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Based on your ownership of other Corvettes (or other sports type cars) how long will you keep your new C-7? Will the availability of other increased capability models drive your decision to keep or sell your current car?
 

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My future C7 will be my last sport car and I will keep it as long as me and my wife will be able to go in and out of it without help :cool: (or until my brain will not be as a pudding)

I would add also that those will be the reasons for what I will appreciate 10x more the times I will drive it.
 

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My future C7 will be my last sport car and I will keep it as long as me and my wife will be able to go in and out of it without help :cool: (or until my brain will not be as a pudding)
Kind of my plan with mine as well SwisStingray. Once she's paid for I'm retiring, so I don't see another in the books, at least for now.
 

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I have been wondering the same thing Chip. By the time it's paid off, the C8 might be on showroom floors! The car does everything I want a sports car to do. If I were to ever get rid of it, the replacement would need to be quite special. I'll probably hang on to it at least for the next eight years.
 

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How about you?
I was planning to order a 2015 about now, but a pending move to Fla. next spring caused me to hold off until I work that out. Having said that, whenever I do that deal I suspect I will hang on to it for a pretty good while.
 

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I have a friend who wants to buy my 2015 C7 that has not arrived yet so probably will wait and see what the C8 looks like before I decide to sell.
 

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Good question. I don't typically plan in advance as to when I might sell one of my cars. Historically it has been driven by a myriad of factors including where I am in 'life' at the time, my driving interests (for example, do I want to have a manual or an auto, neutral balanced sports car or tourer, etc.), what grabs my attention in a new car (as did the styling of the Stingray), etc. I truly like every aspect of RedHot from design, to power, to handling, to capabilities, to driving enjoyment and do not for the foreseeable future anticipate growing tired of it. :cool:
 
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I think a really long time as long as it (or we ;)) don't have any technical issues.

We have two daily drivers that will change as the years pass, but I can't see getting rid of the weekend fun car unless something newer came along that we REALLY needed to have. It will be well loved and last a long time. Plus, the more Vette friends we make, the less likely we'd want to part hanging out with them either!
 

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We have always bought a second year of each Corvette generation, kept it until the second year of the next generation. We have one Corvette at a time. Our 2006 Z06 will be sold next month, after nine fantastic years (and we will be Vette-less until our 2015 Z arrives).
 

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Because mine is clear I could trade but I always keep the Corvette for 4 years. Its been my history with the Corvette and the Suburban also on a 4 year cycle. The only time I would change early is if I had complex problems with the vehicle or me or a wreck repair that looked less than good. So its a new vette in 2018 and a new Suburban in 2016. The Suburban is a good bet I will trade but I will be 81 in 2018. The vette may be a dream in 2018 but who knows? Charlie aka cutnout
 

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I keep cars minimum 10 years, so maybe in 10 years from now I may sell and buy the hybrid C11 :eek:
 
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My wife says we are keeping the vette FOREVER... As this will be my last new sports car, Haha! I'd like to think this one is going to be handed down to one of my boys when they are fathers, the other one can have the 61 caddy.
 
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I normally keep new cars around 10 years unless they are very troublesome. In 10 years, who knows what I will want? I don't.
 

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I average about 7 years on a new car. But, for the C7, I'm no where near ready to think about my next weekend car. I am still pinching myself every time I get in and drive it.
 
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I usually trade in when a new generation comes out, but I'll probably be near retirement age when the C8's arrive. Will be a tough decision to make as we plan on relocating upon retirement. If I get the feeling the C7 is going to be my last one, I may add a supercharger mid-cycle for a little Stingray invigoration, or if a monetary windfall heads my way, a Z06.
 

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I usually cycle my primary vehicles every 2 or 3 years depending on the market and the new vehicle landscape. My recreational vehicles have no set timetable.

My guesstimate on the 2014 is 2-4 years depending on what they do with new features assuming I stick with the brand. I have no allegiance to the Corvette brand so GM will need to work to keep my business.
 
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