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Old 07-01-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default Bought my 1st Corvette (from MacMulkin) yesterday !

54 years old, my youngest daughter just graduated high school and is off to college in 8 weeks, and so have been thinking about finally getting my 2 seat sports car. I have had plenty of "nice" cars, including a Cadillac STS-V, '05 Pontiac GTO, Taurus SHO, BMWs, Mercedes, Acura, Infiniti, etc, but all 4 seaters or SUVs.

Have always really liked Corvettes, but still wasn't sure what car I wanted and was not planning on buying anything until after the summer. But than I saw the pics of the new C7 Stingray and decided I liked the C6 styling much, much better.

Joined this forum to read up on the C6 and than saw the dwindling inventories plus all the rebates and discounts on the C6's. Found the exact Grand Sport I wanted listed at MacMulkin in New Hampshire, so I called them, spoke to Tommy Jr. directly.

They still had the car I wanted, the price they list is really their full price, and in three days, via several simple emails, faxes and phone calls, the deal was done. My wife and I flew to Boston Saturday morning from Baltimore, spent the whole day and night enjoying the city, and then Sunday morning a really nice young man from MacMulkin picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the dealership in New Hampshire, about 40 mins from Boston.

My car was parked outside and ready for me when we pulled up. It was just perfect inside and out, with 3 miles on the odometer. We completed the paperwork in under an hour, activated the OnStar and 9 hours later I had a new Corvette in my garage at a price much lower than I ever thought possible.

I'm 6'2 and 225 lbs and the seats were completely comfortable for both my wife and I the entire trip. The magnetic ride, set to tour, made for a pretty smooth trip the whole ride home. The satellite radio kept us entertained, even in some heavy traffic. The air conditioning was perfect (although the transmission tunnel melted our chocolate chip cookies). The car averaged about 24 mpg over the 462 miles, alternating between 4th, 5th and 6th gears, from 55 -70 mph. All our luggage fit in the hatch, even with the extra roof from the dual roof package in the back.

I can't say enough about MacMulkin. It was probably the best experience my wife and I ever had at a car dealer, and I've bought about 30 new cars. The dealership is as clean as a hospital. All of their Corvettes are stored inside in a Corvette only area. They were efficient, professional and friendly. And they certainly know and appreciate Corvettes. Tommy Jr., Pete, Nico, and especially Ron all helped to make this a special day for me.

I am thrilled to finally be a Corvette owner. Looking forward to learning a lot from this forum and to many enjoyable miles.

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Old 07-01-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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Congrats! Here's to many miles of smiles!
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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Just had the same experience, called Tommy on 6/22, picked it up on 6/24. Every thing was perfect. Saved 17% plus loyality incentive from Chevy for additional $3000.
His inventory is unreal.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:03 PM   #4
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Congrats to your wife and you in the new ride. I know you both will enjoy.
If you have been on here long you know we are photo hounds so that being said..........
Pictures of the new baby please

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:45 PM   #5
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congratulations and enjoy it.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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Very cool. I'm 59 with 5 Grandchildren. I and had to fill the void when I had to give up my Harleys due to back problems. Wish I would have bought that 62 back when I was 19 for $2,000.00, but I'm loving every mile. Now the fun really begins.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:52 PM   #7
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NICE STORY...but no pics,color or trim level mentioned..hmmmn..prove me wrong fellow Vetter...lol
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:56 PM   #8
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CONGRATS...but....

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Old 07-01-2013, 05:19 PM   #9
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Congrats. Thanks for sharing the story.



Good folks up there in NH.

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Old 07-01-2013, 05:45 PM   #10
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:49 PM   #11
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:56 PM   #12
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Congrats on the new GS, post some pics when you can..
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #13
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Kind of in the same boat, or well VETTE LOL, as you. Been wanting one for YEARS and our Daughter just completed her first year of college and Wife and I never need room for anyone else and she was wanting one as bad as I was but had never ridden in a Vette

I "kind of bought" mine through Tommy Jr, it was actually from a guy (Harley2 on CF) that was buying new C7 and it was technically a trade in but even though I bought from the individual I technically bought from Tommy Jr and even though he was just "brokering" a deal he and his staff were great to deal with and kept in contact on such an odd deal.. You can tell they are top notch people and if I ever buy new it will be from them

By wife the Wife fell in love with the 08 C6 2 minutes after she was in it

Got tickled that when we left to go to church Sunday and I was asking her for her keys to her SUV(01 Trailblazer) she said "Oh no we taking the Vette". She even makes sure I park it away from anyone at a parking lot

Hope you enjoy yours as much as we have, still adjusting the comments and looks that I get while in it. Have to admit that is VERY COOL
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #14
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Welcome aboard! I also prefer the more classic lines of the C6 over the sharper angles on the C7.

