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desertrat
03-19-07, 10:09 PM
Hi everyone, my name is tom and I live near a small town (Hermiston) in Northeastern Oregon. I am planning to order a new C6 coupe with the 6 liter engine and a manual transmission.

I would like to buy from the local dealer but I have been told that I will have to pay MSRP. Is this normal? I don't mind if that is what everyone else pays but if I could get it cheaper somewhere else I might be willing to go a few hundred miles. Also the dealers internal G.M. web site says that only four colors are available, victory red, white, black and silver. The Chevrolet web site on the real internet lists 8 colors, I sort of liked the Monteray red, anyone know which web site is correct?

I will have to wait about 6 weeks for the car and am really looking forward to it, this will be my first Corvette.

Any other advice on buying a new Corvette would be greatly appreciated.

thanks, tom

jstrutt
03-19-07, 10:28 PM
Hi everyone, my name is tom and I live near a small town (Hermiston) in Northeastern Oregon. I am planning to order a new C6 coupe with the 6 liter engine and a manual transmission.

I would like to buy from the local dealer but I have been told that I will have to pay MSRP. Is this normal? I don't mind if that is what everyone else pays but if I could get it cheaper somewhere else I might be willing to go a few hundred miles. Also the dealers internal G.M. web site says that only four colors are available, victory red, white, black and silver. The Chevrolet web site on the real internet lists 8 colors, I sort of liked the Monteray red, anyone know which web site is correct?

I will have to wait about 6 weeks for the car and am really looking forward to it, this will be my first Corvette.

Any other advice on buying a new Corvette would be greatly appreciated.

thanks, tom

Well Tom, I'm no expert but it would be a long day in h$@l before I paid anyone MSRP. Shop around and don't be in a rush (I know it's hard). Get exactly what you want. The dealers site may say that there are only four colors available as perhaps he has four of the Vettes available somewhere in those colors. Even if you have to travel 1000 miles to get what you want, go for it. If it was me doing the buying I'd be walking away from the dealer already.

All the best,

DRTH VTR
03-19-07, 10:29 PM
I can't help you with the Corvette purchase. I would suggest that you contact some of our supporting vendors to see if they can help you. If you can save several thousand dollars, a trip to pick up the car could be well worth it. The road trip home would be great fun, as well.

I have been to Hermiston many times. I live in Boise and go through Hermiston on the way to the coast or on the way to Spokane. Seems like a nice town. And the quarterback for the local college football team, Boise State, is from there. I also worked with a pharmacist who grew up there. If you are ever in the Boise area, we should go get a coffee.
Jim

rascal_rascal_99
03-19-07, 10:30 PM
Hi Tom, firstly, welcome to CAC!

As I'm a C4 person instead of C6's, I really can't help much with your questions although I'm sure you'll have plenty of others chiming in soon to answer you better than I can. I do know that there has been some discussion in the C6 forum section about prices for them, so if you look in there you might find some of the answers you're looking for already there.

Welcome to CAC and have fun with your new Vette once you get it!

jstrutt
03-19-07, 10:32 PM
I agree with DRTH VTR check out what our Supporting Vendors have!

DRTH VTR
03-19-07, 10:34 PM
See this poll. It appears that people are paying less than MSRP.
http://corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/poll.php?do=showresults&pollid=522

desertrat
03-19-07, 10:34 PM
OK looks like I have some work to do, I agree a thousand miles or so would not be to far. I will send you a PM when I am going to be in Boise sometime Jim, thanks again.
tom

jstrutt
03-19-07, 11:23 PM
I just checked with a friend of mine who owns a Chrysler dealership here where I live. I asked him what the average amount was that he sells new vehicles for under the MSRP. His reply 5 to 10% depending on the vehicle and its price and availability. On Wednesday of last week I purchased a new 06 Sebring Convertible for my wife (her birthday, she loves Sebrings, she's afraid of Vettes...go figure?) from him. It had a MSRP of $38,445 then add delivery and pre-delivery on top. I paid $35,000 (cash) with delivery and pre-delivery included.

