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Went to my local Caddy dealer today and spring has sprung! They have 6 new XLR's, one a black star edition and two used XLR's! 8 Xlr's for sale and this isn't LA, Tampa or Chicago. I live in a conservative community that has a city population od 240,000. I didn't think my entire county had more than 6 XLR's in it. I don't think I ever saw one on the street other than mine. Hope they were just aggressive in buying. No XLKR-V's though!
 

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I know same here i live in a little town and at the local dealer they had like 4 xlrs and suprisly enough they had a silver and a black V. i was amazed but i still have not seen a red V besides my father and i am suprised cause that is my favorite color in that car.




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Our local dealer has two on the used lot and two new ones heavily discounted and still no takers. A quick search shows 9 within 50 miles of me. Same dealer has had two Z06 Corvettes come through, one sold for $90,000 the second one for $85,500 - both pre-sold weeks in advance.
 

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upstate said:
Went to my local Caddy dealer today and spring has sprung! They have 6 new XLR's, one a black star edition and two used XLR's! 8 Xlr's for sale and this isn't LA, Tampa or Chicago. I live in a conservative community that has a city population od 240,000. I didn't think my entire county had more than 6 XLR's in it. I don't think I ever saw one on the street other than mine. Hope they were just aggressive in buying. No XLKR-V's though!
Are they offering a pricing break on the new cars? Maybe their stocking up in advance of a sale?

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this is an area that I didn't think they sold more than 8 since they came out. Remember in Upstate NY you get to drive these cars 6 months of the year. Anyone owning one of these also has another car which drives up the cost of owning one considerably. Some of our members in California or Florida that drive these all year are about 30-40 grand ahead of a northerner that has to buy two cars.
 

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It's funny what dealers like you will sell this car for when they don't know what the hell they're doing. Anyone can give one away, a salesman will SELL it.
 
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Are you intently trying to piss off everyone on this forum that has bought a V and paid over 90K? Cause I think it's working.




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It is funny what people pay for these cars. I know of a place I can get the cars for under $90,000 brand new..

If you need one send me an email [email protected]
 

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Are you intently trying to piss off everyone on this forum that has bought a V and paid over 90K? Cause I think it's working.

Don't want to pour gas on the fire Standby but I think you have a pink slip on your V don't you? At least you're not paying interest on that extra ten grand.
Hey I'm trying to make you feel better.
 
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Yes I have two pick slips, the o4 and the V. It really didn't bother me that bad. I kind of jumped on the band wagon after 1_XLR took a shot at him. I really shouldn't do that. With what I'm going to get out of the law suite, will easily make up for getting ripped off at the dealers.
Bob.............I love my Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 

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vttrod said:
I am not here to make poeple made. I know what they are worth. I believe on giving the best price right off the bat.. What is wrong with that?

I used to sell Corvettes cheap but I moved on to better things.
There's always those that will under-cut the market to make the quick and easy buck, usually because they don't have the skill to sell it for market value. Unfortunatly, it dosen't take many of them to trash the whole market. It's more unfortunate that GM allows it.
You say you know what the car is worth. GM thinks it's worth 100K and most dealers are getting 100K. Some are getting more, some a little less. The fact that you need a 12 or $13,000 handicap to sell a car may make a buyer happy, but it dosen't say much for yourself.
 

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Our local dealer has two on the used lot and two new ones heavily discounted and still no takers. A quick search shows 9 within 50 miles of me. Same dealer has had two Z06 Corvettes come through, one sold for $90,000 the second one for $85,500 - both pre-sold weeks in advance.
Mark-

Virtually everyone on the planet knows what a C-6 ZO6 is. When you say, I have an XLR, most people look at you like you have two heads, and say, "A whaaa...?"

I think XLR really stand for X-plane Lots of Reasons ( for buying a car no one seems to know about after three years on the market).

