1987 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

1987 Chevrolet Camaro LT 2.8 V6 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 kilometres
Most recent distance142000 kilometres

Summary:

Perfect sports car for the young buck

Faults:

Well, temperature gauge wasn't working. Had to change the sensors.

The transmission mounts are shot, I've still to replace those.

Has an exhaust leak up on the headers (I don't really mind it, it makes it sound pretty sweet).

The transmission is automatic, 3 speed with O/D. It was jumping out of O/D into third on the highway, and wouldn't shift properly. This was fixed by blocking off a sensor, which overrides it entirely.

General Comments:

Dark maroon red exterior with a black leather interior. Very comfortable, I enjoy road trips with it. And it isn't extremely hard on fuel if you don't drive it like an idiot.

Pretty peppy for a V6, and handles like a dream! Sticks to the pavement no matter the corners.

Starts in the coldest of weather and even starts better than my 05 F150 :S. It's usually parked for the winter, but it's been started in up to -25 here in Saskatchewan.

With black louvers wrapped around the back window, the car looks sleek as hell flying down the highway. I do wish it was a 5 speed though.

I'd buy an IROC-Z in a heartbeat for the right price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2012

1987 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 5.7 350 Crate motor from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.7 350 Crate motor Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

This car is simply AMAZING

Faults:

So far, nothing. While I have had it, nothing has gone wrong.

When I bought this car, it needed T-Top seals and the driver side door pins were out of it, but other than that, nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

I love this car. It is amazing, it grips the road without any tire squealing going 45 around a 15MPH corner.

The car has Headman headers, and a B@M shift kit with a B@M Ratchet Shifter (it takes off like a rocket).

The car is not bad on gas at all. I go all week without filling up, and I drive at least an hour a day. The interior is super comfortable except for people sitting in the back.

The ride is smooth, and I have no problem down these rough Ohio roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2009

1987 Chevrolet Camaro 2.8 V6 with Roller rockers 1.6 ratios from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 with Roller rockers 1.6 ratios Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles

Summary:

Very reliable and quick for the money.. now about my new tranny ratios haha

Faults:

..let's see, the only real thing that has gone wrong is the ignition coil went bad from being so old, other than that it was stuff caused by me, breaking tranny mounts, but now I have a high performance one that doesn't break.

Oh and I think the cold start ignition crapped the bucket.

General Comments:

Fun car, puts the imports in their place for being a V6, and old school at that, and heavy. My car's not stock, it has a chip and 1.6 roller rocker arms from comp in it.

The only real thing I hate about the car is the 3rd gear ratio being low. From going from 2nd to 3rd, it's stupidly low.

The car handles like a champ.

It does burnouts like nothing. Peg leg burnouts most of the time. Posi if I'm lucky haha.

Can chirp in 2nd, and only one time I chirped in 3rd.

Takes one hell of a beating.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2008

1987 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe 2.8 MPFI from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.8 MPFI Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired48127 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

The best

Faults:

I had to replace the power steering pump, plugs, and wires when I got it.

The manifold was bad so I put headers on it; it has rust.

General Comments:

I love this car, it has been incredibly dependable.

It's a great car all around; peppy for a stock 2.8.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2008

1987 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.7 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

IROC's are the ULTIMATE camaro!

Faults:

No major repairs done to this car.

Give her some TLC and she'll always be there for you!

T-Tops don't leak!!!

General Comments:

305 5 speed swapped to a 350 5 speed.

Bored.40 over, headers, cat-back pipes.

FAST FAST FAST.

Just love it when those Mustangs pull up beside me.. Kinda feel sorry for the fellas ;)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2007

19th May 2007, 15:24

Big guy with his 305 talkin' down on mustangs =).

20th May 2007, 01:41

He says that he swapped in a 350 in its place.

28th Apr 2009, 16:25

I feel sorry for you.. I bolted on a supercharger to my 5.0 and now it is around 320 HP... Heck of a lot easier to do than an engine swap (and cheaper too) and it is still numbers matching. Love to meet you at a light and watch that bowtie disappear in my rear view mirror!!

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 16 reviews