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2007 Chevrolet Corvette

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2007 Chevrolet Corvette Review

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Once known as America's only two-seat sports car, the Corvette continues to offer driving enthusiasts the most bang for the buck, running neck-and-neck (and in some cases surpassing) exotic cars costing up to four times as much—or even more. No where else but in America can you find a sub-$50,000 sports car delivering 400 horsepower while returning an EPA highway fuel economy figure of 28 miles per gallon. Although not as light or nimble as the Porsche 911, the Corvette's optional Z51 Performance Package renders it track-ready, while the car's luxurious interior and comfortable ride make it perfect for daily commutes or long weekend getaways. Available as a coupe or convertible, the 2007 Corvette remains in a class by itself.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you love your cars American and iconic, the Corvette is a sports car purist's dream come true. Drivers experience awesome V8 power, amazing handling and an interior filled with more creature comforts than some luxury cars.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Though its handling is admirable, fans of lighter, more nimble sports cars will find the Corvette's size ponderous in tight turns. The Corvette's only other objectionable feature may be the somewhat numb feel returned by the Magnasteer power steering.

What's Significant About This Car?

The Corvette gets a larger glove box as well as a few new options for 2007. An enhanced Bose sound system features steering wheel-mounted controls, while cross-drilled brake rotors are added to the Magnetic Selective Ride Control package. A power soft top is included with the Convertible 3LT option package.

Driving the Corvette

Driving Impressions With all the high-tech performance improvements in the new Corvette, a huge leap was made from the last model, enhancing both handling and straight-line acceleration. No longer do you have...

to work hard to "handle" this muscle machine. Instead, it steers with ease and precision, dealing with twists and turns effortlessly. All of the three suspension packages—a base system, Magnetic Ride Control and the Z51 package—are notably enhanced from the previous model. In the sport mode, the Corvette grabs the pavement with tenacity, and in touring mode, the Corvette soaks up road harshness like a large luxury sedan.

Six-Speed Transmission
The new, short-throw six-speed manual transmission makes the shifter in the previous model feel like something pulled out of a 1966 Chevy pickup.

Keyless Access with Push Button Start
Keep your keys in your purse or pocket—when you approach the car, you simply reach for a touch panel in the door handle and the vehicle starts up with the press of a button.

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Details
2007 Chevrolet Corvette photo Interior

The best changes can be found inside the sixth-generation Corvette. The clean, uncluttered design carried out with the highest quality parts and trim brings the car into world-class contention. The new seats are wider and more supportive than in the generation five model. Interior sound levels have also been improved, but the Corvette's cabin is still noisy at highway speeds.

Exterior
2007 Chevrolet Corvette photo

The 2007 Corvette is still easily identifiable as a Corvette, although the changes to the exterior make the sixth generation car a different animal than its predecessors. A flush-fitted set of headlamps molded to fit the curving hood line set-off the front of the car. The sixth-generation Corvette is some five inches shorter and one inch narrower than the fifth-generation model, yet it features larger tires and a larger removable roof panel.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Corvette features a 6.0-liter V8 engine, six-speed manual transmission, traction control, limited-slip rear axle, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), Xenon HID headlamps, AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 capability, removable roof panel, leather seats, six-way power driver's seat, cruise control, leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel and 18- and 19-inch front and rear alloy wheels, respectively.

Optional Equipment

Options include a paddle-shift six-speed automatic transmission, front side-impact airbags, Head-Up Display (HUD), Bose audio with six-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, the Z51 Performance Package, DVD navigation, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, single transparent or dual removable roof panels and polished alloy wheels.

Under the Hood

Although there is no denying the pleasure a 400-horsepower V8 delivers, with the Corvette you also get a certain lack of refinement. The 6.0-liter LS2 V8 feels gruff at idle and roars loudly when pressed into action. It's a purely American feel that instantly takes one back to the late 1960's muscle car era. Porsche and Jaguar lovers will probably never love this engine, but they can't easily overlook its tremendous performance potential, either.

6.0-liter V8 LS2
400 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
400 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/28 (manual), 17/27 (automatic)

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2007 Chevrolet Corvette Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 671 Ratings for the 2005 - 2013 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.7/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.5/10

This is an affordable way to have fun!

By on Sunday, May 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Bang for the buck"

Cons: "Interior is functional but could be better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Suggest you visit your local Corvette club. They know how to have fun. What make and model has it own Museum and race track? Treat yourself, you earned it like I did!"

This special edition 100th Year Z o6

By on Saturday, May 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This special edition Zo6 100 year is a dream to drive. I am very lucky to be living in Germany, as you all know some places have NO speed limite so driving a 150 plus miles an hour is a dream. My car is a crowd pleaser the Germans love it. I have smoked a lot of cars I.e Porsches, Ferraris Bmws and Mercedes. The only time I got smoked was by a Lamborghini Aventador.No brainier their. I hope you lik it. Tony."

Not a real sports car

By on Monday, May 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Great handling, good looks, fun to drive"

Cons: "Poor electrical, expensive to maintain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I transitioned from a C5 Z06 to a C6 convertible with automatic for health reasons. The transmission kills this car. The six-speed automatic is slow to shift under power, slow to downshift when you need it most and seems to be constantly shifting under normal driving conditions. Build quality is OK at best and the electronic interlocks will drive you crazy. It's a beautiful car and you'll get lots of interest and comments from people, but be prepared, owning a Vette is not like owning a Camry, you'll be busy keeping it road worthy."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Like new but better.

By on Sunday, May 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great running & dependable, looks new."

Cons: "Wife will be jealous of your love for the car."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this Corvette new in 05. After 8 years I sold it to my best friend and now I am buying it back.I installed the STS Twin Turbo System at 8000 miles, ( 2008 ) Car has withstood the test of time, has always been dependable, great gas mileage, if you can stay off the gas pedal, has 570 Rear Wheel Horsepower, ( Have Dyno Sheets ) and is just as fast as a new Z06 Corvette. Chevy did not offer a Z06 Corvette but this Vette has a Z06 trans and rear installed in 2009. Car is a 'Sleeper' in every sense."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Love this car!!!

By on Thursday, May 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "BANG FOR BUCK, Fun,Sporty,SOUND,low price"

Cons: "seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The car itself drives very well. The tires are super sticky and accelerating throws you back into your seat and keeps you there. Also the sound, ITS AMAZING!!! Especially accelerating, even idle sounds magnificent. Finally, the traction control is very good. The only downside to this car is the seats they are a little flimsy but if you buy a nice corvette seat cover they are actually very good."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

incredable...love the GS package...great car

By on Friday, May 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 24,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "it's like eating chocolate cake, awesome!"

Cons: "seats could be better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Only one flaw, the seats are flimsy compared to the 2014 or C7 Corvettes. They say the interior is plastic in appearance I like it."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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