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1996 Chevrolet Corvette

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 23/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: V8, 5.7 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Chevrolet Corvette Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 269 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

the corvette was my dream car,now a airloom.

By on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great handling and power"

Cons: "traction when road is wet easy to spin out..."

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

"This is this ultimate drive for the mountain side on a nice dry day. The reaction in cornering and acceleration out is well worth buying another one. my wife now wants her own, so be careful of who you let drive your corvette it's addicting."

Corvette Prestige

By on Monday, March 03, 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
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Power, handling, unlimited fun, prestige"

Cons: "Fuel and maintenance cost"

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

"My first Corvette and hopefully not my last. I bought this vehicle 8 years ago from a co-worker. I have never been disappointed. The C4 cars are a great introduction to the family. Super strong power plant, comfort (for what it is), and the prestige of being a Corvette owner. You don't buy a Corvette to race around everywhere you go. You buy a Corvette to enjoy the experience, there is none other like it, and to "show off" it's ability on occasion. The only drawbacks to this model is the dogged GM plastic dash display / console finishes, fuel, and maintenance cost. I guess everyone believes that because it has the Corvette badge, you have plenty of money. I would encourage anyone with an interest in a true sports car to consider this American icon."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

I CANT BELIEVE HOW GREAT MY VETTE HANDLES

By on Friday, February 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,256

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
4/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "No capable mechanics"

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

MY STRESS RELIEVER

"IVE OWNED MY 96 COLLECTOR EDITION FOR NINE YEARS NOW AND IT LOOKS AS GOOD AS THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. IT HAD 13K ON IT AND IVE ADDED 31K MORE ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT BEHIND THE WHEEL. I HAVE A BAD BACK YET THIS CAR IS EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE FOR ME. THE SIX SPEED ALONG WITH THE Z51 SUSPENSION MAKE DRIVING A PLEASURE. NO MAJOR ISSUES WITH MY CAR OTHER THAN THE CHEVROLET MECHANICS NEAR ME ARE UNDER EDUCATED WHEN IT COMES TO DIAGNOSTIC STEPS ON THE VEHICLE. LOCATING ORIGINAL PARTS IS GETTING DIFFICULT AS MORE AFTERMARKET PARTS ARE COMING TO THE SURFACE. THE MAIN THING I STAY AWAY FROM ARE DIRECTIONAL TIRES WITH RIM GUARDS. I NOTICED A SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF CONTROL IN THE CORNERING ON WINDING ROADS DUE TO THE RIGID SIDEWALL. I WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY MY VETTE AS LONG AS IM ABLE TO DRIVE AND SOME LUCKY PERSON WILL BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED WHEN THEY TAKE OWNERSHIP."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

MY STRESS RELIEVER

Great run around fun car and it's beautiful!

By on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Rough ride on bad pavement"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Have all service records. One owner for 19 years. Car is stock and flawless. Great for FL when its cooler. Gets 30 MPG on highway, not so good in town! Have had to fix some minor things such as Bose rear speakers and back up lights but now seems perfect."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Had the car for 3 years and loved every minute!

By on Saturday, November 16, 2013

I owned and sold this car
Reason: crashed it and sold the wreckage.

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Cheap, fun to drive, great gran tourer"

Cons: "gas milage, rough ride"

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

"In 2009 i bought the car and immediately feel in love with it. It may have not been the best on fuel economy, but it drove like a dream. Never had a problem with it until i flipped it. Im not getting into that story, just saying that i survived because of the pillar above and behind your head. so great crash protection. All in all, this car showed me that fun didnt have to be expensive."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Great investment!

By on Sunday, November 03, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,500

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great investment, great quality"

Cons: "hard to do touch up paint"

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

"i had this car for almost 10 years, i never had any problem, regular oil change and break pads, car runs the same way like that day when i bought it. I am about to buy my brand new corvette! :-)"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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