1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo User Reviews

1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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ruch writes:
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4

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One of the best looking cars ever! Absolutly a head turner, they don't desigh cars like this anymore. The ride feels like your driving a sofa down the road. On a long trip you arrive without"road fatigue".

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Harder to find parts...Not very goiod gas milage...People wanting to buy this car from you to make it into a "lowrider" (like the "Training Day" movie.

ruch
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A True Classic — Mostly is the classic styling and individuality that the car exudes. A secondary point is the extremly comfortable ride, whether you're driving it, or a passenger. The size of the car is also impressive, as the styling makes it look larger than it actually is. They just don't design cars like this anymore.

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Alex writes:
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fairly inexpensive to restore, can do pretty much anything to the engine and drivetrain since it doesn't have any of today's fancy computers

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not really anything, I mean this car is a blast to drive and gets a lot of stares as I roll into the grocery store or gas station

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'79 Monte Carlo — Well first off I'm only 16 so I basically use it to run to school, work, some car shows, and wherever else I need to go. Right now it has a small block chevy 350 with a rochester 4-barrel quadrajet carb and a superstock cam in it, otherwise its basically stock. Overall it runs great, sounds excellent with the true-dual exhaust and dual glasspacks, and is pretty reliable for an older car. It is a two tone car with black up top and silver below with an arcticat green flame lick separating the two. I do have some pictures but only from when my uncle Dean and I did the painting but hopefully I will get some more. I got it when I was 14 for $800. I have been working with Dean at my grandpa's repair shop, Dan's Repair, since I was 11 so I had a nice chunk of money in the bank. Across the cost of paint, rebuilding the engine, regular restoration parts, and aftermarket interior panels I've only spent about $5,400. Engiine runs great, puts out about 370 horsepower and 390 ft. lbs. of torque and will still get about 20-24 mpg.

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

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Josh writes:
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5

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Classic Style

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Gas Mileage

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The One That Got Away... — This car rode like a dream - just floated on the pavement! Learned a lot about working on cars with this one - they don't make 'em like that anymore! She had a 267 cu. in. "baby" V8 and I wished I still had it today! Restored it after a wreck and won an award at a car show.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brittany Lyn writes:
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It is a great show car

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it stalls when she first gets started only because she needs some work done on the carborator

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Does What It Needs To — This is my show car so it doesn't go out other than for shows The acceleration, braking, and handling are all decent for the age of the car The interior is in the process of being redone and the exterior looks great for it's age The gas is decent since again it doesn't go out all that much

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

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David writes:
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No rust on the car, the body is in great shape for a 79.

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Needs some interior trim. with gas prices does not make for a good day to day car

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Great Car — 305 engine with a 4 barrel carburetor, i upgraded the trans from a 200 to a 350turbo. It is a 2 tone blue. 190,000 miles. This car is in the process of being restored, the engine will be taken out and redone, and the interior will be redone. The car might end up black after all is said and done.

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Stacey writes:
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They are fun to drive, easy to modify for power, and with the later SS models selling so well ther are suspension kits to improve handling.

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They can become an obsession.

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You Can Never Have Enough Of Them. — Love these cars this Is my 5th one, Ive had one with a moonroof, and three hard tops and this one with the t-tops. I personally feel that these are the best looking Monte Carlos ever built, cant understand why G.M. only produced them for three years. The short production run does mean less available parts, so you have to learn what interchanges with other G.M. models.

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Jonathan writes:
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Beautiful looks and fun to drive.

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Under powered and difficult finding new parts

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Great Looking Classic — While built during a depressing time for automobile, this can is amazing. The original 140 hp 305 CID V8 is well underpowered. Even so, it is a fun car to drive being under 3100 pounds. This is one of the best looking cars of the time. Long swooping lines give this car a larger appearance than it really is. There is great style on all corners of the car. This car has been commonly used for low-riders so finding a solid Monte Carlo can be difficult. To add, finding replacement parts can get expensive if you can find them. The counter is you can pick up on of these fairly cheap.

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

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John writes:
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For me personally,there will be no other.

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There is no reason to avoid it,but i'm biased.

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Wish I Still Had It And Hope To Rebuild Her Someday,just A Little More Updated. — She was my first,and best looking of any car i've owned.Handled like it was on rails and enough power to keep anyone pinned to the back of their seat.It had a decent ground effects package and was painted a metallic light brown with matching rims.Limo tint damn near on all windows,tinted headlight covers with heartbeat lines done in white pinstripping and the same across the rear window. The lines had only one beat showing cause she would stop your heart for a moment when she rolled by.

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

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Jeremiah writes:
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great ride handles well

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mine wasnt the best in terms of the body.

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My 79 Monte — loved the car was best i ever had and would buy another in blink of an eye. wasnt best looking when i got it but a few dollars later it was decent lookin peformance was great had a chevy smallblock 350 i had probs with the alternator and battery but i was pulling almost 4000 watts with my stereo system car handled great and was and is still my dream car.

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Incredibly smooth ride, power everything

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Automatic transmission shift shock

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Solid As A Rock — Beautiful exterior, spotless interior, great ride, lots of power, I'd recommend this car to anyone

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1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Nice To Drive And It Turns Heads But Won't Pass A Gas Pump W/o Stopping. By blabonte

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Labor Of Love By RemoWilliams

It took me and a friend 20 days a month for 7 months to do a mild frame on resto. Very rare and may be the last SS ever built, according to a letter from Gm and the vin number. Read More

Very Good Looking Smooth Running Ride. By MONTI71

Got a great deal on this, Cant wait for warmer weather to get this out and about. Need a headliner, and was possibly going to try to install myself. could use some advice there. Any words of encourage... Read More

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1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Her Name Is Sadie By cruz1972

This is not your typical looking vintage Monte ,Engine ,Interior,Sound System tweeked but not over tweeked. Definitly an eye catcher what i like most about it is it is no weekend car i can start it up... Read More

Its Still A Head Turner! By Melbow14n

The Bench front seat...would be awesome with buckets instead. Like I said this isnt a very accurate review because my Monte Carlo has Hydraulics! So Im sure it would ride much better if it didnt have ... Read More

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Cool Car, In Any Color. By Norm

Bought this from a buddy who worked at the Marina with me. It never gave me trouble, handled great, I even towed my race car with it. I drove it into the ground and sold it for parts. No regrets. GM c... Read More

73-77 A-bodies Are The Bomb By 73454monte

my first car was a 1975 monte in 1984. i have been hooked ever since. the body lines and the way it handles,makes this an awsome car.this is my first big block and would not trade it for anything Read More

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1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Not The Best By Gm And The Chevy's Average Cruisers By 74MC

Love the look of the car bodystyles,it's big and durable can take a beating,it's a good cruiser or family car,fun to drive,but are known for being cold blooded and not dependable at times,but it gets ... Read More

Sexy Looking Classic Car But Not The Best By MONTEMAN74

Big, strong,safe classic chevy for a my mother to drive,but not the best GM built chevy there reliable and run perfect when new but become a pain to keep running known for being cold blooded,always ha... Read More

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