1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 from North America


Best and hopefully it will be reliable. (Knock Wood)


My power window motor went out. I have a new one and hopefully wil be doing the install soon on it. Lifters are ticking at 2000RPM, I even checked the exhaust manifold, Injectors and lot's of other things on it and it is my lifters.

General Comments:

This car has huge balls that can make an elephant shy. I raced a lot of cars and came out a winner. I just purchased an SS hood for it and 18's TSW Thruxton rims and I can't wait to get them on. I will be doing an LT4 hot cam kit soon as I do my other mods first. The only thing I wished GM would have done is payed more attention on the interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2006

1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible 5.7 LT1 from North America


An instant classic combination of horsepower, comfort, and looks in a cheap American sports car


I would have to say that a majority of the problems that I have encountered with my LT1 are all self-inflicted.I've taken a little off road trip that resulted in the right front rim/tire being completely removed starting with the tie rods. The fix? $500 and haven't had a problem since. Also during that excursion, I suffered a slightly impacted oil drain plug that gives me a leak every 4-6 hours or so. Like most Z28's I had that pesky low coolant light that was caused by the a faulty sensor at about 150000miles. I unnecessarily removed the right side-view mirror with the side of a garage. No problems after replacing it, but recommend using the right tools for the right job when removing them in the future. Thermostats are starting to go on Natalya left and right. I don't know the exact cause, but they're an easy fix and only $24 each. At about 165000miles the transmission decided to retire. $1500 later I have a GM rebuilt A4 with a better warranty than the original came with. Poor sealing with the Convertible top/driver window/windshield has led to an appreciable amount of water being introduced to the driver's door. This has led to a replaced window switch, window motor, and a blinker relay that doesn't manage to last more than a year before shorting out and draining the batter. Small amount of sun damage from leaving the top down in all those places where a convertible is definitely required. I've recently encountered a faulty harness in the ignition switch that I believe to be the product of the car being hot-wired in a feeble attempt to steal it.

General Comments:

All in all, I'd have to say that all the damages were self-inflicted and considered I bought her for $10,000, I'm out on top.

With a K&N Cold Air Intake, 40series Flow-master system, Performance MAF Sensor, BBK ceramic headers, MSD ignition system, 245/40/17 on the front, 165/35/18 on the back, and a Hyper-tech Power Programmer, I've established myself as a force on the road. She sounds like an animal and she performs like she's on the prowl.

I would say that anybody looking for the last flavor of honest, cheap, American horsepower, look no further than a Z28. Every dollar I put in reveals more power and performance than imaginable for the amount of work that she requires.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2004

1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 LT1 from North America


I enjoyed this car, but it's high cost of ownership is wearing on me


Rear differential has become progressively noisier over time.

Interior is made from cheap materials so doesn't hold up to wear well.

Alternator failed at 80k miles.

Clutch needed to be replaced at 90k miles.

Water pump failed at 100k.

Optispark failed at 100k due to being flooded by the water pump failure.

Radiator failed at 140k.

Front struts worn out at 140k.

The head gaskets failed at 145k.

General Comments:

This car is incredibly fast. There are none that are as fast for the same price.

Reliability at higher mileage isn't it's strong point.

Repairs are expensive.

This car has high running cost due to it's performance oriented goal. Large tires, expensive brake parts/repairs.

It is a very nice long highway cruising car where it's weight doesn't work against it.

The stereo is INCREDIBLE. It comes stock with 6 speakers and a sub-woofer.

T-tops never leaked.

The drivetrain, i.e. the transmission and rear, are bullet-proof.

I enjoyed this car, but the repair bills are starting to become higher than the car is worth. It's days are numbered unless I learn how to work on it myself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th July, 2004

12th Aug 2004, 04:24

I agree the trans is bullet proof its derived off the viper trans. I also disagree the stock 10-bolt rear end is the biggest piece of crap GM ever made.