Originally Posted by Nergbot
I am currently looking to purchase a c6 corvette. So far I have had the chance to drive 2 different cars. An 07 with 40k miles and a fully loaded 05 with 50k something miles. The 07 drove really nice and was a fun ride but it was a about 8k more than I wanted to spend. The 05 wasn't as enjoyable which bummed me out because it was a beautiful car. It was a really rough ride and really shaky on bumps. It also had a really rough idle. I didn't get the same joy as i did with the 07. So here is where I need the help, what should I look out for when I look at these cars and should I be worried about buying a vette with higher miles? What problems should I expect and or look for? With what I want to spend I will probably have to find something with 60-80k miles. I have always wanted a corvette and they have always been my dream car. I don't want to rush the looking process and end up with a nightmare car. Any advice you have that can help in anyway or point me in the right direction would be much appreciated. Thank you!
Regardless of anything else…… KNOW the dealership or as much as possible about who you are buying it from. There are dealers who specialize in Corvette resales and, since their rep is "on the line" they do their best to offer only the best no matter the mileage of age of the car. Auto trader.com is a great place to find cars in a radius around you……from that point you can begin to do research on the dealers….using this forum and any other sources you can come up with. For me , the key to avoiding the "disaster" is the "who" that is selling a high mileage car.