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Can't touch this for the price
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By bcarnalis
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2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Are there better sports cars in the world? Yes, certainly. Are there better ones for less than twice the price of the Z06? That is much less clear. This car is a performance monster, in all regards. It isn't just a straight line car, but will corner with Ferraris and brake with Porsches, and do it all for 1/2 to 1/3 of the cost. Of course you pay for this in terms of quality of the interior materials, which do not match Porsche and Ferrari. But if you just want to hang with your buddy's F360 on the track, this car will do it right out of the showroom. And it has a heads-up display!


Best Features

The engine. Sounds wicked. 30 MPG highway, 24 in mixed commuting. Exotic performance with daily-driver livability. Heads up display!


Worst Features

Interior is ergonomically good, but uses cheap plastics. Could improve materials. Could use storage doodads such as map pockets. Don't completely trust Chevy dealerships.


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Consider one for your next car!
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By JLH
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2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


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If you are looking for a perfomance car in the $35,000 range, this is your car. Seriously, go drive one before you buy something else. In my opinion, moving up in price from the Z06 only seems to buy exclusivity. Consumer Reports doesn't rate the reliability well, so I got mine at Carmaxx with an extended warranty until 2009. My mileage is nearing 26,000 and I haven't needed the warranty yet. A Z06 is only about 200lb heavier than a Porsche Boxter but has 140 more hp, is 250lb lighter than an M3 (but has 75 more hp) and 400lb lighter than a Viper, but just slightly less hp. Supercharger kits put the C5 hp at 550 for about $7,000. The C5 drivetrain is reportedly reliable to 700hp.


Best Features

Average 22 mpg daily driving through town to/from work. Average 28mpg over 900 miles to/from Key West. Comfortable, even for extended periods. Acceleration, braking, handling, stares and comments from friends, neighbors, strangers. Exhaust note sounds evil. Knowing there are so few cars faster.


Worst Features

Larger trunk opening. Less intrusive active handling system. Center console lid hinge is very poorly designed. Some exterior trim pieces are not wearing well.


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Hard to Beat!
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By Lee Whitney
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2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


Review

For the money, the 02 Z06 is hard to beat! Performance is right up there with exotics that cost way more. My only real complaint is the slight amount of "orange peel" in the paint and they could have used better quality leather in the seats. On a trip, I got 30 miles per gal with the Z06 in 6th gear and the cruise control set at about73 mph.Not bad for a 405 HP hot rod.I recent put a Vortech (smog legal) supercharger on my Z06 and it's now putting out over 560 (reliable)HP at the crank and it still gets over 27 miles per gal. It's a real animal and should be able to stay right with the new 2006 (500 hp) Z06. Even with the blower, I am extremely happy with the durablity and reliablity of my Z06.


Best Features

The engine HP & Torque. Even stock, it was awesome. The handling & braking is excellent. The "Heads Up Display" is really great when you kick things up a notch or two.


Worst Features

Better paint. Better leather seat covers. Shorter shifter throws.


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Daily sports driver
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By FN Lawyer
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2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


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After owning 2 Porsche Carreras in a row, it was with great reluctance that i viewed the Z06 as an alternative. Yet, the press kept heralding its performance prowess, and new found reliability. Went to a dealer for a test drive, my mistake. How could it actually better a Carrera? Well, after 2 years, it simply does. It still hangs tight, no chassis noises, brakes better, accelerates and outcorners better, and i still can't believe the gas mileage. No, it doesn't enjoy same interior design and quality, what a shame, wouldn't mind paying an extra 2k for them. Yet, it's roomy and more comfortable than it seems. I don't think i'll be going back to Porsche.


Best Features

Raw power. Torque you can live with. Brakes that work. Roomy interiors and usable trunk. Comfortable enough for 3- 5 hour long drives. Still can't believe this thing will turn over 23 mpg on the expressway, WOW ! This auto is trully fun to drive, at the expense of tire wear, of course.


Worst Features

Chevrolet has heard my prayers regarding interiors. The new C6 has improved dramatically not only with its exterior design, but by re-touching its interiors as well. Still, my dream '06 would enjoy more of an "AUDI TT" dash and steering wheel flair. I miss my Porshce/Audi dealer.


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no substitute for horsepower
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By rdwb5
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2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


Review

This car simply rocks. Performance, ride, handling, and looks can't be beat. Breathtaking acceleration and mind numbing ability to stop on a dime.


Best Features

405 HP. No rattles. Evokes a lot of jealousy among competitive make owners. Never boring to drive because everyone is always checking you out.


Worst Features

1-4 skip shift feature is ridiculus and dangerous in city driving scenarios.


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