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Like many, as we get close to the '15 shipping in September, I find myself wondering if I should push it to a '15. I put my deposit down a while ago and was told that it FINALLY went to 2000 today. I was led to believe I'd have my car by now originally but that's not going to happen. It is getting close to September when the 2015's will be available. I thought about waiting for the 4g connectivity which I like and not taking the '14 which is old news soon. Still on the fence and have to decide today. Like another poster, I wonder if I'm okay taking a depreciation hit that financially wouldn't be as bad since its getting closer to September....but the miles would be lower since I haven't had it :)

Hmmm. I do like the 4G changes they are making being a huge Slacker Radio fan........
 

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Only known 2015 differences:

http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum...asing/2234-what-we-know-2015-differences.html

Even if it takes a couple more months for your car's delivery, you would have 4 1/2 months of great prime driving weather before your 2015 could arrive.

Only you can determine which way to go, though the one factor you might wish to consider is that it took quite a while to get your 2014 order moving, and the earliest, the first 2015 StingRays will arrive in mid-September, and depending on your dealer's comparable allocation level (it took months for you to get to order status 2000 at your dealer), is it therefore possible that your 2015 order might not arrive until November? And if you live in a "winter area," you might not be much driving in your 2015 for many months after that...
 

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Thanks for the reply elegant. I'd be going to a big dealer to order the '15 to be sure I got it as quickly as I could. That would mean I'd have to pay museum delivery and what I expect to be at least $600-1000 more due to increases in price (at a minimum). So I'd probably be paying $1600 - $2000 more which doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I'm in Atlanta so other than this year, winters are mild. :)

I don't fully understand how I could control Slacker radio in a '14. I'm guessing it would have to be through the phone...
 

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mb1, if you strike fast you can have your car in several months if you need to do a custom order. If not you could have your's in days ( thru one of the big boys). Decisions are a bitch. But you'll decide what works for you. Good luck whatever you decide. jmc
 

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After some turmoil with my local dealer, I'm (just) now told I'm at 2000 meaning I'd probably see the Z51 in 45 days. I might go that route instead of a '15.

In regards to discounts, you know, I held a long time looking for a discount. If you want a base car, they are out there now. If you're looking for a Z51, Chevrolet is keeping Z51s production so low that I don't think you'll see discounts for another 12 months.
 

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I want mint to be a first year C7.
 

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After some turmoil with my local dealer, I'm (just) now told I'm at 2000 meaning I'd probably see the Z51 in 45 days. I might go that route instead of a '15.

In regards to discounts, you know, I held a long time looking for a discount. If you want a base car, they are out there now. If you're looking for a Z51, Chevrolet is keeping Z51s production so low that I don't think you'll see discounts for another 12 months.
Production so low? You do realize they have built more Z51's than base cars, right? At the end of the model run 6 put of every 10 C7's will be Z51's.

What you see on lots now is a result of the Z51 constraints at the end of last year that extended into production weeks just ending. They are now building close to 400 Z51's every week.

The dealers have done a great job of keeping the myth going. Give it another month or two and there will be as many Z51's on dealers lots as base cars.


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Like many, as we get close to the '15 shipping in September, I find myself wondering if I should push it to a '15. I put my deposit down a while ago and was told that it FINALLY went to 2000 today. I was led to believe I'd have my car by now originally but that's not going to happen. It is getting close to September when the 2015's will be available. I thought about waiting for the 4g connectivity which I like and not taking the '14 which is old news soon. Still on the fence and have to decide today. Like another poster, I wonder if I'm okay taking a depreciation hit that financially wouldn't be as bad since its getting closer to September....but the miles would be lower since I haven't had it :)

Hmmm. I do like the 4G changes they are making being a huge Slacker Radio fan........
For whatever it's worth, I have an order for a 2015 in with Dave Smith Motors. 3K under MSRP. Any configuration I want. They say I'll firm up order in Aug w/Sept or Oct delivery. I'm number 2 on their 2015 allocation list, so don't think I'll take delivery too far into the fall.

Why a 2015 vs a 2014? The biggest reason for me is reading the "Problems/Resolutions Threads". Yikes! So many issues not to mention recalls. I realize that I'm seeing a microcosm of owners, however this and other forums don't take into account how many people with new model issues don't even use forums and report these problems. I never buy version 1.0 of anything. And not just software. IMHO, the 2015 will be a highly "cleaned up" vehicle, and I'm willing to wait the extra year, even if the price does go up some.

As far as the new ATT hotspot, my iPhone does the same thing using "Personal Hotspot". And unless you're already with ATT, you'd have to buy a new data package in addition to your current carrier, or pay ATT per usage would could be pricy. Also, don't assume you can jump on a 2015 allocation list this late. Dave Smith is a huge dealer, and they ran out of 2015 allocations shortly after I got on the list in Nov, 2014!

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Like many, as we get close to the '15 shipping in September, I find myself wondering if I should push it to a '15. I put my deposit down a while ago and was told that it FINALLY went to 2000 today. I was led to believe I'd have my car by now originally but that's not going to happen. It is getting close to September when the 2015's will be available. I thought about waiting for the 4g connectivity which I like and not taking the '14 which is old news soon. Still on the fence and have to decide today. Like another poster, I wonder if I'm okay taking a depreciation hit that financially wouldn't be as bad since its getting closer to September....but the miles would be lower since I haven't had it :)

Hmmm. I do like the 4G changes they are making being a huge Slacker Radio fan........
For whatever it's worth, I have an order for a 2015 in with Dave Smith Motors. 3K under MSRP. Any configuration I want. They say I'll firm up order in Aug w/Sept or Oct delivery. I'm number 2 on their 2015 allocation list, so don't think I'll take delivery to far in the fall. Why a 2015 vs a 2014? The biggest reason for me is reading the "Problems/Resolutions Thread". Yikes. So many issues. I realize that I'm seeing a microcosm of owners, however this and other forums don't take into account how many people with new model issues don't even use forums. I never buy version 1.0 of anything. And not just software. IMHO, the 2015 will be a highly "cleaned up" vehicle and I'm willing to wait the extra year, even if the price does go up some. As far as the new ATT hotspot, my iPhone does the same thing using "Personal Hotspot". And unless you're already with ATT, you'd have to buy a new data package in addition to your current carrier, or pay per usage would could be pricy. Also, don't assume you can jump on a 2015 allocation list this late. Dave Smith is a huge dealer, and they ran out of 2015 allocations shortly after I got on the list in Nov, 2014!
 

