Used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Consumer Reviews
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.
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.
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!
I've bought this Vette new in 1996, and drive it about 6000 exciting miles per year. It is bullet proof sound. I never worry about it leaving me. Other than oil changes, the ONLY maint. on it was 1 set of brake pads, 2 sets of tires, 1 water pump, and 2 batteries. This is a VERY reliable car that can be driven hard if you want to.
I bought this Vett May 2014 from a private party for a decent price. I knew nothing about this car but had to have it when I saw it. I previously owned an 04 coupe but sold it and wished I hadn't . Even though the car is a step down from my 04 I was really surprised at the performance . It has great pick up and is a solid car that I feel safe in. It took a while getting used to getting into, but there is a certain way to get into them. It is Polo Green Metallic and I have to say the color has grown on me, and is rich looking .The color changes in different light and at times can look black in low light. It is a smooth ride, and shifting is easy . It is an Lt4 and when you step on it , it goes! a previous owner put Magna flow exhaust on which sounds beefy without being too much. The seats are leather and still in good condition at 111,200 miles. It still looks stylish, and I have gotten many compliments on it. I have replaced tires, several leaks in the transmission, and other leaks. I have to remind myself it is an old car and those things wear out . If you get a chance to buy one you should, I have never regretted buying it and I don't see myself selling it.