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Old 10-09-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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I have been thinking about getting one for a long time. I like all 6 generations, and was considering buying a classic model, but now with 0%financing on 2010s, I am thinking that maybe I will get a new one. I dont want to spend a fortune, as this is an extra car, but I could certainly swing the standard coupe with a few extras.

So, what do you guys think, and why?

Classic or New?

Corvette or other car such as the 2011 Shelby convertible?
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:34 AM
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Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Go with a classic. They retain their value over the long run much better than a new one would. Besides, there are dozens of new ones on the road, and people don't even really care. But I always notice a classic Vette when I see one.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Depends on what you want.

New age has the better handling, better braking, better acceleration, etc.

Old school has better lines and gets more looks.

Drive any new Vette or Stang and you've seen the millions that everyone and their brother and sister and cousin and grandmother already has.

Me personally I'll go old school (1960's) on either b/c not everyone has an old school Mustang or Corvette.

But again it's all in what you want.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:01 AM
 
Location: WA
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The new ones are excellent cars that have high performance and are flexible enough to be used for daily transportation or long trips.

Many of the older models may have charm but are crude vehicles with a lot less reliable function than late models.

I lean towards the new ones but be sure to drive both and give yourself time to consider.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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if you are going to go with the vette spring for the grand sport pkg it has all the perf stuff and body as the Z06 just not the 7.0 505 V8 everthing else though is the same just with the base LS3 6.2 motor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWlK669ZVdY
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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I agree, get a new Grand Sport. Basic waranty and 5yr/100k powertrain will keep her protected for most of the loan. Plus, 0-60 in 4 seconds with the comforts of power/memory heated seats, targa top, navigation, and keyless ignition can't be beat. Old cars smell funny too.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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I would like to step up to the grand sport. The only problem I have been having is that the 2010 leftover GS's all seem to come fully loaded, making the price about $15,000 more than the coupe. If I could find a 2010 base price GS, I would spring for the extra $5K, but they just dont seem to have any in my area.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Did you check at Kirbeck?

Kerbeck Corvette | Corvettes for Sale | #1 Largest Corvette Dealer!

EDIT: Just looked, seems the 2010's are 3LT's. He had a red one 1LT $56,915 but it shows as sold
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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WOW! There are some great deals at Kirbeck. I would easily get my hands on a 'Vette or a Shelby if I didn't have kids. They're truly amazing cars.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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I found it!

www.criswellchevrolet.com in Maryland

They have a red 2010 1LT 6 speed Grand Sport, Internet price $52,259. He has a black one as well in the 1LT trim. Plus a couple 2LT and 3LT's.

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT | 1G1YP2DW3A5108473 | Criswell Chevy (http://criswellchevrolet.com/New-Inventory.aspx?InventoryId=33118984 - broken link)
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