HI there, I am looking at purchasing a 2007 C6 convertible. Only 38k on the odometer. What issues/problems should I be investigating? What are the common issues that have been noted with this vehicle
Have a mechanic look it over and get it certified by the seller....38k is low for a 13 yr old carHI there, I am looking at purchasing a 2007 C6 convertible. Only 38k on the odometer. What issues/problems should I be investigating? What are the common issues that have been noted with this vehicle
Hi TimHi and welcome to the forum. The C6 convert you're looking at has the identical Km's to ours that just began its winter hibernation. You didn't state what trim level the convertible has such as 1LT to 3LT since that gives a better idea of the equipment package. Ours has developed the common Harmonic Balancer wobble caused by the breakdown of the rubber dampening material between the hub and pulley. I intend to replace it with a Dayco or Dorman unit in the near future. If your trim level is 3LT it will have the auto dimming driver side rear view mirror. I've replaced our since the liquid crystal fluid has leaked out giving the mirror a weird motley cammo appearance. The new mirror insert was crazy expensive.
Ours was 9 years old when we acquired it in 2016. I found that the cabin air filter had never been replaced. C6's are hard on batteries and should be replaced at 5 to 6 years and put on a battery tender if not driven regularly. The OEM Goodyear tires were garbage and were replaced with Michelin Pilot SS ZP tires by the previous owner combined with a Pfadt Corvette spec wheel alignment prior to our acquisition which cured a handling issue that caused it to tramline badly. Ironically even though the previous owner replaced the tires the tire shop didn't suggest replacing the TPM sensors since they were still working. Bad decision since I had to replace them the following year when the batteries in them started to fail. The non replaceable batteries in the sensors have an 8 to 10 year service life.
The last issue I need to deal with is the Drivers Side Sport Seat. I will be replacing the seat foams and installing a seat re-enforcing kit. The bottom seat cushion is supported on wires that cut into the seat foam causing it to sag. The foam material in outboard side bolster has broken down causing a hard rub mark in the leather caused by entry and exit with no foam cushion backing protecting it from making hard contact with a metal surface behind it.
Hope this helps. Enjoy the search. Attached picture of ours.
I bought my 2006 Zo6 new and have never received a recall for a leaky gas tank. Was this specific to '07s?Confirm if the recall was completed for the leaky fuel tank / fuel pump issue. GM had a 10 year limited replacement program. I just bought my C6 in May and unfortunately it wasn’t done. Expect to pay $2,800 - $3,000 for the dealer to fix it now.