1982 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1982 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 29 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews

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Todd writes:
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4

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power, performance, looks

Cons

fuel is costly

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Fun And Demanding — good excelleration, decent braking, handles good, rides a little rough. built with alot of plastic, t-tops leak. exterior styling couldn't have been better, except t bars tend to rust. gas milage is about 14-18 mpg depending on how you drive it, easy to maintain, car is really fun to drive

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

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Anthony1722 writes:
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5

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Extremely fun, Reliable, Sporty, Relatively Quick

Cons

Heavy on Gas, Not Very fast

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Car Has Balls! — Be under no illusions that this is a fast car, it isnt. Ill get that right out of the way, if your looking for a quick car, buy a WRX. This car is old, its a classic and should be treated like one. Mine in particular is the Indy Pcae Car. Its a smogged engine rated south of 170 Bhp. However, I can honestly say that I am completely in love with this car. It very reliable, stunningly beutiful, and for the price, I dont think any other car would have been quite as much fun as this car. I always have a good time driving, taking the t-tops off and cruising around. I get around 15 mpg. Overall, if 2-3K is burning a hole in your pocket, this is not a bad way to spend it.

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dvigano writes:
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Alot of fun to drive.  Power a plenty.  Nice interior - great exterior styling.

Cons

I had to sell it.

dvigano
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More Fun Than A Barrel Of Monkeys ... — This was my second car in the world. I purchased it after giving my sister my first 1980 Chevrolet Camaro. I had full reign to find what I wanted, but buy within my means. It was then that I found my two-toned 1982 Camaro IROC Z. I had a few fender benders and more than a couple tickets (my license was suspended) while enjoying this vehicle. It ended up being solid white with polished and painted 16" wheels (which were big in those days) with 315x35x16 tires. The hood had a working throttle flap that opened up at full throttle (which happened alot). It also had upgraded suspension and went around corners like it was on rails. I spent many days trying vigorously to recreate going around a corner like the "Dukes of Hazard" - sideways. I rebuilt the motor twice and replaced it once within the 5 years that I owned it. It was more fun than a barrel of monkeys and I'll always remember that car as my first real sportscar.

Owner for 4 years, 11 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Jus writes:
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4

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LOVED IT

Cons

STILL LOVED IT!!!

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My First — This was my first car, so I will always have a special place in my heart for it. As she can see she needed some work, but when I got it I only paid $700.00 for it from a neighbor and mechanically she never gave me any problems, I just wish I still had her and was able to do all the cosmetic stuff. If I still had her she would be sexy by now!

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

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Gary writes:
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This car is a head turner, no matter where I am at someone is always checking out my car.

Cons

all the plastic

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Bottom Line I Will Probably Never Get Rid Of This Car! — It is so much fun to drive.I have always loved this body style Camaro.The 2 tone, the graphic's. Many people say they didn't even know they made replica pace car's.Mine isnt stock under the hood, sound's healthy. My dad had one of these and he wish he had it back.

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

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Eamonn writes:
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5

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Drivers Car

Cons

looks a bit European

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Fun And Affordable — Fast enough and had almost european handling smaller than the 2nd gen camaros and more civilized, well built with stylish looks, great MPG if treated nicely upto 28 mpg, cheap to insure and service, great fun with t-tops out. Ideal first American Car not to big/small

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

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Jason writes:
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5

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Its a muscle car

Cons

likes to suck up gas

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American Muscle At Its Finest — This car was a monster.Fast as heck and handling wasnt bad.Didnt need a single thing when i owned it not even rust on it.Appearance was ok with the interior needing some work and the car needing a paint job but.Very expensive on insurance inless you get collector car insurance and you can just watch your gas guage needle drop driving around the city.All in all this car was awesome and i would buy another one any day.

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

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dibbler writes:
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5

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EVERYTHING!!

Cons

NOTHING!!!

dibbler
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Very Great Car For Anything You Need It For. — My car is great! For some of the cars that are out today the gas milage is fair. It was built to last, all except for the engine. I am currently getting the Engine rebuilt. It had a knocking, turns out its just a regular engine, they get tired after awhile. This is a fun car to drive, very comfortable, and very efficient. I will probably never get rid of this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Peter writes:
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5

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Its cool

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NOTHING

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Best Car — I love this car looks good has good power and its american. I like all the detail and it is not so big or so small its good. It is fun to drive. Yes its cool. I like all most all american cars.

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

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Logan writes:
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3

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Its a Camaro..... DUH!

Cons

Its a Camaro..... DUH!

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Sporty If Ya Spend The Bucks. — Like all Camaro and Firebird drivers from the 80's nitch, they were'nt the best of the best unless you dumped butt-loads of cash into them. Dont get me wrong, I loved my '82 but the 6 in it was shot, it started of fire once and i couldnt lock the doors unless I crawled through the hatch. God I miss that car.

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

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

Great Sports Car For The Money By bluboy10

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews

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