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  • Anyone Fit Into This C7 Owners Group

    Seeing all this angst about the C8’s taillights, sharing it with my wife, she said, “did we not go through this same stuff when the C7 was revealed?”

    Anyone here not initial happy with the C7’s tail lights when they first saw them either in pictures or in person, now a lover of their C7? And/or have you a crush on your C7, that is until you get around to looking at its tail lights and then feel disappointed?
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    Nope. I thought the C7's lights fit the design of the car perfectly. And that round ones would not have.
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    • #3
      I loved the square lights right away and I'm with Meyerweb. As great as the round ones are, I don't think that they would have worked very well with the design of the C7. People just don't like change.... It'll happen again when the C9 comes out.
      Last edited by Bluevette; 07-10-2019, 08:55 PM.

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      • #4
        The 'round' tail light guys are likely the same ones who had problems with the move to 'exposed' headlights. When someone asks me what is my favorite Corvette, I reply, "The next one!"

        By the way, it's not an original response. It goes back to Zora.

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        • #5
          Nope, love the advanced looking rear end of the C7... i think the only knock on the C8 if u want to call it that is that perhaps its not agressive enough! Too close to Camaro... but it can all be a rouse remember... some light chatter afoot about it all being a smoke screen... makes it a bit more interesting to see what's unveiled next week!

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          • #6
            Nothing disappointing to me. Seven more days to see what the C8 really looks like !
            A thought if I might ...

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            • #7
              I had no problem with the C7 tail lights when I saw them and don’t see any problem with the C8 that I’ve seen so far.
              Ready to see the whole car, yes wishing my life away to get to next week.
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              • #8
                Ferrari had a similar problem getting away from the round tail lights as well, with the exception of the Testarossa. Their first attempt to move away from the round lights was with the 348 which turned out to be a disaster on so many levels for Ferrari. So they went right back to it in the 355! Over time they migrated them to peak over the trunk line to give it a more modern aesthetic and because of modern fabrication techniques allowing them to come up with much more intricate designs. Some were squared off but for the most part they stayed with the round tail lights still to this day.

                As far as the C7 goes GM had to evolve. It wasn't universally accepted at first but they accomplished what they set out to do, which is attract a younger buyer demographic. The sales speaks for itself. The evolution of the C8 will bring that average buyer age down even further. We all need to have faith in the people behind the car, they are every bit as passionate about it as we are.

                I love what they have done with the C8. It's uniquely Corvette and is very much in-line with their current design language while staying true to its heritage. I also believe when people finally see the entire car you will say YES without a doubt, that is a Corvette and has all the DNA that makes it a Corvette!
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                • #9
                  I think Racer X hit the nail on the head! They are very close to the new Camero taillights, IMO they should have made the square or rectangle with the light or glow going all the way around and not light up exactly like the C7s.

                  They are ok, I will look at potential aftermarket one's once they are out if its an easy swap.

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                  • #10
                    I just viewed the post on the C8 at the gas station last night. It appears the new taillights might actually light up all the way around. In previous video's they looked just like the C7s when lit up, they look much better in the new video! We are in for a treat in a week!
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                    • #11
                      I agree , I was totally turned off to the C7 over the Tail Lights at first. But on this C8 it is not the Tail light it is the whole Fascia as we supposedly seen in the factory picture. It is too busy with too many creases Everything about it is not good. I am banking on the Fascia to be different. It has to be. The diffuser makes no sense for a mid engine car. 7 days.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John View Post
                        Seeing all this angst about the C8’s taillights, sharing it with my wife, she said, “did we not go through this same stuff when the C7 was revealed?”

                        Anyone here not initial happy with the C7’s tail lights when they first saw them either in pictures or in person, now a lover of their C7? And/or have you a crush on your C7, that is until you get around to looking at its tail lights and then feel disappointed?
                        The tail lights on the C7 are great. The C8 tail light's and the rear look follow more like the Camaro style to some extent. Lots of folks get a turn looking at the tail lights on my C7's.

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                        • #13
                          I thought and still do think that the tail lights on the C7 match the rear perfectly where round lights like I have on my C4 would have made the car look "less modern".

                          The two negative comments I hear about my C7 with the C8 release impending are: "I hope they go back to the round tail lights on the C8" and "I hope they bring back the pop up headlights for the C8". I don't think either will make a comeback on the C8. Amazing how some people just tie a look to a brand and expect all subsequent models to have that "look".

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                          • #14
                            One day I took quite a bit of time and figured out that at current assembly rates, and projecting 40,000 units for the C8 annually, that sometime during the 2021 model year, the number of Corvettes which do NOT have round taillights will have exceeded those that do.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Fireeagle View Post
                              The two negative comments I hear about my C7 with the C8 release impending are: "I hope they go back to the round tail lights on the C8" and "I hope they bring back the pop up headlights for the C8".
                              Heh-heh, one of the things that finally convinced me to consider buying a Vette was when they ditched the hidden lights with the C6. In my opinion better both functionally and from a design standpoint. The car's face finally had eyes, it wasn't blind any more!

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