Chevrolet Corvette Reviews from Italy

1984 Chevrolet Corvette targa Crossfire Injection

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Crossfire Injection Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Previous carFord Mustang

Faults:

Dealer promised to change all doors and roof gaskets, and after 3 years I had to order them for $600.

Some interior lights had to be replaced.

This year radiator started to lose coolant liquid making the engine to blow on warm days like a hot soup.

Brakes need to be checked.

Alternator does not work properly.

General Comments:

Same old story. You buy a used car from a 100 tooth smile dealer and seems it never ends surprising your wallet. After all it's an old one and who knows what had been changed or modified to make it look new.

But oh well, that's how it is with used bergains.

After all it's a great sport classic car still able to catch attentions from anywhere (expecially women) affordable with a reasonable price, even if those 80s low performance engines should be replaced with something new.

I think this is one of the slowest Corvettes because of the old Crossfire Injection (from 79 to 86 I guess) but still kicks ass!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th August, 2004

23rd Dec 2005, 12:22

I am not being disrespectful of the first comment, but the cross-fire was used in 1982 and 1984 (no 1983s were made due to design problems for using a V8). To the review writer- the 1984 is the slowest of the C4s with only 205HP and 290 FT/LBS. My father raced me with his 1971 vette with 270HP+ (his is slightly tuned. My 1984 vette flew past him without a problem. By the way it is stock!

The 1984 was the first corvette to be called a super car. With it's 49/51 weight it handled better than any corvette before it and with the Z51 package you were sure to have one of the best handling cars in the world- even by today's standards.

1990 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 5.7

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.7 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190

Summary:

A true super car

Faults:

Replaced Alt., and Battery

Common replacement for these cars.

AC compressor.

Rear rotors, they appeared to be the original so it was about time.

Exhaust system, replaced from the Cat Back with an Ansa Performance system, the original system lasted 10 years so no complaints there. Sounds MUCH better with the aftermarket system.

General Comments:

Excellent automobile! Rides like it's on rails, cruises effortlessly at 100mph all day. 6 speed transmission is a joy to operate, power in all gears.

I don't believe that it's expensive to upkeep compared to all of the "imports" that I owned while I lived in the US.

I'd buy another one in a heartbeat and I hope to never be without a Corvette in the future!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2002

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews