I went from a 2001 ZO6 to a 2007 coupe. The coupe's ride is signifigantly smoother than the ZO6 and I recommend the coupe as a daily driver vs ZO6. The coupe is very powerful & styling can't be beat. I receive a lot of turned heads & waives from other Vette drivers. Gasoline mileage is good not great, lots of cargo space but interior fit & finish lacking. Has been in and out of the shop for warranty issues; cigarette lighter not working - glove box open/close latch keeps breaking - cheap plastic. Removable top, although light in weight for it's size, needs two people to safely taking on-off. As a previous owner of a ZO6 I'd opt for the coupe every time as ZO6 is designed for racing.
The coupe Corvette is a performance vehicle combining great looks, technology, and high end performance. Head Up Display, improved interior over pervious model, cargo space, seating comfort and it is a one of a kind and extremely enjoyable to drive. Reliability average recommend extended warranty.
Designers should combine chrome accents on the exterior. The interior uses too much plastic and it shows cheap. Fit and finish drastically improved over C5 but it does not compare to other performance vehicles in the market place - Porche-BMW- Lexus. More money should be expended on the interior.