1988 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

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    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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.

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    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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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.)

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

    Cons: 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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    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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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.)

    Pros: There's nothing like a ragtop Vette! The older the better!

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

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    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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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.)

    Pros: The cornering prowess.

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

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    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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    I Wouldnt Want Anything Else — its so good to be seated at the rear of the car when going sideways. its a head turner when cruising the coast on a hot summers day. i love it. with the shift kit its sweet when you puch it and it cherps every gear change.

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

    Pros: its a corvette.. need i say more

    Cons: the fuel it drinks.. forever filling her up

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    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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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.

    Pros: looks

    Cons: dated interior

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    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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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

    Pros: Great car

    Cons: None I know of - mine has been great

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    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Review
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    Not My Favorite Vette — I was looking at this car primarily for a project car, however was just too rough to really consider. The interior was shot and the paint was chipped off most of the exterior and the convertible top was trashed, however these were the things I was planning on working on, however, even the instrument cluster was about out, about 10 of the LEDs that made up the bar graph portion of the speedometer were out, as well as two of the ones in the numerical display. The automatic transmission though was what really made me decide not to purchase this car. If you really punched it off the line, the car pulled and shifted really well, but once you backed off a bit, the transmission left a bit to be desired as it would never really seem to be in the gear you wished it would be. Also, since it was a C4 Vette, its body shape was about the least attractive of all the Vettes (in my opinion at least.) At least it appeared that the engine would be easy to work on, as the hood was huge are revealed everything from the left tire to the right. All in all it would have made for a fun project but I am glad that I saved my money for something else instead.

    Pros: Quick, handled decently and would have been fairly easy to work on.

    Cons: Poor quality interior and frustrating digital dash, automatic transmission, really high
    asking price.

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    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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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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    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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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

    Pros: Lot's of power in the 245 HP engine .

    Cons: Electronic dash cluster .

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    Great By kennethford

    I love everthing about my vette,stylethree color black the yellow brack pads and i put the car in a show an win a best in show for the frist, time and i`m 65 yours young and love it when i take it out... Read More

    Best Car! By Acadia_128269

    I love the ride, looks and handling! With the top down in the evenings, there is nothing like it! This is the perfect car for the Carolina's, drive year round! This is my 7th Corvette, but the first c... Read More

    2012 Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

    I Love It, I Really Do, The Siblings Love It, So Im A Keeping It! By SHELBYFORLIFE

    This car is a very fun car, it may be expensive, but she is my other women! she has always been there, she has always let me process my anger threw her pedals, and her gears. Her name is Treasure, for... Read More

    I Am Extremely Impressed With The Car. By wilscaal

    If looking for a performance car that is also a great daily driver, you can't beat this car. For a car with 430HP the mileage of 19-24MPG is excellent. Outstanding cargo capacity with the hatch rea... Read More

    2011 Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

    Best Non Aspirated Corvette By TooFast

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    Only Drivin To Car Shows By tashkentzoo

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