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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 679 Ratings for the 2005 - 2013 models.

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

A blast to drive!!!

By on Monday, July 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 21,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "it's a blast!!!"

Cons: "Wide doors, low profile make parking challenging"

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

"I have owned this car for 6 years. It is a blast to drive, especially on long trips. It has plenty of luggage space, and gets 28-30 mpg on trips. Sport suspension makes for a rough ride on rough roads. When you purchase this vehicle, you become a member of a brotherhood/sisterhood of Corvette owners. SAVE THE WAVE!!!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Fun & great car

By on Thursday, July 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000

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: "Fast & Fun"

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

"This my 5th Corvette & it is the most fun I have had in a car since my 1st corvette in 1977. I get compliments on this car all the time. I love the 505 horsepower."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Great ride and great gas mileage.

By on Tuesday, July 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "All sorts of fun"

Cons: "Two seater and not a winter vehicle"

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

"Very pleased with the comfortable ride and the gas mileage is 16/27! Very rare color of Daytona Sunset orange metallic. Only 1500 produced in 2006. The power is unreal in the 6.o Liter with automatic/paddle shift. Definitely would buy another one."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

This is my 2nd corvette. Best sports car for money

By on Friday, July 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,433

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Cons: "Wish it had a place to hook up my i phone."

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

"This is my 2nd corvette i have owned. It is a joy to drive and it compares to no other. The only reason i m selling is because i recently was married and we need an SUV. Thats my wifes reason. I also have a 105lb lab that really doesnt like it. I owned many sports cars in my days. Its amazing that you get the gas milage you do with over 400 hp. Great design. Love everything about this car. What i really like is that i can get my golf clubs along with my wifes clubs in the trunk. I could go on and on about this car. IT IS BY FAR THE BEST SPORTS CAR FOR MONEY, HANDS DOWN!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

My dream car

By on Friday, July 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 34,000

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: "With stick shift you feel like you're driving the car."

Cons: "Watch out for low curbs. Easy to scrape front."

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

"I can't imagine liking another car this well. It fits like a glove. Ideal car for women. I love the standard transmission. They are so hard to find these days."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

America's finest roadster

By on Monday, June 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 31,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great power and performance at a bargain price"

Cons: "Some interior bits are cheaply made"

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

"I've owned this car for two years, having bought it used from a dealership in Florida. We've taken one long trip with the car and can honestly report its great comfort and utility. What is amazing is how much power and options it delivers for such a modest price. The car is equipped with the Z51 package and a close ratio 6-speed manual that translates into fast and furious when driven hard on the back roads. Forget the imports."

11 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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