Used 2010 Chevrolet Corvette

2010 Chevrolet Corvette
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2010 Chevrolet Corvette

Pros

  • Tremendous acceleration, glorious soundtrack, high handling capabilities, comfortable, good bang for the buck, large trunk.

Cons

  • Not as nimble-handling as some competitors, subpar interior, Z06 and ZR1 lack styling distinction.

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Chevrolet Corvette 2010 GS 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 6M)
58,580 miles
Used 2010
Chevrolet Corvette
GS
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Chevrolet Corvette 2010 GS 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 6M)
33,984 miles
Used 2010
Chevrolet Corvette
GS
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Chevrolet Corvette 2010 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 6M)
51,710 miles
Used 2010
Chevrolet Corvette
Base
List$24,982
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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This 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Base includes a push button start, dual climate control, stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, and airbag deactivation and is a car that deserves some serious attention. It has a 6.2 liter 8 Cylinder engine. We're offering a great deal on this one at $24,982. Call or visit to talk with one of our vehicle specialists today! Contact Information: Buchanan Automotive, 1035 E Main St, Waynesboro, PA, 17268, Phone: (717) 762-3141, E-mail: chevy@buchananisbetter.com. Our Guaranteed Credit approval is backed by a check for $100.00 if you don't ride home in your next vehicle or take your written approval with payments and terms home to review we will cut you a check! Many Certified Pre Owned, commission free
Chevrolet Corvette 2010 ZR1 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M)
16,021 miles
Used 2010
Chevrolet Corvette
ZR1
List$62,685
Est.Loan: $1,141/mo
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Chevrolet Corvette 2010 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 6M)
40,730 miles
Used 2010
Chevrolet Corvette
Base
List$28,000
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The base 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the world's best performance bargains, the Z06 has one of the world's best motors and the ZR1 is one of the world's best, period. Disappointing interior quality is the car's only serious drawback.

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The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is one of those cars whose reputation precedes it, and in this case the reputation unfortunately involves silver-haired Vegas types, gold chains, chrome wheels and automatic transmissions. But truth be told, the only thing about the 'Vette that fits with this picture is its lackluster interior.

Trust us: Driving is believing when it comes to this American icon. Even a short stint behind the wheel will revolutionize your thinking. The Corvette is silly fast in any form, it sticks to the road and it's more pleasant as a daily driver than anything this capable has a right to be.

For 2010 there are even more reasons to sing the Chevy Corvette's praises. Launch control is now standard on all manual-transmission models, a feature that will come in handy for taking the guesswork out of eking out the best acceleration times. The new Grand Sport edition -- an improvement on the discontinued Z51 performance package -- pairs the base engine with unique exterior styling cues; a sport-tuned suspension; Z06-size wheels, tires and brakes; more aggressive gearing; and a dry-sump oiling system for models fitted with the manual transmission.

For the ZR1, Chevy has added a sophisticated Performance Traction Management system that allows drivers to select from five modes (Wet, Dry, Sport with Active Handling, Sport without Active Handling, Race) that optimize power delivery for specific conditions.

One Corvette feature that hasn't changed is its power ratings, which range from the ridiculous to the completely absurd. Even the base 6.2-liter V8 cranks out 430 horsepower. But the Corvette does have some competition that didn't exist even a couple years ago. BMW's sweet-handling M3, for instance, has a starting price that's not too far above the Vette's and provides a far nicer interior. Ford's Shelby GT500 is also much improved this year.

As for the more expensive Corvettes, one shopping for the Z06 could also consider the Nissan GT-R and Porsche's improved range of 2010 cars, including the Boxster S, Cayman S and base 911. The ZR1, meanwhile, is only a few grand shy of one of our favorite sports cars ever, the sublime Porsche 911 GT3.

Still, the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is undeniably a lot of car for the money, and its honking V8 will bring a smile to its owner's face at every push of the engine start button. Dye your hair silver and don a gold chain if you must -- test-driving a Corvette is worth the effort.

Trim levels & features

The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is a two-seater that's available as a coupe with a removable roof panel (base and GS only), a fixed-roof coupe or a convertible. Trim levels include the base Corvette (1LT), Grand Sport (GS), Z06 and ZR1. Like previous Corvette roadsters, the current convertible features a hideaway top, and for 2010 it features a Z06-style rear spoiler.

Standard on the 1LT coupe and convertible are 18-inch front alloy wheels and 19-inch rears, xenon headlamps, cruise control, keyless ignition/entry, full power accessories, OnStar, leather seating, a six-way power driver seat, a manual tilt steering wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control. The standard seven-speaker audio system includes a CD/MP3 player, satellite radio, steering-wheel-mounted controls and an auxiliary audio jack.

