What has Chevy Done???

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    /——/ I wouldn’t mind an older Vette to tool around in. I’d have to clear out my garage. But you need to know your stuff, what years to avoid, what reoccurring problem you face and yes, reliably. On Long Island, I’d need to get flat bedded to the only mechanic I trust. Just too much headache.
     
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    I just test drove a c7 it was gorgeous, the only older vetts that interest me are the c3 models. Changing oil on the new models is a challenge from what I saw
     
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    I'll stick with my Raptor...
     
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    Lol enjoy the turbo hoses coming loose, then enjoy replacing the 10000 dollar turbos

    I just test drove a mustang gt and find it comical that a muffler is a 995 dollar extra.

    Lol ford also decided that Americans no longer want cars. Honda sales spiking

    Brilliant
     
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    Is that just for the muffler, or is it an upgraded exhaust system?
     
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    The stock gt sounds like a blackhawk helicopter. The 995 dollar option quiets the car if you so choose. In a vette the quiet exhaust is standard the dual exhaust does the opposite and opens a baffle allowing for less constraint more volume and 5 more horses. So in a gt if you do not want to wake your neighbors you need spend another grand. Ford has the process ass backwards
     
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    Oh, I see. If im not mistaken, I believe the Ford GTs in Great Britain have to have the quiet muffler. That might even be for all of Europe.
     
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    Then ford can't pull this con there. In the USA ford has determined that all buyers get race car exhaust unless they spend 995 dollars more for a functioning exhaust that will not wake the entire neighborhood. I have no problem with a performance oriented user paying more for an unconstrained exhaust system in a mustang, however forcing the other 75 to 90 percent to fork over another grand for a functioning muffler should be investigated by the NHTSA as a defect.
     
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    I had had a GT, I would want it to be loud, but that's just me.
     
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    I saw the new Vette at the Monterey Classic Races in August and placed an order. They had a cutaway demonstrator so you could see how they set the engine bay. The thing will be a breeze to work on. Lift it, unscrew four or six bolts (I don't remember what they told me) and the entire engine package drops out for maintenance.
     
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