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Old 04-14-2018, 09:27 AM   #1  
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Default Are you waiting to dump your C7 for a C8?

Will the C7 used market be flooded with the arrival of the new mid engine vette?

Anyone just waiting for the C8 to hit the show room? Who will be the first to jump on one?

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Old 04-14-2018, 09:35 AM   #2  
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With few facts and much speculation to go on at this point in time I plan on holding on to my 2019 Z06 M7 Convertible.
So far the C8 is rumored to be a hardtop only, automatic transmission only, less than 650hp and have not seen for certain what it looks like.
For me to move on, I want a Convertible, a manual transmission, and some kind of high performing engine, that at least matches the Z06.
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As a Z51 M7 owner here, I plan on keeping mine no matter what else I buy later.
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I am sure I will buy the C8 when it comes out, but not initially. I have learned from many years of Corvette ownership that they will make improvements to the package several model years into the generation and that's when I will move on from my 2017 GS, which by that time will probably be 5-6 years old and ready for the upgrade.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:30 AM   #5  
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Just got my 19 GS going to keep it 3 years and go to the c8
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:32 AM   #6  
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I'm not going to "dump" anything. The C7, IMO, is the best Corvette produced and now it's my labor of love. I'll reluctantly sign over the title and hand in my keys for the C8. When the C8 is available, I'll wait a couple of years for the Z06 version to 1) be available 2) let a year pass as the bugs are worked out.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:40 AM   #7  
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If the C8 is to the C7 what the C7 was to the C6, then I will fall all over myself stumbling to get my keys off the hook fast enough to drive down and trade it in.

But I think the C7 is already "so good" that it'll be hard to make another revolutionary jump like that.

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As a person that had a 05 M well known DBS car I will not be buying anything in the first year. It took the children at GM almost 2 years to find and fix the problem. I kinda got tired of listing to the service advisors and manager tell me I did not know how to shut down the vehicle.

That is why my present ride is a 15 rather than getting a 14!

With all the new stuff going into a C8 if I get one at all it will probably be in the third year.
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I'll wait for a GS model
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:58 AM   #11  
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As a person that had a 05 M well known DBS car I will not be buying anything in the first year. It took the children at GM almost 2 years to find and fix the problem. I kinda got tired of listing to the service advisors and manager tell me I did not know how to shut down the vehicle.

That is why my present ride is a 15 rather than getting a 14!

With all the new stuff going into a C8 if I get one at all it will probably be in the third year.
Corvette broke that trend with the 14 being the most trouble free C7.

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Old 04-14-2018, 11:49 AM   #12  
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No!

GM (Pontiac) Fiero (mid-engine) production 84-88: 370,167
GM Fiero recalls: 740,334 yes, GM recalled every Fiero twice for engine fire problems

Ferrari Mid-engines:

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Recall Number
09V048000
Recall Date
02/06/2009
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Summary
FERRARI IS RECALLING 1,950 MY 2005-2007 F40 SPIDER VEHICLES. THE DEFECT INVOLVES THE HYDRAULIC HOSES FOR THE CONVERTIBLE TOP THAT ARE LOCATED INSIDE OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE HEAT FROM THE ENGINE MAY CAUSE HAIR-LINE CRACKS TO FORM IN THE HOSES WHICH MAY RESULT IN FLUID LEAKAGE FROM THE CONVERTIBLE TOP HYDRAULIC SYSTEM.

Consequence
THIS LEAKAGE IN TURN, WILL CAUSE THE CONVERTIBLE TOP WARNING LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE AND IF NOT REMEDIED, COULD ULTIMATELY LEAK FLUID INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT CAUSING SMOKE AND A FIRE, RENDERING THE VEHICLE INOPERABLE AND POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.
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Recall Number
10V389000
Recall Date
09/01/2010
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
FERRARI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 458 ITALIA VEHICLES. THE HEAT CREATED BY THE ENGINE COULD CAUSE POSSIBLE DEFORMATION OF THE REAR RIGHT HAND AND LEFT HAND WHEELHOUSE AND HEAT SHIELD ASSEMBLIES. THE ASSEMBLY COULD COME EXCESSIVELY CLOSE TO THE EXHAUST SYSTEM CAUSING THE BONDING ADHESIVE USED IN THE ASSEMBLY TO OVERHEAT AND PRODUCE SMOKE.

