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Old 08-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Test drove a brand new 2012 (not a misprint) Carlisle Blue GS this afternoon at a dealer in PA. 3LT package with black glass sunroof...painted calipers..6 speed manual...dual mode exhaust..chrome wheels..massive 325 rear tires....Pretty sharp looking out in the sunlight..Mrs. Lucky and I are going to Carlisle next weekend for the Corvette Show to do some homework on the new C7 colors and options as we've never owned a Vette before...but I have to admit this GS looks interesting...

Sticker $72k..they're asking $56....Thanks for any advice

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Old 08-17-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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For 56K you can get a C7 Z51 which is far better than the C6 GS in every manner (looks being subjective).
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:07 PM   #3
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I would first ask myself whether I would be OK with a car that is two model years and 1 generation old the minute I bought it. Not because the GS isn't awesome but because that car is pretty "old" for a new car day one. If the dealer has had such a hard time selling it, you will likely as well when you decide to move on. I wouldn't make any decision, if it were me, until I saw the C7 in person first.

If you still wanted it, I would want to pay less than $56 for a car, as mentioned, is 2 model years and 1 generation old from day one when a new C7 with Z51 and 1LT is around the same price.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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Exactly.

And if you want matching performance and majorly updated interior, the non-z51 2LT C7 is still faster than the '12 GS and is a massive upgrade in all respects, from interior, sound system, economy, gadgets, etc. And even that is $56K...

I wouldn't touch a C6 if the C7 was the same price. That just doesn't make any sense at all to me. The only thing I could think of is if you like the looks of the C6 GS over the looks of the C7.

On a personal note, I think the C6 looks dated. Especially now when I see them on the streets, my excitement for the C7 and constant seeing pictures of them makes me wonder why the C6 looks so old now. When the C7s are popular on the streets, it's going to be even worse. (Like seeing C4s on the streets - which are still a generation I really like.)
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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On a personal note, I think the C6 looks dated. Especially now when I see them on the streets, my excitement for the C7 and constant seeing pictures of them makes me wonder why the C6 looks so old now. When the C7s are popular on the streets, it's going to be even worse. (Like seeing C4s on the streets - which are still a generation I really like.)
This happens to every car when a new generation comes out whether owners will admit it or not. It does NOT mean the older generation doesn't look beautiful... it just looks older. That doesn't matter to many people but to many it does. Personally, I don't know how they sell cars (any cars) in the last year or two of a generation. For example, I love the E92 M3 from a looks perspective but wouldn't buy one today unless there was a MASSIVE discount because when the new M3/M4 comes out, it will look old. Still great but now old.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:23 PM   #6
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For the same money, I would buy a new C7..this coming from a guy that has a nearly new 2012 Coupe.

Even Tadge stated on video recently that " this car makes the C6 obsolete in almost every way" or similar words. Then he reminds the viewer that GM still has C6 cars to sell...oooops!

Take his word for it and buy the C7.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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$52k seems more in line.

Since it is a 2012, you have to deduct 20% for year 1 and 8% for year 2. That brings it to $52k.

You say they are "asking" $56k, so to me that means their initial offer. Meaning the ball is back in your court to counter-offer. The dealer needs to be reminded over and then over again they are selling basically a leftover 2 year old "new" car at the same time the C7's are being produced and ordered.

They were dumb and parhaps too GREEDY not to sell the car 14+ months ago when they first got it in stock, so now they have to bite the bullet. I'm sure they had offers on that car way back when, that they now wish they accepted.

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Old 08-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #8
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You lost me at Baby blue...I mean Carlisle Blue.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:50 PM   #9
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$52k seems more in line.

Since it is a 2012, you have to deduct 20% for year 1 and 8% for year 2. That brings it to $52k.

You say they are "asking" $56k, so to me that means their initial offer. Meaning the ball is back in your court to counter-offer. The dealer needs to be reminded over and then over again they are selling basically a leftover 2 year old "new" car at the same time the C7's are being produced and ordered.

They were dumb and parhaps too GREEDY not to sell the car 14+ months ago when they first got it in stock, so now they have to bite the bullet. I'm sure they had offers on that car way back when, that they now wish they accepted.
LOL!

Greedy sounds like a good reason. They probably were riding the "denier" train when the Jalopnik leaks came out; pricing the car high as if the C6s were going to be worth their weight in gold once the C7s come out.

There were a few C7-haters in the forum before the C7 was officially introduced that were saying dealers were going to do something like that. I didn't believe they would because that's just non-sense. But maybe they proved us wrong. HAHA!

But look who's laughing now.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:51 PM   #10
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Before I saw a C7 in person, I was on the fence, but I know a "guy" that works for GM showed me one up close. There is no doubt in my mind I want the C7. I had already thought that was the case, but that confirmed it. I had already sent a deposit to Rick at Columbus Vette anyway back in February.

Anyway, more to the question, I looked at a brand new 2012 C6 GS vert, loaded 3LT Red, with black interior, all the goodies. Sticker 75K, I offered them 50K and they said no, but they would take 57K. I asked if they would be interested in splitting the difference and they would not. This was in May at a Dayton, OH dealer.

Hope this helps...I still think they have the car also?
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:13 PM   #11
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They will have a hard time selling that car, that is for sure.

The only C6 I would buy at this point it the 427, you can get them for $12-15K off and that to me is a Steal.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:40 PM   #12
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Not worth buying now. Wait for a C7.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:45 PM   #13
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In on one.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #14
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Boy, it seems like I was looking at a new GS a few years ago that was asking for low to mid 50's. I think that there are tons of unsold C6's left on the lots. I think I'd offer in the mid 40 range and walk away (after I'd left my number) when they laugh at me.

If I decide that I need a new car, I still might give a GS or Z06 a look.
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Coming from another with a Grand Sport and not 100% sold on the C7's looks, for that money I'd get a C7.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #16
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It's worth about 35k now....................
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #17
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I would not even consider that car new. There are many C6's just as nice, low mileage, at a better price....
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:59 PM   #19
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Not worth buying now. Wait for a C7.


As an owner of a 2012 Carlisle Blue 3LT GS coupe - which I absolutely love by the way - I would opt for a C7 Z51. Better car and technology all around, and I love the way it looks.

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Pretty clean and cut consensus here.

If you're legitimately asking for opinions, I think you're set.

If the dealer offers you the car under $50K do it, otherwise, just wait a few months for the C7 and get the latest and greatest.
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