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Old 01-10-2019, 01:30 PM
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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.

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Old 01-10-2019, 01:56 PM
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I think the answer is pretty obvious. How many people in their 20's can afford a car that costs $120K-$140K?
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:04 PM
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How you can have all that money and not know the answer to your question is what puzzles me.
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Originally Posted by 1BadRS View Post
I think the answer is pretty obvious. How many people in their 20's can afford a car that costs $120K-$140K?
The Stingray starts around $55,000 new, and better deals for a used one. I was talking about C7's in general.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Zjoe6 View Post
How you can have all that money and not know the answer to your question is what puzzles me.
C7's in general. Seen quite a few, and all older dudes.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:31 PM
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The thread title reads "Youngest ZR1 Owner" so its confusing. There are a number of guys in the C7 General forum that have identified as being in their 20's.
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The thread title reads "Youngest ZR1 Owner" so its confusing. There are a number of guys in the C7 General forum that have identified as being in their 20's.
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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Iím 30 now but took delivery of my ZR1 last April when I was 29...

First vette was a 2014 C7, took delivery December of 2013 at age 24.
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Iím 30 now but took delivery of my ZR1 last April when I was 29...

First vette was a 2014 C7, took delivery December of 2013 at age 24.
You aren't on the East Coast are you?
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Which dealer did you get your ZR1 from in Norfolk? I haven't seen any ZR1's driving around other than the couple sitting in the dealerships. I will keep an eye out for you.
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Originally Posted by WhatWouldDimeDo View Post
You aren't on the East Coast are you?
Nope, Houston, TX.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:49 PM
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Which dealer did you get your ZR1 from in Norfolk? I haven't seen any ZR1's driving around other than the couple sitting in the dealerships. I will keep an eye out for you.
I had to order from Lander's Chevrolet in Norman, Oklahoma. There wasn't any dealers with allocations here. This was all back in July 2018.
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RacingYellowZR1 just turned 28 I believe. Still not as young as you - congrats on your ZR1 and keep it shiny side up!
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I need answers on what careers said young people do for a living to afford such car?
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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.
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Originally Posted by jumpmanmb87 View Post
I need answers on what careers said young people do for a living to afford such car?
Inherited money or drug dealer
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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
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:32 PM
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Iím with Mr. Quagmire above...congrats on your purchase!!!
Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by jumpmanmb87 View Post
I need answers on what careers said young people do for a living to afford such car?
Doctors that live in an inexpensive city or inherited money?
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It does not matter how they got them I am just glad young people find the Corvette suited to their taste, it is the future of the car. I don't want to see the car fade into history with us older crowd.

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