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Does anyone else have issue with people deciding to pull up within inches of the back of their C7 at stoplights. I get it with people taking pictures but I can count paint chips on hoods.
Is it just me?
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Do I just need to take a chill pill (figure of speech, nothing literal)?

What's the consensus out there in the C7 world?
 

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.....never really had any problems on highway in 4500 miles , other than some giving me thumbs up and taking a pic or two...
Yeah, get plenty of that. Almost caused so many accidents with people looking at the car and not the road...
 

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It's an optical illusion caused by the height of the rear of the car. Most of us are used to driving a car with a lower rear deck and thus can see the hood of the car behind. This is similar to the illusion of the front end being too close to an obstacle but still having plenty of room to pull up.

I can imagine people are also pulling up too close as well however. I was SUPER nervous about this when I first got mine and have learned to chill about it after some experience driving the car on surface streets.





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I have seen this (people too close) even without a nice car like a Corvette. I also see it (and have almost felt it) when standing in line. It seems people are impatient and cannot understand that getting a few inches closer is not going to change how long it takes them to get to their final destination, or to receive service when they finally get to the front of the line.

THEY need to take a chill pill...
 

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Does anyone else have issue with people deciding to pull up within inches of the back of their C7 at stoplights. I get it with people taking pictures but I can count paint chips on hoods.
Is it just me?
Seattle?
Do I just need to take a chill pill (figure of speech, nothing literal)?

What's the consensus out there in the C7 world?
It's not you. Figuratively speaking, at 47" tall in the vehicle world, we're finding out what it was like to be first on line in 2nd grade. Tons of loonies out there. I'm much more atuned to the crazies when I'm in the C7. People pull right up against my driver side, roll down the windows, and want to chat at 45 mph. What the ??? Love talking about it in the supermarket lot, etc. Had a guy engage in chat and then asked me if I'd take him for a demo ride! Knew his stuff, seemed like a buyer, so I gave him a spin just behind the speedway at Daytona. I wish I had an inventory to sell!!!
 

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Does anyone else have issue with people deciding to pull up within inches of the back of their C7 at stoplights. I get it with people taking pictures but I can count paint chips on hoods.
Is it just me?
Seattle?
Do I just need to take a chill pill (figure of speech, nothing literal)?

What's the consensus out there in the C7 world?
Yes it happens to me all the time. I scoot forward. Then they scoot even closer. It's ridiculous.
 

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Yes it happens to me all the time. I scoot forward. Then they scoot even closer. It's ridiculous.
I've had this happen repeatedly too.... Very frustrating!


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Yes it happens to me all the time. I scoot forward. Then they scoot even closer. It's ridiculous.
Bingo. Because of that, I never move when a loony finally stops behind me. Moving an inch will wake them up, and they may move an extra five inches. It is best to just sit still once they finally stop.

EDIT: I should also add that there is one other thing I do. I always leave a ton of room in front of me for escape, if necessary. I don't move unless it seems like they are going to hit me. If they come to a stop without hitting me, I never move an inch as indicated above. If they do not stop, it gives me some room to slowly inch away from them as they keep inching towards me. By the way, maybe two weeks ago, some woman behind me did not come to a complete stop. She kept inching forward to the point I gave up and started using my escape space. By the way, using my rearview mirror I saw she was playing with her makeup while looking in her rearview mirror. Crazy.
 

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Bingo. Because of that, I never move when a loony finally stops behind me. Moving an inch will wake them up, and they may move an extra five inches. It is best to just sit still once they finally stop.

EDIT: I should also add that there is one other thing I do. I always leave a ton of room in front of me for escape, if necessary. I don't move unless it seems like they are going to hit me. If they come to a stop without hitting me, I never move an inch as indicated above. If they do not stop, it gives me some room to slowly inch away from them as they keep inching towards me. By the way, maybe two weeks ago, some woman behind me did not come to a complete stop. She kept inching forward to the point I gave up and started using my escape space. By the way, using my rearview mirror I saw she was playing with her makeup while looking in her rearview mirror. Crazy.
Definitely good advice, I'll probably leave a car length now, instead of a few feet, that story made me nervous lol. - My father has always taught me that. The ultimate goal is to have so much space you never use your brakes.
 

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I've been driving Corvettes since 1989 and it has happened a lot and it always irritates me. These days I lot of drivers get too close even when I'm driving my SUV or my Camaro, but it has always been more so with the Corvettes.

It seems to take place more often than it once did. My guess is that there is way too much distracted driving going on. I see too many people on cell/smart phones, fiddling with the radio/MP3, putting on make-up (not new), eating, or whatever. When I'm driving, I drive and pay attention to my driving and mirrors. That is how my Father taught me to drive 44 years ago and it has stuck.

No matter what I am driving I always leave a enough room in front of me for an escape.
 

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I notice it too. I think part of it is the small trunk lid, making it partly optical. It bothers me in the vette, really bothers me on my motorcycle.
 

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LMAO...I haven't gotten mine, going into production this coming week 1/20, but I will surely remember this advise. This site is a drug. Can't stay away from it. Funny posts all over.
 

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It might sometimes just be the "Wish I had one of those" people. Granted, daydreaming isn't a good idea on the highway, but not everyone gets to experience the thrill of driving a C7 or similar vehicle. Many guys might think the same thing viewing a "hottie". Not me of course (Are you reading this ... dear wife?).
 

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Does anyone else have issue with people deciding to pull up within inches of the back of their C7 at stoplights. I get it with people taking pictures but I can count paint chips on hoods.
Is it just me?
Seattle?
Do I just need to take a chill pill (figure of speech, nothing literal)?

What's the consensus out there in the C7 world?
I’ve had a few do that. One really got me mad. I was in a 60 mph short section on I95 that is often patrolled. An SUV pulled up on my right. It’s 3 lanes and I was in the middle. It had heavily darken windows so couldn’t see in. Thought they were going to pass but they just stood there. Then I looked over and a guy, about 50, was holding a camera or his phone out the window taking pictures. I hate that when I drive my Street Rod as they could easily run into you as you’re both going around a curve and they aren’t paying attention to the road. Decide despite the risk to get rid of him so back down to 3rd and lost him! I was getting off at the next exit so didn’t see him again!
 

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I have noticed cars that speed up in the lane next to you (from behind) but they never pass. They slow down and pace you in order to get a better look.
 

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I have noticed cars that speed up in the lane next to you (from behind) but they never pass. They slow down and pace you in order to get a better look.
Yep, get the quite a bit. See them coming up doing 90, then get on one side and pace. Slow down, drop behind and get up on the other side.

Even had a guy in front of me change lanes, slow down, and get behind me. Was taking picture at the next traffic light.
 
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