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

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 01 Dec 2009
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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.

3.5 out of 5

Safety

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The Corvette offers its owners a taste of jet-fighter technology with its head-up display to show speed and revs. It may seem like a gimmick, but this system keeps the driver’s eyes on the road for more of the time. Corvette also provides the more expected safety features of twin front and side airbags and a full ESP traction control system.

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

The big V8 engines may produce plenty of power, but they’re under-stressed and proven designs that won’t give trouble if regularly serviced. It’s the same for the gearboxes, suspension and the rest of the car. The interior plastics are also durable, but it’s a shame that Corvette has not made them look more attractive and better finished.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported.

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported.

Other

No problems reported.