This is my second Corvette, and there is no comparison to my 1997. Don't get me wrong, I loved that car and I thought it was the best, but now I have a new love. This 2005 Corvette outperforms the older model and the sound proofing is truly improved. The climate controls have also improved not only for the driver but for the passenger as well. Lastly, the touch button start is unique and very dependable. If you want to have a drive of a lifetime, buy a Covette. No one will ever regret this purchase. What power and fun!