28th Feb 2001, 11:54

I have a 95 ZR-1 with 52k miles. There are little problems, but overall it has been a great car. Finding a dealer with the personnel can be a tough task. In Northern California there are two dealers with outstanding Corvette techs. Mike Daugherty in Sacramento and Anderson in the San Francisco.

I had a 928 S4 before this car. The first tune up was $2300. The ZR-1 tune ups are $600.

27th May 2001, 23:41

The demographics for the ZR1 are white males in their mid 50's. As such, the cars were fitted with a *soft* suspension. Much softer than would have been used if demographics hadn't been a factor. So, if you think it rides harsh, bring along a pillow and go for a ride in my 84 Z51! I don't notice the harshness, but driving with the top out is like handling a shoe box minus it's top.

28th Jul 2001, 23:58

You own a Corvette and you're COMPLAINING? I wouldn't mind these problems if I owned a car like that. Besides, most people who own the same car as you have had no such problems. I even know a guy with the exact same car and he has had absolutely NO problems and he uses it as a commuter, racer, and a show car.

29th Oct 2001, 00:56

Your average Joe shouldn't try fixing a car, let alone a Corvette. You have to know what you're are doing or you will have problems. And what is up with Corvette owners who are obsessed with their car?

20th Jul 2006, 10:59

You can tell that the comment above me is very informed and has a lot of thought put into it lol, as for the original reviewer, I get the distinct feeling that this person has no idea what they are doing while working on this car, IMO.

29th Dec 2007, 12:07

The original reviewer must realize that any high performance sports car is high maintenance and has every right to be.

9th Feb 2008, 11:44

I have had my '92 ZR-1 for eight years and I've had zero problems. The LT5 is amazing and very durable. As stated previously, it's a high performance car, so repairs are going to be part of the territory.

2nd Sep 2008, 02:03

I think our friend is unlucky with his ZR, a pity.

I own two a 90 and a 91 and I live in Lebanon where there are no other ZR-1 cars and where the dealer has no time to try and work on my cars. So far the cars are being taken care by a mechanic who lived in the US. The 90 is running fine with no issues. I bought the 91 in a very poor shape and I am having it fixed slowly. However I can enjoy driving it without major problems.

To have ZR-1 running fine in my country means the cars are really good and reliable. Plus what a feeling when you open up in fourth gear. The speed limits were not being enforced until yesterday Sept 1, 08.

4th May 2009, 02:24

I am a 31 yr. old guy, I have just now achieved my goal in buying a vette period, let alone a new one. I am a life long fan, even though I never had the luxury to own till now.

I looked at over 30 vettes, and ran into issues either good body, bad motor, or the other way around.

I entered into the vette world knowing it takes money to maintain them. I put new flow master exhaust, Z06 rims, drilled & slotted rotors, overall motor was strong, I changed the intake to K & N induction, new custom paint. I have interior, and weather stripping to work on.

I have clearly approaching the point where I won't see back what I invested, but for the love of my vette I don't care. So anyone that cries about owning a vette, and what goes wrong with them. Then buy a Hyundai with the crazy 100000 mile warranty. But your date would enjoy the vette if you can keep up with all that goes with ownership. I bought a good used, but love it like any other.

18th Oct 2014, 17:35

I'm looking to buy a 1990-1992 ZR1, and want to know if it's a better car than the early Z06? Better car meaning more fun to drive vs reliability.

7th Aug 2019, 06:01

I think the ZR1 is a better driving experience.

7th Aug 2019, 17:08

Why not find a used C5 Z06? All new platform LS engine. A great bargain as well. You are in the era with electrical issues and leaks. Digital dash issues.

7th Aug 2019, 17:42

Save your money and buy a low mileage C5. Best bang for the buck.

8th Aug 2019, 18:08

I agree. Or find a 2008 C6 with the added HP. Maybe not the best bang per buck, but value is there. Or save for a C7 and skip the 2014 and 2016 model year. Not an armchair opinion, it’s a first hand owner point of view.