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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2019, 09:33:45 PM »
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2019, 02:04:20 PM »
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.
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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2019, 02:05:29 PM »
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2019, 02:16:37 PM »
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2019, 07:38:42 PM »
Must be a lot of geezers on this board because average age of vette owner is 61 yrs:

https://www.msn.com/g00/en-us/autos/news/what-do-current-corvette-owners-think-of-the-new-c8-stingray/ar-AAECvZP?item=personalization_enabled%3afalse&i10c.ua=5&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8%3d
The entire point of the article is that GM needs to attract younger buyers with the C8.  Maybe there are a bunch of geezers on this board.  Or maybe GM is succeeding.

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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2019, 10:11:11 PM »
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

Because Porsches are perfect. :)

They don't overheat on the track.  ;)
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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2019, 06:44:36 AM »
Do people even race Corvettes? To me they seem like show cars because if the demographics are correct from the article above, those guys are not tracking like USC does, hence no worries about overheating.

It looks like they are trying to address the mid-engine ventilation issues with a glass/vented hood cover, so maybe they want USC to buy one. :)
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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2019, 01:34:28 PM »
Lots of people took Corvettes to the tracks and that's how we learns about the overheat issue.  The Corvette actually is pretty popular track car but just not in California.  It is relatively cheap, cheap to maintain and Chevrolet don't void warranty if one take the car to track.

And to crash a $60-80k Corvette on the track is a lot easy on your wallet than to crash a $150k+ Porsche GT3. 

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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2019, 01:39:24 PM »
Lots of people took Corvettes to the tracks and that's how we learns about the overheat issue.  The Corvette actually is pretty popular track car but just not in California.  It is relatively cheap, cheap to maintain and Chevrolet don't void warranty if one take the car to track.

And to crash a $60-80k Corvette on the track is a lot easy on your wallet than to crash a $150k+ Porsche GT3.

Problem solved modified civic or something similar  ;) lol

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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2019, 12:05:24 PM »
I heard Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa will have the new C8 Corvette on display in August 1 and 2, 11 am until 7 pm.

I'll drop by after work to check it out. 

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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2019, 05:17:42 PM »
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

Because Porsches are perfect. :)

They don't overheat on the track.  ;)

We need a track in OC..

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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2019, 07:29:25 PM »
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

Because Porsches are perfect. :)

They don't overheat on the track.  ;)

We need a track in OC..

Oh I wish we could have a track somewhere in the OC, but if they built one they'd probably set the DB sound limit to below 90db so the only cars on track would be electric cars.  haha
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Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2019, 11:42:13 AM »
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

Because Porsches are perfect. :)

They don't overheat on the track.  ;)

We need a track in OC..

Oh I wish we could have a track somewhere in the OC, but if they built one they'd probably set the DB sound limit to below 90db so the only cars on track would be electric cars.  haha

Where do you track your car? I have just a stock Fiat 124 Spider (aka a Fiat Miata) but took it on a track last month and was hooked. Irwindale? Willow Springs?

 

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