Used Corvette C6 Coupe (2005 - 2010) Comfort

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 01 Dec 2009
3
The Corvette is a rare sight in the UK, but it offers a lot of car for the money. It costs less than a BMW M3, but the Corvette has real supercar pace and presence.

3 out of 5

Comfort

The Corvette is a big car, so in theory there should be plenty of interior space. Unfortunately this isn't the case and head, leg and shoulder room are all tighter than you may expect. The seats are generously padded, while the climate control is quick to cool or warm the cabin very effectively whatever the outside temperature. The C6 and Z06 are both pleasingly refined at all speeds on UK roads, with road noise suppressed, unless you give the throttle a hefty stab to make the big V8 motor growl.

The interior got an upgrade in 2008 and although 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

One of the Corvette’s big plusses is the amount of space it provides for luggage under that huge rear glass canopy. Below it lies a sizeable boot that can take a set of golf clubs with room to spare, while in the cabin there are plenty of places to store loose items. The big negative for the Corvette is its width, which makes it a pain to thread through narrow city streets or car parks designed with small European cars in mind, while being left-hand drive only compounds this.

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Behind the wheel

The driver is presented with a simple dash on the Corvette and it’s all very easy to read and understand. An electrically adjusted drivers seat helps find the ideal driving position for most people, though some may find the steering wheel doesn’t have the range of movement necessary to get perfectly comfortable. The driver has good all-round vision in the Corvette thanks to the large glass rear hatch, through reversing can be tricky as it’s hard to judge where the rear of the car is from the driver’s seat.

This is why most owners opt for rear parking sensors. Cabin quality is good, but some of the plastics look cheap next to the best Europe has to offer.