1988 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1988 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 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:4.2 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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"speed" 10 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"exterior" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 39 1988 Chevrolet Camaro reviews.

jimmygaudet writes:
1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z Review
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3

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Great engine, loved that classic camaro styling. Fast down a straight way. V8 engine sound

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Slurped gas. Carburetor had issues starting when cold. Noise from exhaust caused neighbor to constantly egg car and put nails in its tires. Thanks officer!  No trunk space. No traction at all in rain or snow

jimmygaudet
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It Was Awesome The Year It Came Out By 2001 It Was A Bit Of A Dinosaur. I Recommend Fuel Injection — Great engine, loved that classic camaro styling. Fast down a straight way. V8 engine sound. However it... Slurped gas. Carburetor had issues starting when cold. Noise from exhaust caused neighbor to constantly egg car and put nails in its tires. Thanks officer! No trunk space. No traction at all in rain or snow. Police magnet. It was awesome the year it came out by 2001 it was a bit of a dinosaur. I recommend fuel injection over carb models and if you can get posi traction that will help.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joey writes:
1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z Review
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4

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Fast, handles well, looks great.

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Chugs gas.

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I Bought Mine For $1000 Fixed It Up For Another $1000 And It Was Well Worth The Money. — -Performance- Fast acceleration, great braking, awesome handling. -Build- They hold up well as long as you take care of them. -Appearance- I love how they look. -Cost of Ownership- Not great gas mileage. I worked on mine myself and it was easy to fix plus the parts usually didn't cost much. -Fun Factor- Of all the cars I have driven this one was my favorite, it was extremely fun to drive.

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Michael writes:
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3

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its fast

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fuel

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I-rocz — the tires were always bald, and itwent fast but the interior was bad the doors didnt work right. my sister got mad when i wrecked it and i totaled it on i 64. it was snowing and it flip over but it was a great car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cappii writes:
1988 Chevrolet Camaro RS Review
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Fantastic American Muscle Car.  24MPG on the highway.

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stock 305 was hopeless.

cappii
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A Piece Of American Muscle Car History. — Jet black with silver trim, T-Tops, and a spoiler, this car was gorgeous from any angle. The stock 305 couple with a 700R4 automoatic transmission was weak, but when I upgraded to a 350 4-bolt, with an Edlebrock intake and Eldebrock exhaust, this car was amazing. There was nothing that could touch it. It sounded wonderful, and handled like a dream. Excellent gas mileage for the class.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sean writes:
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American Muscle, all original #s matching

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nothing i've noticed yet.

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Perfect Starter Car For Someone Into American Muscle Cars With A Average Budget. — Perfect starter car for someone into American Muscle cars with a average budget. - The Car is a 1988 Camaro Iroc-Z L98. I wanted a Camaro ever since i first saw them when i was little. Once i turned 13 i started saving up ever penny. I even skipped lunch at school some days so i could keep the money to add to the "Camaro Fund". The Day i turned 16 was the day I started looking for a camaro to call my own and car after car there was no luck. It look me 1½ years to find this one and I know I'll never part with it, it is my first car. I found it up on Windham Mountain and after looking at it I knew it was the one, bought it a week later and drove it back home down the mountain during the giant blizzard we had on December 2nd, 2009. The Iroc is all original even the paint is from the factory, with the T-Tops, decals and Fog lights. There is no rust and everything is clean. It still has it's #s matching 5.7L 350 TPI which was only rebuilt 3 years ago by Jaspers, only 19,000 on it now. The only true change was the previous owner painted the hood louvers red to match the decals and honestly i'm loving it. The Car still has some kinks i need to work out, but when you think of it, all cars especially ours has their own ticks and in the end it's one of the reasons we love them.

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

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Renaud writes:
1988 Chevrolet Camaro RS Review
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Looks, great aftermarket parts, potential to be a fast car

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Reliability, leaks, ect

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1988 Camaro Rs — Great looks, good handling, t-tops are great for summer, fun car to drive. 2.8L V6 is anemic and weak. Get a V8. Breaks often, but it was a used car. Fun to drive with a V8, V6 is boring. Great car if you love american muscle with big brawny V8s. A 383 would make any camaro a screamer.

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Garrett writes:
1988 Chevrolet Camaro RS Review
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Its got a 5.0L 305 in it so it cooks and recently I raced and destroyed a BMW so that felt good

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GAS, rims arnt in best condition which means I have to buy new ones eventually and the car has been key'd and has a dent in the door which im mad about

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An Eye Turner — Its a good car, got some rust around the wheel wells but other than that its in pretty solid condition. I wanted a fix-up car anyways so it is nice to have

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Sean writes:
1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z Review
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American Muscle, all original #s matching

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nothing i've noticed yet.

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Perfect Starter Car For Someone Into American Muscle Cars With A Average Budget. — The Car is a 1988 Camaro Iroc-Z L98. I wanted a Camaro ever since i first saw them when i was little. Once i turned 13 i started saving up ever penny. I even skipped lunch at school some days so i could keep the money to add to the "Camaro Fund". The Day i turned 16 was the day I started looking for a camaro to call my own and car after car there was no luck. It look me 1½ years to find this one and I know I'll never part with it, it is my first car. I found it up on Windham Mountain and after looking at it I knew it was the one, bought it a week later and drove it back home down the mountain during the giant blizzard we had on December 2nd, 2009. The Iroc is all original even the paint is from the factory, with the T-Tops, decals and Fog lights. There is no rust and everything is clean. It still has it's #s matching 5.7L 350 TPI which was only rebuilt 3 years ago by Jaspers, only 19,000 on it now. The only true change was the previous owner painted the hood louvers red to match the decals and honestly i'm loving it. The Car still has some kinks i need to work out, but when you think of it, all cars especially ours has their own ticks and in the end it's one of the reasons we love them.

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

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Wesam writes:
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5

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handling - performance -appearance

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parts

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A Day Use Car With Power Under The Hood — looks good ,runs good ,drive even better then it looks ,good handling ,you got cash you can upgrade the performance to the max ,easy and fun to drive ,appearance is so good even it was made back in the 80s

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

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Stephane writes:
1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z Convertible Review
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Convertible, look 80, power

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Gino Look!

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Summer Toy! — Sunday under the sun! Looker, lots of power 5.7l engine, feels like i was a kid again! no other car as a color like that anymore meant to be driven while listening to AC/DC. Rare vehicule only a few made. Vintage auto.

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

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