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Chevrolet Corvette, Coupe, Convertible
#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.
Jan 07, 2013 (8:32 am)
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#441 of 449 2013 corvette base
Feb 25, 2013 (10:19 am)
2013 corvette base model - msrp $50575 (build date August 2012)
Selling price of $43522, minus $2000 rebate, minus $2000 GM card top-off, minus $1000 GM private offer = $38522 + 6% tax + $213 in tags and doc fees.
Had been leaning towards getting a lightly used one, but at this price used made no sense.
Now for the winter to be over so I can drive it...
#442 of 449 Re: 2013 corvette base [dad2be]
Feb 25, 2013 (12:28 pm)
At that price its a sweetheart of a deal. Enjoy !
#443 of 449 Re: 2013 corvette base [dad2be]
Feb 27, 2013 (3:03 am)
pops2be, how did you get that selling price to be $2500 below invoice!?! is that a common/typical discount?
#444 of 449 Re: 2013 corvette base [elias]
Feb 28, 2013 (2:05 am)
I got a lot of quotes, and took my time. Kerbeck in Atlantic City advertised similar savings on base Vettes at the end of last year, but in Jan/Feb prices there have been a bit higher.
They told me they were losing $1500 on this car after holdback. Whether it's true or not I don't really know. Perhaps there was some hidden dealer incentive or maybe they had some total sales volume incentive. The next-best quote I got was $553 higher, so still a bargain. I think they don't sell many Vettes in the northeast in the winter and some of the dealers clearly wanted to unload them. Also considering the new C7 will be available in August folks may be waiting. But I'm sure there won't be such great bargains on the C7 for some time, and I wanted to purchase before my wife changed her mind