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(The Drive)   Owners of shiny new 2020 Corvettes report front trunklid popping up while driving. GM engineers: that's impossible, must be user error   (thedrive.com) divider line
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2020-07-12 9:18:50 PM  
Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette
 
2020-07-12 10:07:08 PM  
They're holding it wrong.
 
2020-07-13 12:47:07 AM  
They should have used the bonnet instead.
 
2020-07-13 12:47:20 AM  
Just drive in reverse.
 
2020-07-13 1:15:36 AM  
I saw one the other day on the street. Very cool. I wouldn't buy one, but I appreciate cool stuff.
 
2020-07-13 1:17:37 AM  
Relax...It's just the feature to quickly kidnap a pedestrian.
 
2020-07-13 1:18:57 AM  

HighlanderRPI: Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette


Corvette has always been an indication of small penis, overblown ego. I have yet to see someone driving a Corvette that I can take seriously.
 
2020-07-13 1:21:17 AM  
Was the trunklid popping up light on?

If not then that's just not possible... Unless the trunklid popping up light not lighting light was on.
 
2020-07-13 1:26:31 AM  
Fit these, and call it good: https://www.aerocatch.com/aeroc​atch/
You knew you were paying top dollar to be a beta tester anyway, or should have.
 
2020-07-13 2:02:35 AM  

rummonkey: HighlanderRPI: Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette

Corvette has always been an indication of small penis, overblown ego. I have yet to see someone driving a Corvette that I can take seriously.


That was my take on them as well, as they were pretty useless as actual vehicles go, only serving as rolling asshole warnings.
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Until this last series that is, and this new one is absolutely stunning.
They are getting to be truly interesting and worthy vehicles again - even if it took 50 years to come back.
Hopefully the fact that for an entire generation only elderly douchebags drove them will not scare off real sports car enthusiasts from considering them.
 
2020-07-13 2:54:19 AM  

Dryad: rummonkey: HighlanderRPI: Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette

Corvette has always been an indication of small penis, overblown ego. I have yet to see someone driving a Corvette that I can take seriously.

That was my take on them as well, as they were pretty useless as actual vehicles go, only serving as rolling asshole warnings.
-
Until this last series that is, and this new one is absolutely stunning.
They are getting to be truly interesting and worthy vehicles again - even if it took 50 years to come back.
Hopefully the fact that for an entire generation only elderly douchebags drove them will not scare off real sports car enthusiasts from considering them.


GM is doing with the Corvette what Harley Davidson needs to do with everyth8ng they sell.
 
2020-07-13 4:39:08 AM  

rummonkey: HighlanderRPI: Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette

Corvette has always been an indication of small penis, overblown ego. I have yet to see someone driving a Corvette that I can take seriously.


The assistant librarian at my high school drove one. She was a very quiet and nice lady. The car was bright yellow.
 
2020-07-13 5:31:41 AM  
Trunk. Lid. Two. Words.
 
2020-07-13 7:17:24 AM  
Even though GM finally gets with the program by making it mid-engined, it still look like the bastard hate child of a C6 and an old McLaren MP4-12C.
 
2020-07-13 7:22:17 AM  
Nissan had a similar problem. Issued a big recall. The fix was bend the latch more so it wouldn't slip. Suspected cause was the fuel tank release and hood release were next to each other. Fill the tank and nudge the hood open.
 
2020-07-13 7:22:24 AM  

HempHead: Dryad: rummonkey: HighlanderRPI: Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette

Corvette has always been an indication of small penis, overblown ego. I have yet to see someone driving a Corvette that I can take seriously.

That was my take on them as well, as they were pretty useless as actual vehicles go, only serving as rolling asshole warnings.
-
Until this last series that is, and this new one is absolutely stunning.
They are getting to be truly interesting and worthy vehicles again - even if it took 50 years to come back.
Hopefully the fact that for an entire generation only elderly douchebags drove them will not scare off real sports car enthusiasts from considering them.

GM is doing with the Corvette what Harley Davidson needs to do with everyth8ng they sell.


Pee on the seats?
 
2020-07-13 7:41:57 AM  

rummonkey: HighlanderRPI: Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette

Corvette has always been an indication of small penis, overblown ego. I have yet to see someone driving a Corvette that I can take seriously.


I love mine. 15k for a removable hardtop sports car that only had 35k miles on it.  fifth/sixth generation corvettes are an incredible value in price, fun and performance.   Everyone hates on them, they're for old dudes with tommy bahama infiltrating their closets, penny loafers, etc.  but as a not-rich guy in his thirties who loves driving and didn't want to wait until I was in my fifties to have a fun car that i could maintain without breaking the bank, well I just couldn't find anything that compared once I took it for a test drive.

