1990 Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

1990 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 5.7 from Italy

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

1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.7L DOHC LT5 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 5.7L DOHC LT5
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10

Faults:

Ride control actuator failed ($400 plus about 6 hours of my time), climate control computer ($1100!), oil leaks ($200 in parts and about 15 hours of my time to fix), innumerable squeaks and rattles -- inexcusable in a car with 28k miles. And don't even bother asking a Chevy dealer for help fixing it...

General Comments:

Marvelous engine (despite the oil leaks), awful car. Brutally fast, but wanders all over the highway, hops sideways over bumps, ride is beyond harsh, frame flexes terribly. A toy, not a real car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th November, 1999

2nd Jan 2001, 23:18

You should try the new Z-06.

12th Jan 2001, 17:46

I bought a 1990 ZR1 last year with 18K miles, have had zero problems, handles like a true sports car, no 'wander'... it is a brute that is meant to be driven hard.

It cost me $25K and I love it! I also have a 95 ZR1, same goes for it.

Last month I took delivery on a new Z06, great ride, good power, BUT... for sheer fun, I like my ZR1s!

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews