2002 Chevrolet Corvette
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First Vette.....no regret

by from Beaverton, Oregon on February 7, 2010

This is the best and happiest car purchase I've ever made and I'm 54 years old!! This car brings a smile to my face every time I drive it. Power, styling, cornering, smooth and fast acceleration...its...
This is the best and happiest car purchase I've ever made and I'm 54 years old!! This car brings a smile to my face every time I drive it. Power, styling, cornering, smooth and fast acceleration...its got it all. I'm 6'5" and fit easily into the car....very comfortable even on long trips. GM did cut some corners to keep the cost down but I'm glad they did...I could buy one! Mine has been very reliable and I top out at 28.4 mpg without babying it. And no, this isn't about a mid life crisis.....what crisis includes a great car??!! I wanted rear drive ponies for a change and something fun to auto-cross....I found it. What a blast! Like someone said here...Quit thinking about buying one and just buy it!! You won't regret it.
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Fastest Car I've Ever Owned!

by from Paris, Tennessee that is on December 18, 2006

My 2002 C5 Corvette is simply awesome! It has everything anyone could possibly ask for in a sports car...performance, style and comfort and, oh yes!, economy as well. My car could easly top 30 MPG o...
My 2002 C5 Corvette is simply awesome! It has everything anyone could possibly ask for in a sports car...performance, style and comfort and, oh yes!, economy as well. My car could easly top 30 MPG on interstate hiways and even when I drove it on the Nurburgring, it averaged better than 14 MPG and at times I exceeded 165 MPH. With only a few bolt ons, I run 12.3 at 118 MPH in the quarter and on road courses in Europe, I could easily beat 911s, at least one Viper and other serious sport cars. On the hiways at legal speeds above 180 MPH (honest) several Ferraris, Porsches, M3s, M5s, Jaguars, Mercedes AMGs and even some serious bikes found out the hard way that my C5 is really fast! It has only 27,000 miles on it now and it glistens like new and turned heads in at least 10 countries and still gets looks in the USA! No one easily beats a Chevrolet Corvette...trust me...this 65 year old man has owned and driven some of the best cars made worldwide and this is the best! I wish it had better interior leather and the dash didn't reflect in the windshield. The seats could be more supportive and it could have used better factory brakes (I installed drilled and slotted Baers and stainless steel brake lines to fix the problem). The Z51 suspension is definitely the way to go and yet it rides very decently. The transmission shifter needs the same shifter installed on the C6s and it's easy to miss a shift to 3rd. The engine is strong and it uses almost no oil. Over all an awesome ride!
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ONE FAST CAR I OWNED

by from MODESTO,CA on December 9, 2008

I BOUGHT A 2002 CORVETTE ZO6. I HAD THREE CORVETTE MY LIFE, THIS Z06 IS ON E OF THE FASTED CAR I OWNED. 53 OLD GUY HERE.SECOND CLILD HOOD. I HAD ALOT OF CARS IN MY LIFE, OLD SCHOOL ROCKS,BUT THIS VETT...
I BOUGHT A 2002 CORVETTE ZO6. I HAD THREE CORVETTE MY LIFE, THIS Z06 IS ON E OF THE FASTED CAR I OWNED. 53 OLD GUY HERE.SECOND CLILD HOOD. I HAD ALOT OF CARS IN MY LIFE, OLD SCHOOL ROCKS,BUT THIS VETTE IS A ROCKET.
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2002 6-Speed Conv.

by from Knoxville, TN on May 1, 2014

I bought my 2002 Convertible used with 36K miles. It is my 2nd Vette, my first was a 89 Coupe auto with 35k. There is a world of difference between the C4 and the C5, The C5 is a much better car in my...
I bought my 2002 Convertible used with 36K miles. It is my 2nd Vette, my first was a 89 Coupe auto with 35k. There is a world of difference between the C4 and the C5, The C5 is a much better car in my judgment and convertible is definitely more fun. The performance of the C5 with the 6 speed is twice what the C4 with the auto was. As others have pointed out the interior is some what on the cheap side because of the thin plastic. The leather seats are fine but the carpet isn't to good. The handling with the variable suspension is wonderful, allow you to choose what you need.
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Street car / Track Car. Dual duty

by from Greenville SC on June 12, 2015

Had the car 2 weeks, seems nice, good handling, did well at Roebling road. Needs oil cooler, trans cooler, diff cooler. No oil starvation with decent street tires. Brakes are good. On the highway aro...
Had the car 2 weeks, seems nice, good handling, did well at Roebling road. Needs oil cooler, trans cooler, diff cooler. No oil starvation with decent street tires. Brakes are good. On the highway around 28-30 mpg cruising 10 over with A/C on. Rides alright. Low to the ground. Pops out of R, other than that great car.
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Very economical high performance car

