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The speedster - Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Year: 2008
Sells for: $51,545
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg/26 mpg
Engine: 430-hp 6.2-liter OHV V-8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Seats: Two

This isn't the car you buy for its fuel economy; it's the car you buy for its sophisticated chassis, V-8 engine and ability to hustle around corners. But drop it into sixth gear on the highway and you get bragging rights for mileage too.

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Last updated August 12 2008: 4:49 PM ET
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