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  • Who has ordered?

    Lets keep track. I am down for a red C8 with no options, I am in New Jersey.

  • #2
    You may want to spring for one option. The Sport Dual Mode Exhaust. AND, if you are ordering a red car You may want to spring for the red calipers. There is a reason a dealer like Macmulkin orders all his unsold cars with the Dual Mode Exhaust. If you do not order this one option you will be sorry. I heard it all over in 2014. There were a lot of Newbies who were either first time buyers or came back to the Corvette Fold and ordered strippers and everyone I talked said they had wished they got The exhaust option $1200 in the C7.

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    • #3
      What other options would be a must for Newbies?? Never owning a Corvette before, it’s hard to know what is really important for options. This may be our one and only, so we want to do it right. I know I want the front end auto lift....

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      • #4
        please excuse my enthusiasm its just my opinion

        Torch red corvettes need to have z51 heavy duty cooling and suspension package..5 grand...and it includes the NPP dual mode exhaust as part of the cost.

        then if you want the latest and greatest shock absorber system order up the MRC shock package for about 1800...

        your under 67 grand versus 60:grand you have the coolest c8 out right now from a performance handling perspective..

        Im kidding about must have but you asked so thats my personal opinion...

        its a ten oercent lift off your original 60 grand pricepoint but IMO these are the serious options to enjoying the entire most up to date corvette performance attributes..

        the price of the c8 will probably range from 60 to start and roll up to about 105 grand so dont get carried away which can easily be achieved...

        go for the z51 and mrc and you ve got a focused sports car driving experience for what corvettes are best known for..

        when you get z51 you get heavy duty cooling and suspension that in my opinion improves long term durability...i could be full of **** but I homestly believe better cooling and larger heavy duty suspension bits improves the durability lomg term..

        welcome to the corvette experience...my present corvette a z51 c6 i put 134k miles on it since new and its been utterly reliable...the car is so mint, so reliable i dont want to sell it except this c8 is too cool not to celebrate my 60 th birthday with..whatever needs to repaired is usually very reasonable like any gm product..

        after i buy the corvettes i usually in the 29th month and 29000 miles call up the various internet chevy dealers and buy whats now called gmepp for an additional 48 months-and an additional 48k miles of full warranty coverage..with a hundred dollar deductible for all of 16 hundred dollars for the four additional years of coverage. Ive never bought that from the selling dealer of the car because they tend to raise the gmepp warranty up a lot higher. The finance guys work hard to sell that **** so Im suggesting up front buy it literally in the 29th month with no more than 29k miles..



        my opinion to you is add z51 which includes the dual model exhaust suggested above and get the mrc shocks...thats the tech ferrari buys from delco and old gm divsion because its the best system out there. For 1800 dollars its a slam dunk smoothing out jersey roads..

        you figured sixty...drop another ten percent to 67 grand plus tax and tags and you have the quickest best handling corvette made for 2020..

        just my enthusiastic aports car minded opinion only.

        this setup carries in my opinion over the past two decades, 250k miles owning three corvettes the best driving experience and easiest to resell when the time comes to buy a new one..its worth the extra 10 percent upfront cost considering those factors i mentioned above...

        But please remember im enthusiastic, im biased and Im crazy...

        crazy about corvette..

        welcome to the forum from one New Jersey guy to the next..

        PM me with your phone number if you want shoot the breeze about ordering, or owmership over the phone,

        btw i use amica insurance in the crazy state of NJ and for 100/300 insurance full coverage I pay about $800 a year...i then spend a coupke of hundred on a million dollar umbrella for all my properties including the cars...they dont even have my homes and they offer the best car insirance rates ive seen.

        state farm that covers my two homes wanted to charge me 2500 a year for the corvette.. thats a big no.

        NJ is a crazy insurance state so make sure you shop insurance companies...the savings from shopping around can be substantial

        amica is a good company to at least call for a quote...they are a rock solid company.

        the c8 may be a little more...but not much...of coursemit depemds on where you live in NJ and if you garage the cars etc.l

        the reason insurance on corvettes is or can be so low is because most corvette owners dont drive their cars so the claim rate is very low.

        welcome to the forum

        hope this helps

        JB
        Last edited by JB; 07-29-2019, 10:44 AM.
        Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 1LT VK3 GKZ HTA

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sandyslu View Post
          What other options would be a must for Newbies?? Never owning a Corvette before, it’s hard to know what is really important for options. This may be our one and only, so we want to do it right. I know I want the front end auto lift....
          If you are getting the lift option you will be getting 2LT which will give you everything you need with exception of NPP. You might also consider GT2 seats.
          As far as your one and only, I bought my one and only in fifty years ago, it's long gone and our 2020 will be #16.

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          • #6
            Most importantly IMO is for each owner to equip it that way they want, within their budget, with a realistic view of how they are going to use it. For some who loves its looks, primarily good to social/special occasions, is a Z51 important?

            I like the comment that someone posted in the last couple of days, and that is one advantage of waiting, is to get user reviews of option “X” and also option “Y.”

            Similarly for colors, that is you love X and no one else here does, it’s your car and you, treasured owner, get to look at it every time you go out your garage, see it across the parking lot. What makes your heart sing?

            Having said that, based on our usage pattern and since we have actively saved for 4 1/2 years (will be more than 5 years by the time ours actually have arrived), cross out the $5,000 custom VIN, but at least going to get 90% of the rest of the options.
            Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of NCM.

