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Old 02-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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You could have bought a Corvette

OK, I have only had my car a few months, when I bought it, nobody new about it except my wife and I. As I slowly let others know I sometimes get the same comment…..You Could Have Bought A Vette For That Price!!!

Well, I did not want a vette, it is a 2 seater, not a 4 seater…I like the looks of a vette but the Camaros retro design looks so much better. I looked at some Corvettes, and yes for the price could have bought one, but found the exact Camaro I have been wishing for since 10, with the options, color and interior. Could not be happier.

Any of you guys get the same comments?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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I definitely could not buy a Vette for what I paid on my used SS.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:18 AM   #3
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #4
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Actually you could have bought a lot of vehicles....a used RV, two or three Corollas maybe. The fact is you bought what you wanted. If someone says that to you don't be ashamed to say you bought just what you wanted.

Keep in mind most people are really good at spending other people's money.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #5
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If a Camaro and a Corvette had the same price tag, I'd go Camaro any day. I like the style, the passenger capability, even the "Camaro mystique" (although I lost a bet to my wife, and my punishment was a LIFETIME ban on mullet privileges... damnit. At least I still have Def Leppard...). The Vette might be faster, and may outperform the Camaro at the upper limits in many ways... but, sometimes, just because something might cost more, it may not be the thing that I desire the most.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #6
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Who cares what others say or think. It's your money. Don't understand someone saying that you could have bought a Corvette for the price that you paid for the Camaro? Perhaps used Corvette. Since you are happy with your Camaro drive on and enjoy the ride.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #7
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Used vette in the price range I picked up my used SS for would have had > 80k miles, my used SS is absolutely mint with 20k miles, plus it has 4 seats, and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:30 AM   #8
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Please tell me what vett you could have bought for the same price as your SS. Maybe a used one. I paid 38 thousand back in 2010. People have no clue
same could be said for you.
Some of these SS cars are well into the upper 40s and low 50s

My dusk sticker was $49.5k

Even at invoice it was over 44

Used low mileage grand sports can be had in that range with ease.

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:33 AM   #9
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well, you could answer like this:

i love camaro, why?
it's a guy thing you wouldn't understand it
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:36 AM   #10
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At my dealership, they had at least one new Corvette selling in the low fifties and several Camaros selling for the high forties or more, so his story makes sense to me.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:41 AM   #11
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same could be said for you.
Some of these SS cars are well into the upper 40s and low 50s

My dusk sticker was $49.5k

Even at invoice it was over 44

Used low mileage grand sports can be had in that range with ease.

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don't know about anyone else, but I sure as hell won't pay $40k-$50k for a used car..

especially a sports car like a Vette, that you know some idiot beat the hell out of while he had it. Or worse a lease return where the owner didn't feel it was their responsibility to maintain it because it wasn't theirs.

$25K is tops for me on a used vehicle, I would rather take the initial resale hit on new knowing that it has no prior abuse history and has it's full warranty.

I've bought several lease returns and second hand cars over the years, and I can tell you every one of them was plagued with problems. Only had 1 new car that had major issues and that was my own damn fault for buying a first model year version from Ford..
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:43 AM   #12
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:44 AM   #13
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I have a superpower which allows me to tune out stupidity and illogical thinking, so that comment would have gone right through my ears and I wouldn't have wasted any time pondering or justifying it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:44 AM   #14
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Camaro > Corvette
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:45 AM   #15
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If vette is same price new.. I will go for a vette.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:45 AM   #16
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Camaro > Corvette
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:49 AM   #17
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Screw em! You could have bought a truck load of pencils too. All that matters is that you got what you wanted. Let them go buy a Corvette.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:51 AM   #18
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Maybe if you'd bought a ZL1, but no..you couldn't have bought a Corvette (new) for what you paid for your SS.
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don't know about anyone else, but I sure as hell won't pay $40k-$50k for a used car..

especially a sports car like a Vette, that you know some idiot beat the hell out of while he had it. Or worse a lease return where the owner didn't feel it was their responsibility to maintain it because it wasn't theirs.

$25K is tops for me on a used vehicle, I would rather take the initial resale hit on new knowing that it has no prior abuse history and has it's full warranty.

I've bought several lease returns and second hand cars over the years, and I can tell you every one of them was plagued with problems. Only had 1 new car that had major issues and that was my own damn fault for buying a first model year version from Ford..
until this car I had never ever bought new.
Used is too attractive.
Get alot more car for the money.
Never had any problems ever.

Cobras vettes stangs trans ams etc.
Even my last jap car my Infiniti was used.

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:01 PM   #20
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I'd just tell them, "with my credit rating I could have bought two Corvettes, his and her's. But I wanted this car. You go buy a vette."
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #21
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Yes you can buy a brand new corvette cheaper. This place has ten of them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2013-...#ht_1002wt_948
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:07 PM   #22
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Actually you could have bought a lot of vehicles....a used RV, two or three Corollas maybe. The fact is you bought what you wanted. If someone says that to you don't be ashamed to say you bought just what you wanted.

Keep in mind most people are really good at spending other people's money.
Exactly, look at the clowns in Washington DC.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:08 PM   #23
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If i was to buy a Vette it will be the '14.
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Yes you can buy a brand new corvette cheaper. This place has ten of them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2013-...#ht_1002wt_948

Holy crap..
42K? for a 13 GS that is lower than nearly all the 2SS/RS packages on the lots we went to.

man.. that is a screaming price.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:17 PM   #25
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Dealerships have been dropping prices $10-$12k on the Corvette's but the only one near the SS price range was the 2LT.

2LT went from $56k to $45k.

3LT went from $70k to $58k.

A 427 1SA went from $83k to $75.

All were new.
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