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Old 07-19-2018, 09:52 AM
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I have had my stingray for 3 years now and still love the car and the performance and looks it has. But if the new mid engine vette is cool looking and has good hp I might just switch if the cornering ability is vastly improved. I love going fast around corners. I guess the other factor is the cost. I would probably go 15 to 20k more than I paid for the c7 but not more than that. And I will only pay that if it truly awesome.

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Old 07-19-2018, 10:12 AM
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its definitely intriguing! You have to factor in your cars depreciation. I bought mine 4 years ago and would be looking at nearly $30k depreciation plus whatever the difference in MSRP is. If they only offer an automatic I’ll probably be passing especially on the entry level model.

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Old 07-19-2018, 10:32 AM
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read up on the Corvair... If you want a Corvair, go ahead. I'm sure the quality with be great NOT. For at least 5 years, I'd stay far far away.
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I'm waiting until I see it in person (if it ever gets here) and then I'll make my decision.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:37 AM
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Hmm, the ashtrays will no doubt be full in the Grand Sport! Time for another. Gee and I just bought a new mod ready to install!.

Sell the Grand Sport not trade. This time will wait for ~6 months not place an order 5 months before the first production as I did with my 2014! My guess late 2020 or 2021.
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I'm waiting until I see it in person (if it ever gets here) and then I'll make my decision.
+ 1 Its pretty hard to consider buying a car that doesn't exist yet.
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I bought my C7 with the full intent of keeping it a very long time, mostly for financial reasons but I also think the mid engine car might not be for me since I don't think it'll be as good of a road trip car. I don't know of any mid engine car out there right now which currently holds as much cargo as the C7 coupe. My wife and I will be using the C7 to travel back and forth from Florida to Ontario every winter, along with road trips across the US too, and the C7 is going to be perfect for that.

I have no doubt that the C8 is going to look great and perform great too but I just fear it's going to be pushed into a higher category of car that makes it less practical. One of the nice things about the Corvette of the last few generations is that you could drive it daily and not really have to compromise in other areas.
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I'm not terribly optimistic on that front. I do think it will look cool enough that I would want one. That said, I don't expect to be able to afford the new pricetag, and the prospects of having a true manual trans option are reportedly pretty grim.

Those both kinda take the wind out of my sails with respect to the "next" Corvette. Perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised on both fronts....guess we'll see.
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Unless it has the cargo room of the previous Corvette's, then it's doubtful I'd be buying one. My kids play travel hockey and we travel in the C7 500 to Southern California once a month for hockey tournaments.
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Never sell, only buy more. He who dies with the most toys wins.

Need room? Build another garage addition. Problem solved.

That said, I wouldn't buy the ME car the first year it came out.
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How could the mid-engine car's handling be 'vastly improved' over a front engine rear drive platform that already smokes most of the world's pricier high zoot mid-engine exotic sports cars NOW? It may be marginally faster I suppose, but overall it strikes me as an effort to sell cars, which after all, is the whole point of all this stupid bullshit. If it's cool, many of us will blow the dough.

I wouldn't have it any other way. In the meantime, very happy with my torch red 2017 Z51. No, I can't tell you why they make the other colors, that baffles me.
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There are a number of things that would make me switching very unlikely.

First, I just got my c7 a few months ago, and I love it.

Next, I would never buy the first model year of a new car version, especially with them making such a huge change with a mid engine design.

Next, I'm guessing these things will be a lot more expensive than C7s.

And finally, from all the pics I've seen of it, I'm not a fan of the short front end and huge rear end due to the mid engine design - maybe I'll change my mind when I see the actual car but from what Ive seen so far (not just the guess art work but the camo'd test cars) I prefer the looks of the C7.
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Do you think the ME will come with the All Season Runflats....?
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Do you think the ME will come with the All Season Runflats....?
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If I go on the assumption that the mid-engine will be a big step up in performance, that would make its dimensions and cargo capacity somewhere between an NSX and 488 - neither of which can hold 2 sets of golf clubs.
In looking over the 1,900 miles I put on my 2018 GS since I acquired it last June, about 750 of those miles was going to golf outings more than 40 miles from home (mostly in rural areas with nicer roads) and another 250 miles was going back and forth to my country club - leaving about 900 miles just driving around.
While it might be tough for many to justify owning a Corvette for 1,700 miles per year - I have done so for the last 20 years; but even I would have a tough time justifying it for just 700-800 miles per year and having to use another car for my golf outings.
Golf outing use is the reason I own a Corvette instead of a Ferrari 488.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:27 AM
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I bought my C7 with the full intent of keeping it a very long time, mostly for financial reasons but I also think the mid engine car might not be for me since I don't think it'll be as good of a road trip car. I don't know of any mid engine car out there right now which currently holds as much cargo as the C7 coupe. My wife and I will be using the C7 to travel back and forth from Florida to Ontario every winter, along with road trips across the US too, and the C7 is going to be perfect for that.

I have no doubt that the C8 is going to look great and perform great too but I just fear it's going to be pushed into a higher category of car that makes it less practical. One of the nice things about the Corvette of the last few generations is that you could drive it daily and not really have to compromise in other areas.
your post makes perfect especially in relation to cargo. While I loved doing the twisties in my wife's boxster...it i didn't have much luggage room even with two trunks.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:28 AM
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+ 1 Its pretty hard to consider buying a car that doesn't exist yet.
what do you mean I see it on google pop up news stories all the time. It must exist.
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If I go on the assumption that the mid-engine will be a big step up in performance, that would make its dimensions and cargo capacity somewhere between an NSX and 488 - neither of which can hold 2 sets of golf clubs.
In looking over the 1,900 miles I put on my 2018 GS since I acquired it last June, about 750 of those miles was going to golf outings more than 40 miles from home (mostly in rural areas with nicer roads) and another 250 miles was going back and forth to my country club - leaving about 900 miles just driving around.
While it might be tough for many to justify owning a Corvette for 1,700 miles per year - I have done so for the last 20 years; but even I would have a tough time justifying it for just 700-800 miles per year and having to use another car for my golf outings.
Golf outing use is the reason I own a Corvette instead of a Ferrari 488.
You sound like an avid golfer and I can appreciate someone passionalte about their hobbies. But just for fun if you have to give up one golf or the vette which would you keep?
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I have a 17 Z06 now. Because the mid will be such a change, I will wait until all of details and various options are nailed down. Maybe the third year of the mid before I buy.
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If I wanted a Ferrari I would buy one. I still not impressed with the design of the C/7 let alone C/8
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