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            • #7
              I'm on a couple of lists for a 'vert'. While I pretty much know what I'll be getting, there will not be any real 'orders' for some time yet, especially for the 'verts'.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                You may want to spring for one option. The Sport Dual Mode Exhaust. AND, if you are ordering a red car You may want to spring for the red calipers. There is a reason a dealer like Macmulkin orders all his unsold cars with the Dual Mode Exhaust. If you do not order this one option you will be sorry. I heard it all over in 2014. There were a lot of Newbies who were either first time buyers or came back to the Corvette Fold and ordered strippers and everyone I talked said they had wished they got The exhaust option $1200 in the C7.
                While I believe the sport exhaust is an essential item. I also have to acknowledge that KBB gives you absolutely no credit for that option if it is outside the Z51 package for resell value. Literally it is not even listed as an option on KBB.

                I know KBB is not the end all be all. However, some dealers especially the online ones rely on it pretty heavily.

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                • #9
                  Will anyone really drop five grand for a custom vin...?

                  God bless america....
                  Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 1LT VK3 GKZ HTA

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mpgxsvcd View Post

                    While I believe the sport exhaust is an essential item. I also have to acknowledge that KBB gives you absolutely no credit for that option if it is outside the Z51 package for resell value. Literally it is not even listed as an option on KBB.

                    I know KBB is not the end all be all. However, some dealers especially the online ones rely on it pretty heavily.
                    I understand that it is not listed on KBB as far as resale. Some options are not. But trust me, you will regret it if you do not buy it. as resale has nothing to do with the enjoyment of your car. And, keep in mind this can be shut off or on with modes. It is a must and if you buy a base base car, it may not be listed as a option with KBB BUT, it will help with the resale. If you do not believe me. Again, there is a reason Macmulkin the second largest Corvette dealer only stocks ALL unsold Corvettes with this option. SOUND SELLS and I as stated it is the number 1 , I WISH I HAD ORDERED IT OPTION FROM 1LT OWNERS, I have heard. If you do not order it, you will remember my advice down the road. Think about it this way., when you are driving down the road to the non aware observer do they really know if your car is a 1LT a 2LT or a 3LT or even a Z51?? With thousands of dollars worth of options?? But, if you have this one only $1200 option you will be making your presence known. And trust me you will appreciate this option when playing with the paddles, especially downshifting. Please don't pass the time when ordering with a real bad thought and that is I will add an aftermarket exhaust. No need to and a good aftermarket exhaust is going to cost more money and de value the car if KBB is a concern.

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                    • #11
                      Since I want the HUD and FEL, I'll be getting the 2LT package. NPP is also on my list of options.

                      I'm also a fan of the Z51 package for the C8, and it would be nice if GM offered it without the rear low wing spoiler, but I don't think they will.

                      Color choice is usually a challenge, and I'll need to see all colors in person before ordering - hopefully one of the 12 will strongly tug at the emotions.

                      I have also been planning on a C8 convertible, but I will say that the coupe with the visible engine is very compelling... I'll wait to see the convertible up-close before finalizing that decision between coupe and convertible.
                      Current Vettes:
                      '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
                      '91 Turquoise Convertible w/hardtop
                      '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust - Ordered on 4-1-2014, 2000 Status on 4-10-2014, TPW 5-12-2014, Built on 5-16-2014, Picked-up at dealership on 5-30-2014
                      "Delta t = 23"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by WillRockwell View Post
                        Lets keep track. I am down for a red C8 with no options, I am in New Jersey.
                        Nobody-There isn't any pricing yet.
                        Rocket City Florida

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                        • #13
                          Having seen the spyder version of the c8....those that have a reservation for a coupe right now and decide to wait for a spyder might be making the smarter choice.

                          what a beauty and if it moves the rest of us up a places so be it..lol

                          fwiw...the high wing option does require the stock z51 low wing spoiler to be removed...

                          wouldnt that mean guys who dislike both the low wing z51 amd the high wing optional spoiler be able to go to the base run the very smooth non z51 spoiler pretty easily...

                          after all the horrible test mule photos...i happen to like the body colored z51 spoiker too...

                          just saying some will be removing the z51 spoiler for the high wing...

                          wouldnt anyone with a z51 spoiler be able to swap in the standard base model spoiler rather easily.?

                          that conversion to z51 spoiler in base models will show the differences pretty early on...

                          someone said all the rear facias are identical but dont quote me in that..

                          good luck deciding.
                          Last edited by JB; 07-29-2019, 11:50 AM.
                          Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 1LT VK3 GKZ HTA

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JB View Post
                            wouldnt that mean guys who dislike both the low wing z51 amd the high wing optional spoiler be able to go to the base run the very smooth non z51 spoiler pretty easily...
                            If you remove the Z51 spoiler you'll have 6 holes in the top of the rear fascia, 4 small ones and two slightly larger ones. See the test prototype below:

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                            So you'll have to deal with those one way or another. In addition, as Tadge mentioned, the aero is balanced front to back and that's why they don't offer a spoiler delete option already. So, if you remove the spoiler yourself, you'll want to remove the splitter too in order to bring the aero balance back to what the base car offers.

                            Still might be worth all the effort -- the car looks so sleek without aero add-ons.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sandyslu View Post
                              What other options would be a must for Newbies?? Never owning a Corvette before, it’s hard to know what is really important for options. This may be our one and only, so we want to do it right. I know I want the front end auto lift....
                              For me, the performance exhaust was a must have for my C7 and doing the research, all the other "stuff" included in the Z51 package made that package my requirement. I also wanted the 3LT interior and found one year 2 of my search that met almost all of my criteria. I'll probably do the same for the C8. Wait a while and look for a new one on a lot that has what I want, in the color I want with most of the options I want or start searching the used available around year 3 after release. I enjoy the hunt and negotiations process so factory order probably would not be in my future.

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