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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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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
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Custom Sill Plates
Stingray Logo Center Wheel Caps
Front License Plate Bracket
Battery Protection Package
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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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Old 08-21-2013, 12:01 PM   #18
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I live in FL. I have had convertibles since 1998. I am going with the convertible. I have not gotten my allocation yet, but my current thinking is midnight racing blue, khalari (tan) interior and top. I am also considering the cyber metal. I think it will be very popular and am leaning toward the blue to stand out a little more
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Best option, get both then you just have to decide which one you're going to drive!!
I agree! I clearly need a bigger garage for winter storage now.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:05 PM   #20
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Two things about the Vert I like over the Coupe. 1st - It has about the coolest opening/closing top ever that shall attract much attention especially when opening and closing it at 30MPH. 2nd - I am partial to trunk lids over hatches, and the C7 has a nicely sculptured lid that outdoes the hatch.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:17 AM   #21
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Gotta be the vert. But I may think differently after I see the targa top, how long it takes to remove/install it & how it secures in the trunk when it's off.

After having problems with my Camaro vert (3 fabric tops & 1 frame replacement), I'm gonna wait until the 2d year of C7 verts is out before I even TRY to think about getting one. I'll be in my last 2 years of payments on the camaro & may be able to actually get some trade in value from it.

But that means the C7 would be my DD - I don't know if I'd want to do that. I'd end up getting divorced because I'd be spending so much time in that car.....
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:24 PM   #22
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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.
This is a hard question to answer.... IMO, I feel a coupe looks best vs a vert with the top up... Put the top down on a vert, looks better than the coupe top on or off...
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:58 PM   #23
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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.
If you were to ask me 5 months ago, it would have been coupe, no questions asked. Never owned a vert and never had plans to own one. But then I saw this on the showroom floor and it was love at first sight. I've even gotten to like the appearance with the top up (see the one behind the one I bought with the top up). The stinger stripe and the carbon flash metallic spoiler helps the look too. Then with the 7 speed manual, this is a true sports car. I've only driven it with the top up maybe 4 times at the most and mostly because it was short hops between stops and I didn't want to keep putting the top up & down so much. Obviously that will change in about 3 months. So, you can say I've been con-verted... get it??
Good luck with the big decision.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #24
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Love the lines of the coupe! but when the top comes down the price goes up! lol
Z51 convt.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:46 AM   #25
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Had a coupe for 8-months and its lines looks really nice... I'd get a coupe again but currently I'm rollling on a 'vert.



It's a win-win, IMO. So I like them both... yet as others stated the convertible with its top dropped is simply dropdead gorgeous.

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