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First let me start this by saying I cant wait till me 2015 gets here.....BUT

Are we who watied the real Dumb ones. I use that word because I have heard people calling others out because they bought the 2014 with little or NO discount and long waits. While those (me included) waited for the 2015 to get the New Color, PDR, A8 Auto and Packages & Opt. Acc etc.

The answer is not Black and White but some things I heard today has me thinking about it.

A8 will make Autos go up $800 (was told today 5/3/14 by someone this may be a bit high)
PDR will be in 3LT Nav. and make the cost rise an est. $1200
The New Shark Gray will be a Premium Color and will be est. $895
Then ADD the already know price bump.
Plus anything I'm missing or just forgeting...
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As far as I am concerned the only thing that counts is that if and when you decide(d) to purchase a Stingray you did (or do) it because you wanted to and thought the deal was fair from your perspective. There is always going to be the chance of some buyer's remorse or second guessing one's self after making such a large purchase. But if you have a great big smile on your face and its a thrill to drive your new Vette little else matters. On cars there will always be some technology or improvement that comes at some point after your purchase, but again, if you have a big smile on your face and feel thrilled driving your new Vette, so what. Enjoy it! If you decided to wait, then you had weighed the pros and cons of purchasing earlier and decided not to- trust your decision process. The extra dollars will come with newer technology and will soon be forgotten in the big picture as you drive your C7. I really don't think anyone is "dumb" since it is their own decision. My two cents :cool:
 

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Look on the bright side....you have that much more time to save up to cover extra cost!
 

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I am on my 5th vette. I always buy used and save a ton by doing so. Over the years I have come to accept that there is always something bigger, badder, better. I just put ~30 miles on my car and went no where. That is how much I like it. So enjoy, the secret is wanting what you have, not having what you want.
 

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I am on my 5th vette. I always buy used and save a ton by doing so. Over the years I have come to accept that there is always something bigger, badder, better. I just put ~30 miles on my car and went no where. That is how much I like it. So enjoy, the secret is wanting what you have, not having what you want.
Wait, I shouldn't have what I want???

I don't think that's worded quite right, but I get the intended sentiment.


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I am on my 5th vette. I always buy used and save a ton by doing so. Over the years I have come to accept that there is always something bigger, badder, better. I just put ~30 miles on my car and went no where. That is how much I like it. So enjoy, the secret is wanting what you have, not having what you want.



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I am on my 5th vette. I always buy used and save a ton by doing so. Over the years I have come to accept that there is always something bigger, badder, better. I just put ~30 miles on my car and went no where. That is how much I like it. So enjoy, the secret is wanting what you have, not having what you want.
I'm ordering my 7th and have all been new execpt the one I have for 4 days. I don't mind the fact thet there is new opt. I do mind GM gets a Car that they have a high demand for want to soak us.
 

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So enjoy, the secret is wanting what you have, not having what you want.
There is a lot of wisdom in that. It is not easy to do. But I am sure doing so gives more happiness in life.
 

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I've bought all but one of my Porsche's used (6) but both my Corvette's (2), counting this one, new. This is the only one I've ever ordered. I loved all of them and never felt I was missing any option.

However, most dealers over option the C7 with cosmetics, 3LT, painted calipers, black or chrome wheels, CF, A6, etc. and leave off options I must have like MRSC and NPP. The only car I could find close to what I wanted was $6000 more than the one I ordered.

What's interesting is I did a quick search of new and used Boxster S and found more than 10 within 500 miles optioned exactly as I would order them, color included. Obviously my tastes run more like a traditional Porsche buyer than the traditional Corvette buyer.

I guess my point is, decide what your minimum configuration is and make that your baseline. If you find one with extras but you can work out a deal that gets you close to what you are willing to pay for your baseline then buy it. I would never do without some baseline items just to get it sooner nor would I overpay for options that mean nothing to me.


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If u snooze u lose...
Many of us predicted a price hike for the 2014 especially the z51 package.
Those that have waited certainly should have known there would be a bump. Another bump for 2015 would have left me in the dust especially since I wanted a z51. It was either lock in the price or settle for something else.
If you have the money and you want the car forget about what could have been...go for it!



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If u snooze u lose...
Many of us predicted a price hike for the 2014 especially the z51 package.
Those that have waited certainly should have known there would be a bump. Another bump for 2015 would have left me in the dust especially since I wanted a z51. It was either lock in the price or settle for something else.
If you have the money and you want the car forget about what could have been...go for it!

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Its not the $3k to $6k price bump. If I can buy a $73k car I'm not going to walk away from $76 to $79K Car.
 
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Its not the $3k to $6k price bump. If I can buy a $73k car I'm not going to walk away from $76 to $79K Car.
I guess this is where we differ, I will. Hell, I waited 6 months until supplier/employee pricing was released to save 10%, I'm not giving it back to buy options I don't want.

Sure, my waiting cost me $3200 with the price increase but I'm still $3k better off than someone who bought at MSRP and am perfectly fine not having one in the mean time. It's not my DD, it's a toy and I have plenty of other toys to keep me busy.


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I guess this is where we differ, I will. Hell, I waited 6 months until supplier/employee pricing was released to save 10%, I'm not giving it back to buy options I don't want.

Sure, my waiting cost me $3200 with the price increase but I'm still $3k better off than someone who bought at MSRP and am perfectly fine not having one in the mean time. It's not my DD, it's a toy and I have plenty of other toys to keep me busy.


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Well...
Good for you my friend!



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Then I guess there's no problem...



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The Price is not the issue with me as much as GM treating Corvette owners like we are cash cows for GM. We have been the one that has made Corvette an American Icon and we all know in the past when new models hit, te fist two or three years we have been hit hard in the pocket. After that the product as been heavly discounted because sales dropped. It would be nice to see a brand like Corvette and Gm to learn from the past.
 

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You gotta love the one you're with

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Its not the $3k to $6k price bump. If I can buy a $73k car I'm not going to walk away from $76 to $79K Car.
This was my thought exactly when I read this topic. In most circumstances for me, these increases would be a lot of money but when I'm already spending $70k+, what's another $3-$6k? I also look at it from a point of value. E.g., what is the value of my 2014 corvette going to be when production of the 2015's start? I pay $73k and take delivery in May or June and in 60 to 90 days when the 2015's start up, how much will I lose in value? $5k, $15k, more... I guess my whole point is timing of purchase plays a role for me. I may pay a little more for the 2015 but it will be more than $3-6k in value than a 2 or 3 month old 2014. I ordered my C7 in March and I told my dealer to make it a 2015 because I knew my delivery was going to be late May, June, or later. IMO, I don't want a new car I drive for a few months and in the same amount of time it becomes a year old in value.
 
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