My Least Favorite Part About It - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: My Least Favorite Part About It

February 12, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

With a car like this, you have to dig deep to find something this truly awful. And even then, it's rarely a deal breaker.

That's the case with my least favorite part of this Corvette: the steering wheel buttons for the volume control. Their placement at roughly the 4 o'clock position is fine and they're big enough to feel easily, but their cheap feel is just plain awful. They are hollow plastic and every time you pull one toward you to adjust the volume it feels like clicking together a couple of Legos.

Granted, we're talking about a sports car here, and one that can do amazing things for its $65,000 price, but that doesn't mean it has any right to feel cheap. This is especially true considering that these are buttons you use often, not some random switch to turn off the rear defroster. Given how good the rest of the interior is this time around, it's a shame this small detail was short changed.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor

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