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Old 10-22-2009, 08:55 AM   #121
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I'd vote for the'75 L48 automatic, I think the CA version produced only 165 HP and had terrible 0-60 and 1/4 mile times, as you would expect.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:02 AM   #122
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Not series, i.e. C4, but worst YEAR, and WHY?

Perhaps the California spec 1980 305 cu.in. version?
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:11 PM   #123
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Without a doubt 1974 had to be the worst year, first year of that disgusting bumper. The feds really killed performance that year. 1974 was pretty much the end of performance for all cars.

For those that say 1984 ,I disagree, that car was pretty special at the time. I remember reading all the magazines, a corvette that really did handle. I couldn't wait to find a used one, couldn't afford new. Opening that clam shell hood was to die for, aluminum suspension components, 7 speed tranny, digital dash, those seats, bose stereo, brakes that actually worked, etc. The list goes on and on, 1984 was the first year a Corvette became a real sports car.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:14 PM   #124
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He's right. When the C4 arrived, Corvette morphed from a boulevard cruiser, to a straight-line, 1/4 mile brute, to a pithy secretary's car, to a world-class performance vehicle worthy of taking on all but the best European offerings at the time.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:41 PM   #125
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But if I had to pick one, I'd say 1984.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:47 PM   #126
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I love my '77 but it is difficult to get parts for.

I'd have to say the early C4s (1984 - 1990) were pretty ridiculous.

And I can't speak for her but I'll bet my dreamy new Z06 that YamahaJo would pick the '97..
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:20 PM   #127
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I think every Corvette is gorgeous, but C4s before the "saw blade" rims were introduced are nasty looking . Also, any tan/brown C4s are really bad too.

Otherwise, I thought the early 90s C4s, especially the 92 ZR1 when they introduced the 5 spoke rim (I may be wrong on year) was hot, I think that was the car that started my Vette-lust

If I must pick a year 83

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Old 10-22-2009, 04:51 PM   #128
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Worst year: 1982 - no available manual transmission
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:58 PM   #129
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:04 PM   #130
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:22 PM   #131
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1983, it was such a bad year they made what, 30 Corvettes the ENTIRE year....

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Old 10-29-2009, 04:37 PM   #132
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i know what year !! it was 1985 !!! i had my c-4 for 3 years and got rid of her for 2500 bucks could take it any more !!!! Burn off module was 600 dollors !!! It was the first year to run the 350 and not the crossfire . AFM was 310 bucks !!! i love my c-5 .Its like day and night
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1975 through 1981 take your pick these cars were truly shameful.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:39 PM   #135
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This is a great picture.Anybody got the pictures of the C1-C2-C3-C5-C6 endurance record holders?.
For those who like C4 bashing and think 84 is the worst one, I will terrorize you on the road my mine 84. And yes, I have many SCCA trophies on my chimney with it, including le mans etc....

C4 GT1, 850 hp, 2400 lbs.

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Old 11-18-2015, 06:53 PM   #137
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2015 simply because it wasn't possible to include it when this thread was created 6 years ago...
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:57 PM   #138
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2015 simply because it wasn't possible to include it when this thread was created 6 years ago...
Interesting to see some of the folks who are no longer around.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:00 PM   #139
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People can laugh and argue about how "bad" the '84 Corvette was, even though it remains to this day one of the best-handling factory cars ever produced and in many cases will out-corner a C5.
I had an '84 coupe with the Doug Nash 4+3 tranny and overall the car was pretty decent, but the +3 on the tranny gears was a real PITA.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:24 PM   #140
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Toss up either 1984 cuz of lack of suspension or the 2014 C7 cuz of it's fugly *** end
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