1994 Chevrolet Camaro Base 3.4 multiport fuel injection from North America
Don't pass one up if you get the chance..
At 202,526 miles:
- New left rear tire
- Replaced dimmer switch for headlight
- Replaced wiper motor
- Replaced fuel filter
- Replaced right side high beam
- Replaced transmission mount
- Regular oil changes
- Needs both ball joints
- Upper control arm bushings
- Both headlight bulbs
- Right side turn signal bulb
- Left side high beam
- Front left tire
- Heater blower will not work/blocked or defunct motor
- Glove box lock busted
- Back hatch struts are blown
I managed to get this car one day, because my mechanic felt sorry for me when he tried to fix my other car (Pontiac T-1000). The previous owner of the Camaro had the suspension fixed and never really bothered paying for it, so my mechanic put a lean against the guy and got the title from them. Long story short, I came through and bought the car for a thousand dollars.
This car is pretty awesome, with me being the ninth owner, yes that's right, I said ninth. I don't know what the other owners have done to this car, but it's still holding up pretty well. Little things in the car are failing me, but that's normal.
Like many teens, I don't really dog the hell out of my car, but I do drive it a lot. I live in South/Central Jersey, and I do go to college in three different towns, so I put about fifty to sixty miles on this car every week, and it takes it in stride.
I have the regular 3.4 multi-port fuel injected engine, so there isn't a lot of power in the engine, regular V6. It doesn't get the best gas mileage, but whatever it gets me from point A to point B.
T-Tops don't leak whatsoever, I'm only losing a little bit of the weatherstripping on the right side passenger door.
Handling is good, but don't expect to get the same steering a four wheel steering Honda Prelude has. At the moment, the car has bad steering, but that's because suspension sucks.
The only accident that this car has been into was when an elderly woman backed into the car. Just a couple of stretches and a dent. Nothing serious.
I'm pretty indecisive about getting rid of this car, it has just been that good to me. If the engine blows, I might just dump it in the backyard, and work on my other car til that dies, and I'm forced to work on this one again.
I've read reviews where people said they have had over six transmissions in the car; it has to be the person, because a car like this doesn't have mechanical problems like that. Maybe a Ford, but not a Chevy.
For the suspension problems, I might install racing parts for the suspension, and if the engine or transmission wants to go, I might dump a new engine into her, but those are just pipe dreams for now. I might get over them and donate it later on, but who knows?
But if you wish to get one, be warned, the suspension was never really good with these cars, and the headlight bulbs are a pain to replace.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th November, 2010