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Old 07-11-2019, 09:41 PM
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I need help from someone knowledagle in c7 prices. I have found 2 cars both 1 owner torch red z51 mag ride manuals

car 1- 2017 1900 miles adrenaline red interior lt2 Pdr carbon flash badges mirrors, and spoiler. Very clean 51k
car 2- 2016 6500 miles black interior lt1 carbon flash badges. Clean but a few small rock chips along rockers and divers side door sill protector scuffed pretty good. 44900k

are these good deals or am I overpaying.

any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:04 PM
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Car 1 seems overpriced based on recent searches I've done on cargurus. Car 2 seems okay but you can definitely knock it down with the C8 coming out next week. Check out cargurus. They give an IMV (their internal fair value measurement). Although I suspect this "IMV" is a little bit inflated by maybe ~1-2% to help out the sellers. good luck
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Kerbeck had new 1LT cars with a manual very basic for $44k with owner loyality discount, even without that discount you are $47k for brand new
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You gotta check out Kerbeck and MacMulkin, great pricing on new Corvette’s with full warranties, why are you buying used?
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I thought I would save money. I wanted Z51 with mag ride but now I am second guessing. Kerbecks website is terrible BTW
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Another vote for MacMulkin
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:38 PM
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I am just going to wait until c8 comes out. KBB says 48.5 to 51.5 for the car I want. Guy won’t go below 51k. I offered 49k cash that day, he said no. My guess is C7’s are not flying off the shelves especially used.
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"Kerbecks website is terrible BTW" ??? I've never had any trouble with Kerbeck's Website, none at all. In fact, my experience using it is just the opposite, i.e., straightforward and informative. And, yes, I have one of theirs out in my shop.

All the best in any event!

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Yah I found there home site, it is great. I kept clicking on some like sale add looking thing and it opened up this unusable website.
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Both probably a bit high on the price. Perhaps a good move to wait for the C8 to hit - there may be a lot of C7s for sale if the C8 is well received.
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I agree sir ��
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Originally Posted by mwilson4040 View Post
I thought I would save money. I wanted Z51 with mag ride but now I am second guessing. Kerbecks website is terrible BTW
Iíve been there many times. I was a big help when I bought my C7. Only criticism I have is, sometimes they donít have a picture of the actual car, but itís excellent for comparison shopping.
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Hey, good luck in your search!
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I had no issues with their site.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:01 PM
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I went the new vs used thing a few months ago and came to this conclusion. If you go new and DO NOT have a corvette expect to pay about 12 percent under MSRP. If going used one or two years old expect 30% under MSRP.

I went with a 2018 z51 2lt CPO MSRP was 74,4000 I purchased for 54,500. most important make sure you like the corvette first and then go for price. Sometimes we get hung up on the deal and then find out we do not like what we purchased.
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^ I found this to be the case as well.
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mwilson4040;

"Caveat emptor"= The principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made."

First coarse of action is set up a reputable auto repair shop/dealership that will assist you in determining the condition of said vehicle?

With all used vehicles, major concerns are 1. Overall condition, 2. aftermarket modifications, 3.documentation, 4.recalls and 5. mileage?

*I will only accept auto prices from two sources: NADA or Kelly Blue Book. Period!*

Many thanks,

Ray

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