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Old 02-23-2014, 08:36 AM   #1
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I ordered my C7 convertible last week. White with red interior, red calipers, chrome wheels, 7 speed, black top, 1LT. I'm starting to regret not getting the 2LT but it seems the only things I'm missing out on are: red stitching and HUD. The price tag is so steep between the two packages when these are the only two things I need. Ugh, I think I'm just looking to get talked into changing my order.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:40 AM   #2
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Better do it quick depending on where your order stands
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:44 AM   #3
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I ordered my C7 convertible last week. White with red interior, red calipers, chrome wheels, 7 speed, black top, 1LT. I'm starting to regret not getting the 2LT but it seems the only things I'm missing out on are: red stitching and HUD. The price tag is so steep between the two packages when these are the only two things I need. Ugh, I think I'm just looking to get talked into changing my order.
Vamp, I went back and forth with changes in what I would order no less then fifteen times. This is not a daily driver and I didn't want to invest that kinda of money in a garage queen. But with a little sage advice from my dad I ended up getting the 3LT Z51. The thought process was its my first Vet and I didn't want to leave anything on the table. If you can swing it get all the car you can because any type of buyers regret is to much to live with.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:47 AM   #4
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I walked into the dealership with every intention of ordering a 1lt z51. However when my wife found out the things that it did not come with she was like...... Just get the 2lt were not spending 60k on a car to skimp out at the last second on getting what you really want.

So that's what we did price came out to 65k by the time it was said and done.

Heated / cooled seats will be very nice
Heads up display ---- I've had this so many years in my c6 I can't step back words in my new car !

I got the adrenaline red leather and I really like how the 2lt package adds some extra color to the interior.

So the long and short of it is this. Buying a new corvette is a huge waste of money. The only advantage is your getting exactly what you want. It's already a **** ton of $$$ what's another $4500
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:48 AM   #5
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I learned the hard way that if I don't go all out I'd regret it later. I went with LT3, Z51 and all the performance extras. You only live once and you aren't going to take it with you!
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:51 AM   #6
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I am coming from a GT500 and the interior was the selling point for me. I went 3LT but would not have gone below 2LT. I would think the resale between 1LT and 2LT would be worth the cost. Everytime I drove my GT500 the dime store interior bothered me.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:00 AM   #7
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I went with the 1LT and Z-51 and I am happy that I did. The options in the 2LT/3LT were not worth the money to me. Could I afford them? Yes, but the bottom line, I didn't want them. What's really important here is that you get what you want and what you can afford.
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Personally I thought about it as well, but went with 2LT w/Z51--for what you get it was worth it to me, and resale more will want those items:

Console and door panels in interior color
Lumbar/wing adjust
Heated/vented seats
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:04 AM   #9
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My motto is that when you are spending this much on a car, get it EXACTLY as YOU want it so there are no regrets. Anytime I have cheaped on something I have regretted it the rest of the time I owned the car. I now always option it the way I want.
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I went 1lt, but you can outfit this car very similar to a 2lt for far less money. I just bought the center arm rest and tunnel leather piece for around $300, I got the FAY carbon fiber dash for $500 and you can stain the stiching for $12. The 2lt doesn't even include the CF dash. The only thing that will be different on my car are the door handle cushions won't be red, but that is my least favorite part about the 2lt color combo.

The other options didn't amount to a hill of beans to me for $4k, you can install a homelink transmitter for $20, and the HUD I can't see being a huge advantage of the large display right in front of your face on the dash. I think the Z51 has way more value for the money.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:16 AM   #11
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This was super helpful! I'm going to go with the 2LT.
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Vamp, I went back and forth with changes in what I would order no less then fifteen times. This is not a daily driver and I didn't want to invest that kinda of money in a garage queen. But with a little sage advice from my dad I ended up getting the 3LT Z51. The thought process was its my first Vet and I didn't want to leave anything on the table. If you can swing it get all the car you can because any type of buyers regret is to much to live with.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:21 AM   #12
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I also went back and forth from 1LT and 2LT. I suspect that 2LT equipped cars might have a bit more appeal when it comes to resale or trade in. The incremental cost difference between the packages represented good value to me.
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This was super helpful! I'm going to go with the 2LT.
My brother in law (who spends money like a drunken sailor) says "what's another fart once you've $hit your pants"!
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This was super helpful! I'm going to go with the 2LT.
Good choice, IMO, when you spend this much money on a Vette you do not want any regrets thinking that you missed out on an option that you really would like to have, hope it gets built in time for Spring!
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If you think you will regret not having some of the items in the 2LT, best to go ahead and get them now. One of the things I would want is the HUD so a 2LT may be what I have to get unless you could order the HUD as a stand alone option like you could on the early C5s.
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For me the vented seats alone are worth the price of admission with the 2LT package. I hate getting out of a car with leather seats on a hot summer day and having a super sweaty back.
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I went 1lt, but you can outfit this car very similar to a 2lt for far less money. I just bought the center arm rest and tunnel leather piece for around $300, I got the FAY carbon fiber dash for $500 and you can stain the stiching for $12. The 2lt doesn't even include the CF dash. The only thing that will be different on my car are the door handle cushions won't be red, but that is my least favorite part about the 2lt color combo.

The other options didn't amount to a hill of beans to me for $4k, you can install a homelink transmitter for $20, and the HUD I can't see being a huge advantage of the large display right in front of your face on the dash. I think the Z51 has way more value for the money.
I feel the exact same. But everyone else go with 2lt and 3lt you deserve it. Then hopefully my 1lt z51 gets built first when they don't have your parts
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If it doesn't break the bank, the 2LT is the way to go. The 1LT is a real bargain, but the 2LT adds a lot that most people want.
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The Heads Up Display is the greatest thing about the Stingray and I wouldn't have one without it. When I am driving my wife's car I miss the Heads Up Display and ask her why I can't see it on her car. The Heads Up Display makes the car a true luxury sports car. Like flying a jet fighter. They should add the circle that identifies your next target so you can shoot it off the road. I don't mean actually shoot it but target it as the next car you want to pass.
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My brother in law (who spends money like a drunken sailor) says "what's another fart once you've $hit your pants"!


that's hilarious
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