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Cheapest Horsepower You Can Possible Buy
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By LSX Nation
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2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


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It's an old 90s styled car built by GM. What did you expect? Luxury and comfort certainly aren't the highlights of the car. If you're like me then you bought this car for one thing and one thing only....SPEED! The 5.7L LS1 is one of the best engine platforms to date and still holds its own against the cars of today. For $12,000 or less you could buy a used F-body Camaro and have more than enough horsepower to smoke half the cars on the road. It has tremendous horsepower potential with a cheap budget and an unbelievably large amount of aftermarket support. It makes a great daily driver and the gas cost isn't astronomical as most would like to believe (just remember you can only use 91/93 octane due to high compression ratio). Overall it's a cheap,fast, and fun car that won't let you down.


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Bullet Proof!!!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By theZman
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2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


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My car (2001 Z28) has been very reliable from day one. Bought it new fully loaded and now has about 92k miles, I hope I didn't jinx it. I think as long as it continues to receive proper maintainance, this beauty will continue to run strong for eons. It's truly a looker and I've been asked many times if I want to sell it and the answer is always no. Too bad I can't post a pic here to show her off.

Here's your update (Sept. 2017): For almost a year now, I've been filling her up with the Shell Nitro Plus premium gas. It cost a little more but it (Shell) definitely delivers what it claims (about the gas), and my 2001 Z28 surely deserves quality stuff now and then. The latter is just my own personal view and NOT a recommendation. PEACE!!!


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Fun to drive, reliable enough
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By sac98281
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2001 Chevrolet Camaro 2dr Convertible (3.8L 6cyl 5M)


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Love this car. Affordable, good looks. Some of the best suspension for a factory vehicle. Engine and transmission are great.

Handles great. NOTE: front wheels are toe'd out (easily adjusted) which makes for great cornering but on the highway the tires will grab any surface imperfections and go that direction. Makes the driver pay attention.

Convertible top works flawlessly and the material that it is made out of is excellent. Material is like a heavy canvas with good texture and looks.

Common to this model: window motors burning out because of low voltage. I installed an aftermarket window motor wiring kit.


Best Features

Big windows, long dash board, exterior: sleek looking front end.


Worst Features

I had to replace the fuel pump at 100k miles which is expensive because it is located inside the fuel tank. The fuel pump should be mounted exterior to the fuel tank. When the pump goes bad, the tank has to be dropped to gain access. This adds to the labor charges.


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Super fun gas saver
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ponycar63
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2001 Chevrolet Camaro 2dr Convertible (3.8L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought this Camaro with 100K on it.
It runs and looks new.
It was owned by a preacher's daughter (really) and she babied it.
I wanted a car that was better on gas than my 4x4 F150.
This Camaro has been turning in mpg between 28 and 31 in mixed town and interstate driving. I had in mind of buying some boring 'old guy' car like a Buick Century.
This lil Camaro is so much more better looking, more fun and better mpg to boot. I love this car.


Best Features

Favorite features? The 5 speed trans. A 6 cyl Camaro would be boring with an automatic, but the manual gearbox is just fun! Mine is a stripper; manual windows, no rear defrost, etc. It does, however, have A/C and an ass kicking stereo.


Worst Features

The headlights are kinda cheezy looking.


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Very solid all around muscle car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Rob C
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2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)


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I purchased my 2001 Camaro SS back in 2004; it was 3 years old, and had 18k miles. The original owner purchased it and hardly drove it, as he had several cars. The car has t-tops, LS1, and a 6 spd manual trans. The car has more power than most need in stock form; in modified form, it can make a lot more. The LSI engine is bulletproof (if you maintain it) and fairly ecomomical for a large V-8. I have made several 600-700 mile road trips on the highway, and averaged 25-27 mpg! The 6 spd has a double overdrive, so at a steady 70-75 mph, in 6th gear, it is only turning @1500 rpm on the tach (it idles at 850 rpm)! The car is well built, and has no rattles or leaks (it has 48K miles).


Best Features

Corvette for 4! Good looking, fast, well built, and reasonably economical for a muscle car. Very strong running car. High performance Camaros offer Corvette-like performance (they usually share similar engines), and room for a driver and 3 passengers plus luggage.


Worst Features

First thing to add is subframe connectors. They help stiffen the chassis and make it handle even tighter; it should be noted that the Camaro brand manager during the time this car was made, came directly from Toyota, which explains the attention to fitment on body panels, trim pieces, etc.


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