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Pros: The retro looks.
Cons: A few blind spots but this is minor.
Advice: Enjoy it!!Great drive. Decently fast. If you really want some power, check out what Hennessey Performance Engineering is doing with them. The HPE packages are amazing and will bring your SS up to 500+ rwhp!
Cons: blind spots
Advice: get one quick, they may be goneThe driveability of this car is wonderful. The seating makes you feel that you are in one of the safest cars to drive. Great instuments and extras with the RS package. Does have some blind spots that you have to be aware of, but my 1967 did too.
Pros: The speed and power of the V-8
Cons: 2002 Z28 Power window motor on drivers side is famous for breaking. Less then 3000 miles on car and it died. 1996 Camaro (I bought used) had the motor die after I owned it one year at 60,000 miles.
Advice: Buy a good radar detector. You can't resist the urge to speed with the V-8The prices are going up! It is a collectors item now. Try to get a used Z28 or SS model in show room condition. Don't bother with the other models. They are a dime a dozen.
Pros: Eye turning quoitent , acceleration and sleek appearance.
Cons: Annoying skip shift feature
Advice: It's too late, try and find one if you can.Left the dealers and found I was doing 95 in third gear and I still was on the entrance ramp to the highway! A huge grin and sense of exhilaration expanded my soul. Six speeds, LS1 engine and the top down. It doesn't get any better. People gave me thumbs up as I tooled by, definitely an attention getter, especially in 'arrest me' red. Plenty of power, good road feel, some problems with finding gears due to the darn 'skip shift' indicator and lack of visual gear reference. I was sold, I had to have it. I test drove a Cobra but never got the same sense of excitement from it. Every kid in town knows my car and wants to race this 53 year old grandmother who is content to rest in the knowledge that I could blow their socks off if I wanted to but I won't, since I value my investment and the car is irreplacable.
Pros: The LS1 engine and all the looks the aggressive styling gets
Cons: They should have put a little more money in the interior (less plastic)
Advice: Get one now while the gettins' goodI just brought home my new bright rally red SS. It's been a long time since I had the feeling of the rear wheel drive V-8. I think I'm gonna become quite attached to this baby. The only thing I regret is not shopping for one sooner. I had to settle for an automatic when I would have loved the stick. It seems every SS in my part of the country was red w/auto. That's O.K. it's still a blast to drive. As a matter of fact, the salesman said it was just as well I didn't get the shifter because it would save me on tires. I owned a Bandit Trans-Am back in the eighties and I was all set to buy a pewter WS6 when I popped into my local chevy dealer to test the camaro first. They had a beautiful Z28 convertible (red, of course) but I wouldn't settle for less than an SS. Like I said, should have shopped sooner and got that 35th anniversary hurst shift package. Tires shmires......
Pros: The 5.7 Liter Engine
Cons: No Lower back Support in seats
Advice: Drive one!!!!This is one of the last rear wheel drive performance cars!! It has incredible power with the 5.7 Liter LS1 Corvette Engine. I love the design and the handling and the T-Tops make for a nice cruise day or night. I test drove and compared this to the Mustang GT and the Camaro Z-28 beats it hands down with more leg and head room and overpowers the Mustang ( 310hp Z-28 ) ( 260hp GT ) Sorry!!! The Mustang GT does not compare
Pros: 5.7 Liter V8 engine (RWD)
Advice: This car is a great value for the money & probably the best car made for under 25KThe ride is VERY smooth. This version of the Camaro is more like a family sedan then a true sports car, EXCEPT for the powerful V8 engine of course (and RWD)! The cockpit is roomier and you sit up higher and the car is heavier, bulkier & not as nimble as earlier Camaro's. This is a great car but its not much at all like earlier Camaro's.