1984 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 5.7L from North America
For having what these cars have its unbelievable how cheap they are
The intake manifold gasket failed at 82,000 miles.
On both seats the stitching was pulled apart.
When I received the car the air conditioning did not work.
The exhaust hanger broke, but only took 20 seconds to weld.
The front suspension has a very loud and annoying squeak, but I think that will be easy to fix.
The starter failed at 90,000 miles, but a new stainless steel starter only cost $130 with core.
The radio has been giving me all kinds of problems, but could be fixed if I would come around to installing a CD player.
The C4 Corvette I think is the best all around sports car. If you know how to turn a wrench and read a repair manual you can figure these cars out. The small block Chevy has been around for almost 50 years so the parts are easy to find and there is a endless amount of different performance modifications you can do to these engines. You could easily get 350 to 400 horsepower with out the aid of a turbocharger, supercharger or nitrous, but I am not saying the corvette is lacking power in any way.
The suspension is very rough, but handles very well it gives you the feel of a sports car when performance was more important than comfort. The body being fiberglass I couldn't say if I favor it or not over steel. They both have opposite advatages and disadvantages. The thing that probably breaks the tie is that you can brag about it being fiberglass. As for the design of the body I personally like the look of the steel bumper corvettes, but the C4 the aerodynamics is almost 25% better than the 1984 corvette. It still looks better than most every thing on the streets. The hood and the fenders are a one piece unit so it is easier to work on the engine and suspension.
My car is used for a daily driver and only having two seats becomes a real pain. The seats are fairly comfortable and they really hold you in place. The radio is pretty good for being a 20 year old car. I enjoy the digital gauges where you just have to glance at the gauges to find out where you are at.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2003
12th Apr 2004, 18:32
I recently purchase a 1984 corvette that's in great shape it's a 4&3 full power. now to the comment. you have to realize that these cars are 20 years old, and you are going to have some problems here and there, on the over all fix them and continue to be proud to be a corvette owner.
Lonnie Manchester Ct.