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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe


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Chevrolet Corvette Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission
  • Horse Power 345 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    World class performance. Amazing cargo capacity. Easy to drive.

  • Cons

    Interior materials are not world class.

  • What's New for 1998

    Two fresh colors are available, but the available convertible model is the big news. Equipped with a manual-folding top, a hard tonneau…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)

Fun car to drive, if

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Corvette

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.

Still the best performance bargain

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Corvette

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.

Great over 30 weekend car

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Corvette

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.

Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 23
  • highway
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Full 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Review

What's New for 1998

Two fresh colors are available, but the available convertible model is the big news. Equipped with a manual-folding top, a hard tonneau that extends along the rear wall of the passenger compartment and a trunk that holds golf bags. Lower-powered airbags are not available on the Corvette.

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Are any current Corvette C5 owners experiencing lots of electrical problems - issues with modules, computers, etc. My car is almost 4 years old (1998 Convertible) and it has been failing very often. L...

Back to original question of buying a used Corvette - NOT a new one, so he is not paying $45K. Actually, if someone had $40K they could have bought a Corvette last year as a closeout. A solid rear...

Im thinking about financing a 1998-2000 corvette. I live in Denver,CO. with deep snow and slush.Should i get a vette considering the low ground clearance of the corvette?PLEASE HELP!!...