I am now officially a corvette owner.....finally. I bought a 2004 C5 last week, graphite metallic with manual 6spd. 31,000 miles. When the C5 came out in 1997 I wanted one bad, IMHO the best looking american car in years. I drove MANY C4 corvettes years ago when I worked for a car dealer, fun job, but I had never driven a C5 untill the test drive of this car. So far I have driven 300 miles, :thumbsup3:. I can't wait for nicer weather.