1979 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 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:4.9 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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

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Kyle writes:
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SEXY!  FAST!  A REAL HEAD TURNER!

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Hot, rickety, gas sucking, and the seats will kill you after an hour.

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My 79 L-82 Stingray Corvette — She is a SEXY car! Fast, beautiful, dangerouse and lets face it... squeaky! GM had some problems with this generation of corvette. They were building 50,000 a year out of a factory never intended to build more than 10,000 a year. So things were missed! Lots of loose trim and rattles and I don't think the clock worked since the day the car was built. But lets not forget what counts! She's fast. Really fast! And I'm going to make her FASTER! My corvete is the L-82 High preformance model! And she just happends to be the fastes north american car made that year! She runs flat 15 in the 1/4. But that just to start. With the ZZ383 and TKO600 going in to her (not to mention 195 series Firstone tires) I'm aiming to run to some solid 11s. This is my race car. She sucks gas and goes fast! And that's what counts!

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Jack writes:
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classic muscle

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old and fragile

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79 Vette — This car looks good and is fun to drive. I have done extensive work to restore this car and still needs interior trim work. It is still a Corvette, the only genuine American sports car. It will only go up in value.

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

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Robert writes:
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it looks pretty superb

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all the stuff thats broken in it

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Holy Sweetness — I love this car! Technically it's my dad's car, but he said I can drive it on dates. It's not the 'Vette in the photo, but it looks pretty similar to it. We need to fix it up a bit and make it run better. it gets about 10 to 15 miles per gallon

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Joel writes:
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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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cbenjr118 writes:
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3

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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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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.

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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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pontiacrandy writes:
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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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rockets57 writes:
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4

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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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Dave1979Vette writes:
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Great Style and performance.   American made...

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32 years old requires new parts

Dave1979Vette
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Little Red Corvette — My dream car. Summer is too short in Buffalo to enjoy but still have at least 7 months of fun. Ever since high school in the 70’s, I have loved Corvettes. My favorite years are 1963-1969, followed by the 70’s and early 80’s. My favorite colors are red, black and admiral blue. I finally found this corvette at a reasonable price in July 2011, and have been enjoying my dream car. My son has also fallen in love with corvettes, so he will be passed this car.

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

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Kendell writes:
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comfortable, fast, and a real good eye catcher, and very reliable

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wouldn't avoid this car for nothing

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All I Got To Say Is Its My Baby And I Wouldn't Sell It For A Million Dollars — I absolutely love my car its a 1979 corvette l-82 dark green all original with the rare 4 speed transmission. i take the car out for a cruise about once a month and it is all of the parades in my hometown. its the most reliable vehicle i have out of six and there all 1995 and newer. but like i said its fun to drive, reliable, and its my baby.

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

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