Used 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible


1998 Chevrolet Corvette

1998 Highlights

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.


Pros

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

Cons

  • Interior materials are not world class.

Used 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible for Sale

Chevrolet Corvette 1998 2dr Convertible 14,046 miles
Used 1998Chevrolet CorvetteBase
List:$28,988
Est.Loan: $528/mo
Fairfax Motors(2)
16.9 mi away
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Dealer Notes

**JUST ARRIVED**THIS INDY PACE CAR IS A MUST SEE**LESS THAN 14500 MILES**LEATHER INTERIOR**POWER EQUIPMENT**AUTOMATIC**CD PLAYER**ABS**CLEAN CARFAX with BUYBACK GUARANTEE**This Convertible Vehicle has less than 15k miles** Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee* Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Passenger Airbag, Daytime running lights...Other features include: Leather seats, Power locks, Power windows, Convertible roof - Manual, Air conditioning... Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.

Chevrolet Corvette 1998 2dr Convertible 71,222 miles
Used 1998Chevrolet CorvetteBase
List:$12,500
Est.Loan: $255/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes

INSTALLED FEATURES: Front air conditioning, Front airbags: dual, Antenna type: power, Cassette, Premium brand, Radio: AM/FM, ABS: 4-wheel, Power brakes, Steering wheel trim: leather, Center console, Cruise control, Multi-function remote: keyless entry, Power steering, Steering wheel: tilt, Limited slip differential: rear, Clock, Gauge: tachometer, Daytime running lights, Side mirror adjustments: power, Side mirrors: heated, Driver seat power adjustments, Front seat type: bucket, Upholstery: leather, Anti-theft system: alarm, Power door locks, Traction control, Tire type, Wheel diameter: 17 inch, Wheels: alloy, Front wipers: intermittent, Power windows, Tinted glass, Window defogger: rear

Chevrolet Corvette 1998 2dr Coupe 37,169 miles
Used 1998Chevrolet CorvetteBase
List:$14,995
Est.Loan: $306/mo
Prime Auto
52.4 mi away
129,994 miles
Used 1998Chevrolet CorvetteBase
List:$8,999
Est.Loan: $184/mo
Overlea Motors
56.1 mi away
Great Deal!
Great Deal!

Edmunds' Expert Review

vehicle overview

More than 40 years after the 1953 Corvette debuted, Chevrolet introduced the fifth-generation Corvette for 1997. The C5 almost didn't happen. Originally scheduled for release in 1993, the Corvette was killed for a short time before performance zealots within General Motors resuscitated the project and made the new car a reality.

Pushrod power continues, in the form of a reworked 5.7-liter V8 engine dubbed the LS1. Horsepower is 345 at 5,600 rpm, while torque measures 350 foot-pounds at 4,400 rpm. The result? Equipped with the standard four-speed automatic transmission, the Corvette will hit 60 mph in a shade over five seconds. Opt for the six-speed manual transmission and you'll cut less than half a second off the trap time. To help reign the power in on slippery surfaces, acceleration slip regulation (aka traction control) is standard equipment. EPA mileage figures are phenomenal for a high-powered sports car; the Corvette will return 28 mpg on the highway with the manual tranny.

Four-wheel disc antilock brakes keep stopping distances short with larger rotors than previous Corvettes. Front tires are 17 inches in diameter, and rears are a whopping 18 inches across, which contributes to an excellent .93g of road grip. The rubber stays planted well too, thanks to a fully independent four-wheel short/long-arm height-adjustable suspension.

Body panels are still composed of a material other than metal, though no longer fiberglass. Sheet molded compound wraps around an ultra-stiff structure that features a full-length perimeter frame with tubular steel side rails. The windshield frame is aluminum, and the instrument panel is attached directly to a beefy cross member designed to reduce noise and vibration. A sandwich composite floor with a lightweight balsa wood core damps noise and vibration while making the floor exceptionally stiff.

Inside, a dashboard with real analog gauges and intuitive radio and climate controls greets passengers. Luggage space beneath the coupe's rear hatch glass is an incredible 25 cubic feet, made possible with the use of dual mid-ship mounted fuel tanks that are snuggled within the Corvette's structure. The car feels more airy inside, thanks to a narrower door sill and taller height combined with a low cowl.

Yes, the Corvette is an outstanding effort and competes favorably with the best in the class. Unfortunately, to our eyes, it doesn't look like a million bucks. Long, low and lean, the Corvette is certainly attractive. We take issue, however, with the thick truncated tail and the odd-looking air scoops for the front brakes. Other critics have complained of derivative styling cues and the lack of chrome-finished exhaust tips. Still, the Corvette's new shape will wear well into the next century, particularly in convertible format.

Don't let the fact that the C5 will swallow two golf bags sway you into thinking this a gentrified sporting coupe. The 1998 Corvette is among the best true sports car your money can buy.

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Features & Specs

2dr Convertible
MPG18
SeatingN/A
TransmissionN/A
Fuelgas
Horsepower345 hp @ 5600 rpm

Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    0
    0

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C5 problem
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.
So Far, So Good
I have dreamed about owning a red Corvette convertable since I was a young boy. At the age of 53 and after selling my parent's home when they passed away, I finally had enough disposable income to purchase the car of my dreams. I think of my parents almost every time I drive the car, I'm sure they are smiling down at me, knowing how 'Corvette crazy' I've always been. I live in the upper midwest so I only have about 6-7 months a year to drive it so I do so as much as possible. The car had 34,000 miles on it when I bought it and in the 18 months since I've owned it I have put on another 15,000 miles. Except for a bad O2 sensor and an ocassional check engine light glitch it has performed well
Love This Vette
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
Used 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Overview

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