1981 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1981 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 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: 4.7 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

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"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"beautiful car" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews

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1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Review
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Looks amazing, strong 350 4 speed car t-tops Handles good for 2nd gen camaro

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T-tops leak, emissions

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Love It — Love the sound and feel of this beauty. T-tops out and the pedal down is the only way to go with this one. Styling is spot on, performance could be better but emissions had bleed her dry by 81. Not everyones dream car, was not even mine until I saw her and it was love at first sight. 350 cubic inches and 4 speed trans are a great way to melt away a stressful day.

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

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Its fun fast and a Z28

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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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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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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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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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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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looks

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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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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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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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unique for where i live

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not finished

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? — Still working on the old girl. its getting a slant 6 and a push button transmition. its gonna be a metal flake pewter. and it has the mint condition red interior. 1981 Z28 Berlinetta Camaro. i love my camaro O Yeah

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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