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    In the order guide I noticed that a 1LT base package car only gets 3 months of XM and the 2LT and 3LT cars get a full year. When they get to the point of cutting off your radio subscription to get to sub $60k, you know it's got to be tight. Just an observation.

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    I believe this was the same with the C7 1LT as well.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Phil1098 View Post
      In the order guide I noticed that a 1LT base package car only gets 3 months of XM and the 2LT and 3LT cars get a full year. When they get to the point of cutting off your radio subscription to get to sub $60k, you know it's got to be tight. Just an observation.
      It's a great pricepoint. Try to find anything close to the looks and performance for the money. It's actually a great value if your comparing.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post

        It's a great pricepoint. Try to find anything close to the looks and performance for the money. It's actually a great value if your comparing.
        Most Corvette owners are looking at this vs. what they're used to, but if you look big picture it's not even on the same planet. Just research all mid engine cars with this performance and component content I.E. DCT and not some torque converter auto. The least expensive comparison car is the Acura NSX at $160k, oh yeah, don't forget you get a 6 cylinder engine and a car that weighs 500 pounds MORE than the C8. What's next, an Audi R8. V10 almost 600 hp and AWD, that should do it.......$180k and 3.2 to 60. McLaren 570? $200k and where could you get parts, service, insurance, just forget that. Like I said, it's on another planet.

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        • #5
          Maybe its a marketing move backward to the early 1960s, when the base car was a total stripper and everything, I mean everything, was extra charge off the option list.

          I remember my morbidly thrifty father going in and ordering an Oldsmobile F85 Cutlass in 1967. He ordered zero extra cost options. The salesman was flabbergasted. "Nothing, no options?" He asked. My father's sales resistance broke down, and he ordered these little stainless steel rain deflectors over the driver and passenger windows. Extra cost, nine dollars.

          As the car had no options, it had only a speedometer, gas gauge, and idiot lights. My father wanted a voltmeter. So he got a Simpson black bakelite case panel meter, 0 to 20 volt scale, (purloined from work) and cut a hole in the dash and installed it. Ten years later, he did the same thing with another Oldsmobile. A friend of mine used to laugh at the cars, calling them "Voltswagen One" and "Voltswagen Two".

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Phil1098 View Post
            In the order guide I noticed that a 1LT base package car only gets 3 months of XM and the 2LT and 3LT cars get a full year. When they get to the point of cutting off your radio subscription to get to sub $60k, you know it's got to be tight. Just an observation.
            that's the same across all GM cars. same deal with my '18 tahoe. it's not specific to Vettes

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Milliwatt Rob View Post
              Maybe its a marketing move backward to the early 1960s, when the base car was a total stripper and everything, I mean everything, was extra charge off the option list.
              Don't think it's quite that extreme, I keep looking for the window cranks but can't find them.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Phil1098 View Post
                In the order guide I noticed that a 1LT base package car only gets 3 months of XM and the 2LT and 3LT cars get a full year. When they get to the point of cutting off your radio subscription to get to sub $60k, you know it's got to be tight. Just an observation.
                I also believe that is that was the same with C7 and if you do not sign up right away to extend the XM there has been very cheap promotions in the past to extend the service. Whether or not I get a radio service extension is not a buying facto to me. I don't want to listen to the radio I want to listen to the roar of the V8.

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                • #9
                  GM marketing guru's know what they're doin'. My guess is that most coupes will leave the factory with a MSRP of $80K +/- a few bucks and 'verts' will be close to $90K or more with options. For those on the fence and waiting, I remind you that the MSRP was raised 3 times in model year 2014 (1st year for the C7's) and I don't believe they ever touched the 'base' price. All the big kickers were on the option lines.

                  As I look at the Ordering Guide it is easy to see where the prices will go. The 3LT interior package is just the start of where you can spend money upgrading stuff inside the car. Add Z51, nice wheels, Front End Lift Kit, a little carbon fiber here and there, and BINGO..... you're near that big magic number.... and we're not even talkin' Grand Sport or Z06 level stuff!

                  Don't get me wrong.... That 'base' price is one heck of a value and should have a lot of other manufacturers, along with their marketing groups, staying up late at night. Now if Corvette could only shake the stigma of being an 'old mans car'...….
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tooold2race View Post
                    GM marketing guru's know what they're doin'. My guess is that most coupes will leave the factory with a MSRP of $80K +/- a few bucks and 'verts' will be close to $90K or more with options. For those on the fence and waiting, I remind you that the MSRP was raised 3 times in model year 2014 (1st year for the C7's) and I don't believe they ever touched the 'base' price.

                    Now if Corvette could only shake the stigma of being an 'old mans car'...….

                    From what we've seen so far, if this doesn't do it nothing will. Although it's very possible that no 'relatively traditional' car will get the youth of today on board...they tend to just not care about any current cars.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post

                      I also believe that is that was the same with C7 and if you do not sign up right away to extend the XM there has been very cheap promotions in the past to extend the service. Whether or not I get a radio service extension is not a buying facto to me. I don't want to listen to the radio I want to listen to the roar of the V8.
                      Me too about that roar....
                      Someone here will post a CODE to get Sirius for Super Cheap, as in the past.... I think it worked out to Under a dollar a month for an annual subscription. I did it for a couple of years for the NFL broadcasts while driving and then discontinued it
                      Maybe it wasn't quite that cheap but I am a thrifty person and I remember it was a very low annual pricing with that CODE

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ABorC View Post

                        that's the same across all GM cars. same deal with my '18 tahoe. it's not specific to Vettes
                        My apologies, I'm quite a bit out of the loop, I haven't purchased a new GM vehicle since 1999 so it sounds like this is standard issue procedure at the General now.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Phil1098 View Post
                          My apologies, I'm quite a bit out of the loop, I haven't purchased a new GM vehicle since 1999 so it sounds like this is standard issue procedure at the General now.
                          No apologies necessary. I've never purchased a new GM vehicle, and my current used C6 is my very first GM car ever, so I've been asking a lot of "what about xxxxx?" questions lately.

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