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C5 problem
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By Dennis Mulholland
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible


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Great handling, great power, fun to drive in the canyons, great gas mileage for a car with this much power.......what's not to like? Most all c5 owners have had "column lock failure " and had to call a tow truck at least once to get it to the dealership and usually a hefty repair bill. The solution may be as simple as a bad or slightly discharged battery, check it first. And, a permanent repair harness is available in the aftermarket for about $50. Get the harness before it happens, leaving you stranded. Only takes a few minutes to install.


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Couldn't get any better
13 of 33 people found this review helpful
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By jim98vette
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe


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I purchased this car with all the paperwork at 76k miles. It's my 2nd vette 1st being a 75 sting ray 30 years ago. I've wanted another one ever since. From day one it's been way more than my expectations. Performance is outstanding, handling superb, ergonomics excellent, just a get in it and drive $150,000 European sports car made in usa by American auto makers. And at a fraction of what it would cost if made say in Italy. This car's ls1 is obviously built to handle anything with 6 bolt main bearing caps and a state of the art ls1 engine. I think it's more car than anyone expects plain and simple. All I've added is vortex air cleaner/intake and borla performance exhaust. And shift bypass


Best Features

Incredible handling and instant performance. Great one of a kind design


Worst Features

Hmm. I'm thinking. Put it this way. I will buy a new one someday maybe and it will be a c5. Someone somewhere is afraid to drive theirs and it'll be low mileage when I'm ready. Don't you have to love those guys who don't drive their vettes and just brag about the low miles on it. What a laugh


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Love This Vette
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By NyBob
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible


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This is just a wonderful and fun car to drive. Everywhere I go and I pull up people are looking at the car like it is a rock star. This is my second Vette, the first was a C-4 model and this baby blows it away. GM needs to start working on building their cars like they do the Vette if they want to stay in business


Best Features

Power, looks, and fuel usage.


Worst Features

More cup holders and an automatic retractable roof.


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1998 convert auto Borla triple-black
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Dennis D'Andrea
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible


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Trouble-free. Drive it from eastern Long Island to Corvettes at Carlisle, PA, every year. Nearly 10 years old but only 19,000 or so miles. Four-inch Borla pipes look and sound great.


Best Features

Convertible. Borla exhaust system. Triple black. Memory seats. Digital information center.


Worst Features

Improvements raise the price point. I think Corvette had it right in 1998.


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Brand new '98
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By des7823
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe


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I just bought a '98 Vette. It is a great looking car and is very, very fun to drive. The performance is awesome. A couple of negatives are the driver's seat doesn't quite lock in place all the time, the passenger window doesn't seal really well and lets in air noise around 90mph. Also, the check engine light has come on after I drove it hard. I plan to fix up these minor issues, because I love the car and the looks and performance make up for any other flaws.


Best Features

Again, the looks and performance are the best in the world.


Worst Features

Passenger's window leaks air and needs a tighter seal.


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