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#275 of 449 Re: GMS pricing on Corvettes [redc6corvette]
Nov 14, 2006 (5:57 pm)
I have made contact with them, but so far I have just traded messages. If I get a real deal, and the dealer is legit, I will let you know the dealer name/ Like wise, if it is bogus, I will also publish the name of the dealer. There is nothing I despise more, then someone who advertises one thing and does another. It is bait and switch simply put, and illegal.
Honestly, I find it hard to believe that some dealer will do this. I had looked for some time, but the best I have found, was $2500 off MSRP and that was only because I had bought Corvettes from the dealer before. I sure hope is is real.
As far as he issue of "Is it worth it, the extra money", I really think the existing C6 is a real hand full. I have only done a very few things, namely a Random Tech exhaust, VaraRam CAI, Granetelli MAF, and Predator programmer, ans it really is a whole lot of engine for the car.
I have heard of so many Vipers wrecking because they don't have traction control, and people spin the wheels at 50 mph and put it in the ditch. I know the Vette is truly a handful too, IF you turn off the traction control.
I was told by a GM exec that Chevy purposely designed the "Traction control off switch" to really not turn the whole system off, for this very reason. They felt insurance rates would go up drastically if normal every day Corvette owners, started having accidents in greater number. I guess he was insightful.
Funny, just yesterday, I read a post about increased accidents of Z06 owners, and how they expected premiums to go up even more for the 2007 Z06. I was on a website for auto insurance, looking for info on the Z06, when I came across this. I thought I book marked it, but now the link doesn't work. Anyway, accidents are way up and most happen when the owner turns off traction control. So, if you get one, don't do that! I would hate to see anyone wreck their new Z06!
Back to the issue of HP and money, with the minor changes I made, you can sure tell the difference. My experience says, I probably got maybe 60 more RWHP. IT IS A ROCKET SHIP! I was going to do more, but I think not now. Honestly, I would tell you it may not be worth the extra money, unless you are just plain crazy about HP. Even then, you can add a ProCharger and add 140 rwhp for about $6500. That would get you past Z06 performance for a fraction of the cost, and save you a bunch on insurance alone.
By the way, I paid only $43K for my 05 coupe. I know there are dealers willing to take off $6K a base coupe. But, mine only has the Z51 option as well as the competition grey wheels, so it is about the cheapest Corvette you could buy. I do know dealers locally, here in KC that will take GMS on a std. Corvette coupe.
Stay tuned, if I get a new Z06 for GMS, I will let you know. My suspicion is there will be a huge doc fee, probably something like $1500!
#276 of 449 2007 Corvette Conv. Deal
Nov 22, 2006 (7:08 am)
Just wanted to throw this out that I got a little over $8000 off MSRP on my new 07 conv w/ nav, auto, magnetic suspension, etc. out of a dealer in Montana. I can provide the name if interested. They also have Z06, but no knowledge of how they'd price that one.
#277 of 449 Re: 2007 Corvette Conv. Deal [kwvette]
Nov 25, 2006 (3:48 pm)
I'd be interested in the sticker for your convert.
Looks like you got well over 10% off which is an awesome deal. Local dealers are going 10% on coupes/converts and I can only speculate that your sticker was in the area of 65k?
If so, you got over 12% which is awesome.
Assume the Montana dealer you refer to is Fichtner's (sp?).
They have a great reputation.
Any info appreciated.
#279 of 449 Re: 2007 Corvette Conv. Deal [gbjerke]
Nov 28, 2006 (11:57 am)
Didn't know if you saw the first one that got bounched (my fault) Anyway, the MSRP was $65,390 and from Karl Tyler Chevy in Missoula, MT. So far the whole experience was a good one.
#280 of 449 Re: 2007 Corvette Conv. Deal [kwvette]
Nov 29, 2006 (2:17 pm)
#281 of 449 C6 PRICE INCREASE?
Nov 29, 2006 (6:43 pm)
Can anyone confirm whether or not Chevy raised prices on the 07 C6? It looks like a $2k increase on the coupe...
#282 of 449 Re: C6 PRICE INCREASE? [vinnyny]
Nov 30, 2006 (3:39 am)
2006 Base Coupe: $43,690 + $800 destination
2007 Base Coupe: $44,170 + $825
Driving a 2007......
#283 of 449 Re: C6 PRICE INCREASE? [rayainsw]
Nov 30, 2006 (5:47 am)
$44,995 was the right MSRP for a 2007, but new cars arriving on the lots seem to have an MSRP of $49,290. I don't know if this is part of the old scam where a retailer raises the price before he slashes the price for a "Red Tag Sale". I hope it's just my imagination because I was trying to hold out until Spring...(I sold my '05 Convertible to buy a house and can't wait to get another).
If the increase is real, have they increased content?
#284 of 449 Re: C6 PRICE INCREASE? [vinnyny]
Nov 30, 2006 (6:04 am)
Corvette.com ( as well as here on Edmunds ) still show $44,995 w/dest. as base price.
And I was at my local dealer yesterday – none of the coupes I looked at has a base MSRP (on the Mulroney sticker) any different. And my salesperson said that a few had arrived within the past week.
I also monitor other Corvette Forums – no such news has been posted.
Where exactly are you seeing $49,290?
Confused . . .