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Advice: If you're doing alot of city drivingPrepare yourself to get sucked into your seat. This car gets up and goes. Love doing hill and mountain driving as it is glued to the road. Then hit a straightaway and let it loose. At 120+ mph it is effortless. First and second gears are a blast, 50 and 80 mph at 6k rpm. Radio has poor reception. Get the 12 cd changer. Best sportscar for the buck.
Pros: The sound. I put a Flowmaster exhaust system on it that sounds better than any ss!
Cons: seats...uncomfortable. as for the backseats...i have yet to find somebody who could actually fit in them!
Advice: don't buy it if you have kidsDrives great however I think the body is too light for the engine. Meaning...you could lose control easily if you don't know how to really drive it.
Pros: Heads-up display
Cons: low clearance at nose
Advice: This is nott the Vett of the 70's or 80'sPerfectly balanced handling. Accceleration is awesum. Really can't break the rear end loose. This is a race car that can be de-tuned to cruise on the freeways and city streets, just change the ride setting with a switch and you are running those windy backraods like a champ. Not for the timid.
Pros: Performance and Appearance
Cons: This car has a tendency to throw you around over average to above average bumps.
Advice: You should get leather and either a Z28 or the SS and not the V6.I bought a 2002 Camaro SS in January. This car is sweet. It has an automatic transmission,t-tops,leather,and well every other optional feature. This baby can fly to 60mph in only 5.5 seconds. More than that i love the roar of the engine. You cannot beat the sound of an American V8. I am thinking about putting a turbo system in there a few years down the road. It will be very costly though. I was originally goin to buy a stick shift Z28 but I saw this car for the zero percent fincancing and bought it right off the lot. Im getting more car for my money. I would have got a stick shift but well they are very hard to find as they are not being made anymore and everyone wants them.
Pros: High performance combined with excellent fuel economy.
Cons: Being a 2 door they are sometimes a bit awkward.
Advice: Shop the internet to find what you truly want.My 2001 Z-28 coupe is a great auto. I shopped all over the southwest for a low content vehicle, so it took a while to find what I wanted. The manual shift trans (a no-cost option to the automatic) nets a 3.42 rear axle instead of a 2.73. I'm getting 19.5 mpg in town and 6 gears (top 2 are overdriven) is great for hiway use. GM has a great websight to assist an individual in locating cars nationwide. My experience was very positive.
Pros: Looks, Power and Road Control
Cons: Forced into 4th gear from 1st.
Advice: Shop around or order yours ASAP. There going fast...I am the new owner of a 2002 SS SLP, red/ebony, 6sp Hurst, 345hp plus. It's a hot car. My only two problems are: founding a comfortable sitting position (for the clutch) and the 'shift kill' is a real pain. But there is a quick fix for that for $25 bucks. Great car for the money!
Advice: buy itshop around first. You can buy a 2002 camaro coupe that's a fatory demo with all the opt's .for around $17,000-$18,000.I bought my 2002 camaro for $17,000 with 2600 miles.It has leather int.,T-tops,am-fm-cd,6 way power seat and the sport package.