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      07-17-2012, 11:30 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by mhabs View Post
If you showed up at a corporate function at the valet line with a Corvette Z06, 99% of the people would not view it with as much cachet as an M3, Merc, or 911. As silly as it is to enthusiasts who know the difference and appreciate great performing cars, regardless of the marque, to most of the population the perception and images associated with the Corvette are "American, Fiberglass, Plastic, Mid-life crisis, Hawaiian Shirt and Mustache". Stupid to anyone who really knows but I think it's true; the German cars are priced at a premium because of that cachet and brand equity, whether it's currently deserved or not vs. the non-German competition.

As far as the interior is concerned, with such a high performance car as the 'Vette, are you really sitting in there driving and admiring your interior??