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Chevrolet dealers asking $10,000 over sticker for the 2014 Corvette - report

 Chevrolet dealers asking $10,000 over sticker for the 2014 Corvette - report
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The gouging continues

The Chevrolet Corvette carries a base price of $51,995 but if you looking to pick one up, you might be asked to pay significantly more than that.

According to Automotive News, some dealers are asking customers to pay $10,000 over the sticker price. This hasn't gone over well with consumers who have taken to the internet to vent about the price gouging.

General Motors says they can't control dealership pricing but some retailers are sticking to the suggested MSRP. As Coughlin Chevrolet Corvette sales manager Rick Conti explained, "Guys who go above sticker - that's a one-shot deal. These are customers who you're going to see again and they'll remember that."

Despite this, one dealership manager revealed they sent a mystery shopper to several rival dealerships and have been given quotes $10,000 to $20,000 over the sticker price.

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Comments (14)

 BlarkKent BlarkKent
Why would anyone be so stupid as to pay more than sticker. I'll wait till April or May and the same dealers will be begging me to buy one. I love it but in the end it is just another car. GM will make more than they can sell...they Always do!
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September 22, 2013 12:02 am
 Aesthetics Aesthetics
GM must revoke these outlets if they want to keep standards
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August 13, 2013 9:32 am
 truevette1 truevette1
I have been a corvette fan for 30 years, but I agree with the posts that cite the rampant greed regarding the 2014. I just sold my 2010 GS in preparation for the C7 purchase. I guess I will be visiting the Benz dealerships!!
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August 12, 2013 10:58 pm
 Naturally Aspirated Naturally Aspirated
GM.. if you weren't ready to ask $52k for a corvette.. then you shouldn't have done it.. good luck trying to calm down your angry customers who have already ordered one.. and 10k!! that's not even reasonable by any standard
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August 12, 2013 2:56 pm
 benzboy benzboy
Hey GM if your listening, Try and Gouge me , Hell I will stay with Mercedes Benz.
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August 12, 2013 1:34 pm
 benzboy benzboy
Agree, I remember when that crappy Prowler came out, and some dealers I saw were tacking on a 30K price increase. Well look what happened to that car.
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August 12, 2013 1:27 pm
 tomi.ro tomi.ro
boycott them...corvette and viper asking more and more. buy foreign and show them bastards. imagine they received bailout from the government with citizens' money, and they act high and mighty
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August 12, 2013 11:34 am
 zayak9 zayak9
After reading the brief narrative of this article it should raise many question about the relationship with the manufacturer and dealerships. "GM says they can't control dealerships pricing..." In this day and age it would be logical to know that GM can and does control the dealership's pricing. If GM had a real problem with the gouging then they would step up and say "no more" or not allow the particular dealership the inventory. But they (and all the others manufacturers)don't do this. The car cost "X" and as long as the dealership pays "X" then GM is satisfied. What the dealership makes above and beyond is dealersip profit ~federal govt should step in and collect the "extra" to help GM pay back the tax payers for their bailout money~. The best heard complaint about price gouging will be no one buying the car. Let those cars sit, at the GM plant or at dealerships. Those folk with big pockets who want to pay the extra let them pay extra to be first or what ever it is that justifies that foolishness. Hey GM rather than put a MSRP sticker on the window put a ACTP (Actual Cost To Produce) sticker. This way the costumer will know just how much he/she was in over actual cost.
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August 12, 2013 11:33 am