1996 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 3.8L
Good value-for-money sports car
Check engine light came up, and car started mis-firing at speeds above 80 km/hr. The problem was traced to the spark plug cables, which got short-circuited, and was then replaced.
Car started heating up more than usual. I ignored, and the problem got worse. I finally had to change the water-pump.
From last 20,000 kms:
Vibrations felt above 100 km/hr. My mechanic suggested change in tyres, as they are more than 60K kms old. I have yet to do that, to confirm if it solves the problem.
Apart from the above, it has been only wear & tear parts viz. battery, brake pads etc.
Very good performance. crisp acceleration & can easily beat Mustangs
Head turning looks
Very rugged and tough.
I suffered 2 accidents with virtually no damage to my car
Low maintenance costs. Just fuel up and change oil/filter every 5K kms.
Decent fuel economy (about 9.5 kms/ litre)
Excellent sound system (factory-fitted Delco Bose)
High road noise.. maybe due to low profile of the car. Wind-noise also high beyond 120 km/hr
Some rattling sounds from the dashboard console
Vibrations above 120 km/hr (maybe due to tyres)
High insurance premiums (even for 3rd party insurance)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th June, 2005