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Please take a little time and update us as to your thoughts, observations, and impressions now that you’ve had your C7 for a while. Also give us any tips on operating the various control systems you have discovered that others might find useful. Give us a little feedback on things like mpg’s based on your driving style. If you have some data to compare city vs highway mpg’s include that as well. Any comments regarding your ownership experience are welcome, but make sure to add you current mileage if it is not already indicated within your reply. If your car has less than 500 miles on it please wait until you have at least 1K to post a reply. This will give you a little more time to "become familar" your new ride.
 

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RedHot has at the moment about 6k miles since picking her up at the Museum October 29th. She is driven several times a week with the exception of a 5 week period when I was not around. Here is a succinct summary of my impressions:
• Overall mpg since picking her up: 25 mpg. Typically get 30+ mpg on the highway at an average speed of 75 mph. Weekly driving includes short trips of 12 to 15 miles and medium length trips of 30 to 50 miles. Longer trips include highway and city, shorter trips city only. Primary gas used: Costco 91 (without ethanol).
• I have experienced absolutely no issues to date.
• Changed the oil and filter at 2500 miles.
• Handling (including braking, cornering, steering, stability and acceleration) around town, on the highway, through the twisties and in properly controlled environments in the triple digits ranks as the best of any car I have owned or driven.
• The automatic is quick, precise and up to the challenge of delivering the impressive horsepower and torque to the rear wheels. I use the paddle shifting almost every time I drive her for some of the drive.
• The cruise control is the most accurate of my cars, especially being able to maintain the set speed up and down inclines.
• Never get tired of the V8 symphony with NPP set to be always open.
• Removal of the transparent roof panel got much easier after the first few times in terms of handling it by myself, storing it, and putting it back on. The gasket became much more compliant by about the 5th time making the re-installation of the panel very easy.
• Trunk closes much easier, again with the gasket becoming more compliant with use.
• Fit and finish is exceptional outside and in.
• Since I have tended to put any ‘hints’ regarding operating in various posts will not repeat those here.

In sum, this car continues to be a total delight to drive, to look at and garners lots of positive comments every time it is out.
 

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Thanks for the write up. Make my wait bearable.... :cool:

RedHot has at the moment about 4k miles since picking her up at the Museum October 29th. She is driven several times a week with the exception of a 5 week period when I was not around. Here is a succinct summary of my impressions:
• Overall mpg since picking her up: 25 mpg. Typically get 30+ mpg on the highway at an average speed of 75 mph. Weekly driving includes short trips of 12 to 15 miles and medium length trips of 30 to 50 miles. Longer trips include highway and city, shorter trips city only. Primary gas used: Costco 91 (without ethanol).
• I have experienced absolutely no issues to date.
• Changed the oil and filter at 2500 miles.
• Handling (including braking, cornering, steering, stability and acceleration) around town, on the highway, through the twisties and in properly controlled environments in the triple digits ranks as the best of any car I have owned or driven.
• The automatic is quick, precise and up to the challenge of delivering the impressive horsepower and torque to the rear wheels. I use the paddle shifting almost every time I drive her for some of the drive.
• The cruise control is the most accurate of my cars, especially being able to maintain the set speed up and down inclines.
• Never get tired of the V8 symphony with NPP set to be always open.
• Removal of the transparent roof panel got much easier after the first few times in terms of handling it by myself, storing it, and putting it back on. The gasket became much more compliant by about the 5th time making the re-installation of the panel very easy.
• Trunk closes much easier, again with the gasket becoming more compliant with use.
• Fit and finish is exceptional outside and in.
• Since I have tended to put any ‘hints’ regarding operating in various posts will not repeat those here.

In sum, this car continues to be a total delight to drive, to look at and garners lots of positive comments every time it is out.
 

