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Edmunds.com editors have compiled their list of Best Used Cars for 2013 and the Chevrolet C6 Corvette Convertible was selected as the winner in the two-seat sports car category. The editors used a variety of data to help narrow their choices including their own consumer ratings, crash test rankings, owners costs and availability.
Eligibility for the Edmunds Best Used Cars for 2013 is limited to vehicles 2-7 years old which means it must have been made from 2006-2011. Cars older than 7 years typically have too many miles on them while newer cars haven’t fully taken the depreciation hit that typically make a 2-3 year old car with low miles the best value.
Here’s what Edmunds says about the 2006-2011 Corvette Convertible:
The expression “bang for the buck” might as well be trademarked to the Chevrolet Corvette, given its relative affordability and incredible, supercar-level performance. How do zero to 60 in less than 4.5 seconds and a top speed of nearly 190 mph sound? And that’s just the base model. Should that be insufficient, you can always go with the 505-hp Z06 or the 638-hp ZR1. Depending on the trim level, you can have a fixed roof, removable roof or full convertible.
These years reflect the sixth-generation (“C6”) Corvette, which bowed in 2005 and boasted more power, better build quality and sharper styling than the outgoing C5. Notable changes include the debut of the Z06 in ’06, more power, a nicer interior and sharper steering for the base model in ’08, and the arrival of the thundering ZR1 in 2009. Whichever Corvette you set your sights on, you’ll have a car that can run with exotics. At the same time, prices on used Chevrolet Corvettes are so reasonable that you needn’t be a professional athlete or rock star to afford one.
The Corvette was the only vehicle from General Motors to make the 19 category list, which is mostly dominated by imports. The Ford Mustang wins the performance car segment. We said to ourselves, “What about Camaro?” and then realized they didn’t begin sales of the new Gen 5 model until 2009.
You can check out the other category winners as well as review more of the selection criteria at Edmunds.com
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