2010 Chevrolet Corvette GS 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 6M)
Had been wanting a Vette for years but was always concerned about quality. Test drove a Cayman but options took it over 70K. Recent reviews about GM getting serious about quality, the GS option and 0% drew me in. Great power, good clutch/trans relationship, clutch is not as heavy as I expected. The seats are as bad as all magazines state, brake dust is also an issue but the car is so much fun, it doesn't matter. I grin every time I start it. Chevy has done a very good job. quality is first rate, no rattles and not one problem. Decent sound system but not great. Just finished a road trip (1000 mi) great highway mileage. After many overseas performance cars, it feels good to buy American.
Targa top, bluetooth, dual mode exhaust, instant power, there is nothing like a V8. Highway ride and mileage is great. There is a grin factor associated with a Corvette that no BMW, Audi or Nissan can approach. Porsche comes very close but they are so expensive.
Power windows should go up automatically as well as down. USB/iPOD port. Ability to leave dual mode open. But better seats are the biggest needed improvement. Seats should also be cooled as well as heated. Chevy should keep in mind who the buyers are and what the competition has to offer.