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2008 Chevrolet Corvette

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$14,710 — $43,318 USED
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Convertible
2 Seats
19-21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance
  • RWD handling
  • Heritage
  • Instrument layout and legibility
  • Appearance

The Bad

  • Wet-pavement traction and control
  • Idling noise and vibration on some cars
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Visibility in convertible
2008 Chevrolet Corvette exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 430-hp, 6.2-liter V-8
  • Coupe and convertible body styles
  • Manual or paddle-shift automatic
  • Z06 coupe with 505-hp V-8
  • Available Z51 Performance Package

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Cars.com's Dave Thomas reviews the new 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
94 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

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(5.0)

Very reliable and beautiful body lines

by Tim110 from Great Falls, Montana on December 11, 2018

This car is my daily driver all summer. Plenty of leg room for me at 6’ 2’. It is rear wheel drive and the horsepower to weight ratio is not the best for winter driving. 436 hp is controlled ... Read full review

(5.0)

In the past 6 years, I did about 1K miles per year

by mpac54 from Hatfield MA on December 5, 2018

This car is fast, stylish, awesome and a true performance car. It has a 4LT interior which pretty much makes the car almost rare. Great Car! Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2008 Chevrolet Corvette currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Corvette received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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