Future Buyer - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Future Buyer

November 11, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera

If you're a single woman who wants to meet men of all ages, skip Match.com and speed dating. Just get a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. When I had the car this weekend, the attention was nonstop: thumbs-ups from a container-hauling trucker, a Scion street racer, guys getting off their shifts at McDonnell Douglas, and a baby-boomer surfer in a Ram 1500 ("Bitchin' car, dude. If I didn't have a hemi, I'd be jealous.") My favorite admirer, though, was Max.

I found Max, his dad and another guy doing a walk-around of the Corvette, which I'd parked on a suburban street while I ran some errands. Max gave me the chapter and verse about our new car, horsepower, dual-mode exhaust, etc., but hesitated a little when I invited him to sit in it. He stared down at his Pumas, apparently afraid of sullying the interior. He finally did slide into the passenger seat once his dad said it was OK.

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera

When Chevrolet releases the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, I think I know who'll be in line for one.

What car did you follow years before you were old enough to drive? Was it a car you ultimately bought?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 3,157 miles


  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    Puppies and cars certainly can be a great ice breaker. If you attend events centered on your interests (e.g., car shows) you certainly will meet enthusiastic people with similar interests! It's great seeing some many people across the country milling around your new Stingray. The 3 cars I "followed" in my boy years were Jaguar E-type, mid-year Corvette, and (first-gen) Camaro.

  • My favorite was always the Ferrari F355 F1 Spyder. I thought paddle shifters were the greatest idea EVER, and evidently so do a lot of other people...

  • stever stever Posts:

    One of my uncles had a Jeep when I was a kid back in the 50s. May have been WWII surplus for all I know. Loved riding in the back even though I was always banging my head on the metal cab while he bounced down the dirt track to his fishing camp. My first car was a '74 CJ-5.

  • cjasis cjasis Posts:

    Porsche 911. And I consider myself very lucky to have special ordered one from the factory that I owned for a few years before my son was born. I'm hoping/planning to buy one again when my son is in a booster and able to fit comfortably in the back seat.

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