Put your favorite music on, take the hard top off, and hit the road.  Don't knock it until you try it.
 
2020-07-13 8:55:20 AM  
Dual Clutch Transmission.
I see they didn't learn from Fords Dual Clutch cluster Fark.
 
2020-07-13 9:33:54 AM  
rummonkey:

When I think of corvette owners I think of guys who were straight laced until their 40s but at that point started doing huge amounts of blow.
 
2020-07-13 9:34:53 AM  
psychosis_inducing:

She's huge into the swinger scene
 
2020-07-13 9:45:21 AM  

rummonkey: HighlanderRPI: Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette

Corvette has always been an indication of small penis, overblown ego. I have yet to see someone driving a Corvette that I can take seriously.


We get it, you can't afford a Corvette.


/not a corvette owner
//drive what ever the fark you want to drive
 
2020-07-13 9:46:33 AM  
Ah ha
Hush that fuss
Everybody move to the back of the bus
We the type of car that open up the frunk
 
2020-07-13 10:30:28 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: rummonkey: HighlanderRPI: Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette

Corvette has always been an indication of small penis, overblown ego. I have yet to see someone driving a Corvette that I can take seriously.

We get it, you can't afford a Corvette.


/not a corvette owner
//drive what ever the fark you want to drive


Cars have always been a tool, a utility for me. Can it pull a sailboat or have a pair of kayaks on top? If not then no thank you.
 
2020-07-13 10:45:34 AM  
trunklid?

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2020-07-13 12:09:05 PM  
My son works at a Chevy dealership and tells me that corvettes are in for unexpected (to the owners, apparently) service calls more often than any other car by a wide anecdotal margin.  The 2020 may have been intended to look like a Ferrari, but it's definitely not.
 
2020-07-13 12:27:48 PM  
I had that happen to me driving at highway speeds in a Honda civic, round 1993/4.

Got hit for a minor fender bender.
Took the car to the body shop and got an appointment set.
But the guy checking out the car didn't put the front hood down all the way, so it was only being held down by that secondary release latch not the primary one.
Right as i was getting up to about 60, BAM.

Spiderwebed the front windshield but didn't know it out luckily.
And bent the front end of the hood backwards(upwards if it was flat) at the top edge of the windshield, so hard that the front tip of the hood made a big dent in the top of the roof. About 5-6 inches in from the center top of the windshield.

Was one of the loudest thigns, left my ears ringing for a good 10+ min. Scary as fook that was.

And that led to the auto shop loaner car, that was so bad i started to imagine my life was actually being written as a boner comedy
 
2020-07-13 12:31:16 PM  

MoriartyLives: My son works at a Chevy dealership and tells me that corvettes are in for unexpected (to the owners, apparently) service calls more often than any other car by a wide anecdotal margin.  The 2020 may have been intended to look like a Ferrari, but it's definitely not.


You think a Ferrari is dependable?
 
2020-07-13 12:46:05 PM  

rummonkey: HighlanderRPI: Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette

Corvette has always been an indication of small penis, overblown ego. I have yet to see someone driving a Corvette that I can take seriously.


Don't know about penis size, but some of them have a huge set of balls on them (They aren't in the act of driving a corvette, but it is safe to assume they did)
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2020-07-13 1:00:56 PM  

rummonkey: HighlanderRPI: Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette

Corvette has always been an indication of small penis, overblown ego. I have yet to see someone driving a Corvette that I can take seriously.


Most of the Corvette buyers at Mecum auto auctions probably couldn't fit in a Corvette if they tried.
 
2020-07-13 1:02:26 PM  

HempHead: Dryad: rummonkey: GM is doing with the Corvette what Harley Davidson needs to do with everyth8ng they sell.


Pretty sure motorcycles are already mid-engine.
 
2020-07-13 1:04:08 PM  
You aren't going to get a (good) mid-engined supercar for $60,000.

That's it kids. That is literally all you need to know about the 2020 Corvette.

It's going to have creaks and rattles like you wouldn't believe after about 15k miles. Things are going to break, all those cheap plastic bits are going to fail. Supercars use expensive materials, that's why they cost $200,000+ and are made in small numbers because it's hard to make things look and perform perfectly. You just can't do that for anywhere near $60,000. The Corvette isn't going to be a high end machine covered in carbon fiber. Jesus my GMC Acadia was $52,000 and a decently equipped Tahoe costs more than the 2020 C8. How does anyone think they are going to get a mid-engine supercar for around the same price as a Tahoe SLE?

You want proof? Go look at the prices on the last few years of Dodge Vipers. They were over $100,000 and still plastic pieces of shiat.

