1994 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 3.4L from North America


I love this car, it's perfect!


The air conditioner went out, but that was replaced.

The throw-out bearing is worn out and I have not replaced it. It was makes some noise until it warms up, then it stops.

The ABS computer system went out, but that's $1300 to fix because they have to rebuild to computer, they can't replace it. I haven't fixed that.

The car overheats everyone once and a while. I've had the thermostat replaced twice and have had a new water pump installed.

The parking brake cable broke, but that was from being worn out.

General Comments:

This car is the best I've ever had. It's got more than 182,000 miles on it and it still has the original clutch! That's cause I only drive it on the freeway; none of the stop and go that kills clutches.

It gets excellent gas mileage for being an older car, 22 mpg and higher. The highest I've gotten was 25.6, and that was a year ago.

It's pretty peppy for a small engine. Just the perfect amount of power for a car that size.

Excellent traction on dry roads, you'd think you're in a race car. Traction is good in the rain, but you gotta be careful. The back hardly has any weight, and it gets loose every once and a while.

The only thing I wish it had is a rear defroster. I'm pretty sure others do, but mine doesn't.

Greatest buy ever. No bells and whistles, all manual; windows, locks, transmission. I've definitely got my moneys worth out of it, and I hope it keeps going so I don't have to buy another car. It was close to $13,000 in 93.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2005

1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 LT1 from North America


A barn-burner, fun while it lasts, wouldn't get one with high mileage


Oscillating noise from front tires was diagnosed as bad wheel hubs and replaced under warranty at 30,000 miles.

Air conditioner went out at 120,000 miles.

Shifter cable broke under warranty and was fixed.

Brakes seemed to be a trouble spot of the car and needed more more work than is usual for a car.

Water pump went at 115,000 miles and took the Opti-Spark with it, a problem they fixed on later models.

General Comments:

Car was an absolute beast and a hoot to drive. It's a shame GM made it look like a cheap rental car inside if they'd have finished it right it would have outsold the Mustang since it was the better car.

Car started to feel tired perhaps a little sooner than it should have, but despite not aging gracefully it held together until 120,000 miles.

Appreciated the solid feel of the chasis, steering was nice and heavy, doors had a nice thunk to them. Car felt like it was idling at 80mph on the highway, smooth.

Immediately after I sold it dumb kid got drunk and smashed it into a tree at high speed and the car held up well and airbags saved his life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2004

15th Jul 2007, 15:02

If I owned a '94 I'd get my water pump changed at regular 100,000 miles warranties. If the water pump goes out it always takes the opti spark with it in '94 models. I believe they changed the design in '95 so this isn't the case.

5th May 2008, 01:14

If you're experiencing surging in idle or stumbling at idle, the opti is shot. Extremely expensive labor to have done.

Not easy to do yourself. Replace everything you take off in the process as you don't want to have to do this labor twice!

Buy one that's been updated/modified to get rid of the factory design problem Chevy ignored for us 94 owners, but changed for 95.

I've heard Opti's lasting 40k miles avg. I got 140k out of mine before it had to go.

Bought my Z28 new in 94.

22nd Jul 2008, 23:29

My 94 has 35000 miles on it. I notice the oil pressure gauge shows about 10 lbs at idle, after warming, but pops right up to 40 when anything above idle. Any ideas why the oil pressure appears so low at idle?