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Little Dead Corvette



5 days in, this 2007 C6 (my first Vette ever, 20,500 original miles) dies. I'm picking it up from getting the car detailed, sitting there with the motor idling, when suddenly the car stalls and the dash says 'can't find key Fob'. I immediately changed the battery in that key Fob, tried putting it in the emergency key Fob slot in the glove box, nothing. Then we attach a battery charger to the battery terminals and we get the car to start, but when we pull the charger clips off the battery, the car stalls, then it won't restart no matter what.

So I flatbed the car to the dealer who will look at it Monday or Tuesday, it's under a 3 month/3K mile bumper to bumper warranty from this reputable dealer, and they are making good on that and paying for the flatbed, etc. An aside: this place that detailed the car (not the dealer, a local place that details cars and does minor service, sells batterie, etc.) also noted that the battery in the car was not the right unit for this particular car, he said it was 'A Group 47, it should be a Group 90', whatever that means, but he implied that the battery that this car had installed was too small for this model. That would have been the doing of the previous owner, not necessarily the selling dealership I got the car from.

I think I'm in good hands, wondering if anybody had any ideas or theories from what I described? I'm sure a car with heavy electronics like this C6 and an undersized battery - that can't end well, particularly if the car is driven less than 3,000 miles annually like this car was.

By the way, I got a chance to drive a C7 today (6 speed), and it blew my mind. The C6 had already blown my mind, but of course, now I must have a C7. Maybe 3-5 years farther on if I like the C6 as much as I expect to.

Sigh.

The car sure LOOKS beautiful now. Showroom. Inoperable, but showroom : ).

I think all things considered, I'm taking this all rather well. Hey, it's just a friggin car after all.

Uh huh.


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