2001 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe from North America

Summary:

Fast hypochondriac

Faults:

The display lights on the climate control are so dim I can't read them.

There are way too many random warning lights.

General Comments:

My Corvette is a hypochondriac. At least once a week some kind of warning light flashes at me. I even had a low tire pressure light come on. I paged through the screens until I found the individual tire pressures and found that indeed one tire was very low. I immediately pulled over when the "Service Tire Monitor" light came on. I think the car was laughing at me, the tires were fine.

The gas mileage is actually decent for a car with such a big motor. I get 34 on the highway in 6th. My average stays around 22-24, depending on how bad the kids in the imports with the big spoilers bug me at the stoplight.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th June, 2006

2001 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 5.7 Liter V8 from North America

Summary:

11-36 MPG? Oh well, who cares

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this car (it was my salesman demo), but I have heard scattered reports of reliability issues with this year of Corvettes.

This car does feel a little shaky and uneasy when I drive it hard, but maybe this is how Corvettes are.

General Comments:

No doubt about it, it's very fast. 335 horses really kicks it from the start, even with the automatic.

11-36 MPG? I've got both. I guess it's when I cruise on the way to work on a downhill at 500 rpms it gets stellar mileage, but normally I get around 19.

This car is seriously uncomfortable, but at the same time, very fun to drive. It has been the most user friendly sports car that I've driven.

It looks great! The finish on the roof is already beginning to peel off, so I'm wondering about the build quality.

The power seats are maddening, especially when you adjust it to you liking, and then start the car. It goes into memory mode and slides you all they way back to where you started.

I got a flat tire on this car, but I didn't realize that it didn't have a jack, so I stop on the side of the road like an idiot and search the car for 20 minutes. Note: Corvettes don't have spare tires or jacks.

The engine was, of course, the best part. I'll listen to that all day over the stereo. Work of art GM, nice going.

So, I liked my experience with the Corvette. It's the best of the bunch, and for a used price of around 27K $ as of now, you can't beat it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2006

24th Apr 2006, 21:49

It's an automatic?

*slaps review writer*

25th Apr 2006, 10:11

Although it sounds funny, I remember reading a magazine review of this car that said the automatic was actually preferable to the clunky manual.

For me, a sports car is a sports car if you shift yourself. Of course, those days are nearly over with the advent of DSG, Steptronic, and the rest, and automakers will simply refuse to make both types. Sad.