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Chevrolet Corvette, Coupe, Convertible
#119 of 449 Re: New Corvette [bigmike5]
Mar 07, 2006 (6:05 am)
I have been shopping all of the local Chevy dealers for about a week and the news is not very good. All but one say that they only sell MSRP. The dealer I have bought many cars and trucks from say they well sell me one for $2000.00 over invoice and as far as they know I will be the first one that they have ever sold one at that price. And on top of all that most say they are not sure that they can even get one. I sent a request to Kerbeck but haven`t heard anything yet. I thought GM was on hard times but you never would know it from the experience I am having. HELP!!
#120 of 449 Re: New Corvette [motorhead1]
Mar 07, 2006 (7:59 am)
If you can get an 06 C6 for $2k over, you should RUN, not walk, to the dealer. I monitored Kerbeck prices for the past year and the only time they came close to $2k over was at the end of the model year (and I don't think you'll find anybody cheaper than Kerbeck). Good luck!
#122 of 449 Re: New Corvette [motorhead1]
Mar 07, 2006 (9:09 pm)
You can always find a better deal but the question is how much time you have to spend to get it.
Based upon the past, it is about time for GM to come up with some new incentives. The C6 supply has exceeded the demand in most areas to so a $1000 incentive would warm things up a bit.
#123 of 449 Re: New Corvette [jmess]
Mar 08, 2006 (12:48 pm)
Time is one thing I have plenty of so I will just wait a while a see what happens. Maybe I will run upon a good used Vette but I tell you after driving a C6 I don`t think I would be happy with anything else.
Mar 08, 2006 (1:05 pm)
The Kerbeck site says $3500-$4500 off on 2006 Vettes. They have them up the wazoo number wise. Even CorvetteConti has some discounted on his site.
#125 of 449 Re: prices [bigmike5]
Mar 09, 2006 (7:57 am)
Thought I'd give you guys some feedback about 06 pricing in the Chicagoland area. I've recently been shopping for a new 06 Coupe. On reasonably loaded, in stock Corvettes, ($54K MSRP) I had two dealers in the $4500-$5000 discount range. After the gremlins in my head keeping me awake for two nights, rationalizing spending $50K for what would actually be my 5th vehicle, with annual use being in the 2k mile range, I made a less expensive decision.
I just purchased a 2004 C5, Commemorative Edition Coupe with only 7K miles for $35K. I have the original $52K window sticker, Mag Sel Ride, Electron Blue with Light Oak Interior. Fell in love with the interior color. I felt this better served my desire for another Corvette yet minimized my potential depreciation. Seems like 2001-2004 C5's are advertised within a few thousand $ of each other.
Just thought I'd add my experience as a discount reference for anyone shopping for new 06's and wondering about available discounts.
Also, their seems to be available, a number of used 2005's that are GM Buybacks. It was explained to me that these cars were replaced due to lemon law type conditions. Obviously, the dealers claimed the problems were resolved and the cars had full remaining warranty, but I was reluctant to get involved. I found two of these at one dealer alone, along with a Cadillac CTS-V that was interesting. The cars came from a GM Auction and it seems the dealer was legally bound to expose their history. A good thing for consumers, as a buyer can't help but wonder why a 5 month old vehicle with like 4K miles is for sale.
Happy Motoring fellow Corvette lovers!!
#126 of 449 Re: prices [palalt]
Mar 09, 2006 (11:00 am)
Correction to my previous comment. My 04 is LeMans Blue, not Electron Blue. It's a Commemorative Edition, to the 24 Hour at LeMans win for Corvette.
Mar 09, 2006 (1:16 pm)
Can anyone tell me why the only interior color you can get on a new corvette coupe is ebony?
#128 of 449 Re: Interior color [motorhead1]
Mar 09, 2006 (2:43 pm)
Ha! You seemed to notice the same thing I did while looking at 06's. Corvette's actually are available with Ebony, Cashmere, Titanium, or Red interior. I've seen both the Cashmere and Titanium and both are very nice. My thought is that most dealers either order the majority with Ebony because they think the majority of buyers want Ebony, OR, everyone is buying all the lighter colored interiors and all they're left with is Ebony! My thought was that any car I saw with Ebony interior, either Titanium Grey or Cashmere (Tan) would have looked better. Keep looking!