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Old 01-10-2019, 10:11 PM
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Iím an entrepreneur and own two companies. Thankfully they are both doing very well and I can afford some nice/fun things others my age typically canít.

First C7 was my only car at 24. Definitely wasnít practical and would not recommend for anyone in my situation at that time. The ZR1 is a track/weekend/sunny day toy as I now have a company truck to daily drive.
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Iím 34. I bought my 06 C6Z brand new a week after I graduated from college at 22 just because I had no debt. It was the best thing I ever did for my credit. Lol.
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Originally Posted by WhatWouldDimeDo View Post
I tried to edit the title but it's not possible. At this point I regret posting the question at all. I know there are other guys in their 20's...but the majority are not. I figured this place would have an opinion on why.

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Youngest Stingray owner? Well I was 22 when I bought my 74 Stingray. Sometimes I wish I still had that vette.
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Threads like this always reek of a person seeking a cookie for being able to afford an expensive car at a young age. I think the answer to the question is pretty obvious.

Here's your cookie, it even has sprinkles on it

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Old 01-10-2019, 11:44 PM
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Congratulations on the great car you are able to have. Enjoy it and be safe. I like seeing young drivers in C7's. In fact, I believe its the C7 styling that is turning on the younger generation as more often than not, the person that comes up to me while I'm filling the tank up is a younger person.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by WhatWouldDimeDo View Post
I'm 26 years old. Have yet to see anybody around my age with a C7. I remember the gentleman at NCM told me that I was about half the age of the people who usually come in to take delivery.

Why is this?

Just something I have noticed. I love talking to anybody who wants to check the car out and always open it up for them to sit in, look under the hood, start up, etc.

First off nice ZR1. Iím in Hampton not far from you so hope to see it up close at some of the local events.

You will start seeing more base C7 owners under 30 shortly after the C8 is released..same thing happens with every hot sports car. For example Iíve seen it with the early 80s 300 ZX back in late 80ís and now with the Dodge Challengers.

Unless you have a great job, invented something or money from parents you wonít see many younger people under 35 driving these machines at least not in the 1st 5 year run.
  • A 65k to 75k car is now 35k to 50k and this summer they will be 30k to 40k ...next year even lower
  • in 5 years car will be old school and teenagers and 20 somethings will snap em up
  • things will level off and the higher end, special edition and high performance models will keep more value
Hereís an example:

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=228676934




When new that car was over 70 k and probably had an ADMóóadditional dealer mark up..now itís affordable and still looks good for 5 years old. Thousands more examples coming.

Iím 47 and my 16 year old son technically thinks itís his car or going to be his in a few years .so I guess if I give him the title at 21 then he would be one of the youngest...ha ha he can dream.


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I'm 22 and and just bought a new Grand sport. I had a c6 before it but I'm definitely in the minority.
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Congrats on getting a C7 at such a young age. The '14 Stingrays can be found for $40K or so (sometimes less) so they are on par with some other new cars.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by 90eclipsegsx View Post
I'm 22 and and just bought a new Grand sport. I had a c6 before it but I'm definitely in the minority.
Nice! I wanted a C6 when I started looking. I still do!
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by 555ctsv View Post
Threads like this always reek of a person seeking a cookie for being able to afford an expensive car at a young age. I think the answer to the question is pretty obvious.

Here's your cookie, it even has sprinkles on it

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Yeah, that wasn't my original intent, now even as I read my original post I cringe at myself. I should have asked in a different way like..."Younger C7 Crowd" or something. I don't know...thanks for the cookie though.

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I think it would be a combination of a few things. First would be price, it's just not that common for a person in their 20's to be able to afford any newer Corvette. Second kind of goes with the first, in that they are not very practical for a daily so for most it's a second car. So a person in their 20's might be able to afford a used C7 but not a used C7 and a Honda Accord or F150 etc. Third, would go back to overall budget and the cost of Insurance when you are that age with a car like a Corvette. I now personally, even I was able to afford only one car, was in my 20's and single, it still would not be a Corvette or any 2 seater for that matter.
That is a good point I didn't think about. Gotta have a practical vehicle too.

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Youngest Stingray owner? Well I was 22 when I bought my 74 Stingray. Sometimes I wish I still had that vette.
It was about C7's in general. How you word your title is very important I am realizing.

Hearing my Dad and his friends say that same thing has made me hang on to any car I buy, I can't bring myself to sell one. Even a 1995 Caprice 9C1 that I drove a few times and then parked for a few years. What if it becomes cool and I don't have mine!?

Originally Posted by Glenn Quagmire View Post
Congrats OP! I bought my first vette a decade ago at 40. Prior to that I was too busy buying companies, to worry about superfluous things. But, I've made up for lost time, with an array of vettes and exotics. FWIW, I still fancy myself as 18 from the waist down
Definitely a Quagmire thing to say! lol

Originally Posted by HTXSkydiver View Post
Iím an entrepreneur and own two companies. Thankfully they are both doing very well and I can afford some nice/fun things others my age typically canít.

