Go Back   Corvette Forum > C6 Corvette, 2005 - 2013 > C6 Corvette General Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
C6 Corvette General Discussion
General C6 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!

Corvette Store
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-31-2011, 09:19 PM   #21
CF Senior Member
trivette's Avatar
Member Since: Feb 2004
Location: st paul minnesota

I have several other vehicles so don't take the 'Vettes out in the rain if they're clean and I have other options. Having said that, I would imagine of the 19,000 miles on my '05 about 4,000 of them have been driven with the wipers on! My Summer trips always include Road America, Bloomington Gold, and visiting my son at Vanderbilt in Nashville. I always hit rain at least part of the way on each of those. The worst consequence is having to do major cleaning of the wheels/wheelwells following those trips. Other than that, no reason not to drive in the rain-just be careful with the extra power compared to your daily driver. The positive of the rainy trips is fewer bugs to clean off...
trivette is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 09:33 PM   #22
CF Senior Member
Member Since: Jul 2007
Location: Waynesville NC

Rain won't hurt the Corvette, but it makes them dirtier and more difficult to clean. Maybe those who "don't drive their cars in rain" are just lazy? haha
SSTEVEGS is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 09:41 PM   #23

I realize I'm going to get caught in rain on road trips and overnighters etc but I will drive one of my other cars if it's raining out. I try and avoid rain when at all possible and only because I hate how dirty it gets and a lot more clean up time. Like another poster says, nobody believes you anyway when you sell it and say "never driven in rain". You are always going to get caught in a rain shower every now and then. Remember, weathermen are only about 50% right lol.

Enjoy your ride!!
Old 03-31-2011, 09:55 PM   #24
CF Senior Member
SinisterC6's Avatar
Member Since: Mar 2007
Location: Knoxville Tennessee

I avoid rain because I don't like having to re-detail and would rather enjoy the car on nice sunny days. I have been caught in rain, no big deal, and I've driven in the rain to make an appointment for an alignment corner balance (car was filty from a winter of projects anyway). It was however scary because 650rwhp, shaved/ worn slicks and rain do not mix
SinisterC6 is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 10:01 PM   #25
CF Senior Member
N8sFavToy's Avatar
Member Since: Sep 2008
Location: central OH
Send a message via AIM to N8sFavToy

Think a car dealer moves them all inside when it starts raining?
N8sFavToy is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 10:01 PM   #26
BB 2005
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '11, '13
Support Corvetteforum!
BB 2005's Avatar
Member Since: Mar 2010
Location: New Port Richey FL

Sent my backup car off to charity and now the vett is my DD and I am realizing just how dependable the car is and fun.
BB 2005 is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 10:05 PM   #27
Obama is a dangerous Putz
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13
Support Corvetteforum!
KenHorse's Avatar
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Aurora, OR by way of Maui..... The Obama Regime is The Most Dishonest, Corrupt And Criminal In US History©

Here in the Pacific Northwest, if we never drove our Vettes in the rain, they'd never be driven...
KenHorse is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 10:12 PM   #28
Marc V.
CF Senior Member
Marc V.'s Avatar
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Glassboro New Jersey

Is this thread for real?

It's just a f**king car. Drive it.


Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Last edited by Marc V.; 03-31-2011 at 10:14 PM.
Marc V. is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 10:22 PM   #29
Tech Contributor
StKnoWhere's Avatar
Member Since: Oct 2008
Location: St Louis MO

Anyone worried about resale value should considering buying used. They hold there value relatively well at the 36 mo point.

With the plastic body and aluminum frame, there's much less to rust.

Drive and enjoy the ride!
StKnoWhere is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 10:36 PM   #30
CF Senior Member
Member Since: Dec 2007
Location: Milford NH

I detail my Corvette meticulously. I only wash my DD .If I get caught in the rain with the Vette then so be it but I'll purposely wait for the sunny days to take her out. It's not a Garage Queen by any means (25K in 3 years).I just don't have the time to devote to constantly redetail it.
QUAKEJAKE is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 10:46 PM   #31
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '11
paganharley's Avatar
Member Since: Jan 2011
Location: rutherfordton North Carolina

My kids told me I need a second car so I dont put miles on it running to the store and around town and when it it rains. Told them it was just to much fun to drive to let it just sit there. When I am driving it I havent a care in the world. I am the one with the sh-t eating grin behind the wipers.
paganharley is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 10:49 PM   #32
Marc V.
CF Senior Member
Marc V.'s Avatar
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Glassboro New Jersey

Unless you took a Museum delivery, your car has been in the rain.

