Used Corvette C6 Convertible (2005 - 2010) Safety & Reliability

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.

3.5 out of 5

Safety

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The Corvette Roadster comes with twin front and side airbags as standard, and ESP traction control is also included to keep tabs on the V8 engine’s grunt. New buyers have the option of specifying a head-up display that shows the car’s speed and other functions as a digital read-out projected on to the windscreen. It’s easy to see and reduces the amount of time the driver takes his or her eyes off the road.

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

The Corvette’s V8 engine is very strong and unstressed, while the gearboxes are trouble-free too. Build quality appears much higher than previous Corvette's, but some of the interior plastics look and feel cheap compared to rivals.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported.

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported.

Other

No problems reported.