What has Chevy Done???

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    With its gorgeous new C8 Corvette base-priced at $59,995, Chevy/GM has potentially devastated the American sports car market for the foreseeable future. Recent dyno testing indicates that GM's HP and torque figures are way below the actual numbers which are close to 600 in each case. 0-60 times of 2.8 seconds are real.

    And lest one forget, the styling of this car, both inside and out are exotic-level, with only true cranks finding any fault with ANYTHING about this car.

    So assuming GM can get cars to the showrooms, why would anyone spend $95k on a Porsche Cayman GTS, with its nifty FOUR CYLINDER lump? Or a Mercedes AMG coupe, or a BMW M-car? An Audi TT? Are you kidding? Jaguar F-Type? How would you like to be Toyota's Supra Product Manager, trying to sell $60 thousand Supra's these days?

    Ford has been trying to make the case for the past few years that the high-end Mustangs are "sports cars," and pricing them accordingly. A GT350 for seventy grand? Even Camaro ZL-1's are instantly obsolete - as are remaining C7's, nice as they are. Hellcat Redeye's at $75k and up? Not so fast.

    The resale value on C7's has been even better than Corvette's historically good values. The C8's will likely top even that. 60% of MSRP after five years is a reasonable guess.

    I realize that people buy certain marques not because the cars are "good," but because they want to be see driving them, but for those sports car buyers who think rationally about it, the only real choice between $50 and 100k is a new C8.
     
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    I wish I could afford one!
     
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    Good for them. :dunno:
     
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    Corvette smorvette who cares? I happen to love my 2001 F 450 diesel truck.
     
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    Chevy shot themselves in the foot with the new C8 Corvette platform.

    Corvette has always been the classic American style sports car. It had a powerful V8 engine under a long hood that was easy to access for enthusiast owners who liked to work on their cars and modify them for even more power.

    Now the Corvette has typical european styling with the engine buried in the rear of the car. Which will be difficult for the average owner to attempt his own maintenance.

    In my opinion, the new C8 will prove to be a marketing failure with the loyal Corvette crowd.. ... :cool:
     
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    /——/ They should offer two models, the mid engine and the traditional front engine for the purists. Both would sell
     
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    Meh....I'd keep my Tundra to haul my Arial Atom.
     
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    You have a 450? I dont think I ever seen ( or paid attention to them on the road..
     
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    I'll likely buy a C6 at some point. That's basically the last Corvette generation that actually looks like a Corvette. They'll definitely drop in price when the C8 comes out. For now my C4 serves me fine. No way I'd pay what they're asking for the C8. It doesn't even look like a Corvette anymore. Looks like a Transformer. Same with the C7, it doesn't look like a Corvette anymore either.

    Besides, the speed limit is 55 and 65 on I-95. 35 and 45 on most all other local roads. What good is all of that HP when everybody knows Corvettes are magnets for officer friendly? I prefer to just cruise the winding back roads anyway, I'm not out there trying to race people or to be the first car out of the red light or to pick up gold diggers at Wally World.

    And here's the other thing. Everybody always asks how much you paid for it. The real question nobody ever asks is how much is costs to own a Corvette. You're paying three to four times what everyone else is paying for maintenance/parts/repair, etc, for no other reason than the fact that it's a Corvette. And fuel? Pffft. Don't even think about putting cheap gas in it. That's just asking for trouble. I'm paying $3.19 and up per gallon for BP Ultimate non-ethanol 98-100 octane every single fillup.

    And they're not even daily drivers. Park it at work 5 days a week and watch how many dings it ends up with from other people banging their doors into it. You're really only driving them on weekends and at best 6-7 months out of the year, if you live anywhere that sees winter weather.
     
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    Look the new vetts have not had time to get towed as of yet. The Camaro was just cancelled, equinoxes are burning oil right out of the showroom, the volt was and is a joke. 99.999 percent of people can not afford or want a vette

    Wake up
     
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