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1978 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 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
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 25 1978 Chevrolet Corvette reviews.

dkirk writes:
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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4

Pros

fun to drive

Cons

needs complete resto

dkirk
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I Like It — traded my old HD sporty for it. I like driving it on weekends so I have not started to rebuild yet. Maybe i'll wait till I retire so it will not take years to do. I'm and old bodyman so stripping and painting won't be a problem. will need help with mechanican and electical thou.

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

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1oldschool writes:
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5

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True sports car w/good handling

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Not real popular with the masses

1oldschool
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My Second Most Favorite, Sorry Guys The H-d Comes First. — This is a blast to drive, pull off the T-tops and cruise. A little low on power from the factory but I love the body lines and handleing. This is my most prized car of the 10 vehicles I own.

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

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Nicholas writes:
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the engine

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the brakes

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A Nice Car — a very fast and fun carhandels very well for a old car but thats because its a corvette sppedo says 140mph but it will do about 155mph so a very nice car for 2000$ i will be racing this car for sure

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

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Glen writes:
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C3's were/are the sexiest looking vette ever made

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trying to find original parts for a 30 year old car.

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Lil' Corvette That Could! — This is a picture of someone elses Vette! It's what I hope mine looks like when I'm done restoring it. With the oil crisis of the seventies, the big powerfull V8's were no more.... instead you got meager 185 horse 225 ft/lbs torque, smog pump, non performers. But that can be changed ;^)

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Amber writes:
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Curves, lovey

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Expensive parts

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My 1978 Corvette — It has the little 350 bored to a 355, so it's not really the speedy beast one might expect from a Vette. But, it's all about just being a VETTE, baby. Some engine work would definitely help, though! It has alot of original GM components...they certainly don't build them like they used to! I mean, that stuff is 30 years old and still works. It's the shiz! All in all, I love it because I've always wanted one. Why? It has those super sexy curves!

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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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John writes:
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Highway transmission provides insane acceleration while going 40 mph or more

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Highway transmission does not provide insane acceleration from a standstill...

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A Proud-to-own Classic — Sure, this generation wasn't the best on gas effeciency, but it's still a sleek car that outperforms a Porsche of the same year!

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Sarah writes:
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Looks awesome and has great acceleration. Nice to show off!

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Obviously not much room to put stuff, the steering is awful, and parts are expensive.

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Looks Awesome, But Is Awkward To Drive. — When I drove it, it was really hard to handle. If you move the steering wheel a little bit it turns a lot. One reason for that was a part of the steering column of other similar part was broken. It was also wierd to sit so far back in the car. I love the silver color and shape of it.

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Jordan writes:
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4-speed, L-82, T-Tops, and 8-Track Player for the win!!!

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Too much emissions crap chocks all the potential performance (Thanks '70s fuel crisis!).

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An Old Friend — Fantastic car!!! I had a L-82 with a 4-speed on the silver anniversary paint. Great car, amazing to drive. This is a slow one by Corvette standards however it is still a Corvette and loads of fun. This car is completely worth it!

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Taylor633 writes:
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5

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damn good lookin and fast as hell! 454 chevy small block

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not a whole lot of interior room

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Greatest Car Out There! — umm gas is is a lil touchy, steering lil stiff but overall i love my car wouldnt trade it for anything

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