corvettes overated and fbodies underated article - LS1TECH

Log In 


General LSX Automobile Discussion Non-technical LSX related topics.

corvettes overated and fbodies underated article

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-16-2007, 12:15 AM   #1
TECH Enthusiast
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
1cleanbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 693
Default corvettes overated and fbodies underated article

There is an article autoweek or autotrader did back in 98' about the corvette being substantually overated and the f-body being underated. it was posted on here but I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone know where it is??
1cleanbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 12:31 AM   #2
TECH Veteran
iTrader: (10)
 
Revelation Z28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Rialto CA
Posts: 4,768
Default

f-body has always been underrated.
Revelation Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 08:32 AM   #3
TECH Addict
iTrader: (74)
 
CJDZ24_Z28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Jersey (15 miles from Atlantic City)
Posts: 2,150
Default

No matter what F-Bodies have the most hideous interior ever and i think that is where most critics started ripped the car in other areas after. I just realized how ugly the interior is even though this is my 11th 4th gen
CJDZ24_Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 08:39 AM   #4
12 Second Club
iTrader: (3)
 
spy2520's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Waldorf, MD
Posts: 3,454
Default

i believe that article was in GMHTP, i just saw it, i'll try to find it...

Last edited by spy2520; 02-16-2007 at 08:57 AM.
spy2520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 09:08 AM   #5
12 Second Club
iTrader: (3)
 
spy2520's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Waldorf, MD
Posts: 3,454
Default

my bad it was hotrod magazine:
spy2520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 09:33 AM   #6
TECH Enthusiast
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
1cleanbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 693
Default

thanks appreciate it.
1cleanbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 12:12 PM   #7
TECH Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
mycamaroSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Marcos/Plano, Texas
Posts: 4,824
Default

yea they underrated fbodies so that people wouldnt buy more of the fbodies than the corvetts..being that the only difference in performance was the weight
mycamaroSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 12:27 PM   #8
Staging Lane
iTrader: (3)
 
kdstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: IA
Posts: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mycamaroSS
yea they underrated fbodies so that people wouldnt buy more of the fbodies than the corvetts..being that the only difference in performance was the weight
To my understanding, it was more to keep the Corvette crowd from getting pissed off. I would get pissed off too if I paid 40,000 for a car that has the same engine as a car that cost 25,000.
kdstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 12:51 PM   #9
Launching!
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 278
Default

Yes they did have the same engine..But a 200 pound weight advantage as well as better handling...a 10 mph higher top speed due to better arodynamics and a nicer interior/exterior is what you were paying for....

The c5 speaked for it's self in volumes. It is the best selling premium sports car in history and lasted from 1997-2004...The Fbodies..While having a awesome engine..Just didnt have the staying power looks and interior wise.

As well the C5 always clipped off 0-60 mph in 4.7-5.0...While the fbody was in the 4.9-5.2 range. 10 years ago 0-60 mph times sold cars...Not 1/4 mile times like more and more people are caring about nowadays.
Killemall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 01:02 PM   #10
TECH Enthusiast
iTrader: (8)
 
dixonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 696
Default

Engine performance might be the same but features, stability, and handling is apples and oranges on these cars. The corvette is just packed with nice little luxuries, e.g. telescoping steering wheel, suspension damping, HUD, dual climate zones, etc. etc. etc. Having owned both I will say the corvette definetly deserves its overrated attention.
dixonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 03:33 PM   #11
TECH Enthusiast
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
1cleanbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 693
Default

I just wanted it cause I have a friend that was wanting to know if the ls1 had 350ish at the crank and I wanted proof.
1cleanbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 05:09 PM   #12
Staging Lane
 
98 Formula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Osnabrück/Dresden Germany
Posts: 87
Default

I think the F-Body was everytime underrated!
I love my F-Body more than a Vette because its an great underdog

In germany many people know some things over he Vette (power,how fast,how much money)

When i drive to a gasstation the most people doesnt know what is it for a car or how fast it can go

I tell him that it drive like a Vette,it had the same Power+2 seats more and costs a half from a Vette

Then i hear mostly an oh wow great car we need this in germany
98 Formula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 05:29 PM   #13
Contrarian™
iTrader: (24)
 
'Trust''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eternity
Posts: 7,988
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Killemall
The Fbodies..While having a awesome engine..Just didnt have the staying power looks and interior wise.
I mostly agree with you except for this statement. I don't quite understand what you mean. If you mean that the F-bods didn't 'stick' I think this site is more than enough to counter that.
'Trust' is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 05:30 PM   #14
Staging Lane
iTrader: (3)
 
kdstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: IA
Posts: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dixonk
Engine performance might be the same but features, stability, and handling is apples and oranges on these cars. The corvette is just packed with nice little luxuries, e.g. telescoping steering wheel, suspension damping, HUD, dual climate zones, etc. etc. etc. Having owned both I will say the corvette definetly deserves its overrated attention.
Very true, I personally think the corvette is well worth the money when you take the handling, build, etc into consideration.

However, everyone knows how car guys are, most of them only think abou the engine and how much power it makes, and to tell most of the "I-bought-a-corvette-as-a-status-symbol" guys that their LS1 covette has the same engine as a firebird/camaro and they'll probably give you the evil eye and curse your firstborn.
kdstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 05:31 PM   #15
TECH Enthusiast
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
1cleanbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 693
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 98 Formula
I think the F-Body was everytime underrated!
I love my F-Body more than a Vette because its an great underdog

In germany many people know some things over he Vette (power,how fast,how much money)

When i drive to a gasstation the most people doesnt know what is it for a car or how fast it can go

I tell him that it drive like a Vette,it had the same Power+2 seats more and costs a half from a Vette

Then i hear mostly an oh wow great car we need this in germany
man I love seein f-bodies in other countries. If I live in Germany I would def. have a f-body for a daily driver.
1cleanbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 05:52 PM   #16
Teching In
 
AmateurRacer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Thomaston, Ga....
Posts: 36
Default

HAHA! that translation is hilarious!! "cost half from a vette" I wouldnt mind running my car on the greatest road ever. Awesome.
AmateurRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 06:09 PM   #17
Staging Lane
 
98 Formula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Osnabrück/Dresden Germany
Posts: 87
Default

Ok my translation is not the best,but you understand what i say

Have fun
98 Formula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 09:27 PM   #18
TECH Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
mycamaroSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Marcos/Plano, Texas
Posts: 4,824
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kdstang
To my understanding, it was more to keep the Corvette crowd from getting pissed off. I would get pissed off too if I paid 40,000 for a car that has the same engine as a car that cost 25,000.
that too
mycamaroSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 09:36 PM   #19
TECH Fanatic
iTrader: (23)
 
Steve68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Orl Fl
Posts: 1,359
Default

I love to have a cammed and slammed FHC, I looked at the new body style of the F body when they first came out, I couldn't stand that the roof was crushing me feeling, but I really like the look of the C5
Steve68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 09:39 PM   #20
11 Second Club
iTrader: (1)
 
INMY01TA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Crofton Md.
Posts: 3,244
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CJDZ24_Z28
No matter what F-Bodies have the most hideous interior ever and i think that is where most critics started ripped the car in other areas after. I just realized how ugly the interior is even though this is my 11th 4th gen
Well thats your opinion. I think the interior on the LS1 4th gens are nice. Go look inside a foxbody Stang sometime.
INMY01TA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
camaros, overates

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:57 AM.