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2015 StingRay pricing leaked, and it is a pleasant surprise for some -- though not all. It will depend in which options one wants.


Some examples:

Base pricing for all four models UNCHANGED!

The 2LT mid-level interior trim package went down $ -50.

The 3LT interior trim package went up $1,445, however, now includes previous, separate Upper Interior Suede package (IWE), which was a $995 2014 option, AND includes the Performance Data Recorder as standard equipment.

8-speed auto (compared to outgoing 6-speed auto) = $ +375.

Carbon fiber aero package (CFZ) = $2,995

Nav/PDR (for 1LT & 2LT) = $1,795. This compares to 2014 navigation system being $795, i.e., adding the 2015 PDR required component resulted in a $1,000 price increase.

Whereas the end of 2014 Z-51 pricing was a $4,000 option, if you added for 2014 the NPP Performance Exhaust, your post March 3rd Z-51 pricing for the two was $5,200; however, the 2015 pricing for the Z-51 option -- which now mandatorily includes the NPP system, now totals $5,000.

As previously shared, the ZF1 appearance package is $1,995.

If one chooses the Appearance Package for the coupe (5KW), that will cost $995, whereas the same package for the convertible (option 5KX) will cost $800.

The five piece luggage package (S2L) dropped $75, to $920.

Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic (G1H) will be a $495 option.

Clear Protective Film Package (WA8) = $1,300.

Body colored exterior package (grills and vents monochromatic, option EFY) = $995.

More examples to follow in subsequent posts, but some folks are finding positive surprises compared to expectations, some finding negative surprises.


 

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Interested in those who ordered 2015's already, or soon to order them, as to how the 2015 pricing relates to your expectations, and comparing apples to apples, how much your car increased or decreased had you bought a post-March 3rd 2014 with identical equipment.
 

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2015 Stingray Pricing

John, most of these prices really don't come as any great surprise, however there are some that came as great news, particularly the price of the stage-2 CF aero package. The 3LT package, which I assume will carryover to the Z06 is pretty pricey, but the PDR is what's driving that price up.
 

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No increase in base price for any of the four options is the biggest surprise to me (was thinking between $500-$1,000). Second biggest surprise is that if one were to take the $8,005 2014 3 LT option, add in the $995 IWE option, 3 LT buyers are only paying $445 more for the PDR system. Of course, if one didn't want PDR, and didn't want the IWE, then pricing went up $1,445 for two options you did not want. Third biggest surprise to me is that transportation did not increase.

Whether one is happy or not will solely depend on chosen options. As one example, if one were to only want three options on your 2014, that is 2LT, Z-51 and NPP, your price went down $250.

In the short run, going to see some really nice pricing discounts on unsold 2014's.
 

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I ordered the $995 IWE and the 3LT though I was afraid the PDR would add as much as $1200, rather than $450. I also ordered the A8 expecting it to add $500. So in a sense I just "saved" about $875 over what I was willing/expecting to pay. Maybe I should apply my "savings" to the (now cheaper) luggage or to the protective film package ($1300? Yikes).
 

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Hi John, thank you for sharing this !

Apples to apples mine (3LT Yellow Z51, ++) is going up $270 but this is really $1,165 as I excluded the IWE in my final order to get the FAY instead. PDR somewhat compensates for the IWE that I dropped... I think that I am getting (lot) more for a $1,165 increase (+1.6%). (PDR and IWE). Only issue is that mine is a pre March 3rd 2014 that did not go through as GM cut down allocations during the last 2 months. Therefore this is a much higher increase for me. Having the PDR and IWE for a smaller amount only makes me feel a bit better. I wish GM does something for us to compensate.
I am glad that my car is scheduled for the 8/11 TPW, though.
 

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No increase in base price for any of the four options is the biggest surprise to me (was thinking between $500-$1,000). Second biggest surprise is that if one were to take the $8,005 2014 3 LT option, add in the $995 IWE option, 3 LT buyers are only paying $445 more for the PDR system. Of course, if one didn't want PDR, and didn't want the IWE, then pricing went up $1,445 for two options you did not want. Third biggest surprise to me is that transportation did not increase.

Whether one is happy or not will solely depend on chosen options. As one example, if one were to only want three options on your 2014, that is 2LT, Z-51 and NPP, your price went down $250.

In the short run, going to see some really nice pricing discounts on unsold 2014's.

Agree, and with the 1LT Z51, the price went down $195. I love Chevy for this. So many people were assuming that Chevy was going to take advantage of the current demand and increase the price $1k or $2k and chevy does this. This should keep demand up for the 'Vette again this year.

The CFZ option may cause some people to think twice (me not included) and maybe that means I will have one of the first ones produced with that package from the factory. So psyched to be getting this car.
 

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I've been resisting the urge to say, "I told you so" but i can't contain myself. And no, I didn't have any inside information, I just listened to people talk that have been working in the Corvette world for decades and formed an opinion based on that. Once the midyear price increase hit that pretty much sealed it with me that the initial 2015 pricing wasn't going to take a big hit. However, I still expect another midyear "correction". Possibly as early as November.

Posted 02/02/2014 http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum...n-update-2015-my-start-up-date.html#post25808
 

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This just reinforces my belief that the Z06 will be more affordable (MUCH more affordable) than people are willing to believe.
 

