1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 5.7 V8 petrol from North America


80's Dream


Entire cooling system needs re-built.

Full exhaust replacement.

Bodywork is awful paintwork-wise, not much rust though which is good.

I could list more but would be here all day.

General Comments:

Always liked these cars, in IROC-Z style they have great colors and wheels. Mine is black with the original alloy wheels.

Since watching Knight Rider as a kid, and now an adult, I have messed about with F-body's from the time period, this is not a Firebird to be exact, but is my favorite so far due to its color. I plan to rebuild this car to original status, not going to do any crazy mods.

The 5.7 V8 is strong even with the auto, not really fast by today's standards, but better than a V6.

Cannot wait for summer projects like this to begin, have been putting this off since the start of the pandemic, will definitely get into rebuilding this car this summer. My dreams of driving 1980's cars in their original condition will come true. Nostalgia factor with this car is off the scale.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2022

30th Jan 2022, 03:22

Please tell us why the entire cooling system needs to be rebuilt.

30th Jan 2022, 17:55

I didn't write the original review but have done cooling systems on older cars and usually it includes;

New radiator / fan.

New pipes.

Water pump and thermostat.

And of course the engine itself has to be in good health, no leaking head gaskets or things like that. Definitely all things to check on a 30+ year old car with over 100,000 miles.

30th Jan 2022, 19:37

Probably everything will be worn in some way as expected after three decades.

1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L 305 cu. in. OHV V8 from North America


This is a very very fun toy, that for the price will last you a long time


Original owner was an idiot.

Seats were very worn.

Brake lines broke around the time I hit 140k mile mark.

Valve cover gaskets were leaking.

Trans gasket was worn to heck.

Fuel pump died.

Front and rear suspension was worn to heck.

Exhaust leaks.

General Comments:

I love this car! It is so awesome.

It has good throttle response. A lot of power when I want it, and it cruises when I want it to. The 5 liter V8 has the power to smoke the tires whenever I want to.

It is a great car. Even though mine needs a paint job, I've only met one person who doesn't like my car, and that's because he is jealous of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2010

1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 305 from North America


Best ride ever


I have drove this car 14000 miles, and besides changing oil, transmission fluid, new tires, gas, and washing it, I have not put any money into it, but $30 for a new starter that I put in myself.

General Comments:

I would not sell this car for a million bucks. I LOVE it and I would never say anything bad about it. Fastest car out their for the price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2009

1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L carb from North America


Absolutely astounding


When I first bought it, the front right brake caliper froze up.

Replaced brake hoses.

Replaced catback, muffler and tailpipes.

General Comments:

My Camaro isn't the quickest in the world with the 305 carb. in it, but the body makes up for it.

My RS is red with chrome accents above the wheels.

Bought it for 1800, and it was the best buy of my life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2009

1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS V6 3.1L from North America


Overall an OK car


Transmission shifts hard into 2nd gear.

Timing chain was replaced.

Water pump was replaced.

Exhaust has been replaced a few times, it hangs low and scrapes the ground.

Replaced brake line in front passenger side, it busted while I was driving it and lost my front brakes.

Had to totally replace rear brakes (drum, lines, pads, rotors) the rear brakes were completely shot (within a few months after front brake line went)

Replaced distributor cap, rotor button, and ignition coil.

Replaced ignition module.

Replaced both inside door handles because they just snapped off.

Has electrical problems (dome light had to be pulled because it would not shut off, horn does not work because it causes everything to go dim, and used to buzz annoyingly due to wires touching in the dash.

Interior is awful (headliner did not hold up and had to be removed)

Ignition is messed up because you can start it without the key.

Paint has chipped off of several spots on the car. The hood is the worst because it has lost most of the paint.

Replaced the gear shift cover due to cracking.

Goes through tires quickly because something is wrong with the front end of the car and it wears tires down really fast.

I originally paid $1,000 for the car. Since owning the car we have put over $2,000 into it in repairs. I'm sure there is more, but this has already taken a while to type out.

General Comments:

This is definitely not a family car.

The car is small and low to the ground.

The Camaro is a beautiful car, but we have had so many problems with ours. Each year this car has a birthday and something seems to go wrong.

It has speed and power and seems pretty decent on gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2007