14th Jan 2017, 15:13

That sounds fantastic. What year Corvette(S) do you actually own to make such a claim?

15th Jan 2017, 03:05

I don't understand what you mean to say.

15th Jan 2017, 13:07

I do not get 07:14's comment either.

16th Jan 2017, 03:13

There were real limitations on this vehicle compared to a Silverado SS. 2-3 occupants with a standard cab. Add a fully usable 8 foot full bed with straight sides, not 6 ft or step side. Plenty of power, looks great and provides performance with full functionality. In fact that's what I bought.

16th Jan 2017, 13:37

Once again, the guy who feels compelled to stick a Corvette comment on EVERY review has gotten the thread off the track.

16th Jan 2017, 18:16

I actually directly said that that personally on a couple of earlier reviews. And now it's being mimicked and not by myself. What point, other than being facetious, I have no idea. Maybe a few others have also picked this up. The bulletproof and the doctor visit comments lately are now not at all from me.

As far as my Vette, it is only one of 4 other types of late model cars and trucks I currently own. Not my only car or rodeo. I like them all in all for different reasons. The commenter now seems to like it more than I do! Good luck and enjoy what you own. We are all different. The cross reviews on a car completely out of its realm are sharing the same agreement. Be aware comments can come out of nowhere and actually be not from true owners. Even car shows. You never know with blind faith commenters. Good luck. Have fun.

17th Jan 2017, 00:25

Read the 2013 Corvette Grand Sport review and comments on this thread. It explains everything, including the same comments by the same person which are scattered all over this site.

17th Jan 2017, 04:27

I've never mentioned the Corvette here before.

But I think it's an apt comparison, as both it and the SSR are rear-wheel drive, V8-powered, hobby cars from Chevrolet. They cost about the same new, and sell for about the same money now on the used market.

I can think of a whole host of entirely different cars I would prefer than either of these two, for the money. But the Vette first came to mind in this instance, as it would have been sitting in the same showroom as the SSR, back in '03.

17th Jan 2017, 10:37

It's quite simple. There are only 2 other people who actually know. The one making the added barbs and the administrator who sees the different addresses. Specifically "Maybe he should just go buy a bulletproof LS" or... A Corvette has been proven to keep one out of the doctor's office. These seem to be repeated. If I see comments repeated again that I did not make specifically in other reviews, I know exactly who to contact in the future. You are only as smart as the next smartest person. I suspect it will now naturally cease. Lastly, if you have to explain yourself, you have done something wrong. That's worth repeating by anyone who cares to repeat me. We all have our own tastes and budgetary constraints. Have fun, that's also constructive. Enjoy your day!

17th Jan 2017, 20:32

Just to add before anyone asks me:

I can confirm that person who wrote the comment I'm replying to matches all the characteristics of the person who has often made comments about the Corvettes and doctor's offices. I can also confirm that the doctor's office comment in this thread was posted from a very different area of the United States, and other characteristics were very different too.

Steven Jackson, steven@carsurvey.org

21st Jan 2017, 21:23

So, you are the one who originated the "doctor's office" comment that has been posted many times.

Now, could you mind explaining what on earth that is supposed to mean? I along with many others really don't understand how an overpriced, impractical sports car could keep somebody in a better state of health.

Can a Corvette also cure cancer?? What a wonderful world it would be.

22nd Jan 2017, 17:56

And yet it continues... The one complaining may have also added on more. In a nice way, what is overpriced? There are people that buy luxury models that may be like you buying a pencil. As far as health, any hobby or activity that brings a greater or positive sense of well being is very good for you. Keeps you off the couch. It could well be a jet ski, new motorcycle or any number of classic cars or modern cars mentioned as well, producing that same kind of effect. That is an opinion I do have, and it's totally cool if you disagree. That's what a forum is. At any rate, enjoy and comment freely on your car of choice, especially if it's the same marque. Hopefully there is a semblance of free exchange of ideas here. If a review bothers you, just read another. You'll get over it. There's plenty of them on each and every car to make an educated buying decision. You are the one buying. Enjoy what you own; life is too short to be pulling at straws. Driving is great and fun. Let's move on. Have a great day!

23rd Jan 2017, 02:58

How is a Corvette anywhere close to overpriced?

23rd Jan 2017, 10:11

What is defined impractical? There are many high priced new import and domestic vehicles on this forum. Many 50k and up, not being at all unusual today. People could all drive nothing but bare bones stripper, low end new vehicles, and still get from point A to point B. There are very high end crossovers and SUVs. There is even a Lamborghini crossover in the works. Why buy vehicles like a completely decked out small Jeep soft top in areas that they are not needed. Why buy more cars in a household than people that can even drive them? The answer is people have for many decades had a passion for automobiles. There are many other 2 seaters out there, both import and domestic. I work with a person that drives a BMW roadster daily. Works fine as it's the only driver. They could drive a plain new Civic or Corolla instead. Even the vehicle on this review could be defined as impractical. How they use the bed in it (if at all) isn't for me. But I didn't choose or buy one. I will still read reviews and maybe I could see the merit and buy someday. Even as a toy. Drive this one day and others the next. The easiest justification is to pay off your home quickly. Or make more. Then whatever cars you buy are not a concern. I do not have car payments. If you do everything in life completely practical, you can miss out on the joys in life. Many don't agree with you as these brand new sport and luxury vehicles obviously would not be made or sold without actual buyers. We have some amazing new high end car dealerships in our city. Many new or having extensive remodels. There has to be new buyers present to enable this.

23rd Jan 2017, 14:48

Another Corvette commenter. Base price 2017 $55,450! Other than the new Mustang, it's fantastic value. Go the import route for anything equivalent and it's easily double that amount. Or more.

7th Feb 2017, 00:37

Maybe because the exotic imports are built with twice the quality?

7th Feb 2017, 14:02

That's true there are great European sports cars. A Porsche Turbo Carrera would be more than welcome with mine. Over 175K for the one I like. And who wouldn't want a New Ferrari? If that's your direction, go for it.