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    1983 Chevrolet Camaro Review
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    Looks/Style Ranked 1983 Ford Mustang better.
    "Convertible styling"
    Value Ranked 1983 Ford Mustang better.
    "True American pony car"
    1983 Chevrolet Camaro Base Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

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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.)

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

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

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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

    Pros: fun

    Cons: gas hog

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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.)

    Pros: Comfortable

    Cons: Rust

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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.)

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

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

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    1983 Camaro Z28 Crossfire 305 — I loved the look of this car. The 83 Z28 was sleek and angular. Later models lost the hard lines that made this model look good. This car also handled very well. It took corners well, without a lot of slop, and at high speeds, the car was planted and stable. Where this car missed was performance and quality. The 305 V8 was weak, and gas mileage was horrible. The T-tops leaked constantly, and started to rattle after a year of ownership. The back seats were an unpleasant place to spend time, because it was cramped, and the huge b pillar blocked any outside view.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great looks and handling.

    Cons: Poor performance and milage.

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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.)

    Pros: its got real power.

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

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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.)

    Pros: Reliable

    Cons: Too quick with no roll bar or drivers harness

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    Z28 — this is a 83 z28 with a 305 5 speed standard. runs well but isnt the fastest. so far i have rewired the whole car, put the battery in the trunk, refinished the rims, tinted the rear window, installed alarm and electric door and trunk, installed 2 12s and all alpine speakers, fiber glass rear sub finisher,electric fans, and new shocks and struts. also ive put on a victor jr intake, crane cam, headers, 3" exhaust. i still have some parts to install wich i have already this includes poly bushing kit, cener force clutch, holly carb, edelbrock fuel pump, proform distributor, and a 350 with 10:1 compression. as it is now it will crack a donut on dry payvement easy

    Pros: fun light  car

    Cons: fuel millage

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