XLR8
03-19-07, 11:54 PM
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Tom,

I can't help you with the C6 pricing issue, but DRTH VTR's suggestion to check out the CAC Supporting Vendor Dealers is a good start.

This is a link to the CAC Dealers page. Click (http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/partners/index.php/cat/15)

I'd also suggest some reading in the C6 General Discussion Forum here (http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=215).

Good luck in your search. We have some great Corvette enthusiasts here. They're both knowledgeable and friendly - more than willing to answer questions and help when they can.

Enjoy, and keep us posted as to your progress!
:w Jane Ann

bill81vette
03-20-07, 01:04 AM
Welcome to CAC!!!!:CAC
Good luck finding your vette and enjoy the forums!!!!!

Daryllawman
03-20-07, 05:50 AM
Hello and welcome to the Corvette Action Center......

Erik S. Klein
03-20-07, 08:21 AM
Welcome to the CAC!

There are more than 4 colors available and buying a new Vette under MSRP (maybe even the Z06) is possible if you can find a willing dealer.

Best of luck!

:Steer

DRTH VTR
03-20-07, 08:28 AM
Question: How can you tell when a car salesman is telling a lie?
















Answer: His lips are moving.

jstrutt
03-20-07, 10:43 AM
Question: How can you tell when a car salesman is telling a lie?

Answer: His lips are moving.

With all due respect.......:Buttslap ain't that the truth!

GS Diva
03-20-07, 01:19 PM
Question: How can you tell when a car salesman is telling a lie?

Answer: His lips are moving.

Hey!!! Wait a minute!!!:bash I'll forgive you this time since you did say "salesman", not "saleswoman"!;LOL

Elaine

Nobody Cares
03-20-07, 03:23 PM
Welcome to the :CAC . Good luck with your vette purchase. Dave :w
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:bar

jstrutt
03-20-07, 06:47 PM
Hey!!! Wait a minute!!!:bash I'll forgive you this time since you did say "salesman", not "saleswoman"!;LOL

Elaine

Sorry Elaine, some of us men (I'm one) forget that salesman became sales person, mailmen became letter carrieres, fishermen are now fishers, and mothers or fathers can be either male or female. LOL Did I say that politically correct?

All the best,

82ColEd
03-21-07, 11:14 AM
Welcome to the CAC!



:w
-Stefan

LT4man
03-21-07, 11:58 AM
Welcome to CAC!

I am sure you will have a great time here. You will also be able to find the answers to the questions you might have.

AND DON'T FORGET TO :w

jstrutt
03-21-07, 12:53 PM
That is one nice Vette!

jhecox
03-21-07, 01:44 PM
Welcome Desertrat...

Give my buddy Rick a jingle. I was in Shreveport, LA and ordered a 2007 Atomic Orange, couple from Rick at Les Stanford Chevy in Dearborn, MI.

Rick gave my a VERY good deal, had the vette dropped shipped from the factory to a local Shreveport Chevy dealer for pickup (the same Chevy dealer that wouldn't come off MSRP). Rick also had a very nice car cover sent to me from Mid America Motorsports.

If you get in touch with Rick, please tell him I sent you his way and say HI for me. You will not be able to deal with a nicer salesman (maybe a saleswoman though - LOL).

Rick's email is "rickd-c6@lesstanford.com" and my name is John Hecox.

Good luck, there is only one thing better than a 2007 Corvette... that's TWO 2007 Corvette's.
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Hecox

jstrutt
03-21-07, 07:46 PM
There ya go Desertrat! That's what the Forum is all about. Vette owners helping Vette owners. By the way Hecox, I got that little jib about salesmen and saleswomen......they are sales representatives, sales co-ordinators, sales persons, order takers or whatever. LOL. We are vette owners, vettemen, vettewomen, or vetters!

Have a great day!

jhecox
03-21-07, 10:12 PM
There ya go Desertrat! That's what the Forum is all about. Vette owners helping Vette owners. By the way Hecox, I got that little jib about salesmen and saleswomen......they are sales representatives, sales co-ordinators, sales persons, order takers or whatever. LOL. We are vette owners, vettemen, vettewomen, or vetters!

