Chrysler Concorde front styling, cheapo interior materials, boy-racer image.
Camaro is donesville.
"From the country that invented rock 'n' roll" claimed the advertisements for this Quebec, Canada-built sport coupe when it was last redesigned nearly a decade ago. A small technicality, we suppose, but there are no technicalities when it comes to the Camaro's performance abilities, particularly in Z28 or SS guise. These Camaros are blazingly quick, hold the road tenaciously, cost less than the average price of a new car in this country and get decent gas mileage when they're not being hammered along a twisty two-lane road.
Two trim levels are available for 2002 in either coupe or convertible body styles. Base Camaros are powered by a 3800 Series II V6 that makes 200 horsepower. Mated to a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission (coupe only), this stout motor makes a strong argument for avoiding the higher insurance rates and prices of the Z28. An optional performance-handling package adds dual exhaust, tighter steering and a limited-slip differential on V6 models.
The Z28 is the go-faster Camaro. Equipped with a 5.7-liter LS1 V8, the Z28 is good for 310 horsepower, 50 more than the Mustang GT. Opt for the SS performance package, and you get 325 real horsepower, thanks to forced air induction through an aggressive-looking hood scoop. Chevy says the SS will hit 60 mph in a little over 5 seconds from a stop and continue on to a 13.5-second quarter-mile if you keep the pedal planted -- about as fast as it gets for under $30K.
For 2002, revisions are few. Z28 coupes and convertibles get P245/50ZR16 Goodyear Eagle RSA tires as standard equipment, and all V8-equipped models get an auxiliary power steering cooler. Sebring Silver metallic paint has been added to the exterior color palette, while Mystic Teal metallic has been dropped. A special 35th Anniversary edition adds sport stripes, blacked out wheels, and numerous cosmetic add-ons for a one-of-kind look. The interior of the Camaro is functional, but cheap in appearance, and visibility is limited through the sharply raked windshield. The Camaro holds a respectable amount of gear in the cargo hold (more than 33 cubic feet of space with the generally useless rear seats folded down), and airbags and antilock brakes are standard.
Chevrolet has officially announced that this will be the last year of Camaro production.. Steadily declining sales are to blame, and the company is eager to slice non-performing models from the lineup. So if you want a tire-shredding sport coupe that won't leave you with a perpetually empty wallet, better snag a Camaro soon before this legend gets put out to pasture.
Few changes are made to the Camaro in what is its final year of production. Minor additions include a special 35th anniversary package and Sebring Silver to the color palette.
Read what other owners think about the Used 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.
Getting a new job that would have me
driving 90 miles a day, I wanted
something fun and handsome. I test
drove every car from $21 to $35K. What
can I say, convertible, 5.7 litre, V8,
310 HP with leather and a 500 watt
stereo for $30K with 0% financing for
60 months. How can you drive an A4, a
325, (shiver) an X-type or a Mustang
when you can drive this. Hit the gas
and your head hits the back of the
seat. I love this car.
4.75 out of 5 stars
35th anniversary edition Camaro SS
Z28 2dr Convertible (5.7L 8cyl 4A)
This is my 5th Camaro & I wanted to get the last of the breed when GM the
ends the F-body, so I got the 35th Anniversary edition Camaro SS
convertible. Too much for a regular Camaro ($38k+), but well worth it for a
collector edition of 1 of the last of the true muscle cars. Great performance
thru a bullet proof 6 speed tranny & fun to drive. 'Arrest me red' is not my
favorite color, but this is a very nice package with exterior stripes, leather,
large wheels and tires; an overall package that makes for a real performance
car, easily capable of serious performance upgrades, yet with decent gas
mileage a& a civilized car capable of commuting in the worst traffic.
4.63 out of 5 stars
2002 Camaro Convertible
2dr Convertible (3.8L 6cyl 5M)
Excellent reliability. I have had this car for almost five years and have spent $0 on repairs, outside of normal maintenance. Gas mileage is great, given the current price of gas. Unique enough that I typically do not see another like it going down the road. Handling is excellent. I drive the car year round and have driven in a foot of snow with no problem (My son's Mazda 626 got stuck!)
4.38 out of 5 stars
huge bang for the buck
Z28 2dr Convertible (5.7L 8cyl 4A)
i have a triple black ss convertible
and this is the first american car i
have purchased since 1989. to me this
is a six speed manual,nearly 4 seat
corvette. i have an slp modified car
with the hurst shifter, chrome ss
wheels , slp free breathing exhaust and
a host of other factory mods. i am
extremely pleased with the engineering
of this car. it is reliable, fast,
steers and brakes well and if i am
careful i get approx. 30 mpg...AMAZING
The Used 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is offered in the following styles: Z28 2dr Convertible (5.7L 8cyl 4A), and 2dr Convertible (3.8L 6cyl 5M).
The Used 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible comes with rear wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual.
The Used 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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