Purchased in December 2014 with 18,893 original miles, all numbers matching, all options, automatic, and Magnetic Red. With the exception of a 1967 427/435 owned years ago, this is the fastest factory stock Corvette ever made. Comfortable, fun to drive, excellent design mechanically and interior, great Bose sound system, and generally the car that makes people stop and go, man I need one of those beauties.
Everything about this car screams "drive me". Quiet ride and great fuel economy are just added benefits. The Magnetic Red coupe with the smoke "romance" top in place make you drool over the sexy appeal of this body style.
Why change anything on a vehicle you can't find anything to complain about?
I've had my 1999 corvette for approx 1 year. I purchased it from the original owner who used it mainly as a show car and it had 90K miles. Almost completely stock with the exception of an exhaust. I LOVE driving this car. Great exhaust note, handles very well, acceleration is smooth. You can drive it easy or like a mad man. I've started to track my C5 and grow more and more amazed with it every day. I can drive it to client meetings, getting 32-33mpg on the highway to flogging it at a race track (road racing) for a 3 day weekend and it keeps asking for more. Parts are cheap and plentiful. Only complaint overall interior design. GM cheaped out with the interior but the LS1 makes up for that.
LS1 engine. Excellent handling (I've installed coilovers and handles like a 911 now). Fantastic fuel mileage when driven easy, as I constantly get 30-34 on the highway. Easy to work on and very, very reliable. 101K miles with a lot of track time in the past 10K miles and it runs like new.
Interior is very, very cheap. Terrible seats, ugly shift knob and hideous stereo. Same radio you find in their trucks and SUV's. Come on, this is GM's flagship product and they have to use parts bin pieces?
I traded a much more expensive 2012 car to get the Vette I always wanted.
Can't believe I found a 14 year old car with only 60k in mileage.
Its not even broken in yet.still handles like every vette if not better than all pre - 2000s I'm having a blast. Instant Classic. .. love it
Everything it still turns heads seriously
I'll wait so I can get the new stingray other than that I'm happy
I loved this car!
That being said, I had some serious issues.
I bought it with 44k miles, and owned it through 65k miles.
Right away, it was popping out of 6th gear.
Luckily I had an extended warranty.
This required a trans rebuild which was $5-6k.
I had an issue with the steering column lock motor -- it failed, requiring the car to be towed to the dealership.
The welds on the exhaust break over time, requiring repair or replacement.
Other than the problems, the car is smooth, insanely fast, and gets great gas mileage - I got as high as 33 mpg at 70mph.
The stereo is amazing - Bose.
For years I drooled over 'Vettes and due to my height (6'8"), I could never fit in one. Then along came the C5 and changed all of that. There it was.. screaming my name out... torch red with oak interior, 6sp, Bose, the works. I've never had a lick of trouble with the car, and its been impeccably maintained for the past 10yrs, never in the rain or snow. Still looks factory fresh. And my plates say it all: LUCKYME
POWER!! and at 10yrs old she's still a mega head-turner!! But then again, any vintage Corvette will always be a head- turner.