1989 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1989 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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ghibb writes:
1989 Chevrolet Corvette Review
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Looks, power and that 'Vette feel

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I didn't do this sooner!

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A Dream Come True! — My 50th birthday brought a new mistress into my life - a beautiful 1989 Red Corvette. I'd been looking for a while and most of this era are totally trashed - inside and out. On a drive-by, spotted her in a small used car lot. Ran state title on her and found one owner for 16 years and two years with one owner. Definitely garage-kept and maintained well. Dealer was motivated and got her for $7000! Needs rubber weatherstrip work, new stereo system, tires sometime this summer, but interior is immaculate and exterior very clean. Exterior molding is fading but that can be corrected. Mechanically checked out in great shape - mechanic was pushing me to sell and I only had her for two days! Her first drive was in the Smoky Mountains along the Little Pigeon River. Never been in a car ever that held flat in a 30 mph turn at 50. Got to watch for cops!

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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Joe writes:
1989 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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Stylish, fun to drive. Handles very well and sounds great too! Gas mileage is actually higher MPG than my V6 Nissan Frontier.

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With me being 56 years old. It is definitely a FICO (Fall In, Crawl Out) vehicle. And not enough time in a weekend for driving it. No room for ANYTHING but my wife and I. But didn't buy it for food shopping!

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Thoroughly Impressed By Everything About This C4. — I bought my 89 C4 last year. Only one owner for its first 24 years. Did a carfax and found no issues. The previous owner took impeccable care of this automobile. Even after sitting for a month she starts right up! I had to replace old vacuum lines, hoses and a few electrical connections, weatherstripping and complete new exhaust.... but it is 25 years old. Runs great! And my wife and I take it for a little highway joyrides on weekends weather permitting. She still has her flawless bright red finish and is a head turner. I plan to leave it as is. Fun to drive. And fun to clean and wax! Not the fastest car on the road, but I don't intend to street race anyone. If you really want to go that fast you should've become an astronaut! My wife and I receive compliments on the car all the time. But since I've only owned it for one year I always give credit to the gentleman who owned it before me. I always wanted a Corvette. It was a great price and structurally sound. A C4 Corvette is a great investment if you are looking for an inexpensive introduction to Corvettes and have some spare dollars (2-4 thousand) to get up to speed so to speak. All total I have vested $13,000 on a beautiful piece of machinery. Not a bad investment for a mid-life crisis. I've seen people shovel over a great deal more $$$$ on something that they only drive for a few years. And start all over again with a new lease costing $$$$. I have my daily drive older pick up truck. And a beautiful weekend cruiser.

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

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searcher48 writes:
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Killer looks, great performance, power is outstanding, corners like it on rails.

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Fuel econ. suck, and the ride is rough, but that's why you by a sports car.

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Great Car To Drive — I always wanted a vet, but until recently I had no money for a sports car of any kind. I love my vet, now I'm experiencing what previously I only could admire from afar. Power, style, handling are all excellent.

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

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Maurine writes:
1989 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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Handles good its comfortable

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Hard to get out of if your tall

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I Love It — I love the way it sounds, how it takes off and how if you go to 100 mph you dont even fill it. The only bad thing about my car is if your tall its hard to get out of.

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

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Allen writes:
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Hot looks, V8 power.

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Hard to get in and out. "Fall in, crawl out!"

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Red Rocket — After wanting a vette for years, I finally got one at age 41. Loving every minute with it! I'm just sorry I didn't get one years ago. The ride and handling are world class, and even though newer ones are more powerful, it still has a lot of get up and go.

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

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wicoppee writes:
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This convertible was never folded down.

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Highly collectible, 22 years old on the MCO!

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I Plan To Move And No Longer Have A Garage. — The 1989 Corvette touted a digital dashboard that still attracts quite a bit of interest. The deeply padded seats borrow from the Recaro look. I think this 1989 C4 is exceptional based upon the build quality, performance, and convertible option.

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Jim_89Vette_Guy writes:
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This is my first Corvette.  I have been the caretaker for 17 years.  It has been a fun car that has never let me down.

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The only negative that I can think of is that it seems to go through an alternator every six years or so.  Everything else is normal maintenance.

Jim_89Vette_Guy
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This 1989 Corvette Convertible Is A Great Car. — This car gets great gas milage on the road (best I got was 29 mpg on a trip to Corvettes at Carlisle). It handles great and will do 0 to 60 in about 5 seconds. It is more comfortable than I thought it would be on long (5 hour) road trips. The power seats are fantastic.

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

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Dustin writes:
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i love it.

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rolling casket

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Fast Fun Looks Good And Kns How To Out Run Anything — sleek,low,v8 baby, fast, out runs the cops, handles great. one hell of a gas guzlr well mine is now >:) 19 mpg in city 28 on hwy. the car can take one hell of a beating and keep roll like brand new. chevy till i die

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

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vettegurl writes:
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head turning style, awesome acceleration, comfortable driving

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hate manual roof!

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Love A Convertible — saw this sweetie sitting on a used car lot- mine is marina blue leather interior with a matching body- white convertible roof- she is so gorgeous! had 80,000 miles on her- not a rattle or squeak- won the first car show I put her in- I love nothing better than driving her and she gets better mileage than my hyundai!

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Howard writes:
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Acceleration and handling

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Poor chassis rigidity and overall lack of quality.  Expensive to repair.

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Looks Good, Ran Good, Handled Good, Made Me Crazy With Quality Issues. — Great handling, fast, seemed lighter the faster you went. Six speed shifter was fantastic. Too flexible, too many things go wrong, ride extremely harsh with many rattles and shakes. Only kept it 5 years. Trade in allowance just about paid for the Miata.

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