31,320 miles long term C7. Car and Driver

August 2015, pp 79. 2014 Stingray Z51
New Engine at 6000 mi New starter New rear axle seals New climate control module New seat mounted side airbag
New seat after airbag replacement botched
What a piece of shit.
At best, a lesson into NEVER buying the first year.
Vito
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On Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 3:31:25 PM UTC-4, unclevito wrote:

Like always you have found one to be negative about. Here's what I found wi th the first year, 2005, 6 speed, 50,000 miles, drove it for 11.3 years and paid for $46 in repairs. That was to reprogram new rims and rain tires, gu ess what dealer I didn't get my C7 from. This POS is just like the '05 and just keeps demanding I put gas in it. The only first year I ever had a prob lem with is thew '63, now that was junk from the word go. You need to get y our nuts off once in a while, relieve that hate.............. ;-))
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On 7/18/2015 1:32 AM, Dad wrote:

changes and a mirror replacement. No other issues.
Unquestionably the best Vette I have ever owned with fabulous styling, great comfort, and, of course, superb performance.
I have often purchased a new design car over the last 50 years, and indeed there can be more problems in the first production year. For whatever it is worth, my C5, C6, and C7 were all purchased in the very first batch of production convertibles and I have had utterly superb reliability with all three, better in fact than my winter cars (2 Lexus and 1 Acura RL) all purchased in their first year after design changes as well.
No complaints here so far......
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Glad to hear you have had no problems. However the problems others have had have destroyed your resale value.
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On 7/21/2015 6:56 PM, unclevito wrote:

am not going to lose any sleep over what this C7 will bring when the C8 comes out 8 years from now.
What I WILL most likely do, if your experience is typical based on Consumer Reports and other reliability data, is buy the longest warranty that GM Protection Plan offers. Although it may cost a few grand, I will have essentially bumper to bumper out to nearly trade-in time.
Talk to folks like my brother who own Porsche 911s and other exotics and they routinely pay a lot of $$$ for maintenance and repairs. I consider this C7 as well as all my prior Vettes to be a HUGE BARGAIN, and the last thing I would personally fret about is resale value.
I am an older guy with grandkids who would love this C7 when I get ready to trade so it also may be irrelevant to me what the resale value is.
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to or not. Been there, done that, have the T shirt. It is not the C8 you have to worry about. It is more powerful C7s and ZR-1 and Z06 C7s you need to worry about. GM does its best to relieve folks like you of their nearly new but obsolescent car. About like Apple and their IPhone. Millions of folks ready to turn in their old phones and buy the new. Notice how the BMW 3 series has changed very little.
My wife's 325ci convertible BMW is 15 years old. Cost $45k. Still looks new with only 75000 miles on the odometer. This is a cost of $3000/year with negligible maintenence cost since I do that myself. Buy all maintenance parts from Pelican.com. Only a moron goes to the dealer. Our BMW is faster than heck but I do not drive like that anymore. Your Corvette C7 is laughed at by most west coasters and is made obsolete within a few years by GM. Guaranteed your cost is more than $3000 per year. Your Chevy dealer has a 50/50 chance of making your car worse leaving than when you came in for maintenance! Your long warrantee is really worthless because it allows the GM morons to ruin your car.
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I love the C7 and will not turn a wonderful experience into fear, doubt, uncertainty, and grousing.
Except for my dad's XKE-convertible which I was allowed to occasionaly drive to high school 55 years ago I have bever owned any other car which turns so many heads, garners so many waves and thumbs up and cheers of approval, or creates crowds when I park it.
I could give a shit about resale value. This C7 convertible so far is awesome.
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Ever read the Millionaire Next Door? Buying any car new, especially the high depreciation, high maintenance kind, is a guarantee you will never become wealthy. Besides, if you are going to be foolish with your money at least buy a fancy house, not a fancy car.
BTW, why do you need people staring at your car? You have an inferiority complex? I used to take my 64 Vette Convertible to car shows and yes, lots of admiring stares, until I decided I had other, more important, things to do on Sunday.
XKE ws a gorgeous car. Where I lived in 1971, some guy drove it down a gently dropping, turning road at about 120 mph. Didin't make the turn and went through a brick wall into a backyard. Needless to say, the driver did not survive, but I guess it was amazing any one of us survived back then. I was 18 in 1971 and my father had just bought a new 70 1/2 Camaro. That car was fast. Luckily I never did anything too stupid in it...
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On 7/28/2015 7:51 PM, unclevito wrote:

I have been retired many years since age 54 and am doing just fine financially, you self-appointed judgmental jerk.

Good for you Vito. Same comment as above. Maybe you should keep your advice about how other people should spend their money and how they should live to yourself, you asshole.

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noticed responses to some idiot whose posts I wasn't seeing. After a moment, I realized that user has a Delete filter dedicated to him. LOL.
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On 8/21/2015 8:57 AM, tbone wrote:

by describing how he replaced his C7 engine at 6000 miles, saying he bought it in the first year, and then goes on to proclaim that I should read a book on money management and never buy a car new, etc. He also has to offer his judgement as to how I should enjoy or not enjoy being noticed in this car. What a total asshole.
He went into my killfile as well. The first and the only Corvette person I have met in nearly 50 years that I strongly dislike......
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