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Old 01-26-2003, 12:37 PM
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Speaking only from expierence I have owned both an 84 and 98 Corvettes. I bought the 84 used in 92 with 44,000 miles. The car had been repainted and stayed in good condition but the dash faded by the day. The 4+3 stick tranny did hold together but the engine was the weak link in that car. No horsepower and loved to be in the shop for stupid problems almost every week. At the time it was the only vette I could afford. So I guess it did fill the need. But as I look back it was a very poorly built car. And as a practical matter rattled like a son of a *****. Especially in the winter when it was cold made it worse.
On the other hand the 98 was an awsome car. No rattling and definatly a much larger car inside. And with 345 stated horsepower (yeh right Motor Trend says 400) why would you need a stick. My 98 was so fast I used to blow the doors off all the mustangs and boxters that I could find. Would blow away all the non turbo Carreas too. Can you tell I hate Porche. The new style looks like a real sports car too.
This of course is only my two cents though. I love all vettes but the newer ones are so much better to drive every day. Unless you want my favorite old one. 67 with big block and side pipes. Loud enough to rattle the bridges when you drive under them on the highway.
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1978 25th Anniversary Edition, 220HP upgraded factory power, rare, all factory original, won 4 shows in 2002, 14K original miles, garage stored, asking $19K.
VIN 1Z8748S438951
Make me an offer! Price is flexable, would love to move this car, we own it!
Lets make a deal.
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Lets try again.
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Yup the first c-4's had a few reliability issues .. And for that kind of money you could go faster and handle better.. Try taking a Nissan 300zx twin turbo Z-32 era for a ride ..90 to 96 you could get them in this country.. They will easily make 400 hp in a very light car.. I sold my 92 last year what a mistake ..
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corvettes with an auto trans is for old gray haired guys trying to cruise town and get some action. it's not a sports car if it has an auto.
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Love the side pipes Bryan. Just not a big fan of the C3. Its too small inside for my taste.
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Ron, IMHO, if you're set on one of these cars I'd go with the 85. Offer them 10K and settle on 11K. The 85 is better than the 84. Many quality improvements you will notice. 84's have a very negative reputation and for the minimal difference in $ you'll be better off with 85. The 84 has and will continue to have little/ no collector value. Neither will the 85 but a right car can be a nice driver.

Bryan, that car looks awesome! I, for one, like that body style. Had a 76 for a brief time. Lots of fun but not fast by any measure. If I wasn't looking for a larger boat I'd make you an offer. Good luck.
 
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ron,

don't blame that on the car


but seriosuly show your wife a pic and she'll love it!!!! The trick is you have to play the part of teh car. Drive in the fall with sunglasses and a scarf and gloves on!!! No joke i was in NYC one nmight last fall sittign at a light with the top down and a cure young thing come right up to me and "I love that car" smiled winked and walked on. Damn was the guy she was with pissed!

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