Probably the best car decision I ever made was ordering my 2012 in the summer of 2011, fearing the C7 might not be as good. Back then they were talking 5.5 liter engines & transformer body styles with split windows.

Well, thankfully the C7 didn't turn out like that. But I still like the C6 much better overall.

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:51 PM   #15
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congrats to you and wife - I did similar thing when son graduated from college last year...

Sounds like an awesome experience.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #16
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Great story and best of luck with your first Vette...!! When you have the time tell us some more details about your car and of course some pictures as well......
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:54 PM   #17
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Bought mine at 62 after mortgage, college, weddings, etc. were over and done, from Tommy and did museum delivery. Had dinner with him in Houston in March and he picked up the tab. Mac Mulkin really knows what customer service is all about.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:01 PM   #18
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54 years old, my youngest daughter just graduated high school and is off to college in 8 weeks, and so have been thinking about finally getting my 2 seat sports car. I have had plenty of "nice" cars, including a Cadillac STS-V, '05 Pontiac GTO, Taurus SHO, BMWs, Mercedes, Acura, Infiniti, etc, but all 4 seaters or SUVs.

Have always really liked Corvettes, but still wasn't sure what car I wanted and was not planning on buying anything until after the summer. But than I saw the pics of the new C7 Stingray and decided I liked the C6 styling much, much better.

Joined this forum to read up on the C6 and than saw the dwindling inventories plus all the rebates and discounts on the C6's. Found the exact Grand Sport I wanted listed at MacMulkin in New Hampshire, so I called them, spoke to Tommy Jr. directly.

They still had the car I wanted, the price they list is really their full price, and in three days, via several simple emails, faxes and phone calls, the deal was done. My wife and I flew to Boston Saturday morning from Baltimore, spent the whole day and night enjoying the city, and then Sunday morning a really nice young man from MacMulkin picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the dealership in New Hampshire, about 40 mins from Boston.

My car was parked outside and ready for me when we pulled up. It was just perfect inside and out, with 3 miles on the odometer. We completed the paperwork in under an hour, activated the OnStar and 9 hours later I had a new Corvette in my garage at a price much lower than I ever thought possible.

I'm 6'2 and 225 lbs and the seats were completely comfortable for both my wife and I the entire trip. The magnetic ride, set to tour, made for a pretty smooth trip the whole ride home. The satellite radio kept us entertained, even in some heavy traffic. The air conditioning was perfect (although the transmission tunnel melted our chocolate chip cookies). The car averaged about 24 mpg over the 462 miles, alternating between 4th, 5th and 6th gears, from 55 -70 mph. All our luggage fit in the hatch, even with the extra roof from the dual roof package in the back.

I can't say enough about MacMulkin. It was probably the best experience my wife and I ever had at a car dealer, and I've bought about 30 new cars. The dealership is as clean as a hospital. All of their Corvettes are stored inside in a Corvette only area. They were efficient, professional and friendly. And they certainly know and appreciate Corvettes. Tommy Jr., Pete, Nico, and especially Ron all helped to make this a special day for me.

I am thrilled to finally be a Corvette owner. Looking forward to learning a lot from this forum and to many enjoyable miles.

Craig
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:02 PM   #19
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Congrats on the new GS.You will enjoy it . I too picked up a new to me 06 c6 with 7500 miles on the clock, magnetic ride, and XM. I have heard about the cupholder, and console heat issues. My c5 had them as well, but not that bad. Ill find out come August when we take it down to Carlisle. I see that you live in Baltimore. You are not that far from Carlisle PA. If you can, and have not done so before. Try to make it to Corvettes at Carlisle,with the new GS. It is an experience that you will not forget, and will keep you coming back for more each year,,,
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #20
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Welcome and congrats! The C6 is arguably the best looking Vette ever....

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I found out about this "oven" myself when I grabbed some change from there.... the coins literally burned my hand!

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