Let me take a shot at in the dark, know what you are doing -- or bring
along somebody that does. Buying a Corvette is not all that different
then buying any other car. Well except in the used market most
private sellers see it as worth way more then it really is.
"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
Moderation is for monks."
I think the biggest difference is that they are expensive, so I think it
will probably be worth going out of my way a bit further to get a good
I've been looking for big dealers. Kerbeck Corvettes in NJ looks
interesting. Also Rick Daniel. They offer big savings, say $10,000 on a
convertible. Are these dealers for real? Know any others that offer really
good deals and who the buyer can trust?
On 6/15/08 12:25 AM, in article email@example.com,
On 6/15/08 11:08 AM, in article Ofa5k.4127$L firstname.lastname@example.org,
I'm thinking new. I bought the Trans Am Convertible I have now as a demo
with 5,000 miles on it from a dealer and saved some money. No problems at
all. I may do something like that again.
But my main thought right now is buying new from a dealer.
What part of the country? I've traveled to different states to get good
deals. Go on eBay and search for new Chevy pickups and email the Chevy
dealers advertising there. Pickups are slow right now and some hungry
dealers are trying eBay. If they are hungry and they have a Vette.....
I looked on cars.com out to 300 miles. I bought a fully loaded 2000
convertible 6 Spd with 9,000 miles on it for $34K in 2001. I flew down to
pick it up and drove it home. Same car was going for 44-46 in DC area.
That begs the question if gas prices will affect new Corvette prices?
I don't know but perhaps someone here does know. I won't be surprised
if the answer is no but I hope the answer is yes for your sake.
I think the impact is non-existent for Corvette
except for some sell-off by folks who are hit by
other budget factors (job, mortgage, etc.)
C3s that deliver mileage in the teens aren't
driven enough to have an impact on anyone's
C4's, C5's and C6's are well into the 20s around
town and get better on the highway. Buying gas
isn't a factor.
"Good Price" story from a few years ago:
Ad appeared in the paper for a Corvette: $1.00.
Guy answered the ad. Found a middle-aged widow
showing the car. Callaway in pristine condition.
Lady said there was nothing wrong with the car.
Guy asked why the price.
Widow was just carrying out the provisions in
her late husband's will. The will said to sell
the Corvette and give the receipts to his
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