1990 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7 from North America
Fantastic sports car with killer looks and sound
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.
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.