1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe L69 5.0L V8 from North America


One bad mother..


The fan quit and I had to replace it.

The electric locks are shot. (easy fix)

Engine needs revving usually to start car. For some reason the ignition start doesn't work very often and when it is cold, don't count on it!

General Comments:

I love my Camaro because of it's awesome "Bad boy" looks and it's great handling.

My engine is pretty nice. It's not the most reliable one on the road, but when it's rockin' get out of the way!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2002

1984 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe 2.8L V6 from North America


Too Slow to Go


The battery died twice, I guess for not using it so much. The quality of the seats were very poor, because they started to tear away. The drive shaft twisted at about 137000 kilometers. It doesn't have much power as I thought it would, but I plan to upgrade. Mostly when starting the car the buzzer was the most annoying noise.

General Comments:

It's a nice car to go driving around in, but is not meant for racing if it's a 2.8L V6 Automatic or manual, you would need a 5.7L 350 Cubic Inch engine to actually have fun with power and speed. This car was good to get around in, and it's pretty reliable to me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2002

1984 Chevrolet Camaro 2.8L V6 from North America


A sporty and cheap first car.


Alternator died.

Starter died twice.

Fuel pump died twice.

A few steering components had to be replaced.

Brake pads had to be replaced.

Engine had problem with low emissions stuff - kept on shooting fumes into carburetor. I started by replacing the air filter regularly, but eventually had to divert the fumes to keep the car running well.

General Comments:

Well this was my first car, and I got it for real cheap so problems were bound to happen.

However nothing major blew, and the parts were cheap. The starter and fuel pump were still under the store's warranty. The fuel pump was a real pain in the ass to get to. I was so pissed off at the store - it died on my way home from replacing the old one! Some parts are worth the extra $15 for peace of mind. I did 95% of the work myself.

The car got average gas mileage. I enjoy using a car's full power potential more often than most, which made the already poor city mileage much worse. But on the highway it compared well to cars with smaller engines.

Interior is roomy, comfortable and everything is well placed - if you're in the front. The back is a living hell for anyone older than 6. Hatch space is rather limited.

Acceleration and top speed is not horrible, but leaves much to be desired. Handling is superb for any car. Turns can be taken at impressive speeds - a blast on lonely, winding roads. I did upgrade the suspension a few months before selling it which made it even better.

Overall, a good car for someone that enjoys a little adrenalin every now and then. Also easy to fix up (fortunately).

Still, the condition of the vehicle, and the fact that it was a V6, forced me to buy an 89 camaro IROC-Z with the more motivated 5.7 L.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2002