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#218 of 449 Prices and dealers for '07s
Jul 25, 2006 (8:36 am)
I've been searching for a dealer in the SF bay area to give me a deal on a pre-ordered '07. I searched high and low and had given up / was about to order one from the high volume dealers in the Northeast and Midwest. They were offering $3500 off a standard coupe -- no hagling. I tried to haggle -- nope, no haggling. Its $3500 off and that's it.
However, I received a call from a dealer in SF, Ellis Brooks, and they offered $2000 off an '07 and they had an allocation left. That was the first dealer in the area that was in the price ball park. I had called probably over 20 dealers and spoken at some length with 5+ dealers. Among them was Courtesy in Cupertino/San Jose. They seemed unwilling to go below MSRP.
So I jumped on the offer from Ellis. I decided to avoid the shipping and courtesy delivery charges of buying from a dealer in another state. I'm now expecting my car in 2 months. Yellow, ebony interior, Z51, 2LT. I'll be a first time Corvette and Chevy owner. Drove an M3 before.
Jul 25, 2006 (9:00 am)
btw., unless you're buying with a primary purpose of reselling, you should pick the color you like. I've read and heard that yellow isn't the most popular color, but I'm going with yellow because that's the color I've always loved in sports cars. Yellow is garish for some, but its beautiful to me. Besides, Ferraris, Lambos are often yellow.
If you're really prioritizing the resell, then I'd bet black inside and out is the easiest to resell. Personally, I find black and silver ordinary (my neighbor's toyota minivan is black). But its all about personal choice.
#220 of 449 Re: Prices and dealers for '07s [toquinho]
Jul 25, 2006 (10:53 am)
I live in AZ and ended up ordering a new 07 from Les Stanford in Detroit - their ad said $3500 off MSRP on a new ordered coupe, and there was no haggling. The process was simple, and as I have family in the Midwest - sounds like a hell of a roadtrip in my brand new Vette. Timeline will probably be about 8 weeks, that's fine ...I like doing business with honest people in an easy manner - rather hard to find in AZ. Hope I'm not disappointed! As for now, they get my vote! - try em!
#221 of 449 Re: Prices and dealers for '07s [toquinho]
Jul 25, 2006 (8:22 pm)
Ellis Chevrolet of San Francisco gave me the best deal on ordering an '07 Z06, and I tried Fitchner, Kerbeck, Maxie and all the other Bay Area dealers.
#222 of 449 Re: 07 Build Date [derekw1]
Jul 26, 2006 (10:09 am)
hey derek looking at buying a vette. I found a 06 with monteray red, z51 , lt3 paackage, clear top, painted alum rims. sticker is 52,000.00 and change. the dealler came down $3,000.00 with no negotiation. would I be better off holding out fo a 07 and what could I get taken off.
#223 of 449 Re: ' 06/' 07 Convertible [brianapal]
Jul 26, 2006 (10:22 am)
is that $4,000 after all options are added?
looking for 2007, monteray red,3lt z51, no nav, both roofs,polished alum rims.
#224 of 449 Re: 07 Build Date [cuffs1]
Jul 27, 2006 (8:41 am)
I would say you could do better on an 06 than that price. I would check Kerbecks to see what they are offering. They are the largest dealer and usually have some pretty good deals. They are advertising $6500 off 06 3lt coupes and they have a good inventory. I would want to get a great deal on an 06.
#225 of 449 06 and 07 largely the same, but...
Jul 27, 2006 (12:57 pm)
06 and 07 largely the same, but I've seen too little difference in the price between an 06 and an 07. $6500 off the remaining 06s -- but you'll have little color and feature choices. And $3500 off a new, configured-to-order 07... but you'll have to wait to get the 07.
Consider that I'm spending $50,000, $3,000 off is only a 6% discount for a car that is 1 year older, though mechanically identical. Is that enough reason to buy an 06?
I chose the '07 because I didn't find the 06 configuration I wanted AND because I'm likely to resell my car in 3-4 years. I think that the 07 will bring $1,500-2,500 more than the equivalent 06. So the net difference is really small.
#226 of 449 Re: 07 Build Date [derekw1]
Jul 27, 2006 (2:21 pm)
It looks like I may be going with a 07. Can order one with these options. coup,monteray red,lt3,onstar,xm,polished alum rims,both tops,factory pickup,destination,black interior. msrp 56,700, I found a dealer that will order for 50,700.00. What do you think?
#227 of 449 Re: 07 Build Date [cuffs1]
Aug 14, 2006 (12:22 am)
Try for another $50 off.