1979 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 25 1979 Chevrolet Corvette reviews.

pontiacrandy writes:
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

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

Cons

None

pontiacrandy
35

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.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Corvette
Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?
CarGurus has 10,755 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $4,497.
ZIP:
cbenjr118 writes:
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
3

Pros

Great looks

Cons

35 years old

cbenjr118
35

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 The technology is just out of date.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.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
inex01 writes:
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
Appearance:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Performance:
Price:
Power:
Quality:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

FAST

Cons

EATS GAS

inex01
85

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Anthony writes:
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Lots of fun.

Cons

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

35

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.)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
cbenjr118 writes:
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
Battery Life:
Brakes:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Interior Noise:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

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

Cons

Power locks need work. Not a Z06.

cbenjr118
35

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.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
rockets57 writes:
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

Good looking car second nicest of C-3s

Cons

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

rockets57
135

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.)

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

Pros

Everything

Cons

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

45

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Kyle writes:
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

SEXY!  FAST!  A REAL HEAD TURNER!

Cons

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

85

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!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Jack writes:
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

classic muscle

Cons

old and fragile

45

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.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
yanks1 writes:
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

sheer power & a great looks to boot

Cons

as Vettes age, repair bills will start piling up..

yanks1
35

Classic Look And Sex Appeal — Great crusier and love the shark body and raw power and torque of the base 350. Just sold in Oct-2010 and will use funds to put towards newer retro Mustang GT Convertible hopefully after winter. Owner for 13 years but was time to move on

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 25 1979 Chevrolet Corvette reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

All Muscle And So Much Fun To Drive! By ltippit

It's hard to say anything bad about this car! My first sports car could not have been a better fit! I have a need for speed and this was the perfect car for me! Things I love - heads up display, hi... Read More

Awesome By royal123

A true winner! Latest version of corvette brings back some of the traditional design elements of earlier models. Car is very responsive in all areas. The interior is a major step up from older mode... Read More

Read all 5 2014 Chevrolet Corvette reviews

2013 Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

Best Car! By Denny

I love the ride, looks and handling! With the top down in the evenings, there is nothing like it! This is the perfect car for the Carolina's, drive year round! This is my 7th Corvette, but the first c... Read More

Great Car By denries

Love this car. This is my 7th Corvette since 1966 but my first convertible. I love driving this car. With the top down, it is a dream come true! Best Corvette I have ever owned. Love the body style an... Read More

Read all 8 2013 Chevrolet Corvette reviews

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

I Am Extremely Impressed With The Car. By wilscaal

If looking for a performance car that is also a great daily driver, you can't beat this car. For a car with 430HP the mileage of 19-24MPG is excellent. Outstanding cargo capacity with the hatch rea... Read More

2012 Corvette Gs Coupe By scole665

I dreamed about having a Corvette my whole life. I came from somewhat meager beginnings and it finally happened a few years ago. It was like dream. I almost cried upon delivery. It a gorgeous car that... Read More

Read all 6 2012 Chevrolet Corvette reviews

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

Best Non Aspirated Corvette By TooFast

What can I say, I really cannot say enough. This Z06/Z07 is equipped the same as the Carbon Edition with subtle differences in paint scheme and interior trim, however from a performance perspective th... Read More

Only Drivin To Car Shows By tashkentzoo

This is an outstanding example of a Grand Sport. The color which is Supersonic Blue draws your attention. In fact, I've been told it's one of the most attractive colors of that model year. I get a lot... Read More

Read all 9 2011 Chevrolet Corvette reviews

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

Best Vette Yet By MB119

I waited for years for Chevrolet to produce a C6 wide body convertible. The 2010 Grand Sport was the first C6 offering. The look of this car leaves no question as to what it is......Corvette. A pe... Read More

Loved It By vettedude69

This car is a legend. The best bang you can get for your buck. This is the kind of car the kids give you thumbs up when you pass them. Kind of car you hear coming from down the street. Read More

Read all 18 2010 Chevrolet Corvette reviews

People researching a 1979 Chevrolet Corvette contacted a dealer about

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, Color Black/Blue/silver  5 coats of clear  gm color Midnight mist, exterior
Chevrolet Corvette
49% of the time
Ford Mustang
5% of the time
Dodge Challenger
4% of the time
Corvette
Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?
CarGurus has 10,755 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $4,497.
ZIP: