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Now that the price is out, is anyone still buying one or seriously considering it? This is far above my price range so I'm out.
 

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I plan to buy one in 2015 or 2016 when the M6 comes out....
 

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I will not buy one new. I find the purchase model to be ridiculous. I MIGHT consider a used one in a year or so after depreciation takes a sizable chunk out of the price, oh and no gas guzzler tax to boot.
 

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I am a curious case. I will be in the market for a new car beginning 2014, I already wanted AT, I would already get the loaded V8 model (I really want HUD and push-button start), I need 4 doors and I actually prefer the BTO system (why would you pay markups when you can order at any other dealer?) and don't mind the 90-day wait. The only problem is that I don't know yet if I'll be actually living in the US...
 
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No, not under the current conditions. If they hadn't taken the SS upmarket, created a "by order only" scenario, and made the 6MT a non-option, I'd pursue.
 

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Had a look at the SS at a dealer this evening, gloss front bumper looks incompleat without a front plate.
 

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My lease is up in December. Hopefully, there will be an incentive on the hood to reduce the cost. If not, it looks it priced outside of my comfort zone for now.
 

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Had a look at the SS at a dealer this evening, gloss front bumper looks incompleat without a front plate.
Pictures please!!
 

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I think a new 2013 Corvette for $40,000 is what I will do. They won't sell many SS and I don't think they care.
 

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Had a look at the SS at a dealer this evening, gloss front bumper looks incompleat without a front plate.
Does it at least have the space for the front plate? Or does it look like the pre-production silver SS, on which you still have to put a bracket?
 

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It has a recess area made to fit a standard plate, without a plate it does not look finished, their is a production line photo in another thread, you will see it clearly looks wrong without a plate, we have no one plate states.
 

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I will be honest. Two years ago I was offered an incentive to finish college. Dad said graduate with your accounting degree and I will give you some money to help you out with buying a brand new car. I figured with what he would give me and the proceeds from selling my current car I could put a down payment of $20K on the car and be able to pay off the car within 3 years. I started to muster the ideas of what car I could get with the money. My conditions were: Sedan, less than $50K, something that I could see myself in for 5-7 years, something classy, something that fits my preferences/style.

The first car that caught my attention was the 2013 GS F Sport because it was RWD, it's beautiful, and it's reliable. I figured I could use the money I would receive and some of my savings and put it down as an initial payment on a used version, but then I started to think about the "used" part of the car. I would probably spend close to the $50K on a USED car. While that option was still on the table...

The 2013 Camry was revealed.

That was the second car that caught my attention. For some reason I love the way the SE looks (I think because I see potential in aftermarket aesthetics, wheels, height adjustment etc.), it's peppy for what it is, the interior is a huge upgrade from my current one, and it's priced incredibly low IMO. The whole Camry Effect thing is true. After owning my current Camry, I am very attached to Toyota's reliability. I've ran my car crazy and I have never had a problem with it, it's smooth, quiet on the highway, roomy, and comfortable. There is one problem, it's FWD. After owning this car for so long I have gotten bored of driving FWD, I like to be able to burnout and drift around corners every once-in-a-while, I also feel safer and more certain in a RWD. $20K down would leave me with very low payments on this car! While both options were still on the table....

The 2014 Chevrolet SS was revealed.

This was the third car that caught my attention. I heard about this car late (Feb. 2013). I don't care what anyone says but I LOVE the styling of this car. It is subtle yet aggressive, it's a sleeper! It's something that I can see myself in for 5 years, even with a baby seat in the back! The thing that placed this car at the top for me is the LS3. Ever since I drove my brother's TB SS (with a Corsa cat-back and bolt-ons) I fell in love with LS engines. It is responsive, throaty, fast, strong, and reliable. I love it! And the fact that it comes with an LS3 means there are aftermarket performance upgrades readily available for cheap (unlike my Camry which has a limited market for aftermarket parts and they are expensive). I was just waiting for the price. I figured with all of the options it would be around $50K which was pushing my budget. The announcement of a $45K and a two-year free maintenance has pretty much sealed the deal for me. The only thing left is talking to a sales person (I will fight to the nails to get as close to the $45K as possible).

