A Great Car...for Tools - 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Long-Term Road Test

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: A Great Car...for Tools

September 02, 2010


Now, before your blood starts boiling and you prepare an angry tirade for the comments section, just hear me out...

I had to drag my tools out of my daily driver for some motorcycle repairs at home. It just so happens that my plastic Craftsman toolbox fits perfectly in the pit of the Z06' trunk. I mean PERFECTLY!

Did I get you? Did you think I was implying something about The Corvette demographic? No? Okay fine, I now return you to your regularly scheduled Long-Term post.

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2002 Corvette Z06: Heads Up!


I've always been a fan of head-up displays, but I get the feeling that I'm in the minority on this. Every time I hop in our Corvette, the HUD is turned off. I think that these displays should be more widespread, keeping drivers' eyes on the road. Well, that, and I always wanted to be a fighter pilot and HUDs are cool. Now if only I could get some sort of targeting reticle for the guy that just cut me off.

The Corvette's HUD isn't perfect. The display seems outdated, even for 2002. And, as you can see from the shot above, the dash-top panels can cause some distracting reflections in certain lighting conditions. All things considered, I'm still a fan, and good for Chevy for sticking with it all these years.

Lt. Cdr. Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor @ 50,730 miles

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