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1998 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

1998 Chevrolet Corvette Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.5
Out of 10

Based on 652 Ratings for the 1997 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.7/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.8/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.6/10

Outstanding piece of automotive history

By on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,152

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
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great marriage of technology, fun to drive"

Cons: "Cup holder to shallow, lack of storage"

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

"First car out of the 15 that I have owned that I can honestly say I love. The marriage of styling and technology is amazing and the performance can only be praised. I purchased this car for pleasure not racing and it hasn't disappointed me. From front to rear, from road to roof, from door to door it hasn't disappointed me. It takes a couple of weeks to learn how to drive a high performance car like this but it doesn't disappoint. Gas mileage is between 23 and 32 with the 5.7 350. It is sparse on storage but you learn how to use it. The front is low but it does have skid plates and after market devices to protect the front end."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

KBB Not Correct

By on Thursday, December 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, Good mileage, no fuss - no muss."

Cons: "No spare."

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

"KBB Grossly underestimates the value of the Fixed Roof Coupe. You can't buy one in Very Good Condition and low miles for less than $17K. KBB Needs to get a more realistic value on this, rare, desirable Corvette."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great bang for the buck.

By on Thursday, November 13, 2014

I want this car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Amazing power for the price. Beautiful lines."

Cons: "Poor turning radius, Needs deeper cup holders."

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

2001 C5 Z06

"This is a review of the 2001 Z06 model. I'm the 4th owner of this car. I purchased it in July 2014 with 27979 miles at a cost of $23k. It's now at 29328 and in winter storage. I had the oil changed and the overall car checked out with the local dealer and they said it was like new. Torque starts low in RPM giving the car a very wide power band. Torque at wide open throttle at 4k is insane. Easy to bounce off the rev limiter so watch it. Lots of cars let you just floor it in many situations but this one you need to be careful especially be mindful when you're in a turn and you floor it or the backend will come around... just ease off the gas and you'll be fine. The car stays very flat in turns and is a blast to drive. I'd like something to hold me down a little more into the seat but I did recently find out that if you pull the seatbelt all the way out then let it go back in it will lock you in. Gives a great tucked in feeling. Visibility is surprisingly good. Ride is actually comfortable though getting in and out takes practice... if I swing both my legs out then stand instead of one leg at a time when exiting and sit and swing legs in instead of throwing one leg in prior to sitting it's easier. This car came with after market tires so I can't comment to the originals. It also came with a Corsa exhaust system and Halltech air intake giving maybe 15 to 20 hp together. Crackle and pop from the exhaust is supposedly hurting hp but I love the sound when I'm decelerating. An X pipe to replace the factory H pipe would give 5 hp and a smoother sound but I think it's worth 5 hp for that sound. I would like to have a shorter throw on the stick shift but that's easy enough to replace. Trunk space is generous and the Bose sound system is strong. Power to weight ratio is amazing. This car does not feel like it's 13 years old."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

2001 C5 Z06

Hands down, the best sports car for the money!

By on Monday, November 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, classic lines, large trunk"

Cons: "Interior only average"

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

"This was my mid-life crisis car. In my opinion, it's the iconic American sports car. No mechanical problems at all in ten years, but I've only put 47,000 miles on it. There is no rust because of the fiberglass body. The paint looks almost as good as new. It also has the biggest trunk for a 2D convertible in it's class. It easily fits two sets of golf clubs with the top down, with room to spare! While the C5 and C6 have a lot more power and nicer interiors, the C4 is still a beautiful car that's plenty fast and fun to drive!"

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Love This Car

By on Saturday, November 08, 2014

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

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Beautiful car and very fun to drive"

Cons: "Repairs can be expensive"

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

All Dressed Up

"This is my first Vette. I fell in love with the C5 in the fall of 1997 and knew I had to have one. I bought my baby, a 50th Anniversary edition coupe in July 03. I never minded a single payment. I want a 2015, but I am keeping the 03 for sure. If you can find a nice one, buy and hang on to it."

1 person out of 6 found this review helpful

All Dressed Up

2 chips otherwise p fect

By on Friday, November 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,786

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
9/10
Comfort
7/10

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

"fast... stored currently not driven in rain or wind ever youger driver req 50th anniversity addition blue medalic 40k firm low low low ridr"

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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