2005 Chevrolet Corvette
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Best compulsive decision I made!

by from Redondo Beach, CA on June 1, 2012

I've always wanted a Corvette and I finally broke down and bought one. I found a used 2005 with less than 15k miles on it for less than $30K (april 2012). Fully loaded, this was half the original sale...
I've always wanted a Corvette and I finally broke down and bought one. I found a used 2005 with less than 15k miles on it for less than $30K (april 2012). Fully loaded, this was half the original sales price. After driving it for 2 months now, I can't say I've enjoyed driving another car any more. Everytime I get in it, I'm happy to drive. I've been a fan of the Japanese Hatchback compacts sports cars owning a WRX and a Mazdaspeed 3 in the past. The Corvette out handles and is far faster than both AND it gets better gas mileage! The 6-speed gear box feels tight and the car is comfortable driving a regular speeds. It's ready to go when you want it to though. The interior is very comfortable, just maybe a little too much plastic. Definitely don't regret getting it at all, even being a two seater. My 75 lbs dog is also very at home in the back as well :)
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Most technically advanced car on the market

by from Cranston, Rhode Island on January 16, 2012

this car is a rocket ship. i bought a black coupe 2005 standard/stickshift withe z51 performance package. if your in the market for a fast car that turns heads everywhere this is it. i had a beautiful...
this car is a rocket ship. i bought a black coupe 2005 standard/stickshift withe z51 performance package. if your in the market for a fast car that turns heads everywhere this is it. i had a beautiful cadillac prior to this and it never got the compliments this does. id highly recomend getting a stick shift because downshifting and stepping on it this thing absolutely flys. get the heads up display (speedometer and gauges projected onto windshield) this feature makes this car like driving a f16.heated seats nav and headsup display is all very worth the money. be picky there are some that were not in great shape but being patient paid off.good luck
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after 6 years, its still WOW!

by from california on July 1, 2011

Own a Victory Red 2005 with a smoked glass roof panel and polished wheels- a looker still and no fade in the paint (keep it in the garage and covered parking at work) with 80k+miles Really fast, even ...
Own a Victory Red 2005 with a smoked glass roof panel and polished wheels- a looker still and no fade in the paint (keep it in the garage and covered parking at work) with 80k+miles Really fast, even with the automatic, and relaxed fast, tons of torque so not much need to stab the gas...and gets over 25 mpg on my 25 mile commute daily. I've owned many very fast cars, and this is the best one and alot less money than some others... and yes, it WILL easily do 150....
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Fantastic car

by from Minneapolis on December 5, 2011

Tried very hard to stick with my Euro sports car past. Was set on a M3 with only a small potential tobuy another Benz. But as I went to test drive a 2008 M3 I noticed a C6 vette and decided to just si...
Tried very hard to stick with my Euro sports car past. Was set on a M3 with only a small potential tobuy another Benz. But as I went to test drive a 2008 M3 I noticed a C6 vette and decided to just sit in it. I noticed how comfortable the seats were and how much leg room there was. I drove it. End of story. The car kicks royal butt. I am a complete convert. The C6 is a genuine supercar and a blast to drive. 440hp in my modified car feels like I'm strapped to a rocket. Super happy with my purchase.
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Best Sports Car Value on the Planet

by from Cary NC on August 9, 2010

Its fast, beautiful, comfortable and reliable. It is the best Corvette ever made. I know...I've owned one of each generation.
Its fast, beautiful, comfortable and reliable. It is the best Corvette ever made. I know...I've owned one of each generation.
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World Class Car

by from Raleigh NC on April 28, 2011

My C6 Corvette is the best sports car I have ever owned and I have owned over 100 vehicles in my lifetime. Its beautiful, powerful and the only money I have spent on the car is for routine maintenance...
My C6 Corvette is the best sports car I have ever owned and I have owned over 100 vehicles in my lifetime. Its beautiful, powerful and the only money I have spent on the car is for routine maintenance and tires. Head jerking fast. Mine is fully loaded with nav, HUD, selective ride, power top, On Star, XM radio and heated seats. Its the best supercar value on the planet. I recommend you consider alternative tires to the run flats. I put Hankook non run flats and it improves the ride a great deal. I have fix a flat in my trunk just in case.
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2006 C6 Corvette Best vette and best car Ive owned

by from Harvey's Lake, PA on November 7, 2012

After drooling over C6 corvettes since their introduction in 2005, I have always wanted one but never seriously looked for one. I bought mine by accident looking for a used filing cabinet in a local u...
After drooling over C6 corvettes since their introduction in 2005, I have always wanted one but never seriously looked for one. I bought mine by accident looking for a used filing cabinet in a local used stuff publication. When I saw the ad I knew I had to look at it. Its velocity yellow which is an awesome color and gets so many compliments. I owned three C4 corvettes and this is light years ahead. Superb engineering, great styling and a blast to drive. I bought mine w/ 78k miles now has almost 94k miles and I have not had one problem (knock on wood). Car still looks and drives almost new. I would absolutely buy this car again and love driving it. Gas mileage is unreal for a 400hp car (20 city 28-31 hwy). Car gets so many looks. Bought it so cheap. What a steal!!!
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fun Car

by from Virgina on September 22, 2012

Well this car is the real deal!! Wanted a Vette for a long time !!! The look of the c6 is awesome ,and the handling of this machine is unreal.. I do think i will own a Vette for a long time..
Well this car is the real deal!! Wanted a Vette for a long time !!! The look of the c6 is awesome ,and the handling of this machine is unreal.. I do think i will own a Vette for a long time..
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Not a better value out there...

by from Chicago, IL on June 6, 2011

400hp 30mpg highway Beautiful styling Handles like a dream Removable roof Amazing resale value. Low insurance cost for such a fast car What other car with this performance can you buy, drive for 20,0...
400hp 30mpg highway Beautiful styling Handles like a dream Removable roof Amazing resale value. Low insurance cost for such a fast car What other car with this performance can you buy, drive for 20,000 miles, and then resell for about $3000 less than you paid??? Please find me one and then maybe I'll consider selling the Vette!
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they seemed to have gotten it right

by from Oregon on January 29, 2010

I have owned five corvettes. Chevy has seemd to have upgraded every thing that was wrong eith the previous models. The styling is great. The car drives "smaller" than previous models. I wish they'd up...
I have owned five corvettes. Chevy has seemd to have upgraded every thing that was wrong eith the previous models. The styling is great. The car drives "smaller" than previous models. I wish they'd upgrade the materials in the cockpit and perhaps charge afew bucks more. It's still kind of cheap looking inside. Still, it is a supercar for the money and is really a big bang for the buck. I've had mine for five years now and it's only been in the shop for routine maintenance. Be prepared to buy a set of tires every 15k if you have the z51 option.
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