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Finally got it out on the road, not just trips near home. One day = 900 miles. It's a joy to drive:
No lane hunting or drifting, just a light touch on the steering keeps it pointed in the right direction.
Mountain passes with the slow down for twisties are a thing if the past. Just keep the cruise control on and go through them like they're not even there.
Brakes are fantastic, at the herd of 20 or so deer will tell you since they live to tell the tale to their friends.
Cruise control is easy to bump the speed up and down as needed. Fingers are pretty well programmed for that now.
900 miles, luggage, two people in the car, mountains, traffic etc - averages were 69 mph and 27.8 mpg.
THe requisite stares, gawks, pictures, truckers swerving after you pass them (because they were looking at the car not the road), paparazzi at every stop - gotta love being a rock star.
 

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I've only got 50 miles on mine ( Mass.) but your comments are precisely what I would expect to hear. I can't wait to get some miles on her.

Thanks for the reports.

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I will have to second this that my C7 (7sp manual) is an absolute dream to drive! Currently sitting at 900 miles, but always willing and wanting to put more seat time in. Initially I somewhat tried to baby the vette, the wife tells me I drive like an old man (I'm only 39.75yrs old) - which spurs me to romp on it a little (to which the wife smiles). The NPP trumpets reward me as well. I tell the wife it is good to vary the engine RPMs while breaking it in. =) On a recent Sunday morning drive (200+ miles) I averaged 24mpg all the while driving in Sport Mode - I completely forgot about putting it in Eco. This is with lots of hills (Northern Alabama and Southern Tennessee). I have taken it on shorter trips (80 miles) and actually remembered to put it in Eco (cruise set at 75mph) and watch the instant mpg readout sit between 29mpg and 31mpg. As for braking, cornering, and acceleration, I couldn't be happier. Entering a corner with a slight brake, down shift, slight spin of the steering wheel, quick punch on the accelerator and we have manipulated a corner in a fashion that causes the wife to grip both "oh shoot" handles leaving a huge grin on my face. You can whip through switchback/twisties with no problem as it sticks to the road like glue. One "issue" I have is that for some reason I miss about 50% of the gawkers, but can always tell it's happening when I hear my wife break out in a giggle. A lot of "in town" driving is in the completely distracted mode due to all the waves and thumbs up I must return to avoid being called a snob by my wife. I must continue to work on my TSWS (Thumbs-up, Shift, Wave, Shift) technique, as at times it feels almost as complicated as flying a helicopter. I must admit... I am living the dream!
 

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Now have 2300 miles on base, 7speed, exhaust, spoiler clear roof C7. Delivered in perfect condition. Not a single problem. Power to spare, sound superb, handling out of this world, standard seat comfortable, 2LT sound system best I've had in any car, paint very good (crystal red), fit finish interior entirely to my liking. -- no, loving, I love this machine. No z 51 but can't imagine better handling- I don't track the car. So happy I decided to bite the financial bullet. You only live once. I am a retired MD and you never know how long you have, believe me. Hope it lasts as long as I do!
 

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Now have 2300 miles on base, 7speed, exhaust, spoiler clear roof C7. Delivered in perfect condition. Not a single problem. Power to spare, sound superb, handling out of this world, standard seat comfortable, 2LT sound system best I've had in any car, paint very good (crystal red), fit finish interior entirely to my liking. -- no, loving, I love this machine. No z 51 but can't imagine better handling- I don't track the car. So happy I decided to bite the financial bullet. You only live once. I am a retired MD and you never know how long you have, believe me. Hope it lasts as long as I do!
That's, what I told my wife after the "too much money for a joy ride" lecture :(
I told her, when I'm in the hospice waiting to take my last breath I don't think I'll be saying "I'm glad I never bought the new Corvette I always wanted" ;)
 

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Have to agree with Red Hot, I've owned 3 previous vettes, (1) c5 , (2) c6's and now this c7. can't believe how much different this car is and makes you feel when out on the road. Have had no issues at all. Have almost 1000 miles on it and still learning some of the electronics. Got the 2 Lt and feel that was the best choice for what I'm doing with it. Here's a list of my options: Blade Silver, grey int., Auto, perf. exhaust, Nav., carbon fiber dash pkg., polished wheels, battery opt., premium floor mats and cargo mat w/stingray logos.
Probably one of the nicest cars i've ever owned. Wife thought I was done with buying Corvettes, but after seeing one on the road, couldn"t resist one more ti
 

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I thought my C7 would be a garage queen. I was wrong because the car is just so fun to drive I rarely drive my "daily driver". Fantastic machine that is very comfortable and can handle bumps in the road very smoothly. The attention the car gets took a little time to get used to but my Cyber Grey 3LT convertible is just so hot and I understand it.
 

