1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 5.7 from North America
I'm having a real problem with batteries in this car. I am now on my 4th battery in five years. I just recently changed the battery again and we found out that the battery had been leaking and was about to destroy the electrical harness below it. It is now in the shop getting the harness totally replaced which would have cost around $3,500 if it had not been under warranty.
The tires are also a complaint. I'm on my 3rd set of rear tires, with only 33,000 miles on the car. I'm not a tough driver (I don't think), but the Run-Flats don't last long. They also cost around $1,500 for a set. Just with battery and tire replacements, I've dumped around $2,800 into this car. I didn't have to change any tires or batteries on my BMW for 4 years.
I love this car, but after this last battery and wiring harness mess I'm ready to sell it. It's a beautiful car, but it's a drain on my American Express card.
Has anyone else had any of these problems also? I'd like to know.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th July, 2003
15th Jan 2004, 08:02
Yeah, that's right, you are "definetly" not suited to own a sports car. Imagine, paying what a new Corvette costs and expecting that you were going to get reliability? What were you thinking?
20th Jan 2004, 05:04
Good point. I had the same problem with the battery. A hole was rubbed through and all the acid leaked out. I just washed the acid away and replaced the battery. Never thought about getting rid of the car. My tires don't last either, but I admit it. I run the hell out of mine. ;)