My wife and I both turn 75 in the nest few months. Want to buy a Corvette for an around the country trip in the spring.

Asked by Nov 04, 2016 at 07:08 PM about the Chevrolet Corvette

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

We have always owned Corvettes. Don't own one now. Last one we owned
was a 2000 6 speed manual. In 2004 we took 8000 miles 21 state trip and
loved it. We want to buy a low mileage about ten year old car. What year do
we have to buy to get a backup camera and paddle shift automatic? Any
other options we should look for? What is the difference in a level 2 and
level 3 equipped car? Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

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First buy the best car you can afford...do not buy one that need work, thinking you can fix it. I am no Corvette expert but know the newer Corvettes are much better road cars than some of the older ones I have owned. A back up camera can be added to an year. so I am not sure that would be my #1 priority. At 75 you may want to seriously consider an automatic....not to say you will not be able to shift it but when you get into traffic (which is everywhere these days) sitting in traffic holding the clutch in gets to be a drag.....we think about driving on the open road but in reality, we also spend lots of time in traffic

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Thank-you for the input. An automatic with paddle shifter is on the list.

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Now is the right time to look for Corvettes as the new year just came out. First know what your top line is, then look into dealer trade in cars as they may come with a warranty. Also like at low milage cars, and not from a young whipper snapper that may of driven it like he stole it. There are a lot out there, and don't rush. If you know anyone in a Corvette Club, ask them if any members have one for sale. Club members tend to take better care of the cars. Have a mechanic go over it, and if it needs minor work, ask for a deduction off the asking price and have it fixed. i.e.: alignment, tires, break pads, etc. Convertibles are nice for road cruising, but impractical for the wife and her hair on long road-trips. If you have a friend in a car dealership, ask him to look for one at the auto auctions.

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Thank-you. Corvette club contact is a great idea..

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