Had to move a Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic C6 out of the way tonight in the showroom to clear a path for an Avalanche. Having just returned from delivering a car two hours past closing, I snapped at the chance when the manager asked me.
The pitfall of technology: Got in. Keyless entry and start. Light turns green, press the brake, press the start button, lights flicker, doors lock, NOTHING. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Can't open door. Minutes tick by. Lights flicker. Feverishly thumbing through the "Getting To Know Your Corvette" book to double check my starting procedure.
Yep, key fob in car, press brake, press start. O.K. That's not working. So we open the glove box and insert the key fob facing the passenger side door for an emergency start. Click, click. It's getting HOT and the air is running out inside the car. As tight as the interior is in the C6 (Smaller than the C5) and not being able to lower the windows or unlock the doors, I began to panic just a tiny bit.
Finally, I said THE HELL WITH IT! I unlatched the two forward and one aft latches for the roof panel and rolled it back so I could reach out the roof like a dog and breath!!!
After I got my oxygen going again, I saw the emergency door latch on the floor right next to the driver's side door. OOPS! Door open, hood open.
My manager hooked up the portable battery charger. Lights! Ignition! Rumbling LS2 400HP engine!
Got 'er started, rolled 'er out the door and lit 'em up! With the roof panel off, that was one hell of a ride!!!
Now I was in the car for about 20 minutes, but I only got to do some brief driving around the dealership, so I never got to open it up wide. My take is that it's a huge improvement over the C5 in every way.
At least by working late I got to drive a C6 with the roof off on a starry night and I got to learn what to do when you're stuck inside and can't get out!
Now if I can only sell one or two...