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1993 Chevrolet Corvette

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 22/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: V8, 5.7 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1993 Chevrolet Corvette Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 283 Ratings for the 1984 - 1996 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Rare '91 ZR1 Black/Black LT5 Engine 6 Speed Manual

By on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Amazing power and acceleration, great handling."

Cons: "Interior fit and finish is typical early '90's GM"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"In the late 1980’s, Chevrolet Corvette designers and engineers began planning a competitive response to the European supercars of the day, such as Ferrari Testarossa, 308 Spyder, Lamborghini Countach and Porshe 911 Turbo with the goal of building the most powerful and responsive American car of its generation. The result was the Corvette ZR-1 which was built from 1990 to 1995. Total production over that time was only 6,993 vehicles. This particular vehicle is an example of the second ZR-1 model year. Although packaged in a subtly modified C4 body style with wider rear fender flares and a thicker rear deck, the drive train and transmission were entirely new to GM. The Lotus-designed aluminum block 5.7 liter 32 Valve DOHC LT5 engine was so revolutionary and so complex that the assembly of these engines was subcontracted to the Mercury Marine Engine Division in Stillwater Oklahoma. These engines were hand built, and then shipped to the Bowling Green Kentucky assembly plant. This remarkable engine produces 375 BHP and 370 lb-ft of torque. These figures are mild by todays standards, but were considered stratospheric in the early 1990's. At the time, it was the most powerful production vehicle made in the United States. Not until the introduction of the Z06 Corvette in 2001 was there a more powerful production Corvette. The ZR-1 only came with a manual transmission, which was built by ZF Friedrichshafen AG in Germany and provided gear ratios from 0.5 up to 4.89 in 6th gear. The action and throw distances were engineered to high tolerances and the action is literally based on a movement of a watch, using a ‘jewel’ type movement. This robust transmission allows the ZR-1 to reach well over 180 MPH. In 1990, the LT5 equipped ZR-1 set a world endurance record of 24 hours at an average speed of 175 MPH. This 24 year old ZR-1 can still turn 0-60 MPH in 4.8 seconds and run a quarter mile in 13.2 seconds at 108MPH. In 1991, Chevrolet produced only 2,044 ZR-1’s in various and limited color schemes. The “Black on Black” color scheme was limited to 558 vehicles in 1991. Although not many of these cars are left around, they do have a passionate following among knowledgeable Corvette fans and are quite collectable. If you are interested in a high end performance ride at a used Chevy price, this might be the fun weekend car for you."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

great car... ruby red convertible

By on Monday, December 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,288

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"bought this vet 10 years ago with 6000 miles... dont drive it that much, only once in a while in the evening... has 9288 miles now ..in storage for the winter.. dont use it in rain.. heated storage in winter. thinking about selling it come spring"

9 people out of 15 found this review helpful

This car is a fun machine

By on Saturday, December 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I bought this car five years ago and it has been the highlight of my life since then. I have family and friends that have Corvettes, and we cruise all over in the summer time. Zero problems, fun to drive, and get lots of looks!"

12 people out of 15 found this review helpful

fun to drive - many repairs

By on Sunday, November 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"This car is fun to drive and looks great but GM does not make many parts for this vehicle anymore and GM was not helpful at all when some of the electronics went out and car would not run at 50,000 mile = had to go aftermarket parts at a GM dealer and had many problems getting it running again (sat in dealership shop for 6 months)- between this and the transmission going out at 102,000 miles (100,000 mile warranty) on my 07 Impala and no assistance from GM I will never buy GM again"

9 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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By on Thursday, October 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Actually this is a 40th Anniversary 1993 Ruby Red Convertible. It has 23,000 miles, new tires, has never been driven in the winter and has always been kept in a AC/ Heated garage, it is in excellent condition."

5 people out of 14 found this review helpful

From that day forward, every time I uncover her in

By on Thursday, October 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "The best handling car I've driven made in America"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I'd always dreamed of owning a Corvette. But I gave up on it when for the forth time a car salesman said to me, "You don't want one of those, that's not a car for a lady". Oh yeah? a few weeks later a beautiful shiny new red corvette was delivered to my home. I had tears in my eyes as I watched it backing off the long ramps. Then I drove it and realized it was only a quarter as pretty as it was fun to drive! It is the only thing that I own that STILL makes me smile every time I use it! Dreams really do come true."

11 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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