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Thanks to a wide range of available options and packages, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette can be configured to suit most sports car buyers' tastes and budgets.

Starting from a base price of $49,600 and ranging up to $111,600 for the ZR1's starting price, the Corvette range spans a wide range of prices and equipment configurations. Standard items in all Corvettes include a six-month OnStar subscription, an MP3/CD stereo, SiriusXM satellite radio, auxiliary audio input, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, leather seats, steering wheel audio controls, and a six-way power driver's seat.

An abundance of packages and individual options lets owners customize the 2012 Corvette, but some of the competitions' high-end electronic gadgets are missing from the list.

Available options include a heads-up instrument display, power passenger seat, navigation, Bluetooth, heated seats, leather upgrade package, and a wide range of interior and exterior appearance options. A range of trim levels, or "Preferred Equipment Groups," as Chevrolet terms them, combine a number of commonly-ordered features into bundles. Turn-by-turn DVD-based navigation is also available, but the small console screen and low-resolution display make it difficult to use.

The heads-up display in particular merits some special attention, as it has long been available on the Corvette, when even high-end luxury rivals didn't offer the option and are now only beginning to. It's included as standard equipment on Z06 and ZR1 models.

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