2002 Chevrolet Camaro Consumer Review: 2002 SS

2002 Chevrolet Camaro Hatchback - Consumer Review

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2002 SS
By David on


2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


This car is an absolute blast to drive. People don't believe it runs 13.3 sec 1/4 mi stock. There still isn't a car available with this kind of power for less than $30K. It isn't for the faint of heart. The stock brake rotors warp every 10K miles. The build quality was low and it showed in several trips to the dealership to replace cracked/warped interior pieces. The glass and paint are soft and chip easily. The unibody flexes causing several rattles and squeaks. The right catalytic converter sits just in front of the passenger seat making it quite uncomfortable for some riders. Take a test ride as well as a drive. It has never failed to get me where I'm going however.

Best Features

Power second to none. Exterior styling definitely says sports car, not your mamma's eccono-box. Bang for your buck performance.

Worst Features

Brake rotors are very poor. Build quality not up to par with today's standards. Too many cheap materials used in the interior. Car's architecture limits power potential (protecting Corvette), and causes rattles, shakes, and T-Top leaks. It is a good car for the money and GM needs to do it again.
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