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After a month in quarantine in BG, and 4 1/2 months after order date, #4054 magically appeared at my dealership late today! Took the 6 mile, white-knuckle ride home in the dark and still a bit on edge. Need to calm down, lol. The learning curve will be long but fun. Lot's and lots of stuff to do. First order was the disable engine mgmt so I can be sure to wake up the neighbors in the morning, weather permitting! More to come....
 

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Cool. :cool:
 

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Good for you George, good to hear inmate #4054 made it home! Start yourself a thread in the "Owners Logbook" with details and pictures.
 

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Congrats George. Of course the weather is gonna take a crap for the next 2 days but that wouldn't stop me. That's what the weather mode is for. Start that logbook and let us know what the dealer experience was like when you took delivery. PDI, preparation, etc.

Oh, and there's a cold one waiting for you if you want to stop by :)
 

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Glad to hear it George! Enjoy and post when you need a break from driving (and grinning ear to ear) :cool:
 

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After a month in quarantine in BG, and 4 1/2 months after order date, #4054 magically appeared at my dealership late today! Took the 6 mile, white-knuckle ride home in the dark and still a bit on edge. Need to calm down, lol. The learning curve will be long but fun. Lot's and lots of stuff to do. First order was the disable engine mgmt so I can be sure to wake up the neighbors in the morning, weather permitting! More to come....
Congrats, George. Was there ever any discussion of the extensive quarantine?
BTW, I saw my first 2014 Stingray on the streets of Houston. No muscle car needed to navigate the rush hour traffic on the West Loop, but the car sure looked pretty
 

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Congrats George. Of course the weather is gonna take a crap for the next 2 days but that wouldn't stop me. That's what the weather mode is for. Start that logbook and let us know what the dealer experience was like when you took delivery. PDI, preparation, etc.

Oh, and there's a cold one waiting for you if you want to stop by :)
Based on all the input from the forum, I had lists of items to check and evaluate before taking delivery. When I got the call yesterday, I dropped everything and left all documents at home but the check book. Gave the car a very quick look and sent it to PDI. Declined all prep work at the dealer, as advised by our fellow members. Took off the stickers at home. The body shop/detail mgr tried to sell a paint protection pkg. Gave him 2 minutes... no thanks. Told the finance mgr I was a low mileage driver and will keep the car for three years. Out of there in 4 minutes. Spent a few minutes with the sales rep on some features but quickly beat feet from there too. This was my reps first delivery so I figured I could handle it as well as he could.

First things I did, before leaving the lot, were to disable engine managemnt and link display to drive mode. Bluetooth came up fine, contacts downloaded well. Drove the 6 miles home on the phone in the dark and then took my neighbor for a short ride along the ocean.

It's too early for any detailed input but I can say she is as smooth as I've personally driven. Just climbs effortlessly to 50, though that's not necessarily a good thing here in the kingdom of 35 mph. Steering is great. Seats are every bit as comfortable as reported. I do need to work seriously on understanding visibility and blind spots. Side mirrors are very small and dimming of all mirrors is very, very effective. Things other than a close set of headlights, were mostly blacked out. I'll need to exercise significant caution when changing lanes. Instrumention will be cool, as soon as I learn where to look! HUD very bright and visible except that it appears slightly too far to the right, based on how I sit.

Have not had chance to scrutinize paint in bright light but it looks pretty good to me. Granted, not like a fully restored Stutz but not nearly as objectionable as those delivered to some of our compatriots. Doors and quarters look a bit better than fenders but it's just fine with me. The simple approach to garage door programming didn't work but, given the time of night, I put that on the back burner until I take it out of the garage and hit the 'learn' button. I have not yet messed with the Infotainment screen and programming, nor have I tried to connect anything via USB.

Since I didn't even have the car washed at the dealership and it's raining today, I'm hoping to speak today with a detailer who will Opticoat very soon. Then I'll find a guy for an invisible bra for the nose.

I'd like to take her out for a spin but, after 18 holes this morning, half in the rain, I'm pooped. Need to decide... nap or coffee. First order of biz is to get in touch with the Opticoat guy. I will call and meet you as soon as I get my act a little more together. Yesterday's surpise call knocked my socks off. When I was online earlier, I was told it was still 'bayed.' No further comment on that topic!!!
 

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Congrats, George. Was there ever any discussion of the extensive quarantine?
BTW, I saw my first 2014 Stingray on the streets of Houston. No muscle car needed to navigate the rush hour traffic on the West Loop, but the car sure looked pretty
Thanks much.

Since I didn't have the car prepped at the dealership, there was plenty of junk to clean up like scraps of labels, shrinkwrap and papers. I threw everything in the garbage but recall seeing something that lead me to believe the delay may have been due to an e-brake issue but I have no hard info to confirm that.
 
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Congrats Georgio51. Know it's been a long road from ordering ' till delivery, but you hung in there, and now, just ENJOY your car! So glad it finally arrived at your house!
 

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Congrats George! Glad you have her and can begin enjoying all aspects of the C7. Regarding the blind spots, I found that if you place your side mirrors so that no part of your car is still visible you can pretty much eliminate most of the blind spot areas. Once on the highway you may need to further tweak them as you observe someone coming up on the respective side of your Vette. I found you can set it so that once the car 'leaves' the center mirror it will be visible in your side mirror. Now obviously if you did not happen to see a car come up and they are in the remaining blind spot on the side it could be problematic without having any electronic monitor that some other cars have. Enjoy and after some miles and smiles post a few pictures :cool:
 

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You people are the greatest! Just spent an hour in the seat, in the garage. It's rainin'. This damn thing is just too freakin' cool.
 

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George, I have it on first hand experience that these cars can in fact be driven in the rain :D Just turn the mode knob to Weather and give it a try! :cool:
 

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Right on Georgio51!!!! Had mine now for nearly 2 months and still feel the same as I did when I first picked her up... only difference is that I know my C7 better. With more experience, the enjoyment increases. Congratulations again!
 
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