2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test


2002 Chevrolet Corvette: It Doesn't Leak

March 16, 2010

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You don't seem surprised by that statement. I am.

As much as Corvettes squeak, Corvettes leak. Every Corvette press car I've had washed, has leaked. The C5 parked in my garage leaks when you take it through a car wash. It also leaks when it rains. And guess what, so did my 1994 TransAm, which did not have t-tops, as did The Brunette's 1998 Z-28, which did. Notice a trend?

They've all leaked in relatively the same spot too; along the trailing edge of both doors and up where the side windows meet the roof. I've always chalked it up to poor design of the door seals, poor assembly and poor fit and finish. So when I was given the Z06 to shake it down this weekend, I took it through a touchless car wash, just for kicks. And much to my surprise, it didn't leak.

Nice.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 44,015 miles

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