Fast. Flawed. Worth it
Loose and rattling trim.
Targa roof leaks occasionally.
I bought this Corvette during the GM employee pricing event, since it was over $20k cheaper than list.
The 6.2 V8 LS3 unit is one of the best engines out there; bulletproof, sounds great, loads of power and torque, and will handle almost unlimited tweaks.
Now, why can't Chevrolet build a Corvette interior to do that engine justice? The dash appears to have come out of a Daewoo, with cheap, crappy, ill fitting plastics everywhere, buttons that feel like they will break if you even look at them, and a LCD dash display that looks to have been copied from a Citroen I had about 15 years ago.
The air conditioning could be better too; with the engine so close, it does get more than a little hot in the cabin on sunny days; it would better to have air conditioning that didn't feel like an asthmatic midget blowing on you through a straw from inside the dash.
Those gripes aside, the Corvette is an absolute hoot to drive, with blistering acceleration, decent handling in sport mode (though expect to pay for dental repairs after using this, as your teeth will spend most of their time being jarred together every time you hit even the slightest of bumps), and a semi-auto that responds as well as any non-dual clutch system out there.
The head-up display works well (though the G-meter is a bit gimmicky), and I never get tired of the burbling snarl that accompanies a quick jab on the push button start.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th January, 2012