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Chevrolet Corvette Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • gbjerkegbjerke Posts: 158
    I hear you on the Monty Red. Also loved the previous Mag Red.
    I was very close to pulling the trigger on the new Crystal but it just didn't do it for me when I saw it in real life. It sat next to an Atomic Orange so that became my choice. I'd had 2 previous Yellow Z06's so it was time for a change.
    Obviously the '07 you are looking at is a vert and I agree 10k off is not enough.
    Just saw where Kerbeck is going 9k off on '08 Verts and 8k off on coupes.
    Tough choice for you because of color and if your '01 has only 5k on the clock you will not be putting a ton of miles on the new one so whether it's an '07 or '08 may not be that big of a deal, providing you can buy the '07 for the right price.
    As so value of your '01, I would check some "for sale" sites such as Cars.com or Autotrader.com
    That may at least give you some guidelines.
    Good luck, and keep us posted on your hunt.
  • lawrence39lawrence39 Posts: 2
    I just found a new 2007 convertible with a base price of near $54,000. The upgrades are the $4,500 (or close to it) sport package, chrome wheels, upgraded two-tone leather seats, one year of XM radio and onstar . . . total sticker was around $63,650. I have the dealer down to $47,500, which is roughly $16,000 below sticker. I know the car is almost two years old, but this seems like a good deal. Any thoughts?
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 772
    I'd take that deal in a heartbeat. You'd have trouble finding a good used 07 Vert with that equipment for so little.
  • lawrence39lawrence39 Posts: 2
    Thanks, Vinny. I took the deal. I was there last September and they wanted $56,500 for the car. I rolled the dice and the car was still there today, and I was able to get the car for $9,000 less than the September price. I couldn't resist, and I figured that the opportunity to get a new (albeit 2007) convertible for roughly $16,000 under sticker was not going to happen again. Thanks for making me feel good about my purchase and that I made the right decision. By the way, although we live in Kentucky, the wife is from NYC!
  • snuff2snuff2 Posts: 2
    Has anyone else dealt with Lewis Chevrolet?
    I see their advertisements in the Houston Newspaper all of the time.

    Thanks!
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 772
    Congratulations! I sold my 05 vert with 12k miles for $49k in 06, so you really got a steal! Enjoy your new baby--I miss mine everyday.
  • drezdrez Posts: 1
    Hi Corvette people,,, My experience: I live in MD... used the internet to search hi and low for an excellent car and price ... it took me about a month to zero in on an '06 convertible Blue/Titanium/Storm grey top with 4k miles... price 44.6k ... a program car driven by GM exec... pristine condition, auto, 3LT, Nav, HUD, power top, all original docs and window sticker... My wife and I caught the train to Manhatten early wednesday morning, ate breakfast near Madison Sq Gardens, then a taxi ride into N.J past Giants Stadium... to Bellavia Chevy ... they delivered the goods ... we drove back down the turnpike... excellent experience... this is my 1st vette, an awesome car!!! thanks for reading my post...
  • c5_4func5_4fun Posts: 59
    I finally got the '07 Monty red vert, I looked at it and the '08 crystal red side-by-side and my personal preference was the Monty red. Of course the 2 in this color I had previously scouted out at dealers closer to me were already sold (as I wanted to wait until I sold my '01 vert as I'm a little too conservative to own 2 vettes at once......even though it sounds pretty neat) so I had to use GMbuypower to search out more! I found one more within 200 miles of me and it was optioned almost exactly as I'd have ordered it, so after several hours of negotiation I bought it at $14K off sticker. Anyway, I love the car and while I thought my C5 drove so much better than the C4 and C3's I've driven, the C6 is even better.
    I can't remember seeing as many prior model year cars still at dealers this late in the next model year as I've seen this spring, although it appears they're selling several of them lately.
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 772
    Finally getting my 05 C6 Vert was like dating the captain of my highschool cheerleading squad without any of the disappointment (sorry, Marissa). My C6 more than lived up to the hype. I had wanted one since before I could even spell "Corvette" and found that it was well worth the wait. I actually looked forward to my miserable commute and found myself sneaking out of the office for quick rides. Two kids later, I miss that car everyday.
  • jsouthjsouth Posts: 13
    I have been trying to sell my 2007 LT3 Corvette in the Auto Trader Mag. I have had a few calls from people who seem to be brokers that say they will sell my car and get the price I am asking and just charge a $495.00 price that will be added to the price I am asking. Has anyone out there had any dealings with these people?
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 772
    Those people are like locusts! There are many companies doing this now and they call continuously! If you listen to their spiel, they will tell you that they have hundreds of pre-qualified buyers waiting and all that remains is for them to match one to your car. They will intimate that they are a finance company with buyers just waiting to sign. But, they want an up-front payment from you. I tell all of them to call me back when they have a buyer ready to sign the paperwork and I'd be happy to pay them a commission out of proceeds of the sale. Their unanimous response thus far has bee: "That's not how it works. You pay us up front and then we match you with a buyer." Yeah right. I've got a slightly used bridge you might be interested in...

