it's been awhile since i owned my '78 but i remember it as being a lot tighter and more manageable than my '69 that i just drove yesterday. love the '69 though. when i drove the '69 full time and was used to it, it was a real joy. that new yorker steering wheel with the hand grips and the steering so light. seems i could spin that wheel like a roulette wheel. all in all, beyond description. i don't use drugs but that car is my heroin. the '78, basic full size car.