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Finally picked up my Stingray yesterday and it's everything and more than I was expecting. Weather wasn't great here yesterday so I only put on 50km but it was a sweet 50. I sat in my garage staring at it for 6 hours last night!!! My family was shocked and super stoked to get their first ride and my wife even put a nice short burn at the end of the driveway. (oh well).

I will post some photos and comments/review when I get to take it out again (tomorrow's weather looks good) but my first impression is that the car seemed silly fast, well built with quality materials. The Laguna Blue with black rims mirrors and spoiler is absolutely stunning and I'm so glad I didn't change my color choice. The only negative I have so far is the closing of the rear deck. It would be nice if they could have incorporated one of the electronic auto-latching mechanisms like on my Benz as it doesn't close tight every try without a firm hand on top of the deck. Something I'm totally fine with given the rest of the car!;)

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Nice! Just to satisfy my curiosity; If you lower the window a 1/4 " or so do you still have a problem closing the hatch? I am just trying to figure out if the car is so tight that it can't bleed air when you close the rear hatch, or if the issue is caused by something else.
 

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This is a negative that goes away - a couple thousand miles and the seals flatten and it closes fine with all the windows and doors shut. Talon posted on this last month. He is right -at about 2500 , mine started closing with one hand and never touching the paint...
 

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Nice! Just to satisfy my curiosity; If you lower the window a 1/4 " or so do you still have a problem closing the hatch? I am just trying to figure out if the car is so tight that it can't bleed air when you close the rear hatch, or if the issue is caused by something else.
The rear hatch definitely closes easier if you have a door slightly open. At 2500 miles on RedHot it still requires more effort to close properly if all doors/windows are closed.
 

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The rear hatch definitely closes easier if you have a door slightly open. At 2500 miles on RedHot it still requires more effort to close properly if all doors/windows are closed.

Its definitely related to the pliability of the seal. This morning after sitting in my garage at 80 degrees all night it latched pretty much every time with just a pull from the handle slot. After being outside in the cold (4 degrees C) it need a helping hand. No problem either way, doesn;t bother me a bit and I'll take the weight saving on the latch motor :).

Found a nest on the column for the key FOB today. Another gift!
 

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Its definitely related to the pliability of the seal. This morning after sitting in my garage at 80 degrees all night it latched pretty much every time with just a pull from the handle slot. After being outside in the cold (4 degrees C) it need a helping hand. No problem either way, doesn;t bother me a bit and I'll take the weight saving on the latch motor :).

Found a nest on the column for the key FOB today. Another gift!
If by nest on the column you mean a slot, that is not for regular use but for restarting the car when the battery in the key fob is dead or low.:cool:
 

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If by nest on the column you mean a slot, that is not for regular use but for restarting the car when the battery in the key fob is dead or low.:cool:
Yup the slot. I dont shove it in all the way so i think Im ok. Free's up one of my drink holders. :)
 

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yeah I still have to slam mine to get it to close without having to push it down with my hand. I have had the car over a month now.
 

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I ordered my C7 two weeks ago. Does anyone know the average wait time? My dealer is telling me 6 to 8 weeks...what am I in for from a waiting...
 

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I ordered my C7 two weeks ago. Does anyone know the average wait time? My dealer is telling me 6 to 8 weeks...what am I in for from a waiting...
From my previous communication, I know you have read the two long, detailed Purchasing threads on "Before Ordering" & "Order To Delivery." As you know, there are so many variables (dealer allocation, any your options have constraints, how big is your dealer's allocation compared to other dealers ordering similar cars now, convertible versus coupe, etc. ???), that it is impossible to predict when your StingRay will arrive. Depending on answers to all the variables (not just the major ones I reiterated, but all variables discussed in those two threads), we have had forum members who (magically) got their StingRays less than one month after they ordered, while conversely, we have members who ordered four months ago and still have little progress to report. Sorry, we can not be better predictive unless you provide us more information to regard to those variables, and even then, we are, at best, "estimating" when your car will arrive. In general, guessing here, if you ordered a coupe without constraints, from a dealer with good allocation, your dealers estimate of six weeks to two months could be very accurate.
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I read on the list of features that the rear hatch has automatic pull down. Is this not right? It seems you shouldn't have to slam the hatch to close it. Also chevy made a big deal about the high-tech vent that it came up with to help close the rear hatch more easily. Has anyone else seen this info? I'm surprised to read this post.
 

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I read on the list of features that the rear hatch has automatic pull down. Is this not right? It seems you shouldn't have to slam the hatch to close it. Also chevy made a big deal about the high-tech vent that it came up with to help close the rear hatch more easily. Has anyone else seen this info? I'm surprised to read this post.
did not make production....
 

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I read on the list of features that the rear hatch has automatic pull down. Is this not right? It seems you shouldn't have to slam the hatch to close it. Also chevy made a big deal about the high-tech vent that it came up with to help close the rear hatch more easily. Has anyone else seen this info? I'm surprised to read this post.
As Glen noted the automatic pull down did not make it to production but the vent did. You never need to slam it to close it. When the car is new the seals are stiff around the hatch and it does take some effort to close it fully unless you leave a door or window open (in which case it will close easily). Alternatively, while it is still relatively new, you can close it gently and then put your hand at the top rear of the center and push it fully closed. After the seals have been used a bit (I found that around 1,500 miles) it closes fine.
 

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As Glen noted the automatic pull down did not make it to production but the vent did. You never need to slam it to close it. When the car is new the seals are stiff around the hatch and it does take some effort to close it fully unless you leave a door or window open (in which case it will close easily). Alternatively, while it is still relatively new, you can close it gently and then put your hand at the top rear of the center and push it fully closed. After the seals have been used a bit (I found that around 1,500 miles) it closes fine.
Almost 3,000 miles still have to slam it..
 
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