• (4.7) 69 reviews
  • MSRP: $16,059$45,643
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 505-hp, 7.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
  • Seats: 2
2008 Chevrolet Corvette

Our Take on the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette

For 2008, the Corvette two-seater sports car gets a more powerful engine and other powertrain updates, as well as a new interior trim package. A convertible and hatchback coupe are offered, as is a high-performance Z06 coupe. The Corvette competes with the Jaguar XK, Dodge Viper and Porsche 911 C... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Wet-pavement traction and control
  • Idling noise and vibration on some cars
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Visibility in convertible

Notable Features

  • 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

2008 Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

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In standard guise, the Chevrolet Corvette packs a serious wallop, but there's always a small core of buyers who want more.The 2009 ZR1 will have 638 horsepower, carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon-fiber body panels and a 205-mph top track speed. Only 2,000 will be made the first year. Its sticker price is $103,300, but the actual selling price will soar well above that.Another option for die-har... Read full review for the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette

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Consumer Reviews


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Fun fun fun, you WILL NOT be disappointed

by Gregg from Dix Hills, NY on May 11, 2011

We picked up our new Coupe at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY (R8C-option) and drove it 900 miles to Long Island. The car is absolutely fantastic....tremendous bang-for-the-buck. It ... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2008 Chevrolet Corvette trim comparison will help you decide.

2008 Chevrolet Corvette Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.


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