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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Displaying 21 - 29 of 29 1979 Chevrolet Camaro reviews.

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.

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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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Patrick writes:
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5

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it's true american muscle

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6 cylinder loves petrol lol

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250 Camaro — this is one of my favorite cars its currently being restored and is powered by a 250ci s6. its a great drive and is sure to stick you to your seat every time it takes off. this year mode was one of the first to incorporate aerodynamics with muscle cars and introduced chevy to the in-line 6 cylinders.

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David writes:
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5

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fun to drive, i love to hear the engine. i can work on it without the help of any computers

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it draws attention from pedestrians and police. definet fixer upper

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_2_@_2_@ — i love all of the possibility's my small block chevy has.patrs are cheap. it can easily throw your head back in the seat with the edelbrock high rise manifold and car. peeling out has never been easier.And with 12 inch subs and a 750 watt amp you can blow out your ear drums with style. one thing that i really need to improve though.... the horn sounds so small like a moped :(

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Mark writes:
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5

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American muscle, 350, 4 speed

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Starting to rust on rear quarters

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All Original, Less Than 80,000 Miles, 350, 4 Speed, Posi, Dual Exhaust. Life Is Good — Well, what can I say. My car is all original, minus the headers my dad installed in 1980, lol. She's got a 350, 4 speed, posi, and duals. Sounds gorgeous, performs well. Very solid, just starting to develope rust along the rear quarters. Also the interior is faded and the headliner is falling. She needs a restoration. She's been in my family since 1980, my mom bought it from the original owner. The car lived most of its life in the back corner of a dirt floored pole shed with a car cover on her, surrounded by farm equiptment. Only recently have we pulled her out. before registering it in '02, she still had '91 tabs on her custom license plates. After a detailed washing and waxing, the original paint still gleamed, minus the rust I mentioned earlier. A good tune up and carbeurator rebuild and she's road worthy now, recieving roughly 300 miles during the summer, then retiring to the back of our concrete floored shed for winter.

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Jacob writes:
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5

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sounds good looks ok

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dent in passanger door

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Black, 305 High Output, Dual Exhaust — looks good but sounds better rides good needs a little work handles ok gas mileage about 15mph black with dual exhaust out the back no restrictions has a high out put 305 for the engine and a c4 automatic 3 spd transmission getting 7 inch wide rims for the front and 10 inch wide rims for back soon

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Jay writes:
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5

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Its Fast

Cons

some sratches on the taillights

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This Car Is A Beast!!!!!!!!! — This is my High School car. Me and my Father are building it. It's got a small block chevy in it, with a racing trans. The color is a gunmetal metallic with 5 star Cragar wheels. 15s. Also it has an Eldebrock exhaust sytem underneath it.

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Wayne writes:
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3

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Its in pretty decent shape, theres no major rust anywere, and its already set up for a standard wich would make the conversion back to standard easy

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im having transmission problems, blown rear shock, and no tech passable battery mount, and no decent tires

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This Is My Camaro And It Is In The Middle Of Being Restored — This is my 1979 camaro Z28, it has a 305 ci sbc, and about 300 hp and foot pounds of torque, it has some cragar ss rims (not on yet, i need som bfg rubber for them), and it has a th350. Im hoping to put a 327 and a 4 speed saginaw in it when i have the money

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Tommy writes:
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4

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Fun to drive

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light rear end

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Fun!!! — This is a fun car to drive, the 305 puts out about 240 hosepower unless you make it extremly fast!!!

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franks350 writes:
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My Baby — Since I was a kid,when that 79 Z28 rolled around my neighborhood I always said that was the car I will get! Muscle car? Maybe not true muscle but alot of potential to be! Just the body shape and design..........just look at one from the front at a nice low bend(excellent). I have a Z28 with a mild built engine,compcams 280,performer manifold,holley 600,true duel exhaust,2200 rpm converter on t-350. It has plenty of street power and a real head turner! Been off road because of strict emission law,but now that its exempt gotta get back out there! Had many people stop at house wanting to buy,almost sold last summer but my son (10) would not let me as of my own heart! Keep them as all classic muscle cars on the road! Its up to people like us to keep them around for many more years! Buy them....Enjoy them.......Save them from the compactor!

Owner for 18 years, 0 months

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Great Sports Car For The Money By bluboy10

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

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