C8 From Lot to Customer Averages Just 10 DaysFebruary 19, 2021
Corvette Mike’s Thundering Thursday | Volume 8-24 • February 18, 2021
We know the C8 is a very fast car but is also the quickest car to leave the dealership lot and into the buyer’s garage. In January, the C8 mid-engine Corvette lasted just 10 days on the lot on average. Even though the C8 has been available for close to a year now, the demand is still extremely high, and the wait list is still almost a yearlong at most dealers.
A recently published study from ISeeCars.com found that the C8 lasted just an average of 10 days at dealerships before being delivered, and some of this time may be because of dealer prep. In addition, the average sales price for the car was $84,689, which is not surprising based on the multiple trim packages and myriad options available.
As Road & Track pointed out, January is usually dominated by the sales of more sensible cars, like sedans and crossover SUVs. And in fact the rest of the top 10 is just those type of vehicles: In second place was the Lexus IS 350 sedan, while the Genesis GV80 SUV and the Mercedes-Benz GLS crossover took third and sixth place, respectively. Not only was the C8 the only sports car to make the top 10, but it was also the only American-made vehicle to do so.
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