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How To Choose a Corvette

How To Choose a Corvette

Some models fade into obscurity. Others? They shoot all the way up to iconic status! In the world of sports cars one such model easily comes to mind – Chevrolet Corvette! We have already covered whether or not you should buy a Corvette, but to give a quick recap – you should!

Convinced already? Great! Now you have to know how to choose the proper Corvette for yourself. Because, you see, there are some differences. Shall we dive deeper now?

What is the best generation of Corvettes?

Starting out with the big questions right away! Truth be told, there are a lot of differences between the generations. It is not really a question of “best” as of “different”. So you have to take into account certain variables. For starters, аre you more of a classic cars’ kind of a person, or you want the latest and greatest?

If you want to be the first owner, you do not have much of a choice. However, that is actually a good thing. In fact, the latest generations (C7 and C8) have great reputation. Many consider them the go-to choice out of all non-classic Vettes. Some purists would say that buying a new one is like buying any other sports car. As if it doesn’t have the spirit of the classic speedster. Don’t listen to them. The newer ones breathe raw power!

You buy a sports car to enjoy it. You want to push the pedal to the max, to feel the engine, to have your back straight up in the seat when you push that pedal. Add a bit of a new car shine to that, and you have a great deal!

As for your choice of the classic options, you cannot got wrong with the third gen (or C3). That is the quintessential Chevrolet Corvette in most people’s eyes. C2 is also up there, and may be the more unique option out of the two. Then C4 and C5 are both acquired tastes. Think carefully whether you would want to get one of those. In fact, let’s see how you would actually go about buying a specific unit!

How to choose the right Corvette?

You should already have an idea of what you want – modern or classic. Now, you have to set some rules and stick to them if you don’t want to be disappointed.

For starters, set aside a budget. Be very, very precise with the number and always keep in mind the maximum amount you are willing to spend. It is very easy to spiral into buying something you can’t really afford. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with having a bit of leeway. Yet that should be 5-10%, not double the amount you have already set.

Also, ask yourself this: is the budget my primary deciding factor? If it is, your choices narrow down a bit. For example, you would likely not jump on a 2020 Corvette and instead look to a 5-year-old C7. I actually think that may be one of the best value-for-money options anyway.

On that note, if you are looking for the most budget-friendly options, check this out: What is the cheapest Corvette?

Tips for buying a good Corvette unit

Starting with the obvious: never pick the first one you see. I know it can be tempting if it is a hot offer. However, you should remember – if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

People will usually advise you to always have a test drive. Sadly, quite often that may not even be an option. Your local dealerships and car lots may not have what you are looking for. Not to mention that prices may also vary a lot across the States. The best deal then means that you would have to scour the internet.

Shopping online for a vehicle without having a way to test it is not ideal, but it is doable. If you are buying a new Corvette, you don’t have much to worry about. However, if you are going the used route, I have a few tips for you.

  • Ask a lot of questions. Find out which are the most prominent problems with Corvettes, and then ask. If someone refuses to give you answers, send pictures and provide proof of the car’s condition, move on!
  • It also helps to look online for the reputation of some used cars websites. If they are trustworthy, you are likely to not have issues with them.
  • Make sure to bargain. Most vehicle prices are not set in stone, so don’t fall for what the list price is.

Why you should have more than two options (and less than six)

When making decisions, most people narrow it down to a choice between two options. Did you know that might be a problem? In economics, there is a rule that you should always have three or more choices.

See, when deciding between two options, you always look at them as the only alternatives. That skews your opinion, as you tend to overlook the drawbacks of the option that seems better to you. On the other hand, if you have three choices, you are much more likely to stay objective.

This works, because even if you start preferring one option, you still have to make a comparison between the other two. And when you start looking at the pros and cons, you are likely to pull out of your infatuation with the first choice.

However, do not go overboard with this. If you have more than six options, you are likely to never decide at all. Psychology!

What to do after picking your Chevrolet Corvette online?

Let’s say that you have found the perfect unit for yourself. What now? While some online dealers can offer shipping, a lot of the time you would have to be the one to find a way to transport your Vette. Especially, if you are buying it from a person.

The good news is that shipping your car is not that difficult with a reputable auto transprot company. Actually shipping cars our clients bought online is a specialty of ours. In fact, we have actually shipped that exact vehicle before. Are interested to read about that? Check it out here: Shipping a Corvette across America!

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