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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"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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Displaying 1 - 10 of 14 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo reviews.

Brittany Lyn writes:
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4

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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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ruch writes:
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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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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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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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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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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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Robert writes:
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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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ckobbs writes:
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The size was perfect.

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None that I would admit

ckobbs
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I Loved It When I Had It As A Teenager. — My first car. It was great. I put Cragar rims with deep dish on the back. Only problem was the rims didn't fit due to the drum brake weight so the back end shaked violently over 65mph. It had a 287 V-8. It always started and was a warrior on road trips. It was a Landau Maroon with Maroon interior. Bench front seat.

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Great Car! By Lisa

Performance is amazing, even with a V6 engine and 180HP this machine really has a great pick up. 0-80 in a matter of seconds. It's a fun drive with a great design, really gets you noticed on the road... Read More

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Average But Respectful Car To Have In You Driveway By cholo33

This car has never failed me once, little things here and there but nothing mechanically wrong. It has some style to it but lacks the power off the supercharged SS. It does however have a lot of the s... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

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