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Old 08-09-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Question Coupe or Convertible Corvette Stingray for you?

Which is more sexy? I think a Night Race Blue vert, blue top, grey interior, silver torque rims is the sexiest combo. Well this week I think that ,it will change.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:17 AM   #2
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I always prefer a coupe, especially with the C7 since you can just take the top off and pretty much turn it into a convertible anyway. I like my privacy and don't care about how verts look with the roof up but that's just me.

But if you like verts more then go for it. The C7 is a beautiful car no matter how you order it.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:53 AM   #3
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I always prefer a coupe, especially with the C7 since you can just take the top off and pretty much turn it into a convertible anyway. I like my privacy and don't care about how verts look with the roof up but that's just me.

But if you like verts more then go for it. The C7 is a beautiful car no matter how you order it.
I agree, never been much of a fan how a soft top looks on nice cars. However, the C7 is absolutely the best looking convertible I've ever seen IMO. The fact that the design basically doesn't change, you get a glass window in the back, and you can operate it at 30MPH... that's a pretty sweet all around package. I would have been pretty torn, but 1) I'm impatient and 2) I am already stretching the budget (okay well number 2 should be number 1 but whatever). Either way, you are going to have a great looking car that will be the envy of just about everyone.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:50 AM   #4
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First off, to each their own, but since you're asking.

My preference has always been a coupe, on a vette, since it comes with a removeable targa roof, and you get the best of both worlds.
I always find that convertables are too high maintence, keeping the material in good condition, the mechanical aspect if it breaks, and depending where you live, how often do actually get to drive with the top down, etc.

Whatever you choose, enjoy the ride.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:40 AM   #5
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And you lose the rear air vents, must get in the way of the top when it's down
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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I always prefer a coupe, especially with the C7 since you can just take the top off and pretty much turn it into a convertible anyway. I like my privacy and don't care about how verts look with the roof up but that's just me.

But if you like verts more then go for it. The C7 is a beautiful car no matter how you order it.
I agree with everything Nate said.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:51 PM   #7
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And you lose the rear air vents, must get in the way of the top when it's down
I dont think thats true.
I think you have the rear vents on the convertible as well.
pretty sure I saw a pic of that- but if you can prove me wrong I wont deny it.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
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I dont think thats true.
I think you have the rear vents on the convertible as well.
pretty sure I saw a pic of that- but if you can prove me wrong I wont deny it.
Sorry I meant the vent on top of the rear quarter panels, I think that section moves to stow the top
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #9
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Coupe. Convertibles aren't for me.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:32 PM   #10
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I dont think thats true.
I think you have the rear vents on the convertible as well.
pretty sure I saw a pic of that- but if you can prove me wrong I wont deny it.
The vents on a Z51 Convertible move underneath the car. Not enough room for the ductwork with the convertible mechanisms.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:03 PM   #11
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Thanks for the response you all, the C7 is such a great looking car. They really did a wonderful update for the Vette. So coupe or convertible it ALL good.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:07 AM   #12
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Coupe, please.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #13
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Topless please! (Convertible)
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:31 AM   #14
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For what the car can do - coupe. But I don't believe in the notion of taking the top of the coupe as being the same as a vert. I've had a few non-convertibles where you can remove the top and after taking them off it go old for two reasons. 1. Wind 2. All that work to remove and place in the truck to again get that wind.

Verts do not bring in no where the same amount of wind into the cabin like targa and ttops.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #15
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Red & Black Vert is the best of the best

Picture yourself rolling into a Vette confab thus equiped to kill:

This is what I have on order in Reds and Blacks - Lots of Reds, but I figure the Blacks shall balance out and compliment the Reds

Convertible Z51 w/Black Top
Torch Red
3LT w/Adrenaline Red Interior
Red Calipers
Black Wheels
Carbon Fiber Interior Dash (Black)
Carbon Flash Outside Mirrors and Spoiler (Black)
Carbon Flash Hood Stinger (Black)
Front Cover (Black) - For Across Country Travel to National Parks
7 Speed
Magnetic Selective Ride Control
Performance Exhaust
Personalized Plaque
Custom Sill Plates
Stingray Logo Center Wheel Caps
Front License Plate Bracket
Battery Protection Package
Premium Floor Mats
Cargo Mat
Stingray Outdoor Cover
Stingray Indoor Cover

All for around $73K

You can see why my dealer was more than willing to give me $1,000 below MSRP
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #16
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Best option, get both then you just have to decide which one you're going to drive!!
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:38 AM   #17
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Best option, get both then you just have to decide which one you're going to drive!!
I like that option a lot!!!
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