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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1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z Review
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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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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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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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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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the body of the whole car seems like a nascar

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gas mileage and you have to take some things out to put a big block inside of it

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Its Cool — well i have an 350 inside of it but i want make it a street race car out of it performance is alright it does need a full tune -up tires are like slicks love the low level height of the car fronts seats need a little repair but the back is good even though gas mileage sucks but traveling wise its good on gas and its just really fun to drive around period

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

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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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1988 Chevrolet Camaro Base Convertible Review
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1 of 1859 ever made

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Nothing

palmsprings2011
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A Great Value For The Price — This has been a very reliable car. It is a convertible. Last made at the Van Nuys, California USA plant. If you ever wanted to own a classic and not pay an arm and a leg. Then this is the car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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t-tops

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gasssss

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Z28 — A very different change from fwd foreign to rwd domestic but i love it. This car was made to be driven and i think everyone that owns one can cover for me on that. A very good cruising car nothing to brag about on the strip.

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

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1988 Chevrolet Camaro RS Review
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its fast

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poor intirior condition

goodwaterj
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I Paid 5000 For It — this car has a dash from a 2000 firebird ..i like the 5 speed ..makes this car fun . free flow 2 7/8 exaust cold air intake ..i gat 480km/55 l cold air intake .. t roof . its old it needs many minor repairs ..and a good tune up

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

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Irocs were nice looking cars in the day

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old technology

Sloans
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Good Car For Someone Under 6'3 That Doesn't Have A Lot Of Cargo — It was my first car, so there is some sentimental attachment, but besides that it has actually been a reliable car. No engine or transmission work, though it needs a valve job for some minor smoke after extended idling. It's in great condition for it's age and mileage, and it's almost an antique

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

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