2009 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews
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- $28,433 - $67,172
- No trim specified for this review
- Power, style, and confort
- Not enough time in the day to drive it
Purchased As Used
I purchased this car used about 2 years ago and can't say anything bad about it. This is my 5th sports car convertible, and the best by far. Before you ask, I was 34 when I got the car.
When you buy the Vette, you don't just buy a car but instead purchase rights into an exclusive club. Each Vette you pass by will wave and smile as they too are part of the club.
The LT3 I have is fully loaded with everything except a power top (adds too much weight and why would the top be up?) and auto transmission (you HAVE to drive the 6 speed manual or why bother?). It's fast, handles extremely well, and gets over 35 MPG on the freeway at a steady 80mph.
While the interior is not up to the levels my wife's 530i is, it's far better than the other cars in this group. The Boxster interior is a joke, the BMW Z Roadster (my wife had this but traded for the 530i as she liked the Vette more) is boring, and the Audi TT is just plain too small.
Cars considered before we purchased this car:
BMW M Roadster (had it, sold it to get this one)
Porsche Boxster S (horrid interior, expensive upkeep)
Auti TT (too small, I am well over 6 foot tall)
Chevy Corvette Convertible LT3 with HUD and Z51 handling, 6 speed manual transmission, Victory Red with black top.
BMW 530i (for family stuff)
Ford Expedition (to haul around the newbord)
The only real cons are the price of Super Unleaded (Super is not required, but it's over 400 hp so why skimp?), the dealer services, and you have to be careful not to scrape the front of the car on low surfaces. None of those are deal breakers and easily dealt with. Oh, and the price of run flat tires when you melt through your first set.
Performance, price, handling, fuel economy, upkeep costs are low, and the best looking car on the block.
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