This is my fifth Corvette and is the best yet. With magnetic ride control, it corners perfectly flat and yet the ride is extremely smooth. Acceleration is almost frightening and yet I've gotten 29 mpg on the open road. Interior quality, an issue in the 97, has been upgraded significantly. And there's something about the sound of the engine when starting the car that none of the older Corvettes had: it has a low growl that reaches a place in your soul.
I bought an '06 Coupe, blue/tan, 3LT, nav, magnetic suspension, dual roof, paddle shift. I've put about 500 miles on it, and it is a fantastic car. A few minor faults - small rattle here & there, cowl shakes a little with the roof off, etc. No major problems at all. Nav system is terrific. Mag shocks are great. Paddle shift is a little tough - the Italians do a much better job at it. For the money, it is the best "super" car out there. Don't buy a Z06 - adds $20k, way too bouncy, noisy, & hot. Porsche? I've owned them - a lot more money & only marginally better on build quality. Italians? Same thing. Save your money & get a Vette.
Power - 400 hp is enough for this car. Nav system is excellent
More attention to build quality. Just because this is a "bargain" supercar doesn't mean it should feel like one.
I should have made this purchase several years ago. The power is awesome, yet tractable, and the fit and finish is much better than most true sport cars. The transmission with the clutchless shifter is so quick that you need the headsup display before you run afoul of the law. Definitely an American value.
The front of the vehicle is low and has a wicked look. It is as enticing to look at as a Ferrari for much less money and most of the fun. Navigation and sound system is integrated as is the driver information system.
2006 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible (6.0L 8cyl 6M)
This is a superb automobile. Very impressed with build quality and ride. Personally, I think the interior is excellent. Car is so fast it is almost scary! Handling is excellent. This is one sweet roadster!
Performance & handling, heads up display, driver convenience tools, Power seat adjustments.
Hydraulic clutch engages too late, and can't adjust.
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2dr Coupe (7.0L 8cyl 6M)
This Corvette is by far the best sports car that I have ever owned. I have many things from a Porche to a Ferrari, but this tops them all. It has the perfect amount of manuvuability and performance to satisfy anyone's needs. It is the ultimate sports car. I would recommend it to everyone.
I espessially like the ride selection, you can choose the luxury ride if you are just cruising around town, or change it to the sport selection to show that Mustang where it really belongs.
Everything is great, I don't think it could get better.