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head count: whos going to the dark side and buying C8 ?

Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by nxhappy, Aug 4, 2019.

who's buying the new C8 ?

Poll closed Sep 1, 2019.
  1. yes I am

    22 vote(s)
    44.9%
  2. no I'm not

    18 vote(s)
    36.7%
  3. I'm buying a different car (specify)

    9 vote(s)
    18.4%
  1. oooooh snap

    oooooh snap Stable Genius Established Member

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    just bought a Telluride for the wife. Once that's paid off, i plan on buying a C8. I'll never get rid of my Cobra, but I'm pretty much done with the Ford camp.
     
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  2. scott9050

    scott9050 Hillary for prison Established Member

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    Looks like the rear of a 5th Gen Camaro that shriveled in the cold water.
    Sent from my SM-N950U using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
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  3. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    not me, these will be everywhere. No need to blow your load this early in the game.
     
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  4. Ls2BluGoat

    Ls2BluGoat 200,000 mile club Established Member

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    I will be for sure.
     
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  5. ssj4sadie

    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Established Member

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    This is one of the weirdest ways of thinking. I could give a **** what other people have. This is SVTP, so you know we all have 10's hanging off our 13" dongs. You going to to plow hogs just to be different?
     
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  6. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    This C8 is nothing new, its just a cheaper mid engine quick accelerating car. Remind me, besides being under $100k, what is so desirable about this car?

    Also, I dont plow hogs, im not from texas.
     
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  7. ssj4sadie

    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Oooo Sick burn.

    Nothing new? Name another sub 3 second 0-60 American car that isn’t powered by electric motors sub $75K.
     
  8. jvandy50

    jvandy50 Active Member Established Member

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    I moved to the dark side after what my pos 350 put me through. If I’m honest, I truly feel like I’ve gotten way more car for my money in this ZLE than I did with the 350.

    It feels like a kick in the nuts how much they’re charging for the 500, and then a full on drop kick to the jewels after telling you the CFTP isn’t even attainable(to most) even if ya have that much extra cash. It’s not cute, ford.

    My girlfriend and her family are corvette people...her dad has a ZR1. The mustang/vette rivalry has been fun, but i may not be able to justify it going forward. So i may be looking at one if the DCT looks fun enough.

    I laughed pretty hard when Chevy dropped this 60k machine.
     
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  9. VRYALT3R3D

    VRYALT3R3D Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I would still rather buy a used Gen V Viper over this. As amazing as the new C8 is, I want a more analog experience.
     
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  10. Skitzerman

    Skitzerman NE Philly Premium Member Established Member

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    I had an interesting conversation today, with some guys from a local Vette Club. They all said they wanted a C8 but wouldn't touch one till the mid point of the second year. They figure the recalls on this car will approach double digits. I would like to park one next to my Cobra but will take the advice of some experienced Vette owners.
     
  11. rborden

    rborden Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Looks like a Ferrari, a Ford GT and the Acura NSX all had a three way and this is the abomination result. Don’t have the desire to buy one. Also no true manual transmission is a deal breaker.
     
  12. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Saving money might be a reason not to buy one.
     
  13. STAMPEDE3

    STAMPEDE3 SAULS BROTHER Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Both Vettes we had were for the wife. If we decided to get a C8 it will be hers as well. I only drive when we go somewhere together.
    To answer the OP, We are seriously considering it.
     
  14. specracer

    specracer SVTOA MCA Premium Member

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    Not a snowballs chance in hell.
     
  15. StrayBullitt

    StrayBullitt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    For the price point or a little above, think I would rather have a lightly used Hellcat.
     
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    CV355 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I like it. Don't need one, not going to buy one. Would be neat if my father bought one in retirement.
     
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  17. IronSnake

    IronSnake Permanently apathetic Established Member

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    Honestly the more realistic thing to happen for me due to the C8 is to let everyone sell/trade in their older C6/7 cars, and just buy one of those at a "I have to have a C8 now, so here's a fire sale price" kind of deal.

    Nothing wrong with the older C6Z's, or even C5Z, or a C7 GS or ray.

    The 2018+ MY Mustang unfortunately seems to not be as prolific around here. The 15-17's sold like hot cakes but I can tell Ford took a chance that may not have paid off on the 18+ (front end). Couple that with the asinine pricing, I'd rather buy a used vette.
     
  18. CV355

    CV355 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    All truth. I wouldn't have gotten an '18 without trading my GT500. I love the car overall, but the suspension is unexpectedly "bouncy." I don't see too many S550s around here. It's mostly Challengers and Jeeps. If you see a Mustang, it's either a trashed S197 or an EcoCuck S550.
     
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  19. ZEN357

    ZEN357 Active Member Established Member

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    I already did in 2017. I didn't Buy a Chevy though, I bought a Mopar left over, 2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus and then sold my 01 Bullitt, and a year two years later bought another 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus as a daily driver.

    2016

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    2018

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  20. stvdman

    stvdman Member Established Member

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    6 months ago everyone would have been enthralled with the prospect of a car like that...then hit them with this "For under $60k!"

    ;)
     
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