    In fairness, perhaps you've found a different breed of company. IF they will accept payment IF/when the deal closes with no other obligation on your part, then why not go with it?
  • revmattrevmatt Posts: 14
    We paid $84,000.00 out the door in June 07. It has every option available! Atomic Orange... ($78,000.00 plus tax, license and extended warranty and gap coverage.)
    I always drive the speed limit! Well, 165 is the speed limit somewhere... right? :shades:
  • kimohhkimohh Posts: 5
    Has anyone bought a Vette since 1 OCT 08, or are we all holding our breath until GM holds a fire sale?

    I wasn't able to pull the trigger before 30 September and figured I'd fall back on the Military Discount pricing (for which I qualify), but lo and behold the Military pricing shot up on 2 OCT right along with the regular pricing...
  • Reality is that the Vette is one of the few cars that GM is still moving due to the buyers normally being somewhat financially secure, with money not being much of an object. Dealers in AZ are dealing in their usual form, but not giving away much other than alot of bull****!

    Probably the best you can hope for is a GM Employee discount if you can get someone to share with one with you - I bought my 07 at Les Daniels, and they honored it!!

    Good luck!
  • I have continued to watch the local Corvette inventory for the last 2 months, and it hasn't changed much.

    Seems like they aren't moving the cars as much as you might think. Employee pricing was a good deal; "Red Tag" supplier pricing not so much...

    BTW, I just visited Rick Daniels' website, and there is a message there that says he's unemployed....(hope that's not really true).
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,582
    "BTW, I just visited Rick Daniels' website, and there is a message there that says he's unemployed....(hope that's not really true)."

    It is true.
  • I'm seriously thinking about getting a Corvette in '10 (have to save some money for it) and I'd like to know the good and the bad about owning one, aside from the fact that it's just a really cool looking car.

    I'm not concerned about the purchasing experience because my brother works for a GM dealer, so I'm covered.

    Are people thinking you've got money if you're driving one?
    Where don't you drive your Vette because of other drivers (I'm thinking parking lots).
    Do people cut you slack or not because of the car?

    Just want some real world do's and don'ts about having one. Thanks.
  • sleep7sleep7 Posts: 2
    If so what are people paying? Convertible or coupe
  • debart97debart97 Posts: 3
    I looked at a 2007 corvette orange coupe. It has two roofs smoked glass and the factory one. It has 15000 miles and is in showroom condition He also has a extended warranty for 5 years or 72000 miles. Plus other extras. He will take 35000. Is that a good price. Thanks for any advice. RT
  • gearup72gearup72 Posts: 13
    I bought a used 2008 corvette with 2,500 miles.

    Options include Auto trans, magnetic red, dual mode exhaust, navi, perf axle, F55 magnetic selective ride (get this!).

    I paid $41,000.
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 772
    Congratulations! Enjoy that sweet ride!
  • scb9119scb9119 Posts: 3
    Not sure what i should be paying? Just drove a 2008 base coupe, Victory Red/Black, 6 spd manual, only option is chrome wheels. 2,250 miles. dealer was asking $ 40,995. I offered $ 37,000.00. Car was immaculate. At a Chevy dealer.
  • scb9119scb9119 Posts: 3
    Also drove a 2009 Z06 coupe, 28 miles, Victory Red/Black, 2LT. They are doing supplier pricing, MSRP is 77790, sell for 70381. What are the chances they will go into holdback? Car has been in inventory 230 days, so i imagine the floorplan interest is adding up...

    Car was an absolute blast to drive. Only reservation with the Z06 vs. the coupe is the lack of the removable roof.
  • MSRP on the car, based on your description, is around $49K. I think you're closer to a decent figure than the dealer is. You might still be able to go down a little further.

    There are still a few new, 2008 1LT manuals at dealers. $4K factory to dealer cash, too. Found that out on the the gm.ebay.com site where California dealers are selling GM cars.
  • There are 135 2LZ's in Victory Red around the country with various options and interiors. Someone might be more interested to sell a car, although selling at Supplier price is not bad.
  • snuff2snuff2 Posts: 2
    If you were going to buy a 2009 or 2010 Coupe Automatic would you definetly spend the money on the LT3?
  • scb9119scb9119 Posts: 3
    Just bot an Arctic White/Black 4LT coupe today....list was $ 59k+, got it for $ 51750, which was about $ 1275 under invoice. I was initially looking at black, but i decided on the white because there really arent too many white C6s around....and the 4LT interior (leather wrapped) looks beautiful. Cant wait....picking it up Monday!
    BTW, this car comes with the dual roof package, and i was wondering if both roof panels store in the car, or do you have to keep one in the garage? I figured both wouldnt fit; but i forgot to ask....
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    I bought a 2007, and 3LT was a requirement. I wanted some of the options. You have to buy the package to get them.
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Don't totally understand your question. All coupes have brackets in the back to store a top. One panel in place on the top, one panel in the carrier location in the back. But you cannot take both tops off and store in the back.
  • Depends on if the equipment you want is on the 3LT package or if you can be happy with the 1LT or 2LT and their respective costs. The 1LT's interior only comes in black and two-thirds of all Corvette coupes built for 2009 have a black interior.
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