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1989 CHEVY CORVETTE
The Chevy Corvette is one of the most Iconic muscle cars ever. Ever today with the new mid-engine coming out, the Corvettes are even more sought out.
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1989 was the last year before a mid-cycle refresh for the Chevrolet Corvette, and while the high-performance four-cam ZR-1 was heavily promoted, it would not actually arrive until 1990. That said, the 1989 Corvette was not without its advancements.
A ZF 6-speed manual replaced the quirky Doug Nash 4+3 transmission, but the ZF unit was not without its quirks. It featured a Computer Aided Gear Selection (CAGS) 1-to-4 lockout that, if under light acceleration, would lock out second and third gears and force a shift from first to fourth. Under hard acceleration, though, all gears were available. This, of course, was for fuel economy purposes, and high-performance GM cars have since used the system on other manual transmissions. Thankfully, it can be defeated with a few bucks and a few minutes under the transmission. In general, the ZF 6-speed was a major improvement over the old 4+3, and manual transmission cars tend to command a price premium over automatics.