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1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS 305 TBI (5.0 litre) V8 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 305 TBI (5.0 litre) V8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired143000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles

Summary:

A fun car to drive, good looking, inexpensive parts, and VERY reliable

Faults:

Water pump seized up around 193,000 miles.

Fuel pump went bad around 180,000 miles.

Steering box has excessive play around 170,000 miles (don't know if this was replaced by its previous owner).

Power steering line leaked around 160,000 miles.

Alternator went bad around 160,000 miles.

Driver's seat worn out bad (replaced with new seats).

Dashpad easily cracked (I sold the car with its 3rd dash pad installed)

General Comments:

I bought this '92 Camaro in Arizona from it's FIRST owner back in 2002. This car was in excellent condition. Can't find a better Camaro. He had the car repainted in 2000 at the Chevy Dealership. After I picked up the car, I changed the oil and drove the car home to Michigan (2100 miles) with no problem whatsoever.

I can honestly say that this was the most reliable car I've ever owned! Spare parts are inexpensive and widely available. It's easy to work on and there are plenty of resources out there if you like to repair / modify your Camaro.

Sure, the 305 TBI engine may seem a little weak. But experience says that this engine is far more reliable than its TPI siblings. The low end torque is great and highway cruising is fairly comfortable for a sport car.

If you're looking for a fun car to drive, I highly recommend '90-'92 Camaro (or Firebird). Look careful enough, you may find a pristine car at a reasonable price (as I did). After selling the Camaro, I bought a '95 BMW M3 and I still miss the Camaro for what the car is.

Highly recommended!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2006

1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS 305 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 305 Automatic
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles

Summary:

We love this car. It is our baby. Too bad the insurance wants to total it.

Faults:

The motor on the driver side power window went out.

The neck of the gas tank had leaks so we had to replace it. There was a recall for this type of thing, but they said it didn't include our vin #.

General Comments:

I currently own a 1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS. Due to Hurricane Ivan I've had to put a claim into my insurance company, because the shingles that hit the car messed up the paint. The insurance company wants to total my car, because they say it costs more to paint it than it is worth.

In order to adjust my claim, they have asked me to find prove that my car is selling for more than the NADA value.

If you have sold or purchased a 1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS in last few months, please e-mail me and let me know, how much you sold it for/or paid for it? How many miles it has? Where you sold or purchased it?

My e-mail address is gringococolo@yahoo.com

Any information would help me to get my claim adjusted. I really hate to see my car go to a junk yard. It's ridiculous that they want to total it. It only has 68,000 miles on it. We bought it brand new and have kept it like a baby.

You pay so much money for insurance and when you need them, they aren't there for you.

Thanks so much for all your help.

Miriam.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th October, 2004

13th Oct 2004, 14:20

This site is supposed to be for vehicle REVIEWS, not requests for info.

As far as justifying what you think your Camaro is worth, though, just go on cars.com or autotrader.com to see what other '92 Camaro RS with same miles and equipment are selling for. There are probably hundreds for sale out there. That information would certainly carry more weight with your insurance company than some anonymous email from somebody telling you what they sold theirs for.

You may well find that they are selling for LESS than NADA book value though. Even dealers don't generally expect to get NADA book value unless the vehicle is in exceptionally good condition and/or very low mileage, or unless the vehicle is in high demand, like a 2004 Toyota Prius, for example.

13th Mar 2005, 00:13

If you love the car so much, just pay for the new paint job yourself.

29th Dec 2005, 12:02

Dime a dozen? So does Matt sell them cheaply after putting them through his extensive restoration process, which takes on average less than a week, considering he says he does 100 a year?

Um, no.

17th Jul 2006, 19:34

I have a 1992 Camaro Convertible, and this car kicks, but it only has 66,000 original miles.

I have had the car for 6 years. I bought it with 32,000 miles. It works like if it was new.

The only problem it has, is the starter - sometimes I have to give a couple of clicks in order to turn it on. Other than that, the car is a charm and I will not sell it or trade it. I get a lot of good offers for the car because I have it in really good shape. I keep on telling everyone "Do you see a for sale sign on the car?"

If some one has had the same problem with the starter, please let me know if you can fix it, and what was wrong with it. I give this car a 100, and I will always be a Camaro fan when the new ones comes out.

Email: rtrevino81@hotmail.com if you had the same problem with the starter.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 23 reviews