I bought my car to drive and enjoy, not be completely **** retentive about it.
Marc V. is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 11:03 PM   #33
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Member Since: Sep 2001
Location: Chicago IL

Just today swapped my GS wheels/tires from the General Exclaim UHP set back to the Goodyear F1SC set that came on it when I took delivery of the new car 12/13. Have put about 800 miles on the Generals.

Since I'm in Chicago, let's just say there was a bit of foul weather the car handled very well in the last couple months but I'm glad we're now into the stickier summer tire season!
aseipos is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 11:37 PM   #34
CF Senior Member
rz2mbc's Avatar
Member Since: Mar 2007
Default Rain

just drive your Vette & enjoy it....

rz2mbc is offline  
Old 04-01-2011, 12:06 AM   #35
CF Senior Member
SilverScorp's Avatar
Member Since: May 2007
Location: Atlanta GA

I drive my vette in the rain because its fun. If you have never driven your vette in the rain then your missing out on very different driving experience. Then again...you have to have some driving skills to handle a corvette in the rain .
SilverScorp is offline  
Old 04-01-2011, 12:32 AM   #36
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
indyjack18's Avatar
Member Since: Jun 2009
Location: Indianapolis IN

"never seen rain" ha! Here is a pic of my car at GM assembly plant. They get blasted with 1500 gallons within 2 minutes! Then they are parked outside in the rain & snow and let birds poop all over them. The only reason I don't like driving in the rain is cause I got to clean it, can't stand a dirty car. Drive & enjoy it.
indyjack18 is offline  
Old 04-01-2011, 12:34 AM   #37
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
indyjack18's Avatar
Member Since: Jun 2009
Location: Indianapolis IN

Click the image to open in full size.
Oops, forgot to post the pic
indyjack18 is offline  
Old 04-01-2011, 12:44 AM   #38
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '11-'13-'14
Support Corvetteforum!
ABQ C6's Avatar
Member Since: Sep 2009
Location: Somewhere you've probably never heard of in New Mexico

Click the image to open in full size.

Mine and two others, not melting. The Ospreys on the other hand...Nevermind.
ABQ C6 is offline  
Old 04-01-2011, 01:39 AM   #39
CF Senior Member
4thC4at60's Avatar
Member Since: Jun 2002
Location: Commerce Texas

In the more than 500,000 miles I have in Corvettes I feel that - conservatively - I have driven more than 10,000 (probably more like 25,000) miles in the rain in Corvettes.

In fact, my car is dirty from having been driven in the rain a couple of days ago. I'll wash it one day this weekend.

If I could afford to own one I'd have a F-430 or 512M as a daily driver. Rain, wind, bird poop and all. Long live fine cars and long live the drive - rain or shine...

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass…it's learning to dance in the rain.” - or drive your car.

I have a heart condition and am going to be 70 in September. I'm going to leave this for someone else to enjoy? I don't think so.
4thC4at60 is offline  
Old 04-01-2011, 01:48 AM   #40
CF Member
c152pilot's Avatar
Member Since: Feb 2011
Location: Spring TX

Unless your driving in acid rain go for it. They drive very well in wet weather in my opinion compaired to other cars i have owned. Vroom!
c152pilot is offline  
Old 04-01-2011, 01:48 AM
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C6 Corvette, 2005 - 2013 > C6 Corvette General Discussion
Reload this Page Driving in the rain
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
It Rained Yesterday GEP C6 Corvette General Discussion 30 08-06-2013 10:56 PM
First Time in Rain Illini Al C5 General 40 07-23-2013 08:32 PM
Brake performance in the rain? Photomania C4 Tech/Performance 9 12-22-2012 11:09 PM
Whats wrong with rain? H-Z/28 C6 Corvette General Discussion 33 09-30-2012 12:30 AM
Driving in the Rain? dm567 C6 Corvette General Discussion 153 08-11-2012 08:00 PM

c3, c6, car, corvette, corvettes, drive, driving, hurt, melt, people, race, rain, short, snow, tracks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:17 AM.

Emails & Password Backup