1993 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 3.4L V6 from North America
Nice ride to have
So far the alternator at around 50,000.
Battery at 30k.
Belt and tensioner at 40k.
Tie rods and ball joints at 70k.
Needed new power lock switches, center console hinge (cheap plastic).
Cheap interior materials and a lot of window problems.
It's not a bad car. Most of the problems are minor. Basically the windows and the interior bother me the most.
I still love my car though. It's got decent acceleration with the 3.4L. I have put a K&N conical air filter, Mobil 1 synthetic, transmission and muffler, black outs on the back and front turn signals. Silver on the scoops and rear Camaro lettering. It came out real nice, I love the way my car looks.
Handling is great. It saved my ass a couple of times. It has great emergency handling which I think is real important.
It's not a winter car at all. It's so frustrating being fast on the road in summer, then slowest in the winter.
I think the Camaro is a decent car. It looks great, handles great, but has some problems.
But I would take a Camaro over a Mustang. Fords have terrible electrical problems. So far I seen a couple of old Lincolns on fire, and I have seen recalls about ignition problems that may cause fires. The Taurus has a worthless transmission, the Topaz has been to the shop a lot. They could keep the Focus. Just an Rscort with a new body to me. I have heard too many horror stories about Ford and Chrysler that I would never buy one.
Overall the Camaro is not bad for the price. Nice performance and great looks. But if you want something a little more dependable you could get a Civic and soup it up and still get blown away by a Camaro.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2001
12th Feb 2005, 22:50
Man, I really think it's interesting that you can even compare a Z28 Camaro to a Ford Focus, or even an all American classic like the Ford Mustang.
Personally, I strongly believe that any Mustang with the 5.0 V8 would smoke a Camaro. I own a 1990 Mustang C4 notchback, and there's not a Camaro within 300 miles that can touch me. My only competition so far has been another Mustang and a custom 2004 GTO.. with the exception of some true old school American muscle cars, there's not a chance your Camaro would touch me either.
I am a previous 93 Camaro owner, and currently, along with my Mustang, I own a 1998 Formula Firebird. Both cars get around better than that Camaro did when I had it, and I truly think that you should look at investing in a car with some guts to it. Sure, a Camaro carries a tradition.. but there is a reason that they discontinued production.
15th Nov 2005, 15:09
That is too funny. You bash the Camaro, but have a Firebird. The Firebird is basically a Pontiac Camaro!! You should get educated about cars before coming on here to waste peoples time with ignorant remarks.
10th Mar 2006, 11:48
A Camaro with a V6 is no performance car. The real camaro is the Z28.
10th Mar 2006, 21:36
I think the camaro basher is a bit offended when the original poster somehow gets full immunity when bashing ford motor company. All his views are purely biased anecdotes.