It's official.... Clarkson has lost his mind.

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That is one funny man, although his statement: "DO YOU believe that America’s involvement in Iraq was righteous and justified? Do you have an attack dog? Do you believe everyone has a right to own as many automatic weapons as they [censored] well please and that Obama Barrack is basically a communist? Yes? So, of course, you drive a Chevrolet Corvette." He really means Camaro and the dim bloke doesn't know it. (I have a Gen5 Camaro, so I know.)
 

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Originally Posted By: ElastoHydro
That is one funny man, although his statement: "DO YOU believe that America’s involvement in Iraq was righteous and justified? Do you have an attack dog? Do you believe everyone has a right to own as many automatic weapons as they [censored] well please and that Obama Barrack is basically a communist? Yes? So, of course, you drive a Chevrolet Corvette." He really means Camaro and the dim bloke doesn't know it. (I have a Gen5 Camaro, so I know.)
He simply re-used a line from something else, and hoped that it was believable enough to work by substituting "Corvette" in.
 
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It just sounded like the stereotyping I hear about my 5th generation Camaro, including Transformers comments of course! Women I've dated have unanimously thought it was not a classy car, that I needed a BMW or something to look cool, and that I need to buy a stained wife-beater t-shirt to wear to match it. Funny people. Yep, funny.
 
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clarkson liked the previous gen corvette quite a bit too, except for the obvious rear end flappy junk quality bumper.
 
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Originally Posted By: ElastoHydro
It just sounded like the stereotyping I hear about my 5th generation Camaro, including Transformers comments of course! Women I've dated have unanimously thought it was not a classy car, that I needed a BMW or something to look cool, and that I need to buy a stained wife-beater t-shirt to wear to match it. Funny people. Yep, funny.
I do not fit into/believe any of those stereotypes either, and I own/drive even more of a 'mullet mobile' than your ride (a 4th gen f body). But I know what you are speaking of as concerns the women, as in this particular elitest area in which I live, a new Porsche Boxster/Cayman is barely considered the minimum acceptable sporty car status symbol to their (uneducated as far as things automotive go) minds. frown
 
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Originally Posted By: dailydriver
Originally Posted By: ElastoHydro
It just sounded like the stereotyping I hear about my 5th generation Camaro, including Transformers comments of course! Women I've dated have unanimously thought it was not a classy car, that I needed a BMW or something to look cool, and that I need to buy a stained wife-beater t-shirt to wear to match it. Funny people. Yep, funny.
I do not fit into/believe any of those stereotypes either, and I own/drive even more of a 'mullet mobile' than your ride (a 4th gen f body). But I know what you are speaking of as concerns the women, as in this particular elitest area in which I live, a new Porsche Boxster/Cayman is barely considered the minimum acceptable sporty car status symbol to their (uneducated as far as things automotive go) minds. frown
"mullet-mobile"! Funny stuff. I know, I tried to tell one lady how the Camaro was a Zeta-chassis, independent rear, high-tech V6 modern machine, but to no avail, as they only see the word "Camaro". I've dated several over the last 4 years, and the hotter they are, the more they 'require' a German car, image, image, image....
 
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Sorry! I got off subject. You gotta love Clarkson, he could do a stand-up comedy act talking nothing but cars. Fact is, he has met his match with the StingRay, one of the best cars you can drive, hands down quality.
 
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Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
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Originally Posted By: razel
Clarkson does like riding brute beasts. He also did/does own a Ford GT.
Did own one. It was a lemon and Ford bought it back. http://forums.viperclub.org/threads/579531-Jeremy-Clarkson-Gives-Back-His-Ford-GT
Knowing that, any bets on if the Stingray that he got to test was a ringer?
GM typically does not provide Ringers anymore. They were caught doing this in the 60's with a GTO they furnished. Mr. Clarkson is an ENTERTAINER, not a real automotive journalist. You must factor that in when watching his show. The new Vette is an awesome bargain, right out of the box.
 
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Clarkson's stage persona has been good for his career and entertaining for those with an interest in cars. In America when a car that's being tested does not measure up it gets glossed over. In the UK it gets called a piece of [censored]. There is little doubt about the test driver's opinion. I like that.
 
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It's interesting, I have never put together that high maintenance women require high maintenance cars.
It might depend on the area, and just how elitest/'statusie'/snooty/Thurston Howell the 3rdish they are, and what they actually "expect" and even take for granted if one is living in these locales. wink
 
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