1980 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1980 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 35 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
"beautiful car" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"paint job" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"frame" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Carlo writes:
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everything about the car

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there are none for this year

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Not Many Around — car is in excellent shape in and out never seen winter and been in the rain 2 times the car undercarrage is still white from factory A REAL HEAD TURNER

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5

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I spent 7 years restoring this car.  Nothing untouched.

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Nothing!

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Fun To Drive! — Love this car! What else is there to say. Great looking and super fun to drive! I always get great looks when driving. In my opinion this was the best Camaro style ever. And this color combination is nice. LOVE IT.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Eds8dz28 writes:
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3

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Factory 4 speed

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Likes gas

Eds8dz28
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Fun To Drive — Father's 1980 Z28 factory 4 speed. In family for 33 years. Just fun to drive around. 350 4 bolt Edelbrock intake and carb headers and 3" exhaust with crossover pipe and flow master 40's 17x8's all around Eibach sport coils 1 1/2" lower Dark blue metallic Grey dash White interior

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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bernerdad54 writes:
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Great look

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Vacuum system is a nightmare

bernerdad54
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First Project Car — One of the best looking camaros of all gens. Vacuum system is a nightmare. This has factory A/C and I haven't even started on getting that to work. Trying to get brakes solid so I can get mufflers and cat replaced

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Wyatt writes:
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everything

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gas

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Its Awesome — its awesome,cool,and has two 15s in the back. the car is fun to drive. it has minimum repairs. gas mpg sucks. car interior and the exterior is pretty nice no lie its awesome. rims are cool also and i love the car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Robert writes:
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power,

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cost to fill tank

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Great Car Not Recamended For New Drivers. — Performance - acceleration is great, gets right off the line no problem, braking is okay as it is but i need to replace the master cylinder and bleed them alot, handling is great very surprised Build Quality - has it needed repairs? needed no major repairs Appearance - out side need paint and inside needs a new dash witch i have and will be puting in as soon as i get the other car parted out Cost of Ownership - gas mileage sucks on this car its a 305 5.0L and i plan i to put proformence heads, cam, intake, carb, roller rockers. and .100 longer push rods. Fun Factor -this car is the funnest car i think in driving. the back end if you pin it will start sliding to your right and it drifts great. btw i am only 17 and this is my first car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jay writes:
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Quick, sounds awesome, still has a carburetor (for now), navy blue metallic with white ghost flames, rear disc brake conversion

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Only good in a straight line, room for one, fuel economy, no a/c

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Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kevin writes:
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They are overall a nice design and there are not that maney of them left so they are not common.

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They have a tendency to have alot of rust in the rear frame rails and floor pans.

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They Were The Cars Of My Youtha Nd I Have Always Liked The Z/28 Version..... — What I like about this car, it is old and it has potential to be a very nice peice of automotive art. What I do not like about it is the old technology some of the 80's ugly and the fact that it is going to cost me alot of cash to put it the way I want it. I want to mix it up, old and new.... a 383 stroker, Hotchkis Suspension 4 wheel disk breaks, rack and pinion steering, 17 inch wheels, lower it 2 inches, older interior, newer gauge cluster, Black, Pweter, Red with red interior. Leather/ Sued interior, full dual exhaust, pollished tips and a hidden modern sound system. Power windows, door locks, trunk, mirrors, air conditioning, fuel injected and quick.

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Danny writes:
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its a z

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automatic

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Mean Z — Yet another camaro i loved these carsa i woned six of them and not until the 84 did i have an all around Great car/// I always had one issue that took away from them, this one was th einterior was gone to hell and back, and it smelled no matter how much i cleaned it......over all an automatic is lame in a car liek this...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rodney writes:
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speed

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doors

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A Solid Car — this was my first sports car. it had a 350 in it. it had a holley 750 double pumper carberator. it had a racing cam. it had wide tires in the rear and narrow in front. it was a fast car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Classy Looks, Great T Weekend Car By toolman91

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

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