First C7 was my only car at 24. Definitely wasnít practical and would not recommend for anyone in my situation at that time. The ZR1 is a track/weekend/sunny day toy as I now have a company truck to daily drive.
Glad things are going well! C7 would be nice as an only car when friends move. I have an old Ram 3500 and I always get hit up around moving time.

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First off nice ZR1. Iím in Hampton not far from you so hope to see it up close at some of the local events.

You will start seeing more base C7 owners under 30 shortly after the C8 is released..same thing happens with every hot sports car. For example Iíve seen it with the early 80s 300 ZX back in late 80ís and now with the Dodge Challengers.

Unless you have a great job, invented something or money from parents you wonít see many younger people under 35 driving these machines at least not in the 1st 5 year run.
  • A 65k to 75k car is now 35k to 50k and this summer they will be 30k to 40k ...next year even lower
  • in 5 years car will be old school and teenagers and 20 somethings will snap em up
  • things will level off and the higher end, special edition and high performance models will keep more value
Hereís an example:

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=228676934




When new that car was over 70 k and probably had an ADMóóadditional dealer mark up..now itís affordable and still looks good for 5 years old. Thousands more examples coming.

Iím 47 and my 16 year old son technically thinks itís his car or going to be his in a few years .so I guess if I give him the title at 21 then he would be one of the youngest...ha ha he can dream.


This makes a lot of sense, especially the Challenger example. A couple years and I'll have some 'vette buddies closer to my age to act dumb with.

I thought you could get a learner's permit at 16? He needs that title now!

Originally Posted by Vetteman Jack View Post
Congrats on getting a C7 at such a young age. The '14 Stingrays can be found for $40K or so (sometimes less) so they are on par with some other new cars.
Indeed. Can't wait to find somebody with one in my area! Gonna wave them down and tell them that we're obligated to be C7 bros.

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Originally Posted by WhatWouldDimeDo View Post
Nice! I wanted a C6 when I started looking. I still do!
I liked it but I had a z51 and wanted an upgrade. I decided to test drive a c7 and the build quality upgrade was a big plus for me.
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New C7 Young and don't know how to Multi quote
At 45 was first Corvette used and multi quoted...
Just ate your cookie...umm
Come On Man!

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Old 01-11-2019, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by DALE#3 View Post
New C7 Young and don't know how to Multi quote
At 45 was first Corvette used and multi quoted...
Just ate your cookie...umm
Come On Man!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1NwW3GCn7k
Multi quote? That a new game on your Atari?
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Originally Posted by WhatWouldDimeDo View Post
Multi quote? That a new game on your Atari?
LOL, you have a-lot of "old" guys here stuck in there ways. I suspect you won't be here for long but YAHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo ooooooooo!!!
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LOL, you have a-lot of "old" guys here stuck in there ways. I suspect you won't be here for long but YAHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo ooooooooo!!!
I know, I know. It was just a joke. Why wouldn't I be here for long?
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I know, I know. It was just a joke. Why wouldn't I be here for long?
We all joke too much! Welcome aboard!
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Originally Posted by WhatWouldDimeDo View Post
I tried to edit the title but it's not possible. At this point I regret posting the question at all. I know there are other guys in their 20's...but the majority are not. I figured this place would have an opinion on why.
Very few folks in their mid-late 20s I know have any sort of $50k car, and the two that do are Suburbans with a pile of kids. By and large, people at that age don't have/don't want to spend that kind of money on a car. Especially so, a two seat sports car that has little practicality and in many parts of the country is sitting in storage for a few months a year.

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I need answers on what careers said young people do for a living to afford such car?
Eh, I'm an automotive engineer, and out of college was in aerospace. I'm 32, with my credit and income I could easily go buy one brand new if I wanted, and probably could have for the last 6-8 years. Between the loan and insurance, though, I'd be giving up a lot of other activities, and it just isn't worth it to me.

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Very few folks in their mid-late 20s I know have any sort of $50k car, and the two that do are Suburbans with a pile of kids. By and large, people at that age don't have/don't want to spend that kind of money on a car. Especially so, a two seat sports car that has little practicality and in many parts of the country is sitting in storage for a few months a year.



Eh, I'm an automotive engineer, and out of college was in aerospace. I'm 32, with my credit and income I could easily go buy one brand new if I wanted, and probably could have for the last 6-8 years. Between the loan and insurance, though, I'd be giving up a lot of other activities, and it just isn't worth it to me.
Damn INSURANCE companies!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by WhatWouldDimeDo View Post
Yeah, that wasn't my original intent, now even as I read my original post I cringe at myself. I should have asked in a different way like..."Younger C7 Crowd" or something. I don't know...thanks for the cookie though.
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