For years I drooled over 'Vettes and due to my height (6'8"), I could never fit in one. Then along came the C5 and changed all of that. There it was.. screaming my name out... torch red with oak interior, 6sp, Bose, the works. I've never had a lick of trouble with the car, and its been impeccably maintained for the past 10yrs, never in the rain or snow. Still looks factory fresh. And my plates say it all: LUCKYME
I loved this car!
That being said, I had some serious issues.
I bought it with 44k miles, and owned it through 65k miles.
Right away, it was popping out of 6th gear.
Luckily I had an extended warranty.
This required a trans rebuild which was $5-6k.
I had an issue with the steering column lock motor -- it failed, requiring the car to be towed to the dealership.
The welds on the exhaust break over time, requiring repair or replacement.
Other than the problems, the car is smooth, insanely fast, and gets great gas mileage - I got as high as 33 mpg at 70mph.
The stereo is amazing - Bose.
1999 Magnetic Red Metallic Convertible with Light Oak Interior/Top. Magnificent Machine. My plate says it all...YS I CAN... Color is so deep you feel as though you could dive into it. Looks like it needs a ticket just sitting still! Could not be happier with a great American Sport Car. Has every option available.
Do not take it thru a pressure car wash, it will SOAK you and the interior. It is great to take a road trip in, and comfortable on a medium to long trip. I have received many compliments the three and a half years I had owned it. A very nice cruiser, and has new brake system, air conditioner compressor, cooling system upgrade, and new run flat tires with new ZO-6 wheels.