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1979 Chevrolet CamaroReview
dcso writes:
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Love At First Sight — I had a 1979 LT Camaro back in the 80's. I drove it for years but then had to sell it and get a truck because I lived in the country. The camaro just wasn't the ideal car for country living. Several years later I saw this one for sale. It was another color then and needed work. I got it, put a few bucks under the hood and drove it back and forth to work for years before I decide to start the restoration process. I am very happy with this car and am thankful for my artistic child that chose the color to paint it and to put the stripes on it. (She commandeered the Camaro)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's a classic car that handles well.  People love to walk up and talk about this car.

Cons: Sometimes things need fixing

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1979 Chevrolet CamaroReview
Mike writes:
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Wouldn't Trade It For The World. — A very purpose built car. Not designed as a grocery getter, it's designed to go fast and look good doing it. My particular example has unbelievable power thanks to a high performance 383 stroker under the hood. Accelerates in an instant. Handling is above average for a car of the time period. Brakes are sufficient. These cars do have some squeaks/rattles/interior noise, but its all part of the charm of a muscle car. Appearance is spot on for a late 70's sports/muscle car. Maintenance costs on a car of this age all have to do with how it was cared for the past 30 years. The gas mileage of a carbureted V8 definitely is no high point. But you get what you expect to get with this type of vehicle. As far as fun factor goes, I have yet to experience anything better. T- tops definitely add to the experience.

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

Pros: Definite head turner, and big displacement American V8 performance

Cons: Drinks gas like water, very "dated" handling feel

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1979 Chevrolet CamaroReview
Michael writes:
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Hardcore — I don't like how the rear end slides to easy, its a real easy car to burn rubber with. theres only two types of people who drive it, car enthusiast and bad azzez. with the 350 4 bolt main its a true American muscle.

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

Pros: never quits till the needle is on E, babe magnet, on demand power.

Cons: it gets to E fairly quick depending on how you drive, its a rattle trap.

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1979 Chevrolet CamaroReview
em9282 writes:
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Favorite Car Of All Time — I bought the car myself at 17 and its been great ever since, acceleration is decently quick with the 4 spd trans. The brake could use an upgrade, when moving at speeds around 65mph it feels like its not gonna stop. Funnest thing ive ever driven, even better than the 2012 camaro in my opinion.

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

Pros: Has pretty decent power feels like more than 190hp, 4 speed manual tran is amazing, I always loved the way the second gen camaros looked, sound great but i have straight pipes on the 350.

Cons: Fuel economy,

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1979 Chevrolet CamaroReview
aaroncurtis1979 writes:
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Love My Ride — I like the year as i was born in 1978 and me and my cousin built this car. It was a barn find and for 400.00 i couldnt go wrong. I have tons of money and time into this car and love making and spending time with my kids working on it and making memories with it

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

Pros: My car is my lifestyle.  Kinda sporty and muscle . I love the looks of my car and wouldnt tradeit for anything

Cons: Gas mileage kinda bites but it my own doing

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1979 Chevrolet CamaroReview
Jeanne writes:
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Camaros' Rock! — The restoration project dragged on forever until it became ridiculous. Then the owner left town and left me with the car. Not being a mechanic or wanting a classic muscle car, I want to find someone who is going to love it and get it running again or at least use it for parts.

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

Pros: Solid construction. When this car runs, it will be fast and beautiful. The paint changes color in the sun. The aerodynamics are superb.

Cons: Not the best car for wet roads. It rides low and hydroplanes even with the sturdy frame and weight of steel construction.

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1979 Chevrolet CamaroReview
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I'm Savin To Buy A Brand New Z-28 — I bought this car because I always wanted a Z-28.the engine has had some "internal" work.I spent some money to keep it together, but its well worth it.I love driving the car,very fun to drive.Love to feel the power behind those back wheels.

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

Pros: power is everything

Cons: none for me

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1979 Chevrolet CamaroReview
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Amazing! — the best car ive ever driven! handles amazing good stering ratio and also has a really good suspension :) mine not so much cause the leaf spring is through the floor lol as i said leafspring through the floor lol other than that build quality is good lol i love the shape of the interior peices and the exterior aswell, although this one is brush painted lol maintenace cost is very little except when it comes down to gas milage 24 mpg loll fun factor? lol tonnes!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great looking car, good performance

Cons: nonee lol

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1979 Chevrolet CamaroReview
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Drag Car — car has run a best of an 11.68 in the 1/4 but it wasn't a full pass took it easy on it for the first pass had an oil leak and I lifted early. have a few issues to fix over the winter and get the new hood mounted then its time for some fun next spring.

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

Pros: its fast

Cons: its hard to get in and out of

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1979 Chevrolet CamaroReview
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Its Gonna Be Great — it runs good ecspecially for a 20 year old motor. handles alright and runs ok but there is a lot of work to be done. motor coming over winter then transmission then suspension and last but not least its time for paint

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

Pros: Its american

Cons: not fast enough

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