Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted a Corvette. Now that I own one, I can't say that I'm disappointed. It accelerates like a rocket, and rattles and creaks like one too. However, that's aCoorvette. It is what it is, and you love it for that. It looks great, handles great too. Going to Carlisle for the Corvette show with my son was a blast. Seeing the smile on his face when I tossed him the keys so he could drive home was priceless. My Dad never did that for me.
It's amazing style lines, acceleration, and handling, plus the sound of a V8 engine when you open it up.
I've seen the new ones(2005), and sat in it ,although I didn't drive it. My car rattles, and creaks whenever I hit a large pothole or bump in the road, which is part of normal driving in NJ. Make it quiet, and a little less kidney shaking in average day to day driving.The new ones do look great.
This car so far has been the most fun
car I have ever had. It sports
excellent looks, excellent fuel
economy, seat slaming acceleration
and go cart handleing. It is very
hard to get in and out of. Driving
this car is pure joy unless you have
to get in and out alot. Under hard
accleration it literally jumps from 39
mph to 45, and it doesnt hit 3rd gear
until it hits 90mph. I found all the
computerized ride and drive controls
to be disappoining. I dont need a car
correcting me for driving like I'm on
the race track. It quickly limits
your wheels spin and a true posi rear
end would have been better than the
limited slip they gave it. It's a true
massive torque, exterior styling.
excellent handleing and accleration.
true posi rear end, a quicker release
for the removeable top (the ratchet
and screws are slow and painful to
remove and reattach)
Owned it for 7 years now (2nd owner)and
the 1st time it needed a repair (bad
fuel pump). Been extremely reliabile
with 83K miles and gets unbelievable
gas milage for a high performance car.
I can get up to 38mpg at 60mph with the
mods I made (gave more power too) & avg
22-24 in town with the 6spd. You can
not beat it for the money ANYWHERE!!!!
Gas milage, reliablity, performance
Make it smaller & lighter, get rid of
the dual mass flywheel and move the cup
holder to where the the gear shift will
not hit it going into reverse & 6 gear.
ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, THIS VETTE IS
WHAT IT IS, A ROUGH RIDING, SPITFIRE OF
POWER AND THE HARDEST CAR TO DRIVE I'VE
EVER OWNED. RAW POWER THAT TAKES COURAGE
TO PUT YOUR FOOT INTO AND HANG ON FOR
THE WILD RIDE.
BODY STYLE AND PERFORMANCE
MAKE IT EASIER FOR A 6'3", 230 POUND GUY
TO GET IN & OUT OF
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