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1988 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1988 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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88VetteVert writes:
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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Dependable, economical, quick

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Getting in with the top up

88VetteVert
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Very Nice With Classic Lines. A Real Head-turner! — This is my first 'Vette and it is the most fun I've ever had in a car that I didn't build! Handling, acceleration, braking, and ride are all superior. Catches comments and looks wherever I go. Cheap to own and operate. Cheap to maintain. Just a real fun ride!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Rankor writes:
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Review
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Today, 19dec06 — Since I was young and saw my first Corvette, I was in love with it. Now that I'm 52 and had the chance to latch onto an 88, I'm not dissappointed. I've driven Corvettes before at different times but today was the day I drove one as an owner. Needless to say, my thrill could not be contained. Although a bit cold natured, I imagine some minor adjustments and maintenance will bring this Vette up to snuff. I couldn't ask for perfection since it's a used car, but for all that it is currently: it's a creampuff. For it's engine size and technology, it's incredibly fuel efficient. It's my time now.

Owner for 0 years, -1 months

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Ratpack writes:
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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There's nothing like a ragtop Vette! The older the better!

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Can't leave it parked unattended, not that we ever would!

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If You're A Car Guy, Or Gal, You Have To Own A Vette At Least Once In Your Life! — We picked this car up at a reasonable price as a father and son drivable project. This is how it looked when we got it. Runs well with a good tuneup, fluids, filters, tires, wheels, new white top, pumping stereo. Fun as hell to drive and draws a lot of attention at local shows. Even won a trophy already.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Andrew writes:
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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5

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Well, its sleek, its comfortable for one or either two people. I have it built for top performance and racing.

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I hate that its an older model and that it doesn't look as great as the newer models, and that it won't ever have the performance capability as the newer Z06's or ZR1's.

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Its A Great Car, Its Reliable, I've Only Had To Replace The Heads Once On It. Otherwise A Great Car. — performance- 1-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Build Quality- One head change period since I got it. Appearance- White body color, white interior. Great condition. Leather seating. Cost of Ownership- 17 mpg. synthetic oil only, and premium gas only. Fun Factor- I would say this is probably the best car I've owned. I used it for racing the strips, and I also used it as an every day driving vehicle. Custom LS1. NOS. Hooker headers, magnaflow exhaust. Custom 88 Lingenfelter vette. Beautiful car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tavis writes:
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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The cornering prowess.

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You need more than two seats, and a laughably small cargo area.

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The Benchmark By Which All Other Cars Are Measured. — An absolutely stellar car. It looks great, performs spectacularly while still delivering a comfortable ride, gets great gas mileage(would you believe 31 mpg on the highway?!), is dead reliable, the body will never rust, and is entirely over-engineered. An American icon.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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pkazsr writes:
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Beautiful Car Just Sitting Still — Outstanding looker right from the factory. Any external modifications would ruin the look. Performance is lacking in the quarter mile but as a daily driver around town and on the interstate very comfortable and powerful. Excellent gas mileage (20-27 mpg)

Owner for 0 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:2,000

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millerhobbs writes:
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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Car handles well and is easy to park. Good fit for a short person, I'm only 5'2" and have no problems seeing out of it.  Still looks good after all these years.

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Gas mileage not that great. There's a lot of engine noise into passenger compartment. It's not that easy to get in and out of.  Ride is typical of a Corvette.

millerhobbs
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Classic C4 — Absolutely loved this car when I was young, flexible and without family responsibilites. It's not the cars fault, it's age catching up with me. This car still performs like it did when it was new. Step on the gas and you're going fast. It's always handled well and is definitely fun to drive with the top off. Ride is typical of a Corvette. It's pretty much original and has been garaged for most of it's life, however, it's been a little neglected for the past 3 years. Hasn't been driven much and has been regelated to being parked on the driveway. It's time for Buddy M. to find a new home unfortunately.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marc writes:
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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looks

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dated interior

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My 1988 Convertible Corvette — My particular car is an 88 convertible with a 92-96 body kit. It has the 250 HP L98 engine which doesnt have as much power as the LT1, but has proven to be very reliable and trouble free even at 93,000 miles. I have driven this car from the middle of Germany to the South of France and back with no problems, so I rate the car very highly. It also attracts attention when its top is down which pleasantly surprised me.

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1oldcat writes:
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Great car

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None I know of - mine has been great

1oldcat
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Best Out Of 3 Vettes I've Owned — I was 40 when I got my first vette - 79 T-top then an 84 coupe and finally the 88 convertible which also has the hard top for winter or bad weather. Though I like the wheel fenders better on the 79 - the 88 handles the best, seats are more confortable and still a joy to drive.

Owner for 12 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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squidbaby writes:
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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Lot's of power in the 245 HP engine .

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Electronic dash cluster .

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99 Out Of 100 For Likability . — The electronic dash cluster is a little on the annoying side . My gas gauge does only works when it feels like it, and my LCD's are sunburnt , but they cost a ton to repair .

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:3,000

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