2001 Chevrolet Camaro V8 from North America
This is a cool looking, fast car that is awful to live with
The check engine light is always on. After multiple trips to have car assessed we began to ignore it.
The roof has always leaked.
The battery has been replaced twice, most recently with alternator and starter and a bunch of other electrical stuff.
The fuel pump has also gone bad this week: it is apparently located within the fuel tank and will require at least 6 hours of labor to replace.
The passenger cup holder broke after we owned the car a week.
Several of the lights in the dash are out, and the left turn signal has gone out twice.
This is a cool looking car. I get lots of compliments on it.
I hate it. The doors are too long: in tight spaces they do not open enough to allow my husband to get in (and he is not obese.) They are too heavy and close on our legs as we get in and out.
The seat adjuster is located in front of the driver's seat: just where I have to step when I get in the car--I am always knocking my seat out of place.
There is minimal shading in the sunroof: I have to wear a hat to keep the sun out of my eyes when I drive in the summer.
It has broken down while my teen-aged daughter was driving three times now.
It drives like a boat: it is terrible in rain and snow, it fish-tails way too easily.
It has excellent acceleration which is great for getting on the freeways.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th October, 2005
23rd Jan 2006, 20:49
Several of your complaints seem harsh.
Your complaint about the "sunroof" letting in too much light:
-I'm assuming you mean T-tops. The Camaro doesn't come with a sunroof. In which case, the T-tops came from the factory with a piece of carpeting/cardboard that blocked out the sun completely. This piece is removable, and was likely misplaced at some point.
Your complaint about the car fishtailing too easily:
-It is a RWD sports car. If you drive it in the snow it is going to fishtail a lot, just like any other RWD car.
Your complaint about the car's doors being too long:
-It is a 2-door car with a back seat. Just like every other 2-door with a back seat, the doors have to be long.
Your complaints about the location of the seat adjuster & fuel pump:
-It is my impression that most cars have these parts located in the same spots as the Camaro (fuel pump in the gas tank, and the seat lever underneath on the front part of the seat).