1979 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 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: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 11 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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dcso writes:
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5

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It's a classic car that handles well.  People love to walk up and talk about this car.

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Sometimes things need fixing

dcso
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Love At First Sight — I had a 1979 LT Camaro back in the 80's. I drove it for years but then had to sell it and get a truck because I lived in the country. The camaro just wasn't the ideal car for country living. Several years later I saw this one for sale. It was another color then and needed work. I got it, put a few bucks under the hood and drove it back and forth to work for years before I decide to start the restoration process. I am very happy with this car and am thankful for my artistic child that chose the color to paint it and to put the stripes on it. (She commandeered the Camaro)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
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Definite head turner, and big displacement American V8 performance

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Drinks gas like water, very "dated" handling feel

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Wouldn't Trade It For The World. — A very purpose built car. Not designed as a grocery getter, it's designed to go fast and look good doing it. My particular example has unbelievable power thanks to a high performance 383 stroker under the hood. Accelerates in an instant. Handling is above average for a car of the time period. Brakes are sufficient. These cars do have some squeaks/rattles/interior noise, but its all part of the charm of a muscle car. Appearance is spot on for a late 70's sports/muscle car. Maintenance costs on a car of this age all have to do with how it was cared for the past 30 years. The gas mileage of a carbureted V8 definitely is no high point. But you get what you expect to get with this type of vehicle. As far as fun factor goes, I have yet to experience anything better. T- tops definitely add to the experience.

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

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Michael writes:
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4

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never quits till the needle is on E, babe magnet, on demand power.

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it gets to E fairly quick depending on how you drive, its a rattle trap.

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Hardcore — I don't like how the rear end slides to easy, its a real easy car to burn rubber with. theres only two types of people who drive it, car enthusiast and bad azzez. with the 350 4 bolt main its a true American muscle.

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

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em9282 writes:
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Has pretty decent power feels like more than 190hp, 4 speed manual tran is amazing, I always loved the way the second gen camaros looked, sound great but i have straight pipes on the 350.

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Fuel economy,

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Favorite Car Of All Time — I bought the car myself at 17 and its been great ever since, acceleration is decently quick with the 4 spd trans. The brake could use an upgrade, when moving at speeds around 65mph it feels like its not gonna stop. Funnest thing ive ever driven, even better than the 2012 camaro in my opinion.

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

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aaroncurtis1979 writes:
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My car is my lifestyle.  Kinda sporty and muscle . I love the looks of my car and wouldnt tradeit for anything

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Gas mileage kinda bites but it my own doing

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Love My Ride — I like the year as i was born in 1978 and me and my cousin built this car. It was a barn find and for 400.00 i couldnt go wrong. I have tons of money and time into this car and love making and spending time with my kids working on it and making memories with it

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

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Jeanne writes:
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Solid construction. When this car runs, it will be fast and beautiful. The paint changes color in the sun. The aerodynamics are superb.

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Not the best car for wet roads. It rides low and hydroplanes even with the sturdy frame and weight of steel construction.

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Camaros' Rock! — The restoration project dragged on forever until it became ridiculous. Then the owner left town and left me with the car. Not being a mechanic or wanting a classic muscle car, I want to find someone who is going to love it and get it running again or at least use it for parts.

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

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Cris writes:
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Look at it.

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Fuel. No rear leg room

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Wow — What a car. I had a standard 350 with a 3 speed. What a lovely car. Try to find one now. Leather interior. 350 V8. What a car. Spares are easy to get too. RWD and felt like it had a huge amount of power.

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the low end power

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blind spots

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1979 Camaro — the 1979 camaro has more to offer then its looks. the sleek body lines gives it the ability to be a beautiful car. performance wise it wasnt the best out of the factory but with simple modifications and very little money the car can be fast.

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

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sexy, sporty,

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If You Can Afford One, Get One! — Best year camaro ever made. Suspension was great stock and still is. Performance suffered due to the oil crisis in the late 70s, but the motors respond very well to performance parts. I love mine, and I will never sell it.

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

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boils the tires

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don't pass that gas station

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Fast!!! — 454 tunnel ram, cragar ss's, to loud to get the women though, about 5 mpg, eats little ricers, cost of ownership alot, always needs rear tires, hard to see around the tunnel ram in town, makes the cops follow me.

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

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I went thru an ugly divorce and lost all interest in finishing it. It only needs fiberglass front end bolted together, seats and a Ford to Chevy driveshaft to complete. I have over $7000 of brand new ... Read More

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I love my car more than life its self. Takes a ton of money in up keep but its worth it in the end. i can dump the clutch and roast the tires off any time any place. there is nothing better than drivi... Read More

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She runs like she looks I love my car. I have done a few modifications so she handles alot better than stock set up. A few upgrades to the engine and she is faster than the day she was born. Read More

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