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as per the start of production for the 2008 model year and are subject to change throughout the year!

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I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have and we can begin wrapping up those 2008 orders now!:thumbsup:
 

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as per the start of production for the 2008 model year and are subject to change throughout the year!

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I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have and we can begin wrapping up those 2008 orders now!:thumbsup:
Thanks so much for the pricing...I went ahead and ordered on 5/24 - just got allocation on my order this morning as a matter of fact (would have ordered from you, but we have a family Chevy dealership!)...
Anyway, I do have one question...why in the HELL is the 4LT package so much?!!! I about fell over!:thud: I thought it was the same as the 3LT just with the added leather dash and color combo...but $3500 for the convertible?!! WOW...wish I hadn't ordered it and saved that money for a TT kit!!
Just curious...
 

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Thanks so much for the pricing...I went ahead and ordered on 5/24 - just got allocation on my order this morning as a matter of fact (would have ordered from you, but we have a family Chevy dealership!)...
Anyway, I do have one question...why in the HELL is the 4LT package so much?!!! I about fell over!:thud: I thought it was the same as the 3LT just with the added leather dash and color combo...but $3500 for the convertible?!! WOW...wish I hadn't ordered it and saved that money for a TT kit!!
Just curious...
no real comments just yet as I too am soaking it all in.
Thanks for the consideration though on the order.

I find sometimes the family thing to be good...and sometimes bad...soudns like yours will be OK...but there will also be a time that your family's store cannot assist someone that just loves your car....now you know where they can go and we'll take great care of them.

Your dealer should inform you...you can still change your order...NO 4LT CARS HAVE BEEN PROCESSED.....note: if he got his allocation, yes he has to order a car, regardless....which means it may have been the only allocation they had to assist you....TA DAAAA, enter the internet and a specialist nationwide dealer...CorvetteConti here at EVS:D :D :D

Again, if things go south, because it is not a matter of simply having a sold order, you must have earned allocation. I appreciate your post and I think of us are questioning GM's leather wrap slap!
 

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how many total corvettes do you sell on average per month? just curious...
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never enough.....the question is how many do we sell as a store and how many do we sell for other stores, by simply doing our jobs and keeping folks informed on the net...

That's why GM needs.......ahhhh, I'll save that for another time....;)

It's a blast staying busy and involed with a car and it's customer that has so much heritage, really is....I enjoy work everyday and the stories and conversations I have with you folks.
 

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Thus a loaded Vert will list for over 71K vs 67 last year. 3500 for leather wrap seens high but most all of us have not seen it in person.
 

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Thus a loaded Vert will list for over 71K vs 67 last year. 3500 for leather wrap seens high but most all of us have not seen it in person.
its' no doubt GM is trying to appeal as an upscale sports car..everyway and anyway they can. We certainly have something to talk about

This interior is hot....but the $$$ I think gets away from the value story - again I am speaking out of turn and not knowing all that goes into that, but at face value, we all are shocked....

Easy there GM...remember, your speech on the factory line during the tour...."all these Corvettes are sold..." sure they are...to dealers....now we have to assist in making a dream come true for someones driveway.

A certain GM exec will remember my conversation last year...

Let's look at the big picture.
 

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It looks to me what GM has done with the new 2008 pricing is add the cost of $695 for the Onstar to the base price an added another $1,000 price increase which is what the preliminary reports suggested they would do.

I also noticed that they dropped the price for the 3LT package about $450 which makes that a good deal. All other options remained the same.

My feeling on the wheels offered is that the standard wheel is to me the best option because there is no extra cost for it, it looked great on the pace car, and an aftermarket chrome job would be awesome vs the same chrome wheel on the 06 and 07.
 

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Hey Rick, I have a couple questions for you. Im in the market for a 2005... maybe a 2006 vette. Do you have any on the lot and if you dont, do you have the means of getting one? Also, (since youre just so trust worthy :)) when would be the best time to buy one.... when the 08 model comes out and the dealerships need to make room for the 08's, or at the end of the year when the price drops for tax purposes?

Just for reference here is what im looking for 05-06 Mag Red(First Choice) or Machine Silver, with black interior, (Atleast) 2LT, Navi, and Z-51.

Thanks, Shane
 

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Rick, thanks so much for all you do for the Corvette community. I saw your pricing link on GMInsideNews today and smiled when it's a buddy from DC (you) breaking the news about 2008 pricing.:partyon: I also gave your site props/a link on a blog I write for in an opinion piece about the pricing (I won't link it here, though).

Anyway, it looks like the 4LT option is $3500 on top of the 3LT. Motor Trend, in its infinite accuracy, predicted it would be $4000 to $5000, but they said that even those prices it would be worth it (they've driven a 2008 with it). The base price of the 2008 coupe went up by about 2%, which isn't bad considering you're getting standard OnStar and XM, and 7.5% more standard horsepower (430 vs. 400).

Basically, if I'm lucky enough to be able to buy a new one next year (and discounts are as good as they are at the end of the 2007 model year - $7000 off 3LT coupes and $8000 off 3LT convertibles - I'd happily pay an extra $920 for the better engine. The price of a 3LT coupe with destination goes from $50,020 to $50,500, which is only a 0.9% increase.

