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.............. ;-))
My C7 convertible is 20 months old and has been in for service for 2 oil
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
No complaints here so far......
Sorry to hear that. Speaking as just one very satisfied owner, I really
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.
If it is stolen or totaled, you will visit the resale value whether you want
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.
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
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...
I just happened to look here this morning after quite some time and
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.
I can see why he belongs in the killfile. He starts this specific thread
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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