2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 convertible 5.7L premium fuel from North America


Big bang for small bucks!


Both power windows have broken down.

Top lining as come undone.

Knock in engine at start-up, and when warmed up is "normal" says dealer.

Strange thumping sound when turning left denied by dealer.

General Comments:

Vehicle looks sharp, and I get a lot of compliments.

General assembly is embarrassing. Mismatched fender/door panels, falling off knobs, popping out controls, wide gaps in interior.

Excessive tire wear, even though the vehicle is "babied".

This is my third Camaro, I expect these problems, and I enjoy driving my car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2003

21st May 2004, 22:26

I had the same car and I couldn't believe when I read your comments---they're all true! It was my dream car until I had it for a couple of months---the rocker panels didn't sit flush with the door, and I had to be moving to have the car look nice...

I took the car in to the dealer I bought it from and they denied all problems that I complained about---

Nice looking car, very fast, but you have to get a second job to keep it looking nice.

2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 LS1 5.7L V8 from North America


Nothing major, repaired leak in differential under warranty.

General Comments:

"The best car I have ever owned"

Great performance, cargo space, handling, and (relative) economy. Have gotten 30 MPG and average 23. Ride may be rough, but that is by design to provide adequate road feel. RWD {conventional) platform provides excellent control and feedback for driver. General Motors has abandoned the affordable 4 passenger enthusiast market, leaving only the Imports and Ford to offer V8 RWD performance vehicles. FWD has always been a compromise and will never match RWD in evasive and other performance maneuevers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th September, 2003

13th Jan 2006, 00:49

30mpg and 23mpg average!!?? Wake up! There's no way in the world you can get that kind of real-world mpg in a Camaro v8.

23rd Jan 2006, 20:56

30 MPG highway is not crazy. Neither is an Avg. of 23. I get 18+ MPG all city driving in my Camaro SS. Considering that my driving is "spirited", and that I almost never use overdrive, 23 MPG is certainly attainable. Most LS1 owners report getting at least 20 MPG city. Many of the import guys will rag on the domestics because they're "gas guzzlers", but if they put 300+Hp into their Civics, they probably wouldn't be getting much better than 20 MPG city.

24th Mar 2006, 10:42

2000 LS1, Auto.

I keep track of every gallon of gas I put in my vehicle. I am amazed that my average.mpg is 20-21 plus! This is mostly city driving and I am not easy on the gas.

When I go on extended trips - it typically is 23-25.mpg with my best being 26.8.mpg.

This is with an auto - the 6 speeds get better mileage than this.

Wow - let's all go get hybrid Accords that get 27.mpg as was just tested in April 2006 Motor Trend. Imports are so over rated!

2000 Chevrolet Camaro SS 5.7 from North America


A great all around sports car for a reasonable price


My SS had serious transmission problems shortly after I purchased it. The mechanics at the dealer could not explain why it happened and said that they had only seen it happen a few other times. (Planetary gears locked up and I had to replace entire transmission).

General Comments:

This car gets the power on the ground with no hesitation at any speed. I have yet to find a car that can keep up with me. I absolutely destroyed a turbo charged Eclipse.

It makes every trip fun and I can't wait to drive it. I get plenty of looks while driving around. Not much cargo and the insurance can get pretty expensive. Sound system and muffler both sound good. The alarm system is nice. A great all around every day driver as long as you don't have a big family and it's not snowing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2003