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Old 09-17-2017, 04:26 PM   #1
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I'm about ready to purchase a C7, but being 4 years in production, I fear they will be making revisions or ending production in the next 3 years of the C7.

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If you like it, buy it, don't worry about what might come later because they will always be coming out with newer stuff. If you wait for the C8, then what happens when the C9 comes out?
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Maybe so but given the looks, performance and sales of the C7 it will get lots of support for many years. I just traded my 09Z and purchased a 17 WGG Z that I plan to keep a LOOONG time.
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I'm about ready to purchase a C7, but being 4 years in production, I fear they will be making revisions or ending production in the next 3 years of the C7.

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It will likely be 4 years or more of the C7 but nobody really knows. Let's say it's 2021. I recommend waiting a year anyway so kinks can be worked out and first year demand diminishes which helps with price.

Buy a gently used C7 and trade it in in 5 years and enjoy the now.

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I'm about ready to purchase a C7, but being 4 years in production, I fear they will be making revisions or ending production in the next 3 years of the C7.

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Why is this a fear?
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:02 PM   #6
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History says at least 4-5 more model years

C7: 2014- ?
C6: 2005-2013 (8 years)
C5: 1997-2004 (7 years)
C4: 1984 - 1996 (12 years)
IDK the production years for the C1-C3, but 3 models across not quite 30 years....

Yea there were sub modes with more HP etc within the production period, but who knows when that will occur again with the 7.

As someone else said, its always going to be something newer, and if you wait for the next greatest thing, you'll always be waiting, because the next greatest thing is always waiting in the wings....

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Old 09-17-2017, 05:22 PM   #7
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Each generation continues to get looks and stares, and C7 will undoubtedly be a classic forever.
I still get asked "what is that?", and "is that the new Corvette", even in it's 5th model year.
In fact, maybe it's a blessing that it's hard to tell a '15 from an '18. They all look new.
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Nobody knows for sure how much longer the C7 run will be. Find the one you like new or used whichever fits your budget drive it, enjoy it and life goes on.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:51 PM   #9
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C7 will be in production until it isn't. Life's too short to worry about minor things. Buy it and enjoy it buddy, you won't regret it.
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C7 will be in production until it isn't. Life's too short to worry about minor things. Buy it and enjoy it buddy, you won't regret it.


Imagine if you had had the chance to buy a C2 but passed it up for the next big thing . . . .



Corvettes of all ages are pretty wonderful. I have a C7 because of a great, great deal, but a used C6 had been in my sights until that happened.
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I have a C7 because of a great, great deal, but a used C6 had been in my sights until that happened.
Exactly my story as well.

OP...there will always be something newer or better and unless your funds are unlimited you'll always look up and see something new you wish you could have. Get the latest Vette you can and enjoy it now.
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History says at least 4-5 more model years

C7: 2014- ?
C6: 2005-2013 (8 years)
C5: 1997-2004 (7 years)
C4: 1984 - 1996 (12 years)
IDK the production years for the C1-C3, but 3 models across not quite 30 years....
Counting actual model years produced:

C6: 2005-2013 (9 years)
C5: 1997-2004 (8 years)
C4: 1984-1996 (13 years)
C3: 1968-1982 (15 years)
C2: 1963-1967 (5 years)
C1: 1953-1962 (10 years)

There was no 1983 MY year Corvette, the only MY skipped since 1953. The C4 was not ready due to changing emissions requirements, and it was held until January '83 and released as an '84 model. 1984 models were produced for 17 months, which put everything back on the normal production schedule.

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I'm waiting till next year. They need to do a refresh. Little design change, A10, more power.

Adding new wheels and HD radio dont cut it. Next year the gt500 will most likely show up, new Porsche and maybe new Supra. Its sad when cheaper Chevys have better infotainment and camaro has the new trans.
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Exactly my story as well.

OP...there will always be something newer or better and unless your funds are unlimited you'll always look up and see something new you wish you could have. Get the latest Vette you can and enjoy it now.
That makes three of us, the deals on new 2017s were just too good to pass up. OP waiting will just lead to more waiting as they announce what's around the next year. There may be a tweak or maybe a few HP, none of that changes the character and fun factor. Of course it's your call. The couple of things mine did not have that I would have liked long disappeared after my first long drive.
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History says at least 4-5 more model years

C7: 2014- ?
C6: 2005-2013 (8 years)
C5: 1997-2004 (7 years)
C4: 1984 - 1996 (12 years)
IDK the production years for the C1-C3, but 3 models across not quite 30 years....

Yea there were sub modes with more HP etc within the production period, but who knows when that will occur again with the 7.

As someone else said, its always going to be something newer, and if you wait for the next greatest thing, you'll always be waiting, because the next greatest thing is always waiting in the wings....
C-1 1953-1961
C-2 1964-1967
C-3 1968 - 1982

No production (for public) in 1983
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OP...there will always be something newer or better.
We all know that isn't true - if it were, how to you explain the 1975-1982 C3 Corvettes??? Or for that matter, the Mustang II!

Personally, I think we are close to or at the pinnacle of automotive performance (0-60, 0-100, cornering and braking); fuel economy and emissions regulations, just like they did in the 1970's will kill the performance car.
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C-1 1953-1961
C-2 1964-1967
C-3 1968 - 1982

No production (for public) in 1983
43 pre-production C4s were built and branded as 1983s, but GM determined they were not ready to go into production due to problems meeting emissions regs. Production started in January '83, the C4 was then sold as a 1984 model and had the longest MY run of any Corvette MY (17 months).

All 43 of the 1983 pre-production cars were ordered destroyed, 1 survived, escaped the NCM sinkhole, and is now on display there.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2015/0...cated-display/
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2020 will be the last C7 model year. The C8 will go into production (as a 2021) in August of 2020. So you got almost 3 years left.

That is unless everything slips a year.

C7 timeline:
2014 - Base + Z51
2015 - Z06
2017 - Grand Sport
2019 - ZR1 (projected)

7 years is pretty standard for a model.
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2020 will be the last C7 model year. The C8 will go into production (as a 2021) in August of 2020. So you got almost 3 years left.

That is unless everything slips a year.

C7 timeline:
2014 - Base + Z51
2015 - Z06
2017 - Grand Sport
2019 - ZR1 (projected)

7 years is pretty standard for a model.
how do you know this?
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