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Official Website of the New Car Buyer Names 2009 Chevrolet Corvette 'Car of the Month' for May

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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., May 14, 2009:, the leading provider of pricing information and market research for cars, classics, RVs, motorcycles and boats, announced today it has selected the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette as the "Car of the Month" for May. Though the sixth generation Corvette was introduced in 2005, continual improvements and refinements have resulted in a near-perfect high-performance car that is at once powerful, comfortable and beautiful.

"Just five minutes behind the wheel shattered all of my preconceptions about the Corvette. The suspension is refined, the engine is powerful and efficient and the layout is very practical," said Michael Caudill, auto expert. "This car feels comfortable in any environment. Whether it's idling in traffic, cruising down the highway or turning laps around the track, the Corvette does the job without compromise."

The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 reviewed by featured a 6.2L V8 producing 430 horsepower paired with a short-throw 6-speed manual gearbox. While certainly quick, going 0-60 in about 4.2 seconds, the Corvette is also surprisingly comfortable and practical. The finely-tuned suspension absorbs road imperfections without diminishing cornering ability and the seats combine adequate lateral support with all day comfort. The removable Targa top provides the thrill of a roadster without any of the downfalls, and can be securely stored underneath the rear hatch. The front-engine layout also provides plenty of cargo room - a rarity in the two-seat sports car world. The Corvette has always had the word "value" attached to it, and the 2009 model is no exception. With a starting price of $48,565 for the base coupe, the Corvette might offer the most performance per dollar of any new car on the market. For the complete vehicle review and image gallery, please visit

The "Car of the Month" program is unique from any other program in the automobile industry and provides consumers with expert commentary and practical information on the cars, trucks and SUVs they are looking for. Selecting one vehicle per month, unbiased towards any manufacturer, will announce the "Car of the Month" through a multi-media platform including an online video review, a press release and a comprehensive blog post where consumers can provide additional commentary.

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