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1981 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1981 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"beautiful car" 4 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews

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5

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Its fun fast and a Z28

Cons

Price of gad

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Go Faster — Th performance of my z28 is very good powered by a 402bbc that will have a 125 shot of nos build quality well its 30 years old it aint perfect appearence its won awards fun factor well no speeding tickets yet but pulled over plenty of times for loud exhaust? What exhaust haha

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

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Bruce writes:
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4

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The looks, power.

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Gas mileage, repair costs

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A Great Show Off Or Track Car — Packs a punch, your typical muscle car, great power with half ass handling. Gas mileage isnt the greatest of course, but the looks and power make up for everything. surely a classic. Ive always loved classic muscle, being raised on cars like this from when i was a baby.

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

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Jessica writes:
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5

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Love this car....have always wanted one!

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nothing to hate!

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1981 Z28 Camaro — No matter what, good or bad, I LOVE this car. Good old American muscle. Yeah it's heavy, but I'd rather get in an accident with this than any new car on the road today! I think air bags cause more problems than they are worth.

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

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Dale writes:
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5

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will be great when I finnish restoring it.

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can't seem to find the time to work on it.

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Has Been A Dream Car Since Ive Been A Kid. — Well, it gets unbeleivable gas mileage right now!!! I will try and keep it as original as possible, exept for a 700r4 transmission for the overdrive and some sort of fuel injection system for best gas mileage and tunabilaty/performance.

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

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Michael writes:
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5

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hot looking

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gas milage

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The Most Fun Loving Car I Owned — The nicest car that I ever had,good for picking up girls.Hot car to be seen in.Far to many speeding tickets.Great car to drive.Sold the car to get married.Wish I had it back.Never had a single problem with it.Gas mileage wasn't the best.

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Aaron writes:
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Acceleration and handling

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nothing

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Awsome — i like everything about it. Had a 350 LT1, a few other things done. Big fatties on the rear, Nice american racing rims on all 4. And when that scoop opened say goodbye cause it was gone. thats about it.

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

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Jacob writes:
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looks

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power

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Classy — the acceleration and braking and handling was all good. it needed no repairs other than the time my dad totaled it into a dodge dart. both interior and exterior was blue. gas mileage was good, because it was only a 302. its fun to drive.

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

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Derek writes:
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power and looks

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dont have any

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Love It — carb motor so good reaction time. nice looking car. not so good on gas do to it being a 350 block but sure can go. good amount of horse power to get you going. only repairs that had to be done were do to age.

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

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Kenny writes:
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Head-turner, classic

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poor stock performance for a muscle car

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An Average Car That Is Fun To Mod And Build On. Great Base For A Project Car! — It's a Camaro. What does one expect out of it??? The stock 350 c.i. motor was bewildered by OPEC and other regulations. It feels as if it's missing something. If well maintained, it's a beautiful car that will be reliable to one's owner. The stock interior is gorgeous. The big-bodied design is the last year Chevrolet had the style in production. Truly immaculate design for an American Muscle car. The car is fun to be in because it will always turn heads.

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

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Kevin writes:
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5

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the torque curve starts at about 2000 rpm

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the suspention is old fashion

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None — handling sucks ass, but its built like a tank, and the power is incredible, with a rebuilt 388ci that pushes around 450 ponies and 450 lbs/ft, oh and its a good car for parking, needs to be fixed though, broken lifter...

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

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