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Old 03-14-2019, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Tennis & Golf Nut View Post
$60k sounds about right.

How much extra for an Engine and Drivetrain?
I think your sarcasm is a little misplaced?

I have, in no way, whatsoever, claimed that the base car will MSRP for $60k; I was merely replying to the OP of the thread at a theorized $60k.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jcp911s View Post
Absolutely....

Do not confuse the concepts of "Cost", "Price" and "Demand"... there is absolutely NO statistical relationship between these. Period.

Research the Maine lobster industry, and DeBeers.

From 1960 through today, the annual demand for Corvettes is between 20-50K. The demand for Porsches is roughly about 10K and Ferraris about 1K-3K.

This has nothing to do with price... hundreds of thousands of people spend $60K for a pick-up.... Its about market segments, and this is pretty-much the market space for 2 seat sports cars regardless of price.

Its called "disposable" income. People who will rip your face off over 50 cents a pound on a shipment of bologna, will blow $15K in Vegas or buy a $100K speedboat.

Basically, if you can afford $65K on a useless toy, you can afford $80K on the same useless toy.
Really, you think that the demand for Porsche is roughly about 10K.....the demand in 2017 for the Porsche 911/Boxster/Cayman was 57,311 and it increased in 2018.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
The $1,000 a month for daycare will buy a lot of car!
IIRC, you're a used Corvette buyer. If that's true, you've got a long time to save the $50.00 a month mschyuler recommends you save for one.

My folks ran their own business - my Father and Mother built a couple of apartment buildings, and Mom was the stay at home manager, so our folks didn't have to do the daycare deal. That kind of $$$ for a child's care is scary.

I just can't argue for anyone not getting a C8 if one (really) wants/ed one.

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Old 03-14-2019, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
If it's under $65K I can afford it. Once my daughter is out of daycare I can afford the "Z06"
100 bucks says your daughter has a c8 before you do
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:40 PM
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60,000.00 Or 65,000.00 that is a great starting price but make sure you have towing with your insurance policy because the way the C8s are running that will be a must have😁
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
More like $110/month. The general rule is every $10K financed is 200/month.
Yeah, whatever. But you get my point, right? It's not $1000 per month. We're talking the difference here, not the who car. JFC
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As I have maintained, car will be 65-68k. Buy from a dealer committed to MSRP. They are out there!!!!
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
The $1,000 a month for daycare will buy a lot of car!
Last time I checked, about 30 years ago, it cost about 70 thousand dollars to raise a kid. Probably more like 140 thousand today. 140K will buy a lot of car.
Can't quite understand why some people are so obsessed with having a kid or too, much less 5-10.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Warp Factor View Post
Last time I checked, about 30 years ago, it cost about 70 thousand dollars to raise a kid. Probably more like 140 thousand today. 140K will buy a lot of car.
Can't quite understand why some people are so obsessed with having a kid or too, much less 5-10.
A lot more than that..
The most recent available information says that the average cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 is $233,610 in a married two-parent middle income family with two children. This information comes from a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report from 2017
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Yarbie View Post
$60k is no supercar. Itll sell ok but don't expect to see many on the roads. I see maybe 1 or 2 C7s in a week and I'm sure itll be the same with the new car. It's probably the last ICE Corvette so get ready for fully electric models soon.
Which means the end of an icon is coming soon.
Thats probably dependent on where you live. Here in DFW I see 10-20 C7s a day usually.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:34 PM
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Awesome. I guess the frame will be costly option then?

I mean thanks for low base price but is it going to last? Or feel like a a new age Fiero in 5 yrs?

GM please don't screw this up....
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Originally Posted by GeoBella View Post
60,000.00 Or 65,000.00 that is a great starting price but make sure you have towing with your insurance policy because the way the C8s are running that will be a must have😁


and window coverage.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by punky View Post
How many decades of new Corvette generations and various model introductions will it take for some knuckle heads to finally understand that GM can make more Corvettes than the public will ever buy.
Finally, you get the fact that GM makes waaay to many Corvettes. They could learn a lot by following the lead of Porsche and other lower volume cars. As a past C7 owner, I can tell you they are not easy to sell unless you give them away. Simple case of supply and demand.....or Econ 101 if you ever took the class.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:04 AM
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The Base car will not be $60k, $65 to $69. Will be below $70,000 for sure!
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Originally Posted by Mikec7z View Post
100 bucks says your daughter has a c8 before you do
Well she already has a C7 to match mine Side note, I have an original mid 80's Barbie Corvette that I found brand new in the box. I meticulously put it together last year and didn't damage any of the 30+ year old decals. It's in our game room on a shelf. At Carlisle last year we found another one, well used, for $2 so that's the one she plays with inside the house. She'll be 3 this year and can start go-karts locally at 5. I asked her if she wanted to build a Barbie race car and she's all about it, but of course things change... we shall see!

