attractive that is what I'm looking at. Today at a Jaguar dealer I finally drove one. Driver quality paint and supposedly 32,000 miles. The rear hatch wouldn't stay up, chalked that up to age. I found entering the car takes effort, short fit people probably don't complain. Close the door and I find you don't enter the C3, you wear it like a snug sweater. Seat all the way down and sent rearward my head no longer hits the T-top. Now its making an electronic sound with slight thumping, the power seat? Dang it doesn't start, yet I overheard the dealer say someone drove it today. Give it a jump, twist the key and the Cross-Fire barely comes to life. We let it idle after goosing the gas peddle a few times. The idle doesn't inspire confidence, tap the gas the Cross-Fire roars I'm almost impressed with the sound. We let it idle some more, what seems like forever doesn't help the situation. Time to drive Plastic Fantastic we don't have all day, 45 degrees BTW. In drive it feels like it will stall any second now, Cross-Fire technology keeps the Chevy small block running. Whoa, peddle feel is non-existent, peddle travel is a lengthy trek. As I pull out into traffic I'm convinced the car will stall or not stop when needed, either way I'm crashing a car I don't own. Extra careful, driving defensively and a little luck no such mishaps occur. The car stumbles and hesitates but when you hit 40 mph the Corvette roars to life, I'm almost enjoying this. Crap I need to slow down for a light. Green! Off we stumble, bumble, fumbling around, hit 40 mph and the good times roll again.

I'm cutting this test drive short. I explain my concerns. The salesmen babbles about cold weather. He inquires about my interest in the car which is listed at $20K. I politely tell him I wouldn't buy it for five.

I'm thinking this isn't a 82 Corvette problem as designed and manufactured by GM. Just a bad example with issues. This isn't the typical Cross-Fire experience, right?


https://www.cargurus....ting=187994547

$20,000 for an 82 Corvette?  I just bought a 2002 Z06 with 24,300 miles for $22,000.  The C5 is still a bitch to get in and out of, but The LS6 is a f***ing beast.
Nice. The C5 Z06 is probably the smartest sports car bargain going right now.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:25 AM

View PostJohnRogers, on 30 March 2018 - 09:21 AM, said:

View PostILSnwdog, on 29 March 2018 - 09:40 PM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 10 March 2018 - 09:00 PM, said:

I Have Finally Driven a C3...and it wasn't good

I really want a C3. Prior to this afternoon I never drove one. I owned a 96 Corvette LT4 and have driven a C5.

I seem to feel the 1982 will be the best fit for me, as I find the Collector's Edition attractive that is what I'm looking at. Today at a Jaguar dealer I finally drove one. Driver quality paint and supposedly 32,000 miles. The rear hatch wouldn't stay up, chalked that up to age. I found entering the car takes effort, short fit people probably don't complain. Close the door and I find you don't enter the C3, you wear it like a snug sweater. Seat all the way down and sent rearward my head no longer hits the T-top. Now its making an electronic sound with slight thumping, the power seat? Dang it doesn't start, yet I overheard the dealer say someone drove it today. Give it a jump, twist the key and the Cross-Fire barely comes to life. We let it idle after goosing the gas peddle a few times. The idle doesn't inspire confidence, tap the gas the Cross-Fire roars I'm almost impressed with the sound. We let it idle some more, what seems like forever doesn't help the situation. Time to drive Plastic Fantastic we don't have all day, 45 degrees BTW. In drive it feels like it will stall any second now, Cross-Fire technology keeps the Chevy small block running. Whoa, peddle feel is non-existent, peddle travel is a lengthy trek. As I pull out into traffic I'm convinced the car will stall or not stop when needed, either way I'm crashing a car I don't own. Extra careful, driving defensively and a little luck no such mishaps occur. The car stumbles and hesitates but when you hit 40 mph the Corvette roars to life, I'm almost enjoying this. Crap I need to slow down for a light. Green! Off we stumble, bumble, fumbling around, hit 40 mph and the good times roll again.

I'm cutting this test drive short. I explain my concerns. The salesmen babbles about cold weather. He inquires about my interest in the car which is listed at $20K. I politely tell him I wouldn't buy it for five.

I'm thinking this isn't a 82 Corvette problem as designed and manufactured by GM. Just a bad example with issues. This isn't the typical Cross-Fire experience, right?


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$20,000 for an 82 Corvette?  I just bought a 2002 Z06 with 24,300 miles for $22,000.  The C5 is still a bitch to get in and out of, but The LS6 is a f***ing beast.
Nice. The C5 Z06 is probably the smartest sports car bargain going right now.
Did you ever get your C3? :huh:

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:00 PM

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The early '70s Road Runners might have my favorite nose out of any of the muscle cars from that era.

Of course the '69 Camaro is up on that list, but I might like the nose of the late '60s Firebirds better.

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yeah !!!

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