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Chevrolet Corvette Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • blkhemiblkhemi Posts: 1,717
    I just took delivery of my asiatic blue Z06 today. I ordered this car back on July 6. I personally drove to Bowling Green and picked out everything I wanted on it. When I placed the order, they said they were backordered 2 1/2 months. Here it is October and I'm just taking delivery. That aside, I love this car. It's light years ahead of the my '04 Z06. Just sold it for $37,000 with 9100 miles on it( it to was a factory order.) My new Z06 cost me roughly 70k with all the extras. they knocked a few grand off for paying cash. A guy pulled up next to me as I was coming from the dealer in his wimpy 911 Turbo S and decided early not test his luck. I've already got the Borla exhaust( I know it already has a decent exhaust, but it's never enough, right fellas?) and the K+N coming as I type this post. Hypertech says they will have the Programmer 4 ready in about a month. I'm looking to make around 600hp without superchargers and all that crap. I'll keep you posted .
  • blkhemiblkhemi Posts: 1,717
    Don't you mean 40k more. Yea, because the other 20k will go into servicing that money pit. I should know as I've owned 3. All were great vehicles--- When they ran

    Porsche-- almost laughable.
  • cat3126cat3126 Posts: 43
    Ernie Von Schledern in Random Lake WI.
  • cat3126cat3126 Posts: 43
    We received a order number from the dealer that does seem to match the numbers in the posting.
    The number we received is JNXC29
  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    Just for the record, I too had an order number for several months, the real issue is the status code that says the order is being worked on at the factory. The dealer 'sequenced' my order, but they did it right behind the orders for what they wanted to fill out the show room stock and mine never got to the factory, so I pulled it.
  • jmessjmess Posts: 677
    As noted already you need the status code assigned to the order number.

    Any GM dealer should be able to look up the status code using your order number. Your dealer should give you this code if you ask for it.
  • Hello, I am ready to buy my first brand new corvette.. i had the dealership order the car for me and was told it was going to take 6 to 8 weeks for delivery. i asked about financing and told them i have a perfect beacon (sp?) score. i want to pay what they pay for financing.. they told me the lowest %age i would pay is 5.9 .. with my exc credit, shouldn't i be able to pay what they pay? they told me the rate is set and they can't change it..
  • blkhemiblkhemi Posts: 1,717
    Who did you finance through? If it was GMAC, then the dealer has to go by what GMAC financed you at. I would get a second quote from my own bank. Depending on which C6 you get and the cost, 5.9% may not be so bad after all. A close friend of mine got a C6 Z51 conv. and the cost was $56,600 and he is paying a rate of 6.3% through GMAC. His Beacon score was a 740. However, you can also have to much credit, as was the case with him. $1,600,000 home, $22,000 in credit cards, $210,000 RV. It all ads up. However, if all is paid on time, you should have no problem.
  • i haven't financed yet.. just getting a feel for what the dealership will offer me.. it was at potamkin chev in hialeah. the sales manager whipped out a book of percentages for each chev and showed me that the corv was "STND" which meant standard. I shouldn't have to pay more than what they pay if i have a perf score, right? i don't have too much credit either. also, how much should i haggle with the msrp? i'm such a rookie at this ;)
  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    You can haggle a bunch but at a local dealer you are bidding against the next guy who wants that production slot and he may be willing to pay. On the internet you can find dealers that will discount if you take the time there instead of letting the local salesman take up time you could use getting a much better deal.

    As to paying what they pay based on credit score, I'm betting they are trying to make money so are going to get a spread, large or small, they want something. There are no rules so it is a matter of research and finding the best source, like a Credit Union is some cases.

    Randy
  • Try CapitalOneAutoFinance.com I just bought a 2006 Vette financed through them and my rate was 5.25%. Total time to complete the application was less than 5 minutes, and approval came less than 10 minutes later.
  • Check around. I placed an order with a dealer who gave me $500 under MSRP for late November delivery. Then I started looking on the internet and found the exact car I wanted and purchased it for $2300 under MSRP. I found plenty of dealers out there who were willing to go at least $2000 under MSRP.
  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    Just looked at a site and saw a 2005 Blue and a 2005 DSOM convertible that were around $6k off MSRP. Dealer got them from dealers unable to move them and I expect they were up on snow country. Deals are out there if you look.
    Randy
  • cat3126cat3126 Posts: 43
    Ordered on 9/12/05 and the car was delivered on 10/29/05. The dealer Eric Von Schledorn (EVS) was delivering four others that day. They also had drop shipped cars in Maryland,Florida and Arkansas the same week.
    They are the largest Corvette dealer in WI. They are located in Random Lake WI. approx 40 miles north of Milwaukee.
    The discount off MSRP was $3170.00
  • I've got the hots for a low-optioned, automatic, yellow, 2006 coupe and have never bought or ordered a new car. Dealer reduced price $3,000 from $46,600 down to $43,600 without my asking. Are sales slow and do I have more bargaining room down to about $41,500 - $42,000? I've studied all 80+ msgs on this forum, many thanks for advice. It sounds like a dealer's Corvette allocation from GM is based on prior year Corvette sales. Is that true?
  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    If they unload a low demand unit then they can try to get a higher demand unit in the future and get a better return. For pricing I'd compare to Kerbeck Chevy, links above since that is the highest volume dealer in the country. Most local dealers aren't even close on discounts, so if you are in the ball park it sounds like a pretty good deal. You can always make an offer and if they don't accept tell them to let you know in a week and if they call but want you to come up, let them know your offer stands but won't be as high next time. Question always is, how much do you want it?
  • jmessjmess Posts: 677
    I think sales are slower and as already mentioned, you got nothing to lose but time if you make an offer. I got my 05 in April for $5K off but it has Mag ride, nav, and dual tops so the invoice was a little higher.

