I've own a lot of cars and for the money (I paid 45k -less tax) for a base after 6K discount from GM and 3K from dealer, this is a bargain compared to the SS/RS ragtop Camaro which has few incentives. @ 430 HP, it isn't a bone crusher and I'm sure the manual tranny SS Camaro will stomp it to death in a 1/4 mile. Nice fit-finish, nice features, I hope good resale value as I don't keep cars long. I have always consider the Vette a sissy car driven by middle aged men trying to be cool while holding their toupee in place. This car makes me reconsider my previous opinion as it is sophisticated, good looking and powerful. NOT the muscle car the Camaro is.
None to speak of. Good, solid, well designed aerodynamic exterior. Comfy interior, intelligently designed t-top that is easy to remove and store. VERY nice handing though I doubt the tire life at the recommended 30 PSI. In all fairness to the Vette, I own both a 200 MPH Hayabusa and a Goldwing, so there is a dichotomy of preferences here. It is a Vette which is a "Goldwing" it is NOT a Camaro which is the Hayabusa. The Vette is for "grownups" which I am not yet at 57 years old.
NOW the rub. The 21K Hyundai Sonata I owned came with BLUETOOTH and an Ipod jack. Are these 2007 features too much to ask in a list 54K Vette? ... Why should these basic items be "optional"? ...also, have you used "On-star" ... this is one sucky feature that I'll never subscribe too. They don't modulate at the same volume as your sound speaker so when you ask directions, not only will you wait 1-2 minutes then the YELL at you, as does the directions interrupt any conversation. (yes, I turned the automatic volume down) . The fact is, YELLING directions without a visual screen is the only downside to my new Vette. Paying for "On-Star would make me wonder about the intelligence on any owner.
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.
This is my second Corvette. The first, a 1979 bought new was beauty. Black w/ Oyster (white) interior, including steering wheel. It was a hot car car to own in my early 20's. The quality was terrible.It was very under powered My 2010 Velocity Yellow w/ebony interior so far is a delight. With the 430 h/p engine its as blistering fast as I can handle. While there are a couple flaws in the paint, run marks by the door handle openings. I love it. This is the first time I have a stereo upgrade- and I'm glad to have it. There is a fair amount of road and engine noise- a sweet noise though, and with the top (smoked clear pannel )off there is wind noise The quality of the stereo is welcome.
Power of the engine seems to come up through the seat right into your body. Its a very satisfying car to drive
Paint quality- for a car costing $60K and then another $850 premium for the color., the paint should be flawless, meaning no run marks.
2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2dr Coupe (7.0L 8cyl 6M)
First GM vehicle in over 30 years and I am pleasantly surprised with the great quality , fit and finish - perfect paint and zero squeaks and rattles. Has been to dealer for a wheel balance but nothing else. Performance from the big V8 is wonderful - terrific low-end torque coupled with ferocious acceleration - gas mileage is 18-19mpg city and 26mpg highway. Brakes , handling , and shifter are quite nice - even better than a 911. Did not consider Porsche due to many past problems and very high service and maintenance expenses. Overall I am very pleased with my Z06.
427 CI V8 , handling , brakes , and shifter. Stereo is very good - for a sports car. XM sat is terrific.
1. Suspension is too hard- except on the smoothest surfaces. 2. Center console gets so hot you could almost cook lunch in it.Needs to be better insulated. 3. Padding in seats is too soft and so is the lumbar support. 4. Front spoiler drags on anything thicker than a credit card!