by hand77 on Dec 14, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe
I'll start by being fair, the mileage of my car was low, and I got an extremely good price from a friend. With that said, the car was awesome, most of the time. It was a blast to drive, got compliments everywhere I went (nassau blue color), and was just plain sexy to look at. But the rear end went bad, transmission needed replace, wiper motor never worked, driver side window motor went bad. Yes I did hot rod the car, but with it being a Corvette, you would thing it would hold up a tad better. To each their own, the car was a blast, but I won't own another C5 base car.
by Inaband on Aug 11, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe
This C5 is my 4th corvette, found on the net. Owned 5 years so far, no major problems, just oil changes, antifreeze and reg maintenance. 28 mpg highway w/ 6 speed. I drive it to club shows and functions, awesome car for the money.
by Jeff Holbrook LI on Apr 10, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe
I have little to complain and a lot to praise about this car. It's a 6-speed. All the power, handling, and looks are better than any other car I've owened or driven. Rides like a Buick and gas mileage is better than my wife's '04 Accord. Love the car.
by hanky on Mar 3, 2006 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe
All around this car is absolutely amazing. It is great for hobby drivers that want to cruise on the weekends or a everyday driver. The interior of the car is functional and very convient. The Bose sound system makes you feel like your at a concert. The power seats may be my favorite option in the car, it allows drivers all of sizes to sit comfortably. As you move to the exterior the car sits on beefy 19 inch rims that reflect like mirrors. The sleek angles and designs of the vehicle makes heads turn at every corner. Punching the accelerator leaves everything in the rear view. I recommend this car very highly, it's always been my dream car and has lived up to every expectation.
by Heyref13 on Jun 22, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe
Great driving fun! Good comfort in a sports car. Attention to detail is excellent. Truck space better than most passenger cars. It's hard on tires. Electronics need overall improvement and are expensive to repair. For the first model year of a completely redesigned car, it is Grandpa's dream come true! I would buy another Corvette in a heartbeat!
by BB's on Mar 4, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe
I have had many sports cars, Mustangs,
Camaros, Firebirds etc... This
Corvette is the best all around for the
money. If you don't need the back
seats then you get great looks, awesome
power and crazy comments. And
considering the rate of depreciation of
all other american sports cars on the
market the Corvette is the best bang
for the buck.