2001 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 V8 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

This car could've been my dream car

Faults:

Nothing, because I didn't own it. What I did was test drive this perfect performance dream car at Carmax. I test drove it just for a like two miles and it was more than enough to know just how much I would've loved this car. I test drove this car back sometime in 2002, but remember how great of a car it was like it was a week ago.

I am the reviewer of the 1998 Camaro with the titles "6-cylinde sports cars suck" and "I hate it". I know I must very hateful toward Camaros even though I am aiming my negative responses about toward six cylinders, but thought I'd let reviewers know that I'd still love a Camaro if only it was a V8, because that's what I wanted for the longest time now.

General Comments:

This car has great get up and go and it's big and bulky so it doesn't feel like this small Corvette that could crumple in no time in an accident. When I hit the gas, this sucker not only offered great acceleration, the kind I've wanted this whole time in a car, but it made the tires squeal with that burnout power, something my 1998 white V6 Camaro has never had the power to do.

And the sound of that powerful engine was a win-win combination. Not only did I know for a fact that I had some real power under that hood, but it felt like a real performance machine. When I have enough money later on to get one, I will gladly do it. I would rather a V8 Camaro anywhere from a restored '83 IROC-Z anywhere to a 2002 Z28 rather than have some new car, which are indeed overrated if they're lemons.

I want that V8 power, not matter what people think of those souped up 4 and 6 cylinder compact sports cars from "The Fast and Furious". I don't care about a new car if it doesn't have that V8 power. And I don't what anybody says about environmentally safe cars for saving the environment. I want that 8-cylinder and I'm gonna get at some point, no matter what anybody says.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2006

6th Dec 2006, 16:32

I feel your pain bro!!! My dad had a 1999 SS and he sold it after he said he would give it to me. I was crushed to say the least, but I forgave him because we really needed the money, butit wasnt easy to do.

2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 V8 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance54500 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

If you are a speed demon, look no further!

Faults:

Nothing so far...

General Comments:

OK, I just turned 18, and I have a decent job, so I decided to get myself the car that I have always dreamed of having, a Camaro, and I couldn't be more pleased of my purchase.

I love my car so much, it is fast, and fun. This car has almost an unhandleable amount of power. The 6 speed manual gearbox is so much fun to drive, but be careful in 1st gear, full throttle will result in a guaranteed tire spin. From a dead stop, I like to rev the engine up to about 3,000 RPM's and dump the clutch, and the result is breathtaking acceleration that will smoke most other cars on the road. The acceleration is so great from a stop that you almost get that powerfull lunge feeling that you get when you descend from a drop on a roller coaster. I have yet to take this car over 100 being that I've only owned it for 2 weeks, but my guess is that it will top out at around 160. The handling in this car is on par with what i'd expect a 325 hp RWD car to be. I might get stiffer suspension system in the near future being that I am a big "twisty road nut".

The only downside is that this is an expensive car for an 18 year old to drive. My car payment is 400/month and my insurance is 440/month, plus I have to pay for gas, so all in all, this car costs me around 1000 a month to run.

I've filled this thing up twice; the first time I averaged 14 mpg (drove it hard cause I was overwhelmed by the performance) and the second time I averaged 17 mpg, those are both city. I think 17mpg is a good average for the huge v8 this puppy has.

The interior in this car is alright. I really enjoy the T-tops. To tell you the truth, the seats are really uncomfortable for long drives. My friends huff and puff at me when they have to sit in the backseats (I heard they were only there for insurance purposes). The interior comfort to a car is the last thing I worry about in a car, but I have to say, my ex cars (05 Pontiac Grand Prix, 2002 Ford Mustang) interior was 100X more comfy than this.

All in all, if you enjoy a fast car that doesn't cost a fortune to buy, I recomend this one as it is a great bang for your buck. If you don't care about driving fast, than skip the Camaro Z28 and get yourself a Honda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2006

25th Jul 2006, 20:30

Unhandleable? Try driving a corvette stingray with a worked motor, and a cam that that chugs so loud it kills small animals. Lol, good luck with your car bro.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 7 reviews