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1997 Corvette

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1997 Chevrolet Corvette

$8,946 - $17,954  MSRP Range
1997 Chevrolet Corvette

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

10 Reviews
90% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.2 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.7 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.7 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Too much fun & expensive hobby!

by Blu40 from Philly, usa on Sun Sep 16 2012

The 97 corvette is a lot of fun, you never satisfied you always wanna put more power or better ride or your own little things to make your own style like better seats, better stereo or lambo doors. It's definitely a weekend or vacation car with gas prices as it is. So just know that you're going to be putting in a lot of money into it and not driving as much. Because driving in the city you're only going to get about 15 to 16 miles to the gallon and on the highway around 30 to 32 miles a gallon @ 60 to 70 dollars to fill up. Congrats if you driven one and shame on you if haven't.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

This car is a ton of fun!

by Classic Car Enthusiast from Boston, MA on Sat Mar 07 2009

Reliablility and interior material good. Performance, handling, comfort and sound system all Excellent. Gas milage and around the town driving are both amazing for a car with this much power. 1997 was the first year of the C5 and there were not many built that year. Great car that will soon be a classic!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Awesome ride

by EET Prof. from Wilkes-Barre,Pa. on Tue Nov 15 2011

Excellent perforance and beautiful styling.The car is an awesome ride.It will see a lot of car shows and cruises.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Look no further

by Corvette Enthusiast from Plainfield, IL on Sat Jun 10 2006

Look no further, the C5 is an amazing car that delivers in every aspect. Chevy out did themselves with the C5. The managed to build a great sports car that also has the comforts of a luxury car. There is nothing better for the money.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Stunning Car

by EET Prof from Wilkes-Barre,Pa. on Tue Jun 12 2012

Stunning,fast,great handling and ride.Gets a lot of attention at car shows and cruises.I will always own a vette.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Very nice car to own

by Junbugstruck from West Virginia on Thu Jul 01 2010

The car looks fantastic with a sleek body and it handles like a car should. Plenty of power and the controls are great. I would highly reccomend the 1997 Corvette to anyone who likes to have fun driving.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Get the manual trans, the automatic is a pooch

by Simo from Monona, WI on Sun Apr 16 2017

The car handles amazing, steering is tight, the suspension is firm but not too firm, is blast to drive with the top off, looks beautiful, yet the automatic is pretty slow off the line

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

fun and fast car nice driver, good value

by jp from chicago il on Fri Feb 16 2018

great looking american sports car,plenty of power and fun to drive, ez to maintain and even gets good mileage

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Bought it in Oct 2017. Can’t stay out of it.

by Norm from Ac New Jersey on Mon Sep 17 2018

No problem at all. Had mirror fixed, keep going out of adjustment. 41,000 k excellent mint condition. To fast for me at 70 yrs old but a lot of fun. Run great, handles great. Carmine red color, looks beautiful in this color.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

fun and economical 29mpg

by rex from boise on Mon Oct 30 2017

best buy on the market for this type of car. affordable,economical,30 mpg.great styling, looks newer than it is

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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