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Everyone is excited when they first grab the keys and drive their brand new car home.
Go back and talk to those people in a few months, though, and that’s how you will find the true test of a vehicle’s popularity.
That’s where the Corvette Stingray continues to shine.
Consumer Reports recently surveyed 230,000 owners of cars from the last three model years, in an aim to find out the most satisfying vehicles in the world.
The Stingray rated second in that survey, behind the Tesla Model S and ahead of three Porsches (Cayman, Macan, and 911).
What stands out about the rankings is that according to Consumer Reports, the Corvette, Tesla, and Macan have worse-than-average reliability scores. You would think the owners would be ready to dump the vehicles and move on to something more reliable, but no, 97 percent of Tesla owners say they would buy one again.
On the forums, we’ve read about Corvette owners having problems with certain systems on their cars, but it’s always interesting to note that many of them may be upset, but despite the trouble, overall they still madly love their Stingrays.
I even read a couple of days ago about a guy who traded in one Z06 that proved to be a lemon – for yet another Z06! What does that say about the popularity of these cars? If these troubled owners still are crazy about their C7s, can you imagine how thrilled owners who aren’t having problems are?
We can’t blame the folks in the Least Satisfying part of this survey. After all, how excited could you get about the No.1-ranked Kia Rio and No. 2-ranked Nissan Sentra?
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