1996 Chevrolet Corvette

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$7,987
$8,729
below average
162,025 Miles
97,873
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 162025
Color: Black
Body Style: Coupe
Trim Level: Coupe RWD
Doors: 2
Transmission: 4-speed Automatic
Engine Type: 300 hp 5.7L V8
Drive Train: Unknown
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: Paterson, NJ
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Notes

[!@@Additional Info@@!]Front Air Conditioning, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Cruise Control, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, Steering Wheel - Tilt, Abs - 4-Wheel, Power Brakes, Traction Control, Antenna Type - Power, Cassette, Digital Instrument Panel, Radio - Am/Fm, Gauge - Tachometer, Front Fog Lights, Wheel Diameter - 17 Inch, Wheels - Alloy, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Power Windows, Tinted Glass, Window Defogger - Rear, Removable Roof - Targa Top, Front Airbags - Dual, Power Door Locks, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirrors - Heated, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Upholstery - Leather


Recalls & Defects

VIN 1G1YY22P3T5103494 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

CERTAIN REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS, FRAM BRAND NAME P/N G3727, WITH DATE CODES X52911 THROUGH X60801 SEQUENTIALLY OR X600141 AND A MEXICO COUNTRY OR ORIGIN MARKING ON THE FUEL FILTER HOUSING MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 18, 2005, THROUGH MARCH 21, 2006, SOLD FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE AND ON CERTAIN SCHOOL BUSES. (TO SEE THE SCHOOL BUS ENGINE SIZES, CLICK ON "DOCUMENT SEARCH" AND THEN "BUS APPLICATIONS"). THE CONNECTOR ON THE FUEL FILTER WAS NOT MANUFACTURED TO HONEYWELL'S SPECIFICATION. AS A RESULT, THE O-RING MAY NOT SEAT CORRECTLY ON THE FUEL LINE.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 20 reviews

Hot 96 LT4

5
Rick on 09/02/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Recently purchased a '96 LT4. 78K miles, 6 speed. Only problems are CD player doesn't work (tape player does), and the driver's seat is apart at the seam. Got it at a great price. I can't believe this engine is rated at only 330 HP! It moves like it has 360 or 370! Shifts great. Body and paint are very good. It sticks to the road like it has glue on the tires. It's a fun car to drive. These later C4's, ('92 thru '96) are a bargain!

polo lt4

5
LT4 Owner on 07/28/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating:

I bought this Vett May 2014 from a private party for a decent price. I knew nothing about this car but had to have it when I saw it. I previously owned an 04 coupe but sold it and wished I hadn't . Even though the car is a step down from my 04 I was really surprised at the performance . It has great pick up and is a solid car that I feel safe in. It took a while getting used to getting into, but there is a certain way to get into them. It is Polo Green Metallic and I have to say the color has grown on me, and is rich looking .The color changes in different light and at times can look black in low light. It is a smooth ride, and shifting is easy . It is an Lt4 and when you step on it , it goes! a previous owner put Magna flow exhaust on which sounds beefy without being too much. The seats are leather and still in good condition at 111,200 miles. It still looks stylish, and I have gotten many compliments on it. I have replaced tires, several leaks in the transmission, and other leaks. I have to remind myself it is an old car and those things wear out . If you get a chance to buy one you should, I have never regretted buying it and I don't see myself selling it.

Love C4s

5
Misa Clyde on 04/03/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had many vettes through the years. C4s are my favorite. I like the body shape, and my 96 , nineteen yrs old, and never had a problem I did have to change the battery a few times, but thats it. Love the car.

Not So Spectacular

3.5
corvettefever96 on 01/16/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought this Corvette in 2004. It only had 38,000 miles on it at the time. I drive it about 4,000 miles a year. Honestly, it's a very pretty car... I have people tell me all the time how beautiful it is. But... I don't think it's a very reliable vehicle. I've had the water pump replaced, transmission had a leak that got fixed. Now, I noticed that my oil pan gasket is leaking. Really, I don't think the vehicle is reliable. You would think that because it's a "Corvette", it was built good. I don't think it was.

