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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Hatchback

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A legend in its own time
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By Marc Bazell
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Hatchback Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Well, here it is nearly 4 years since I took delivery of my Canadian made '02 Z28, and still performs like the Vette, the Porsche 911 (0-60MPH), the A4, and can outrun any Mercedes BMW and the new Charger RTS. I use synthetic oil (Mobil One 10W- 30),rotate the tires faithfully, maintain about 5 psi above Chevy's recommended 30 psi, change the air filter every 6 months, just flushed the cooling system, brake system and transmission with 18,000 miles on the vehicle. And for all that nit-pickey extra maintenence, I get a whopping 33 MPG @ 70 MPH w/cruise control set. Now, lets see what GM has to offer with the new upgrade Camero next year. So far I like what I hear from rumour central.


Best Features

Superb stereo sound system and features. Superb handling, acceleration at all speeds. Superb braking. Much quieter than previous models. New improved paint makes it easier to polish and buff out scratches. Very good visibity and superb windshield wiper/washer system. A bigger washer resevoire.


Worst Features

A bit more cushion and wider seat backs. Too much play in headlamp switch and A/C louvers. Plastic display on radio scratches too easily. Suggest a harder scratch resistant plexiglass.


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2002 Camaro Z28, LS1-6 Speed
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By Tom Miller
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Hatchback Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Having owned more than 20 cars over the past 30 years, I can say that my 2002 Z28 Camaro is the best vehicle I've ever owned. I've added some performance and handling bolt-ons, along with the Hypertech Power Programmer and the results are fantastic. 0-60mph in 4.5sec, 1/4 mile in 12.7sec, and I've cruised at over 160mph. Normal driving I average 24.5- 28.4 highway and 14-16 city. I use only synthetic lubricants (engine, gearbox & rear axle); Mobil-1 for the engine with Z-Max additive. Soon, I'll be adding the GM Performance Parts LS1- to-LS6 conversion (heads & cam, 2002 Z06 Corvette) and a F.A.S.T. LSX Intake with a ZEX Nitrous setup. Love my 2002 Z28. Thanks Chevrolet!


Best Features

GEN III Small Block V-8 (LS1/LS6) Engine, T56 6-Speed OD Trans, 500-watt factory CD stereo, dash layout, body styling, front seat comfort and safety features. Also, great fuel economy with good (310-380) horsepower.


Worst Features

LS6 engine as a factory option. Gear ratios in transmission-different ratios available as option. Stronger rear axle. Slightly larger brakes. Bring back the RPO 1LE SCCA Showroom Stock Racing suspension package.


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Great Car but should have bought Vette
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By RED
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Hatchback Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


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Fun to drive. Have six speed Z28 with all the options. Not built well and mileage averages 13, way below EPA. Got it with big discount at end of build out. Great weekend car with tight feel. Stay away from snow and rain as traction poor. Brake rotors warp easily and front window distorts view in areas, Black plastic interior pieces fall off. In other words a piece of GM junk that's really fun to drive. Trade value about half of purchase price after three years. Hard to get in and out of. It's ok as during the week drive the Buick LeSabre.


Best Features

The speed and torque when running the gears. Brings back the old days of the mid 60's.


Worst Features

Too late now as they are not building them. I think one should spend the additional money and buy the Vette.


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


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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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Excellent Bang for the buck
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By j
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Hatchback Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


Review

There is simply no better performance value than this car. It has the performance of cars costing more than twice its price. It has a fairly basic interior but thats okay because it keeps the price down and allows you to focus on the fun part, driving!


Best Features

ENGINE!!! Handling


Worst Features

Just hoping a new version will come out sometime


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