Used Corvette C6 Convertible (2005 - 2010) Costs

Review by Simon Harris on
Last Updated: 01 Dec 2009
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.

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Running costs

The Corvette is something of a bargain compared to similar performance cars, but this only offsets the depreciation it will suffer. Expect to lose around a third of the car’s new price in two years. Keeping that V8 engine fuelled will be expensive too - the Corvette averages just 22mpg. Service intervals are 10,000 miles, but finding a qualified garage could prove tricky.

Insurance will also be expensive as the Corvette Roadster is a real rarity on UK roads and could be problematic to repair if damaged.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

12 months or 10,000 miles.


Three years/60,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£330.00 - £580.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

As a high performance sports convertible the Corvette Roadster is a high-emission car. It emits 317g/km of CO2 and returns just 21mpg.

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