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Car buffs, what is the problem with the '84 Corvette?

Old 07-10-06, 02:57 PM
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Car buffs, what is the problem with the '84 Corvette?

Being that I grew up on the A-Team and watching Face drive one of these, I thought it might be fun to get one. So I look on ebay, etc. and they go for a very low amount....like $2-$5k. Are the motors crap? Are they just crap in general?

I thought it would be neat to have one, but I don't really want something that is more trouble than it is worth.
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Old 07-10-06, 03:10 PM
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http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=100444

Stiff ride, crap engine (a V8 that barely makes 200HP) and a silly, dated interior seem to be the major faults. Also, I think the C4 Corvette was the low point in terms of exterior styling: they're the most generic and uninspired of all Corvettes. Add generally suspect GM quality in the 80s and you've got one of the least desirable sports cars around.
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Crap. I like the more generic exterior. Thanks for the link. I'll have to find a different one, I suppose.
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It's a sports car, isn't a stiff ride desirable?

I say you can get a good bargin. You aren't looking to drag race, it think it should suffice. Besides, you don't want too nice of a car to tour the slums of Dave-onia.
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My father-in-law had a 84. Crappy paint, always needing work, poor build quality. He sold it for <$3K
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Old 07-10-06, 03:28 PM
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They're priced to sell to their target audience.

No, that's not an insult. Mostly.
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Old 07-10-06, 03:30 PM
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The early years of the C4 model had lots of quality issues. Having the previous model I saw no reason to upgrade in the '80s.

I strongly doubt you would have enough headroom in it. I had to wait until the mid '90s models to be able to not hit my head on the roof.
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Ah, good to know. I do like my headroom. Mid 90s models might be what I look for. Thanks.
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get an '83 instead
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yep.. mid 80's vets were shit.. move up to the mid 90's 350 v8.. now that's a car. be ready to drop 6-9k though
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Originally Posted by Oraphus
yep.. mid 80's vets were shit.. move up to the mid 90's 350 v8.. now that's a car. be ready to drop 6-9k though
Who spends as much as 6-9k on a car?!?!

(in Eastern Washington)
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Old 07-10-06, 06:35 PM
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The father of a friend of mine has collected Corvettes for as long as I can remember. He has something like ten of them. Maybe more now since I haven been over to his fathers home in over five years.

If I ever rob a bank I'm getting a 1963 Corvette for myself. It's really the only Corvette I'm interested in.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
Ah, good to know. I do like my headroom.
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