1990 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1990 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"beautiful car" 4 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Review
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Its a hot car to cruise the strip

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Only one other person can ride with me

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This Is My Dream Car!!! — Meet Delane. 350 small block engine. Pretty much everything under the hood is new. New carpet. New seats. American Racing Rims.

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1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Review
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fast, fun, mean, sexy, exciting

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common look, screw down top

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1990 Corvette Zr-1 — I owned a 1984 Cross Fire Corvette at the time and I switched over to this one darn near the same body but the drive and the power difference blew me away I will keep this car for as long as I live. I remeber seeing this car in the magizines and once in a very moment to see on the road. One might say its just a Corvette and I will tell you no. Its a ZR-1

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1990 Chevrolet Corvette Review
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Corvette, Sexy C4

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Over rated, Auto

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Looks Good, Thats About It. — I had to drive one of these to a customer of the dealership i worked at. I swapped this and drove his rental car back, a cobalt. I had more fun in the cobalt then the vette. Poor vette was an auto, old, and needed more work. I know C4's got faster into the 90's but most of them with tuned port 350s were dogs.

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1990 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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Power on tap, it had a Jasper Class 1 performance 300hp motor.. L98 TPI based. But all that low-end, tire burning torque was very nice!! Also the color, handling, seating.. all very nice.

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Gas, Gas, Gas.. it was the motor and tuning.. but 12mpg city is rapage!! Poor electronics.. hard to get in and out of the car.

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Great Car, But It Was Poorly Takin Care Off By Previous Owner. — My old vette was beautiful, rare factory Steel Blue Metallic paint. Only downside.. it was 18 years old, and the previous owner did NOT take care of it as it should have been. Otherwise it would have been an excellent automobile. It ran great mechanically after I invested alot of $$$ into the neglected maintaince of the car. Changed and flushed all fluids.. etc. The only unreliable componet of these cars is the electrical system. GM has always made the vette with the most up-to-date high tech toys. Unfortunatly, sometimes these toys were still in "beta" testing. They go out easy and are extremely difficult to diagnose and repair.

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1990 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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Just Bought It Like It So Far — Just bought it last month. The horn didnt work, and when I had it repaired, now the air bag, and seat belt light stays on when you start it. They say it does not have the original air bag, and diagnotic codes in the service manual wont work in the DERM, also GM no longer has the codes for this old of model only 96 and newer, so can anyone help as to where copies of the codes for this model can be found, no one seems to know. Thank you so much.

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cowboys
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Best Car For The Money — I purchased mine on ebay for 6K. I always wanted a vette but never really thought i could afford it until this one came along. Now i want to put money into it to make it the best vette i could own. The performance can't be beat for the price.

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Miles Driven per Year:8,000

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matador
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I Just Got The Car And Love It Already — This car has what I alwyas wanted, stamina, sound and exquisite interior, a marvelous exterior and rich color

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Miles Driven per Year:200

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joebachleda
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Absolutely Fun To Drive. — A lot of little idiosyncracies that will drive you nuts, especially the DelcoBose radio.

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Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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1990 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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Interesting car with lots of torque and great handling.  Ability to grow with the car and improve performance.

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These cars are getting old and maintenance will need to be performed.  May be hard for some to get in and out of.  Should be able to turn a wrench sometimes.

vl5150
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Excellent Car For The Money. Fun, Fun, Fun! — This is my second "play car" so I drive just for pleasure and something to tinker with, For that purpose and giving the cheap price, it fits my purposes very well. I paid as much for my C4 as it would have cost to turbo one of my other cars and tune it. That being said, it's a unique and interesting car. The L98 engine is a classic Chevy 350 underneath so there's cheap power and modification options. The car responds well to modification as well, but is fine as-is. The powerband of the engine is narrow, but very good at the same time because of the torque. I love the clamshell hood which makes servicing a breeze. It feels much faster than it actually is and will keep you entertained around town. Handling is very good. The car rides firm, which I like, and turns very flat. This car begs for sticky tires. I also like the subdued styling and the "older" C4 body style. Other nice additions are the forged aluminum bits both front and rear. Paint is very good and better than a new Camaro SS I examined. The engineers put the money where it counts. The 6speed shifter is not very good and the ring that locks out reverse is not durable. The Hurst shifter is a worthwhile upgrade and is a traditional American modification to cars like this. The interior is loaded, but the materials are typical GM. For the convertible, the storage is not good. There's some room under the top when it's down, and more when the top is up, but you have to hold up the rear of the top with your shoulder to get access. The brakes are good, not great but I may need to bleed them. I'm able to get in and out of the car no problem and prefer the strapped in feel. Older folks will have a real tough time living with this and should look at another car or try one 1st. Car is also hand built with fasteners like torx head or screws used all over the place. I love this feature as it simplifies things for me, but have locktite handy or the screws will fall out. The engine runs out of breath at 4500-4800 RPM. The power is excellent until that happens though, but it should be noted. Factory Bose audio system have amps on the speaker that have capacitors that are now dried out. Budget for repairs of this system or replace with a standardized sound system. Overall if you like to hod rod or modify, this is the car for you. Nice big hood and no sheet metal to rust. If you like it as it is, it's a great car too. Just budget for complete fluid flushes at this point and perhaps weatherstripping to get it up to snuff.

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

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1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Review
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tight handeling 375 hp .motor just broke in

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not good on bumpy roads stiff suspension

sethjgreenberg
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American Icon — sweet 1990 vett zr1 garage shape, excellent, , top comes off easy for convertible look, motor only 63000 miles , just broke in, 375 hp , , only driven on holidays and weekends for a pleasure cruse, handling awesome, fun car to drive, all stock, , sucks in the rain, but plenty of dry road excitement. handles like a dream on fast , long turns, smooth shifting, with all the style a vette has, a better feel than a European sport coupe

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

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