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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Displaying 21 - 27 of 27 1978 Chevrolet Corvette reviews.

Glen writes:
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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5

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

Cons

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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John writes:
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4

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Highway transmission provides insane acceleration while going 40 mph or more

Cons

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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4

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

Cons

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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5

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

Cons

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

Cons

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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doccns writes:
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Classic looks.  Always a "head turner."

Cons

Finding knowledgeable mechanics.

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Great Set Of Wheels. — I have owned my 78 Pace Car replica vette since early 1985 and basically love the car. As it gets (and I get) older, however, finding good mechanics who are familiar with older vehicles is becoming progressively more difficult.

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Annatjie writes:
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5

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Head turning beauty.  Not many left in South Africa.

Cons

Very expensive in South Africa to run

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I Had One Exactly The Same Colour. — Has bucket seats, black interior leather. Stylish, good handling overall performance very good.

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This pic of the Corvette is not one of mine. This is what mine is bound to look like though. My dad and I are fixing it up and plan to put a 383 stroker in it and possibly nos later on. The car i know... Read More

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Flashy Car, I Liked It Very Much. By Sandune

LIKES - Good looking, Girls liked riding in it ! In shop once to have shifter stalk welded up so it quit sliding around when shifting. Jeez I was cool then ! The fit and finish was ok for those year... Read More

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