Good price for 05 Corvette?

Are the dealers getting sticker out of the new Vette, or is there some room to haggle? I'd like to get the basic model Vette expect that I might get an
automatic so the wife can drive it, haven't made a decision on this yet. :-)
Thanks, Jack
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think about the 6 speed, it won't out drive the latest auto. Plus it has to be put in reverse through the sponge gate or it will kill and/or damage your battery. Not a big thing if you and your wife are perfect. Do get the Z51 handling package.
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Hmmm, missed your earlier post (6/7) -- good to see you are alive and back here ! Paul H.
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be put in reverse through the sponge gate or it will kill and/or damage your battery. Not a big thing if you and your wife are perfect.
Apparently there are several grumbles about the C6 which may account for my strategy about buying a C5 coming back to bite me on the @$$.
Within a year of when the C5 was introduced, C4 prices started sliding, to the point that I bought a nice '91 coupe in July of '98 for less than $12,000.00. Yes, the owner had to get out from under a car note, but even without this circumstance, the car was selling in the $15K range.
I figured the same thing would happen with the C5. NOT.
As crazy as it sounds, the closeout '04 C5 was selling in Nashville for less than $35K new, I guess because the dealers thought they needed to ditch the cars. In the classified ads this morning, several '02 C5's are listed for $32K to $33K. '99 should have been down to maybe $20K or less by now if my strategy had worked. They're selling for $25K.
What are C5 prices doing in other parts of the U.S.?
Charlie

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I too expected the C5's to take more of a "hit" they thave so far have taken... ???
I am in the Market for a Used C5....just looking for the rigth car (6 speed required...and NOT a coupe, or Black. in color...at or about the right price... (lol)
In other words I am looking for a Ragtop, a FRC...or a Z06...any color but Black...
If they do not fall much lower within the next year I will switch my search for a Mid Year Coupe...
Bob 64 & 72 Ragtops 76 79 & 95 Coupes
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At least around here (midwest) they're asking for $5K to $10K over MSRP if they think the customer looks like a mark, but the major dealers are selling at $500 to $1000 under as of a couple of months ago and I've seen ads for coupes at $2000 under. I got my convertible (built to order) at $2500 under after lots of negotiating. Coupes are being discounted a bit more, check the ads for the big Corvette specialists - especially the ones big enough to keep the cars in stock.
All due respect to Dad, I drove both auto and stick and personally I like the 6-speed better. Of course this is a very subjective choice. The Tremec gearbox is not the smoothest but it's not bad, either, and is smoothing out considerably as the car breaks in. The clutch is more difficult than most. The stick-shift feels much more responsive than did the auto I drove and, in my opinion, will out perform the auto if driven right. I have a video of a 10-mph rollon between a C6 stick and an auto, and the stick leaps ahead and has several car lengths on the auto within a couple of hundred yeards. (Next year's 6-speed auto might be a different story.)
Yes, you do have to put the 6-speed in reverse when you park the car. That's what turns off the keyless ignition and locks the steering column. If you fail to do that it's like leaving the ignition on - you'll run down the battery eventually, but that's all. If you shut off the car and don't do that the little text display on the panel reminds you, "SHIFT TO REVERSE." For me it became automatic within a few drives.
I also drove a Z51 and found it a bit hard for daily use on urban Kansas roads (but then I'm 52 and my own chassis is a bit less forgiving these days). I opted for the F55 (magnetic ride) and am very pleased with it, the car's quite livable for daily usage but firms up nicely if driven aggressively. And the active roll control really works, the car corners very flat.
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Thanks for all the information, I really appreciate it. Just starting my research and want to learn as much about the new Vette as I can.
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Enjoy your search.
The Chevrolet website has most of the specs you'll want.
The following major Corvette specialists (among many others) have good websites:
Kerbeck - http://www.kerbeck.com large inventory online, offers right up front, return calls reliably but seldom answer email, weak followup Spitzer Chevrolet - http://www.corvetteconti.com Lots of good market info on site, competitive pricing, took ages to respond to inquiry Knippelmier Chevrolet - http://www.knipplemierchevy.com Newer Corvette specialist in the midwest, first-rate in every respect but weak site
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I'll say. I clicked it an it's either a typo or the site is down or...
AJM '93 Ruby coupe, 6 sp (Real Corvette weather here in Indiana today)
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Try here: http://www.knippelmierchevy.com/en_US /

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That worked. TNX.
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Oops. I typo'd the URL. Should have been
>> Knippelmier Chevrolet - http://www.knippelmierchevy.com
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I'm soo anal that would really bother me. When parked I ALWAYS have mine in first gear so the shifter is forward, and I make sure my front wheels are straight when parked. And be sure to close the cover on the cup holders. LOLOLOLOL
It's one of my pet peeves to gee a magazine shot with the shifter not in first. :-)
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