BTW- a Victory Red C-6 Z06 convertible is in the running for that empty slot in the Garage Mahal. Doggone, you climb in one and from the inside its one heck of a lot like an XLR. I just wish Chevy offered a paddle shift 6 (or seven) speed automatic. (bum knee)
 

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There's always those that will under-cut the market to make the quick and easy buck, usually because they don't have the skill to sell it for market value. Unfortunatly, it dosen't take many of them to trash the whole market. It's more unfortunate that GM allows it.
You say you know what the car is worth. GM thinks it's worth 100K and most dealers are getting 100K. Some are getting more, some a little less. The fact that you need a 12 or $13,000 handicap to sell a car may make a buyer happy, but it dosen't say much for yourself.
Wow I would not of believed it unless I read it myself! A consumer ridiculing a salesman for giving a great deal. Sounds like sour grapes because you spent more. If you sell the car for 100K or 88K the car is still the same great product nothing changes except the seller in one situation did not choose to make as much money. He should be insulted for that? You are wrong and out of line. Trust me if I walk into a Caddy dealer and the dealer drops 12 grand off any of there products I don't think less of them or get mad. What they get is my repeat business. I have an extra XLR rim, you know the ones they sell on ebay for $250. Don't buy it instead go to the dealer where the parts guty will charge you $985 for the same rim, but wait show him he is a good saleman and let him charge you $1200. for it and then walk away happy. I'll buy the $250 rim thank you!
 

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Mark-

Virtually everyone on the planet knows what a C-6 ZO6 is. When you say, I have an XLR, most people look at you like you have two heads, and say, "A whaaa...?"

I think XLR really stand for X-plane Lots of Reasons ( for buying a car no one seem to know about after three years on the market).

BTW- a Victory Red C-6 Z06 convertible is in the running for that empty slot in the Garage Mahal. Doggone, you climb in one and from the inside its one heck of a lot like an XLR. I just wish Chevy offered a paddle shift 6 (or seven) speed automatic. (bum knee)
No doubt the XLR still commands quite a bit of neck-snapping looks on the part of the average auto consumer, however to those of us who enjoy the sensation of DRIVING rather than owning great cars it is just one of many great options. I can honestly say I have owned one, as well as a Viper, Jag, MB and so many others. I still own and enjoy an 03 Cobra that makes over 500 rwhp with less than $3,000 in after-market bolt-on parts. It will walk away from any car I have ever encountered on the street.

With that said, we are still patiently waiting a build date for our '07 Z06. And, I agree many folks know of the present generation Z06, however very, very few will actually experience one. And believe me, it is their loss. There are very few cars available at any price that can begin to compete with one on the street, track or strip.
 
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I think 1_XLR, as well as I, was pissed about the way vttrod attacked us for being so stupid to spend 100K when we could have waited to get a better deal, but in all fairness we have been driving our V's from day one and we haven't looked back, except at the cars that can't keep up.
I don't mean to speak for Mike and he can chew me out if I have read him wrong.
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Bob, I understand having been the first on other models. You pay to be first out of the shoot if not everyone would ber first. Enjoy, and to those who have there V keep smiling from driving. Its only money you made this much you can make more.
 

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Wow I would not of believed it unless I read it myself! A consumer ridiculing a salesman for giving a great deal. Sounds like sour grapes because you spent more. If you sell the car for 100K or 88K the car is still the same great product nothing changes except the seller in one situation did not choose to make as much money. He should be insulted for that? You are wrong and out of line. Trust me if I walk into a Caddy dealer and the dealer drops 12 grand off any of there products I don't think less of them or get mad. What they get is my repeat business. I have an extra XLR rim, you know the ones they sell on ebay for $250. Don't buy it instead go to the dealer where the parts guty will charge you $985 for the same rim, but wait show him he is a good saleman and let him charge you $1200. for it and then walk away happy. I'll buy the $250 rim thank you!
I tend to look at things from the bigger picture instead of only how it might benifit me. Any salesman who leaves money one the table unnecessarily is not doing himself, his company or his industry any justice. We all as consumers take advantage of these weakest links.
 

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I think 1_XLR, as well as I, was pissed about the way vttrod attacked us for being so stupid to spend K when we could have waited to get a better deal, but in all fairness we have been driving our V's from day one and we haven't looked back, except at the cars that can't keep up.
I don't mean to speak for Mike and he can chew me out if I have read him wrong.
Bob
The confrontation and deciet from his very first post says alot about Mr.vttrod
 

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I tend to look at things from the bigger picture instead of only how it might benifit me. Any salesman who leaves money one the table unnecessarily is not doing himself, his company or his industry any justice. We all as consumers take advantage of these weakest links.
As the consumer it is not my job to look out for the dealership's long term interest. That is the salesman and owner's job. After all I could of spent 100K on the car and the owner could take the extra 12K and travel, thus the dealership is no further ahead. Next year they are out of business. My job is to buy at the lowest price, I have to look out for my family first not someone else's.
 
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