That being said, I am pretty much set on buying this car. The only thing keeping me away from buying it now is time. I just have to wait till May! People may not like the price, but with my proposed incentive I will (hopefully) only have payments on a $25K loan. I will say this (TT C6 and others who disapprove of the price) if I was not offered the incentive I would be getting a car in the low $30K range, and I would more than likely be upset with the price of the SS. Since that is not the case I will (more than likely) be buying this car!!!

P.S. Yes I know I could do something else with the money like save it, but I already have a comfortable amount of money in my savings for a person my age (1). I will need a car within the next 2 years (2). Interest rates are pretty low, putting that money in the bank will not benefit me much, on the upside, interest rates are pretty low right no, people getting loans pay less (3). Interest rates are likely to increase as soon as QE is terminated, reference to my earlier statement "time is the only thing between me and the SS(4). With a very reasonable starting salary of $45K a year ($45-51K accounting avg/year) the $25K loan price is perfect (5). Thus concluding, the time and my circumstances could not be any better for buying the 2014 Chevrolet SS!!!
 

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It has a recess area made to fit a standard plate, without a plate it does not look finished, their is a production line photo in another thread, you will see it clearly looks wrong without a plate, we have no one plate states.
Wait, now I'm confused: are we talking about the Chevrolet SS or the Commodore SS?
 

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You shouldn't have to "fight" for the $45k MSRP.
Anyone who pays a cent over MSRP is a fool.

An accounting major should know that begin your negotiations with dealer cost (a car's dealer invoice price) and let the dealer work you up from that price. Frankly, if the dealer is pre-selling the car to you, there is risk or floor plan costs to him, so he should be flexible.
If I was a recent college grad, I would try to find a clean, 1-owner C5/C6/G8/TBSS and try to pay cash or use an "autocheck" autoloan from a credit union. (anyone can join the Pentagon's CU with a $20 donation to fallen solider family fund).

I would take this idea to your father and ask him for the downpayment for a rental property instead of the money for the car. If you feel you MUST move out now, then look for duplexes.

Investing $50k in a depreciating asset right out of school isn't the best decision.
What are they teaching in accounting schools today ?????
Yes I am aware that you start negotiations at the lowest possible price (common sense). I didn't add that on there because I thought people on this forum (especially you) would have the brain capacity to envision my method. I could have just as easily said I will start my negotiations at zero and work my way up to the lowest possible price. I said "fight for the $45K" as a figure of speech meaning I will not pay a penny over it whether I have to look for a dealer that will give me the deal I am looking for. Never know what you will encounter with dealers some may be stubborn like yourself and say NO...
Next time I will make sure to illustrate my thoughts and methods down to the last proton.

I didn't know about the Pentagon's credit union, thanks for the heads up! :thumbsUp:

I will start of by saying this, I have been fortunate enough in that my father has paid for my entire education and the car I currently have. Which brings me up to my next point.

LOL :D I love how you make something out of nothing... I never said anything about moving out, as a matter of fact I have my own place paid-in-full! (Kind of...) ;)

Long story short. I've been working since 14 now 23. '07 (17yo) I bought $6,000 of silver at ~$11.85 ~500oz...'09 I took out a $3,000 loan against my old truck (just to build credit)... '10 I sold 450 oz at ~$46.20 ~$20,000... '12 I took out my first loan for $20,000 and my brother and I bought a foreclosed home for $46,250 after renovation came out to a total cost of ~$90,000 including the initial investment (I put in $40K he put the rest). The house is now valued at $170,000 I continue to pay off my loan as I work and go to school. All of that on top of my savings and car... Plus a modestly projected $45K income.. I'd say I'm pretty well off for a 23 year old (well almost I'll be 23 Thursday)...

I was starting to have respect for you after the Kate Upton/Rosanne comments but this brings me back to my initial perception of you.

I hate sounding arrogant, but there is no other way to explain to you. Every reply that you post is very attention oriented to minute details.

I sincerely appreciate your attention and interest in my financial well being, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be contemplating on getting this car if I didn't have the financial means to do so.

I will end off on this note:
You continue to nit-pick, until then I'm done trying to explain every little detail of my life to someone as stubborn as yourself...

Good Day Sir!
 
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