Used 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette
$8,999 - $14,995

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 Coupe for Sale

Chevrolet Corvette 1998 2dr Convertible
14,046 miles
Used 1998
Chevrolet Corvette
Base
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$28,988
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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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 1998
Chevrolet Corvette
Base
List$12,500
Est.Loan: $255/mo
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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 1998
Chevrolet Corvette
Base
Prime Auto
52.4 mi away
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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Chevrolet Corvette 1998 2dr Coupe
129,994 miles
Used 1998
Chevrolet Corvette
Base
Overlea Motors
56.1 mi away
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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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.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1998 Chevrolet Corvette.

Long term owner
Lynn Hondo, 1/20/2006
I bought vehicle new in 1998. It has given me many years of almost trouble free performance. I've only had two problems; a sensor in the active handling system failed, which was replaced under warranty, and I encountered a steering wheel lockup. There was a recall for the steering wheel lock up that I had not taken care of, so I was somewhat at fault for having an untimely lock up. I've read where a number of people have had the lock up. In my case the car was in a parking lot, I got in to leave and the steering wheel would not unlock. Had to tow into dealer for fix. The car is quick, and hard acceleration is a real kick. My driving style results in mileage of 24 miles per gallon.
Attention Getter
Warren, 6/23/2005
I didn't mean to buy it, but the test drive sold it. I'm 50 now, and wanted a Corvette since I was a teenager. I've never had a car that has received so much attention. Mechanics come out and talk about it. People in the waiting room talk about it. My good friend shook my hand to tell me it's the best thing I ever bought. My wife and daughter want to drive it all the time. People at work talk about it. People on the road act like they want to race. Don't buy this car if you dislike attention.
Couldn't get any better
jim98vette, 5/22/2010
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
my review
al #1, 6/5/2002
its is relly fast and beautiful!
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 0
N/A
Gas
345 hp @ 5600 rpm
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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

Used 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Overview

The Used 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe is offered in the following styles: , and 2dr Coupe.

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