20th Aug 2003, 09:35
I've had my 2000 GT for 2 years and have 25,000 miles on it.
I've had zero problems. It delivers 25mpg at 75mph on the interstate.
1st Mar 2005, 20:51
Well, this doesn't apply to the V8s, but choosing a v6 over a trans am for the casual driver is often because of insurance rates.
21st May 2010, 00:38
The Camaros and Firebirds have the engine set so far back under the windshield that you cannot pull the engine the normal way. You have to drop the whole front end of the car. Also they have a big hump in the floorboard on the passenger side. Sitting in a 93-02 Camaro or Firebird is like sitting in a hole in the ground. They have good engines and transmissions, but if you do have to work on the engine, it is hard to get to.
22nd May 2010, 01:05
I own a 94 25th anniversary Trans Am, and a 2010 Camaro SS, and my younger brother just bought the new Mustang 5.0, and before that he had a 1987 Mustang 5.0.
And I agree that the LT1 5.7 in the Trans Am is not easy to perform a tune-up, but the engine so far is bullet proof compared to its electronic sensors or computers, which are not as reliable and very expensive, especially the optispark distributor.
And the 87 Mustang engine was accessible and very easy to work on, and the 302 also was bullet proof and very cheap to repair. But now when you look at the 2010 Mustang's engine bay, we agreed that this will be a whole different story with this multi-valve, chains and cams sophisticated engine, and there's not too much place around the engine to perform a tune-up and hope that this one will also be bullet proof.
And now my Camaro SS with the 6.2 LS3 will be almost a breeze to work on and accessible areas all around the engine. Let's hope the new coyote 5.0 and the LS3 6.2 will be bullet proof, so we can still argue and have fun together, me and my Bro. instead of fixing them on the long run..
Time and miles will tell.