AD #2448 – Corvette Grand Sport Impressions, VW Parts Ways with Audi’s CEO, Car Sales Slump in September

October 3rd, 2018 at 11:40am

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Runtime: 8:27

0:29 VW Parts Ways with Audi’s CEO
0:54 U.S. Car Sales Slump in September
2:15 Renault’s Wild EZ-ULTIMO Concept
2:47 VinFast Debuts 1st Vehicles in Paris
3:33 Exercise While You Drive
4:55 Corvette Grand Sport Impressions

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20 Comments to “AD #2448 – Corvette Grand Sport Impressions, VW Parts Ways with Audi’s CEO, Car Sales Slump in September”

  1. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Exterior styling on the Gran Sport looked a little busy to me but I wouldn’t refuse one if offered. As far as the interior; I’m good with that. With 90 grand price tag; is Chevrolet trying to loose their bang for the buck advantage.

  2. Kate Mcleod Says:

    What a great idea–pedal while you drive so you can get your fitness hour in. And no brake? Another advancement. And, another distraction from driving. Yeeesh.

  3. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I have a “base” Corvette 1LT, and I’d rather have the 1LT interior than the 3LT, even for the same price, at least with the red interior I have on a white car. The 3LT is too much “gilded pig” for my tastes. To me, the interior still looks good, and the infotainment stuff is user friendly, compared to a lot of newer cars.

    There are parts of the 3LT package I’d like to have, like homelink, but overall, I ordered my car the right way, at least for me.

    I felt my ‘Vette was a pretty good value at ~56K, MSRP, but $90K, I might rather have a base 911.

  4. Kit Gerhart Says:

    2 I don’t think I’d want to follow the driver of that thing, as they constantly varied speed.

  5. Buzzerd Says:

    I’m a big fan of vettes, they are a great daily driver that is also quite capable on the track. Maybe own one again some day.

  6. Brett Cammack Says:

    Watches FitCar segment. Looks at calendar. Nope! Not April 1st. Hmmm

  7. Jim Haines Says:

    Pedal cars are something for kids and collectors, just plain stupid. Somebody has too much money to blow

  8. Larry D. Says:

    The latest issue of Car and Driver (I have an annual subscription for just $2 and some airline miles) had a big track comparison test, all kinds of slow and fast cars, from Honda Fits and Subarus to McLarens and other exotics, and I was impressed how high the performance of the ZR1 was, better than cars twice as expensive.

    I just looked up at cars.com and in all of the US they only had 38 ZR1s for sale, and the prices went from 125k to 156k, plus a few that were not priced.

  9. Larry D. Says:

    As for the sales data, the real interesting stuff was not in today’s show, I bet they will do it tomorrow (sales of EVs and Tesla in particular)

  10. Larry D. Says:

    as far as the silly A4 concept, this is not a city car. A city car can be a Civic (hatch), aptly named too, but, more appropriate, a city car is a Bus or a Train.

  11. Larry D. Says:

    8 I only checked new ZR1s.

  12. Bob Wilson Says:

    From Insideevs for September: 22,250 Model 3; 3,750 Model S, and; 3,975 Model X. A total of 29,975 Teslas or ~7% of passenger car sales.

    Teslas are priced from ~$50,000 to ~$130,000 so their effect would have been felt on other cars in this price range and just below. There are rumors suggesting Teslas are also making conquest sales of some lower priced cars.

  13. Lambo2015 Says:

    For sale one fit car only used for a week.

  14. Lex Says:

    When is Tesla going to realize that the central iPad type info Screen is just plain stupid in the Model 3? It would be better to place a 4X10 driver centric display screen and a large vertical display screen that is identical to those found in both the model S or X. As a driver I want my vehicle information right in front of me,IMHO.

  15. Lambo2015 Says:

    It would be interesting to see how much of FCA’s sales are from Ram and Jeep. I was in the market for a truck last month and Ram had the best deals around. Picked up one of the last 2018 4 door 4×4 hemi big horn for $199 a month. GM and Ford do not offer such deals on their trucks.

  16. Kit Gerhart Says:

    15 Probably about 90% is Ram and Jeep.

  17. phred Says:

    The driving and design impressions are righ on for the Corvette. Te pricey “tinsel and ribbons” do not do anything for the “presence” of the car in your driveway. keep it clean and the Corvette makes the best performance statement.

  18. Kit Gerhart Says:

    8, 11. There would be quite a few “garden variety” Corvettes at dealers now, since the C7 has been around for 5 years. Still, if I were buying one now, I’d probably need to order, to get the low option car I’d want. You can get about $15K of options that have no effect on how the car drives.

  19. Larry D. Says:

    16 The ZR1 is a Corvette in name only. It is a supercar, with capabilities just as huge or bigger than the much more expensive Ford GT.

    The analogy is between some versions of the Mustang, with 480 HP or more, and the ordinary Corvette, (and it is possible that they beat the base corvette in performance), and the ZR1 vs the Ford GT.

  20. Kit Gerhart Says:

    In a C & D comparison between a Z51 Corvette (base engine, suspension tweaks) and a Mustang Shelby GT350 (the one with the flat plane crank), the Corvette outperformed the Mustang in acceleration and cornering, but not by much.