1986 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc Z-28 5.7 V8 from North America
A beautiful car with a lot of power
I bought this car for 350 dollars and the only thing wrong with it was that the engine was blown.
I have driven this car extremely hard which may account for some of the problems that it has had.
I have had to rebuild the manual 5 speed transmission four times.
The torque arm bolts strip out.
I have broken three transmission mounts.
The transmission does not like to go into second gear. It makes whining noises.
This is a quick car. The motor is out of a different car. I junked the 305 and put in a 350. The car has a lot of power and the stock transmission does not seem to be able to handle it.
The looks of this vehicle are spectacular. These cars have a lot of potential.
The exterior looks extremely aggressive and people respect the car when they see it. The t-tops are an added bonus.
The interior is so cool with the deep dash and the instrument cluster is spectacular. It feels like you are entering a cockpit of an air plane when you get in it.
There is not much leg or headroom for tall people. Especially the back seat :)
It guzzles a ton of fuel with a four barrel carburetor.
If you want a fast car with a lot of looks for extremely cheap then this is the car for you!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2005
30th Dec 2005, 21:10
Your transmission is not built for your 350 engine. That is the reason Chevy did not have the 350/5-speed option because the 350 makes over 300 ft. lbs of torque. The 5-speed cannot handle the torque and unless you beef up the transmission you are going to have to rebuild it a lot more times.
11th Sep 2008, 20:39
I love Camaros, which means I rival Mustangs. All I have to say is I am not quite old enough to drive yet, but I know the best first car or any car for that matter that I would choose over any other car!