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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 New for 2007

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 694 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
    9.4/10

I test drove this car, couldn't leave it

By on Thursday, April 07, 2016

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

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Powerful, Driver Info Center on Head-Up Display"

Cons: "2009 doesn't come with Aux jack"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I am driving this car for 2 years. I feel as passionate as my first time, every time I start the engine! I went for a road trip, after 6 hours it can be a little tiring as it's not the car to spoil you like a Mercedes (boring), but I like it because I prefer to feel the car running. It runs easily average 29 MPG on the road, average speed of 65. One thing to be careful about is how low it is, it took me couple of scratches under the front bumper till I remembered to slow so very down driving down a garage ramp."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Flawless. Daily driver, 21 City 30 Hwy, best value

By on Friday, February 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Quality,Reliability,Performance,Mileage,Ins cost"

Cons: "None"

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

"My second Vette. First was 2000. Flawless. This 2008 Coupe 436hp has been flawless. Great mileage, 21 City, 30 Hwy. 111,000 miles and runs like new. Yes, like new. Problems - none. Confident handling and great power. Insurance costs less than my 2003 VW Jetta. Perform all maintenance and oil changes on time and the car will take me another 100k miles. Confident and powerful performance means that you never feel the need to show off. Corvettes make a great used car purchase because they are seldom abused. Everyone needs to own and drive one of these in their lifetime. I get 45k miles on a set of tires. One of the best performance buys in the world for the dollar spent."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Looks good; performs terribly

By on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I owned and sold this car
Reason: poor performance

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "looks beautiful, very powerful"

Cons: "handling, manual transmission, expensive repairs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Beautiful-looking, powerful car but does not perform well. Rough ride especially at slow speeds, in turns and in reverse. Terrible notchy manual shifter. Glad I sold it!"

6 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Always wanted a Corvette and finally got one.

By on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to detail"

Cons: "A chore to get out of at my age."

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

"Bought this car from the original owner with 8000 miles. I have put around 2000 miles per year. It is a non rain, paved road only car. Navigation system is a little complicated, otherwise a joy to drive. Never put the top up in the summer. Bright red convertible still turns heads. I wanted a Corvette since I was a kid. License plate DONEW8N."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Love my Grand Sport!!

By on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000

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
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great looks and very responsive."

Cons: "Interior could use some plushness."

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

"Best sports car I ever owned! This baby can handle curves like a dream. Nothing like riding through the curvy mountain roads with the top off. The seats are very adjustable, making it comfortable. Very responsive gas pedal, lol. Love the heads-up display and the dual exhaust. Believe me, if you drive it, you will fall in love. To top it off, it's beautiful!"

12 people out of 25 found this review helpful

Great Vette Reliable , smooth shifting

By on Saturday, October 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "It still an EYE catcher & a classic sport car"

Cons: "I wish the trunk was easier to open."

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

"I can't ask for a better and more reliable real sport car ride. I have two tops and no leaks. Paddle shifts is cool to have and Corvette shifts just great in automatic. For me reliablity is so important as I travel with this car in so many States. I had one brake job and That's it."

10 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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