2009 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews
Coupe LT3 shown
- $28,433 - $67,172
- No trim specified for this review
- Power, handling, comfort, reliability, visibility, cargo capacity, gas mileage
- Bose stereo is weak, windows are auto-down but not auto-up
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This is without a doubt the best car I have ever owned. Around town it is as smooth and docile as a Cadillac, absorbing every bump and dip with the aplomb of a luxury car. I have the F55 suspension, which has state-of-the-art shocks that are designed to give the car a kind of "floaty" sensation, while at the same time making sure you have a feel for the road beneath you. The cabin is spacious, I am 6'3" and there is plenty of room for me, I can even change clothes in the car. While the car is small, the cargo area is huge. Fit and finish are wonderful, it's not covered with acres of leather but do you really want that in a supercar that you can drive every day, because basically that's what this car is. The gauges are clear and bright, the HVAC and radio controls are simple and easy to use, the seat controls are intuitive, even the wipers perform flawlessly in the worst rainstorm. Every detail of this car has been so thoughtfully engineered and constructed for today's demanding driver that it completely blows out of the water your memories of the cramped, unreliable corvettes of the 80s. Chevrolet knew what they were doing when they took the Corvette and turned it into a rocket-powered luxury sports car. It deserves all the accolades it has received.
Driving this car is amazing, just touch the accelerator with your big toe and you're off and running, the car just begs for more. The steering is light and perfect, while giving great road feedback. The wheels are enormous and make the car appear like a go-cart. The styling is eye-catching, the car is filled with razor-sharp edges that soften into parabola-like curves, a theme that repeats on the interior as well. The HID headlights give outstanding visibility at night.
About the handling: the frame rails are made of a single piece of metal, that is bent into the required shape using powerful jets of water...as a result, there is absolutely no body flex at all, the car rides rock-solid on the worst roads or the most curvy mountain run. The engine bay is simple and beautiful.
Dollar for dollar, you simply won't find this combination of luxury and power in any other car. I have had this car for six months and everything about it is about 99% perfect. What do I dislike about it? Well the Bose stereo is a little weak, I am disappointed that here it is 2009 and Chevrolet still can't put a decent-sounding stereo in the Corvette. Our company car is a 2000 Mazda minivan and the stereo sounds better in that car! Also, the power windows are auto-down but not auto-up, hello? And there is some road noise when you drive on the highway but this isn't a Lexus, it's a sports car. These are minor complaints though and I am very very happy with this car, it's still far and away the best car I have ever owned in my life.
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