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Old 02-16-2007, 12:15 AM   #1
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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??
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f-body has always been underrated.
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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
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i believe that article was in GMHTP, i just saw it, i'll try to find it...
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my bad it was hotrod magazine: Click the image to open in full size.
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thanks appreciate it.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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HAHA! that translation is hilarious!! "cost half from a vette" I wouldnt mind running my car on the greatest road ever. Awesome.
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Ok my translation is not the best,but you understand what i say

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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.
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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
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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.
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