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.

1995 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 3.4 V6 from North America


Gutless wonder


Headlights go out about once every other month.

General Comments:

Good car for looks, but bad for speed. I love my car to death, but it's a gutless wonder. I know you're all thinking... just buy some after market parts and you'll be alright... well I thought that too until I bought it and started shopping. Anything you want to do to this car is going to have to be extreme. By that I mean take out your whole damn engine and reset the computer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2004

2nd Jun 2004, 15:43

What do you expect with a V6 automatic?

9th Jun 2004, 21:33

Man, you can drag some power out of a v6 if your willing to do the work. Best things to do are find some forged pistons, balance and blueprint the motor, get a Hi-Pro chip, port and polish the heads and intake, bigger injectors or carb, and a high performance ignition, and you can smoke some small V8s. Its hard to find these parts for a V6 though.

13th Aug 2004, 21:56

You couldn't be more wrong! LOL you can go forced induction turbo or supercharger and/ or nitrous. You can get headers, intake, hi-performance chip, bigger fuel injectors, shift kit because you have a automatic, high-performance valves, push-rods, valve springs, 3.75 axle, bigger throttle body, bigger m.a.f., bigger aluminum heads. The list goes on lol. (Gutless wonder? Only in your mind!) Welcome to the world of car tuning stick with it and you can have that 3.4 or 3.8L running like it's a LS1.

11th Sep 2005, 10:04

I have a 1995 3.4 liter Camaro and I would like to know what I can do to up the performance on my car.

28th Jan 2008, 17:39

I've noticed that the Camaro and Firebird really needs a V8. It's a heavy car, and the V6 models were really slow. Remember the "Iron Duke" engined ones that first hit the road in the early '80s? They were even worse! Slow as molasses. Drop a nice 350 in there with 3:73 gears and a 700-R4, and you'll have a rip-snorting beast. Have fun!

25th Apr 2009, 12:20

You can buy a Camaro with a LT1 in it cheaper than you supe up any 3.4, or 3.8 to keep up with an LT1, the 3.8 with a 5 speed isn't terrible on performance and you get high 20's on the highway, never driven a 3.4 though.

12th Oct 2010, 16:45

Go big or go home. Take a little 350, change the cams and crank to high performance hemi heads, shave and bore it, and you will have almost 428. Run a 70 mm turbo, high flow injectors and the large spectrum air filters, take the exhaust off, and put a posi rear end in, and you will have all the power you can handle.