Used Corvette C6 Convertible (2005 - 2010) Review

Review by Simon Harris on
Last Updated: 01 Dec 2009
2.5
The Corvette Roadster may be an iconic sports car in America, but it’s a slow seller in Europe. This is particularly true in the UK where the car is hamstrung by only coming in left-hand drive, which puts off many potential buyers.

Corvette C6 Convertible (05-10)
Great styling, rare sight on UK roads, open-top lets V8 growl be heard
Very stiff ride, left-hand drive only, lacks sophistication, only a handful of dealers

New price range:

£51,685 - £59,665

Used price range:

£8,001 - £23,310

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2.5 out of 5

The Corvette Roadster may be an iconic sports car in America, but it’s a slow seller in Europe. This is particularly true in the UK where the car is hamstrung by only coming in left-hand drive, which puts off many potential buyers. But there's no doubting the performance on offer - the 6.0-litre V8 engine delivers 400bhp and an intoxicating noise. In 2007 this was uprated to 6.2-litres and 430bhp, plus the optional automatic gearbox came with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.

This car is also the first open-top Corvette with a fully electrically-operated roof, but it lacks the quality and refinement of the best high performance roadsters on the market.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

2.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

1 out of 5

Green credentials

0.5 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

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