The 2LT Package adds Bluetooth and perforated power leather sport seats with power-adjustable lumbar support and side bolsters. The convertible gets a power-operated top with the 2LT package. More equipment can be found on the 3LT, including a head-up display, a power telescoping steering column with manual tilting, heated seats, driver memory settings and a Bose audio system. The top-level Corvette 4LT is similar to the 3LT but adds an exclusive two-tone leather interior (with leather covering the dash top, the console storage cover and the more thickly padded armrests).

The GS is available as a coupe or convertible with the same four equipment packages but adds a sport-tuned suspension that replaces last year's Z51 suspension option; front fender stripes and vents; wider front and rear fenders; a Z06-style front splitter and tall rear spoiler; unique alloy wheels; Z06-size brakes and tires; specific manual-transmission gear ratios and a specific rear axle ratio on automatic-equipped models.

The coupe-only Z06 largely mirrors the base and GS models in terms of feature availability, but gains a race-inspired 7.0-liter V8, a fixed roof, more muscular rear fenders and other bodywork, a lighter frame and body panels, a stiffer suspension, big brakes, special seats and a unique tan-colored interior dubbed "Cashmere."

The top-of-the line ZR1 boasts a supercharged V8, even larger wheels (19-inch front, 20-inch rear), carbon-ceramic brakes, an exclusive suspension with adaptive dampers, and additional lightweight body panels, including a carbon-fiber roof panel and a carbon-fiber hood with a clear polycarbonate "window" that reveals the engine's intercooler.

Major stand-alone options, depending on the model, include a navigation system, a transparent roof panel for the coupe, a two-tone interior, a six-CD changer (not available with navigation), a dual-mode exhaust system and different wheels. For base Corvettes there is also an optional Magnetic Ride Control suspension that automatically stiffens and relaxes the suspension according to how the car is being driven.

2010 Highlights

The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette receives launch control on all manual-transmission models, a Grand Sport variant that effectively replaces the old Z51 performance package, a Performance Traction Management system for the ZR1, a Cashmere interior color option for the Z06 and standard side airbags.

Performance & mpg

Both the base and GS feature a 6.2-liter V8 that cranks out 430 hp and 424 pound-feet of torque. The optional dual-mode exhaust adds another 6 hp and 4 lb-ft. The Z06 boasts an exotic-class 505 hp and 470 lb-ft from its 7.0-liter V8, while the ZR1 has an otherworldly 638 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque pumping from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8. All 2010 Chevrolet Corvettes have a six-speed manual gearbox with launch control as standard, while a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters is a no-cost option for the base and GS models.

Regardless of which Corvette you choose, you'll get stunning performance. In our testing, a base coupe went from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The Z06 will knock that down to 3.9 seconds. The ZR1 isn't much quicker to 60 mph (3.8 seconds) due to traction limitations but has a much quicker quarter-mile time.

EPA fuel economy estimates stand at a laudable 16 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined for a manual-transmission Corvette. Opting for the automatic drops these numbers by 1 mpg. The Z06 checks in at 15/24/18 mpg, and the ZR1 garners a still-respectable 14/20/16 rating.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes and side airbags are standard, as is the "Active Handling" stability control system, which provides noninvasive assistance and includes a "competitive" driving mode that gives the expert driver more leeway while still maintaining a safety net. The ZR1 gets the even more sophisticated Performance Traction Management system described above. Side curtain airbags are not available.

Driving

The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette's roaring V8s provide endless grins. The base car is extremely fast; the Z06, terrifyingly so. As for the ZR1, any car whose speed at the end of the quarter-mile approaches 130 mph is just in a different league -- the ballyhooed Nissan GT-R trails the ZR1 by a full 10 mph here. Top to bottom, the Corvette stable has enough broad-shouldered eight-cylinder force to satisfy even the most depraved speed fiend. Nor does this hamper drivability, as all Corvette models are pretty easy and comfortable to drive around town.

Aspersions are sometimes cast on the base Corvette's and Z06's steering feel, but few cars are more capable on a racetrack in the hands of an experienced driver. Moreover, if you really value delicate communication with your tires, the ZR1's extreme internal makeover has yielded just that. The Vette's brakes are strong and fade-free, especially the ZR1's carbon-ceramic binders, and grip from the enormous tires is, well, enormous. However, we'll dock the Chevy Corvette a point or two for its bulky feel in tight corners, a surprising shortcoming given its low curb weight (even the ZR1 weighs in at just 3,333 pounds).

