1979 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 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: 4.4 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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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

Cons

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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yanks1 writes:
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4

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sheer power & a great looks to boot

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

yanks1
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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.)

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Rachel writes:
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therapy!

Cons

Gas mileage!

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Will Own A Vette All My Life! — This car is way sexy! he's fun fun fun to drive!! Gas mileage sucks, but better than it was! Handles really quick and great at quarter mile! He's built Chevy strong, just wish the tops didn't leak!! Maintenence is normal as most cars!

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

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Dave1979Vette writes:
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4

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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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Clint writes:
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Its a corvette!!!

Cons

Its not the most powerful corvette

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79 Vette — Its a vette man even the old ones handle sweet. I wish it had more power but its decent and it coners well. Its a classic lookin ride thats still fun to drive

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Calli writes:
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The looks, the speed the pretty much everything

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The $180 per tank to fill; its a fuel guzzler and has terrible millage

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Tis My Baby The Only Chevy Ill Drive — haha what can I say she is an L-82 with bored out tr-94s under the hood so ya its fast enough to romp the most cars

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Keith writes:
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It's a Vette!

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If you love the Blue Oval

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I Want To Go Disco Every Time I Get Behind The Wheel!! — Love the look. Later C3 but has L82 option and 4-speed. I love the look with the Pace Car spoiler package. Rare factory order A/C delete, manual crank windows and close-ratio trans Vette. I'll never get rich from this car but I still love her!

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

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Joshua writes:
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5

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Ride Quality, Looks of the Vehicle

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Brakes... bleeder screws break easy...

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Black Vette — This car is quite awesome, though the low geared V8 leaves something to be desired, its a nice drive and has the go when you need to. Black ext., black int., and chrome trim...very nice color scheme. I personally like how the speedometer can't keep up with the acceleration.

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