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Looking to buy this 2015 Z06 with Z07 - What should I look/watch out for?

 
Old 03-08-2019, 10:43 PM
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Default Looking to buy this 2015 Z06 with Z07 - What should I look/watch out for?

Hi Corvette family!


I used to own a C5 back in the day, been w/o a Vette for some time, now looking to get back into C7 Z06.
I found this very low mile 2015 Z06 - very nicely optioned - 3LZ, Z07 package, etc (see sticker)




Is there anything I need to be aware/watch out for?
Any issues specific issues to that year? Particular package, etc.?
What should I be asking the dealer?

Appreciate your feedback!
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Looks complete..
How many miles?
Is it a CPO car?
If its from a dealer, ask for the GM VIS so you can see service history, in service date, and if there's a warranty block on it or not.
and the GDS 2 report which will show the various CVN's if the computer has ever been altered.

Those are the 2 most important things...

Good luck!
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Check rotors for chips, pads for thickness, and tire tread depth. Those are the most expensive consumables
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When I bought my Z07 I had the dealer do a full inspection on the car and give me a report, I would suggest doing that, but for the brakes they wont weigh them so you wont get an exact answer but since its a low mileage car you should be fine, as the other member said check the pads and any chips on the rotor
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Originally Posted by YO-EL View Post
Looks complete..
How many miles?
Is it a CPO car?
If its from a dealer, ask for the GM VIS so you can see service history, in service date, and if there's a warranty block on it or not.
and the GDS 2 report which will show the various CVN's if the computer has ever been altered.

Those are the 2 most important things...

Good luck!
It has less than 5k miles.
I don't think it's CPO.

I'll ask for those reports - thanks for suggestion!
Any common issues to look out for?

Thanks!

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Old 03-09-2019, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by YO-EL View Post
Looks complete..
How many miles?
Is it a CPO car?
If its from a dealer, ask for the GM VIS so you can see service history, in service date, and if there's a warranty block on it or not.
and the GDS 2 report which will show the various CVN's if the computer has ever been altered.

Those are the 2 most important things...

Good luck!
good advice here.
Any showstoppers, powertrain coverage should still work.
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CCB rotors should last up to 25k miles for a heavily tracked car and up to 100k on a street only car. Front pads will last 6 months on a heavily tracked car and 10k miles on a street car, averages. A few very small chips do not ruin a rotor but can be used to negotiate. I have 27k no issue miles on our 15 Z07 with a lot of track time too with some small stone chips in the rotors. No common issues. Have ALL fluids changed if bought.
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Also, if you get it, have dealer check the rear diff fluid..
Most if not ALL C7's, were over 20 oz low from the factory...
And a carfax will show any insurance activity if it was ever hit or towed etc..(that was reported)
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Great advice 👍
So, should I change ALL fluids on a car that only has 5k miles?
What's the rationale for that?

Thanks!
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OP, Well you still have some time for a warranty coverage so it leads to a choice I guess. if I remember right the 2015 Z06's came with a 6 year or 100k drive train warranty, in 2016 or 17 it was lowered. We changed our rear axle fluid at about 5k miles and was surprised how bad it looked and the metal fragments. We change it once a season now but a lot of it has to do with our car is tracked often. We changed the M7 trans fluid at 15k and glad we did as it goes in and out of gear better now. Clutch fluid gets changed once a season also. Again we have never had a mechanical issue, great car and oh by the way NEVER a over heat or limp mode too!
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Originally Posted by Mad Dog 24 View Post
OP, Well you still have some time for a warranty coverage so it leads to a choice I guess. if I remember right the 2015 Z06's came with a 6 year or 100k drive train warranty, in 2016 or 17 it was lowered. We changed our rear axle fluid at about 5k miles and was surprised how bad it looked and the metal fragments. We change it once a season now but a lot of it has to do with our car is tracked often. We changed the M7 trans fluid at 15k and glad we did as it goes in and out of gear better now. Clutch fluid gets changed once a season also. Again we have never had a mechanical issue, great car and oh by the way NEVER a over heat or limp mode too!
The 2015 powertrain warranty was 5 years 100K miles. GM lowered it to 5 years 60K miles which is basically the same for most Corvette owners. Mine has been in service 3.5 years and still has less than 12K miles on it so the 100K or even the 60K doesn't mean much.

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Originally Posted by Bill Dearborn View Post
The 2015 powertrain warranty was 5 years 100K miles. GM lowered it to 5 years 60K miles which is basically the same for most Corvette owners. Mine has been in service 3.5 years and still has less than 12K miles on it so the 100K or even the 60K doesn't mean much.

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Thanks for the clarification Bill. So I have 14 months left of my warranty and then time to retire it and buy a real race car!
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I got this "VIS report" from the dealer (I removed the VIN and Order number):
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View Vehicle Build


This screen allows IVH users to view the initial build information on the selected VIN including option codes with descriptions (where available).

Vehicle Information
VIN: Model: 1YZ07-2015 CORVETTE Z06 COUPE
Service Contract: No Branded Title: No Warranty Block: No PDI Status: Yes
Order Type: 60 - RETAIL - SOLD
Field Actions: 0 Open
Vehicle Build
Model: 1YZ07-2015 CORVETTE Z06 COUPE Order Number:
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1,862 Build Date: 12/23/2014
Build Plant: 5



________________________________________ ________________


Is this complete? I'm not sure if there's any other info that should be there or not?
Thanks!

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Old 03-14-2019, 10:15 PM
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P.S. it also had a every long section with all the factory options at the end....
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