How Many Miles Should Your Corvette Have at Delivery?

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When it comes miles already racked up on your Corvette upon taking delivery at the dealership, how many miles actually constitute the term “new”?

Well, apparently it can vary, as highlighted in a Corvette Forum thread started by member Chi_stingray.

In anticipation of picking up a new C7, the Corvette fan took to the forum asking exactly how many miles are “acceptable” on the odometer of a new ‘Vette? The general consensus seems to be that somewhere between five to ten miles is pretty normal. But it appears that there are a number of factors to consider.


SA_WHN said his Corvette was classified as used with only 14 miles on the odometer.

Jagamajajaran offered another insightful take.

“…if it’s one that is selected for a random daily audit, it may have a few more miles on it because they ran it around the outside of the plant for a little more testing,” Jagamajajaran posted. “I’d prefer to take delivery of one that had been further scrutinized like that, actually, but 2 miles on my 2015 was pretty cool too.” Indeed, 2 miles appears to be the lowest number in the thread.

Senior Member Jcthorne said his Corvette had 39 miles on the odometer, but it was moved between two dealers before being shipped to him.

BigJoe said he had 40 on his, but 20 were from his test drive.

As a rule of thumb, a 2013 Edmunds report suggests that if the new car has over 300 miles, you need to renegotiate the price, which seems way over the limit for a so-called “new” Corvette, if you ask me.

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

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