1980 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

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Jay writes:
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5

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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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Carl writes:
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Fast

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None

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The Best — It was the best. It had T-tops and a 5.7L Corvette engine, dual exhaust and IROC wheels with 60's Eagle GT tires. I had to sell the car when I got engaged as my fiancee hated how loud it was when I pulled up to her parents house. Wish I had that car now.

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Matt writes:
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5

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It's a camaro?

Cons

Gas?

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Best Car I've Owned — I love my Z28, Handles well for a car of it's time, The swapped engine has PLENTY of power. Love the look and feel. Breaks well, Fantastic acceleration. Isn't great on gas, but if you aren't flooring it, it isn't actually that bad. Most fun I've ever had in a car.

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Barry writes:
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4

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IT WAS A CAMARO!!

Cons

I don't have it any more!

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Beatcha! — What can I say? It was my first sports car!! It wasn't beautiful but it was still a Camaro! It got me and my brother from Edmonton to calgary in just "under" 2 hours! That was also the trip that blew up 2 cylinders and the oil pump:(

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Matt writes:
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5

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Beautiful lines, classic, stands out.

Cons

High insurance, poor gas milage, blown up

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1980 Camaro Z28 — It's a great car. It doesn't run, but what can you expect from 215000 miles of red necked torture. It's lines look gorgious. The only problem is the automatic transmission. That'll change soon though. It was great to drive before gas was $3.00/gallon and before I blew it up. Now, I can only drive-down hill.

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Rodney writes:
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3

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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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Eileen writes:
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5

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It's fast and fun!

Cons

People like to pull out in front of you.

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Love This Car. Wish I Still Had It. — My first car!! Took off like a rocket. Nice solid car and so much fun to drive. Not to mention the awesome stereo system I had in it. It was chevy hugger orange and it got deatialed every week. Loved this car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott writes:
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5

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lots of power and lots of looks

Cons

interiors not finished

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Its Dead Sexy And Its Not A Ricer — My 1980 Chevrolet Camaro is sexy thanx to mine and Bradys restoration job and my engine and transmission overhaul just needs the interior done and some extra necessary mods ;) yes because all mods are necessary like a 6 speed tranny, supercharger, 411 posi differential, 5 spoke aftermarket wheels and finished exhaust just off the top of my head

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

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Eric writes:
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5

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power. should be able to wheelie

Cons

cops/paint. it's yellow wit black pin stripping. see it a mile away

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Gunna Rip — The stock 350 is only 190 horses and that pushing a 3660 lb car doesn't come out to great performance. About 16 seconds flat in the quarter but I have a second 350 in it now which is supposed to be around 310 horses and the suspension is good and 350 block has serious potential. Working the engine now to displace 408 cubic inches and pump out about 600 horses naturally aspirated. I plan on putting nitrous either way but if I decide to supercharge it too I'm planning for 8 to 900+ horses. T56 tranny wit a dana 60 rear with 4.11 gears and a detroit locker. Koni shocks with 4 wheel slotted and vented discs around. Single driver's racaro racing seat with 4 point seat belt. Performance clutch, cut out exhaust, cat-back system for normal driving. It's going to be one mean Z28.

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

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jamesr1018 writes:
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4

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Good-looking 2nd gen model, moonroof, decent handling.

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Rusty, leaking moonroof, inefficient.

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I Miss My Camaro...! — This was my 1980 Camaro Berlinetta. I loved this car, and owned it for about four years (95-99). Performance was average for a vehicle with a gross weight of 3600 pounds. My Berlinetta had a Chevy 305 with a QuadraJet carb, and a 3.08 limited-slip rear end. Tires were 205/70-14, with wire wheel covers. The Camaro came with power windows and locks, A/C, cruise, tilt steering, and the relatively rare option of a Sky-Top power moonroof (which leaked like a sieve). The Berlinetta was the "luxo" version of the Camaro line and, as such, wasn't all that powerful, nor did it handle like a Z28. But it was wide and low, which gave it some decent handling. This car, for me, was mostly about having fun. It was for cruising through town, or flying down the highway with the windows and roof open. Build quality was ...meh. Typical late-70s GM: lots of squeaks, rattles, and panel-gaps. Rust was not a huge problem, but did rear its ugly head in the usual places (wheel wells, rocker panels). Maintenance was simple overall, and parts were cheap. The only problem part was the heater core, which is very nearly inaccessible under the passenger side of the dashboard. The mechanic I took it to said he never wanted to see my car again after having to replace the core! I didn't really care about gas mileage when I drove the Camaro; as I said, it was all about fun.

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

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