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At 1455 miles. The car feels more responsive, I guess this is normal since it's broken in. On the highway, there's a lot of road noise. Other than that, my z51 is what I expected.

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You guys are KILLING me. I'm on my second dealer trying to get one past the 1100 stage. I'm dying here. lol
know where your coming from
I ordered from my local dealer 2/15 and waited 9wks for there allocation to be released then found one similar in stock at coughlins
They made me a deal close to what local dealer did so I purchased
Next week my dealer got the allocation released,figures but glad I got this one to enjoy now.
Hang in there car is well worth the wait !
 

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I have owned my C7 AW 3LT A6 for exactly 2 months and I have driven about 3,800 happy miles so far. I've always liked the Corvette but after seeing the 2014's I just had to have one of my own. It's so awesome to drive - I am in it daily. My three boys love to ride with me and are always asking if we are going in the Corvette - they usually have a smile on their face too, especially after I ask them to hold on to their handles. ;0) I usually take the long way to wherever I am going so I can enjoy the ride. I seek out twisty roads so I can see the G's on the HUD display - the car really hugs the curves and I feel in total control.
The transparent top comes off easily and I can handle it on my own. I bought a rear window sunscreen to put on the inside of the top for very hot, sunny days. I love the spring days with the top off and windows down.
I am still learning the infotainment system but I know enough to entertain myself. The controls on the steering wheel are great so you don't have to touch the screen very often. I use the easy exit seat feature to raise the seat and steering wheel up and in all the way to make it easier to get out.
I use the Onstar Remotelink on my iPhone to send directions to my Nav. It's awesome and the directions even pop up on the HUD.
I don't find myself looking at the analog speedometer very often. I usually drive in Sport mode and watch the digital speed on the DIC and HUD.
I have the Brownstone interior with suede inserts and it's very comfortable. I also have the suede wrapped interior that looks very nice.
I have the performance exhaust set to always open and it sounds great and gives a good rumble feel to the seats. When the engine switches from V8 to V4 it gets quieter but besides the green V4 on the DIC and the quieter exhaust I wouldn't be able to tell when it switches.
Another thing I love doing is washing my car weekly! My husband calls me obsessed - oh well...Hope you all enjoy your C7 as much as I do!
 

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Thanks for the great write-up sallye! :cool:
 
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I have had my Torch Red, 3LT, Z51, Vert, for 22 days and 3080 miles so far. Every day and every mile has been awesome in this car. I can't stop admiring her lines especially with the top down.
I am impressed that this car has such great handling yet gives you an extremely smooth ride. The car tracks like it is on rails yet it is extremely responsive and predictable to steering inputs. The electric steering is terrific and it even gives you feedback to the wheel.
The electronic differential is magical the way it works during hard cornering keeping the car planted and on the line.
The seven speed transmission has a great feel with short positive throws throughout the pattern. I really like using the rev match for downshifts and I have the exhaust set to always open. What a great sounding engine! but there is nothing like the sound from a small block chevy with good pipes.
The engine runs hard throughout the rpm range and the gobs of torque are everywhere throughout the rpm's, it kind of makes you a little lazy since you don't need to downshift to stay on the power.
The convertible operation is a mechanical marvel and works flawlessly even when the car is moving.
The interior is simply beautifully done and I especially like the feel of the seat leather and the look of the color matching stitching, the aluminum, the adrenaline red on the dash, and the solid feel throughout the cabin, doors, dash, seats, controls all feel well made and solidly built. Maybe it's just me but I have always enjoyed the smell of a new car but this car really has a great luxurious smell to the leather.
The car is a rock star everywhere we go and it is popular with all age groups and personality types. Yesterday on the way to the DMV I had a 70ish lady driving a brand new Smart Car roll down her window and offered to trade me straight across! LOL
 

