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Old 01-09-2019, 06:01 PM
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I REALLY hope that they create an access panel from the inside of the car to access the back of the motor to more easlily service the car/replace accessories. That would be a godsend to Corvette owners and reduce maintenance costs tremendously.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:06 PM
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Plus the C8 has to have TWO sets of golf clubs... so factor in $5-6K per year dues to join the country club... sheesh... I don't think I can afford one of these!
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:25 PM
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Plus the C8 has to have TWO sets of golf clubs... so factor in $5-6K per year dues to join the country club... sheesh... I don't think I can afford one of these!
Golf the sissy game

My neighbor joined a golf club membership was well over 150k. That would pay for a C7/8

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Old 01-10-2019, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by vetteman41960 View Post
If you have to be concerned about repair cost on a new vehicle that has warranty coverage for at least 3 year and 36k miles then you cannot afford that car to start with.

Then there always the option to purchase an extended warranty if your the type who would lose sleep over potential repair bill 4 year down the road.

I don't get guys who purchase a high performance sports car and then worry about potential repair cost that may or may not ever happen.

I will give you something else to worry about. This car will require premium fuel. Which will add at least a few bucks more per fill up over the life time of the car.

This poor guy may never sleep after factoring in the cost of premium fuel vs regular.

P.S the good new is I am sure it will have room for 2 golf bags and but your out of luck on the round taillamp. Oh boy something else trivial to worry about!
Some here can afford to change cars whenever they want but they are the minority. For most here a Vette is a very expensive purchase and we have to keep them for several years. Just cannot afford that type of purchase very often. So repair cost after the warranty runs out is a very big issue.
My last Vette I had for 14 years and the first ten years it was under bumper to bumper warranty.
I use mine as a road car, so if something happens out of town, it is nice to be able to take it to a dealer and have them fix it, no questions asked.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Randy Miller View Post
It will all come down to packaging. If everything is tight and parts are harder to reach then it will be more expensive. If everything is relatively easy to reach then everything will remain relatively cheap. Until we see the final product it is impossible to say for sure. Being mid engine does not mean that it has to be more expensive to work on, but on average they do tend to be more expensive due to packaging.
Think about the Cadillac Hot-V turbo engine, in order to change the spark plugs, it appears you would have to remove the intercoolers, thus drain the coolant. This may also require removing the air intake manifold, as in the LFx V-6 engines to remove the coil packs and plugs. So, in order to change plugs, you need to replace coolant as well as all the associated gaskets. This is just an example of how packaging can turn a simple 1/2 hour job into a complex 3 hour job, at $120/hr not to mention the cost of parts above and beyond the spark plugs. At his point, it would probably be easier to drop the cradle and engine...to change spark plugs, this is what it has come to.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by vetteman41960 View Post
If you have to be concerned about repair cost on a new vehicle that has warranty coverage for at least 3 year and 36k miles then you cannot afford that car to start with.

Then there always the option to purchase an extended warranty if your the type who would lose sleep over potential repair bill 4 year down the road.

I don't get guys who purchase a high performance sports car and then worry about potential repair cost that may or may not ever happen.

I will give you something else to worry about. This car will require premium fuel. Which will add at least a few bucks more per fill up over the life time of the car.

This poor guy may never sleep after factoring in the cost of premium fuel vs regular.

P.S the good new is I am sure it will have room for 2 golf bags and but your out of luck on the round taillamp. Oh boy something else trivial to worry about!
It's clear from your writing that you took a disliking to the poster, and let it show in your reply. You should feel bad.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ojm View Post
Will the ME car require more expensive service compared to the C7 after the warranty is over? Since not sold just wondering about ballpark views, thanks
it is the same company so it will be likely roughly the same, and mid engine configuration shouldnt really affect much in theory. If you were bet on something being more expensive it would be on any model that has a DOHC and even more so DOHC+turbos, and even more so DOHC+turbos+hybrid version, logic being when you add complexity...
Also even for the base model there will be more electronic doodads like lane change assist, emergency braking etc., but maybe that will be offset by the increased reliability due to better design software that GM and its partners get over time.. this kind of software is always getting better and helps validate things better.. that being said if the rumors are true about the big electrical problem they supposedly had with the c8 then there is obviously a lot of room for improvement :-D

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Old 01-11-2019, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by fnbrowning View Post
It's clear from your writing that you took a disliking to the poster, and let it show in your reply. You should feel bad.
I sure took an instant dislike to that twit. probably born with a silver spoon up his....
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by z8ra View Post
it is the same company so it will be likely roughly the same, and mid engine configuration shouldnt really affect much in theory. If you were bet on something being more expensive it would be on any model that has a DOHC and even more so DOHC+turbos, and even more so DOHC+turbos+hybrid version, logic being when you add complexity...
Also even for the base model there will be more electronic doodads like lane change assist, emergency braking etc., but maybe that will be offset by the increased reliability due to better design software that GM and its partners get over time.. this kind of software is always getting better and helps validate things better.. that being said if the rumors are true about the big electrical problem they supposedly had with the c8 then there is obviously a lot of room for improvement :-D
Thanks, there will be another corvette in may garage soon, but up in air the model, do like the early year C3 for a Sunday drive also, but a new model for more reliable rides.


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