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  • Choose Your ME Interior

    Assumptions:

    The entry level, no-optioned, ME will cost $75K, and it will offer not just three levels of interiors that were C7 offered, but resume offering a level 4 Interior (as was uniquely an option on 2013 Corvette).

    What interior are you planning on getting, e.g., Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, or a Level 4? Any why?
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

  • #2
    I'll be getting the Level 4 interior, of course, because I deserve it.

    Seriously though, it will depend on the features available at each level, and I suspect I'll go with the 2LT-equivalent interior option package.
    My C8:
    '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

    Current Vettes:
    '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
    '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
    '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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    • #3
      I learned something last week, that while a certain very large dealer has as his greatest number of sales, the 1LT Stingray, right behind that currently is the 2LT GS.

      We currently planning on getting a 2020 ME, then replacing it with a 2022 “Z06-equivalent” version. So common sense says that the smartest option for us would be to get the first one with a 2LT level interio, e.g., if similar components to the C7 series, would have the nice options without breaking the bank.

      But we not sure common sense will win!
      Last edited by John; 07-25-2018, 10:16 AM.
      GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      • #4
        Personally hope GM will put a world class leather option in the mix for this car!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Busa Dave View Post
          Personally hope GM will put a world class leather option in the mix for this car!!!
          Here, here! That is exactly what I hope the “Level 4” interior will be.

          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          • #6
            I tend to keep my Corvettes for quite a while, so I'll probably go with the top interior options available. Re-sale is not much of a factor for me when keeping the rigs for a while. Looking forward to seeing what is offered. I'm actually not much of a gizmo type of guy, so if they offer lane assist and items like that as options (as opposed to govt. mandated, which I believe is headed our way for all cars), I'd probably skip items like that.

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            • #7
              Would it not be terrific if options were not “packaged?” I know that every auto maker (at least in the Corvette and lower than its pricing, does that, and I understand why they do that, but as consumers, would it not be a unanimous YES for us to choose every option we would want individually. Ah, my thinking is probably just another pipe dream.

              Though I have had a pipe dream of a mid engine Corvette for 50+ years, and it is coming next model year....
              GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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              • #8
                Well, as I've said for the last 3 Corvette purchases, "This is my last Corvette"......... so with that said, it would likely be a 3 or a 4. When we bought the 60th Anniv 427 vert, that was a 4LT. Then bought a '16 Stingray and being recently retired, had to be frugal so ordered a well appointed 2LT...... unfortunately it was one of the early WARBLE noise cars and GM Engineering bought it back. With the very fair offer they made me, we ordered a pretty loaded 3LT GS.

                My track record for being my "last Corvette purchase" isn't so good, so who knows what I might do when the ME comes out.
                3LT Coupe, Z51 Torch Red with two toned Red/black interior. 5VM visible CF ground effects, Carbon Flash wheels, engine appearance package and Carbon Fiber interior trim. Mag Ride control. Red Calipers. VQK Splash Guards. Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John View Post
                  Would it not be terrific if options were not “packaged?” I know that every auto maker (at least in the Corvette and lower than its pricing, does that, and I understand why they do that, but as consumers, would it not be a unanimous YES for us to choose every option we would want individually. Ah, my thinking is probably just another pipe dream.

                  Though I have had a pipe dream of a mid engine Corvette for 50+ years, and it is coming next model year....
                  Boy, a big Amen to that! I would love the flexibility of checking individual option boxes and get precisely what I want and only what I want. But - I understand why manufacturers don't do so much of that anymore as it just creates levels of complexity (read cost) for them and us.

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                  • #10
                    The final outcome of the interior is a key factor for me to buy. The design, function, ergonomics and features of the interior are where you spend 90% of your time with the car so it must be special and spot on. The C7 interior is excellent and compliments the exterior look. My hope is the ME will follow suit and have an outstanding interior design.
                    2020 C8 Black with Black interior, red stitching 3LT, Trident Wheels, Performance Exhaust, Transparent Roof, and Red calipers.

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                    • #11
                      You are spot on. In fact, you looked into the future and anticipated the thread I was (still am planning on) starting tomorrow morning, e.g., what is the # 1most important thing to you for the ME.

                      Like you, I sure hope that it starts with the quality of the C7’s interior, then visually makes it different so that one feels one is in a next generation, exotic Corvette.

                      GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                      • #12
                        John, I would say 2LT, but who knows until we get a solid look at what the General offers.

                        SF
                        Rick

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                        • #13
                          Rick, you made a good point. Perhaps the General will make the 1LT equivalent to a 2LT in the C7 series and go upwards from there. We have so much to learn. Going to be a super exciting six months, and then beyond that.
                          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                          • #14
                            My C5 was 1SC.
                            My C6 was 3LT.
                            My C7 is 3LZ.

                            I like to get the highly optioned packages and will likely continue to do the same in the future.

                            It would be interesting to see individual options instead of packages but I don't see that happening.

                            As an example, my 66 has 4 speed, positraction, tinted glass, power windows, AM/FM and traffic hazard switch. It may have also had whitewalls. Kind of an odd mix of options but anything was possible.
                            1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
                            2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

                            NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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                            • #15
                              My 2015 Z51 C7 is my first Corvette. I was drawn to it by it's engineering but also for the class of its new 3LT interior (especially in Brownstone). It had considerably less Chevrolet plastic/vinyl than previous Vettes. Although I track the car occasionally, I bought it more for being a GT car (which my Lotus cars weren't!). At the BASH two years ago, I offered my suggestion that the 3LT (or possibly a 4LT) interior should include more (the C7 has virtually none!) road sound deadening material. If Chrysler could do it with the Viper then the General should also be able to do it with the ME Vette. I did sound deadening to my C7 and it made an audible difference. I did not do the doors (too cumbersome) which is where a lot of road noise comes from. This could all easily be done at the factory during assembly. I also think that Chevrolet should do the seat base (GT or Competition) as Cadillac has. I'm sure that both seats come from the same manufacturer. It is more square or rectangular than the "radiused" one in the C7. It looks classier and more like the seat in the BMW's which I think would be even more comfortable and offer more support.
                              GD0 Accelerate Yellow Metallic; 3LT; HUE Natural Napa Leather; AE4 Competition Sport Seats; FA5 CF Interior Trim; Z51; FE4 Mag Ride Suspension; E60 Front Lift; Q8Q CF Open Spoke Wheels; J6F BR Brembo Calipers; RCC ER Intake Cover; DTH CF Racing Stripes; ZZ3 Engine App Package; VQK Splash Guards; ERI Battery Protection; R8C Museum Delivery

                              Proud LTM NCM.

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