If you want a supercar open your wallet, $60,000 isn't going to get you there in a satisfactory manner. If you just want performance and don't have a $200k budget go buy a motorcycle. Yamaha R1, KTM SuperDuke 1290R, or a GSXR-1000. Corvettes are cool and they can be fun but let's be realistic about what you are going to get for $60,000. It's not going to be an exotic car. It's going to be an affordable performance car and it's going to have a lot of problems because US carmakers have not figured out that software bugs should be found and fixed before the cars are on dealer lots.
 
2020-07-13 1:15:27 PM  
Trunk lid, huh? Probably the only thing Corvette owners can get up.
 
2020-07-13 1:54:39 PM  

Fear the Clam: Trunk lid, huh? Probably the only thing Corvette owners can get up.


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2020-07-13 1:57:42 PM  
Aerobraking. #WontFix
 
2020-07-13 2:48:37 PM  

Wesdog: You aren't going to get a (good) mid-engined supercar for $60,000.

That's it kids. That is literally all you need to know about the 2020 Corvette.

It's going to have creaks and rattles like you wouldn't believe after about 15k miles. Things are going to break, all those cheap plastic bits are going to fail. Supercars use expensive materials, that's why they cost $200,000+ and are made in small numbers because it's hard to make things look and perform perfectly. You just can't do that for anywhere near $60,000. The Corvette isn't going to be a high end machine covered in carbon fiber. Jesus my GMC Acadia was $52,000 and a decently equipped Tahoe costs more than the 2020 C8. How does anyone think they are going to get a mid-engine supercar for around the same price as a Tahoe SLE?

You want proof? Go look at the prices on the last few years of Dodge Vipers. They were over $100,000 and still plastic pieces of shiat.

If you want a supercar open your wallet, $60,000 isn't going to get you there in a satisfactory manner. If you just want performance and don't have a $200k budget go buy a motorcycle. Yamaha R1, KTM SuperDuke 1290R, or a GSXR-1000. Corvettes are cool and they can be fun but let's be realistic about what you are going to get for $60,000. It's not going to be an exotic car. It's going to be an affordable performance car and it's going to have a lot of problems because US carmakers have not figured out that software bugs should be found and fixed before the cars are on dealer lots.


$ 200K up is still buying you a car with a lot of potential modes of failure, and high maintenance expense. In bikes, I'd avoid the KTM. Japanese sportbikes are usually pretty dependable, and will be just as capable of letting you scare the shiat out of yourself while outrunning cop cars as a Super Duke.
 
2020-07-13 4:19:05 PM  

Wesdog: You aren't going to get a (good) mid-engined supercar for $60,000.

That's it kids. That is literally all you need to know about the 2020 Corvette.

It's going to have creaks and rattles like you wouldn't believe after about 15k miles. Things are going to break, all those cheap plastic bits are going to fail. Supercars use expensive materials, that's why they cost $200,000+ and are made in small numbers because it's hard to make things look and perform perfectly. You just can't do that for anywhere near $60,000. The Corvette isn't going to be a high end machine covered in carbon fiber. Jesus my GMC Acadia was $52,000 and a decently equipped Tahoe costs more than the 2020 C8. How does anyone think they are going to get a mid-engine supercar for around the same price as a Tahoe SLE?

You want proof? Go look at the prices on the last few years of Dodge Vipers. They were over $100,000 and still plastic pieces of shiat.

If you want a supercar open your wallet, $60,000 isn't going to get you there in a satisfactory manner. If you just want performance and don't have a $200k budget go buy a motorcycle. Yamaha R1, KTM SuperDuke 1290R, or a GSXR-1000. Corvettes are cool and they can be fun but let's be realistic about what you are going to get for $60,000. It's not going to be an exotic car. It's going to be an affordable performance car and it's going to have a lot of problems because US carmakers have not figured out that software bugs should be found and fixed before the cars are on dealer lots.


You seem really irked that the Corvette is not made in Italy.
 
2020-07-13 5:04:49 PM  
That video was hilarious!
 
2020-07-13 6:00:17 PM  

OldJames: rummonkey: HighlanderRPI: Yes, the user errored in buying a Corvette

Corvette has always been an indication of small penis, overblown ego. I have yet to see someone driving a Corvette that I can take seriously.

Don't know about penis size, but some of them have a huge set of balls on them (They aren't in the act of driving a corvette, but it is safe to assume they did)
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For every three examples like yours there are a thousand like this one:

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2020-07-13 6:15:42 PM  
As soon as I saw the bridge coming I anticipated...sure as shiat...after the first bridge edge / road joint the thing popped up.

That surface height change hit harder than it looks.   Must have popped the latch.

I thought the corvette hoods were on gas cylinders to control the rate of lift?  No?
 
2020-07-14 10:10:18 AM  

AuralArgument: psychosis_inducing:

She's huge into the swinger scene


That would explain why she was always so mellow and cheerful.
 
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