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try2pas
04-03-12, 07:45 PM
I would like to buy a new 2012 Grand Sport Coupe at a good price. I tried JeffHardy.com and got no cars at all. I am willing to go anywhere to pick it up in person. Any one got a "favorite" dealer for me to try?

vett boy
04-03-12, 07:55 PM
If I we're going to buy one I'd order just what I wanted from MacMulkin and pick it up at the museum .That way you get exactly the color and options .

XLR8
04-04-12, 12:57 AM
MacMulkin Chevrolet is a Supporting Dealer here on the Corvette Action Center and they frequently post threads about in-stock Grand Sports:

http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/c6-dealer-inventory/130247-huge-discounts-stock-inbound-1-2lt-gs-coupes-macmulkin-chevrolet.html

There's even a thread recently posted by a member that just purchased a GS from them and was very happy with the transaction:

http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/2010-2013-grand-sport-corvette/130500-2012-grand-sport-coupe.html

Good luck!
:wJane Ann

Flying C6-R
04-07-12, 11:09 PM
Please try Rick Hendrick in Buford, Ga. I researched so many dealerships and received the best deal for the 2012 Centennial Grand Sport I purchased. Call Joe Marasal and give him a try. 770-945-4981 They also have 50 corvettes at that location. It was the easiest purchase I made.
Good Luck

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rkoblin
05-07-12, 01:32 PM
Try Bruce Glueck Chevrolet in Jasper Florida. 386.792.1111 ask for Larry. They only order them for you and thety give GM EP plus any rebates. No Doc fees. Gave a price over the phone. Best price I found and no games. They have a website also, just google them.

Rich- Aiken, SC

midyearroadster427
05-07-12, 04:09 PM
I would have to second MacMulkin Chevrolet with Tommy Jr. or Ron. I have purchased 4 vehicles from them in the past. I researched all the big name dealers and he beat every price quoted me first time....He deal with a lot of out of state buyers and is very familiar with doing deals like that. When you deal with Tommy Jr...you are dealing with the owner not the salesman....there must be a reason he is close to becoming the number one dealer in sales in the country...thats corvette sales not combined. if you check out the posts on this forum or the other forum..you will not find any negative feedback what so ever..so that is something. good luck.

i10fwy
05-08-12, 12:04 PM
Although I have no experience with Macmulkin they sure seem to want our business here at CAC. Their prices seem fantastic. Don't settle when spending that much, buy exactly what you want!

:beer

mtdriver
05-10-12, 09:59 PM
Tommy Jr at MacMulkin had the best number and provided exceptional service when I purchased my new Grandsport last fall. It was the best car buying experience I've ever had.

Hib Halverson
05-10-12, 10:25 PM
About two weeks ago I bought a Z06 from Tom Henry Chevrolet in Bakerstown PA. I got a great deal on the car and the after-sale service was outstanding.

The day my Wife and I plcked up our car, there was a really nice, Grand Sport coupe sitting in the showroom next to our car. It was Supersonic Blue Metallic, 3LT, auto, paddle shift, chrome wheels.

I didn't notice the price but if the deal we got on our Z06 was any clue, I bet Henry Chevy would make a nice deal on a new GS.

Tom Henry Chevrolet (http://www.tomhenrychevrolet.com)
Tom Henry Racing (http://www.tomhenryracing.com)

1analguy
06-01-12, 03:36 AM
From what I've seen in my recent searches, if you want a GS without chrome wheels, you're going to have to order it. The dealers seem to order all their in-stock GSs with that option...

2 Timer
06-21-12, 10:27 PM
I would like to buy a new 2012 Grand Sport Coupe at a good price. I tried JeffHardy.com and got no cars at all. I am willing to go anywhere to pick it up in person. Any one got a "favorite" dealer for me to try?

I just joined, so I might be a little late to help. Have you purchased yet? If not, I highly recommend the #1 Corvette dealer in Ohio and # 5 in the nation, Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala (coughlinautomotive.com). They have a huge stock of new 2012 Corvettes. I have purchased or have been directly involved in the referral and purchase of approximately 25 vehilcles from them within the past three years. You could expect approximately $9000 to $12000 off MSRP. Contact Terry Goodin @ 740-964-9191. I just traded my 2011 GS for an ordered 2013 GS for less than $9000 out the door (tax, title, documentation fees, etc.).

Rob
06-22-12, 07:45 AM
I just joined, so I might be a little late to help. Have you purchased yet? If not, I highly recommend the #1 Corvette dealer in Ohio and # 5 in the nation, Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala (coughlinautomotive.com). They have a huge stock of new 2012 Corvettes. I have purchased or have been directly involved in the referral and purchase of approximately 25 vehilcles from them within the past three years. You could expect approximately $9000 to $12000 off MSRP. Contact Terry Goodin @ 740-964-9191. I just traded my 2011 GS for an ordered 2013 GS for less than $9000 out the door (tax, title, documentation fees, etc.).My suggestion would be to go to one of the dealers that is a Supporting Dealer here first, since they pay to advertise here and help support the site.

