1983 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1983 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"sound" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"rwd" 2 reviews

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Curtis writes:
1983 Chevrolet Camaro Review
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Comfortable

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Rust

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It Could Have Been A Good Car. — The ideal of the car was great. The care I got was a turd. I finally got it driving well after a lot of time and money. The rust problems around the Ttops were worse than you would think. Like I said this one was a turd and I am sure not all 83s were.

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

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Jdchap writes:
1983 Chevrolet Camaro Base Review
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3

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VERY spirited, and fun to drive! Lots of power, great handling, tight and sharp. VERY cozy , and comfortable interior, and Love having the Tops off on the highway! If I had the space I would love to keep it, and build it up into a show car.

Cons

Rear wheel drive, and light weight rear-end makes it a challenge to drive on ice, and in deep snow. '80's muscle car= '80's gas mileage, great for the 80's, not great for today's gas prices. A manual transmission is always nicer to have. Unable to mount a roof sport-rack for bikes, camping gear, etc.

Jdchap
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Uncommonly Clean, All Original Looker. — I love the ride quality, handling, and comfort. It's very snappy off the green light, with a lot of power. It has a very clean, sleek, and mean stance, and is well complimented with the T-tops. Very much a gear-head vehicle, definitely not a family car, and expectedly not as fuel efficient, but shouldn't be expected from a muscle car. Not a winter vehicle, but with the addition of weight in the spare well (sand bags) it is doable. more cargo space than expected, if you lay the rear seat-backs down. A lot of light inside, and good visibility once you get used to the odd blind spots. Over all, I really like this car, and the pros outweigh the cons depending on your lifestyle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mykle15 writes:
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fast, cool, gets many looks and stares.

Cons

sterotypes. ex. mullet, hairmetal, beer, rednecks, burnouts (cant be helped!), show offs, ect....

mykle15
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Sex — i own an 83 camaro and i love it. its very fast, sleek and cool. it was by far one of the best looking cars of the 80's, but they were some of the cheapest ones to. i dont care what anyone says i love my camaro. you cant go wrong with owning one.

Owner for 3 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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Manuel writes:
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Cheap

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Slowest Camaro

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Not My Favourite Camaro — It doesn't look like a proper muscle car and the built quality is not good either. it's cheap so that's good;)

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Matthew writes:
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2

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T-Tops, Tranny

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Just about everything else about the car

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1983 Camaro Z28 — Turd Brown Exterior on Turd brown Interior. Bout the best thing about this car were the T-tops, and the Tranny. Had the dreaded cross-fire fuel injection....I bet GM wishes they never produced such crap. Car was a terrible excuse for badging with the Camaro name! This puppy didn't stay around long.

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Dan writes:
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Reliable

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Too quick with no roll bar or drivers harness

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1983 Camaro — 1983 Camaro Z28 with a 383 stroker motor. This car has ran 11.37 @ 118mph but usually runs high 11.40's with mufflers. This is the first car my dad and I built and will probably be the most reliable race car I will ever own.

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

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Coty writes:
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4

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Looks, reliable, easy to work on since everything is mechanical, sounds just great.

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lack of power, constant attention due to being so old.

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Great Car If You Have The Time Patience And Money To Put Into It. — This car was a hand me down from my wifes parents. sat up for 4 years and one day started messing with the carb and it started right up. Performance: 4 stars due to only having 150 bhp in a v8. sure its loud, sounds like itd rip a new one on the ricers, but sadly the ricers end up laughing in the end. Build quality: being an 83 and over 300000 miles, i have few to no complaints. it does need major overhauling which im in the progress of. parts are hard to find due to the age. rockauto.com has them all but its just the wait time that is not in my favor. appearance: car looks like a mix between old school muscle and a sports car. i personally love the way it looks. Cost of ownership: gas mileage is awful due to bad emission systems, and also being a 4 barrel carbed v8. it will drink more gas than you can drink water. also this car requires premium, keep that in mind for at least an extra 20 more cents every gallon. (16 gallon tank i believe) fun factor: i love the sound of the car, love the handling. it is really great at cornering. the lack of power is just the party pooper...

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

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Daniel writes:
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fun

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gas hog

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I Love It Cause Its Old — its a nice looking car easy to work on bad on fuel needs alot of work be for i can drive it have all the originel rims to go on it and some parts needs new tires and rebuild kit for the carb and a windshield

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Josh writes:
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It's got a 5-Speed has T-Tops and is easy to work on with inexpensive repair parts.

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It's sluggish with only 150 rated HP. It's traction leaves a lot to be desired.

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Z-28 — It's not really that fast.(That will change) It is need of paint really badly. It has a 305 and a 5-Speed. Otherwise it is a solid vehicle. It will be getting a 350 in the winter/spring to bring its performance to a respectable level.

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

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Josue writes:
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its got real power.

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haha to much power, might get a speeding tick soon.

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Love My Bay Be — needs alot of interior work, and has no reall upgrades. acceleration is sick haha so much power. for now im just tunnin it up, and fixxing up the muffler. BUt real fun to drive. real gas hog but well worth it.

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

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