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Corvette C8 over used 458???

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by PA Wolfpacker, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Floydison

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    I would look at it like this, if you are planning on keeping the car for awhile:

    In 4 years, you walk into your garage. What would you rather see? A Ferrari 458, or a 4 year old Corvette?

    If the answer is Vette then great, get it.. but the answer for me isn't Vette :)
     
  2. dustman

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    Track toy, Vette.
    Otherwise, Ferrari.
    To discount it simply as a vette is seriously flawed thinking.
     
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  3. G. Pepper

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    I'm not interested in the C8 as a track toy - though I live less than an hour from COTA and would surely take it there - I'm interested in a sporty touring car with lower operating costs that could be repaired virtually anywhere I might need service in the US. Plus, it has enough cargo space that I could take a girl along with me, which the 360 absolutely does not. I'd have to get into at least a 612 to duplicate the C8's touring abilities, and I'd still have service anxiety to deal with. Yes, the FF would be better, but try as I might, I just don't love it.
     
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  4. Chizz

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    I respect your opinion but at the end of the day it is not a “Ferrari!” You know what I mean? It is just the latest iteration of a mass produced car that just about anyone can have. It will be a novelty initially but like all other new corvettes it will become ubiquitous. Every time I see a F-car I’m breaking my neck. Can’t remember being mildly attracted to a corvette.
     
  5. G. Pepper

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    If you respected my opinion, you wouldn't have said anything.
     
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  6. Chizz

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    I do but I have one as well.
     
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  7. G. Pepper

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    My comment made clear that I don't care about any of the issues you raised. They are no factor in my wanting a C8, which you knew very well.

    You can always keep your opinions to yourself. I do it all the time, because I respect differing opinions. You don't.
     
  8. Chizz

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    Gotcha. Enjoy your C8.
     
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  9. G. Pepper

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    I will. Just as I enjoyed my 456M, and as I continue to enjoy my 308 and 360. The C8 will replace my 308 as a more versatile touring car, which was the point of my original comment.
     
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  10. AlfistaPortoghese

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    That’s an enviable garage, George! Keep enjoying all of them in good health!

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
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  11. Craigy

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    That's sort of like asking "if you walked into your garage, would you rather see $40,000 in cash, or $120,000 in cash."

    I think the vette buyer, to whom a 458 appeals, will be trading in that vette on the z06 before that four years is up.

    And the long-term vette owner is usually more value-conscious probably wouldn't be interested in owning something like a 458, even if it was affordable.

    For what that's worth... :D
     
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