With the new C8 Corvette now in the hands of owners, we’re learning all about what it’s like in the real world, including annoying things like a glare on the windshield from light-colored dash panels. Now, one YouTuber has posted his critiques with regard to the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette and build quality.
Coming to us from YouTube channel Daily Downshift, the video is just over five minutes long, but goes over a number of imperfections on the host’s new C8 Corvette. Right off the bat, we see that the vehicle in question has some misaligned panels up front, specifically where the bumper, fender and headlamp meet. As the host points out, there’s a huge gap near the headlamp, which narrows towards the outer edge of the panel. What’s more, the headlamp is also misaligned. To prove his point, the owner goes to the panels on the other side of his vehicle, which line up much more nicely.
Another sizable panel gap is found in the rear, where the engine cover is also definitely misaligned.
From there, the host moves into the cabin, where he points out a small cosmetic imperfection for the passenger’s side seatbelt. Not a huge deal, but still something worth pointing out. A more troubling imperfection is found on the back of the infotainment screen, which has a big “X” cut into the black plastic.
Granted, these sorts of issues don’t hurt the C8 Corvette’s incredible driving experience, nor do they have a huge impact overall. Rather, they are simply small annoyances that can grate on someone who just plunked down over $60,000 for a brand-new sports car. Once seen, things like panel gaps can never be unseen.
Do you consider these to be big issues, dear reader? Would you ask your dealer to fix it if you noticed similar issues on your C8 Corvette? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more mid-engine Corvette news, Corvette C8 news, Corvette news, Chevrolet news, and 24/7 GM news coverage.