    I personally like yellow, I really haven't found a color I don't like on the C6 though.
  • Hi guys,

    I'd dearly love to get a C6, but can't get one brand new. I am wondering what you think the coupe with MT and low miles (under 10k)would be selling for in maybe two years? Basic 04's are in my price range of $30k-40k right now. It would be great if that would be the range for 05 or 06 C6 coupes two years from now. For me anyway! Your thoughts?
  • blkhemiblkhemi Posts: 1,717
    You could get a basic '05 now for $40k. The dealers are discounting these heavily. I read that someone got $5k off of one. A base '05 C6 with no options opens at $43k, so you can deal from there. Why wait two years when you can get one new?
  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    I agree the C6 is nice but it still is having first year issues that may still pop up. The C5 on the other hand is fully sorted and since I got the wife's for under $40k new a year ago I see them as more affordable by a pretty good margin. Also there are always good garage queen, show cars available from those trading up if you take time and look around. Except for the pop up headlights on the C5 I like it better than the C6's I've come across at this point. Then the gremlins in the new keyless locking and starting system would keep me on the side lines for awhile yet. Nothing bad that I know personally but seems the system can be quirky and they may sort some of that out, yet.

    As to price differentials in two years, figure on what I call the cost of a Vette, about $5k per year decline and that drops some after the first couple years. Then again it is more a function of the economy, etc., than Vette specific.
  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    I don't disagree with the pricing but since a very small % of Vettes go out with no options I'd be wary of getting one that way unless you have a specific target use, like the track, and plan to keep the car until it dies. The prices you see for used Vettes are mostly for highly optioned cars since that is the way most ship in the first place.
    Randy
  • blkhemiblkhemi Posts: 1,717
    That's correct. However if a person truly wants one, they could search dealers inventory nationwide, especially since the '06's are rolling in daily. Neighbor bought a '05 at Chuck Hutton Chevy in Memphis for $37500. 6 miles on the odo and 6-speed. He drove from Maine just to pick it up. It is difficult to find a "stripper", but it can be done. His C4 and C5 were base models. I think he's just in it for the thrill and no frills.:)
  • isgtisgt Posts: 1
    I've had them both, a loaded c-5 and a stripper c-6 the c-5 was great when everything worked, I feel that the c-6 will have much less electrical problems and the regular seats are better than the sport seats. I drive mine for work in all of the weather but snow. The value is a well maintained used Corvette with some miles, you'll get a great car for a lot less money . these cars eat up miles.
    Try finding a used stripper, thats the ones with the lest problems.
  • blkhemiblkhemi Posts: 1,717
    I bet your C6 stripper is much nicer than the C5. It has more content just not all of thrills. IMO, a lot of the frivilous options take away from the driving experience. The C6 stripper is much harder to detect than the C5 when looking on the outside, especially at night with the new HID headlights.
  • g2369g2369 Posts: 41
    Does anybody have some leasing experiences they would like to share? I'm in the market for either an '05 or an '06. What are you guys paying monthly? How much did you have to put down? Etc.....
  • What's everyone think? 05' Targa top, pwr seats, heads up display, leather, polished alum wheels, XM radio, 1900 miles for $35K?
  • blkhemiblkhemi Posts: 1,717
    Get the Carfax, and if all checks out, go for it. If at all possible, try to negotiate more on the price. $35K is sweet, but $33.5 is awesome. Good luck.:)
  • g2369g2369 Posts: 41
    Does anybody have some leasing experiences they would like to share? I'm in the market for either an '05 or an '06. What are you guys paying monthly? How much did you have to put down? Etc.....
  • Thanks for your response. I'll shoot for a lower price for sure.
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