Thats the thing about the Corvette that sets it apart from other cars. My wife enjoy the smiles, the thumbs up, and the all around good will expressed when we pull up in our Stingray. This is Vette number 7 for us and we think the appeal of the car and what it stands for is still growing. From the historical side you have the Route 66 , Tod and Buz appeal that so many boomers remember. Its American, Its home. Its a symbol of America's greatness. Even the astronauts drove Vettes in the 1960's. People feel a camaraderie with us anywhere we go. Yes, I love the performance capabilities of the new C7, but I also love driving an icon that causes people to look up from their daily hum drum world, an icon that inspires hard work and dreams. Just remember when you drive a Corvette everybody is your friend. Last week an admiring Daddy at a gas station proudly told his wide eyed 5year old girl that this was a Corvette, and that she shouldn't touch it. I told her to go ahead and touch it, its just a car.