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Ironranger30
07-26-07, 12:35 AM
Hey there guys, My name is Casey i am 20yrs old and im from MN, I am new to the site. I am looking at purchasing my first C5 corvette.

Its a 2002 Silver hatchback. 78,000 miles borla exhaust and different intake, oh yea and has the Z06 Wheels on it.

the dealership wants 19,995 for it, thats sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

I could use all your help though if anyone has some imput on wheather thats a good deal or no.

Any other info on 2001-2002 Corvettes would be appreciated.

Thanks Guys

bill81vette
07-26-07, 02:34 AM
welcome to CAC!!
enjoy the forums!!!!!!

Gry Ghst
07-26-07, 03:23 AM
Do not give in to the dealer,check online deals.!Check classified at the cac.

Ironranger30
07-26-07, 03:28 AM
a 2002 with that millage books for 25,000. every car on here is way to much they want 22000 plus for a 1999 with same milage.. If you find a good deal let me know pleese. thanks

XLR8
07-26-07, 07:22 AM
Hey there guys, My name is Casey i am 20yrs old and im from MN, I am new to the site. I am looking at purchasing my first C5 corvette.

Its a 2002 Silver hatchback. 78,000 miles borla exhaust and different intake, oh yea and has the Z06 Wheels on it.

the dealership wants 19,995 for it, thats sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

I could use all your help though if anyone has some imput on wheather thats a good deal or no.

Any other info on 2001-2002 Corvettes would be appreciated.

Thanks Guys

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Welcome Casey... I'm not sure what the 2002 would be worth, there are others here that would have a better answer than me.

But since you asked I'll venture an opinion and hopefully generate some food for thought. The miles are a bit high for my taste but that's just me. The Borla exhaust, upgraded intake and Z06 rims add value IMO. The Vette is about 5 years old and priced considerably less than my '98 convertible was at 6 years old with the B&B exhaust, new tires and 25,000 miles.

I'd run a Carfax report and have a trusted mechanic look it over. If everything looks copacetic, I'd make a counter offer and see what happens.

In the long run, it boils down to how bad you want the Vette and what are you willing to pay to get it.

:wJane Ann

BlackZ51Vett
07-26-07, 07:28 AM
Welcome aboard. Enjoy !!!! :beer

Erik S. Klein
07-26-07, 08:18 AM
Welcome to the CAC!

Enjoy!

:Steer

Ironranger30
07-26-07, 04:06 PM
Thats for all the help guys, thats why i became a member of this website you guys are some of the niciest guys on the net..

Are any of you guys in DE thats where the car is maybe somone if you are close could look at it.

thanks again

Rob
07-26-07, 04:23 PM
Casey,

Welcome to the Corvette Action Center.

jrose7004
07-26-07, 08:20 PM
Welcome to CAC!:w

Ironranger30
07-27-07, 12:22 AM
Hi to all you guys too..

Anyone know where a good deal is on a 1999-2003 C5 Corvette. Auto, under 70000 miles, for around like 18,000-22,000.


Thanks again for all the help

Vette79
07-27-07, 12:23 PM
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Welcome Casey... I'm not sure what the 2002 would be worth, there are others here that would have a better answer than me.

But since you asked I'll venture an opinion and hopefully generate some food for thought. The miles are a bit high for my taste but that's just me. The Borla exhaust, upgraded intake and Z06 rims add value IMO. The Vette is about 5 years old and priced considerably less than my '98 convertible was at 6 years old with the B&B exhaust, new tires and 25,000 miles.

I'd run a Carfax report and have a trusted mechanic look it over. If everything looks copacetic, I'd make a counter offer and see what happens.

In the long run, it boils down to how bad you want the Vette and what are you willing to pay to get it.

:wJane Ann
Couldn't agree more. Be patient. Welcome to CAC and enjoy the forum.

hoosierdaddy
07-27-07, 08:30 PM
Its a 2002 Silver hatchback. 78,000 miles borla exhaust and different intake, oh yea and has the Z06 Wheels on it, the dealership wants 19,995 for it, thats sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

This doesn't sound like a bad deal to me either. Welcome to CORVETTE ACTION CENTER, and happy hunting. The hunt is maybe half the fun.

