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Old 12-27-2018, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 2K14C7 View Post


My thoughts exactly. Even though my 14 is a first year model it worked out very well since I have had zero problems. With the all new mid engine design, I feel there will be some teething problems in the first year. I can wait.
Rather interesting take considering you own a '14
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Steven Bell View Post
How can anyone ask this question when the C8 is not out yet. You don't know specs, you don't know price....how can anyone answer this question correctly?
I totally agree. Hard to make a decision without any facts. We don't even know what it looks like.
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Old 12-27-2018, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Steven Bell View Post
How can anyone ask this question when the C8 is not out yet. You don't know specs, you don't know price....how can anyone answer this question correctly?
It's a matter of faith. There is no "correct" answer.

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Old 12-27-2018, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by mschuyler View Post
It's a matter of faith. There is no "correct" answer.
As faith would have it, we jumped from our C6 to C7 and Im not looking back..... Its futile (as one posted already).... LOL

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Old 12-27-2018, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
As faith would have it, we jumped from our C6 to C7 and Im not looking back..... Its futile (as one posted already).... LOL
You have a point. The C7 was a vast improvement over the C6. Hopefully the C8 continues down that path. But I'd never commit to putting down $100k+ on faith. Let's hope GM gets it right.
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Old 12-27-2018, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
You don't know that. No one outside of GM does
That's the reason we went ahead with the GS purchase Ken. The unknowns are just to many right now. I ask Mike Furman some of the same questions we are pondering now, and his answer was that no one knows. Also, there are still a lot of variables. So, if Mr Corvette doesn't know, no body knows.

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In another thread going on the forum now asked would you buy a C8? It seems No votes have the lead? So if the C8 has no stick shift, less cargo space, etc would you then either order or buy 2019 since it will be the last front engine Corvette? GM will probably have some good incentives to move C7's off the lots? I am going to sit back and see what the C8 really looks like, what powertrain it has, and of course the price!!! If I don't like it and GM has some good deals on 2019's than I will trade my 2016 in on a 2019 and it wouldn't cost a whole lot to do it?
I answered that poll with a "I just don't know yet". At this time we aren't interested in a C8 because of the unknowns. I just bought a '19 GS, and will hang onto to it for several years. Hopefully things will be more definite soon for the C8, and folks can make an educated decision.
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:10 PM
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Apart from the C8 still being a "phantom" product, if one is up to buying and ALL new, high-tech GM car the first year of production AND have the guts to take it to the local Shivy dealer when it needs something, which it most likely will... absolutely buy a C8! Not me... never bought a new Vette before the 5th production year.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by fumbling View Post
Isn't a 2016 and 2019 C7 basically the same car? I can understand trading a 2016 C7 in for a C8 or another car or a C6 for a 2019 C7 but don't see the reason for spending that much money for essentially the same car (sales tax alone is close to $10K before factoring in depreciation even with a great deal on the 2019).
I buy a new Corvette every 2-3 years and my 16 will be 3 years old in June. I bought a 2015 new when GM had the 15% off deal. I kept it 9 months and traded it on my 2016 Corvette for two reasons. One I missed owning a convertible, Two the deal was too good to pass up. In my state, you get a sales tax credit for the amount of the trade you only pay tax on the difference.
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by mschuyler View Post
It's a matter of faith. There is no "correct" answer.
The 2013 ordered C7 members were well rewarded in satisfaction. IIRC, Other than perhaps not getting as good a deal as those that bought later in 2014, they're one happy bunch of C7 buyers.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Corvette ED View Post
I buy a new Corvette every 2-3 years and my 16 will be 3 years old in June. I bought a 2015 new when GM had the 15% off deal. I kept it 9 months and traded it on my 2016 Corvette for two reasons. One I missed owning a convertible, Two the deal was too good to pass up. In my state, you get a sales tax credit for the amount of the trade you only pay tax on the difference.
That makes a big difference when you're talking Corvette or more expensive cars; in CA there is no sales tax credit, you would pay around 8% sales tax + dmv fees every time you bought a new car even with a trade in.
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My decision was if I wanted a C8 I would not have bought a 2019 C7 Z06. I made my mind up that I wanted C7.
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Whenever it (C8) comes out, I will get one I have $$$$... Regardless if you like mid engine or not, if it does not have room for your golf clubs or your just too fat...it will make the C7 look old, just like the C7 did to the C6. Simply a better car.... you all will want one eventually (exceptions are the criteria mentioned)....

