2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test


2002 Chevy Corvette Z06: Off to the ER

February 08, 2011

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Remember when our Long Term 2002 Corvette Z06 puked coolant all over Oldham's driveway? Well, turns out sudden, enormous leaks don't fix themselves and by the time the Corvette made it the few miles back to the office the coolant smell was as strong as ever, as was the smoke filtering in from the vents. Neither of the temperature indicators moved a hair.

Still, once we got it to the office, we weren't sending it out again. We called the flatbed to bring it to Bothwell Automotive. You'll remember Bothwell as the shop that helped us diagnose the knock in our Z06 when we first bought it. These guys know what's up and we don't have to babysit or nitpick over pointless things like unnecessary tire rotations or wiper replacement like we would with a dealer. Plus, the chance of them diagnosing and fixing the problem first is infinitely higher.

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Mike Magrath, Associate Editor, Inside Line

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