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Old 12-20-2012, 07:22 AM  
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80s-90s Corvette

Thinking about purchasing an 80s or 90s Corvette (depends on the price, milage etc...)

Anyone here own(ed) one? What could you tell me about them?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
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Yeah, I had a 99 and enjoyed it. I kept it for about two years and resold it. For me it was one of those deals where I had to scratch that itch and after two years, I had done that.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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Ive got a 95 convertible. I dont drive it but in the summer. Fun to drive.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:42 AM   #4
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Ive got a 95 convertible. I dont drive it but in the summer. Fun to drive.
Anything you can tell em about it? Power, problems etc...?
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:40 AM   #5
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These years, the C4s are usually pretty reasonable, as are the C5s, the next generation.

Two years ago, the boss was selling her 36k mile 2001 convertible for $10,000 just to be rid of it before her son started driving.

I still kick myself for not jumping on it. It was a very pretty green with a tan top.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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These years, the C4s are usually pretty reasonable, as are the C5s, the next generation.

Two years ago, the boss was selling her 36k mile 2001 convertible for $10,000 just to be rid of it before her son started driving.

I still kick myself for not jumping on it. It was a very pretty green with a tan top.
Wow, that would have been one hell of a deal.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:56 AM   #7
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A friend of ours has a 30 mile commute every day and she drive a 90's vette because she can drop it into 6th and get 25 mpg in it.

Just an odd fact.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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If you can swing it, a 97 and up (c5), is a far superior car to the 84-96 (c4).

If you are going to go with a c4, get a 92 or newer. Overall, they are very reliable cars, have good power and excellent handling. The c4 rides fairly harsh, the c5 was a dramatic improvement.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:35 AM   #9
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I'd love to find a used Vette one day.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:41 AM   #10
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If you can swing it, a 97 and up (c5), is a far superior car to the 84-96 (c4).

If you are going to go with a c4, get a 92 or newer. Overall, they are very reliable cars, have good power and excellent handling. The c4 rides fairly harsh, the c5 was a dramatic improvement.
This! I love my '04. I really got it for the wife but once I drove it I decided it was mine.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:52 AM   #11
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Love the '96 Grand Sport Corvettes, and '90-'95 ZR1's. But I hardly ever see either of them on the streets anymore.

BTW, any '96 Vette with a manual transmission has the LT4 engine, making it slightly more desirable.
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Wow, that would have been one hell of a deal.
Yeah, I had a pretty full stable at the time, but should have at least flipped it. She had all the original paperwork etc. and it had Borla exhaust with a 3:73 gear.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:29 AM   #14
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I think the C5 is a tad bit outside of what I can afford. The deals I've been seeing for the C4 better suit what I'm looking for.

I appreciate the info guys.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:44 AM   #15
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I think the C5 is a tad bit outside of what I can afford. The deals I've been seeing for the C4 better suit what I'm looking for.

I appreciate the info guys.
Find a 92 and up. The lt1 is a vastly superior motor to the l98. The l98 had a ton of torque, but just dies at higher rpm. IIRC the rev limit was around 4800 rpm. It also cost a ton to make power.

The lt1 has more horsepower and can easily make more hp for little money. Also better fuel mileage, and I believe 92 is a 6 speed, if you can find a manual, which I recommend.
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