Smile per mile

4.3
96Torpedo on 12/09/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Over the years I've owned a 72 Corvette Convertible, and a 88 Corvette coupe. I purchases my 96 in June of 2009 with 31000 miles on it. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was coming home with me. I'm 65 years old and this car makes me feel like I'm 25. I'm flexible enough to get in and out with no trouble at all. Looks, power, handling, and most of all, pretty good on gas. I love it. If you're a senior citizen, and want a daily thrill (if you know what I mean), get one and fly into the sunset.

'96 Collectors Ed.

5
bcar2x20 on 01/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My '96 Collectors Edition is my daily driver! Live in Colorado and drive rain, snow or shine. I purchased with 108,000 miles and have been pleasantly surprised at how reliable the car is. Performance is great and still gets attention with over 135,000 miles on it. Drove down town last year to view a car show. When leaving a man and his young son walked by as I was getting ready to pull out. Much to my surprise they stopped and admired my car for 2 or 3 minutes stating "nice car we did't get to see Corvette today!". I think that statement speaks for itself. Still amazes me that a 10 year old Vette can have so much performance, quality and reliability for what you pay!

Fun, Fun, Fun

4.9
simbadb on 10/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The last and the best of the C4. The 1996 LT4 engine is a real sleeper and conservatively rated at 330hp. If you can find a fine condition LT4, Buy It!, as this engine option particularly in Collector Edition badging should maintain its value over the coming years.

American Muscle Car

4.9
Jerry Miranda on 08/31/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had the Vette for half a year and it was a one owner, garage- kept sports car. I love it beyond words. The paint job alone is better than any vehicle I have ever owned and all but two of my almost 20 car purchases were new cars. This is the last and best of the C4 style and could become a classic. No Chevy recall on this year or the 1995, only ones so far (to my knowledge).

Great Car

4.9
Danny on 06/23/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the LT-4 higher revving engine (6400 rpm redline) coupled with the 6- spd manual transmission. This car rates a 10 on the fun meter to drive. Gas mileage is great as long as you keep your right foot out of it around town. Love the performance, brakes, ice cold a/c, Bose stereo and above all reliability. Great car!

Great Fun Car to drive

4.6
William Nicoson on 06/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have always wanted a Corvette. I finally got one even tho it's used it is in pristine condition. I have had to put a new water pump and replace the airflow guard underneath and the antenna won't retract all the way but I still love the car. Great handling and great power.

1996 Collector Corvette

5
Joe St. Romain on 02/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've bought this Vette new in 1996, and drive it about 6000 exciting miles per year. It is bullet proof sound. I never worry about it leaving me. Other than oil changes, the ONLY maint. on it was 1 set of brake pads, 2 sets of tires, 1 water pump, and 2 batteries. This is a VERY reliable car that can be driven hard if you want to.

Yellow LT-4 Ragtop

4.8
Don on 08/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After 30 years of waiting and being practical, I finaly purchased my Corvette. I wish a hadn't waited so long! I've always loved the styling of the C-4, paticularly with the updates they made in the early 90's. The LT-4 engine and 6 speed transmission make this car a ball to drive. The power is instantaneous and the torque makes the car easy to drive, even at low rpm's. While the car is ten years old, it only had 3,000 miles when I bought it last month. It's not often you come across a brand new 1996 Corvette convertible, so. It doesn't get any better than cruising with the top down on a warm summer night!

I love my Collector Edition

4.4
Terrence on 07/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a very fun car. The performance is great, the suspension is nice, and the brakes are adequate. What I like most about it, is the cockpit feeling of the interior, and the C4 body styling.

Love this car!

