Hey Cool Car Fans,
How about this 2000 Chevy Corvette Coupe that I have on consignment for a client? It’s a pretty sweet ride. This vehicle is quickly becoming a classic as the first Corvette of the new Millennium assembled in Bowling Green, KY. This coupe body style was available from 1997–2004, so it was right in the middle of the production run years. In 1998 they put out a convertible and in 1999 the hard top was introduced.
This is a six speed manual transmission with the LS1 345hp V8 motor for the serious speed demon and that is a reliable. This is known as the C5, which was a departure from the C4 to give a more aggressive look than the
previous version, along with a much stronger frame, without the rattles and clangs of the previous body style and a top speed of 175 mph. This baby will move out with a fairly light curb weight of 3,245pounds and is a hoot to drive. The real shocker for many Corvette enthusiasts is that this vehicle gets 19/28 mpg with the manual transmission, which allowed it to avoid the unfriendly “gas guzzler” tax that most other high-performance vehicles in this class get hit with from the government.
As far as speed goes, one of the attractions of the Chevy Corvette is the C5 is capable of matching or besting the 0–60 mph acceleration times of some of the world’s premier sports cars, including the BMW Z8, Ferrari 360, and Porsche 911 Turbo (Type 996).
I call it massive performance on a budget! You can’t buy these other vehicles for $22,500 with 24,000 miles!
A collection of published performance numbers for the base-model coupé and convertible gives a 0–60 mph time of around 4.7 seconds. That is throw your head back in your seat and listen to your passenger scream performance . Once you hit 60 mph, this vehicle will do a standing quarter-mile time of around 13.2 seconds at 109 mph (both times were for this particular vehicle, that is equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission).
If you’re looking for a cool car that is fun to drive with amazing performance, you should check out this ride. I’m surprised that more fans of the BMW and Porsche are not buying a Corvette like this and saving a bundle.
2000 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
VIN #: 1G1YY22G3Y5116205
Trans: 6 Speed
Vehicle Type: Coupe
Drive Train: RWD
Engine: 5.7L V8 OHV 16V
Cool Car Guy Rating: Need For Speed
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