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Unread 09-03-2020, 07:28 PM   #51
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Heck, because of this coronavirus thing, Connie and I just haven't been traveling much at all. So our gasoline bill is practically nonexistent. We might do the Walmart curbside service once every week or two, and go to the post office twice a week. Both destinations are less than 5 miles from our house.

Probably will be running to Ace Hardware tomorrow to get some propane tanks filled for the mosquito magnets, but again, less than 5 miles away. Hasn't rained in the past 24 hours so maybe I can take the C5Z out for a spin sometime soon. Even then, I rarely go more than 30 miles or so. But I guess I don't want that gasoline sitting in the tank for too long before putting in fresh.

As for the C8, probably best to let everyone else do the beta testing for GM anyway and get the kinks worked out. Or at least identified so you know exactly what sort of quirks you will be getting into with this newer generation. Right now everyone likely has stars in their eyes with that new sharp looking design, so I'm guessing they are just throwing money at the car salesmen. I suppose a good chunk of the first buyers are speculators just going to flip the cars on Ebay for a tidy profit.
GM has 6 years to fix the C7 and never did. Bad rear ends, A8 trans, cracked wheels and on and on.

Now older C6 's are ticking time bombs with the gas tank leak.
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I would never go over 55k for any car. So them prices are well above what i can deal with.
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I thought the CTS-V had the LS6 engine in it? Anything coming out recently would have the newer LT generation engines in it, I would imagine.
My 2004 has the LS-6 as did the 2005. Originally rated at 400 hp, they have recently admitted that actual hp figures are closer to 450 hp. This engine also was rumored to have found it's way into at least some of the Florida Highway Patrol's Camaro interceptor cars. (And, yes, I did get to "test drive" one, but I'll never admit it in court.)

They switched to the LS-2 for 2006-2007 making the same alleged 400 hp, but with a "better" torque curve I understand.

2008-2014 brought the LSA, which was a 556 hp variant of the Z06's LS-9.

The latest generation, 2014-2019 uses the LT-4 making 640 hp. I haven't kept up with the Corvettes in , years but I know GM has often used interchangeable parts on the performance V-8's. It appears the CTS V only offers an automatic on the 2014 and up cars. And no more V-8 is in the line up at all after 2019, but several V models making north of 400 hp with the V-6 engines.
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GM has 6 years to fix the C7 and never did. Bad rear ends, A8 trans, cracked wheels and on and on.

Now older C6 's are ticking time bombs with the gas tank leak.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that gas tank snafu. Fortunately I got rid of Connie's 2007 and my 2009 before that particular problem showed up. I wasn't real keen about them putting the fuel pump up on the top of the gas tank anyway. The sensors for gas gauges don't last forever, and it would make the repair expensive if you paid someone to do it, and a pain in the ass if you did it yourself. My C5Z has the fuel pump (actually dual pumps) mounted on the back side of the tank, so it's much easier to get to. Still no picnic, though.

Of course, truth be known, I have no idea where the fuel pump mounts on my two jeeps. It's not something think about when buying a vehicle. You normally only find out about it when one goes bad on you.

I had to replace the pump in Connie's Chevy truck a while back, and it too was mounted on the top of the gas tank. Easiest way I found to work on it was to lift the truck bed off of the frame and get to the gas tank that way. Actually wasn't all that bad. Not an option on passenger cars, though.
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2008-2014 brought the LSA, which was a 556 hp variant of the Z06's LS-9.
I think the Z06s were all using LS7s for those model years. If I remember correctly, I believe the LS9 was used in the ZR-1s.
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I just don't know what fast car i want the next time. Mustang GT does nothing for me as i already had a 2015 GT.
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