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Great Car, Repairs...ehh...
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By sergheis
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)


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The V6 is not much compared to newer ones, but it will still pick up to highway speeds before you could turn your head to check the other lane. Takes any turn without a problem, good on fuel, and how could you ever forget the nostalgic but mandatory t-tops. Interior is roomy in the front, the back, can be made comfortable if you're sitting alone.


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T-tops, maneuverability, good power from a V6 while still keeping the rate of refills low


Worst Features

While all fluid changes are easy, some repairs get very frustrating and worse without the right tools. If you assume your oil pan will be dropped a lot, definitely get a different k-member which will allow for removal of the pan without dropping the front suspension. If your intake manifold gaskets and plenum gasket has not been replaced, do so ASAP, they are prone to leaking coolant which has potential to ruin your engine.


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updating my post from 2011/Fast......fast
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By James Dzendzel
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Hatchback Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


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Now the car has 90,000 miles on it, replaced the shocks with kyb adjustables.just put on some new uniroyals 245/r15's and the ls1 is still going strong. Great highway car


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The more I drive this 2002 Z28 the more I love it
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By xxxfelix
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Hatchback Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought a 2011 Camaro 2LT with variable valve timing, twin cam, 4 valves per cyclinder direct injected V6 (state of the art), the advertised hp is 312. I also bought a used 2002 Z28 with the LS1 engine from the same dealer for a good price. The advertised hp is 310 for the 2002 Z28. But when I drive each car, the 2002 Z28 seems a whole lot more powerful. Elapsed time at a control track also proves the z28 is more powerful. I did some reseach and found that for the 1998 to 2002 LS1 engines, the true hp at the rear wheels on the camaro is more like 350 (same LS1 in the corvettes). The torque ratings were also dumbed down by GM on these camaros


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I love the 4th gen. styling, the interior plastic looks cheaper than my 2011 5 th gen. camaro. However, it has a remarkable T-top roof and the brute low end torque and power makes up for the shortcomings. I love both my camaros but I think the z28 is definitely more fun to drive.


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Great car for the hardcore speedster in you
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By zoilus
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Hatchback Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


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I have now had my 02 Z28 for 6 yrs. It has 92k miles. The LS1 is great! it can withstand alot of abused. These cars with bolt ons can easily get into the 400hp+ range. but add cam, heads and a real proper tune and you can get 450 to 490rwhp range ..all day long, that translates to 500-550bhp WITHOUT the need for nitros, turbo or supercharger. These cars were underrated so vette owners didn't have a cow. LS1's make around 290-310rwhp which is the same as stock Vettes. For people on this board who say the V6 makes V8 power....aaahhhh no... it doesn't. Please get into the V8 FIRST then tell me if your V6 is like a V8. Theres like a 150hp and 150tq difference!


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this this car is not perfect, but for very little money and a few K in investments, you can have not only a real fast car, BUT it doesn't have to be a little ricey high schooler little cute 4 banger. This is a manly car, that means business and is classic and tough. If you have a choice of V6 and V8, don't even think about the V6. I am a firm believer that this cars shouldn't had even been available as a six. I love it and don't even get the auto and go straight for that extra strong 6 speed!


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Fast, fast, fast
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By mudshark78s
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Hatchback Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


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Bought this car 2 yrs ago for $12,000 with 57,000 miles on it just hit 70,000 ,our summer ride, 35th anniversary package with z rated tires,ungoverned 150 top speed,seen 135, wife gets nervous, added slp intake and diablo tune, looking to put on headers.Would recommend this to anyone that loves that raw power feel, Not one problem with this car.


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ls1 engine,


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