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Old 08-21-2018, 11:26 AM
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Instead of a M/E Corvette? GM and mid engine have sort of an oil and water ring to it for me. Why not buy from a Company who has been doing M/E for decades now. No matter how pretty the Corvette M/E might be, its last cousin was a Fiero, think about it.










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Tons of reasons...

Brand Loyalty
Price
Maybe they prefer the GM design/looks
Performance
Closeness to a dealership (location wise)

And probably many that I've missed...
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:05 PM
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From a specifications standpoint, the C8 will be far superior to a Porsche.

vs 911
- mid engine vs rear engine
- more power
- wishbones instead of struts
- much better price/performance

vs Boxster/Cayman
- way more power
- wishbones instead of struts
- much better price/performance
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LOL. This feels like one of those "if you have to ask you don't understand" kinda question. I'll keep my C5, love it, and will get an ME when the time is right. Simply put, I dont want a Porsche, even though I respect the brand. For me Corvette is my choice, now i'm gonna be in a rock and hard spot if this car turns out to be a Caddy!! LOL

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If it comes with a V8, especially an LT1, that's all the reason I need. Flat six engines sound like sewing machines most of the time.

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Originally Posted by C5Driver View Post
Instead of a M/E Corvette? GM and mid engine have sort of an oil and water ring to it for me. Why not buy from a Company who has been doing M/E for decades now. No matter how pretty the Corvette M/E might be, its last cousin was a Fiero, think about it.
No, it's last BROTHER was this:

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Old 08-21-2018, 12:52 PM
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The 911 is rear engine. Not mid.

I said this in another post, but if the ME is Corvette priced, it will be my next car. If it is in 911 price territory, I am going 911.

Love Corvette, but if they ask top dollar for base, Iím out.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:18 PM
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Cayman has enough power for me. I'll buy whichever looks better. I'm hoping that will be the ME C8.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:35 PM
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The new Caymen GT4 with the flat 6 and a manual would be the only Porsche I'd own that I can actually afford. And it's going to have about 385 hp, for a cost of around $120K. Maintenance is expensive and since I no longer live on the rich side of town, I'm really far from the dealer. My wife is simply too busy to be following me across town to drop off a car because I am unable to change the oil on the thing (due to engineering, not me!)

On the other hand, a C8 ME Corvette will be available with a V8 nicely optioned for around $72K, and in a year or two I'll be able to buy one with 600+ hp for about $100K. I can also change my own oil, and get the thing serviced at 2 dealerships, no less than 10 minutes from my home.

It's really a no brainer.

If the C8 ME doesn't have a manual, I'll just buy a used 2019-2020 Cayman GT4 in 3-5 years when they are more affordable.
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the folks that go for the P car have a different mind set but just for the record the GT3 BTW is no sewing machine. I drove my buddies on the track recently and that car is all business. As far as the M/E pricing I hope it comes in at what many here are saying it will, because if it doesnt there are going to be a lot of hurt Vjays... I think it will be north of $75K to start, $90K well optioned but who knows.

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Simply put... horsepower per dollar value for a 2 seater sports car

Stingray Base 57K 460HP

718 Cayman 57K 300HP

Lets not even talk about a Z06
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I will be doing as the title of this thread says.… Just not buy a Porsche
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I wanted a Porsche for many years. I had M cars, Mercedes, Corvettes, Audiís, etc but never a Porsche. So in Ď08 I bought a lightly used 911 c4s targa. Surprisingly I didnít like it as much as Iíd hoped. The shifter was a little sloppy, it didnít have some of the creature comforts that Iíd been used to like steering wheel audio controls etc. And it was a noisy car (tires and squeaks and stuff). Would have been a great track car but thatís not how I use my cars. Traded on a new Vette and never looked back.
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Originally Posted by PurpleLion View Post
From a specifications standpoint, the C8 will be far superior to a Porsche.

vs 911
- mid engine vs rear engine
- more power
- wishbones instead of struts
- much better price/performance

vs Boxster/Cayman
- way more power
- wishbones instead of struts
- much better price/performance
Struts is one of the things that has always turned me off on Porsche.
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Originally Posted by C5Driver View Post
Instead of a M/E Corvette? GM and mid engine have sort of an oil and water ring to it for me. Why not buy from a Company who has been doing M/E for decades now. No matter how pretty the Corvette M/E might be, its last cousin was a Fiero, think about it








Porsche buyers are very loyal to the brand. Porsche, Ferrari, Mclaren, Audi, Lamborghini are all high-end brands that build ME cars. Chevrolet is not and moving into this space is not an easy task especially at a higher price point. (Don’t tell me about the Ford GT that car is iconic and was always exspensive at low volumes that focused around its race heritage against Ferrari)

I am fortunate and have owned many of those brands but I am not a kool-Aide brand loyalty guy. The corvette has always interest me and i appreciate what they have been able to accomplish especially at their price points. I have owned 4 of them, 80 L82,C5 z06, C7 Z51 and Z06. Many of my Porsche and European car friends don’t get why I am interested in the corvette and don’t even know about the ME coming out. They will never convert over no matter how crazy fast or what ever the car looks like, They buy into the luxury experience and name recognition BS, that is their thing. This is another reason I feel the ME will be priced similar to the past generation cars with a modest increase.GM has to know getting into the high-end luxury market is not an easy task just look at the struggles at Cadillac The buyers expect so much at that level I guess it’s no different when you go to a high end steak house, vacation..


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Both are great choices,
Theyíve been going at it for over a half century.
Iconic cars
Fantastic runabouts in the city,
and great cross country cruisers.
...not to mention performance ,handling and braking capabilities.
Both are easily top 5 in the history of automobile.

Its a great feeling to have either one of those cars in your garage.
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Why?, As the others have stated....the COST & the PERFORMANCE would be the first two answers to your question
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-Lower price
-More power/torque
​​​​​​-Lower maintenance/upkeep costs
-Dealer availability
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Why not just skip to the punchline and complain about it not having round tail lights? I wish people who start threads like these would realize have dumb they sound.
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