1982 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 355 small block from North America


I love this car to death


I blew up the original v-8 305. The oil pump went bad and I wiped out the cam.

General Comments:

I am 17 years old and own a 1982 Berlinetta Camaro. It has an original 73,000 miles on the body mint condition. I have changed a few things, making the car faster, such as the engine swap I did with a 355 with lots of goodies. I also put in a turbo 350 trans. with a b&m shift kit.

This car now runs a 10.90 in the quarter mile drag, on pump gas still, and street legal. I also put chrome rally rims on the car, and painted it metal flake black.

I have nothing bad to say about this car. I love it to death and would never give it up for any other car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2008

1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 305 LG4 from North America


Diamond in the rough!


The A/C was dead before I bought the car.

The brake lines deteriorated at 115,000 miles.

The fuel line eroded at 120,000 miles.

The water pump failed at 138,000 miles.

General Comments:

My 1982 Z28 was relatively light, with the factory plastic hood, solid roof (no T-tops), manual windows, and very few options.

It was equipped with a Corvette BW 4-speed manual transmission.

It did have a torquey engine. Don't let the horsepower numbers fool you... when you look at the real-world power per weight of the car, it could be quick if driven skillfuly. Could easily 'chirp' second... didn't try for third, since I wanted to baby the car. Top speed was about 145 (verified by a chase car, driven by a friend). Even at that speed, the Camaro remained very stable. It seemed stock, but a previous owner may have made a few sleeper modifications to my Z!

Handled like an exotic car

Never left me stranded

The seats were comfortable, even for long distances.

Dramatic looking interior, but used liberal amounts of cheap-feeling plastic.

I restored the body to factory specs (including the stripes etc.), and did *not* hot-rod the car. It got many looks and compliments wherever I drove it.

These cars can be *extremely* nice when well-maintained, but become crappy and fall apart if they're not.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2005

17th Aug 2006, 21:14

I also have an LG4/4Speed Z28. I ordered mine new and took delivery in May 82. It does have a T-10 Trans and 3.42 posi. I also have had it @ 130mph. I did blow the spider gears banging second gear too many times at redline. 165,000 miles and engine and trans never apart and still strong. My Granddaughter gets this one in a few years.

1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 305 Crossfire from North America


The car is a poorly made piece of crap


Too numerous to remember everything.

Body bolts fell out.

Interior stuff kept falling off including the accelerator pedal.

An electrical short kept the car at the dealer for 6 WEEKS before they finally found it. I had to pay for a fuel pump replacement, but it wasn't that. I had to rent a car for 6 weeks and pay for it myself.

General Comments:

The car looked great and hauled a$$. I had some fun times in it.

After having so much frustration with it I didn't buy another American made vehicle from 1982 to 2003.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th November, 2004

1982 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 173ci 2-barrel from North America


A cheap awesome looking car that gets the girls


When I first bought the car it ran great, had no problems, no rust, but the I started to beat on the car. Man those tires go quick!! I needed to replace spark plugs, wires, and I rebuilt the 2-barrel carb. After that, my girlfriend and I got in a fight and I ended up backing out of her driveway and I slammed in in drive and toasted reverse. I got the transmission rebuilt and stayed of the gas for a few weeks, but awhile later I was out whipping donuts and dumping on the gas real hard and the motor started to knock. Well I rounded up the balls to drive it home. About I mile from my house the motor blew and kept running, and about 3 blocks from my house seized up the motor. And no she sits.

General Comments:

This car was quick for a 2.8.

The car was built solid as can be.

Interior could be put together a little better.

And a Camaro should never have a V6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2004

10th Jun 2004, 08:11

This review says so much more about the owner than it does about the car.