1978 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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jakedelrio writes:
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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5

Pros

It's a looker!

Cons

Lack of gas mileage.

jakedelrio
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Cool Car! — Always dreamed of having the 78 since high school. It rides nice and I have restored the majority of the mechanical systems. Looks good and gets lots of thumbs up from passers-by. Fun for the car shows and summer cruises.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Rob writes:
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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C3 vette with year one of the fast back for this generation.

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220 horse power aint enough.  Production of the 427 big block was brought to a stop in the 70's because of the fuel crisis.  These cars were stocked with underpowered 350 ci engines.  Packs a good punch, but can 't compete with newer cars, even some with 6 cylinders.

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Fun Car- Great Attention Grabber — -car has superior handling and good traction on dry pavement. -has a timeless body style -Grade A American muscle car!!

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78pacecar writes:
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5

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fun to drive, car show winner, all original, T-tops,

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gas, gas, gas, finding parts, gas and gas :)

78pacecar
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Love My All Original 78 Pace Car — she is a very fun car to drive and show....she has the original working 8 track player and people are amazed she gets me a trophy every time, the down side to her is she gets about 8-10 mpg and parts are hard to come by but she is 36 years old (2014) people always ask me about her wherever we go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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sherryroper270 writes:
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It is an awesome muscle looking car. It gets a lot of attention.

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It doesn't give enough room to ride in it.

sherryroper270
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I Love The Looks A Lot. — It rides rough but is fast. I love the looks. It burns a lot of gas. It was modified to be a racer. I would use this car for a show car. I believe with a little work it could win awards.

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rvnmedic6869 writes:
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- head turner
- vast improvement in speed over stock 350 engine
- has that great popping/throbbing exhaust sound due to solid lifters and cam
- fun to drive

Cons

- new radio doesn't work after spending $289 for it (might be loose antenna cable)
- very warm in hot weather;  AC works but I think blower needs checking
- not very comfortable on long trips over 300 miles

rvnmedic6869
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A Great Classic And 25th Anniversary Model Of The Corvette — Everything I mentioned in the "Pros". We get a load of compliments when showing it off at car shows and even thumbs-up from other drivers when cruising on the highway. The acceleration is awesome, from standing start to passing other cars while at speed.

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Nathan writes:
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Nice power and great build.

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Vehicle works off vaccuum system.  One part goes down sometimes it takes the rest.

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My '78 Corvette — It is a classic so who couldn't love it. It is sleek while looking intimidating and has power. Even better there is so much you could do with it. Engine compartment has plenty of space unlike new cars so it is easy to work on. Only downside I see can't drive it in the rain or snow.

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ratechie1 writes:
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Love the body style of the older corvettes,

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no cargo area other than behind the seats

ratechie1
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Sporty Looks — Love the look and feel of the older Corvette, my first automotive child hood memory is of my uncle restoring and 1957 Corvette and riding to school in his 1964 Corvette was so cool, I miss the good old days.

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Mohd172 writes:
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almost a classic

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very old

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My 78 Vette — i bought ths car when i was 16, in 2002. it wasnt that good looking when i bought it, so i start doing every thing from the beggining. so here we are now.. but still because it a very old car, it needs maintenance from time to time and still i have to give it more attention cuz of its old age... the best thing about it that there are few of it on my country and you cant get one because there are no more for sale.. generally the car is soo gergeous and sexy.. i just love it..

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Hesham writes:
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Looks, engine

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Interior parst and chasis parts

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Vette78 — Its the only car u will regret if u sell ....! Old yeah, but speedy, tough in driving, not so easy for handling, great body shape and material, light and strong fiber glass, had hard time to get some stuff repaired and to find the spare parts, interior not so good cuz it costs hell to buy new parts so i had to live with the interior i had, bought it with good price, but to overhaule the engine and get it perfect i spent 1000 dinars, then at the end the resale price is the same! its so nice to drive, if u find good deal, buy it or let me know ;) but if u wanna drive car without hard time in gerages or spare part shops, or dont wanna spend money for this old shark,, dont think about it

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Mpeace writes:
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A great car.

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Not very comfortable for an old guy.

Mpeace
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Beautiful '78 Vette, Original, Only 9500 Miles. — Very quick, handles great, a real head turner. I've wondered if the front and rear spoilers are options added after delivery/sale. Not mentioned on original invoice, and I haven't seen any Silver Anniversary editions with spoilers ... only the Pace Car model.

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