1992 Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

1992 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.7 LT5 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.7 LT5 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

The ZR-1 is honestly one of the best performance cars you can get for the money

Faults:

I really haven't had anything break that was out of the ordinary ie. the heater core gave out around 51k. This wasn't bad, it just took a while to replace as anyone who has done this on a C4 knows. The LT5 itself has been excellent.

General Comments:

The LT5 is an outstanding engine, and the ZF six-speed is a smooth transmission.

I've never driven a car that will continue to accelerate harder when most cars begin to fade.

I think the ZR-1 handles pretty well, even though Chevrolet reduced the spring rates for '92.

The prices for the ZR-1 have dropped fairly low, making them an outstanding buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2008

1992 Chevrolet Corvette lt1 targa top 350 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 350 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corvette

Summary:

A looker, but she wants $$$$$$$

Faults:

Asr,Overheating, radiator, digital odometer in and out, wheel bearing, ac doesn't work, alternator. all in 6 months WOW $$$$$$$$

General Comments:

This car is like a real pretty pretty girl you meet at a party, She looks awesome and you date her, and she wants more and more of your money to look and ride great, you do get the awesome ride, and every one looks at you with her, the vette that is!!! But She is expensive, always needing something. I think I will go for a new mustang next...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd September, 2005

1992 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 5.7 TPI from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.7 TPI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Great performance at a great cost

Faults:

Air Intake housing cracked

Fuel Injectors all replaced $1400

Main Seal >$500

Remove pre-catalytic converters <$500

Replace primary catalytic converter $250

EGR Valve >$500

Key periodically would start car. Something about the chip inside it.

Replaced starter $126.

General Comments:

I had the mufflers replace with flow masters and the pipes port & polished, and K&N air filter added. This car could fly if it had wings and sounded like a plane engine was driving it. Handled awesome and got great gas mileage on long trips.

Main issues were expensive maintenance. A lot of things need to be replaced and maintained at a 100,000 miles. Tune-ups were very inexpensive.

You got to use a trusted mechanic.

Read the reviews and news groups before purchasing and doing any maintenance.

There is a way to interface with the cars computer manually and without any expensive add-ons. This will allow you to trouble shoot problems without needing to use the shops computers. Saves a lot of money.

Buy the shop manuals, it is must have.

Always check VIN history. Check title to make sure it doesn't have a 'salvaged' status or something similar.

The corvette is a great car for a hobby. Upping the horsepower by a hundred is very simple and cheap. This car will not let you down on the street.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2003

1992 Chevrolet Corvette LT-1 CONVERTIBLE 350 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 350 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance42300 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

A Mustang Killer!

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

This car is a rocket on wheels, and very comfortable to drive. Handles extremely well, convertible top is simple to use, and it gets very good gas mileage. No problems so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2002

1992 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 5.7 LT1 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.7 LT1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carChrysler Shadow

Summary:

The best investment ever

Faults:

Automatic Transmission went after 70,000 miles. Automatic Traction Control went bad after 45,000 miles. Top Rattles.

General Comments:

Overall this car is the best thing I ever bought. I purchased an after-market hard top for it which made it even better. I don't buy expensive tires for the car. I bought my last tires at Pep Boys for $139.00 each and they ride 10x better than the Goodyear GSC tires that came on it. If you are looking for a great car that can reach 150 plus miles per hour and corner better than any other car, buy a Corvette. It is American as well which shows that you are not a poser driving a Porsche or BMW.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2002

16th Jan 2005, 05:41

I have driven quite a few Vettes including your year. I currently have a 2000 Viper with the close ratio 6 speed. As you indicated Vettes are absolutely the best all time performers, but somehow I outpass them... but again its not a Corvette just a Viper...right?

3rd Apr 2005, 00:43

Yes and you paid $30000 more for your car.

19th Jan 2007, 06:50

I love the muscle of my 1992 convertible Vette, but I also like the finesse and reliability of my 1983 911 Porsche.

5th Jul 2009, 11:48

Corvette; get the Z06. It took Chevy a long time to get it right or at least compete with the Europeans. Now with GM and the auto industry in trouble, get the classic 911.

I own a 1992 Corvette convertible LT-1. It is a wonderful machine, but not as refined as my 1984 Porsche 911 Super Sport, also known as a factory widebody. If you are looking for reliability, and enjoy the track and road driving, save a few bucks more and purchase a 84-89 Carrera; they are so bullet proof it will be cheaper in the end to own. My children can also enjoy the rear seat of the 911. That's all that back seat is good for, kids.

The Vette has no real problems, but I just don't drive it as much. I mostly prefer the 911 so the Vette gets more garage time. I changed the plugs on the Vette last week and wondered who the hell designed that thing; they should be forced to work on it!!!

Ya Vette's are great, but I would only buy the Z06 or the Porsche 911 years 1984-89. If you like to do your own work and maintenance, buy the 84-89 Porsche. No water pump or radiator, no power steering pumps, it's just designed simple and functions very well. The ride is RAW, I personally love it. The Z06 will eat the older Carrera alive in a race, but will cost more in repairs and insurance.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 5 reviews