Let us know what you end up with; there is one out there with your name on it.

Bill :w

Ironranger30
07-28-07, 09:09 PM
Ok thanks im gonna be lookin more into it after im at my job for a lil longer, so we will see what happens

Bobsvette
07-29-07, 06:23 AM
Welcome casey, yeah, take your time and a good deal will come along. I bought both mine on-line and couldn't be happier with the deal's I got. Just do some good research on the car.:upthumbs

Toms007
07-29-07, 08:12 AM
Welcome aboard! The hunt is every bit "Half the fun". Don't get into hurry the right one will rear it's head and then your hooked.

hoosierdaddy
07-29-07, 09:11 AM
I researched for over 2 years and ended up buying mine from a private owner in Cinn. Ohio and found it on http://www.autotrader.com/hornav/trader/index.jsp?LNX=SPGOOGSYCBRD

Plugged in the miles I wanted to drive to look at it and the rest as they say is history.

Your's is waiting for you out there some where.

Bill

Ironranger30
07-30-07, 02:49 AM
Hey guys what should a 1999 corvette have for oil pressure at idle( car is idling at 600 RPM's and has 45,000 miles on it.) Its a convertable silver,auto, i think it looks really sweet.. Whats do you guys all think, honest plz, the guy wants 16,500 for it..


thanks you guys are awesome.

Toms007
07-30-07, 07:53 AM
I can't help you with the oil pressure question, but it does look pretty good miles look good but the price seems too low, better run a carfax. Carfax is not the end all for your research, but it might show something.

hoosierdaddy
07-31-07, 06:51 AM
The price sounds like a pretty low price to me for a 1999 as well; I would run a car fax it's worth the money in my book. May bring up some issues that may explain the low price and there is always a possibility that you stumbled on a good deal too. I have a 2000 C-5 and the oil pressure when I first start it and the oil is cold yet runs about 50lbs. & after the engine gets to operation temperature it will settle down to around 35lbs. and I've been told that is about normal. I am sure this is a electric guage so it won't be as accurate as a manual line fed guage but I would say in this area would be what you should expect to see.

Hope this helped some,
Bill :w

Ironranger30
08-01-07, 03:49 PM
Thanks guys, the guy is trying to say that he messed up i think on the price he wants like 28,000 now ... so whatever i guess.. haha. These are KBB numbers for cars with 60,000 miles..


1998=14,355-16,685

1999=15,740-18,310

2000=16,685-19,465

2001=17,615-20,600

thats KBB numbers, everyone wants so much money for these cars, sometimes even 5,000 over Kbb pricing..

hoosierdaddy
08-01-07, 06:01 PM
Thanks guys, the guy is trying to say that he messed up i think on the price he wants like 28,000 now ... so whatever i guess.. haha. These are KBB numbers for cars with 60,000 miles..


1998=14,355-16,685

1999=15,740-18,310

2000=16,685-19,465

2001=17,615-20,600

thats KBB numbers, everyone wants so much money for these cars, sometimes even 5,000 over Kbb pricing..

These prices sound more realistic as far as what I see them sell for to include the $5k over. I know someone that just bought a 2000 coupe auto. trans.and he paid $26,500 :confusedfor it and it had 52,000 miles on it and he thought that was a good deal. I guess it's what the market will bear and how bad you want it.

Bill :w

Ironranger30
08-05-07, 03:16 AM
yea.. im kinda looking for a white (or Arctic White ) Convertable corvette. 1998-2003. with 75,000 miles or less.. anyone have one for sale or know where one is?


im looking for the car under 22,000.

hoosierdaddy
08-05-07, 07:49 AM
Be real brave and buy a black one. Black looks good when it's clean and that is right after you wash it setting in the driveway. White, or silver is definently safer and doesn't show dirt as much. I did start out looking at a silver one and sometimes I wish I had bought it but I do love the classic black.

Take care,
Bill

Ironranger30
08-10-07, 01:06 AM
Anyone know where there is a 1998-2002 Corvette auto, less then 90,000 miles i would like white, or silver... for around 20,000?

any help would be awesome thanks guys