Have a great day!

LOL... Ya Got Me

Vette79
03-23-07, 08:24 AM
:) Welcome to CAC. Never settle on a vehicle. Get what you want. And never ever pay MSRP...Jeff.

jstrutt
03-23-07, 05:27 PM
You're absolutely right Jeff.

vett boy
03-23-07, 06:21 PM
Mont Red is gone as a color.Hopefully a replacement color very close will be available soon and will carrry over into 08. Otherwise GM will have to deal with my wife.Now as far as price one of the supporting vendors Reliable has offered invoice (far cry from MSRP)and they will drop ship for $500 or museum delivery for about the same amount.Check Edmonds auto to find invoice.

jrose7004
03-23-07, 07:08 PM
You should consider taking museum delivery (R8C)!

IVAN
03-23-07, 08:06 PM
HEY TOM, IVAN HERE. I'M FROM YAKIMA AND WENT THROUGH MUCH OF WHAT YOU ARE GOING THOUGH LAST FALL. I WENT TO THE LOCAL DEALER HERE BUT COULDN'T DEAL SO I FINALLY WENT TO VANCOUVER AND MADE MY DEAL. MY CAR BUYING QUEST TOOK ME TO ABOUT EVERY DEALER IN WA STATE. AT THE TIME I WAS LOOKING THE 07'S WERE JUST COMING OUT SO FEW HAD ANY ALOCATIONS. BUT THE INTERNET IS A GREAT TOOL. WHAT EVER YOU DO DON'T GIVE MSRP OR OVER. ANY DEALER WORTH HIS SALT WILL SHOW YOU THE INVOICE PRICE WHERE YOU CAN START WORKING FROM. THAT GOES FOR ANY AND ALL OPPTIONS YOU WANT TOO. IF YOU NEED MORE HELP E-MAIL ME OR PM ME. I HAVE A FEW MORE IDEAS AND THOUGHTS THAT HELPED ME THAT MAY HELP YOU. THIS IS A GREAT ADVENTURE SO LOOK AT IT AS A FUN TIME NOT A PROBLEM TIME AND THE DEALER THAT WON'T WORK WITH YOU ONE MONTH MAY THE NEXT DUE TO LOTS OF FACTORS. OF COURSE THERE ARE OTHERS THAT YOU CAN NEVER DEAL WITH. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.

jstrutt
03-23-07, 09:10 PM
Ivan, Welcome if I haven't already done so. It is proper to type all messages in "lower case" not UPPER CASE. Upper case typing signifies yelling. Just thought I'd be of help.

IVAN
03-23-07, 09:29 PM
Ivan, Welcome if I haven't already done so. It is proper to type all messages in "lower case" not UPPER CASE. Upper case typing signifies yelling. Just thought I'd be of help.

HEY JOHN OPPS, I MEAN, hey john thanks for the heads up = don't mean to disrespect any one. i'm lucky to be able to even type (another opps it's keyboarding now) to say nothing of doing the caps thing when needed so it either or for me. bet you can't guess i'm not a sec. type. a question though, who makes up the rules for this stuff? if all caps (opps again, upper case) is yelling is all lower case whispering?

jstrutt
03-23-07, 10:02 PM
I sure didn't make them up but it is "correct" to any Forum. Maybe because we don't yell at our spouse or S.O. we tend to yell at others we don't know but someday will meet. I hope so. I can't imagine everyone from this Forum in one room. It would be a gas! And, if you could sell their knowledge.....

hoosierdaddy
03-24-07, 09:55 AM
Welcome to CORVETTE ACTION CENTER, shop around there are deals out there if you want to take the time. Look at autotrader.com, plug in the miles you are willing to drive to look at them. If nothing else it gives you the low down on what they are selling for or asking. There are other Vette sites out there to check prices, options and etc.

Good luck, part of the fun is the hunt,
Bill