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#430 of 449 2010 Covette Base Coupe
Jul 25, 2010 (1:12 pm)
I bought a new 2010 Corvette, Base Couple with Automatic for $39,998 + TTL and $259 security option.
#431 of 449 Re: 2010 Covette Base Coupe [rsmith8]
Jul 27, 2010 (6:15 pm)
What's a 'security option'. I hope you didn't have someone cut into the wiring of a new Corvette and install an additional security system or remote start. If so, expect to have problems from this sometime in the future. The electronic and/or connections in these things always go bad and then cause all kinds of strange problem.
What was the MSRP on this car?
#432 of 449 Re: 2010 Covette Base Coupe [bolivar]
Jul 31, 2010 (1:53 pm)
It was Phantom Footprint. I understand that it is the marking of some key parts that can only be seen with ultraviolet light. I had been offered that as an option and DECLINED. However, it was in the final price (added to the $39,998). After I got home and was reviewing the contract, I saw the entry and sent a tactful note to the general manager. Since then, the charge has been refunded 100%. I mentioned it to my insurance agent who knew exactly what I was talking about but they gave zero additional discount for the option - another reason for requesting a refund. No, no wires were cut.
Aug 06, 2010 (10:37 am)
Hey guys, I'm not really a Vette guy but there is a bright red '96 C4 auto w/ 40k miles for sale that is tempting me. It looks immaculate in and out, probably a garage queen. The for sale sticker says "R" title, what ever that means. He wants $8800 for it. Good deal? Problems w/ this gen.?
#434 of 449 Re: Used C4 [upstatedoc]
Aug 06, 2010 (11:14 am)
I would go to the C4 section on corvetteforum.com and ask.
#435 of 449 Re: Used C4 [upstatedoc]
Aug 06, 2010 (10:23 pm)
I'm not sure, and these things vary by state, but if "R" means Rebuild, which I think is same as a 'Salvage' title I would run away, no matter how good it looks.
This is something I would sure check out. A Salvage title usually reduces the sale price of an auto by half...
#436 of 449 Re: Used C4 [upstatedoc]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 07, 2010 (4:25 am)
I don't think it would be all that hard to find a nice C4 for under $10K.. In fact, I ran into one just last month, while shopping for furniture.. The owner of the furniture company had it parked in his "clearance" building... 40th anniversary edition... sort of a maroon/burgundy color with matching trim and special wheels.... He was pushing 70, and said he bought it in 2005, but can't really get in and out of it... This car only had 40K miles and he was asking $8900...
My point is.... Shop around.... you should be able to get a nice one, with no issues (like a branded title).... for not that much money..
As noted, you might have better luck in a general Corvette forum, like this one.
#437 of 449 Re: Used C4 [upstatedoc]
Aug 07, 2010 (7:29 am)
R/R automobile title means Rebuilt/Reconstructed. That means it was a SALVAGE vehicle that has been REBUILT. This is a significant taint against any vehicle and negatively impacts the value of the vehicle no matter how well it was rebuilt. Still, $8,800 is less than what you might pay for a simular vehicle without the title issue. Good luck.