1990 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

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

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.0L 305 cu. in. OHV V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 miles
Most recent distance140683 miles

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 305 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Best ride ever

Faults:

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

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.0L carb Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired141000 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carVolvo 850

Summary:

Absolutely astounding

Faults:

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

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 3.1L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance171521 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

Overall an OK car

Faults:

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

1990 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired151000 kilometres
Most recent distance179000 kilometres
Previous carDodge W350

Summary:

Fantastic sports car with killer looks and sound

Faults:

Need new thermostat and coolant flush.

Front brake pads.

New exhaust pipe, old one rusted through.

Weatherstripping needs to be replaced, especially around the doors.

Overall very reliable car, just have to deal with basic maitenece issues.

General Comments:

Kick ass car, handles very well, decent acceleration and speed.

I have some minor performance goodies in the Camaro; chip, headers, performance exhaust, K&N filters, ACCELL wires and coil.

This car is fairly fast; my best run for the 1/4 mile was 14.63. Has lots of torque, so it's real quick off the line, but does suffer high rpm from lack of hp and low red line, but it is to be expected, this engine is a torquer, not a high revving import.

The 89-92 third gen Camaro's and Firebirds with the 5.7 are just as fast as Mustang 5.0's, and they will beat most imports out there in the 1/8 mile, and will be close in the 1/4 mile, not the high $$$ stuff of course.

Handling is this car's strong suit. To simply put it, for a older car like this, and looking at the fact that this ain't a Vette or something similar, the handling is just amazing (with real good tires of course). I added a strut tower brace, subframe connectors and a polyurethane bushing kit, and it made my baby handle even better.

The front seats are very comfortable, and even my 6'6" brother can drive the car without complaint.

Fuel mileage isn't great, but what did ya expect, it is a 245hp/345 torque 5.7L in stock config, (mine's near 260hp/350 torque or so).

Overall I love this car. I regret selling it, but I know I will buy another one within 2-3 years.

P.S. they are even OK to drive in winter, as long as you have good winter tires and half a brain (this seems to be lacking in most "this car sucks in winter stories" LOL.)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2005

7th Nov 2005, 10:07

Very nice review and good luck with your camaro. One thing though; you need to check your spelling BEFORE you submit your review. It's Torque, not tork. And REVVING has two "v"'s in it. And if you want to "Beat" an import. You had better ad an A to the word.

9th Nov 2005, 11:35

Lol, it was way to late at night, didn't even notice the spelling mistakes it showed me. Oh and I usually spell torque "tork", quicker to type in, yes I'm lazy.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 11 reviews