1985 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 2.8L V6 from North America
Fun, but can be a pain
But car didn't run when I got it, so I was expecting problems.
- Head gaskets
- Throttle position sensor
- Exhaust manifold
- EGR valve
- Transmission mount
- Most of the vacuum lines
- Driver's seat belt
Things that never worked:
- Fuel gauge
- AC system
- Right turn signal
- The rest of the seat belts
Things that broke and were never fixed:
- Ignition switch (key broke off, then wouldn't go to start position, so I installed a push button start)
- Clutch safety switch (bypassed it)
- Evap system.
After some of the injectors started to leak and it wouldn't idle right, I gave up on the 2.8 and dropped in a 4.3L from a 00 Blazer I rolled, but now it has transmission issues that I hope to fix soon.
Only real issues with fit and finish are the hood and doors, but I've been around other 3rd gens that didn't have the issues, so I think it's just mine.
Handles great and fun to drive.
Back seats were worthless, so I took them out early on.
Lots of rattles, which I can't seem to find, and all I have in the interior are the front seats and center console.
At 100 mph, the steering was top light, felt like the front end was lifting. I do have a spoiler on the back, but it needs an air dam in the front.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2010
So am I to understand that you were driving a 25 year old car (one that has over 150,000 miles on it) at 100 mph?
At the very least I hope that this was on a track.
(If you were doing this on a public road, please stop at the nearest police station and ask them to shred your driver's license. Then WALK home)
Hey, he is only going for cartwheeling the Camaro down the interstate to upstage rolling the Blazer.