1979 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

  • Review your car

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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

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

User Reviews

Displaying 11 - 20 of 29 1979 Chevrolet Camaro reviews.

David writes:
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

its fast

Cons

its hard to get in and out of

25

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.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Cory writes:
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Its american

Cons

not fast enough

75

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.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
James writes:
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

sexy, sporty,

Cons

none

25

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.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Matt writes:
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Everything even mpg is good 19city18hw

Cons

Nothing

35

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.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Melissa writes:
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

American classic

Cons

nothing

25

Last Of True Breed — It was fun to drive, turned heads, and for being stock she was fast with just a few modifications. It didn't cost much to keep her running compared to computer cars of today. She was my baby and everyone knew her when we hit the road.

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Andrew writes:
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

boils the tires

Cons

don't pass that gas station

35

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.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Nate writes:
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

It's just a beautiful car inside and out

Cons

Harder to find replacement parts

25

Its A Great American Car — Great car if your into old cars like this one. Runs well with no major problems. The car has a great feel and is so much fun to drive. This car also gets a lot of compliments and plenty of awe-struck stares.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Eddy writes:
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

fun to drive

Cons

gas mileage ratio sucked

25

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Luc writes:
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

the persistent massage from the engine roaring

Cons

low turn control and very very long hood

25

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Kristie writes:
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

The body style

Cons

the light back end and fuel consumtion

35

!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.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 11 - 20 of 29 1979 Chevrolet Camaro reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Great To Drive! By Kenappel

I really enjoy the styling and performance. However, I hope that they can work to fuel efficiency going forward. However, our overall impression of the Camaro is very positive. We go on more road t... Read More

Love It!! By JanesCarAddiction

This is my second camaro. I really love that it fits me and all my friends, and family. I was really worried that the car would be to manly for a girl but its not. Lots of people ask me about my car a... Read More

Read all 3 2014 Chevrolet Camaro reviews

2013 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

A Hot Looking Retro Camaro That Turns The Ladies Eyes By jvanzeeland

I LOVE IT. When the new body came out in 2010, I have been waiting for the time that I could put it in my garage. I cant seem to wipe the grin off my face every time I get in it. I feel like I sitt... Read More

Best Ever By gogator

nothing at this time but i can say that with all the new comforts in this car they have really improved the Camaro. I will have this car the rest of my life and will enjoy many years of reliability. S... Read More

Read all 10 2013 Chevrolet Camaro reviews

2012 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Dream Car By belcher0807

This car is everything I hoped it would be and more. It has better power than my 90's Z28 but still gets 30 MPG. The front seats are very comfortable. The rear seats are a little small but that's w... Read More

Good Summer Car, By topfuel336

Car handles good, great acceleration, not the greatest on gas in city driving, long distance is fairly decent for a V6. Back seats are not the best for passengers for a long distance drive. The car do... Read More

Read all 15 2012 Chevrolet Camaro reviews

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Classy Looks, Great T Weekend Car By toolman91

Overall the car is nice. It's gets mpg on the hwy for 400hp. It's difficult to park in smaller parking spaces, limited visibility & large front fenders make it a challenge. I would buy one again only ... Read More

Perfection By 12sell12

Can't really think of anything bad to say about this car. Looks great, handles great and can really put you back in your seat. Do yourself a favor, and get behind the wheel of one of these V-8 power p... Read More

Read all 27 2011 Chevrolet Camaro reviews

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Street Hotrod By gmcdenali

Extraordinary acceleration with either engine, capable handling, excellent value, head-turning looks, unique interior design, good fuel economy. Compromised visibility, a few ergonomic gaffes, margina... Read More

My Dream Car By Redneval67

I absolutely love this car! The styling, power, and handling is a car enthusiasts dream. American muscle is what it's all about. If you love the 1960's muscle car look mixed with today's technology, t... Read More

Read all 143 2010 Chevrolet Camaro reviews

People researching a 1979 Chevrolet Camaro contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1979 Chevrolet Camaro, exterior
Chevrolet Camaro
37% of the time
Ford Mustang
12% of the time
Chevrolet Corvette
5% of the time
Dodge Charger
4% of the time
Camaro
Looking for a Used Camaro in your area?
CarGurus has 28,177 nationwide Camaro listings starting at $1,795.
ZIP: