OK this car has been pretty good to me. I got very lucky on the whole mileage thing. The person kept it in their driveway for years. That's where the problems started. This car wasn't used to being used every day. Very very costly for everything. Most people can't work on it without special equipment meaning you have to take it to the dealer to get anything fixed. The air alone cost me major dolars not to mention the timing belt.
I absolutely love these cars - I've had
over 20 different cars and the Red Hot
Z has to be one of my favorites.
The "marriage" between the engine &
trans is flawless -the performance is
unmatched in a mid-size category for
the cash. The brakes suffer a bit -
changed out every 6 months - but GM is
to send out some $$$ to offset. I'm
buying another one in a few days -
212,000 miles on my last one! Recommend
highly for the teenager or old dude
that needs some cheap thrills. Don't
let the price fool ya - Oh, & make sure
the you get the front bearings checked
around 80K-150K. used cars always need
some preventative maintanence! Have
150,000 miles and going strong. Has
carried me through snow storms,
getting married, having our first kid.
Every time I get behind the wheel and
drive on the hiway it feels like a
race horse wanting to go faster and
faster. It's low to the ground, wide
wheel base makes it a joy to drive.
The speedometer says up to 85mph , but
who are they kidding.
Interior, overdrive, comfort for long
drives. No bells or whistles just
Breaks ( got repaired a while back
(statinless parts), some body rust
This is a great first car! Very nice,
sporty, and fun to drive. No major
flaws, no rust, or broken parts or
excessive wear and tear. Gets you
where you need to go. Roomy for a
coupe yet can get you in and out of
those busy shoping parking lots. The
color is flame red, which turns heads.
Great for all ages!
Hood air vents, rear spoiler, aluminum
wheels, power windows, locks, flip up
sun roof, flame red in color!
Always check your fluids and keep the
car clean! Be careful going over rough
train tracks. (It likes to be handled
Love my Z. Unbelievable to repair. Poor
engine compartment design. Everything
is so difficult to get at. To replace
altenator you have to drop front axle.
Timing chain was a $1000 touch. In
order to replace battery you have to
remove bolted support and washer
reservior before accessing battery, Not
enough room for battery blanket. Goes
like the wind but has a rattly and
tinny sound to the muffler as opposed
to throaty rumble which would match its
look. Despite all, I love it and would
not trade it.
Redesign ease of access to basic
components and equipment which require
service and occasional replacement.