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
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews

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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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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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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

25

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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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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Kevin writes:
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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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John writes:
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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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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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2012 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Dream Car By belcher0807

This car is everything I hoped it would be and more. It has better power than my 90's Z28 but still gets 30 MPG. The front seats are very comfortable. The rear seats are a little small but that's w... Read More

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Classy Looks, Great T Weekend Car By toolman91

Overall the car is nice. It's gets mpg on the hwy for 400hp. It's difficult to park in smaller parking spaces, limited visibility & large front fenders make it a challenge. I would buy one again only ... Read More

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Can't really think of anything bad to say about this car. Looks great, handles great and can really put you back in your seat. Do yourself a favor, and get behind the wheel of one of these V-8 power p... Read More

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Street Hotrod By gmcdenali

Extraordinary acceleration with either engine, capable handling, excellent value, head-turning looks, unique interior design, good fuel economy. Compromised visibility, a few ergonomic gaffes, margina... Read More

My Dream Car By Redneval67

I absolutely love this car! The styling, power, and handling is a car enthusiasts dream. American muscle is what it's all about. If you love the 1960's muscle car look mixed with today's technology, t... Read More

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