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Used C7, anyone buy or have a 2015+???, I sort of really want one . . .

Old 02-09-2019, 09:29 PM
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. . . but the problem, if there is a problem, is that my commute is not that long. I have a no-traffic 4.4 mile drive into work every morning and only a 6.5 mile drive home after work.

It is just not nearly enough to truly enjoy driving a C7 vert every day.

Still. I would really like either a 2016 C7 vert for about $43,000 or a 2008+ C6 vert for $30K.

I loved the C5 coupe I had and for $21K back in 2009, it was a super(car) at the time.

C6 with a LS3 2008+, I'd be good with that. I'd be better with a C7. At least I can dream.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:21 AM
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I saw one of these yesterday at the corner lot that always has nice vehicles. Very sharp. $47k

I have a '80 (T tops) project and a '92 (targa top), wouldn't mind adding one of these one day.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:25 AM
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I have 08 and love it however I keep looking at either a later model C6 vert (found a 12 GrandSport last night same color as mine (CRM) vert )

Really have the itch for ZR1 C6 or a 427 however drawback to those are manual tranny, while I would like it Admiral would NOT and she does drive ours every now and then

She keeps saying to move up to C7 if I am going to do anything

However end of day the 08 is paid for and sits in garage and does not cost a penny other than insurance
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I have 08 and love it however I keep looking at either a later model C6 vert (found a 12 GrandSport last night same color as mine (CRM) vert )

Really have the itch for ZR1 C6 or a 427 however drawback to those are manual tranny, while I would like it Admiral would NOT and she does drive ours every now and then

She keeps saying to move up to C7 if I am going to do anything

However end of day the 08 is paid for and sits in garage and does not cost a penny other than insurance
I'm thinking of a 2008+, for the LS3 6.2L motors and updates from the 2005-2007 C6's.

The Grand Sports always looked great to me too.

The difference from a 2008 vert to a 2016 Vert is only some $13,000 or so, from right around $30K for a 2008 to $43K for a 2016.


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Old 02-10-2019, 06:17 AM
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I am on my second C7 Corvette, which is a 2018 Grand Sport; my first was a 2014 Stingray.
I have owned a decent amount of Corvettes (12) over the past 34 years, having owned at least one at any given time since 1985.
Imo, the C7 is so much better than the C6 (of which I also have had two - 2006 and 2010 Grand Sport), that I wouldn't be looking at a C6 unless it was a Z06 or ZR1 (because those are very cool) although neither makes a great daily driver.
If you are looking at a base C7 convertible (as opposed to a Grand Sport, Z06 or ZR1), there are few differences between the entire production run from 2014 to 2019: 2015 added the 8-speed auto trans (which in theory is better than the 6 speed, but has had issues in every GM vehicle it is used in), the front cameras to the 2LT and 3LT trim (which I really like - makes pulling into a spot worry free) and the performance data recorder for track use (pretty rare to find on convertibles - but I like mine on the GS); in 2018 the base car went from 18"F/19"R wheels to 19"F/20"R wheels like all the other cars (most like the larger diameter wheels, but they do ride a little harder with the shorter sidewalls). In all of the years, the exterior colors of black, white, silver and torch red have remained the same, while the others, especially blues and grays change at least every 2 years. In all 6 years, the non-special-edition interior colors have remained exactly the same: black, kalahari (brownish), gray and red.
If you are using it 11 miles per day (4,000 miles per year), you are using it more than 50% of all Corvette owners (including about double what I drive mine), so don't feel like it is underused.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:27 AM
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Just wait for the new mid engine version and there will be a plethora of c7s for sale.
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
If you are using it 11 miles per day (4,000 miles per year), you are using it more than 50% of all Corvette owners (including about double what I drive mine), so don't feel like it is underused.

I agree, probably do not put 3k a year on mine and about half of that is wife and I take it on a trip



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Just wait for the new mid engine version and there will be a plethora of c7s for sale.

Kind of what I keep thinking

Honestly still have hard time with tail lights on C7 and looks like C8 will have same damn thing
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Originally Posted by svu View Post
Just wait for the new mid engine version and there will be a plethora of c7s for sale.
That may or may not be true.
If the mid-engine (C8) is priced significantly (15% higher MSRP) more expensively than the current car (50% of Corvette buyers don't earn more than $100k/yr, and those buyers tend to focus on the cars that currently sell new (with discounts - 12-15% off MSRP) for less than $55,000) and/or has much less usefulness (storage, comfort, noise, etc), it will not sell very well.
While most everyone thinks mid-engine cars look and are so cool - mostly because they are expensive and rare - they are also sold in very small numbers, especially when compared to the 30,000+ Corvettes GM sells every year: if you add up the 8,000 Porsche Cayman & Boxster (718 Coupe and convertible) which frankly aren't very exotic, 1,800 Ferrari 488's, and less than 1,000 of each for all the Lamborghini's, all McLaren's, Audi R8's, Nissan GTR, Acura NSX and Ford GT's sold in the USA, the total mid-engine sales are less than 15,000 per year.
I am not convinced that the C8 mid-engine Corvette will be the sales success the C7 has been.
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I agree. I can't see a mid-engined C8/Corvette, sell well as just like with any of the ZR1's, the higher barrier to entry is just beyond what most can afford.

