Thinking of starting my mid life crisis early, vette opinions needed..

Discussion in 'The BS Topic' started by 1981gMachine, May 21, 2016.

  1. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    1981gMachine
    I think you've got the answer you requested... just not the one you were hoping for

    Personally - I wouldn't touch any pre-'89 C4 Corvette. It took that long for them to dial in the issues.
    By '89 we had a 6-Speed Manual Transmission, Zero Scrub Suspension, TPI injection(which is pretty good), Roller Cam, Better Brakes, 17" Wheels... you get the idea.
     
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    For $3500 it sounds like a hoot to bomb around in. Yeah it's not the "best" vette ever made but it'll be fun. And I don't think the 3500 is out of this world, if you drove it a couple years and it doesn't grenade on you I don't see you having a problem getting your money out of it. Don't see you making a killing in profits, but break even should be easy.
     
  3. 1981gMachine

    1981gMachine Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    lol Thanks for all the responses guys

    On the fence at the moment. I'm not looking to buy it to turn it into something its not. I have a Camaro and a Daily Driver, I will guarantee you, that rides rougher then this Vette will. Which for its rough ride, this year is one of the better handling years. I don't need gobs of power. Basically want something to tool around in and clean up in my free time. I'm fine excepting the car for what it is.

    My co worker has a 87 and he said I should offer 3k for it and then it would be a better deal. My only concern I guess is being able to sell this car 2-3 years down the road. I've always wished my Camaro was T-Tops and this being a Targa top has a pull on me.
     
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    Bro, that is the Pinto Station Wagon of Corvettes. If you like the body style get an 85 and up that has TPI.
     
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    It has 100,000 miles on it, the crossfire injection seems to be working fine. Looks pretty pampered also,and newer paint,3500 ain't so bad.
     
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    Answer.....

    PASS........
     
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    80% of cfi issues are technician error. The other 20 is crap design lol
     
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    Edem_Alive Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You've got like 15 people saying to pass. I THINK I'd pass.
     
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    It's your money brother. Those of us with corvette experiance have tried to warn you. I wouldn't give that much money for it, when early C5's can be had for as low as $7k
     
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    If you do buy it, throw that CrossFire injection in the trash!!!

    I've told this story here many times here, My friend had an 84 Vette with that CrossFire injection and my 91 Ford Tauras SHO blew his doors off. It embarrassed him for life.lol
     

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