The party tailgate makes a GREAT diaper changing table.
There were bunches and bunches of other neat stuff I noticed when it was new…now I can’t remember them. Oh, and it’s got a stubby little antenna, and a purple black and white flame ball shift knob that lights up at night. (No, not standard.)
It’s got a HUD too. (What, they weren’t available until 99? Well, tell that to my wife, SHE retrofitted it! I LURVE my gearhead wife!) And the biggest marriage saving feature ever: Driver memory. Based on the keyfob that unlocks the doors, it sets the seat, heater, radio, and mirrors for the driver.
This car is too smart. If the motor is running, and you turn the key, no hellacious grincing noise is made.
It’s got a fly-by wire throttle. The upshot of this is: the cruise control doesn’t need a seperate cable and, erm, puller. The traction control doesn’t need a seperate cable and puller, and when they added Active Handling in 2000, it was a software change plus a lateral G sensor and a steeringwheel position sensor…that’s it.
Easter Egg: Put the key in the driver’s side door. Turn once, it unlocks the driver’s door. Turn twice, it unlocks the passenger door, turn thrice, it pops the trunk.
89 Vette Hobbycar: It leaves these Big Black Marks on the Pavement at will. And they can be just about as long as you want em to be.