1981 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1981 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"part" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Kamran writes:
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Its really fun to drive

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Nohing

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Good — 430 HP 450 ft/lbs of torque. This car overall has a good build quality and is reliable (if stock). It doesn't have the best gas mileage but it is also is corvette not a prius. Very fun car to drive.

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

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Chuck writes:
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5

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Looks is what sets it apart from all others. I have never been morre noticed in my life while driving this car. From grownups to little kids they all know what it is and probably wish they were driving it. Everytime I stop somewhere I get compliments about it and people walk up and look it over. I know 190 HP doesn't sound like much but if not careful you can loose control of this car easily by getting on the gas too quickly or too hard while turning. If the tires brake loose spinning the ass trys to pass. But it sure is fun. It's like an adult only go kart but with STYLE.

Cons

Uncomfortable on longer rides. Need to get out and stretch every couple hrs.

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I Love It And I Don't Miss My Harley That I Traded For It. — The cost of maintaining the Paint is expensive. They want 5,000.00 to paint the car the same Red color. Otherwise it's not bad at all as all the parts are available and priced right. It's easy to work on and uses american tools, NOT METRIC,

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

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johnguy81 writes:
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Obviously good looks. Fun to drive. Nice sound

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Very low, avoid speedbumps, sharp inclines

johnguy81
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Fun To Drive. Looks Great — I do enjoy driving this car, and the way it handles and looks. I have not owned this car too long but I plan on driving it in the summer lots and taking it to some local shows. It does seem to handle quite well.

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

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Kelsey writes:
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classic

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once you break the body its trash

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Very Nice Looking Car — fast car, the A/C doesnt work. has T tops. sticks right to the road on fast corners. my mom has had it sense 85. does great donuts and surges =p ha great to pass cars also. shouldnt be made out of pexi-glass

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

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Eric writes:
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fast, great grip, pretty

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no cupholders

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Needs Bloody Cupholders! — The car's great, it's my fathers but i seem to drive it more then him lately. Original interior, original tires... which need replacing. Brakes are old as hell and squeak... but other then that, love being able to fly by. So many people thought i was racing them when i was just driving by.

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LeRoy1706 writes:
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After 41 Years, I Finally Got One! — I have wanted a Corvette since I was 18 years old. Finally, two weeks ago, I found one. I am very satisfied with it so far and have put 350 miles on it so far. It has 66,000 actual miles and runs pretty good, but needs some work. I already replaced the air conditioner compressor and am awaiting parts to repair the vaccum headlights. I understand that It is a common problem. I think I will be happy with the 350 engine because I have done a little "shade tree" mechanics on them in the past. I got some rough idling problems, but believe it is a result of the vaccum leaks in the emission control system that someone attemted to bypass. Hopefully, I will be able to get these minor problems corrected.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,000

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thunder92 writes:
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style but the 81 vettes aren't built for speed

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little things going wrong like window motor cheap upholstery

thunder92
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A Corvette Is A True American Sports Car That Sets It Apart From The Others — I like the older style Vettes but the power and handling of the new Vettes are awesome. Cons style I want my car to look wicked not like its got a happy face!!!!!!!!!!!

Owner for 6 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:2,000

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Stefan writes:
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It's mine.

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It's not yours.

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Is That Batman? — My 1981 corvette is my baby. Jet black with silver leather interior, I could not ask for a more beautiful/badass color combo. 350ci of American sports car balls, it pushes out about 300 ft/lb of torque. Sit back, try to relax, and enjoy the ride, if you're lucky enough to get one.

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jkontur writes:
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everything is original

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everything is original

jkontur
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Fast And Stylish — I love the t-top but I have a family of 5 and I don't get to drive it much. Everything is original so the hoses need replace and it needs some TLC. I don't feel safe in this car any longer, I would like to know how much I should sell this car for.

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

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