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My 2012 Grand Sport was $75,000 and the 2015 pencils out to $79,000 +, so a price increase of $4000 over 3 years isn't all that bad. The BIG difference is that I actually PAID $52,000 for it and this one will be actual cash of $76,000 with a $4000 discount, so, depends how you look at it, I guess, but it will all be good once they get their act together and start producing the cars we ordered. There should not be such a long line to get a production car, given that they have had a year to get the bugs out of the line so to speak.
 
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My 2012 Grand Sport was $75,000 and the 2015 pencils out to $79,000 +, so a price increase of $4000 over 3 years isn't all that bad. The BIG difference is that I actually PAID $52,000 for it and this one will be actual cash of $76,000 with a $4000 discount, so, depends how you look at it, I guess, but it will all be good once they get their act together and start producing the cars we ordered. There should not be such a long line to get a production car, given that they have had a year to get the bugs out of the line so to speak.
Those GSes are beutiful cars. I was real close to pulling the trigger on one, but it was late in 2012 so I figured I would wait for the C7 reveal. That was the end as I just fell in love with the new lines. One day I would not mind adding a C6 GS to the stable though (especially a white 60th anniversay edition).
 

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My 2012 Grand Sport was $75,000 and the 2015 pencils out to $79,000 +, so a price increase of $4000 over 3 years isn't all that bad. The BIG difference is that I actually PAID $52,000 for it and this one will be actual cash of $76,000 with a $4000 discount, so, depends how you look at it, I guess, but it will all be good once they get their act together and start producing the cars we ordered. There should not be such a long line to get a production car, given that they have had a year to get the bugs out of the line so to speak.
The waiting line is due to how the cars get allocated to dealers. Some dealers have them in stock, some can't fill their demand. Is that fair? Yes, because it is based on how hard those dealerships worked to make sales the past few years. The more they sold, the more they can order.
 
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No increase in base price for any of the four options is the biggest surprise to me (was thinking between $500-$1,000). Second biggest surprise is that if one were to take the $8,005 2014 3 LT option, add in the $995 IWE option, 3 LT buyers are only paying $445 more for the PDR system. Of course, if one didn't want PDR, and didn't want the IWE, then pricing went up $1,445 for two options you did not want. Third biggest surprise to me is that transportation did not increase.

Whether one is happy or not will solely depend on chosen options. As one example, if one were to only want three options on your 2014, that is 2LT, Z-51 and NPP, your price went down $250.

In the short run, going to see some really nice pricing discounts on unsold 2014's.
John, so I'm still trying to wrap my head around all the differences between the 2LT and 3LT trim packages besides the NAV and PDR with those items being included in the 3LT package. So, from what I'm now understanding the $995 IWE (former) option in now included in the 3LT package as well?
 

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John, so I'm still trying to wrap my head around all the differences between the 2LT and 3LT trim packages besides the NAV and PDR with those items being included in the 3LT package. So, from what I'm now understanding the $995 IWE (former) option in now included in the 3LT package as well?
Yes, this is correct tmctenan. You pay more but you get more too. Apples to apples the 3LT went down. Benefit/$$ ratio increased. Other difference between 2LT and 3LT is additional leather on the dash and doors, but that was already the case.
 

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"smehat," well stated! The key becomes, for 3LT purchasers (and this will also be true for 3 LZ Z06 purchasers), is whether you want IWE (side upper interior covering) and now also want the PDR, for if you were going to order both, the "bundling" just saved you $550.
However, if you only would have ordered one of those two now-mandatory 3LT components, you are going "backwards."

Not that GM is any different from every other car company, i.e., packing together certain options you want and certain ones you do not want in an "option package."
 

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"smehat," well stated! The key becomes, for 3LT purchasers (and this will also be true for 3 LZ Z06 purchasers), is whether you want IWE (side upper interior covering) and now also want the PDR, for if you were going to order both, the "bundling" just saved you $550.
However, if you only would have ordered one of those two now-mandatory 3LT components, you are going "backwards."

Not that GM is any different from every other car company, i.e., packing together certain options you want and certain ones you do not want in an "option package."
John, for me its a Win because I wanted the PDR and the Extra Covering is just that a extra but in a good way..
For those of us that are loading the car up with opt. its a nice suprise.
 
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No increase in base price for any of the four options is the biggest surprise to me (was thinking between $500-$1,000). Second biggest surprise is that if one were to take the $8,005 2014 3 LT option, add in the $995 IWE option, 3 LT buyers are only paying $445 more for the PDR system. Of course, if one didn't want PDR, and didn't want the IWE, then pricing went up $1,445 for two options you did not want. Third biggest surprise to me is that transportation did not increase.

Whether one is happy or not will solely depend on chosen options. As one example, if one were to only want three options on your 2014, that is 2LT, Z-51 and NPP, your price went down $250.

In the short run, going to see some really nice pricing discounts on unsold 2014's.
It is 'no price increase' since the mid-year $2000 increase in the base price.
 

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Has anyone heard of getting a 2015 under MSRP. I saw a pop up on my PC saying so. I emailed the dealer and he said it was true. If I order a 2015 I get it for $3000 under MSRP. Gotta be a trick right?
 

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Has anyone heard of getting a 2015 under MSRP. I saw a pop up on my PC saying so. I emailed the dealer and he said it was true. If I order a 2015 I get it for $3000 under MSRP. Gotta be a trick right?
It may not be a trick. They would still make a profit at that price. It just depends on supply and demand in your area.
 

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On second thought, you did not mention if it is a Z51 or a non-Z51. If it is a non-Z51, then it is very probably true.
 
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