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Good for the money
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By BB's
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1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

Car handles extremely well, and has Lots of power, the Corvette is underated for power, I have had 3 LS1 vehicles and this engine by far has more power, I even went from a 6-speed to an A4.


Worst Features

The interior needs some work, also the removable top has a lot of air noise.


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FUN CAR TO DRIVE
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By GERALD PASLEY
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1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe


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AFTER 26000 MILES HANDBRAKE LEAVER IS THE ONLY PART TO BE REPLACED. THIS IS A 6 SPEED,WAS SUPPRISED THAT CAR GOT 34 MILES TO GALLON ON INTERSTATE TRAVEL AND 23 MILES TO GALLON AROUND HOME.


Best Features

PERFORMANCE AND HANDLEING


Worst Features

A MORE EXPENSIVE INTERIOR


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1997 Corvette
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By Jgordon05
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1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe


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One of the best sports cars out there for your money these days. Looks and drives awsome. Very comfortable seats. Nice acceleration and design.


Best Features

BOSE, Leather seats, chrome rims, body design, climate control


Worst Features

There are some cheap plastic parts that have broken off such as the passenger side seat controls. Also the change storage area has broken.


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'97 Corvette
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By Ramjet319
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1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe


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I love the car, but disappointed that I have had to have it towed on three occasions: (1) locked steering column, (2) Broken serpintine belt bracket, (3) Broken serpintine belt.


Best Features

Appearance/performance


Worst Features

Change center glove box hinge arrangement & location of power source for phone


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Lifetime Corvette Owner, C5 is BEST Yet
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By jet pilot
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1997 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe


Review

Nothing but positives about the car, Except that Chevrolet would not cover the glass top when the lamanet began to peal off. Dealership (Bob McDorman, Columbus Ohio) not honest or upfront when it came to financing. I will buy else where in the future. Anyone know of a dealer one can trust?


Best Features

Fast car with excellent torque curve and high end performance. I love the style but would still love the see the Corvette INDY come to production with a mid-engine design.


Worst Features

Upgrade cheap plastic looking parts & interior. Limit instrument cluster on drivers side to bare minimums such as speedometer and tach or place only on HUD, integrate secondary gauges in center Downsize steering wheel, Dead pedal too far forward.


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