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Hello everyone,

I am a new guy, with almost no knowledge of Corvettes, but I have a desire to buy a new 2008 Corvette. My problem is I have not found a place to test drive an existing late model, to determine if I might like Corvettes.

In 1978, I rode in a friend's 1970 Corvette that rode very rough. Because of this, I decided I did not like Corvettes. I later purchased a 1982 Mazda RX-7 that I greatly liked. I kept it eight years, and gave it to my daughter.


I tried test-driving a car at both a "new car" dealership and a "pre-owned" dealership. Neither seemed really interested in allowing me to test drive a car without somewhat of a verbal committiment to purchase. One dealer said his new Corvettes are delievered from the factory with .2 tenth of a mile showing on the speedometer and he implied that no one wants to purchase a new Corvette with more than that showing. The manager of a pre-owned dealership was driving a pre-owned 2006 model from the lot, but could not find the time to bring the key from a building next door where he was to his sales-agent "unless he is really interested in buying".

Nevertheless, I live in Texas; am a 65-year old male; and I am getting ready to retire next year. Any suggestions will be welcome. Thanks in advance. Meanwhile, I look foward to chatting with you.
 

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Welcome to DC and the never ending fun of Corvette ownership. Today's Corvette's ride totally different than the one you rode in before. No, they don't ride like a Caddy, because they aren't! They are the ultimate American sports/muscle car, but ride very nicely!!

My dealer allowed me to not only test drive my car before buying it, but to take it home over night! Walk away from those dealers who don't want to deal with you, and find a dealer that does. It will be well worth it! YOU'LL LOVE IT!!!! Got to be one in Texas somewhere. :laughing:

Hope to see photos of your new Corvette when you get it!
 

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I agree - search for a dealer who will let you take it for a drive. It's not like you're an 18-year-old kid who just wants a free Corvette ride (not that there's anything wrong with that!). You will be impressed.

Keep us posted. In the meantime, can any of our Texas members help the guy out?
 

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Welcome to DC...Good luck on your Quest...
 

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Hello from the DC this is a great site. If you want to know about vettes check it out here. I have a 06 Zo6 these cars are high teck and fun to drive I'am 60 years yong. I have had vettes sense 1970. But these are the best.:partyon:
 

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Welcome to DC wrogers! :cheers:

I hope someone can jump in and correct me if I'm wrong......

I think every Corvette that rolls off the assembly line goes through a bump, squeek and rattle (BSR) test. Then they take it for a spin around the plant. All that has to total at least .5 to a mile. If they all go through that test there's no way you can get one w/ .2 on the od. The BSR test alone is at least .2, anyone that's been to the plant could testify to that.
 

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Welcome to DC and the never ending fun of Corvette ownership. Today's Corvette's ride totally different than the one you rode in before. No, they don't ride like a Caddy, because they aren't! They are the ultimate American sports/muscle car, but ride very nicely!!

My dealer allowed me to not only test drive my car before buying it, but to take it home over night! Walk away from those dealers who don't want to deal with you, and find a dealer that does. It will be well worth it! YOU'LL LOVE IT!!!! Got to be one in Texas somewhere. :laughing:

Hope to see photos of your new Corvette when you get it!
:agree: with Bill (especially about the dealing part) and Welcome from SC !!!!!!!!! How bout dem Gamecocks !!!!!!!!!!
 
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