Good job GM for continuing to build a [relatively] affordable sports car! :D The 4LT interior is expensive, but nobody's holding a gun to buyers' heads saying they need to check every option box. I'm personally very happy with 3LT's interior, so I'd sooner save my money. If I had more money, and it was no object, sure, I love the leather dash.

Glad to hear you're settling in nicely. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hopefully be able to call you sometime next summer.:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the news! Any chance on GMS pricing? You can PM me if you wish.

I'd appreciate a breakdown but coupe 3lt, z51, 45u if it helps. tia :thumbsup:
 

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Rick, thanks so much for all you do for the Corvette community. I saw your pricing link on GMInsideNews today and smiled when it's a buddy from DC (you) breaking the news about 2008 pricing.:partyon: I also gave your site props/a link on a blog I write for in an opinion piece about the pricing (I won't link it here, though).

Anyway, it looks like the 4LT option is $3500 on top of the 3LT. Motor Trend, in its infinite accuracy, predicted it would be $4000 to $5000, but they said that even those prices it would be worth it (they've driven a 2008 with it). The base price of the 2008 coupe went up by about 2%, which isn't bad considering you're getting standard OnStar and XM, and 7.5% more standard horsepower (430 vs. 400).

Basically, if I'm lucky enough to be able to buy a new one next year (and discounts are as good as they are at the end of the 2007 model year - $7000 off 3LT coupes and $8000 off 3LT convertibles - I'd happily pay an extra $920 for the better engine. The price of a 3LT coupe with destination goes from $50,020 to $50,500, which is only a 0.9% increase.

Good job GM for continuing to build a [relatively] affordable sports car! :D The 4LT interior is expensive, but nobody's holding a gun to buyers' heads saying they need to check every option box. I'm personally very happy with 3LT's interior, so I'd sooner save my money. If I had more money, and it was no object, sure, I love the leather dash.

Glad to hear you're settling in nicely. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hopefully be able to call you sometime next summer.:thumbsup:
Thanks, wow, did not know that...the GM insider guys are cool - that I much appreciated.


You have some very good observations on the new price structure. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the support - you guys are awesome man!:D
 

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...Anyway, I do have one question...why in the HELL is the 4LT package so much?!!! I about fell over!:thud: I thought it was the same as the 3LT just with the added leather dash and color combo...but $3500 for the convertible?!! WOW...wish I hadn't ordered it and saved that money for a TT kit!!
Just curious...
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Thanks for the news! Any chance on GMS pricing? You can PM me if you wish.

I'd appreciate a breakdown but coupe 3lt, z51, 45u if it helps. tia :thumbsup:
I am putting together a list..I will be listing my thoughts on GMS, GMID, GSU pricing in another thread later today.

I can offer GM pricing with your auth #...and you are not sent to the end of an order line....let's do business guys!
 

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Thanks so much for the pricing...I went ahead and ordered on 5/24 - just got allocation on my order this morning as a matter of fact (would have ordered from you, but we have a family Chevy dealership!)...
Anyway, I do have one question...why in the HELL is the 4LT package so much?!!! I about fell over!:thud: I thought it was the same as the 3LT just with the added leather dash and color combo...but $3500 for the convertible?!! WOW...wish I hadn't ordered it and saved that money for a TT kit!!
Just curious...
Don't complain...a replacement real leather dashboard for my new Ford GT costs $18,000. On the new car, the dual painted stripe was a $5,350 option; the optional radio was $4,000; optional forged BBS lightweight wheels were $3,500; and red-painted brake calipers cost $750. Plus, the car had a gas guzzler tax of $2,100. The Corvette and its options are a still bargain.
 

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I am putting together a list..I will be listing my thoughts on GMS, GMID, GSU pricing in another thread later today.

I can offer GM pricing with your auth #...and you are not sent to the end of an order line....let's do business guys!
Thanks for the quick response :thumbsup: I appreciate the honesty, I actually already tried to contact you and spoke with a nice associate of your while you were away (congrats btw). Long story short, I'll be in touch. :cheers:
 

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$70k I wish

I really wish we had these prices here in the UK. Basically, change the $ to £, and keep the same number, that's what we pay for the same car! So at nearly $2 to the £ you can see how we pay almost double. Same as our gas prices, equate to about $9 a gallon now, so running my C3, at 16 to the gallon is a pricey drive, but I still do it!
Don't u just love capitalizm??
 

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Thanks for the quick response :thumbsup: I appreciate the honesty, I actually already tried to contact you and spoke with a nice associate of your while you were away (congrats btw). Long story short, I'll be in touch. :cheers:
WONDERFUL....& thank-you...If you need anything, please let me know. Also great to hear you are being well taken care by our EVS team, I need to know that too. Eric has given me big sheos to fill here, but I love every minute of it!
 

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Don't complain...a replacement real leather dashboard for my new Ford GT costs $18,000. On the new car, the dual painted stripe was a $5,350 option; the optional radio was $4,000; optional forged BBS lightweight wheels were $3,500; and red-painted brake calipers cost $750. Plus, the car had a gas guzzler tax of $2,100. The Corvette and its options are a still bargain.
yea but a GT costs almost half the price of the corvette.
 
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