1978 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 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" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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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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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

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- 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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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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Rob writes:
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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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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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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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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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Auri writes:
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Great for the right buyer who enjoys the running of the engine, the looks, and the feeling of control. Beautiful anniversary edition.  Many nice features.

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Car takes expensive gas.  Not a family vehicle.  

Auri
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Adventure And Control! — We like the looks and performance of this vehicle. It runs well. It is not a vehicle for everyone. The uses of this vehicle is more limited than most others. We love the Anniversary edition. Driviing it makes one feel as if we are flying in it.

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

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Joseph writes:
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The looks you get simply driving down the road.

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Constant maintenance and TLC.

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Great Car If You Have Money — Not a bad car for a person who has the time to properly restore it. Performance wise it's lacking in HP and being as it's coming of age, the systems are slowly starting to deteriorate (2012) but that's what you get with the territory.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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