1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS 305 TBI (5.0 litre) V8 from North America
A fun car to drive, good looking, inexpensive parts, and VERY reliable
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)
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.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th November, 2006