Now that the C8 is here, who has specific plans to buy one?

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    Now that the C8 is here, who has specific plans to buy one?

    OK, now that you have seen pictures and read some/a lot of information on the C8 Midengine Stingray, what are your purchasing plans? Please be sure to 'vote' your response in the above Poll. Thanks!

    Can't wait 'til one of our members posts actual pictures of the first C8 mid-engine when it arrives at their home!
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    Yep, I’m in, two golf bags does it for me. If I was going to have a useless mid engine car, it might as well be a Ferrari. Two golf bags worth of trunk, makes it very much non useless...lol
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    I will be buying a Z06 /3LZ/ Z07 with carbon ceramic brakes as a 2022 year model with discount pricing.

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    Agree with the wait and see. Based on the 2014 and the updates that were incorporated into the 2015 best to wait for a 2021 with all the kinks worked out and recalls, (if any), and updates taken into account with the 2020 model. Plus no vert option on the leaked dealer order form. Is one in the planning?

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    My plan was to wait for the Z06 version. Then I saw the actual pics of Rapid Blue...

    Waiting for Mike Furman to get back in the office on Wed.

    Big surprise, the CG says she will take the current one if I will make it quieter! Deal!
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    As long as people keep running out of stores to look at my C7 like they did this weekend, I will be on a holding pattern.
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    I'm still in "wait and see" mode.
    I'm also skeptical about the sub $60k MSRP as well.

    My "base" 2016 with no options other than performance exhaust, black badges, and A8, stickered for over 60.

    Lastly Chevy customer service is less than what I'd expect on my C7. If they start stealing customers from Euro brands or want to retain their existing Corvette buyers, they need to up their game.

    ... We'll see what happens......
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    Sting. You have great taste in your C7 color choice. Maybe we'll pass along the Santiam, McKenzie, someday. My car is noticeable by the Batman image on the hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STINGmole View Post
    I'm still in "wait and see" mode.
    I'm also skeptical about the sub $60k MSRP as well.
    I don't expect the sub 60k msrp to last long, I bet we see a several thousand dollar increase relatively soon after the first cars start reaching customers. I believe the C7 saw several increase mid year along with the annual revisions.

    As for my own purchases, I'm undecided. Needs to see the car in person and then see how it drives. And even then, if I like it, I will be waiting 3-4 years to get some bugs worked out and see how the GS, Z06 are - assuming they are on their way.
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    As of now I plan to buy one and I’ll build it to match my C7.
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    I plan to purchase one late in year two or early year three. But I also have a wait and see attitude. I want to see road tests, owner reports, reliability, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STINGmole View Post
    I'm still in "wait and see" mode.
    I'm also skeptical about the sub $60k MSRP as well.

    My "base" 2016 with no options other than performance exhaust, black badges, and A8, stickered for over 60.

    Lastly Chevy customer service is less than what I'd expect on my C7. If they start stealing customers from Euro brands or want to retain their existing Corvette buyers, they need to up their game.

    ... We'll see what happens......
    The key to 'under 60" is with NO options. And without destination, I suspect. I expect 59,995 plus $1,000 destination. GM isn't going to lie about something that's gotten so much press and publicity. But that price probably won't last beyond year 1. The increases in the C7 were primarily on options packages, if I remember correctly.

    And while the service is certainly below the European brands, so is the price of the C8 compared to anything comparable.
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    If and when I know I won’t be under that 60K threshold. I’m in no rush, love my C7, but I am interested in taking a look at the convertible when it gets here. Road & Track posted some actual pictures last week...you can see them at...

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...8-convertible/

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    Thanks op for creating the polls and open this discussion. Will definitely trade in late 2021 or early 2022 if:

    - have good trade in offer. Hopefully will get $20k > (at current driving routine it will be less than 3k miles yearly, never been washed or drive in the rain, film protection entire car)
    - the deal is as expected (i.e. not price gouging with $$$$ more than MSRP) for the base model + front raise option.
    - cabin noise @ 80+ as quiet as c7
    - cabin temperature is = or < c7
    - as reliable as c7
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