1979 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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  • 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:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Frederick writes:
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4

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Looks and style.

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Values do not appreciate in time. Trust me; I've owned it for 17 years.

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Unique. — My '79 L-82 4 speed rides OK, accelerates OK (but my family sedan Sonata 2.0 Turbo would probably take it), and is plausibly reliable for an old vehicle, but it does not appreciate in value, emits a lot of heat through the firewall from the motor, and requires a lot of TLC (things break). With that said, I cannot imagine another car staring back at me from inside the garage; it’s just a really fine looking, cool, bad-ass garage embellishment.

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

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mikeholeton writes:
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Its a collector

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hard to get in and out of.

mikeholeton
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Amazed/thrilled — I like the look, I like the power under the hood, I like how good it feels when i get to tell people i own my own 79 corvette! I love catching people checking out the car and seeing the impressed looks i get when i say its mine lol. The only down fall is getting in an out. Currently the interior is out. I bought the car with the intentions of putting money in it slowly over the years with my son. My son is 3 i have plenty of time I dont need to sale. I priced high intentionally. Im just playing with the idea. If a 67 camaro comes along by by vette lol. I would much rather have a 67 camaro or firebird but I have a corvette so i cant complain. Was that enough letters for the review?

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mikeholeton writes:
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its a corvette

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comfortable ride for a small person. not so much for anyone over 6 ft or 220lbs

mikeholeton
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Poor/rich Mans Car. — i Love its style, power, the connection it has with the road. I could go on for awhile so to sum it up Ill say Its flat out F- ing awesome! Looking out the window at such a bad az machine knowing its mine still blows me away. Oh and telling people i own a 79 corvette makes me smile. To bad I dont feel the same way about getting in an out of it.

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Low miles(47k) -L-82 4sp - Black with Red Leather Upholstery

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None

pontiacrandy
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I Have Owned It For 30 Years — When I graduated High School in 1979 I saw this car new and swore someday I would Own it. Four years I got one and have never regretted it. Other than spinning a rod bearing racing a 74 Charger it has never let me down. It's a True Survivor Car

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

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cbenjr118 writes:
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Great looks

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35 years old

cbenjr118
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Sharp But Old School — This was a nice car, I had a 76 just like it but that was a 4 speed. I would have liked it more if it was a 4 speed. After 35 years the rubber and plastic starts to degrade. Won't own another old catlike this. They are treat show cars but not as daily drivers. The technology is just out of date. I got a lot of great comments on it as it was in very good condition. Ended up taking a loss dollar wise but learned that I am not mechanical enough to own this old of a car.

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

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inex01 writes:
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FAST

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EATS GAS

inex01
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Old Corvette — I just completed a full restoration on this car and did not re-build to be a show car or to keep stock, I built the 350 up to 400 plus HP. This car has a 4 speed and is really setup for 1/4 mile racing, but it is very street able if you can afford to drive much at 11 MPG ! just a toy

Owner for 3 years, 2 months

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

Miles Driven per Year:2,000

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Anthony writes:
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Lots of fun.

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Poor build quality out of the factory, T-tops can easily leak.

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3 Out Of 5 Stars... Until I Fully Repair, And Restore It. — Altough built in the 70's. I can't seem to dislike the car in any way. It's not the fastest ,or coolest car out there, but it has great personality. I don't care that it had poor build quality out of the factory 30 years ago or had 225 hp out of a 350 engine. Every time I get into the car, no matter how many times I drive it. It still puts a smile on my face.

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

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cbenjr118 writes:
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Looks sharp, lots of people comment on how nice it is. Handles great.

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Power locks need work. Not a Z06.

cbenjr118
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Looks Great For 35 Years Old. — Runs and drive great, just want newer Vette with Z06 power. This is Corvette number 6 for me. Just love them and working on them making them as perfect as I can. Getting old, just want my last one a stick with lots of power.

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

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rockets57 writes:
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Good looking car second nicest of C-3s

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Bad year for a Hi-Po car gas was hard to get so they made cars that tried to burn less

rockets57
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Great Starter Car For Someone — Really like the car and it's looks wish that was a better year for muscle cars !!! Since it's historic you can pull the engine and re-billed or put a nice create motor in then it will be a very nice ride

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

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Everything

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the way it likes to chug gas, to bad its not a 454 and manual trans

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In A One-line Summary..... Well Its A Corvette What Else Needs To Be Said. — Built in the mighty USofA then was 1 of 200 shipped to Canada then brought back where its goin to stay....with me forever. T-tops, L-82 V8...(well kinda lol), oyster interior. next were gettin headers and sidepipes, MSD ignition system, maybe a 4speed auto trans, redo the interior (same color), hopefully a functioning cowl hood, and PAINT and a lil body work.

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