Consequence
UNDER PARTICULARLY HIGH AMBIENT OPERATING TEMPERATURE THIS COULD CAUSE THE ADHESIVE TO IGNITE, RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE AND/OR RENDERING THE VEHICLE INOPERABLE AND POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE EXISTING HEAT SHIELDS AND BONDING ADHESIVE FROM THE RIGHT HAND AND LEFT HAND REAR WHEELHOUSES, AND INSTALL NEW PROTECTIVE HEAT SHIELDS ON THE RIGHT HAND AND LEFT HAND REAR WHEELHOUSES. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FERRARI AT 201-816-2600.
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Recall Number
15V881000
Recall Date
12/28/2015
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINEELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
Ferrari North America (FNA) is recalling certain model year 2016 488 GTB vehicles manufactured September 9, 2015, to November 6, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with a low pressure fuel line connection that was not properly coated during manufacturing. This may cause a fuel vapor leak during engine start.

Consequence
A fuel vapor leak during engine start increases the risk of a fire.

What Owners Should Do
Ferrari will replace the low pressure fuel line assembly connection, free of charge. Affected vehicles are located in dealer inventory and will be remedied before customer retail. The recall began on December 18, 2015. Owners may contact FNA customer service at 1-866-551-2828.
GM couldn't do it the first time on the cheap side. Ferrari who continues production to this day cannot make a mid-engine that is fire-free.

I want a sports car, not a firecracker. NTM the "luggage" compartment under the hood of these mid-engine wonders usually isn't big enough to carry more than a toothbrush, much less a fire extinguisher!



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Old 04-14-2018, 11:59 AM   #13  
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There is no way to know what the C8 will do to used C7 sales because no one knows enough about the C8 - if it were 600 hp, with an M7 & A10, luggage room comparable to current C7 Coupe all for $60k and an 750 hp version for $80k (what the current base Z51 & Z06 sell for), it would be easy to predict C8 will cause many C7 owners to dump their cars.
More realistically, the C8 will be significantly (15% minimum) more expensive than a comparable hp C7, and it may be considerably more than that. The typical Corvette buyer is not the 35-45 y/o hedge fund manager making $2-8 million a year; instead it is someone with their life in order who has stretched a little (maybe more) to buy their dream: a $65,000 Corvette.
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Let's see, should I buy another Vette, given:
  • My brand new C7 had the A8 replaced with 100 miles on the clock.
  • GM still cannot get the A8 right.
  • My employer is laying off continuously in the US while hiring in India because India is dangerously underemployed (I kid you not - their statement, not mine)
  • When I purchased my C7, I thought my job was secure as there were few layoffs for the 15 years prior. Nothing like a downer of buying a brand new C7 and then a couple month later surprise, surprise! Thinking of how I'm going to have to dump it at a loss as I was about 2mm away from being whacked.

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No Manual envisioned; won't look significantly better based on renderings, just a bit different; and an estimated $80K base starting price. If all the above turn out to be correct, I am glad as hell that I got my C7 which to me is a stunning looking and performing sports car, plus I have two more years to enjoy it.
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No. My base stingray is my bucket list car and another is not in my future.
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With few facts and much speculation to go on at this point in time I plan on holding on to my 2019 Z06 M7 Convertible.
So far the C8 is rumored to be a hardtop only, automatic transmission only, less than 650hp and have not seen for certain what it looks like.
For me to move on, I want a Convertible, a manual transmission, and some kind of high performing engine, that at least matches the Z06.
No doubt there will be different performance versions of the C8, as has been the case with previous gens.
If history is any indicator, the first model will probably be the base.

I would be absolutely shocked if a roadster is not released sooner rather than later.
There are many, many fans of Corvette verts.
GM knows this...they are heavily invested with the Corvette.
It is their halo model.
They will NOT make the mistake Dodge did with the Gen 5 Viper and not release a convertible.
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:29 PM   #18  
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No Thanks.. I'll just keep my C7..
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I just add to "the collection". I've done too much to my Stingray to part with it!
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at like 150,000 base price for a c8 i don't see a flood of used c7's coming on the market. Face facts unless your RICH it won't be happening.
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