Like me, I'm bargain shopping for a 2016 C7 Vert for $40K or even less in a year or two, or three, or when the new mid-motor'd creation comes out that might make the 2015+ C7 cheaper like all the C6's now.

I'm going to skip the C6 and just wait until the time is right for a C7. The C7 is just so, so sweet.

Heck. If my kids really don't enjoy the boat I got as they will be 7 and 9 this summer, I'd have no problem selling it and getting a C7.
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Little off the rocker thought but why not get a clean c5 zo6 and turn it into a track car. Your daily drive isnít far for anything and it would mean you would have one hell of a fun weekend car if your near any tracks. Food for thought! If my wife doesnít put any more miles on her c5 Iv been thinking about doing this exact thing
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:01 PM
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I read this over and over as CJ7 and always thought "they stopped making those back in the late 80s"
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Sounds a little like me... For our summer digs out west, wife would like something besides my old Jeep TJ (my daily driver there) and my Tahoe which is her daily driver by default... She wants a 'farm truck' (as in a 50's-60's pick up). Why? I have no idea. We are retired, we don't have a farm, a nice big garden, but no farm LOL... I tell her the novelty of driving one of those beasts will wear off by the 3rd mile!
I tell her this is what she needs: Damn near a Corvette that looks like a truck....
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Funny, it must be the season. Been contemplating moving on from my C5 and into a 2013 GS or 427 vert, but then the C7's are starting to warm up on me.

Whether you drive is 4 miles or 40, it is so much better in a vette. Plus, then you have good excuses to go out to the further box store, just to get that single 1/4" washer you need for that project - not like I've done that...
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
Little off the rocker thought but why not get a clean c5 zo6 and turn it into a track car. Your daily drive isnít far for anything and it would mean you would have one hell of a fun weekend car if your near any tracks. Food for thought! If my wife doesnít put any more miles on her c5 Iv been thinking about doing this exact thing
Not sure where the OP is located in New England, but there aren't very many road course tracks in the Northeast: Limerock Park in northern CT, Watkins Glen in western NY, New Jersey Motorsports Park in Southern NJ, Club Motorsports in central NH. All of those tracks require membership to use the facilities, and none are inexpensive to join - not to mention the cost of maintaining a track car. If the OP is balking at spending $40k to buy a car, he might not ne too inclined to spend and additional $15-25k/yr to track it 2-3x month for the 8-9 months those tracks are open.
Personally, I would love to have a track car, but with the closest track being 3 hours away and work, family life and other activities occupying most of my time, it just isn't a realistic option.
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
She wants a 'farm truck' (as in a 50's-60's pick up). Why? I have no idea. We are retired, we don't have a farm, a nice big garden, but no farm LOL... I tell her the novelty of driving one of those beasts will wear off by the 3rd mile!
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
Little off the rocker thought but why not get a clean c5 zo6 and turn it into a track car. Your daily drive isnít far for anything and it would mean you would have one hell of a fun weekend car if your near any tracks. Food for thought! If my wife doesnít put any more miles on her c5 Iv been thinking about doing this exact thing
I had a C5, that I loved. I had done all the maintenance and had replaced everything on it so that it could/would go 300,000 miles-a long time, but had to trade it for a sedan=bummer. I just can't go back to a C5 knowing how superior the C6 and the C7 are to it. It would be like going back to a carbureted two stroke outboard motor.
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Funny, it must be the season. Been contemplating moving on from my C5 and into a 2013 GS or 427 vert, but then the C7's are starting to warm up on me.

Whether you drive is 4 miles or 40, it is so much better in a vette. Plus, then you have good excuses to go out to the further box store, just to get that single 1/4" washer you need for that project - not like I've done that...
No question about it, it is SOOOO much better in a vette for sure.
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It is sort of amazing, how much less/inexpensive the 2006/2007 C6 Vert A6's are, then again, a 2006 is now 13 or so years old.

There are 2006 A6 Verts with 19,000 to 21,000 miles, for $22,300 to $25,800-bargains(budget). I'm tempted as I can't go back to a C5 but would be happy in a C6.

It's so tempting.
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Can I jump in?
Jump, crawl, swim, whatever you want. It's all good.

Do you also want a C6/C7 Corvette?
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