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I have owned my C7 AW 3LT A6 for exactly 2 months and I have driven about 3,800 happy miles so far. I've always liked the Corvette but after seeing the 2014's I just had to have one of my own. It's so awesome to drive - I am in it daily. My three boys love to ride with me and are always asking if we are going in the Corvette - they usually have a smile on their face too, especially after I ask them to hold on to their handles. ;0) I usually take the long way to wherever I am going so I can enjoy the ride. I seek out twisty roads so I can see the G's on the HUD display - the car really hugs the curves and I feel in total control.
The transparent top comes off easily and I can handle it on my own. I bought a rear window sunscreen to put on the inside of the top for very hot, sunny days. I love the spring days with the top off and windows down.
I am still learning the infotainment system but I know enough to entertain myself. The controls on the steering wheel are great so you don't have to touch the screen very often. I use the easy exit seat feature to raise the seat and steering wheel up and in all the way to make it easier to get out.
I use the Onstar Remotelink on my iPhone to send directions to my Nav. It's awesome and the directions even pop up on the HUD.
I don't find myself looking at the analog speedometer very often. I usually drive in Sport mode and watch the digital speed on the DIC and HUD.
I have the Brownstone interior with suede inserts and it's very comfortable. I also have the suede wrapped interior that looks very nice.
I have the performance exhaust set to always open and it sounds great and gives a good rumble feel to the seats. When the engine switches from V8 to V4 it gets quieter but besides the green V4 on the DIC and the quieter exhaust I wouldn't be able to tell when it switches.
Another thing I love doing is washing my car weekly! My husband calls me obsessed - oh well...Hope you all enjoy your C7 as much as I do!
Hey.... Just curious, where did u get sunshade for removable roof????? I would love to buy one....


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Hey.... Just curious, where did u get sunshade for removable roof????? I would love to buy one....
It's a rear window shade that happens to roughly fit the transparent roof area pretty well. Probably got it from walmart for $7. It's not actually an official corvette roof shade. Just a rear window shade that you can put on the roof.
 

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1147 miles over 2.5 months. The Illinois winter did not want to give up and it is 43 degrees right now. Not ideal convertible weather. Tomorrow I will have my first maintenance (oil/filter change) and I have asked them to check the differential fluid due to a service alert. I have no reason to expect issues as the car has been a dream to drive, every single time. This is my first Vette and my first Vert. I couldn't have picked a better time to buy either. Wow, what a combo! It is LRG and someone posted on this forum that 3% of Stingrays are in this color. I have a Kalahari top and Brownstone 3LT interior. Love it all. My first attempt at ordering was marked by the sales mgr asking me to give up my request for Z51 since he knew I didn't intend to race the car. He also said I could improve my chance of GM picking up my order if I gave up either Z51 or FAY (carbon dash). I knew that I was in trouble then, and I had waited about six weeks at that point. I cancelled my order and bought this car off the show room floor. No regrets.

I put premium gas in the tank, and usually get around 26 MPG in Sport Mode. I like Sport Mode a lot for all of the reasons you can imagine. I put jacking pucks on the car and an Aries chocolate brown simple pullover seat cover to protect the leather getting in and out. There is a $10 clear mat on each of the premium floor mats and I have 60%+ of the car covered in Xpel. I have body color matched splash guards on the way from RPI. BTW, I like how the people at Southern Car Parts do business. They are very nice folks. I plan to get a Stingray hood liner and one of the brownstone Lloyds mats for the small trunk. This car came with the Corvette Luggage but it sits in its plastic bags in the closet for now.

Performance is stunning. The car is an A6 auto and I use the paddles most of the time. Love the exhaust note! The vert top mechanics are a blast to watch operate and I think that when I lower the top at a long stoplight, everyone else is mesmerized too. It never gets old. I have figured out enough of the electronics do do all I need, but I will incrementally learn more. This forum is an excellent educational source, and I like the people who contribute experiences and solutions. It is nice to be a part of this community of enthusiasts.
 
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