by from Montana on September 23, 2009

For a very high performance vehicle, the 2002 Corvette is very comfotable to drive and ride in as a passenger, possesses adjustable ride features, has a large cargo storage area, exceeds 30 MPG on the...
For a very high performance vehicle, the 2002 Corvette is very comfotable to drive and ride in as a passenger, possesses adjustable ride features, has a large cargo storage area, exceeds 30 MPG on the highway, possesses safe handling features, and the heads up display enables the driver to keep his eyes on the road at all times.
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Reliable Performance

by from Fredericksburg, VA on April 25, 2013

This is my second Vette - I owned a 1969 convertible for 25 years, - but that's another story. If you haven't owned a Vette before, I can give you my perspectives - just personal preferences. First of...
This is my second Vette - I owned a 1969 convertible for 25 years, - but that's another story. If you haven't owned a Vette before, I can give you my perspectives - just personal preferences. First off, buy a convertible - Chevy makes more of them than it does the hardtops - so be sure to test drive a conv. with the top down - enough said on this. I got my '02 with a manual trans. simply because the 4-spd "rock crusher" in my old '69 Vette was just so good - it gave a seat-of-the-pants/total control experience. Well, the fly-by-wire 6-speed isn't so much fun (the top two gears are overdrives) so no recommendations on picking a trans. type. BTW, the tires, suspension, and the HUD are most excellent - but they are high-tech (this means don't try to work on suspension and electronic systems in your garage - the dealer charge for diagnosis is Required). Contrary to others' opinions that vettes have no real utility, I have found them to be examples of premium engineering - and No, they are not "Chevys" in the sense that most backyard mechanics can work on them - don't fall for this common misconception - they are over-engineered for anything but outright abuse (this means racing) and so are reliable. Another perspective - however, if you like to do your own brakes/tuneups/oil you can still do it on the "02 in your garage at home. Yet another perspective: with the configuration of the engine compartment/hood/rear deck lid I would recommend garage parking - carport at a minimum, as the many crevices will catch water and then crud up with dust. I've never seen anyone write about this: If you haven't had a convertible before, know that it attracts vandalism. This is a real problem these days - even if the car is parked unlocked, ignorant punks slice the top to get in to get the radar detector, etc. I'm concerned to park anywhere out of line of sight. Last, if have been an armchair shopper - prepare for a performance experience - I have another "performance" car adverised with over 300 h.p., yet this corvette's 375 h.p. feels comparable to much more performance-wise . BTW, I have the Bose sound system, so I've learned that a flaky CD-changer in the trunk is expected. I like the 02 body style - it's still old school. And, I didn't want the plexiglas headlight covers - they seem a cheap styling shortcut - now if they just still had the hidden wipers a'la my '69!
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This Corvette is a great car.

by from Philadelphia, PA on July 21, 2011

I am totally impressed with my Corvette. It's a "loaded" edition with remarkable beauty, handling, and dependability. As a high performance sports car, the cross country comfort is excellent. We get o...
I am totally impressed with my Corvette. It's a "loaded" edition with remarkable beauty, handling, and dependability. As a high performance sports car, the cross country comfort is excellent. We get over 30 mpg on road trips (and that includes moments of enjoying it's power performance); it carries light luggage; 20 mpg around town is easy as well. It's the most rewarding sports car I've ever owned.
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All Corvettes Are Red!

by from Rochester on September 2, 2012

Bought this used red convertible at a well-known Vette dealer in Victor NY in June 2012. It had about 35k on it. Close to mint condition, which is pretty much all that this dealer sells. This is my 5t...
Bought this used red convertible at a well-known Vette dealer in Victor NY in June 2012. It had about 35k on it. Close to mint condition, which is pretty much all that this dealer sells. This is my 5th Vette, so no big surprises here. Goes fast, handles very well. A small surprise is how well it rides on long trips. We had an '84 with the Z51 race suspension and although it could corner flat at 100 mph, it rode like a tank and at the end of a long trip you had to see your dentist because all your fillings had vibrated out! This one also has the Z51 suspension but it rides like a limo! And (like the '84) gets great mpg: about 22-23 around town, pushing 28-29 on the highway. These cars admittedly have no real practical value; even with their relatively big trunks they are toys, pure and simple. But they are all head-turners and an absolute blast to drive. And if you maintain it, it will hold its value for a very long time. And did I mention how much fun they are to drive? If you can afford a sports car, this is the one to drive. Most Vettes will eat most Porches, Camaros, Mustangs and the high end exoticars for lunch, and for tens of thousands of dollars less. And because they are Chevvys, nearly anyone can work on them. This is pure American muscle car at its absolute best. There is nothing like a Vette! Go get one now. You can get a near-mint used one for less than the price of a Honda Accord. And did I mention how much fun they are to drive?!
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02 Corvette Convertible

by from New Port Richey, FL on May 14, 2012

This is the 2nd one I have owned! I liked the first one so much I bought another one! Performance and looks are top shelf and they are bulletproof to boot!
This is the 2nd one I have owned! I liked the first one so much I bought another one! Performance and looks are top shelf and they are bulletproof to boot!
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