1982 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1982 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.5 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

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
"body" 3 reviews
"beautiful car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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rickbu writes:
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
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4

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Last year of the C3 body style.  Very sexy looking car.

Cons

Not as much power as you'd expect from a Corvette.  

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A Fun To Drive Piece Of Corvette History. — A fun car to drive. Definitely an attention getter when you are out on the road. The car handles very well. It has very responsive steering and braking. Is a little lacking in the horsepower department. The early 80's wasn't know for big horsepower engines. Overall, still a fun car to drive and to own.

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

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ghc3 writes:
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Head turner, simple to own, unique styling, good value.

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Not quick, aging chassis, not real fuel efficient.

ghc3
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Aging Beauty — I've had new and I have had old Vette's... I like the old the best. This one is a keeper it's looks are irresistible, it's condition impeccable. I'm thinking rather replace it with something new, I'm gonna modify and soup up the mechanicals

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

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Rich writes:
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Fun and you get a lot of looks... can make a great 1/4 mile car

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handling is mediocre... It's a classic so be prepared to repair and replace parts.

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If U Like The Look And Don't Mind The Handling Issue Get It!! — Performance after I did somethings (pistons, cam, crank, etc.) was unbelievable. Handling could be better though. Its an 82'... things are gonna start to go. The car appelas to me a lot. It is a matter of preference, but it is a sporty looking car that will get a lot of looks. The cars american so maintenance is simple and cheap if you can't do it yourself. Gas mileage is low but what would u expect from a sports car. This car is very very fun.

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

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Royce writes:
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Everything

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nothing

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Love My Vette — Performance- 383 stroker engine w/ about 400hp, bored 60 over, light weight pistons, comp cam, edelbrock torker intake, edelbrock RPM carb,braided hoses Build Quality-Pretty good, need new t-tops, cuz the old one cracked, right now i have a canvas top custom put on it Appearance-Black with white pin stripe,black and white interior, white leather Cost of Ownership-12,000 for car, 4,000 for engine, about 1500 so far in paint and paint repairs Fun Factor-A young guys dream car

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Jake writes:
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a 'vette is a 'vette, is a 'vette

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lack of a stock standard transmission

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For Someone's First 'vette, It's Definately Worth The Price Of Admission. — aside from the stock automatic transmission (only transmission offered on the model yr) she's perfect, starts every time, looks cooler than spit, very little lag on the trans (albeit it took some tinkering) and 'vettes have only gotten better since.

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

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Dorothy writes:
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It does not show dirt easily, runs really well.  

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You need to be sure and keep leather conditioner on the seats and steering wheel cover.  As it's an earlier model Vette you almost fall into the car to get in and getting out is sometimes a problem, but it's worth the extra effort! :-)

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She's My Beautiful Baby! — I love the glass t-tops, the leather interior, the variety of the colors for the collector's edition. It's one cleek and sexy machine!

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Airflow writes:
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Paint, wheels, looks great

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Not enough power

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It's Great — First year of crossfire injection. Haven't had any problems with it and it gives it good milage. Engine should have more power. This was original two toned blue, but it has been repainted in some other blue colors that makes it alot prettier than the original.

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

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Adam writes:
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Very fun to drive.

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Paying for the super gas is expensive

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Great Classic Sports Car — I've been restoring this for years and it is now red. I'm almost done but it's been a lot of work. It drives great but the engine is pretty loud (I'm not sure if that's good or bad). Overall it is very fun to drive.

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David writes:
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There is no car out there with better body lines than this!

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The engine is alright but really needs more power.

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Greatest Car Ever Designed By Man! — The car needs a lot of updating in the interior, there's a lot of squeaks and rattles. All of them are fixable. I already put in a new sound system in. At some point in the future there will be a better engine and transmission put in. The car is awesome like it is, but no car is ever too good for improvement.

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Tanner writes:
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head turner.  looked good.  torquey

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doggy...not near enough power. way to heavy.

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82 Vette — no..not a stingray...sorry those were over with a decade before the 82's came out. was bone stock except for an ecklers exhaust.

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