- prospective buyers of the new, highly anticipated 2020 chevy corvette c8 are worried that dealerships might mark up the price significantly over the manufacturer's suggested retail price (msrp).
- corvette fans on corvetteforum.com have compiled a list of dealerships that have already committed to sell the new c8 at msrp without markups.
- pre-orders for the 2020 corvette are currently open on chevrolet's website, and pricing starts at $59,995.
corvette enthusiasts are already coming together to try to avoid dealer markups for the new mid-engined 2020 chevy corvette c8. a group of users on corvetteforum.com have begun compiling a list of all chevrolet dealers that either have or have not publicly committed to sell the 2020 corvette at the manufacturer's suggested retail price (msrp).
started by user tcinla, the list includes 56 high-volume corvette dealerships across the country that are ranked by the number of c7 corvettes they have sold to date. dealerships marked "yes" have promised to sell their allocation of c8 corvettes at msrp, while dealerships marked "no" or "?" have not made this commitment and may be prone to markups. the list also includes a number of lower-volume corvette dealerships, some of which have committed to selling the c8 at msrp and some of which have not.
for many prospective c8 buyers, it’s important that dealers stick to the msrp, especially given the remarkable starting price of $59,995 that's only a few thousand dollars higher than the c7 corvette. pre-orders are currently open on chevrolet's website, and prospective buyers must initially select a dealer before submitting their request to be added to a list of orders for that specific dealership.
dealer markups have plagued other highly anticipated new models recently. we reported earlier this year about dealerships selling the new 2020 jeep gladiator pickup for up to $20,000 over msrp, and certain honda dealerships were trying to sell the civic type r hot hatch for around $15,000 over msrp in 2017.