2012 - Chevrolet Corvette on 2040-cars
Donna, Texas, United States
Automobile purchased new at Bud's Chevrolet, Saint Marys, Ohio, 29 March 2012 by its first owner who drove it 1,800 miles before trading for a new Corvette. I purchased it Chevrolet Certified on 05 June 2014 in Maryland and drove it back home to El Paso, Texas. Accordingly, five months of bumper to bumper factory warranty remain, plus the remainder of 5 years or 100,000 miles of power train warranty and roadside assistance protection measured from 29 March 2012 or 4,519 miles odometer presently. I am informed that along with its Certified status, it qualifies for 4 free oil changes at any Chevrolet dealership. The Grand Sport carries wider front and rear fenders to accommodate its very wide tires. Chrome aluminum wheels are 19" rear and 18" front. With the large fender air vents forward and air scoops rearward plus distinctive air scoop in the hood frontal, the appearance is a serious step up from the standard base Corvette. The 6.2 V8 engine is among the very fastest, yet it gives 26 MPG or better at highway speeds. The six speed automatic transmission probably contributes to its fuel efficiency. I am informed the automobile is fully-optioned except for MagRide, which was not recommended unless one planned to "track the car" which I certainly didn't nor do most others. This is a gorgeous automobile that clearly elicits admiration wherever it goes. Here is an opportunity to have one of the finest, in near-new condition, for a long way down from its original price. I have the original window sticker 73,830 as well as the Chevrolet Build Sheet. This is essentially "a two collector-owner car".
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The wheel ranks right up there with the telescope and four-slice toaster in the pantheon of inventions that have moved humankind forward. But what if a circle in three dimensions had never occurred to anyone, and we all had just moved on without it? Perhaps we'd be driving around in Lucas Motors Landspeeders with anti-gravity engines. Or maybe we'd have the same cars we do today, just without wheels.
That's the thought experiment that seems to have led French photographer Renaud Marion to create his six-image series called Air Drive. The shots depict cars throughout many eras of motoring that look normal except for one thing: they have no wheels. The models used include a Jaguar XK120, Cadillac DeVille (shown above), Chevrolet El Camino and Camaro, and Mercedes-Benz SL and 300 roadsters.
Perhaps one day when our future becomes our past, you'll be able to walk the street and see with your own eyes the rust and patina of age on our nation's fleet of floating cars. Until then, Monsieur Marion's photographs will have to do.
How would you react if someone just showed up at your place of work with a new, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, complete with all the trimmings? While a lot of us would likely be flipping out over the still rare sports car, it's a fair bet many more of us would be responding like Pattie here, whose boyfriend stopped by her work to show her her new C7.
Speechless and shocked as she seems, she does end up taking it out for a drive, despite claiming she wasn't really outfitted to handle the car's seven-speed manual transmission at the time. From the sound of the video, we got the impression that she knew the car was coming, just not that it was anywhere near ready for delivery. It also, as Pattie says, seems like her boyfriend is more excited about the car than she (which, can we blame him?). Take a look down below for the full video of this C7 Stingray delivery.
Four different General Motors vehicles from the 2012 model year are being recalled over a potential airbag issue. The driver's side airbag shorting bar in the 2012 Buick Verano and 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic might make contact with the airbag terminals, even during a crash. If so, the airbag won't deploy when it should, possibly increasing injury to the driver.
The recall is expected to begin on February 13 for the 3,896 units that might be affected. GM will notify owners who can then take their vehicles to dealers to have the airbag coil replaced. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration below has more info.