1999 Chevrolet Corvette Review

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2017
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SPEEDWAY, Ind. - What better place to try out the new great American ‘Vette than at the greatest of American races – the Indy 500. This fifth generation Corvette was once again the pace car and leads all other nameplates in starting the race. For that matter, few other nameplates have survived 45 years to even have a chance to be a repeat pace car.

Not only did a venerated car lead the racers, behind the wheel of the Corvette pace car was the most exciting driver in this half century: Parnelli Jones. He is renowned for being the first to exceed 150 mph at the Speedway, and now we are discussing the likelihood of the new Corvette achieving that lap speed in stock form - a remarkable indication of the state of art of modern suspensions and tires.

'Vette has balanced blend

This fifth generation ‘Vette has such an excellent blend of balanced handling, wonderful tires, refined anti-lock brakes and traction control that I could push the car as far as any person who valued his skin would consider while maintaining full control and composure.

The first 1997 Corvette version was a hatchback coupe with a removable one-piece roof panel, followed last year by the Corvette Convertible. Now comes the fixed-roof hardtop version for ’99, which is the lightest and most performance-oriented version - with some neat extras.

Among them is "head up" display. While we’ve seen this before, this is by far the best thought out and executed. The numbers are clear in the brightest light, and it includes a thoughtful flashing light as a turn signal reminder. Another welcome change is a steering wheel that both telescopes and tilts. I'm really impressed with the stability control system, which not only will save you in unexpected slippery spots but will extend the range of control in high performance driving. A talented driver can go beyond the limitations of the system, but it has a performance driving mode that will enable the rear end to slip out a bit.

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April 13, 2015
For 1999 Chevrolet Corvette

232,000 & loving every mile!

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Every time I drive the Corvette, it's like being a kid again at Disneyland. It's more fun than a mere mortal should be entitled to. That's said, by the way, even as my odometer is nearing 232,000 miles! The... + More »
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May 14, 2017
2017 Chevrolet Corvette 2-Door Grand Sport Coupe w/2LT

Grand Ride

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Beautiful car, stylish, very powerful, fit and finish are virtually perfect. It's more practical than you'd think in terms of storage and utility. The dealer loves to see it come in for service and treats me... + More »
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November 12, 2016
2017 Chevrolet Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Convertible w/2LT

The Best bang for the buck in the world!!!

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The car can hang with cars 4x the price and be competitive. I have driven Ferrari's, Aston Martin, Porsches (including the 918), Lambo, Jaguar XK-R and it has nothing to apologize for. Of course I wish there... + More »
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June 7, 2016
2016 Chevrolet Corvette 2-Door Stingray Convertible w/2LT

2LT with many added options MRC, HUD, upgraded wheels, NaVet

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Just an awesome car: what an upgrade from previous models - a real alternative to other more expensive cars in this class. Only complaint: centre console should have more room for storage.
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November 19, 2015
2016 Chevrolet Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LT

2016 Corvette better than ever

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The performance, the styling, the quality inside and out, the handling, and the economy is great. I have had a C5, C6, and now C7 and they just keep getting better.
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November 10, 2015
2016 Chevrolet Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Convertible w/3LT

Awesome car

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I smile every time I get into this car - it's awesome to drive - exciting, responsive, fast & gets great gas mileage! So I have a blast driving it and I can go almost 500 miles on a tank of gas.
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October 21, 2015
2016 Chevrolet Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/3LT

The best Corvette that I have ever owned, & I have owned 7 atarting with the ZR1. Perk

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This is the best corvette that I have ever owned. P Burnett
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October 6, 2015
2016 Chevrolet Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Coupe w/3LT

amazing value for a sports car

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Recently sold my '10 Porsche GT3RS and purchased the '16 Z51; decided to get the 7 speed manual shift with rev matching.....only have 750 miles on the car, so until break in period is over, I can't drive over... + More »
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August 23, 2015
2016 Chevrolet Corvette 2-Door Z06 Coupe w/2LZ

My 2016 ZO6

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The best sport car for your money! No sport car out there that is close to ZO6! I love it
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August 2, 2015
2016 Chevrolet Corvette 2-Door Stingray Convertible w/2LT

Justb keeps getting better

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third time is the charm for me...awesome car and people are always stopping me to talk about it...
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