1979 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 29 reviews

  • 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
"sound" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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Danny writes:
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power is everything

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none for me

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I'm Savin To Buy A Brand New Z-28 — I bought this car because I always wanted a Z-28.the engine has had some "internal" work.I spent some money to keep it together, but its well worth it.I love driving the car,very fun to drive.Love to feel the power behind those back wheels.

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

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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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Scott writes:
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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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Heather writes:
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Good solid honest car

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waiting for transmission change

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Loving My Hubbys Car — My husband bought this when he was 17..he is 35 now..it was his first real car purchase..he started off with an envoy epic..but that is another story..anyway has had this car all these years..it has a 350 4 bolt main..posi..373 gearing...right now it has a automatic but hubby is gong to put it back to standard 4 speed..we used it as our wedding car..it sits so low to the ground and seems to just float..but man can he get some g- forces going!! After the trans change hope to get paint done on it..right now it is called deepest cardinal but hope to go for something a little more customized..

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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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Michael writes:
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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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Mike writes:
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great looking car, good performance

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nonee lol

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Amazing! — the best car ive ever driven! handles amazing good stering ratio and also has a really good suspension :) mine not so much cause the leaf spring is through the floor lol as i said leafspring through the floor lol other than that build quality is good lol i love the shape of the interior peices and the exterior aswell, although this one is brush painted lol maintenace cost is very little except when it comes down to gas milage 24 mpg loll fun factor? lol tonnes!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Great Sports Car For The Money By bluboy10

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