Interior

Chevrolet has improved the current-generation Corvette's fit and finish since its debut, but overall interior quality still leaves something to be desired. Step out of an M3 or Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and into a 'Vette and you'll likely notice disappointing trim pieces and controls.

The front seats are comfortable, but we've found them to be flimsy and deficient in terms of side bolstering. This issue isn't horrible in the base Corvette's price range, but up where the Z06 and ZR1 play, it becomes more relevant. On the bright side, the Vette's large gauges and remarkable cargo capacity (22 cubic feet in coupes and 11 cubes in the convertible) make it a sports car that's easy to live with on a day-to-day basis.


Top consumer reviews

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Pretty cool! Fat fenders & WIDE tires!
sevargmt,07/20/2010
This is my 1st Corvette. I'm impressed with the car - better than any of the competition at a much cheaper price. Didn't realize the car would have such a cool factor. Good gas mileage, comfortable and rides reasonably well. If you order a Corvette one can go to the plant in Kentucky and watch your car assembled - I did and it was well worth the price. A once in a lifetime experience! The factory workers were nice and committed to building a quality car - more than one told me they wanted the car to be perfect for me. I'd do it all over again. The dual mode exhaust is a must have option - I upgraded mine with a aftermarket remote to open/close the valves at will. Very cool! Love my vette!
Fun at any speed
Mack,08/22/2010
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.
The real deal
jeff,08/04/2010
Took museum delivery of GS coupe which I would recommend. Driving back from Kentucky, I averaged 31 mpg while my wife said "it felt like a luxury car compared to my older vette". I now have it for 4 months and can say this car is impressive on all fronts. Acceleration is silly fast, cornering is flat and predictable while braking is spot-on. The interior is unbelievably roomy. the trunk space is similar to a town car. I find the seats comfortable and supportive. I like the interior too which is not as nice as a 911, but it's 20k less. Drove them both back to back thinking I was buying the 911 but the grand sport is a better car, period!
Love it
Dave,10/26/2010
Second C-6. Love the vehicle. The interior could use a face lift for a $60k car bt everything else is great. Someone asked about the dual mode exhaust. Either pull the fuse or buy a $60 gadget called "mild to wild". Replaces the fuse and allows you to open or close the damper from the homelink button.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 26 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
430 hp @ 5900 rpm
MPG
15 city / 24 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
505 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
16 city / 26 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
430 hp @ 5900 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
638 hp @ 6500 rpm
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The Corvette is king when it comes to bang for the buck in the sports car world. For $50 grand, a base Vette will run tire to tire with $200,000 supercars from Ferrari and Lamborghini. All the go-fast hardware is there, including a 430-horsepower V8. But if you're looking for some exclusivity in your Corvette, you're looking at a 50 percent bump in price in order to make the leap from the base-model Corvette to the wicked 505-hp Z06. If you wished Chevy offered something in between — perhaps a standard Corvette with some of the chassis and styling tweaks of the Z06 — you can stop foraging for four-leaf clovers. For about $6,000 more than the base Corvette, the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport nicely fills this niche.

The Grand Sport sets itself apart from your buddy's Vette thanks to wider rear fenders, functional louvers in the front fenders and air scoops in the rear quarter-panels. Underneath the fiberglass skin there is additional substance, as the GS also provides brakes and tires upgraded to Z06 specifications, plus a firmer suspension that's essentially the same calibration as that of last year's now-discontinued Z51 package.

In a strictly rational sense, the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport doesn't make a strong case for itself. A standard Corvette offers similar performance and handling that's substantially athletic. In other words, a standard Corvette is more than enough for most drivers. And if you load up your GS like our tester, the price nudges the $70K mark, which is only about $5K off the 505-hp Z06. The $60,000-$70,000 price range also opens up other tempting choices, such as Porsche's more nimble Boxster S and Cayman S. And if you want the ability to seat four, then there's also the BMW M3 and the Ford Shelby GT500.

That said, nothing but a Corvette will do for plenty of folks we know (and we can't blame 'em). Go easy on the options, and the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport offers a nice middle ground between the common Corvette and the hyperactive Z06.

Used 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Overview

The Used 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is offered in the following submodels: Corvette Coupe, Corvette ZR1, Corvette Convertible, Corvette Z06. Available styles include 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 6M), Z06 2dr Coupe (7.0L 8cyl 6M), 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 6M), GS 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 6M), GS 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 6M), and ZR1 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2010 Chevrolet Corvette trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Base is priced between $24,982 and$28,000 with odometer readings between 40730 and51710 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Chevrolet Corvette GS is priced between $30,900 and$31,995 with odometer readings between 33984 and58580 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is priced between $62,685 and$62,685 with odometer readings between 16021 and16021 miles.

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