In case you want a brand new front-engine Corvette instead of the hard-to-find 2020 mid-engine version, you might want to listen up to Chevy’s latest offer – a $3,250 cashback rebate through Aug. 31, 2020.
The rebates apparently apply to all versions of the 2019 Corvette, but based on a quick search of three major online services, the pickin’s are slim right now, though we were able to find examples of base Stingrays, Z51s, Grand Sports, Z06s, and ZR1s.
You can’t be too picky about options or colors, though. This morning, we found just 27 new 2019s on cars.com (priced as low as $52,685), 16 on autotrader.com (as low as $62,414), and 13 on carsforsale.com (as low as $58,355).
The current rebate isn’t nearly as generous as Chevrolet offered back during the winter, when it was $12,000 in December 2019 and nearly $9,000 in February 2020.
GM has also extended its offer for special vehicle discounts for first responders and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus through Sept. 30.
Personally, if we couldn’t wait on a 2021 model, we’d be inclined to skip the rebate on the 2019s and instead buy a gently used low-mileage 2016 or 2017 model (with the front curb view camera available starting in 2016 and the Grand Sport models beginning in 2017). That way, you could get an older car that looks the same as a new one, with more options and likely the peace of mind of an extended warranty, for less money.
Of course, that decision also depends on just how low a dealer is willing to go on a new 2019. If they’re desperate to move a certain car, you might get a big enough discount to make it worthwhile to go ahead and get a brand new 2019.
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