Right now, MacMulkin Chevrolet in Nashua, NH has been the longest Supporting Dealer at the Corvette Action Center. You can view their web site at MacMulkin Chevrolet Cadillac in Nashua | Manchester Chevrolet Cadillac | New Hampshire & Lowell (http://www.macmulkin.net)

If you're interested in one of their cars, give them a call and let them know you are a Corvette Action Center member.

1analguy
09-14-12, 02:39 AM
My suggestion would be to go to one of the dealers that is a Supporting Dealer here first, since they pay to advertise here and help support the site.

Right now, MacMulkin Chevrolet in Nashua, NH has been the longest Supporting Dealer at the Corvette Action Center. You can view their web site at MacMulkin Chevrolet Cadillac in Nashua | Manchester Chevrolet Cadillac | New Hampshire & Lowell (http://www.macmulkin.net)

If you're interested in one of their cars, give them a call and let them know you are a Corvette Action Center member.

The few of us who don't live on the East coast might like to try a closer dealer first...

tankman
09-14-12, 06:49 AM
Analdude-
I commend you on your choice of a new GS. With all the model options avialable I also find myself shopping for a new GS! There is a local deler here in Mi called Fox Chevrolet that has 3 or 4 GS's in stock, and I thinnk a couple of 427's too. Mi is a lot closer than East coast to Wi. I don't have any feedback on the dealer but the salesman seemed helpful when I was there.
If you'd like some pics of one you see online, let me know, it's on my wway home!


Good Luck
Tank

1analguy
09-14-12, 02:39 PM
Jeez, that's really a generous offer, and thanks so much...but I wouldn't put you through the trouble. And, as you'll see below...there's a fair chance that I may have already seen them. Michigan would be way better than the East coast, for sure.

I'm starting to get a bit nervous about getting the car that I want. I've been on AutoTrader and Cars.com searching through most of new 2012 and 2013 GS stick-shift coupes that are sitting at dealers all over the country, and I've yet to see one that's close enough to what I want (a white 4LT with most of the goodies, but without the blue interior). For one thing, having looked at well over a thousand candidates, I've not seen one that has the Dark Titanium Leather Wrapped interior that I want. They've offered that interior for a while now, so they must be selling them, but apparently none of the dealers will order it. So, it looks like I'll have to order a car...but according to one of the Corvette plant threads elsewhere on CAC, the deadline for an individual to order a car is only about a week away now and I'm having trouble getting the couple of places that I've contacted to return my call, even though I've made it plain that I'm ready to order. With the timing the way it is, it's going to be close, if it happens at all. I haven't tried the East coast places yet, as the logistics of delivery may prove problematic.

catbert
09-14-12, 06:19 PM
If you're popping big bucks for a 4LT, why worry about the location of the dealer. Find the dealer with an allocation and the best price and get museum delivery. Problem solved.:happyanim: The guy who sold me my GS has a couple of dozen allocations in his pocket, and others probably do too. I worked out my purchase entirely on the net and phone.

1analguy
09-19-12, 02:16 AM
Regarding dealer responses...I got a prompt, aggressive quote from Coughlin/OH (even though they were "pulling their hair out" at the time), and never received replies from either MacMulkin/NH or Kerbeck/NJ. While I was waiting for the those other two quotes (that never came), I had time to think through my situation...and finally decided to drop the whole idea. While I could move on a car now, I could sure use more room in my garage...so I'm going to get my C4 GS ready for sale first. After it's gone, then I can devote all my efforts to finding a clean low-mileage CPO C6 GS...

2 Timer
09-23-12, 11:36 PM
Regarding dealer responses...I got a prompt, aggressive quote from Coughlin/OH (even though they were "pulling their hair out" at the time), and never received replies from either MacMulkin/NH or Kerbeck/NJ. While I was waiting for the those other two quotes (that never came), I had time to think through my situation...and finally decided to drop the whole idea. While I could move on a car now, I could sure use more room in my garage...so I'm going to get my C4 GS ready for sale first. After it's gone, then I can devote all my efforts to finding a clean low-mileage CPO C6 GS...

1analguy, I will be trading my 2013 White-Cashmere/Ebony 3Lt GS in at Coughlin/Ohio next month when my new Cyber Grey one comes in. Less than 2,200 miles with all the goodies. I can send pics if you would like. Just something to think about! If your interested, call Terry Goodin @ Coughlin Chevrolet (740-964-9191). Anyways, I hope you can get your C4 sold and find your dream Vet.

