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Old 03-20-2017, 11:22 AM   #21
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Some of the previous owners may be dealers. That was the case with my '03. Two of the four previous owners were dealers and very few miles were put on it during the time it was in their possession.
Exactly, I just bought a C6Z that Carfax identified as having 6 previous owners and only 15K on the clock. After doing some digging I believe 3 of those were dealers buying the car at auctions and basically I a the 3rd actual owner/driver.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:59 PM   #22
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Looking at these mileage numbers, a lot of the forum cars are garage queens.
Mine is definitely a garage queen, but she gets driven. I have put like 2500 miles in one year of ownership. She does sit from December through March though.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:22 PM   #23
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Exactly, I just bought a C6Z that Carfax identified as having 6 previous owners and only 15K on the clock. After doing some digging I believe 3 of those were dealers buying the car at auctions and basically I a the 3rd actual owner/driver.
I was just going to post this same explanation...
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I bought my car with 10k on the odometer. It had 4 previous owners. The guy I purchased it from, bought the car just so he had a car for the "Corvettes for Cancer" event in Charlotte. After the event, he sold the car to me. He owned it less than a month! Basically, you can't judge a car by how many owners it's had. It's much more important as to how the car has been cared for and maintained by all previous owners. Some guys buy a Corvette and then realize it's not as comfortable as their last BMW,Jaguar or Mercedes and they sell it after driving it a few hundred or thousand miles. Then there's that "one owner" car that's been modded to extremes, run down the track, beat on endlessly and put back to stock for resale purposes. The guy then advertises it as "one owner/all original". Condition is everything and if you look closely at things, before your purchase, you will find that "perfect" car for you.

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Old 03-20-2017, 08:32 PM   #25
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I'm the 6th owner on my Z, but it has been a great Corvette nonetheless. I bought mine as a 4th vehicle so needless to say it doesn't get driven much. I've averaged roughly 4-5k miles a year. Multiple owners shouldn't necessarily scare you off.

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Old 03-28-2017, 09:00 AM   #26
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7 POs on my 01. Keep in mind these cars came about about the time of the big economic collapse. I think there may be a lot of repos on cars in this era too.

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