1981 Chevrolet Corvette Review

1981 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7 350 C.I. from North America

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.7 350 C.I. Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles
Previous carPontiac GTA


The most admired car that I've ever owned


Purchased the car with 25,000 original miles.

Replaced original exhaust system with a stainless steel one, and added Flowmaster mufflers for better exhaust tone.

General Comments:

Nothing has really gone wrong with my 1981 Corvette, but then again, I haven't driven it very much, only about 1,500 miles per year. It is my toy.

Car has been reliable and it's a blast to drive!

The most fun sports car that I've ever owned. I had a 1987 Pontiac Trans Am GTA 5-speed manual previously, and it just doesn't compare to the Corvette!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2009

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review