2001 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews - Page 2 of 3

2001 Chevrolet Camaro V8 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance24000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

This is a cool looking, fast car that is awful to live with

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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).

2001 Chevrolet Camaro SS 5.7L LS1 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.7L LS1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired9900 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Beautiful, Very Fast, Z06 Wheels, A High Performance Street Rod!

Faults:

Front Rotors warped at 11,000 miles, Dealer turned them.

Slight engine tapping noise at startup.

Dealer replaced "O" ring (11,000 miles) did not help.

(15,000 miles) Engine noise now very loud Determined it was the infamous "Piston Slap" Dealer replacing all 8 pistons at 17,800 miles.

(15,000) Front rotors warping again.

Rear hatch does not always open like it should.

General Comments:

Had a 92 RS, 95 Z28 LT1, and this 01 SS is even faster.

Forced air induction, All reviews on the LS1 Z/28 SS state that it beats any stock mustang including the Cobra.

All Camaro SS's go through SLP (Street Legal performance Engineering) prior to delivery for performance upgrades.

Several reports of mid to high 12's in the 1/4 mile stock!

Poorer mans Corvette!

Would buy again, but they stopped making them after 2002 Bad Move!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th January, 2004

22nd Jan 2008, 02:01

I own a 2001 Corvette and a 2001 Camaro, and they're the best cars I've ever bought in my life. Granted I've had stupid problems with them, but nothing unusual. There fast as hell, and I've never been beat. Go muscle!!!

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