1986 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0 liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

One of the most well built cars of the 80's

Faults:

I had to replace the water pump.

I also had to replace two thermostats.

After that the fuel pump went bad.

General Comments:

This car has been very good to me.

Despite the few parts that I had to replace, it still has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. She starts right up every day. I just keep up on routine maintenance. (change the oil, tune ups, etc.) I have taken good care of her, and she takes good care of me.

This car is also impressively quick for an 80's car. She's never been quick of the line, (0-60 in about 7 seconds),but she makes up the difference in a 1/4 mile. (about 14.5 seconds.) Of course I can't say that she's all stock. I put flowmaster exhaust on from the (cat) back, threw in a K&N air filter, and she also has an accel ignition system. (Cap, rotor, wires, and plugs.) In the near future more modifications will be done.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2003

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta Sport Coupe 2.8L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired138700 miles
Most recent distance143425 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

One Sweet Ride!

Faults:

Replaced brakes and rotors at 143,200 miles.

General Comments:

I've only had the car for 2 months, but in that time I have had NO real problem with it. There are a few minor things that need to be worked on, but nothing a trip to Auto Zone can't fix.

I am amazed at how a car this old can look and run as good as it does. The engine runs perfectly. It doesn't smoke or leak anything. The interior is like new. The headliner is beginning to sag, but other than that it is perfect.

I think that I got a pretty sweet deal for only $3700.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2002

21st Nov 2005, 09:17

Your car sounds great, I have one as well. As long as you love your care who cares ha, don't let peoples childish comments bother you.

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe 5.0 V8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90100 miles
Most recent distance105100 miles
Previous carVolvo 340

Summary:

Excellent value performance car!

Faults:

Very little.

The water pump started leaking just after I bought the car, this was replaced under warranty.

The starter motor became slow, this was fixed cheaply by a local garage.

The fuel pump leaked. This was also fixed very cheaply.

General Comments:

All Chevrolet parts are easy to obtain, and very cheap. The service history with this car pointed to it being a good example, and I have not been disappointed. Fuel consumption is much better than expected for a large V8 engine with over 25 M.P.G. easily achieved, and a best of 28.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2002

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Sport coupe 305 CI 4 barrel from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 305 CI 4 barrel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles

Summary:

A great car with a lot of power for a little cost

Faults:

I just bought this car three months ago as my first car. My friend sold it to me for a very good price. The only parts that I have replaced are the power steering pump and the shocks and struts. Just recently I put a high performance air filter with a nice chrome Chevrolet cover on it. Throughout the three months that I have owned it, I have put quite a few performance parts on the car. It is now running about 250 horsepower. It got me down the quarter mile in 14.8-15.2 seconds and the quarter mile speed was 115-120 (depending on driver error). The inside is like new as is the motor. The paint was faded, so now the car is primer gray. It won't be long before it is nice and bright red though.

General Comments:

This is a great car.

The only complaint is the handling in the winters.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2002

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe 2.8, V6, Multi-Port from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8, V6, Multi-Port Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance71000 miles
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

Good deal, Good on gas, Good everything

Faults:

Let's start here. I put a new starter in it, I also put a oxygen sensor in the car. But the most major project would be the motor I just put in, Along with that motor, I also had a BRAND NEW water pump and alternator put in it.

Somewhat satisfied, Let it sit over the winter because the winters in Northeastern Pennsylvania are pretty bad. Sat in my garage from middle of November to this month.

General Comments:

I honestly do love this car, It's my baby, I have gotten into races. I beat a 2002 Cavalier LS Sport, 1989 Ford Mustang GT (Believe it or not!!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2002

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