Corvette Models One Must Avoid Buying Used

These are the Corvette models to avoid if you’re planning to purchase one on the used market.



The Chevrolet Corvette has reigned the luxury sports car segment since years. While Corvettes are known to be reliable cars, there are certain models that have had a good number of reliability issues throughout the years. Here are the top 3 least reliable Corvette models to ever go on sale.

1. 2008 Corvettes

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette

Expensive problems to fix and low fuel efficiency resulted in 2008 being one of the worst years in the history of Corvette production. Several owners have complained about a pungent fuel odor in their 2008 Corvettes. Reports suggest that this might be due to a faulty fuel pump. Complaints registered on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website indicate a severe engine problem with this generation of corvettes. The main issue was the cylinder heads that wore out prematurely. While the issue itself doesn’t cost much to fix, failure in fixing it immediately might result in an engine failure.

2. 2015 Corvettes

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The 2015 Chevrolet Corvettes are infamous for their transmission issues. Owners have complained about jerky and hesitant transmission units. According to reports, the issue is usually fixed by a torque inverter replacement. While a handful of the owners received the fix under warranty, others had to spend a decent amount on the new torque inverter. Several owners have also reported an issue with the front-end of the car being unstable at high speed turns. However the issue can be fixed by replacing the factory-installed tires.

3. 2017 Corvettes

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette

One of the major issues with this generation of Corvettes is the failure of the power steering assist. As a result, excessive force is required to maneuver the car. Although Chevrolet tried to resolve the issue through a recall, several owners have complained about Chevrolet not being able to fix the issue in a timely manner. Another common issue with 2017 Corvettes is the vibrations at highway speeds. Reports suggest that the vibrations are caused by cracked rims. Owners have to spend close to 850$ to get the rims replaced.

Also read: 10 Used Six-Cylinder Cars You Should Avoid


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