1996 Chevrolet Corvette

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  • Performance9.6
  • Interior8.7
  • Quality8.9
  • Recommendation9.4
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Teenage dream by Bamf on 06/02/2012. Trim: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (auto), Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: I have wanted a vette since I was a teenager well I am not disappointed looks,power,and just a pure pleasure to drive
Cons: I have to store it all winter
Overall review: Teenage dream car
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance10
  • Interior9.0
  • Quality9.0
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Hott.....Very Hott!! by SPiRiTRyyDER on 11/21/2010. Trim: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (auto), Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Owened a 1986 Convertible C-4. It was a little rough around the edges and the ride was harsh. Now own a Collectors Edition and I am loving this car!! Bought her 1 year ago with 23k-now had 33k and nothing but kudos to this vette. Just put some new Michelin rubber and it is as smooth as any luxury car I have driven. It handles better than any car should and this car just wants to please! The Bose am/fm/cassette/CD radio is a pleasure. Great outward visibility and compliments will abound. You can enjoy a leisurely cruise or a full blown missile launch depending on your mood...
Cons: I am 6'4", so entering/exiting is a little bit of a mambo. Headroom is a little tight with the solid top-better with the plexiglass top. With the top off there is alot of wind buffeting and body flex.One of the headlights motors has developed a chattering noise. All of this is forgiven once your hit the gas...
Overall review: This car is one of the best vehicles I have ever owed. I have owned many fun cars -including S4''s, Sciroccos, Mr2 twin turbos, Z-cars, Mustangs 5.0's, Lightnings... This car has the best characteristics of all of these cars combined-and it's been reliable to boot!!
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  • Styling10
  • Performance10
  • Interior8.0
  • Quality9.0
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A dream come true! by The Parson on 02/04/2010. Trim: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (auto), Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Handling is amazing! This car turns heads everywhere I take it. Your whole body language changes when driving this wonderful car. Good mileage on a powerful car.
Cons: It is difficult to get in and out of, but once in, it's well worth the effort!
Overall review: I love this car. I just wish I didn't live in Canada, where I have to put it away for the winter. At least it gives me something to dream about during the cold winter months!
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  • Interior8.0
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Last of the real Corvettes by VWVETTE on 07/11/2009. Trim: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (auto), Owned 2 years.
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Pros: Being the last of the C-4 Corvette's they did it right with this year. Had a 1986 and was not overly enthused with it. Quality was no where close to the 1996.
Cons: Not much. I read others don't like exit and entering the car, but that's part of owning a C-4.
Overall review: Like another reviewer I wish this car would last forever. But with 142,000 miles on it, I certainly can't expect that to happen. But I'm going to do what I can to make it last. Had a 1975 C-3 which I sold recently. I was bored with it. People wonder how you could be bored with a Corvette. Try owning a mid 70's C-3 automatic. Do not like the style of the C-5 at all. If need be would possibly own a C-6. But I absolutely love the style of the '90's C-4 coupe.
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance9.0
  • Interior8.0
  • Quality8.0
  • Recommendation9.0
C4 Corvette- the American Icon by AF JAG from NM on 11/21/2000. Trim: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (auto), Owned 1 year.
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Pros: This is a fast car, (you can easily kill yourself if you are not careful). Not many others on the road have a chance at passing you if you don't want them to. Handles much better than I expected. The cornering is very good (I’ve driven BMW's at auto-cross events and consider the handling on my Corvette to be almost as good as some of the newer 3 series I have driven). You won't get stuck behind an RV in this car, and you are surely going to be noticed by those around you.
Cons: This car eats tires for breakfast. If you are going to have fun with your Corvette, get in good with your local tire store. This car attracts a lot of attention. Every punk kid in his Mustang or Camaro will want to race you at the stoplight. Perhaps it is the aggressive styling, or Corvette reputation, I don't know. Cops don't seem to care that you are "at least driving an American car" either. Overall, considering the "cons", the car is still the one for me.
Overall review: If you want world-class performance, buy a Bugatti. If you want to have a car that is going to make the drive to work every day fun, and that you will find yourself coming up with reasons to go out to drive somewhere, buy a Corvette. There is also a great deal of camaraderie among Corvette owners. I think it has something to do with the history behind the car, or just the fact that it is "the American sports car", sorry Ford. I know I wanted one ever since I was a kid.
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