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Wow...I don't see the 1st year problems as significant at all in this model so far. 4500 miles and not a single problem so far. Looking at the frequency of posted problems it's a non issue, IMO.
 

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I was originally waiting for a 2015 for multiple reasons, main one being my Volt lease doesn't expire until Feb. 5th 2015. I was trying to keep from having the two payments together for two long. The second reason was I wanted the shark gray, 3rd- I heard about the WiFi option, 4th- 1st year bugs. Well I decided I think the Wifi isn't for me because a passenger can't use it when the car is moving, as well as the monthly fee. I decided I like Laguna Blue more than Shark Gray. Most bugs have already been worked out and I don't expect much else to happen. 2015's could have their own bugs too. So the only thing holding me back at this moment is the amount of time left on my lease. My other concern if I wait for a 2015 is that Brownstone may go away and not be a 2015 option, and I want the Brownstone. I'm thinking I'm going to wait another two months to pull the trigger and then I should only have the double payments for five months or so. But it will be worth it and it will be a 2014.
 

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I had concerns as several others re which year to order. I have payments on my present vehicle until Feb 15 and did not want 2 payments for too long. Also buying a car late in the model year gives a quicker depreciation hit. However I think that would be offset by the likely 2015 price increase.
Since I don't want to wait too long to be driving a Stingray I ordered from my local dealer in January who has a small allotment. Order should be accepted for production in May or June and should have car in mid-summer if all goes as expected. If not I'll be first in line for a 2015. Either way I'll only have 2 payments for a few months.
I think there is a certain cachet to having a first year C7 and by late in the model year most of the known problems will have been corrected. I have no interest in WiFi or the data recorder or Z06 and it doesn't appear there will be any other changes in the 15 other than a higher price.
Whatever happens I will be getting my Corvette exactly the way I want it.



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From a historical perspective, do you think anyone who didn't order a 1963 and waited for a 1964 made the right choice?

Maybe GM will change the tail lights and 2014 will be unique like 1963 Split Coupe?

Something to think about, first year of a major redesign could become a classic (someday?)
 

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I had concerns as several others re which year to order. I have payments on my present vehicle until Feb 15 and did not want 2 payments for too long. Also buying a car late in the model year gives a quicker depreciation hit. However I think that would be offset by the likely 2015 price increase.
Since I don't want to wait too long to be driving a Stingray I ordered from my local dealer in January who has a small allotment. Order should be accepted for production in May or June and should have car in mid-summer if all goes as expected. If not I'll be first in line for a 2015. Either way I'll only have 2 payments for a few months.
I think there is a certain cachet to having a first year C7 and by late in the model year most of the known problems will have been corrected. I have no interest in WiFi or the data recorder or Z06 and it doesn't appear there will be any other changes in the 15 other than a higher price.
Whatever happens I will be getting my Corvette exactly the way I want it.
We sound like we are in the exact same situation and doing pretty much the same thing.
 

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From a historical perspective, do you think anyone who didn't order a 1963 and waited for a 1964 made the right choice?

Maybe GM will change the tail lights and 2014 will be unique like 1963 Split Coupe?

Something to think about, first year of a major redesign could become a classic (someday?)
I would rather have a '53 then a '54 any day even if the '53 had so many issues.
 

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It's estimated there are only about 100 1953's left. I recently was asked to do some transmission work on a '53 The restoration shop was doing engine rebuild and other work on the car. I took photos after they got the engine back in.






1953 Engine.jpg 1953 engine 2.jpg
 
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From a historical perspective, do you think anyone who didn't order a 1963 and waited for a 1964 made the right choice?

Maybe GM will change the tail lights and 2014 will be unique like 1963 Split Coupe?

Something to think about, first year of a major redesign could become a classic (someday?)
Isn't that historically what has happened with models dubbed Stingray? The entire line of c7's will unlikely be called Stingrays.


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From a historical perspective, do you think anyone who didn't order a 1963 and waited for a 1964 made the right choice?

Maybe GM will change the tail lights and 2014 will be unique like 1963 Split Coupe?

Something to think about, first year of a major redesign could become a classic (someday?)
The split window on the '63 has a lot of back story as to why it happened and why it went away so fast. Watch this interview from about the 4:00 mark: http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum...eos/3048-jay-leno-interviews-peter-brock.html

I don't believe there's anything on the 2014 that is nearly as controversial so although your point is valid I don't think it will apply to the C7.
 

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It's hard to predict the future classic car market. 2 examples from personal experience.
In 1982 I bought a 1963 Split Coupe (nice car) paid $13,000.00, so 19 years later it sold for almost 4X what it cost new.
Now look at 1984 Corvette a big redesign year, today 30 years later they're not bringing that much....selling for much less than they cost new.
Of course there were only around 22,000 1963's produced.

I remember in 1984 some dealers were getting 5K over MSRP just because they could.
The C7 is one hell of a car compared to the 1984....so who knows what will happen?
 
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