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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: OnStar Renewed

August 11, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

A few weeks back we got a letter from OnStar letting us know that our free service was ending on our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. So, naturally, I shared this information with you and asked for input.

We were on the fence. There was some good discussion and some valid points, but ultimately one person swayed us to give OnStar another shot: OnStar themselves.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: More Touchscreen Troubles

June 23, 2014

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Earlier this month, Kavanagh reported that the screen on our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was on the fritz. Specifically, he (rightly) complained that the screen flickered when placed in reverse and that the screen was blank one time on startup.

Well, both of those things happened to me this weekend and then a new one.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Expired OnStar

June 9, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

As part of the purchase deal, Chevy throws in six months of free OnStar service with the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Six months is up and now we're on our own.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Touchscreen Display on the Fritz

June 2, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Well, the photo I took of the blank touchscreen in our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray turned out all blurry, so above is one of it in its normal state.

Here's what I observed recently of said screen in its abnormal state:

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Why It's the Perfect Car for Me

May 14, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray isn't exactly practical. It doesn't have as much cargo space as a crossover, or a big cabin with lots of cubbyholes, but it fits me like a glove. And for an impromptu weekend trip up the coast to Monterey, I couldn't have asked for a better car. Here's why.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Pause Live Radio

April 14, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

There I was sitting parked in the grocery store lot in our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and I was completely engrossed (as usual) in NPR's broadcast of Radiolab. This time it was on an emerging hypothesis about how the dinosaurs met their demise and the long-standing theory that it was a mega meteor.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: A Thoughtful Audio Feature

April 11, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Has this ever happened to you? You get in your car at the A) car wash, B) valet, C) from the repair shop, you start your car, and the stereo blasts you right out of your seat. Naturally, the radio station isn't even in your presets.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: What Exactly Is "Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout?"

April 10, 2014

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And what does it mean that it is "On" in our Corvette?

According to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Owner's Manual:

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51: Variable Redline at Startup

April 9, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51

The last time we saw a variable redline on an Edmunds long-term test car was in our 2009 BMW M3 Sedan. On startup, the tachometer in our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray starts with a "yellowline" from 3,500-4,500 rpm, with the redline above that. As the engine warms up (as in this photo), the yellow creeps up and eventually disappears leaving the hard redline at 6,500 rpm.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51: Hidden USB Port

April 8, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51

I suppose this would fall under, "Well, what did you think would happen?" but to satisfy my curiosity, I tried to use the hidden USB port behind the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 's touch screen and then close the door.

Click through to see the video of what happens.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: We Love the Tire-Pressure Monitoring System and Display

April 1, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

As you may know, I'm a stickler for tire pressure. That's why I love it when manufacturers make it this easy and intuitive: The numbers on our Corvette Stingray's color display are large, color-coded, and oriented in the same direction as the car.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Instrument Panel Has a Secret To Tell

March 28, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

It had been months since I had driven our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. After I started it, I glanced through the windshield and re-discovered the head-up display. As I was reaching for the button to shut it off (I know, I'm in the minority on this), I noticed it had a secret to tell. It would appear that a previous driver had, ahem, "come to grips" with the Corvette's prodigious grip in corners and the exploit was stored in the display.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette: Speed Limit Display

March 17, 2014

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When you're driving a car that gathers speed and cruises as effortlessly as the Corvette, having a speed limit reminder is certainly a welcome feature.

Cruising along on an unfamiliar stretch of wide-open highway, for example, where speed limit signs are rare, you're sans detector and the limit itself fluctuates, it's nice to be able to see at a glance whether it's 55 mph or 65 mph.

Although you can't see it in the photo (it was like trying to photograph a computer screen), the display does have "mph" underneath the "30" so it effectively mimics a speed limit sign.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Head-Up Display

March 13, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

In driving school, instructors tell you to scan the road ahead rather than focusing just on what's going on immediately in front of you. Distance lets you plan and react.

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2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray: No CD Player

November 18, 2013

2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray

Our $71,664.40 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray has 3 USB inputs, Bluetooth audio and satellite radio controlled by Chevy's MyLink system. It does not have a CD player as I found out after a relatively successful trip to Amoeba Records.

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2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray: Fried My iPhone

November 14, 2013

2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray

As soon as Kurt and Dan got back from their road trip, I made up some excuse to steal our new long-term 2014 Corvette for a long time.

On day 2, the C7 and its MyLink infotainment system fried my iPhone.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Reverse Tilt Mirrors

November 13, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a wide car, and it takes a little time to get a feel for where the car is, relative to parking space lines and distance from curbs. It's also a car with black painted wheels. The combination of the two had me spooked. I'm a member of Curbers Anonymous, although I have been scrape-free for more than a year.

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