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How many miles on average do you drive your C7 (all versions) per year?

  • COUPE less than 1000

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • COUPE 1000-4999

    Votes: 16 47.1%
  • COUPE 5000-9999

    Votes: 7 20.6%
  • COUPE more than 10000

    Votes: 5 14.7%
  • VERT less than 1000

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • VERT 1000-4999

    Votes: 3 8.8%
  • VERT 5000-9999

    Votes: 2 5.9%
  • VERT more than 10000

    Votes: 1 2.9%

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Here's a bit of food for thought ;) : thanks to CorvetteBlogger writer Mitch Talley, we have a listing of the most and least driven cars. And here's a surprise- the Corvette Convertible tops (no pun intended) the list of least driven cars!

CorvetteBlogger writer Mitch Talley:
Anyone who’s ever searched for a used Suburban knows that it’s hard to find one of these SUVs with low miles on the odometer.

On the other hand, most everyone thinks of Corvettes and other sports cars as being used occasionally, so it’s easy to find them with less than 10,000 miles, no matter how old they may be.

Now a new study by ISeeCars proves these two assumptions to be true.

In fact, four GM SUVs rank in the top 10 most-driven vehicles, with the Suburban ranking No. 1 with an average 14,299 miles per year, some 25.1 percent above the average. Also ranking in the top five are the GMC Yukon XL with 14,109 miles, Chevrolet Tahoe with 13,645; and GMC Yukon with 13,396.

iSeeCars Top 10 Most-Driven Vehicles
Rank Car Avg. Miles Per Year % Above Average
1 Chevrolet Suburban 14,299 25.1%
2 GMC Yukon XL 14,109 23.5%
3 Chevrolet Tahoe 13,645 19.4%
4 Toyota Sequoia 13,525 18.3%
5 GMC Yukon 13,396 17.2%
6 Honda Odyssey 13,282 16.2%
7 Honda Pilot 13,273 16.1%
8 Cadillac Escalade ESV 13,257 16.0%
9 Ford Expedition 13,112 14.7%
10 Toyota 4Runner 13,019 13.9%

Average Yearly Mileage for All Vehicles: 11,518

To the other extreme, the Chevy Corvette convertible ranks as the car driven the least number of miles per year at just 4,365 miles, or some 61.8 percent below the average. The Corvette coupe ranks fourth on this list at 4,939 miles, or 56.8 percent below the norm.

iSeeCars Top 10 Least-Driven Cars
Rank Car Avg. Miles Per Year % Above Average
1 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 4,365 -61.8%
2 Porsche 911 Convertible 4,523 -60.4%
3 Porsche 911 Coupe 4,637 -59.4%
4 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 4,939 -56.8%
5 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible 6,217 -45.6%
6 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible 6,927 -39.4%
7 BMW 6 Series Convertible 7,692 -32.7%
8 Ford Mustang Convertible 8,457 -26.0%
9 BMW 6 Series Coupe 8,895 -22.2%
10 Ford Mustang Coupe 8,990 -21.3%

Average Yearly Mileage for All Vehicles: 11,518

Those numbers are really surprising in one way because Corvettes are so much fun to drive, you’d think their owners would rack up the miles enjoying them. But the truth is that many owners don’t use Corvettes and other sports cars as daily drivers, instead often using them as a weekend pleasure vehicle that may go weeks between use, sometimes not at all in the winter months in colder climates.

“Coupes and convertibles are the least driven vehicle segments, with coupes being driven 23 percent less than the average vehicle and convertibles 54 percent less,” confirms Phong Ly, CEO of iSeeCars.

The results of this study are good news for enthusiasts on the hunt for a used sports car like a Corvette convertible because it’s easy to find a low-mileage creampuff.

On the other hand, some folks worry that a car not driven on a regular basis can sometimes develop more problems down the road because of that lack of use.

Of course, not everyone lives up to these averages. On autotrader.com today, we found a used 2014 Corvette Coupe with 82,245 miles already for sale, not to mention a 2015 Z06 with a remarkable 263,062 miles — though that was likely a misprint since the asking price remained a rather normal $65,988!
 

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Guilty as charged....
I am blessed it is not my only vehicle and i am retired so with the exception of the gym i haven't really got any place to be?? It is a "special occasion " ride for me . But i enjoy it when i do get it out. I think for me if i had to drive it everywhere i would go nuts worrying about who is parking near it or other drivers hitting me.
 

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I drive right around the average for a coupe, 4 - 5 thousand miles a year. I generally have two to three other vehicles available for hauling or day to day chores.
To be honest I'm somewhat surprised it is as high as they say. My 4 - 5 thousand a year is 2 to 3 times what several other people I know put on their "fun" cars. I have a friend with a 2004 Z06 with less than 20,000 miles. My uncle has a 2004 GTO with 21,000 miles on it.
I also frequently see Corvettes for sale with very low mileage.
 

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Every car I drive proves I drive above the average.

yikes
 

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Meh, I drive it when I want to. It's comig up on 3 years old, and will have 17,000 miles. My 15 Toyota Tacoma has 20K. Interestingly, my 1995 BMW M3 that I've owned since new in 95 has 77,000 miles, so it's getting less mileage than the corvette..
 

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My convertible is off the road from mid November to April. The rest of the year, it is used mainly for romps on our back roads, not as a vehicle to get from one destination to another. Those romps are usually a minimum of 50 miles each, some as high as 130 miles or more.

Result, about 8000 smile filled miles per year.
 

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Over 50,000 amazing miles on my 2015 daily driver with multiple trips from south Texas to the National Corvette Museum!
 

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Put 22,000 on our 15 Z51 in 24 months......have over 15,000 on our 2017 GS in just 15 months. Love to drive it.
 

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Since I have my TL as a daily driver (not worried about it in parking lots any more) and both the C4 and C7 in the mix on the weekends, days off and whenever I can mix them in, I'm sharing mileage between 3 cars. The 2013 Tl only has 22k on it so you can see how much I mix in the Corvettes :) They also don't get the winters off so as long as there is not snow or salt on the road, they still get to go play... or I do really.
 
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