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Old 08-12-2018, 02:51 PM
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https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ct...656068417.html

I like the c6 GS a lot but not sure if I should just wait

looking to buy a c6 corvette but not sure if for this mileage (98k)if it's a good deal at $26,900?

what questions should I ask? I plan on getting a mechanic to do a pre purchase inspection

also how many miles, if well maintained, do these c6 corvettes typically last for?

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Old 08-12-2018, 03:10 PM
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I know everyone loves the GS look, but I'd rather have an '08-09 narrow body with half the miles for the same price.
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I think it’s a smokin deal.
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What for winter. Hence right now you are seeing a lot of vets for sale at top dollar, since the weather is still warm enough to drive them, the summer drivers wanting them still..Bluntly, when the weather is bad, the Vet sits in storage waiting for the conditions to become vet weather isntead. Dallas is not bad to own a vet in the winter,but there will be times that the roads will not allow you to take such out isntead.

Myself, I want until the good snow storm before I buy vets, since this motivates the seller that needs to get out from under it to buy a car that they can drive in the winter, to really want to sell the vet. Hell, if you are shopping at a dealership, even more motivation for them to sell it, since the longer is sits on the lot, the more money they are out in the end instead.

As for buying a vet in the dead of winter when the streets are not Vet conditions, not really a problem, since you first start with a Carfax and GM service history of the car to see if you even want to consider buying it, or its a problem child from the start. Hence before you even go look at the car, get the vin number and reports to check first. If they check out and the visual spection looks good when you go see the car, next the car is taken to a independent shop that knows corvettes really well that you trust, to do a pre purchase inspection of the car before I even start to talk money. So the PP inspection runs around $200, and even if the car has to be flat towed to the shop and back for a few more hundred since the weather is to nasty to drive it, your talking about a $20K + car, that if is does have problems, the $400 you send to make sure it fine, will be a hell of lot less money, then finding out is have major problems that need to be fixed on your dime isntead. If the PPI finds problems, then you can use these as bargaining items to get the car price down for you to do the repairs after the deal is made, or the problems resolved before you buy the car instead.
Note, here, if your dealing with a GM dealer and they are going to repair the items with warranty, then get such if writing before you close the deal. If not a GM dealer that is are going to make such right before you buy the car, then may warrant a second PPI inspection before you finalize the deal to make sure that corrections where done correctly, and did not cause other problems isntead.

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Old 08-12-2018, 04:52 PM
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If the miles don't scare you [ I'm ok with them ] then at that price it's a fair deal, not a great deal but fair. Dude it's a Chevy so don't over think it, parts are readily available and for the most part cheap. Offer 23k, there may be some wiggle room.
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It’s a really good looking car. Unfortunately, it’s only worth about 24-25k. Don’t know your budget, but you can find lots of Vettes with far fewer miles. But don’t let mileage scare you. The LS will rack up miles like a faithful Toyota without complaining or need of major repairs. It’s a fantastic platform. And, you can buy a brand new crate motor for about 6k if you ever need one.

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The price is fair... if you donít give a hoot about spending this kind of money on a vette with nearly 100k miles
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2013 has the better seats, better OnStar, better homelink. That car has magnetic ride by the looks of the dash. It should also have USB on the radio. Ask if he has the stock red roof to go with it.
Not a bad buy in my book.
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Dont know the market but wouldnt pay 26k for anything with that much mileage.

Its probably well sorted out and "debugged" so to speak, if you really like it then grab it.
I dont think time of yr in Tx has any effect at all on pricing, besides if you got the itch scratch it now.
Just dont compromise, thats too much to spend to not love all of it. Have you seen it? Ad is written like a used car dealer might. (financing, "appears to be in xx condition").

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Originally Posted by 919cw313
I know everyone loves the GS look, but I'd rather have an '08-09 narrow body with half the miles for the same price.
I agree with you
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Nice looking car but too many miles to start with.
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Iíd keep looking. Plenty of GSs out there with significantly lower miles for same/slightly higher price. As others have said I wouldnít pay that much for any car with near 100k miles.
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Originally Posted by robinsonlaird86 View Post
https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ct...656068417.html

I like the c6 GS a lot but not sure if I should just wait
rob, if condition is good, it is a VERY GOOD DEAL. There are many 2010/11 GS with 70K + miles out there for $30K. If it has been taken care of, this is a winner.
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Originally Posted by JABCAT View Post
I’d keep looking. Plenty of GSs out there with significantly lower miles for same/slightly higher price. As others have said I wouldn’t pay that much for any car with near 100k miles.

No, there aren't any that I have come across. I am in the market every single day, 5 on-line sites, and all large-city CL listings. I see numerous 2010/11 GS's with 70K plus miles for $28k or more, none for less. This is a '13, 3lt. well worth the money (Not a 3LT, I just looked at the pics again).
We are not talking about whether you or I would buy a car with 100K miles...he wanted to know if it is a good deal, and it certainly is.

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Originally Posted by BLEKVET View Post
Itís a really good looking car. Unfortunately, itís only worth about 24-25k. Donít know your budget, but you can find lots of Vettes with far fewer miles. But donít let mileage scare you. The LS will rack up miles like a faithful Toyota without complaining or need of major repairs. Itís a fantastic platform. And, you can buy a brand new crate motor for about 6k if you ever need one.


Please show me ANY clean titled undamaged 2013 GS with under 100K miles for $25,000. I am watching the market every day, nationwide, and have not seen any fitting those terms.
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I wouldn’t pay $27k for any car that had a 100,000 miles on it. It your money, your decision.
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Originally Posted by buckmeister2 View Post
rob, if condition is good, it is a VERY GOOD DEAL. There are many 2010/11 GS with 70K + miles out there for $30K. If it has been taken care of, this is a winner.

this is a tough one. i worry about the mileage. i saw the carfax and in a 3 to 4 month period, it accumulated 30,000 miles. i was able to get down the price to 24,500, he is a used car dealer.

BUT, when looking at auto trader, this seems lower than average price (saw a 2012 grand sport, 134k miles for 27k). I'm going to see it tomorrow. let me know if you guys have any additional thoughts.
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I wouldnít pay $27k for any car that had a 100,000 miles on it. It your money, your decision.
i agree that bothers me too. maybe it can last to 200k with no issues?
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Originally Posted by buckmeister2 View Post
Please show me ANY clean titled undamaged 2013 GS with under 100K miles for $25,000. I am watching the market every day, nationwide, and have not seen any fitting those terms.
Buckster, you and I seem to be in the minority along with rrmdeuce. I think it is a great deal IF it is what the OP is looking for.
I understand people asking the "what's it worth" question but, to a person, everyone says it's too much $$$ BUT I have a similar car and I wouldn't sell it for that OR I just bought a car (8 months ago) that kinda resembles that car and paid less $$$.
Go figure.
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Originally Posted by robinsonlaird86 View Post
i agree that bothers me too. maybe it can last to 200k with no issues?
I remember somebody on here had a 250,000 (?) mile vette and it started it's life as a rental. Forum member wayback has one with over 200,000. Calloway had a modified Corvette that had over 200,000 miles. And, trust me, there are more. Maintenance is the key.

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