2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test


2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: So That's Why the A/C Was On...

October 01, 2010

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Have you ever tried to look cool, only to have something embarrassing happen? It was my turn yesterday.

Since many of our editors are out for the Paris Auto Show, I had the opportunity to drive the Z06 home yesterday. It was my first time in the car, and I wanted to feel the wind in my hair and listen to the roar of the engine. So I turned off the radio, rolled down the widows and hung my elbow out the side. I noticed that the A/C was on, but it was a nice day, so I shut that off too. My cruising didn't last very long.

When I pulled up to a red light, I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. The weather strip on the door had come loose and was hanging half way out the window. Hoping that no one saw me, I quickly tried to stick it back in place. A few blocks later, the weather strip popped out again and I realized this was a battle I wasn't going to win without a tube of rubber cement. I put the strip back in place one more time, rolled the windows up, and turned on the A/C. So much for looking cool.

-Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Associate

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