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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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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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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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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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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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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Fast, fun, good handling

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Not practical for a working man such as myself and i have no time to use it.

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Overall It Is A Great Driving Car But Not Very Practical For Me — A fun, fast car with a fresh black paint job. The T-top is good and there are no leaks. Everything in the car works to my knowledge. It has a 350 V-8 with dual exhaust. It also sounds really good. It has a stock interior and has good tires and wheels

Owner for 1 years, 8 months

Miles Driven per Year:3,000

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Classic looks.  Always a "head turner."

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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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Head turning beauty.  Not many left in South Africa.

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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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