2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: At Least It's Not a Viper

September 06, 2010


It's not the work of a moment to drive home in a Z06. You don't jump into it as if it were a Hyundai Accent and dive into rush-hour traffic.

You kind of have to mentally prepare yourself as you go down into the parking garage. Get ready to climb down into the thing. Be ready for the general lack of visibility. Be ready for the agricultural shift action. Be ready to hold the reins pretty tight.

Then you see the 2009 Dodge Viper and you're grateful. At least the Z06 can make it home in commute traffic and you can pretend it fits into civilian life. With the Viper, there's no pretending. It's the size of a tugboat and there will be no stops at the drive-thru ATM, the dry cleaners and the grocery store on the way home.

At least you can drive a Corvette. At least it's not a Viper.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 50,520 miles

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