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This 2005 Chevrolet Corvette is in good running and driving condition with a few flaws to note. There were no obvious indications of previous repairs due to an accident or flooding.

Exterior

The underside shows areas of minor surface rust. See pictures. The underside of the front bumper shows a few minor scratches. These are only visible from underneath the vehicle. Overall, the paint is in good condition and is glossy. The convertible top is in good condition and fully operable. There is one small stain on the top. All four wheels are in good condition with no curb rash or corrosion notable. The tires are all very worn and will need to be replaced.

Interior

The interior is in very good condition with little to no wear notable. The seats show slight leather cracking from age. All of the interior functions, controls, and accessories are working properly as designated. There were no odd smells in the vehicle at the inspection, and this is a non-smoker vehicle.

Test Drive

The engine had plenty of power and there were no misfires or smoking. The transmission shifted as designed with no harsh engagement or slipping. The steering was responsive and the suspension was firm and the vehicle handled well. There were no abnormal vibrations or odd noises. The brakes were firm with no pulsation felt. There were no leaks found to the underside of the vehicle. There are several codes stored in the vehicle's computer. Some of the codes are due to low voltage at some point from either a low or dead battery. Further diagnosis is required. The tire pressure monitoring light is on. This will need further diagnosis. See below and pictures for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 2005
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette
Mileage 14110
Transmission Manual
VIN Number 1g1yy34u955120957
Stock Number P168
Interior Leather
Interior Color Black
Body Color Purple
Engine 8 Cylinder
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas

Exterior

Wiper Blades
Windshield Washer
Body Alignment
Dings
Dents
Paint Condition
Body Seals
Rust
The underside shows areas of minor surface rust. See pictures.
Exterior Lights
Bumpers
The underside of the front bumper shows a few minor scratches. These are only visible from underneath the vehicle.
Side Moldings
Convertible Top
Frame Damage
Glass

Interior

Steering Wheel
Horn
Cruise Control
Seat Condition
Seat Belts
Clock
Radio/Navigation
Inner Door Panels
Power Locks
Window Switches
Window Function
Center Console
Dash
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Air Conditioning
Heater
Carpet
Floor Mats
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Cup Holders
Headliner
Blower Motor
Interior Trim

Mechanical

Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
Radiator
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Belts
Power Steering
Steering Fluid
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
Transmission Fluid
Transmission Leaks
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
Ball Joints and Tie Rods
Key Fob

Road Test

Road Test
Engine Performance
Transmission performance
Clutch Performance
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting
Tire Pressure System (TPMS)
The tire pressure monitoring light is on. This could be as simple as a tire that is low on air or it could be something else. Each tire has a battery operated sensor and it is not uncommon for one of these batteries to fail. If a battery has failed, the sensor will need replacement. There are other issues that can cause this light to come on but these are the two most common issues. This will need further diagnosis.
Computer Diagnosis/OBD2
There are several codes stored in the vehicle's computer. Some of the codes are due to low voltage at some point from either a low or dead battery. Further diagnosis is required.

Manufacturer

Driver FrontGoodyearGoodyearPassenger Front
Driver RearGoodyearGoodyearPassenger Rear

Size

Driver FrontP245/40ZR18P245/40ZR18Passenger Front
Driver RearP285/35ZR18P285/35ZR18Passenger Rear

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front4/324/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear4/321/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireYes

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(standard)

8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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