June 23, 2014
Earlier this month, Kavanagh reported that the screen on our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was on the fritz. Specifically, he (rightly) complained that the screen flickered when placed in reverse and that the screen was blank one time on startup.
Well, both of those things happened to me this weekend and then a new one.
June 2, 2014
Well, the photo I took of the blank touchscreen in our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray turned out all blurry, so above is one of it in its normal state.
Here's what I observed recently of said screen in its abnormal state:
May 20, 2014
It's only been seven and a half months since we picked up 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray No. 23 from the factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, yet we've already reached the 20,000-mile plateau that we shoot for in all of our long-term cars.
May 9, 2014
After six-months of ownership and about 13,000 miles of driving including testing and a track day under their belts, the factory Michelin Pilot Super Sports on our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray have given up the ghost and need to be replaced.
April 15, 2014
Our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray exhibits a judder when you make a tight turn (say, turning from a driveway onto a narrow street) when the car is stone cold. And it's completely normal and nothing is wrong.
April 10, 2014
And what does it mean that it is "On" in our Corvette?
According to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Owner's Manual:
April 9, 2014
The last time we saw a variable redline on an Edmunds long-term test car was in our 2009 BMW M3 Sedan. On startup, the tachometer in our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray starts with a "yellowline" from 3,500-4,500 rpm, with the redline above that. As the engine warms up (as in this photo), the yellow creeps up and eventually disappears leaving the hard redline at 6,500 rpm.
April 1, 2014
As you may know, I'm a stickler for tire pressure. That's why I love it when manufacturers make it this easy and intuitive: The numbers on our Corvette Stingray's color display are large, color-coded, and oriented in the same direction as the car.
March 21, 2014
I hypothesized way back last year, long before we got number 23, that the Stingray wears its front tires faster than it wears its rears, an unusual trait for a rear-drive car this powerful and a sure sign of a genuinely balanced sports car.
It looks like I was right.
March 10, 2014
Well that didn't take long. On January 13, we posted about our first service, scheduled for 7,500 miles, for our long term 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray.
Already the car is over 15,000 miles and calling for its second service. Looks like we like driving this car. Well, most of the time.
March 7, 2014
Like all modern cars, our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray provides handy alerts to notify the driver of oil changes,impending doom and weather in regions not necessarily near your location.
February 19, 2014
I'm noticing some brake judder on our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. It's not evident all the time, just at certain speeds and with a certain amount of brake pressure.
It's most obvious when you're commuting home, going around 50 mph or so, and need some moderate brake pressure for slowing traffic ahead on the highway.
January 13, 2014
A few days ago, our 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray called for its first oil-change, something we were expecting right around the 7,500-mile mark.
We called Bunnin Chevrolet in Culver City, our closest Chevy dealer, and made an appointment for the following day. We needed to get this done before our road trip. By the time the next day rolled around, the oil-life remaining had dipped to zero and we were pretty pleased with our timing.
January 8, 2014
Some 7,300 miles-plus on the clock and our 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is trying to tell us something. Nothing groundbreaking, just an oil change. In those miles, the Corvette hasn't given us a lick of trouble.
December 04, 2013
We picked up our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and after Kurt and Dan drove it home, it had 1,200 miles on the odometer. The Corvette has been in our garage for four short weeks, and the odometer now reads 5,000 miles.
November 8, 2013
As you've likely already read here, our ace photog, Kurt Niebuhr and autoscribe, Dan Frio recently enjoyed a road trip across the country to deliver our newest long-term car to "EdQuarters" in Santa Monica, California. What they didn't know is that they brought some of that road home with them in the right-rear wheel of our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
Click through to see where it was hiding.
November 7, 2013
Got a flat.