It's an extremely popular car in the US, and I'd be shocked if my view were not an anomaly.I suppose. For now I will call you an anomaly unless the waves of anti-Corvette-ism come forth
Maybe I suppose. In Europe, only islands drive on the left if memory serves (think Cyprus or UK), but even LHD Corvettes on the continent just don't quite fit in IMO.Perhaps that was GM's goal, to keep it a mainly US-based model? I doubt there were ever any plans to get a RHD model of the Corvette out on the market for example.
I don't think so, because I think it proves the Corvette is a niche product, very suited to specific regional or cultural market demands. Almost any Soviet or Indian car is a niche product, for example - very focused targeting.I think your argument that because the Corvette doesn't sell as well abroad as it does at home is inductive and weak.
Among other things, I've listed a few.Styling? Really? You're going to prefer the Lexus over the Corvette because of styling?
The money comes out of the same bank account so I'm selective about how to spend it. My criteria and the criteria manufacturers assume I use don't always overlap.We are comparing insanely different apples and oranges here. I'm talking, these things are literally in two different leagues. One is a sports car, the other is a luxury family sedan basically.
The ideal car turns like an F1, accelerates like a jet, is more comfortable than a Bentley, and gets better fuel consumption than a Prius. The closer I can get to that sort of thing the better. The Corvette is very sporting but it's less appealing or interesting to me than a Toyota 4dr at this stage.I'm not sure what you were expecting, perhaps a 4 door Corvette sedan, more like the Lexus you favor? The Corvette always has been and always will be what it is, much like the 911.
Conversely, other, slower and less powerful, less refined sports cars are interesting. Example: Morgan.
I have a thing for the 1983 due to its extreme rarity.The C4 is OK, but anything under that doesn't impress me one bit.
Interesting!How's that for meeting you in the middle?
That's almost certainly true from what I've read.I would say the new ZR1 Corvette is not only an improvement, but a remarkable engineering achievement.