1986 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc Z-28 5.7 V8 from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A beautiful car with a lot of power

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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!

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 I-ROC 5.7L V8 from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7L V8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired225000 miles
Most recent distance240000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

Faults:

The Transmission.

Blown engine.

Clutch.

Mounts.

Water pump.

Heater.

Air conditioner.

Speedometer.

Temperature gauge.

Rear hatchback lock.

General Comments:

This is my first car and I love it. It has caused some problems for me, but when anything breaks I just replace it with performance parts!!! I race this car and I am extremely hard on the engine. That is why it has so many problems.

The handling is awesome. It has virtually no body roll and will fly through the corners. These cars have a ton of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2005

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 IROC-Z 5.0 TPI from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0 TPI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired74248 miles
Most recent distance79800 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

A great buy

Faults:

The only thing I can think of is this car has had a long life. By this I mean that all the previous owners have beaten on this car. I personally have had no problems with this car.

General Comments:

This car is great for a second car. I wouldn't give this car to someone learning how to drive because the car has power behind it. As a second car this is perfect, it has all the options available and is nice on a sports-car. If I had the option I would have gone with the Z-28 with no IROC-Z package only because the streets where I live kill the car. The IROC suspension is great at high speeds, but really wanted with pot holes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2004

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 2.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance158000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Timeless classic for all ages!

Faults:

Nothing major has gone wrong except the fuel pump at 154, 000 miles. The rest is just basic maintenance parts such as starter, O2 sensors.

There is a lot of rattling in the interior by the air vents, door locks and windows, when they are not all the way up.

Small leaks from the T-Tops.

General Comments:

Great car! I don't expect much power from the 2.8 V6, but it gets me where I am going. Body held up over time, sanded it and painted it, and threw on some chrome wheels.

Handling is good, as well as stopping.

Only drawback is getting in and out of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2003

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