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Am I missing something here. I don't see paying $4650 extra from a 2LT to a 3LT just because of the interior seat choice color. Paying for the GT2 seat on a 2LT and you are still ahead $3155. Is there something else that would be worth spending the extra cash? I could use this for accessories.

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I can't comment on the C8 specifically, but when I ordered my 2016 C7 Z06 I had the same dilemma. After studying the issue, I, too, came to the conclusion that the extra cost of the 3LZ package over the 2LZ brought you mostly (at least in the C7) cosmetic differences that did not materially affect the comfort, look or performance of the car, and that the 2LZ provided all the items over the 1LZ that I needed. And on a C8, I suspect I would prefer the GT1 seats over the GT2s anway. But many do order the 3 level trim and like it, so this is just my personal take on it. --Bob
 

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I can't comment on the C8 specifically, but when I ordered my 2016 C7 Z06 I had the same dilemma. After studying the issue, I, too, came to the conclusion that the extra cost of the 3LZ package over the 2LZ brought you mostly (at least in the C7) cosmetic differences that did not materially affect the comfort, look or performance of the car, and that the 2LZ provided all the items over the 1LZ that I needed. And on a C8, I suspect I would prefer the GT1 seats over the GT2s anway. But many do order the 3 level trim and like it, so this is just my personal take on it. --Bob
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Am I missing something here. I don't see paying $4650 extra from a 2LT to a 3LT just because of the interior seat choice color. Paying for the GT2 seat on a 2LT and you are still ahead $3155. Is there something else that would be worth spending the extra cash? I could use this for accessories.

Thanks for the feedback

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Look at the coverage area of the interior color you are buying for each trim level. In the C7, in certain model years (it changed from year-to-year) there were HUGE differences in what areas were colored what based on the trim levels.
 

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Am I missing something here. I don't see paying $4650 extra from a 2LT to a 3LT just because of the interior seat choice color. Paying for the GT2 seat on a 2LT and you are still ahead $3155. Is there something else that would be worth spending the extra cash? I could use this for accessories.

Thanks for the feedback

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I had the same decision to make. I went with tech vs. the two tone seats. I got the GT2 seats (really comfortable), magnetological dampeners and the GPS lift kit. The lift kit is AMAZING. I destroyed two splitters on my C7 and haven't had one scrape on my C8 in a month.
 

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I had the same decision to make. I went with tech vs. the two tone seats. I got the GT2 seats (really comfortable), magnetological dampeners and the GPS lift kit. The lift kit is AMAZING. I destroyed two splitters on my C7 and haven't had one scrape on my C8 in a month.
Thanks! Sound good to me.
 

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The 3LT includes leather on the dash and doors, (and if you get a non-black interior color you get that color leather on the glove box and the area below the steering wheel) vs. "synthetic leather" on the 2LT. Also gets you microsuede on the A-pillars and roof liner. And a stitched (leather, I think) airbag cover instead of an unstitched plastic cover. Of course, the 3LT is mandatory if you want a dipped interior or the two-tone blue. The GT2 seats are identical in the 2LT or 3LT.

Is the extra leather and suede worth it? Up to each person to decide. I chose the 2LT with GT2 seats, two-tone, and suede seating surfaces.
 
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Wasn't worth it to me. I got the Jet black interior with Red Mist, the GT2 seats with microfiber. (IMO) so much more comfortable than an all leather seat... (along with being a HTC, black roof and nacelles and mirrors and spoiler, Z51, MRC, edge red calipers, Black wheels) The car was at my gasp factor of $89K... Just didn't want to spend $3K more for more black leather... Besides if I want microfiber pillars or roof parts, I'll do that later.. I'm very happy with all the parts I actually touch, and everything I look at is fine being Mulan...
 

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Awesome. Share pictures...sounds like you did great. Its hard to believe how in different places around the country dealerships are jacking prices over MSRP such as $10 for coup and $20K for convertibles.I am #7 on a list with a dealership that didn't mark over MSRP or request a deposit check>
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Those rascally marketing specialists at GM know exactly what they’re doing!!

I waffled for months between 3LT and 2LT on the C8 I just ordered. I finally came to the conclusion several of you did; the cost difference is too high for the cosmetic differences. Despite always getting 3LT on past Corvettes, I went 2LT w/GT2 seats. As someone else implied, the benefit bump from 1LT to 2LT is much bigger than the one from 2LT to 3LT with a similar cost increase between each level. The main difference were the GT1 vs GT2 seats and the seat upgrade was far less than the full trim upgrade.
 

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I have a 2LT C7, and I got the 3LT on my C8. Since the C8 had a more exotic look to it with the mid-engine design, I decided to get the high-end leather and suede appointments, as I wanted the closest to a European exotic that I could, and I'm glad I did. In the end, I will say the C8 interior far exceeds the C7 interior. Some of that is probably due to generation advancements, and some may be due to the 3LT vs. the 2LT. As others have said, it really depends on whether you think it's worth it for you for the extra leather. I will also say, that the leather quality between the 2LT and 3LT is an upgrade as well, even just on the seats.
 
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Look at the coverage area of the interior color you are buying for each trim level. In the C7, in certain model years (it changed from year-to-year) there were HUGE differences in what areas were colored what based on the trim levels.
Exactly, my 3LT comes with Napa leather that goes the whole length of the dashboard. 2LT corvettes come with a base cowhide that’s ok but there were a lotta options that came with the 3LT package.
 

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Exactly, my 3LT comes with Napa leather that goes the whole length of the dashboard. 2LT corvettes come with a base cowhide that’s ok but there were a lotta options that came with the 3LT package.
Actually, there's no actual statement from GM that the 3LT dash is Napa. The only place GM has stated is Napa are the seating inserts in the GT2 seats. Everything else they just call "leather."

This link would indicate and that the 2LT isn't leather at all. But none of this indicates whether the 3LT is Napa or Mulan.

https://www.trunkmonkeyparts.com/v-2...nel-components

This is from the actual GM parts database. Note part #3 "Upper pad." This is the top of the passenger side dash. It comes in a bunch of different colors, and in both leather and "TPO."

The solid colors Morello Red, Blue and Tan, which would only be found in a 3LT, are only available in leather. The two tone colors Black/tan and Black/Gray are available in both leather and TPO. Oddly, Black/Red is only listed in TPO and Black/black not listed at all, but I suspect that is just an oversight, since other AR and AR/black pieces are available in leather.

A Google search shows that TPO is "synthetic leather."

Flame-retardant environment-friendly TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) synthetic leather and preparation method thereof
CN105907323A - Flame-retardant environment-friendly TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) synthetic leather and preparation method thereof - Google Patents

So I think there's no question that the 2LT has "synthetic leather" and the 3LT "real leather." But whether that leather is Napa or Mulan we still have no solid proof one way or the other. But since GM calls out Napa on the seats, I think they would surely call it out on the other surfaces if that's what they are.
 

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I will also say, that the leather quality between the 2LT and 3LT is an upgrade as well, even just on the seats.
The GT2 seats are identical leather whether on 2LT or 3LT. Napa leather in the center seating surfaces, Mulan leather on the bolsters.
 

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That is really a great looking interior cmstinson (y) (y) (y)
 

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Here is a shot of the 3LT natural dipped on my Red Mist HTC. It is spectacular and draws a lot of attention.

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Looks awesome! Can you share more pictures seeing the Misty red paint job with the seats to get an overall contrast look. I am leaning on this instead of black leather.
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That is a really nice combination. The colors truly complement each other and I like the 'cleanness' of the body colored vents. Well done (y)
 
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