Chevrolet Corvette Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.3
11 Reviews
Overall
4.3
Value
4.5
Performance
4.5
Style
4.6
Comfort
3.5
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
3.8

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1992 Chevrolet Corvette - Classic Muscle

Mek
Leander, Texas
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
The Chevrolet Corvette is an American Icon. I always wanted one when I was a kid. When I graduated college I finally got one. It was in 1992. I bought it new. I still have it (2016) and it only has 80,000 miles on it. It has the OLD LT1 engine in it. It has the Chevy LS motor which is entirely different than the new 2015 LT motors in Corvettes. It was not America's favorite body style. In the mid 80’s Chevy changed to this body style and changed it again around 1997. The first cars of this body style were WAY under powered. That was the “Port Tuned Injection” motors. They only had around 200 hp and 200 ft. lbs. of torque. The 1992 had a fairly good 300 HP, but an AWESOME 400 ft. lbs. of torque. Torque is what sets you back in the seat, not HP. The car performs very well. It drives like... (more)
Story
When in college. I drove a boring F150 that was 15 years old. I am a car guy so I was always at the local car show on Saturdays. Upon graduation I treated myself with the Corvette for graduating Engineering. I didnt tell anyone. I showed up to the car show as usual but this time, instead of parking way in the back, I pulled up front and center with a New Corvette. Wow everyone was surprised an... (more)
Pros
The leather interior is exceptional. The cockpit has a rocketship feel. The torque is unending. The motor is a Chevy LT1 and the parts are really cheap. The entire front end lifts away (instead of a hood) so you can reach everything to work on it (except the water pump and distributor lets not even go there). The suspension and handling is second to none (for 1992). The low and wide body rides the corners like a roller coaster. The wide tires in the front and back have endless grip. The price is REALLY cheap because this isn't peoples favorite body style. Everyone and their dog makes after... (more)
Cons
This is the worst body style of all the Corvettes (according to Corvette fans, but not me, I like it). It's only 2 seats with no trunk. Insurance can be quite high on it. Ground clearance is really low, so watch out.

1995 Chevrolet Corvette - The thing is a beast for a small car.

Stefan
Alice, Texas
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
5.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
2.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
3.0
The motor on this thing is great. There's no problem accelerating in this thing. It has a removable top which can be stored in the back trunk area. It has a long sleek hood with hide-away head lights. If you are a big person, it is rather cramped, but once you find your spot just right, you're good to go. There is plenty of room in the trunk area for such a small car. The car has good view all around considering the back hatch is just one big window. It has a small tank so it doesn't cost a whole lot to fill up. Maintenance and parts are a bit pricey since it's an older vehicle. The car really is fun to drive and responds to pedal pressure nicely. The breaks worked just fine, maybe a little better than others since it was built to run fast. I did feel pretty safe in it since I did have... (more)
Story
You can turn off the traction control, and punch the gas from a dead stop to make a quick 180 U-turn. Driving through my small town with the hood down got a lot of attention and curious on-lookers.
Pros
Good Acceleration Sleek Look Switchable stability control - Traction control Convertible 8 Cylinder Engine Duel Exhaust
Cons
Cramped Can easily end up under an 18 wheeler or trailer. People seem not to be able to see you as easily. Near accidents are scarier than in a larger vehicle. People want to race you a lot. Some parts are discontinued and hard to find.

1997 Chevrolet Corvette - Great vehicle

Antonio
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
5.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
4.0
Overall, great vehicle. I would recommend it to anyone. These cars, in my opinion, are the cheapest way to go fast that there is right now.
Story
Putting the new exhaust on the car and firing it up for the first time and having my wife tell me that the windows rattled when I pushed the throttle.
Pros
Performance. This car is a base model, but it has all the performance that you could want in a daily-driven vehicle. There is not too much to make it hard to drive in traffic but enough to really rip on the highways and back roads. Comfort - This is at heart a sports car, so I would not recommend taking a cross-country trip in the car, but driving a couple miles to and back from work everyday is not too bad. Aftermarket support - I have an older version of this car, but there is still strong aftermarket support. If you do not like something about the factory vehicle, there is almost no en... (more)
Cons
There is some production issues that the earlier models suffer from, which was fixed in the mid-model update. The cheap interior should be one of the first things a new owner updates. Cheap stereo, again should be updated with modern technology. Pop-up headlights tend to fail. New owners should replace them with new kits when they fail.

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