1986 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

1986 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L 305 V8 Carb from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.0L 305 V8 Carb Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired74773 miles
Most recent distance74791 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

My Road Warrior

Faults:

This car is just a project right now.

Car needs a tune up. ie spark plugs, wires, fuel filter etc.

The only things I have bought for this car is an air filter and a manual, oh and some carb cleaner.

Car is cold blooded and likes to die if not given gas.

Refuses to idle (have to pump accelerator in neutral when coming to a stop sign or light.)

The first day I bought, the car the ignition locked up in the on position. I haven't fixed the problem completely, but I took the lock cylinder out (the right way too, I didn't damage anything to get it out). Car starts with needle nose pliers.

General Comments:

I like this car and think it's a good piece of American history. I used to have a Pontiac Fiero before my previous car, and got rid of it for dirt cheap, but I shouldn't have, since Pontiac is no longer around, which makes it an even rarer car than it was when Pontiac was still around. If the same thing happens with Chevy, then I've got one (I hope Chevy does not go under; they make good cars that last if you take care of them).

The handling is immaculate. I have never driven a car and felt like I was doing the 45 mph speed limit, but really been a little over 70 mph. Turning is really easy too, since the car sits low to the ground.

The power is pretty good too. The 305 V8 can cruise up to highway speeds without trying, and when it's pushed to its limit, it does three times better.

The body is alright for being almost 30 years old. Except for this spot on the front left (a little ding).

The interior is not the best, but the bucket seats are pretty comfortable.

The car is currently going to be sitting until I graduate college, so I can restore everything when I get a good career. I cannot wait.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2010

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 305 V8 from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 305 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired96500 miles
Most recent distance97232 miles
Previous carPontiac GTA

Summary:

A Great looking reliable sports Car

Faults:

Nothing, drove it home 250 miles one way no problems. Most solid summer car I have owned :)

T-tops do not leak

Engine purrs like a kitten.

Previous 2 owners took great care of her and it shows.

1986 berlinna t-tops 305 V8 paid $1400.

Paint still looks great.

General Comments:

Great car, nice looking fast!

Handles well.

Small cabin but it is not meant to be a daily driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2008

1986 Chevrolet Camaro 2.8L from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.8L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired367000 kilometres
Most recent distance382000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Ohhh yaaaaaa

Faults:

Car is rusting all over the place. (What do you expect from a car with 382,000kms?)

Coil pack failed at 381000kms (was the original in there) - $70.

Interior is in good shape (besides the drivers seat). It is torn from wear.

T-Top leaks like crazy. - $250 fix.

Brakes failed at 381000km - $200 (pads, rotors, calipers, shoes)

General Comments:

I love this car. It handles great, and drives like a dream.

It's really easy to work on. I spent 2 hours replacing the whole front brake system. And to do any other work on the car never usually takes me more than an hour (with a lunch break in between).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2008

29th Feb 2008, 12:24

Ohhh yaaa what? The 2.8 litre v6 with 115HP? 0-60 mph in 12.45 seconds?

1986 Chevrolet Camaro from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

Booya!

Faults:

Sun roof leaks.

Hood hinges were wonky.

Hood latch functioned only sometimes.

Horn didn't work.

At least one cylinder not firing after 200,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is a classic! I had lots of problems with it, but it was a 20 year old car by then, and had been involved in an accident about ten years prior.

Solid construction!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2007

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe 2.8 V6 from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Great!

Faults:

My camaro had an intermittent check engine light from day one.

The car would sometimes stall, and die. However, it would start right back up with the turn of a key. My guess was it was an oxygen sensor or another fuel/intake related sensor.

Car always ran fine, just sometimes idled rough. I never got it repaired, simply because it never really affected the car enough to worry me.

These problems killed my gas mileage, however.

Never left me stranded though!

General Comments:

Great car! Looks great! T-tops are a plus!

Extremely zippy feel, considering its only got a 135 horsepower v-6.

Comfortable ride.

Aside from my sensor problem, it was a keeper!

Traded it, recently, for a 1997 Trans Am.

Still miss it sometimes. If you can get one that hasn't been abused, go for it! They're way cool.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2006

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 17 reviews