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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PROS
"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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worme6 writes:
1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Review
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5

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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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Jessica writes:
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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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Patrick writes:
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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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Andrew writes:
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everthing

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nothing

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1981 Chevy Camaro Z28 — I love my 1981 Chevy Camaro Z28 with its georgeus t-top white pait with red Z28 strips and air induction hood. The interior is half red cloth and half vynal. Under the hood we have a 5.7 letr 350 V8 lm-1 engin with a four barrle holly carborator and duel exsaust. it har a four speed automatic (you couldent get the 350 with a stick.) ... And guess what its NEVER going to be on sail... HAHA

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Kenny writes:
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4

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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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Bruce writes:
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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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Wayne writes:
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The eyes are on you

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Police

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Gets The Blood Pumping — Love this car But Love the 1969 z28 better. This car has 5.7l 350 330hp Turbo 350 Trans with Shift kit 373 posi. Body is still org but was repainted 20 yrs ago. Under the hood is a $$$$$$$$ of chrome The motor and wheel wells are all the same colour as the car dark blue. This car is a riot to drive.Is stored every winter. Because of the 373 posi the gas go fast. Would love to beef up to 450hp

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Michael writes:
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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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