2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test


2002 Chevy Corvette Z06: It's My Favorite

August 03, 2010

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Right now our long-term 2002 Chevy Corvette Z06 is my favorite. Of all the cars in our fleet, it's the one I most want to drive home at night. Why? Well, it's hard for me to explain really. I'm just into it. It makes me smile. It's stupid fast, it's easy to drive stupid fast, but it's also easy to drive slowly or in traffic. I also like the way it looks. I like the way it feels. I like the way it sounds. And I love the fact that we bought it for only $20,000.

Last night on the way home I clicked off the traction control, threw a hard second gear and layed two very long stripes on Lincoln Blvd. At that moment, with the small-block's roar still echoing off Santa Monica, I couldn't think of another car I'd rather be in.

Having said that, I would rather own the big-block 427-powered 1966 Corvette roadster pictured above. Would you?

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 50,101 miles

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