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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Melissa writes:
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5

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American classic

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nothing

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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.)

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Nate writes:
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4

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It's just a beautiful car inside and out

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Harder to find replacement parts

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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

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Patrick writes:
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5

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it's true american muscle

Cons

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

Cons

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

Cons

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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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

I Was A Long 3 Year Build By Thomas

It took a very long time to finish it a little over 3 years. A car like this, are never done any ways. It has a 355 with candfield heads and has about 400hp, 12 bolt 3.73 and a 700r trans with a 3000 ... Read More

True Classic By Truebull

Just a fun car to own, complete frame off will help this car survive another 40 years or more. Driving it you get more looks from others than $100,000.00 imports. making Improvements to the original... Read More

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Best I Could Ever Amagine For A 16 Year Old In Love With Hotrods And Building Them By Chris

i think everyone should drive one sometime in there life there a great looking and sporty car from the days of when real cars was made timeless clasics are the driving experiance.. ive always done all... Read More

This Is A Great Car , Good Buy , Hate To See It Go. By Kelly

This is a fun car to drive , i feel safe driving this car as everyone notices it right away. Its fast, and loud, the only thing i can say bad is it cost money to drive this premium gas car. Read More

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Looks Fast Even When Parked By llowesalem

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

Awesome By DEALMAKER8869

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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