Supply and demand, or straight ripoff?
Whenever a hot new model starts hitting dealer inventories, there’s always the issue of markup to consider. Sure, you can have your 2020 Chevrolet Corvette right now, but can you really afford that decision? Yes, the new C8 generation officially starts at $59,995, but you may not be able to drive off in one for anywhere near that price. At least, that may be the case according to this list on the Corvette Forum.
Forum users have collaborated on a list showing dealers that are selling the car either at or above MSRP. It’s organized by the most popular Corvette dealers in the U.S., based on the number of C7 models they’ve sold this year. There are “YES” marks for dealers selling at MSRP, or “NO” for dealers that are charging a premium. Several dealers are sticking to the MSRP, especially the volume dealers. However, there are also plenty that seem to be adding markup into the equation. The list doesn’t specify how much extra a dealer is charging. That will ultimately vary from dealer to dealer, so it’s still worth checking your area to see if prices are getting out of hand.
The forum’s list is actively updated
Naturally, MSRP means the “suggested” price, so dealers can (and usually do) charge over that price for hot-ticket cars. It happened with the Supra, as well as hot hatches like the Ford Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R. It’s a bitter pill to swallow when you’re trying to land your dream car, though. If you want to be among the first to buy a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette at a reasonable price, this list is worth checking out.
We have yet to officially drive the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray just yet, so stay tuned for more updates! We’ll also have more news when there’s more information on the more powerful versions like the Z06 and, inevitably, the monstrous ZR1.