Used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe for Sale
Edmunds' Expert Review
Really, this car needs no introduction. Existing largely unchanged since late 1983, the current Corvette has been continually improved each year, enough so that it ranks as one of the best sports cars you can buy at any price. And, compared to most of its upscale competitors, the Corvette offers brash style, performance and image at a relative bargain.
The Corvette's styling still seems fresh, even after 13 years in production. Still, it's been a long time since a thorough redesign, and the Corvette is beginning to show its age. For 1997, Chevrolet is planning to roll out a new Corvette, and it will likely showcase cutting-edge technology and represent a vast improvement over the current model.
To send the fourth-generation Corvette off in style, Chevrolet has developed two special edition models for 1996. The first is a Collector Edition, painted in an exclusive Sebring Silver color and sporting wheels and tires from the dearly departed ZR1. Perforated leather seats with "Collector Edition" embroidery can be ordered in Torch Red, Black or Light Gray. Available in coupe or convertible format, the Collector Edition is the best looking Corvette we've seen in some time.
More exclusive is the other special edition 1996 Corvette. Called the Grand Sport in tribute to five lightweight Corvette race cars constructed in the early 60s, this model is painted in an exclusive Admiral Blue Metallic, with a white racing stripe and red hash marks on the front left fender. Black aluminum wheels, rear fender flares, and perforated leather come with the package. Only 1,000 examples of the Grand Sport will be produced.
Showcasing a new LT4 engine, the Grand Sport's V8 makes 330 horsepower and is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. This powertrain is available on all 1996 Corvettes. Cars equipped with an automatic have the LT1 engine from last year under the clamshell hood, making 300 horsepower.
New to the Corvette for 1996 is an optional Selective Real Time Damping system, which adjusts the shock absorbers every 10 to 15 milliseconds to provide optimum control of the vehicle. Coupes can be equipped with a Z51 Performance Handling Package, tuned for autocross and gymkhana enthusiasts. We don't recommend this ultra-stiff setup for street use, unless you want to have your dentist refill your teeth every few months.
Were it not for the excellent Camaro Z28, we'd recommend the Corvette, but we think the extra 20 grand it costs over the Z car would be better spent on a Jeep Wrangler for weekend treks to the north country and a few coolers full of Killian's Red. However, most Corvette buyers aren't interested in bang-for-the-buck; they want the name and the styling found on the Corvette. The new for 1996 special editions give them just one more reason to shop this Chevy.
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Overview
The Used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe is offered in the following styles: Grand Sport 2dr Coupe, and 2dr Coupe.
What's a good price on a Used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe?
Save up to $300 on one of 2 Used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,984 as of11/13/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for Used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe trim styles:
- The Used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Base is priced between $8,984 and$11,000 with odometer readings between 75239 and130650 miles.
Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.
Which used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupes are available in my area?
Used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Listings and Inventory
There are currently 2 used and CPO 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupes listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $8,984 and mileage as low as 75239 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a prew-owned vehicle from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a used or CPO vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $300 on a used or CPO 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe available from a dealership near you.
Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe for sale near you.
Can't find a used 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Corvette Coupe you want in your area? Consider a broader search.
Find a used Chevrolet Corvette for sale - 4 great deals out of 8 listings starting at $24,340.
Find a used Chevrolet for sale - 5 great deals out of 8 listings starting at $19,679.
Find a used certified pre-owned Chevrolet Corvette for sale - 6 great deals out of 16 listings starting at $17,551.
Find a used certified pre-owned Chevrolet for sale - 10 great deals out of 22 listings starting at $13,133.
Compare prices on the Used Chevrolet Corvette for sale in Ashburn, VA to other major cities
Should I lease or buy a 1996 Chevrolet Corvette?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.