1978 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 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: 4.4 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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It's a looker!

Cons

Lack of gas mileage.

jakedelrio
25

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

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

78pacecar
25

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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Love the body style of the older corvettes,

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no cargo area other than behind the seats

ratechie1
45

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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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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- 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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A great car.

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Not very comfortable for an old guy.

Mpeace
25

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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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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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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It has the power, t-tops, and its corvette red.

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Fuel consumption is atrocious.

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The Car Is Awesome — The C3 corvette is immensely fun to drive. It certainly has the looks and the power. However, is only a two-seater and it has no hatch so you unless you can get over the seats its not going in the car.

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

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