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Love C4s
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By Misa Clyde
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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2dr Coupe


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I have had many vettes through the years. C4s are my favorite. I like the body shape, and my 96 , nineteen yrs old, and never had a problem I did have to change the battery a few times, but thats it. Love the car.


Best Features

the shape is beautiful


Worst Features

none


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Not So Spectacular
6 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By corvettefever96
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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2dr Coupe


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I bought this Corvette in 2004. It only had 38,000 miles on it at the time. I drive it about 4,000 miles a year. Honestly, it's a very pretty car... I have people tell me all the time how beautiful it is. But... I don't think it's a very reliable vehicle. I've had the water pump replaced, transmission had a leak that got fixed. Now, I noticed that my oil pan gasket is leaking. Really, I don't think the vehicle is reliable. You would think that because it's a "Corvette", it was built good. I don't think it was.


Best Features

Nice Paint job


Worst Features

Where do I start? They need to use better parts when they build the vehicle.


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Smile per mile
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By 96Torpedo
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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2dr Coupe


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Over the years I've owned a 72 Corvette Convertible, and a 88 Corvette coupe. I purchases my 96 in June of 2009 with 31000 miles on it. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was coming home with me. I'm 65 years old and this car makes me feel like I'm 25. I'm flexible enough to get in and out with no trouble at all. Looks, power, handling, and most of all, pretty good on gas. I love it. If you're a senior citizen, and want a daily thrill (if you know what I mean), get one and fly into the sunset.


Best Features

Everything !


Worst Features

Can't think of any..


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'96 Collectors Ed.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bcar2x20
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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2dr Coupe


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My '96 Collectors Edition is my daily driver! Live in Colorado and drive rain, snow or shine. I purchased with 108,000 miles and have been pleasantly surprised at how reliable the car is. Performance is great and still gets attention with over 135,000 miles on it. Drove down town last year to view a car show. When leaving a man and his young son walked by as I was getting ready to pull out. Much to my surprise they stopped and admired my car for 2 or 3 minutes stating "nice car we did't get to see Corvette today!". I think that statement speaks for itself. Still amazes me that a 10 year old Vette can have so much performance, quality and reliability for what you pay!


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Performance: 0-60mph in 4.9 sec., most past Ferarris can't do that! Styling: I love the Collectors ed. silver w/5 spoke zr1 type wheels. Rear hatch: I like the looks and ability to put suitcases or two sets of golf clubs in car. Mileage; 18 in town, 22-24 hwy. Bose sound system: sounds great!


Worst Features

The wide tires will pull you around on an old grooved out road. no, nothings wrong with car! My bose sound system will not take a cd anymore (old).use i- pod , still sounds awesome. Brakes aren't as strong as I'd prefer. Noticeable Body/chassis flex w/top off.


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Fun, Fun, Fun
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By simbadb
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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2dr Coupe


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The last and the best of the C4. The 1996 LT4 engine is a real sleeper and conservatively rated at 330hp. If you can find a fine condition LT4, Buy It!, as this engine option particularly in Collector Edition badging should maintain its value over the coming years.


Best Features

Performance, styling


Worst Features

Exit/Entry. Torsional rigidity is lessened with top off


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