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Old 01-12-2019, 09:19 AM
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IF and when C7's are being discontinued you might want to be in the very front of the line if there is something about a C7 that is no longer available in its replacement (ie C8). While nothing it certain, if you want a manual transmission you better be in line before they are all gone. Otherwise you may have to settle for an expensive car that does not check all the very important boxes (for you). Same with a convertible.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by devnull View Post
C7 is already mid engine (it's front-mid engine, behind the front axles). You technically don't sit in the front seats, you sit in the back.

Start the debate... GO.

That's a novel idea, I never heard anyone call a C7 a mid engine platform before?
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
Whenever it (C8) comes out, I will get one I have $$$$... Regardless if you like mid engine or not, if it does not have room for your golf clubs or your just too fat...it will make the C7 look old, just like the C7 did to the C6. Simply a better car....
Are you sure?Well the C7 has so much.How much more do you need? Possibly a couple things are better But for the loss and cost I don't think so.
Especially after viewing Mike Furman's Facebook page.A couple sneak interior photo's and artist rendering of finish body.Are these 100 percent?
Interior looks improved.Not liking the LONG ****
Very Pleased with the 17 GS.Other than the seat bolster! All Great
https://www.carscoops.com/2019/01/ex...BW9-gQA0_luTg0

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Old 01-12-2019, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by DALE#3 View Post
Are you sure?Well the C7 has so much.How much more do you need? Possibly a couple things are better But for the loss and cost I don't think so.
Especially after viewing Mike Furman's Facebook page.A couple sneak interior photo's and artist rendering of finish body.Are these 100 percent?
Interior looks improved.Not liking the LONG ****
Very Pleased with the 17 GS.Other than the seat bolster! All Great
https://www.carscoops.com/2019/01/ex...BW9-gQA0_luTg0
LOL, its in our blood so I will say, YES Im sure...Lets see in a year when I post: "Did you say you would not get a C8 but did"....Lol

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Old 01-12-2019, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
LOL, its in our blood so I will say, YES Im sure...Lets see in a year when I post: "Did you say you would not get a C8 but did"....Lol
Funny how we make adjustments to a huge design change.Round to square taillights for a recent change.Said Wow Back in the day when a Monte Carlo went Round to Square Headlights.
How old are you now?
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by DALE#3 View Post
Funny how we make adjustments to a huge design change.Round to square taillights for a recent change.Said Wow Back in the day when a Monte Carlo went Round to Square Headlights.
How old are you now?
It is funny and interesting.. No different than fashion..Bell bottoms, straight legs, boot cut..LOL...Its all good. Now, what color C8 you thinking, lol..
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Range_Rat View Post
I have a 2016 Z06 M7 LBR Coupe that puts a big smile on my face every time I push the Start button -- and every time I drive it, I come away thinking about how lucky I am.

Rumor is that the C8 will debut with a price of $167K --- from my point of view, that's a lot of greenbacks any way you look at it.

So to my question: What is a C8 owner going to get for that kind of outlay (cost/benefit) that is going to drive a C7 Z06 owner (like me) to consider switching out what he already has? At this point, I'm just not seeing it ...
don't believe the hoopla about that price, it's more than likely going to be 5-10% over a C7 price.
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by devnull View Post
C7 is already mid engine (it's front-mid engine, behind the front axles). You technically don't sit in the front seats, you sit in the back.

Start the debate... GO.

That is true, when I first got my Corvette and parked it next to my other car side by side in the garage (they are roughly the same length), I noticed the Corvette seats were where the back seats were in my SUV.
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