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#531 of 917 Would you rather they didn't mention it?
Jun 24, 2005 (8:36 pm)
They say right in the advertising that Corvette is excluded. So be it! As a matter of fact GM has two programs, employee and supplier sales, and they are usually set up for dealer stock and are voluntary for the dealer. It is a rare Corvette that ever sees either program except for the end of the 2004 model year. Trying to make it out as a scam is so naive as to be funny. Smart shoppers can get a deal on a current Vette but it takes some work and probably not at you local dealer.
BTW, did you know that not all Chevrolet dealers can even order a Corvette? Might do some homework to learn some basics.
#532 of 917 Re: Would you rather they didn't mention it? [starrow68]
Jun 25, 2005 (12:58 pm)
Employee and supplier sales deals!!!!!! In the right-hand upper corner of the MSRP sticker is two codes, one for employees one for suppliers. The lower price is for employees, usually $1000.00 or more under dealer cost. Invoice
2005 Chevrolet Corvette
2dr Convertible (6.0L 8cyl Automatic)
$49,000 invoice - $1000. = $48,000 vs. $55,950 List Price
Are you still wondering why the announcer on TV & radio is whispering $7,950 reasons.
#533 of 917 Very interesting calculations, meaningless but ...
Jun 25, 2005 (8:41 pm)
Have you ever tried to get a Corvette at Supplier pricing? Unless it is close out you probably never will see one at that price. It is voluntary for the dealer to participate and that's been true for each of the C4, C5 and C6. Even employee pricing is based on 'availability' and right now the Corvette is not in excess supply. So why should GM give them away when they make it clear, as you note, that the Corvette isn't included in the deal?
Corvette's are very nice, two in the garage, but to get a deal expect to put in some effort on the internet and not to walk down to Joe Blow Chevy and get in line for delivery. Enjoy what you drive, I do!
#534 of 917 Supplier pricing on a Vette
Jun 26, 2005 (7:02 am)
Back in July '03 I got the first '04 vette sold in Tennessee for the GM Supplier Price. Listed for $47,785------my price before trade was $42,500. Yes my friend it can be done. It all depends if the stealer WANTS to do it.
Towards the end of the C5 model production you could have gotten one for $10,000 off the sticker price. Just have to be at the right place at the right time.
#535 of 917 Re: Supplier pricing on a Vette [ndmike88]
Jun 26, 2005 (6:02 pm)
I agree, my wife's '04 was $51k sticker and out the door for just over $39k, about $11.6k off so deals are possible. You just have to make some contacts in the internet Corvette world and you can get good deals.
However, bellyaching about something that is noted as excluded from the get go, seems like beating your head against the wall for fun. Just figure out the system and work it!
#536 of 917 Corvettes (including 2006 models)
Jun 27, 2005 (2:02 am)
hey all, I need some adice / info if possible!
I am thinking of getting my first corvette, was wondering about 2 things in the new 06 model
1) is the 6 speed auto trans gonna make any real difference (good or bad)
2) is the 06 model gonna cost more?
also, is this car still still a damn fine car to corner with the standard package? or is the Z51 Performance Handling Package stuff needed?
also, is the 3.15 Performance Axle Ratio necesary in automatic?
#537 of 917 Just opinions, it's not out yet to really know ...
Jun 27, 2005 (8:14 am)
I would have to note that all first year GM stuff seem to have some issues, like the '05 6sp that had a mis-machined part and got recalled. They made it good but not what most are hoping to endure. I'm guessing you will have to wait for the auto industry reports before the world will know if the new auto is worth it. Seems to get good reviews in other performance cars.
Of course the '06 will cost more, haven't they already done at least one price increase on the '05 since introduction? Demand is pretty high for the Corvette considering the rest of the industry.
The suspension in the C5 is great and when I got the Z51 I really didn't intend to do more than go to a driving school maybe once. However, for some of us, one try leads to many more days on track and for that I'm glad I got the Z51, even it isn't as good in the corners as I now wish. On the street the Z51 is probably overkill. But will you always be happy on the street? I'm not!
The PARatio is something I've seen several people upgrade to after wishing for more response. The 6 sp gets great gas mileage if you stay out of wide open throttle, and gives you response when you want it. The std rearend gets ok mileage but less response, while the PAR gets you response but less mileage. Why not have the best of both worlds. The only reasons to not get a 6sp IMO are bad knees, etc., or more than 10 miles in stop and go on a regular basis.
#540 of 917 Re: Corvette Pricing [claires]
Jun 29, 2005 (2:47 pm)
We are talking about the 2005 C-6 Vet
under the heading 2005 Chevrolet Corvette! It should includes GM Pricing and current selling policies.