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  • itsnotagsr
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    Originally posted by XXX19X View Post

    13 demo/near/as new HSVs still available: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/dem...es/?sort=Price including the super special GTSR W1. Dont think 170-200k price point will help the Corvette especially considering the ZL1s dont seem to be moving too quickly.
    Sure but Dads can justify a 4 door HSV or M3.

    But a Corvette is different. You're comparing it to people who generally buy European sports cars.

    The typical Corvette buyer in the US is buying a $60k car not a $150k car. They're different types of customers. Those same buyers in Australia (ie baby boomers, etc) are buying lots of Mustangs.

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  • XXX19X
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    Originally posted by Captiva Fan View Post
    Yep, all the $160k HSV's were sold fairly quickly.
    And plenty of people seem to have been paying the $130k for the top GTS's.
    And that was always a model which was also available for $40k ... the Corvette isn't.
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    13 demo/near/as new HSVs still available: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/dem...es/?sort=Price including the super special GTSR W1. Dont think 170-200k price point will help the Corvette especially considering the ZL1s dont seem to be moving too quickly.
    Last edited by XXX19X; 22-01-20, 10:54 AM.

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  • Captiva Fan
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    Originally posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    people spent that much on new hsv's
    this will be popular in that market for sure
    Yep, all the $160k HSV's were sold fairly quickly.
    And plenty of people seem to have been paying the $130k for the top GTS's.
    And that was always a model which was also available for $40k ... the Corvette isn't.

    Originally posted by The Panda View Post
    Sorry for the not amazing source but there is a chance that the C8 could land in Aus for <$150,000.

    https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/corvette-c8-pricing
    Go Which Car!
    "We've heard a rumour that it's not actually gonna be $170k but will be Cheap Cheap Cheap at $149,999.99!! At that price they will sell squillions, because nobody who could justify spending $150k on fast tupperware-ripoff would every have stretched to $170k" .... hmm.
    Last edited by Captiva Fan; 22-01-20, 09:56 AM.

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  • clutch-monkey
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    Originally posted by itsnotagsr View Post

    But thats Wollongong. Sydney suburbs where people have $150k+ to spend on a toy are more focused on badges over power.
    people spent that much on new hsv's
    this will be popular in that market for sure

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  • itsnotagsr
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    Originally posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post

    ROFL. There's a Murdered C6 near my house that snaps necks like few cars as it goes past where a 4 banger 86 powered Boxster turns about as many heads as a Golf Gti.
    But thats Wollongong. Sydney suburbs where people have $150k+ to spend on a toy are more focused on badges over power.

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  • The Panda
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    Sorry for the not amazing source but there is a chance that the C8 could land in Aus for <$150,000.

    https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/corvette-c8-pricing

    If so, expect this to be a GTR style affordable supercar rather than a collectors item.

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  • Smudge
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    Re: Cayman/C8 comparison. Like auto-only C8 but lust after the just announced manual-only Cayman GTS 4.0 (6 cylinder). Different cars & different buyers.

    Good on GM for deleting the chrome wheels option. Part of a small step that'll get the average Vette buyer under the stereotypical cargo pants & NB sneaker wearing 50yrs old.

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  • Mr Purple
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    That’s ok, we’re all buying Yarises instead now.

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  • FLI355
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    Originally posted by Cliffordcliffs View Post
    The latest Motor mag estimates $175 (base) to $240 for the upspec one
    They’ll sell fuck all if they price it like that.

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  • bigshipengine.jpg
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    Originally posted by itsnotagsr View Post
    Why would anyone pay $150k for a Corvette???

    Thats Boxster money which appeals more to the crowd with that kind of money.
    ROFL. There's a Murdered C6 near my house that snaps necks like few cars as it goes past where a 4 banger 86 powered Boxster turns about as many heads as a Golf Gti.

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  • bigshipengine.jpg
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    Originally posted by Captiva Fan View Post


    The fact that bits fall off your $150k car within the first year of ownership might be annoying; but expected.
    Yeah dunno about that Porsche have picked there act up imho.

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  • Cliffordcliffs
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    The latest Motor mag estimates $175 (base) to $240 for the upspec one

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  • Monza
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    is MPH 16/43rds of a real unit of measurement?

    jks

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  • Captiva Fan
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    Originally posted by Xnke View Post
    Damn they're expensive down under.
    We're just guessing, we don't really know.
    But going on past experience - yeah, they'll be expensive, part luxury car tax & part price-gouging.

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  • Xnke
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    Damn they're expensive down under.

    They're made in the city I live in, there's been several running around town for months. Two upper-level GM executives got arrested for doing "26+ MPH Over the Limit" (I could put plusses for lines and lines here...) down the main drag last week. (Officer I know mentioned something about 180+, so since it's a 35MPH road, yeah, they were doing "26+".) It's questionable if they get to keep their jobs, but the advertising is immeasurable for GM.

    Can't wait till drivelines start showing up.

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