4.6
LT1 on 08/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

We are in our early 30s with two children and have been playing with the idea to do sth not quite sensible about a car for quite a while. Next to an Outback and an Odyssey we wanted a fun to drive weekend car and test drove Boxsters, SLs and M3s. The Corvette is quite different in many aspects, it doesn't feel as expensive and not as luxurious as the others but it has some sort of spirit others can't deliver. The performance - even the LT1 - will blow you away. If you want a fun to drive two-seater and don't want to spend all $ of your equity line, get a C4 Corvette. The targa top is a nice alternative, to save serious $ on your insurance.

She is hot and fun

4.9
Chance on 07/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Once you take her out and go for a ride you will be sold. I have spent my entire adult driving experience (32 years) behind some type of sports car, Triumph, MG, Porsche, BMW, but none of them have the raw testosterone pumping power of a Corvette! The sprit of this machine will enter your bloodstream and course through your veins until you are forced to go out, open the door, fire her up, melt into the seat and connect with the essence of freedom that she brings you. This car is an extension of the adult male image. It’s just too much of a good time! Be careful though, if you’re not ready to buy one, don’t go for a test drive, she will make you crazy.

Keeping her till something out-does her

4
LT4 ya on 05/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought this car in February of 1997. It was my every day driver for four years. I would describe the driving experience as unique. You feel like you're in a cockpit of a jet when you first get in. The relative heavy weight and heavy steering due to wide tires can make driving a chore sometimes. However these traits also make the car feel very stable on smooth roads. Bumpy roads do unsettle the front end and the interior squeeks. Consider this if it's going to be a daily driver. Removing the top does cause "shimmying" over uneven roads. The motor is smooth, though it will frighten many female drivers especially in first and second gears.

Great LT4

5
TerryB on 05/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car about 2 months now. It had 20,000 miles on it purchased when I got it. Great car to drive. It attracts a lot of attention. I'm in my 50's, and teenagers want to race frequently in thier Camaros or Trans Ams. It is fast, gets great gas mileage, and a very good looking car. It has the Grand Sport engine, the Grand Sport wheels, and the Z-51 performance suspension. It has a 6-speed manual transmission. That is the only way an LT4 engine was sold. I am very pleased, and now, can't imagine being without a Corvette. It's about time after 38 years of driving!

Happy Owner

4.6
2 Corvette Owner on 02/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Very happy with my 96 coupe. I do know what everyone is talking about when the top comes off-- lots of shimming. I actually pulled over the first time because I thought something was wrong with the car. Most of all I think the car is awsome with its power and looks. I would recommend this car for anyone except for young adults because they would get in trouble. If you do buy this car own another car because you will not want to drive this car in the rain or snow or park near anyone that may hurt it. This car will surely be a classic.

Back to a Bowtie?

4.3
Slacker on 07/03/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

After owning a virtually problem free 1992 5.0 mustang for 8.5 yrs, I "settled" for my automatic vette. The automatic effectively removes the "fun factor" from this car. Very benign, boaring handling at best. I drove a manual but didn't buy it. Vibration through the steering wheel and dash shimmy are due to low structural integrity. Have the conv. X frame braces installed. In 18 mos, I have replaced water pump, Intake manifold gasket, starter, and climate control unit under warranty. Young chev. and Steakley Chev. service suck. Corvettes of Dallas in Carrolton, TX does quality work. Bottom Line: Awsome with the 6-speed. Boaring with the automatic

Shimmy

4.9
Taylor Michael Sr. on 05/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our 2nd corvette, last one was a 90 coupe. This 96 has the same body style. With top off, excessive shimmy that shows up in steering wheel, no matter what speed the car is going. Have set tire pressure acording to mfg. specs. 30 to 35 psi range. Had the front tires balanced at 80 mph. Still have the shimmy in steering wheel. I've found no lose parts in front end or any damage, with car having only 27,100 miles at time of purchase. With top on there is no shimmy. Called local Chevy dealer who has a service rep. that knows corvette's, I suppose, he said it is normal? The 90 coupe that we had before, was fine with the top off! Can anybody help?



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