2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: 20,000 Miles
May 20, 2014
It's only been seven and a half months since we picked up 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray No. 23 from the factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, yet we've already reached the 20,000-mile plateau that we shoot for in all of our long-term cars.
Credit for this quick accumulation can certainly go to that initial journey to our headquarters in California as well as a round trip winter adventure to the Detroit Auto Show, but the Corvette itself has a lot to do with it. With its comfortable ride, accommodating interior and surprising refinement, it's been an easy choice for extended stints behind the wheel. The fact that we've had few problems with it over these miles certainly doesn't hurt.
The real question now is how many more miles we can tack on before the 'Vette's year is up? Will we be able to tack on another 10 grand in the next four months to reach 30,000, a yearly distance previously reached only by our long-term 2009 Dodge Ram (the current record holder) and 2009 Ford Flex?
There's only one way to find out.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 20,000 miles