Used 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette
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1998 Chevrolet 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 Coupe
68,596 miles
Used 1998
Chevrolet Corvette
Base
(1)
The Used Car Factory
58.6 mi away
List$15,034
Est.Loan: $274/mo
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Dealer Notes
Check out this 1998 Chevrolet Corvette . Its Manual transmission and Gas V8 5.7L350 engine will keep you going. This Chevrolet Corvette has the following options: PWR 6-WAY PASSENGER SEAT, PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP -inc: base vehicle, LEATHER SEAT TRIM (STD), FRONT FLOOR MATS, FOG LAMPS, FEDERAL EMISSION EQUIPMENT, ETR AMFM STEREO WCOMPACT DISC, AUTO TONE CONTROL -inc: seek-scan, digital clock, theft lock, speed compensated volume, DelcoBose music system, ELECTRONIC DUAL ZONE AIR CONDITIONING, CONTINUOUSLY ELECTRONIC VARIABLE REAL TIME DAMPING -inc: Delphi adjustable ride control system, and ADJUSTABLE SPORT BUCKET SEATS. Stop by and visit us at The Used Car Factory, 27725 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
Chevrolet Corvette 1998 2dr Coupe
52,658 miles
Used 1998
Chevrolet Corvette
Base
(2)
Keiths Auto Sales
83.9 mi away
List$14,900
Est.Loan: $304/mo
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$300 Below Market
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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.

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.

Consumer reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

Long term owner
Lynn Hondo,01/20/2006
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,06/23/2005
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.
98 Pace Car
Russ Hibbard,08/27/2002
GREAT CAR! Wasn't sure about the styling when it first came out but it grows on you. Very fast and with the top down looks awesome. I have owner many vettes and this one is almost perfect. Plenty of room inside and a trunk too. Luggage room for two for a week trip. Solid feel both on the road and when you close the doors. Best riding and perfomance corvette yet!!
Smokem '98
PC'98 Vette,07/10/2005
I have enjoyed driving this car. I have driven other sports cars and this by far exceeds the exhiliration I have ever felt before. Thank you Chevrolet.
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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
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  • 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

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Used 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Overview

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

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Should I lease or buy a 1998 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.

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