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Pushead2 12-20-2012 07:22 AM

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?

Bwana 12-20-2012 07:55 AM

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.

soopamanluva 12-20-2012 08:20 AM

Ive got a 95 convertible. I dont drive it but in the summer. Fun to drive.

Pushead2 12-20-2012 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by soopamanluva (Post 9226841)
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...?

HemiEd 12-20-2012 09:40 AM

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.

Bwana 12-20-2012 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by HemiEd (Post 9227025)
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.

DJ's left nut 12-20-2012 09:56 AM

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.

ferrarispider95 12-20-2012 10:30 AM

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.

Dayze 12-20-2012 10:35 AM

I'd love to find a used Vette one day.

philfree 12-20-2012 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by ferrarispider95 (Post 9227161)
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.

Munson 12-20-2012 10:52 AM

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.

HemiEd 12-20-2012 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Bwana (Post 9227058)
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.

Dayze 12-20-2012 11:18 AM

you dumb ass. :Poke:



:D

Pushead2 12-20-2012 11:29 AM

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.

ferrarispider95 12-20-2012 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Pushead2 (Post 9227319)
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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