1979 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 30 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
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 30 1979 Chevrolet Camaro reviews.

Eddy writes:
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5

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fun to drive

Cons

gas mileage ratio sucked

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Loved It — Big block V8 with dual overhead cams, kick ass muffler system even with the catalytic, rode 5 easily and comfortably, slap stick shifter, hugged the road like there was no tomorrow. Loved this white baby. She's queen of roads! Yeah

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Luc writes:
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4

Pros

the persistent massage from the engine roaring

Cons

low turn control and very very long hood

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It's A Rush And A Plast To Drive — this car is raw power that you feel all over your body, from the minute you turn the key to the feeling of weightlessness you feel when you're taking your car over the threshold of safety at over 270 km h. What a rush.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kristie writes:
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5

Pros

The body style

Cons

the light back end and fuel consumtion

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!979 Silver Camaro — The Camaro Has been part of my family since it was bought off the lot in 1979 by my mother! The car is pretty much all original except now we put a deck in this summer, (The A.M radio just wasn't cutting it LOL ) Hopefully by this summer we want to start the rebuilding of the car (the old lady needs a face lift, as i tell my mother) The car handles very well in the summer time when its nice and dry out, but for having such a light back end you would assume there are a lot of fish tailing in the rain.

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Heather writes:
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5

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Good solid honest car

Cons

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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Danny writes:
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5

Pros

power is everything

Cons

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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5

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great looking car, good performance

Cons

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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Kurt writes:
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5

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i't a one owner car it's only got 23000 Miles on it.

Cons

Nothing I beefed the motor. and put a set of 411 read end in it  stereo Sucks.

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1979 Camaro — I got this car after my High school Graduation. the body style rock's But as for the engine it suck's Only 175 Horse. from the factory. I didn't put a stereo In the thing did after maket stuff. IT sounded good in it's day. but need to put a hole new system in. As for the engine Beefed it up to about 450 Horses. Cromed the Engine out a little. Got rid of the air conditioner

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David writes:
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4

Pros

its fast

Cons

its hard to get in and out of

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Drag Car — car has run a best of an 11.68 in the 1/4 but it wasn't a full pass took it easy on it for the first pass had an oil leak and I lifted early. have a few issues to fix over the winter and get the new hood mounted then its time for some fun next spring.

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

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Cory writes:
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4

Pros

Its american

Cons

not fast enough

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Its Gonna Be Great — it runs good ecspecially for a 20 year old motor. handles alright and runs ok but there is a lot of work to be done. motor coming over winter then transmission then suspension and last but not least its time for paint

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

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Matt writes:
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5

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Everything even mpg is good 19city18hw

Cons

Nothing

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Nice 1979 Camaro — Big Block 454 ..... 1979 camaro rebuit with my dad when i was 5 back in 1980 .. Fun to drive ,allways get look at, fast. Allways a fun car to drive. Its loud and never gets turned down.. this car domanates

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

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Fuel Injected Dream Machine (for The Wife) By CamaroCollector

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I Was A Long 3 Year Build By Thomas

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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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Love hearing the 302 engine run and shifting the 4 speed tranny.Also the hugger orange with white stripes is great looking.Have a lot of fun bringing a old car back onto the road again.Enjoy the stori... Read More

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Rs Dream By Mike

This car has had a total frame up restoration, new quarters,, trunk, rear suspension and added the C5R 427 with just a little spray on top....VERY fast, this thing should be real fun with slicks!! S... Read More

Patty By Harley

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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Camaro By 4053bronx

A rare car .A real conversation car take it to all the local shows. Meet a lot of great people and see great cars at all these shows year round . Very reliable car and easy to maintain at any local ... Read More

Baby By Marie

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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