2002 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews - Page 2 of 5

2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 LS1 V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 5.7 LS1 V8 Don't Know
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carChrysler LHS

Summary:

Great car for one who wants speed and fun

Faults:

I purchased this vehicle from the original owner. It still had the original brakes on with 79,000 miles, which I thought was pretty impressive.

The rear shocks are starting to show their age. Other than that, the car is tip top.

General Comments:

I always wanted a Z28. My father had a '73, and when I was able to drive, I waited til the day I could own one. I'm originally from New York, so having a rear drive car with power behind it would not really be a wise decision. I joined the military and was stationed in Louisiana. 2 months after being here, I found the Camaro.

For the price of this car, it's hard to find something else in that price range with this much power and muscle. The interior is very cheap looking, but as soon as I stomp on the gas, all those cares go out the window. 27mpg on the highway, so I could not be happier.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2011

2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Astro

Summary:

Lots of power, handles beautifully. The muscle/sports car I always wanted

Faults:

Leak at rubber seal - T-bar/Driver Window - 2007.

Battery failed - post broke inside battery - 2006.

Replaced headlights after one failed - 2006.

All typical maintenance issues for any car.

General Comments:

I love my Camaro!

Only thing I would change is that I really wanted a 6 speed, but I ended up with an automatic.

I do wish the seats were more comfortable. Long trips kill my back. Other than that, I really have no complaints.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2009

2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

An affordable supercar

Faults:

Replaced noisy fuel pump under warranty, replaced passenger side power window motor myself, replaced 1 rattling exhaust clamp.

Otherwise no repairs, only maintenance. I change the oil myself.

General Comments:

This has been a simply wonderful car: completely reliable, fast, agile, and affordable. It has held up well in the 6 1/2 years since I bought it new. It doesn't use oil, has no fluid leaks, and fewer rattles than I expected for such a stiff suspension.

The t-tops have never leaked or rattled.

On my last long 70 mph highway trip my mileage was 28.66 mpg, which slightly exceeds the EPA of 28.

The car gets lots of compliments; I do not ever think of selling it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2008

30th Sep 2008, 12:35

I love the feeling when driving around in a Z28. Nothing beats that feeling.

2002 Chevrolet Camaro B4C 5.7 LS1 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.7 LS1 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carSubaru GL

Faults:

The rear differential went out while backing into a parking spot. There was evidence it had been replaced before.

The radio is plays static.

This car was extremely hard to get replacement rear differential parts for, due to its zexel torsen rear end, which it sheared the four carrier bolts out of.

General Comments:

Handles and rides excellent.

Stops great and always starts instantly; runs smooth.

I average about 22 mpg city/ back road driving.

Roomy for its small size and very good looking.

Very, very fast, but I wish it was a 6 speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2008

2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 5.7 Liter LS1 V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7 Liter LS1 V8 Manual
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Best bang for buck under $30k, period

Faults:

Transmission went out at 15k, but this was not the cars fault (miss-shifted racing another car). Replaced under warranty with a smile!!

Factory stereo could use improvement, or just cut it off and listen to the exhaust as you should do!!

Nothing else significant.

General Comments:

I bought this car new, and over the course of 4 years put about $5k in modifications on the car. Stock 1/4 miles was 13.4 @ 106, by the end I had it to 12.6 @ 112 mph, with simple bolt-ons. I can't stress enough the bang-for-the-buck of this platform and motor. Having working in the performance automotive field for 3 years, I can attest the capabilities of this car are beyond most peoples wildest imagination (a simple supercharger kit will make over 500 rear wheel horsepower properly tuned). If your into cushy, comfy, practical rides, this car IS NOT FOR YOU. However, for a raw, visceral, wicked performance experience at a small cost, this is THE ONE. On August 3, 2005, I totalled this car, wiping out in a corner at over 100 mph, rolling the car 4 times. I walked away with nary a scratch....obviously some luck was involved, but this is a much safer car than you think.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2005

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 17 reviews