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    Looks Good Just Needs A Better Engine And Trans — it does about 0-60 in about 9 seconds good handling okay brakes it all stock except for the flowmaster muffler on it it. doesn't have any rattles the clear coat is kinda going to crap and needs more room interiour wise, i like the body style but this one got in a wreck so it's mulitcolored but it looks like a jesus sandal. gets about 13 mpg in the city and about 18 on freeway and just basic tune ups. hell yeah this is a fun car needs more horsepower but it's still fun

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: t tops

    Cons: 305 engine

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    For The Enthusiast... And Only For The Enthusiast! — If you really like the looks of this car, and I mean really like the looks, then buy it. Before you do, though, I recommend you seriously evaluate your mechanical skills! We bought this car new and had it for 21 years. It was a reliable car for the first 100k miles, I won't dispute that, but after that it became a maintenance nightmare. Now, I will qualify that with my personality, I need my cars to look and function like new and I maintain them religiously. At around 100k miles it started burning oil significantly, we experienced many non-starts due to electrical issues, and shortly afterward the transmission started popping out of gear, the rear-end bearings failed, and electrical gremlins popped-up left and right. Don't even ask about that VATS security system - GRRR! Keep in mind, I'm only referring to the mechanical issues so far. This ignores the paint (yes, I had a "bad primer" car) that wasn't fixed until I had it sanded down to bare metal in 1999 and started again from there. Then there is the interior components - the door pulls peeled within 5 years, as did there OEM replacement parts. I finally solved that with 1983 pieces from a junkyard that lasted the last 11 years I had them in the car. I also had the dash panel crack in 1995. Not just a small crack, it went from the instrument cluster corner across the entire dash to the passenger side air outlet! I'm not talking about the dash pad (that also started cracking within 4 years), I mean the actual dash panel! I replaced that as well with a 1983 piece from the junkyard (same car). The door panels fell apart after 12 years, and I mean literally fell apart, the console door cracked, the console cracked, the gauges failed, the seat foam compressed quickly, and the headliner fell in 1997. Let's not miss the door rattle it had from day one that I finally traced to missing pieces on the window track in 2004! Missing from day 1!!! All of this came to a head in 2002 and I began a full restoration that saw about $40k in repairs and upgrades to keep the wife happy. I installed a ZZ4 crate engine, G-force T-5 with Centerforce Clutch, and a Moser rear end. The marginal brakes were upgraded to C5 Corvette calipers up front with 12" rotors, and the PBR rear disc brakes with a 1999 Z-28 master cylinder using a 1LE prop-valve which really made a huge difference in the braking. I also went through the entire electrical harness and upgraded several circuits with better wiring and terminals. The car's paint was upgraded, new Recaro seats went in, the gauges were gone through and upgraded with Auto Meter mechanicals, I rebuilt the steering column and installed Astro van column bearings, added a MOMO wheel, installed an Alpine stereo, recovered the rear seats with Recaro material (to match the front), replaced the soggy carpets, replaced all the weather-stripping with Metro parts, replaced/rebuilt the window regulators and all the little trim parts and door panels, installed Spohn subframe connectors and lower control arms, Koni shocks, Eibach springs, had the front spot welds stitched throughout, front lower control arms rebuilt, and a new driveshaft made for it. While doing the rebuild/restoration we upgraded the exterior with IROC tail-lamps, grill, and polished OEM IROC wheels. These are not cheap cars to maintain or rebuild, be aware of that when looking at them!

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

    Pros: It's a Camaro and is intrinsically valuable to some... mostly teenagers. It had a V8/5-speed from the factory, it was reliable, and it got 28 mpg in stock form.

    Cons: Terrible materials quality, particularly inside. Anemic engine, brake are marginal at best, all style - no go, horrible ride quality, poorly built, leaked water from day one, paint peeled off several times starting at 4 months old, needed complete restoration at 110k miles...

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