2008 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 41 reviews

  • Performance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 25 reviews
"ride" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"rattle" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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DavesZO6 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Review
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Performance, performance, performance

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Road noise

DavesZO6
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Absolutely Love It — I've bought my 2008 ZO6 off the showroom floor in May 2009, and currently have just over 8,000 miles on her. Can't say enough nice things about it. It goes like hell and is a ball to drive. The only area I'd like to see improvement is the sound dampening, still a lot of road noise, especially on worn concrete interstate roads. On new blacktop it's an absolute dream.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kristopher Melissa writes:
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Review
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Gorgeous Exterior and Interior, Mind Blowing Performance. Under 100k. Outperform's 95% of your 150k-300k exotic cars.

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Stock OEM Navigation system & BOSE surround sound system. Given the price tag of 2k, I would not rate this Nav system as top quality when you can go aftermarket and get triple the quality for half the price.  

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2008 Corvette Z06 — *Exterior: Beautiful exterior, wide body, has that stealth super car appearance and slammed aggressive stance. *Interior: Interior is very classy with beautifully lighted guages, glossy carbon fiber center console and comfy leather seats. The dash is wrapped in leather too. *Performance: Tires are real thick and meaty which grip the road amazing. The engine is 7.0 liter LS7, V8, 505hp. The weight is around 2950 pounds which is unbelievably light for a car of this caliber. This car has been taken to a 10.9 sec quarter mile bone stock which is mind blowing.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matt writes:
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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Absolutely stunning looks & unbelievable power

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It's an obsession

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe — First of all, this car is stunningly beautiful! It drives like a dream and is scary fast. I absolutely love driving this car. So far, I haven't had one single problem with it. This is by far the best car I have ever owned. Custom modifications are abundantly available......so much so that it can quickly become an addiction. So far, I've added custom interior leather, cold air intake, and a Borla Exhaust. You only live once....so, go for it!

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beepboop6567 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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Powerful, quiet, handles like a dream, comfortable, practical, looks like it's going 100 MPH even when it's parked.

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Reliability is just okay, some rattles, tires and brakes don't last very long

beepboop6567
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Everyone Should Own A Corvette At Least Once In Their Lives — I bought this car new off the lot in 2008 and have loved owning it and driving it ever since. I like everything about it, the pushbutton ignition (which is pretty common now I guess), the comfortable seats, the power band, the braking, the cargo space, the visibility. This car is very low to the ground. It is as easy to drive on the highway as it is on a city street. Imagine a 430hp cadillac, that's basically what this car is. When you see one of these out on the road, trust me, it's just as much fun to drive as it looks. As much as I love this car, it hasn't been trouble-free; the headlights stopped working (new fuse box) and the transmission cable snapped, so I couldn't shift the car. The rear end made a grinding sound. The glove box and console lid latches broke. The door handle solenoid broke. Most of these things were repaired under warranty, but then they shouldn't have broken in the first place. Also, I used to own a 1990 Corvette and the feedback of that car was outstanding, you really felt like you were part of the car...these newer Corvettes don't feel like that, there is a sense of isolation from the road, but maybe the Z51 or Z06 feel more like sports cars. All in all, I still love this car and don't regret buying it, it has been the best car I have ever owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ParkerZ06 writes:
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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Great Power, Gas mileage, and cargo capacity, this is the total package

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low seating position

ParkerZ06
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My 15 Year Wait Is Over! — After a long and arduous battle through the automotive jungle I have survived to tame the wild beast of legend. The Chevrolet Corvette is the most amazing car on American roads today, it is arguably the most fascinating car the american public can own and drive that is totally ours, built for the last 60 years to be enjoyed worldwide but mostly for us hmble americans. Great gas mileage, huge storage space and acceleration that rivals anything from Euorpe. Good job Chevrolet! and think it can be parked right beside the Chevy Cruze and get a $30.00 oil change by the same mechanic.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Bari writes:
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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5

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Power, sound, looks, comfort

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Rattles, squeaks

Bari
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Fantastic Performance Sports Car — I have the base model with 'only' 430 horses, but oh my gosh this thing is quick. It might be the tires are worn, but with TC on, a bit of throttle and it fishtails all over the road. And with it off, well, let's just say I've been sideways more often than I can count. This ain't no Camry, you can't just slam the pedal down (unless you're aimed straight). In other words, I'm having a lot of fun. It looks great and the leather interior is really nice. I know there is too much interior plastic for some, but it doesn't bother me. I fixed the squeaky roof easily enough, but haven't found the other rattles. Mileage has been a respectable 21-25 MPG. Love it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Arianne writes:
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Review
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3

