yeah, you're definetly right about there being a market for a 100k plus corvette, but what I hear is the ss will be under 100k, but making a C6 supercar will not warrant it being a whole other generation, there has never been two generations in the same model year. But I don't think when the SS is produced it will affect the C6 base price, it will just be another supercar available like the C2's when the big block came out it was just another performance option.AndresZL1 said:The idea of having two generations of Corvette available at the same time would make sense to me. One reason is that Chevy needs a high end Corvette since the Z06s seem to be selling very well and many buyers are purchasing more than one. There is a market for a $100k+ Corvette (although higher fuel prices may make me eat those words). Another reason is if Chevy produces a SS Corvette or C7 (even under another name), they would still cater to the Corvette base by offering the C6 while still maintaining the value. Look at what happened to the C5 when the C6 was released. In my area, the price for a new C5 dropped 10% off MSRP within a few months after C6 shipped to dealers.
If anyone had a C5 to trade in for a C6 or trying to sell after the C6 debut, they might have evidence to support or dispute this claim.
Result: build a C7 world-class exotic fighter and keep the C6 for the people that can afford a Corvette now and allow current C6 owners to maintain the value of their investment.
yeah, I totally agree, that's why I bought a brand new 06' cause I wasn't really worried about the depreciation, it's very minimal with a corvette, I know I will have no problem selling next year for 50k, and I'll be able to get the GS convertible I want, and a C5 Z06, although I love my car I don't really see it being a collector of high value in the future, and I think the C5's are the most ground breaking generation of vettes since the C2, the technology jumped leaps and bounds from the C4, and the C5 Z06 was almost revoutionary for the domestic sports car the ZR-1 was a high performer but the price was just ridiculous, not the C5 Z06, you could almost buy two Z06's for one ZR-1 with comparable performance, in some areas better.RedBarchetta said:The beauty of Corvettes is that if well maintained, any generation holds considerable resale value.
I own a C5 04' MSG verte that I purchased after the 05' C6 was introduced. I decided on the C5 primarily because the deal was so good and secondly because I loved the color.
The other day while running errands a man approached me after seeing me park the car. He gave me his business card and asked me to call him first when I decide to trade/sell. He wants to buy a C6 Z06 next year, however told me he always liked the lines of the C5 and "really liked the color" of my car.
I agree that a 4 or 5-year run (2005-2008/2009?) is short, however I think my timing will be right to choose between 3 generations of nice Vettes. (Since I might already have a buyer lined up). :laughing:
I would suggest if able to get your slot now with your dealer. I just got mine in like I have for my 405 and 505 Z06.fdsjr said:How far along in the process to you think GM is now in the process of making the C7? I know no one knows for sure but I dont have a clue so a guess would be cool. Its due in 2009, and will come out end of 2008 right?
The post below was first made on digitalcorvettes.com on 02-10-2004 at 06:32 PMfdsjr said:How far along in the process to you think GM is now in the process of making the C7? I know no one knows for sure but I dont have a clue so a guess would be cool. Its due in 2009, and will come out end of 2008 right?
I would love to see a Corvette like this,I think it would be a instant hit.I think the Porsche 911 idea sucks,we already have three versions (vert,coupe,Z06) of the C6. An exotic body like the Cien,would fit a 100k Vette perfectly.palmeter said:
5 to 7 years--:agree:. I'm not sure its such a good idea to divide the Corvette's limited development resources between two platforms. Besides, the mid-engine layout tends not to be very practical, which is a Corvette strength that I'd like to see continue. Personally, I'd rather see a front engined Corvette beat the supersnob cars from Europe. If Chevy can manage to move 55% of the Corvette's mass over its rear tires, which I think they could, how much extra real-world benefit would you get by switching to mid-engine (and losing the trunk, leg room, and possibly some of the affordability).DOC7000 said:I think that they only planned to have the C6 in production for 5-7 years, so 2010-2012 is when Im expecting to see the C7 Corvette.