Why are corvettes quiet until you floor it? Also I found a 96 collectors edition vette for $10 grand. Is that a good price?


Asked by Dec 15, 2013 at 01:25 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

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The C4s are not collectible- yet- and they are a lot of trouble- 10 thousand is a lotta money- you can get a REAL classic for that- don't get "tunnel vision" on this- if I had $10,000 I can think of a LOT of cars to get- at least put the money down on a new Corvette- you'll be glad you did

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The answer to your value question is "it depends" because it really depends on the condition and the options. If it is an LT4 six speed and low mileage, $10K is a real deal. If its a 100K mile LT1 automatic coupe, not so much. As for being a lot of trouble, the 1996s are IMHO the best of the C4s and are no more trouble than any other used car. My 1996 LT4 Collector Edition Convertible is a lot of fun and much more reliable than the 1984 Corvette coupe it replaced.

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Paul Gruhn

R_DAVID ... thank you for your post .... 2 years ago I bought my first Corvette (1984) $4,000 .... Buyer beware lesson. I had no knowledge of corvettes, I just wanted one. I did a Carfax on it, to find in its past it had several salvage titles, and about 8-9 owners. The transmission 3rd to 4th slipped when floored ... I put about $500 into it new battery, new alternator, complete tune up, It ran great, but VERY clunky suspension. I just sold it for $3,500 .... So, now someone else can have their first Corvette for cheap .... I am now looking at my next Vette, I think a 96 LT4 CE, makes a lot of sense. It's appears to be the best of the C4's and still an affordable car and will be more reliable ... I think many people learn their lessons on the first Vette (the bright shinny object). I hope to make a wise choice, with out breaking the bank. Your post confirmed to me I am on the right track PaulG

Paul Gruhn

I found my next Corvette ... Test drove it today .... 1996 CE, LT4, Light Grey Interior, F45 package ... 76,000 miles ... $9,000 .... I will sleep on it tonight, and call him in the AM to confirm the sale ... Merry Christmas.

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