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1989 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe RWDReview
Kimberly writes:
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'89 Corvette Coupe — Great performance, but she is old and has a lot of little issues, like wiring and starting problems. Once I get her running though, she is fast and strong and absolutely stunning! The looks are fabulous and classic, turns heads every time I take her out. Also, the handling, even in the rain, is superb.

Pros: looks, aerodynamics, handling

Cons: reliability, power

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible RWDReview
vettegurl writes:
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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!

Pros: head turning style, awesome acceleration, comfortable driving

Cons: hate manual roof!

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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

Pros: Looks, power and that 'Vette feel

Cons: I didn't do this sooner!

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe RWDReview
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Excellent Handling And Fun To Drive. — I have completely restored my 1989 Coupe inside and out. It has excellent power, braking and is just and all-around fun car to drive. Parts and service are easy to get. I recommend this year foe older Corvette enthusiasts.

Owner for 7 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:6,500

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible RWDReview
Jim_89Vette_Guy writes:
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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.)

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible RWDReview
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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.)

Pros: Handles good its comfortable

Cons: Hard to get out of if your tall

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe RWDReview
ckwhite writes:
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'89 Vette - Diamond In The Rough —

Although it still needs some work, this is a great car to DRIVE and that's what I plan to do with it; take road trips and put some miles on it - not restore it to show-car quality and just garage it. Really fun to do research and learn about the car, too - almost as fun as driving it. I've obtained the original owners manual (invaluable), The Corvette "Black Book", and have gotten tons of help from online forums. One person put me in touch with the Corvette Museum in KY, where I was able to order the original "build sheet" and "window sticker" for the car, which had NO paperwork, at all. I do what work I can, myself (detailing, interior work) and for the rest of the work (mechanical, electrical, body work painting) I'm having done at a local shop as well as at Corvettes of Auburn, a Corvette specialty shop near Seattle. Have also been obtaining needed parts online - both from parts houses (Ecklers, Mid-America, Corvette Central, etc.) and private parties. Have learned that it pays to shop around. Have joined "Corvette Forum", online, and have gotten some great tips. People are always eager to listen and help! In all, a great Experience!

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

Pros: Just purchased this car. Engine/drivetrain in very good condition. Getting tuneup, new injectors, serp belt, Bilstein shocks, vented brakes & Michelin tires. Car has loads of options. Too many to list here. Biggest plus is that I got it cheap ($3500).

Cons: Car has been neglected for the past 1-2 years. Has some body damage: front hood clip and wing need replacements, ground skirts need repair, but car will be completely stripped and sanded down to primer and repainted. Needs new interior carpeting. Leather seats are intact but power seat needs some repairs, steering wheel may need replacing, stereo unit (and probably speakers) are toast. Under-hood and under-dash electrical has issues.

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe RWDReview
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Nasd Vette — I have owned my vette for 6 months and it's a great car to own. It has plenty of accelerations, handles very well, and I just gave it a fresh paint job to clean it up. Awesome car to own.

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

Pros: enjoy having it

Cons: nothing

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe RWD Review
Allen says:
Classic 80s styling, still good performance and handling.
vs1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Hatchback RWD
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Power Ranked 1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Hatchback RWD worse.
"The vette had a few more horses then the pony car."
Would Buy Ranked 1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Hatchback RWD worse.
"The vette is faster and better looking, but both are fun cars."
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