1analguy
10-01-12, 02:41 AM
1analguy, I will be trading my 2013 White-Cashmere/Ebony 3Lt GS in at Coughlin/Ohio next month when my new Cyber Grey one comes in. Less than 2,200 miles with all the goodies. I can send pics if you would like. Just something to think about! If your interested, call Terry Goodin @ Coughlin Chevrolet (740-964-9191). Anyways, I hope you can get your C4 sold and find your dream Vet.

Thanks very much for the offer. Outside of the Cashmere interior, that is the kind of deal I'd be looking for when the time comes...probably next spring as things look now. Coughlin appears to be a happening place, all right. So, is Terry the CPO guy, then? I know Rick is mainly a new car guy...

It's funny, but the CAC site sponsor MacMulkin/NH never did answer my request for a quote, even though I mentioned seeing them here on CAC...

ibramson
10-02-12, 10:20 AM
I would have to second MacMulkin Chevrolet with Tommy Jr. or Ron. I have purchased 4 vehicles from them in the past. I researched all the big name dealers and he beat every price quoted me first time....He deal with a lot of out of state buyers and is very familiar with doing deals like that. When you deal with Tommy Jr...you are dealing with the owner not the salesman....there must be a reason he is close to becoming the number one dealer in sales in the country...thats corvette sales not combined. if you check out the posts on this forum or the other forum..you will not find any negative feedback what so ever..so that is something. good luck.


I purchased my first vette last March at the end of the model year, a 2012 Grand Sport coupe. I ordered it with all the options I wanted down to the red brake calipers. It took 18 months to go from wanting the car to finding a way to pay for it and all that time Tommy Jr. never lost any patience with me. Some dealers would. When it came time to buy, I got one heck of a deal and believe me no one else could match it. I would recommend Tommy Jr. at MacMulkin Chevrolet in Nashua NH.

1analguy
10-02-12, 03:14 PM
As I said, I did send them two e-mails...and then never heard from them.

JJS
10-02-12, 08:18 PM
As I said, I did send them two e-mails...and then never heard from them.

Something's wrong there - maybe they never got your emails (email server?) for some reason.
I was this || close to making a purchase (and we were only there to "look") this past Summer. We sat down with
Ron who went over all the numbers on a 2012 convertible, but the color had me backtracking when it came to pulling
the trigger on a deal.

There was absolutely NO pressure - Ron went over several downpayment scenarios and at the end I apologized for
"wasting his time" and told him I had to think about it - not a problem. He was an absolute gentlemen and he LOVES
his Corvettes - as does Tommy Tompson Jr.

Tommy sent me an email a couple of days later asking me about my experience, and when i told him the color
(orange metalic) wasn't what I was hoping for (hemi/hugger orange) he offered me ~10K off a brand new 2013.

I'll definitely go to MacMulkin if I decide to buy one this winter.

It's an absolutely beautiful facility and the people are top notch.

1analguy
10-03-12, 04:28 PM
And I don't blame you one bit, but you're in MA...and apparently got to talk to a live person. I'm in WI, and a lot closer to Coughlin/OH. Since I made my decision to hold off for now on my purchase, I have continued to beat the bushes with AutoTrader, etc. This morning I noticed that MacMulkin has the exact car that I would have ordered if I had wanted an anniversary package...and at an even better price than Coughlin/OH quoted me. The problem is, that while the options listed on the window sticker were perfect, all of the photos of the car show a car with black headlights on it...even though they weren't listed on the window sticker. Mismatched headlights just kills the whole car for me. I could have ordered the exact car that I wanted from a place just over 300 miles from here. Now, instead, I'm looking at an inexact car that's over 800 miles away! I hope I don't regret not ordering a car...

lqueral
10-09-12, 09:41 PM
After being told at end of September BY CHEVY AREA REP that it would be unlikely that Chevy could satisfy a special order on 2013 GS due to fact that the 2013 production run is ending early due to C7 conversion, my dealer & I thought we should order anyway, as we could not locate a close match anywhere for what I specifically wanted. Order was placed 2 weeks ago. 8 days after placing the order, the car was "queued for production", which means I'M GETTIN' THE EXACT CAR I ORDERED. Dealer has a production date of Nov. 12. Even management doesn't know what's goin' on!! Dealer was told that even un-allocated orders can be placed until end of THIS month. FYI - I ordered black manual coupe with heritage package (red stripes and red & black interior), 3LT, dual mode exhaust, magnetic selective ride, red calipers, ZR1 spoiler, black wheels, indoors GS car cover. With dealer discounts and rebates, I'm gettin' 10k off MSRP. One last thing - as we get closer to end of 2013 run, certain options might become unavailable, so if anyone is interested in ordering, don't wait too long.