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acceleration and cornering (with proper tires)

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it's kinda ugly and it's a chevy

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Fun For A Weekend...as Far As The "recommendation" Otherwise "no" - 50 Grand Could Be Better Spent — fun to drive; banks corners nice and tight but don't let go. decent acceleration from dead stop. inside cheap and plastic. i actually wanted to use the stereo, which sucked because the sound of the engine was wussy. possibly due to care/abuse- tremors at hundy on a smooth road.

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Ashton writes:
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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5

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Acceleration, Braking, Looks, Lots of Leather, Exhaust, and a roadster that is not ashamed to sport a soft top

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Still flimsy in some areas, why can’t I open the door while the car is running?

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After Much Needed Tweeks, I Can Actually Say I Like It A Lot — Alright I was not really impressed with the C6 when it cam out, so how in the world can I like this years model even though it is still a C6. Simple, much needed tweaks, the steering feels less artificial, and finally it has an interior that PETA would scream over, but for all I car those vegans can go stuff themselves. The exhaust bellows at low RPMs, and Snarls at the Higher RPMs, it just sounds great. Secondly I liked this one better because it had a real 6-speed manual, not a half-assed automatic with thoughtful paddles. You just can’t help but hold the throttle down for longer than 8 seconds, but by then even spacious suburban boulevards get very small very quickly. This is where the breaks do their magic. So what if it only has 400 hp, yes I know the Z06, and ZR1 have more power, but I am convinced that I can still terrify myself in the base model, considering the more professional car journalist from Car and Driver and Road and track claim that the corvette has a tendency to have the tail slide out from behind you. Even if I am a better driver than the average Californian motorist, by professional race driver standards, I am still an amateur. Before I step into a ZR1, I probably should learn how to pull a car out of a spin while doing north of 100mph. One thing I live the most is the fact that the corvette can get about 30 mpg on the freeway, so lets do a little math here, this car has 400 hp and gets 30 mpg, while a less fun to drive and look at Prius gets at best 48 mpg on an anemic, that is if you drive it in a way that makes most grandma’s look like Burt Reynolds in a Trans Am. The electric engine and gas moped engine only manage to make a pitiful 110 hp. The Corvette and Prius do not have that big of a weight difference either, so I guess you could say that the corvette is more efficient than the Prius, What? Did I just Say that? One last thing that I liked about this Vette was the fact that it still uses a cloth top. Now I know about all the great advantages of a retractable hard top, I know that they allow for a stronger body, and a quieter cabin, but frankly, I don’t like the way most of them look. I’m sure that this car will not end up being the most reliable, cost effective car. But these cars are not aimed at those who drive Toyota Corollas, Hyundai’s, KIAs, and the like. Those cars are just too sensible and boring. Cars like the Corvette are built for those who still have that little kid inside them, and for those who actually like cars. Corvettes are not for those who make their decision on buying a car based on what consumer reports say and they are not for those who what to get from point A to point B. If you decide to buy a Corvette, make me proud and occasionally listen to your antisocial personality and bury your right foot and hold it there for a while. Those who drive cars like these slowly deserve to have them stolen.

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Jason writes:
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Review
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Light weight, 505 hp with a warranty, sexy, great fuel mileage (30+
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Expensive, having to deal with GM.

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2008 Jetstream Blue Corvette Z06 — Performance for the price, there is no equal. It'll run circles around the exotics for a fraction of the price. Build quality is pretty decent, however my former 07 C6 was built better than my current 08 Z06.

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mgheberger writes:
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Review
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This is the perfect stock car so I couldn't find the heart to tear her down and put on racing parts when I have other cars for the track.

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NONE for a C6 Z06!!

mgheberger
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Perfect Daily Driver All Of The Way To Taking Her Out On The Track!! — I love the fact that the tint on the rear of this car keeps it cool, there are some billet items that set it apart from other black Z06's, the car is stock and runs perfectly so I cannot tare the car apart and re-build it to run the track when she is already perfect.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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