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2012 Chevrolet Corvette
2012 Chevrolet Corvette
Available Price Range $23,321-$55,981 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 17-21 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette

Our Take

The two-seat Corvette is Chevrolet's flagship sports car, and it's offered in Targa top, hardtop and convertible body styles. In addition to the base model, which makes more than 400 horsepower, Chevrolet also sells two high-performance variants of the sports car: the 505-hp Z06 and th... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Standard 6.2-liter V-8
  • New Centennial Edition, updated interior
  • Three body styles
  • Manual or automatic
  • 505-hp Z06 coupe
  • 638-hp ZR1 version

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 21 reviews

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Better than I thought

by Silverblue from Camden, SC on April 23, 2012

I have owned my new 2012 Corvette 2LT hardtop for a couple of weeks now. All in all, a pretty awsome car and a great value for the money. Like any car it has its stront and weak points. I'll start wit... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

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

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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