2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test


2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Brakes Sound Like This

May 02, 2011

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After nearly 60,000 miles of fun the brakes on our 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 sound like this.

A closer look suggested we might be a little overdue for a brake job. I'm not going to beat our drum too much, but it takes a certain talent to burn leopard spots onto your rotors.

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(photo by Kurt Niebuhr)

In the spirit of getting the job done quickly we dropped the Vette off at a local dealership. New front pads, new rear pads and a set of non-feline patterned front rotors set us back 840 bucks. We called Allen Gwynn Chevrolet in Glendale late-morning and the keys were back in hand by early afternoon.

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(photo by John Adolph)

Now we can move forward with the sale

Total Cost: $841.48

Days Out of Service: None

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 59,219 miles

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