by regularguynlr on Apr 9, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible (6.0L 8cyl 6M)
I bought my Vette 6 months ago, November 5th 2011.
I have always wanted a Vette Convertible since I was a 6 year old boy and my brother gave me one as a toy!
The car is a blast to drive, loads of power, will take a curve like she is on rails and makes me smile the whole time.
The seats are not the best for comfort, the ride is a bit harsh over rough roads and the 6 speed manual takes some getting used too ( Still getting use to it!).
But hey, did I say it's a Corvette?
And, people always stop me and say, "Beautiful car!"
Long distances are a bit of a challenge on the ole bum, but at least its a Corvette!
by SMUUUUVE on Nov 9, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe (6.0L 8cyl 6M)
Been desiring to own this car since my teen years. Was suppose to be my 50th B'day present, I could not wait another 2 years. I have owned many cars/sport cars, this car is the cream of the crop. I find reasons to drive it. Much fun to drive! I knew that I wanted to own this car, but I did not want to purchase it brand new. This '05 C6 is a very fine car, very happy with my decision. I think my wife enjoys being on the passenger side just as much as I enjoy driving. Its been well worth the wait.
by CAC6Fan on Jan 13, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe (6.0L 8cyl 6M)
If you've been waiting to buy one of these, do it now. The new C7 version will probably be smaller (maybe even a V6?), probably have less HP and will be a completely different vehicle. This car is a screamer. It will literally "snap" your head back with its' acceleration. Roadabilitly is sharp, handling is precise and once you get on the fwy. mileage is more than acceptable (22mpg). The runflat GY tires make the ride a little stiff but you can replace those. All the other option packages are nice. Maintenance is a bit more cumbersome and expensive (needs synthetic oil and a special filter) but manageable. This car can be used as an every-day driver.
by RHood123 on Sep 23, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe (6.0L 8cyl 6M)
Only drive my C6 1600miles/year;stored half the year, sometimes wonder why I have this car. Then I remember...it speaks to you. When you're behind the wheel; performance,visibility,tradition speak for themselves. Exterior classic design, interior: wish I had steering wheel controls, better carpet, less plastic. Have never had a problem with anything, but then again, at 1600 miles/yr. Terrific value for a truly classic sports car. Did any American male grow up not wanting to own a Corvette?
by 1HOTRIDE on Aug 24, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible (6.0L 8cyl 6M)
Lady driven and love it. This is a vehicle that I have always wanted, finally purchased new in 2006. Looked so good did not want to drive it and had it in my garage for 6 months before I took it out. Love the car, it is awesome to drive, definitely turns heads. This is what I call my Sunday Drive Cruising Car. I had this car now since 2006 new, and don't get it out much to drive, and took it out for 2nd time this summer and my convertible gave me problems, back cover did not close properly is off centre and now need to take in to get serviced. So bit disappointed on this issue. No other complaints.
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