1986 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L 305 V8 Carb from North America
My Road Warrior
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.
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