Used Corvette C6 Convertible (2005 - 2010) Comfort

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.

3 out of 5

Comfort

Given the width and general scale of the Corvette, it’s no surprise the Roadster’s interior serves up plenty of space. Wide-opening doors make it easy to get in and out of, while the hood provides plenty of headroom when it’s raised. The fabric roof is not as good at keeping out wind and road noise as some rivals, especially those with folding metal roofs.

There are the usual luxury roadster features such as climate control and heated seats, and the Roadster’s roof drops and raises completely at the touch of a button. The interior got an upgrade in 2008. While it's still poorly packaged and slightly cramped, the dash area is now leather-wrapped (with a choice of two colours) and some chrome has been added around the dials and switches.

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

Of all the cars in the same performance bracket as the Corvette Roadster, the American is probably the most practical. The interior is spacious and offers reasonable storage for odds and ends, there’s a decent glovebox and the boot is big enough to hold a set of golf clubs. The two major drawbacks with the Corvette are its width and the fact that it only comes in left-hand drive, both of which can make parking a fraught business unless you have plenty of space to play with.

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Behind the wheel

The dash of the Corvette could be accused of being a little plain, but that means it's easy to read the dials, even when the roof is lowered and the sun’s shining. The steering wheel moves for depth and angle, and the electrically adjusted seats are well padded, supportive and comfortable for day-long driving. With the roof in the raised position, rear visibility remains good.

Fold the roof and it stows under a panel that sits flush with the body so it doesn’t hinder the driver’s rear view, though the high rear deck means shorter drivers may struggle to see over the boot when reversing.