Since buying the V6 3800 Camaro I must say my personal opinion has changed about six cylinder secondary models. This car delivers! Its got great styling, outstanding performance, and fair quality. This car is simply an amazing machine and for the price you can't beat that. If you are in the market for an affordable sportscar without paying the price give a 3800 Camaro a chance you'll be suprized with what they can do.
The 3.8 engine, it delivers above average performance for being the base model car and at 200hp you'd think thats not much but in fact you'll be in the same ball park with the 94-98 Mustang GT and 5.0's. Most honda's, Toyota's, VW's stock to stock don't stand a chance!.
If its a hardtop convert it to a T-Top because hardtops get very hot in the summer months. Rear differential swap from a Z28 is also what I would suggest because the base ones aren't very durable and you can't throw much at them without something breaking.