/Hijack.

Originally Posted by Warp Factor View Post
Can't quite understand why some people are so obsessed with having a kid or too, much less 5-10.
I can't speak for having 5-10 of them, but having a kid has been the best thing in my life to date. Won't blob up this thread with anything more on it, but you just can't understand until you have one.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Warp Factor View Post
Last time I checked, about 30 years ago, it cost about 70 thousand dollars to raise a kid. Probably more like 140 thousand today. 140K will buy a lot of car.
Can't quite understand why some people are so obsessed with having a kid or too, much less 5-10.
You know, wrapped up in your question is the assumption that Race Cars > Relationships ( or Car > Children more specifically). Not sure that my Corvette cuddles as well as my daughter or feeds my soul joy and pride watching my son play basketball. Family is everything, cars pale in comparison.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by JoesC5 View Post
Really, you think that the demand for Porsche is roughly about 10K.....the demand in 2017 for the Porsche 911/Boxster/Cayman was 57,311 and it increased in 2018.
Globally, yes. US sales more like 2K/mo, but don't miss the forrest for the trees... there are 10M millionaires in the US (defined as liquid cash assets of $1-5M), and total demand for 2 seat sports cars is about 100K/yr, or about 1% of the folks who could pull their checkbook out and write a 6-figure check without breaking a sweat.

Price is not an issue in this market.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by punky View Post
You see only 1 or 2 C7s per week? You see 1 or 2 C7s per hour where I live.
This is all I see ............
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr. ice View Post
Finally, you get the fact that GM makes waaay to many Corvettes. They could learn a lot by following the lead of Porsche and other lower volume cars. As a past C7 owner, I can tell you they are not easy to sell unless you give them away. Simple case of supply and demand.....or Econ 101 if you ever took the class.
In 2017, Porsche sold 32,197 of the expensive 911's and 25,114 of the cheap Boxster/Cayman models. That's twice as many sold as the "high" volume Corvette in 2017.

I sure don't recall my local Porsche dealer giving $20,000 off MSRP to move the 911's/Boxster's/Cayman's from his inventory.

As to your lecture on "supply and demand"...…..Sales of the C7 does not meet the sales of the C5 and the C6. The production numbers of previous generations says that GM does not build too many Corvettes.

The "demand" was for your so-called "lower volume" Porsche and Porsche "suppled" the cars to meet that "demand". The problem with GM was that there are not that many people that specifically want a C7. The C5 sold very well until it's last day, and the C6 sold even better, up to it's huge sales drop because of the absolute collapse of the car market in 2008(from 17 million down to 10.5 million in the US) and GM's BK in 2009.

Apparently Porsche continues to "supply" sports cars that people "demand" and GM doesn't.
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Originally Posted by jcp911s View Post
Globally, yes. US sales more like 2K/mo, but don't miss the forrest for the trees... there are 10M millionaires in the US (defined as liquid cash assets of $1-5M), and total demand for 2 seat sports cars is about 100K/yr, or about 1% of the folks who could pull their checkbook out and write a 6-figure check without breaking a sweat.

Price is not an issue in this market.
Yep, there are plenty of people in the U.S., and a growing number in China, with disposable income for sports cars.

Porsche sold 57,202 units in the U. S. during 2018, including 9,647 of their various 911 models, an increase of nearly 8% in 911 sales. I would guess the average price of those 911s was $150K or so. Chevrolet built only 9,686 Corvettes during the shortened model year from June 2017 to January 2018, and just under 23,000 in 2017 and nearly 41,000 in 2016.

Chevrolet is not building too many Corvettes and Porsche is not exactly a limited production car. There’s definitely room for both to grow world wide, and especially in the U.S. There might be more used Corvettes out there, at lower prices than sellers would like to see but... these are not collector cars and they are subject to significant depreciation, especially if you buy new at or near MSRP.

ME or not, Corvette will most likely never sell at anywhere near Porsche prices, and base model prices for the Corvette will probably remain about 80-90% less than the comparable 911. And, the base Corvette will cost less than most of the full size GM soccer mom SUVs I see everyday in my area. Have you priced a Tahoe, Yukon, or Escalade lately?
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