2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
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
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.
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.
This is my 3rd Vett, they keep getting better,
fantastic power, great ride and unbelievable gas
mileage for a car with this amount of power. No
mechanical problems to date. Lots of after market
performance parts available. Cost of service is very
Headsup display,sheer brute power. Gas mileage,
have got just over 30 MPG on the highway. Runs
great on low grade gas, during these times of high
Behind the seat storage pocket for maps etc . More
cup holders and deeper. Deeper center console.
Exhaust note to tame. Better/softer leather so
seats/interior. Elimination of skip shift feature.
Wider tires to give a more agressive look.
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible (5.7L 8cyl 4A)
I am a licensed Auto Dealer and bought
this car at auction two weeks ago. Saw
a row of Vettes sitting in the sun and
had to have one. I have owned over 50
cars personally and driven most
everything on the planet. No other car
has pasted a grin on my face more than
this car. It gets more smiles, stares
and "nice car" than anything else I
have driven including an M3 and 911
convertible. Pure fun.
The body style is classic, the engine
mated to a 6 speed gearbox. Excellent
brakes. Solid, firm feel. AND NO
RATTLES EVEN FROM THE TOP WHEN UP.
Cannot say the same for Porsche or
Interior trim quality should be nicer,
perhaps a door map pocket. Seats
should be bolstered more as well.