2000 Chevrolet Camaro

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$17,040

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2000 Chevrolet Camaro

Key specs

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Overview

4 trims

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2000 Chevrolet Camaro review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet’s rear-drive muscle car may be nearing the end of the road. A member of Chevy’s lineup since 1967, Camaro’s steady sales decline puts it on the endangered species list, along with the similar Pontiac Firebird. The rival Ford Mustang outsells the Camaro and Firebird two to one.

The Chevy SSR concept vehicle that toured major auto shows in early 2000 may hint at a replacement for the Camaro. A cross between a sports car and a pickup, the SSR plugs V-8 power into a truck-based vehicle — a combination that appears to have a brighter future than the current model.

Exterior
Camaro comes as a hatchback coupe and a convertible, both with aggressive, muscular styling that is a hallmark of the brand. The overall length of 193.5 inches is a few inches longer than the Chevrolet Malibu sedan, but the Camaro’s height of 51 inches is 6 inches less.

The convertible’s power top comes with a glass rear window with a defogger. Removable T-tops are optional on the coupe.

Interior
The low-slung Camaro is hard to get in and out of, and the wide, heavy doors require a lot of room to open fully. The front bucket seats have enough space for taller passengers to stretch out, but the two-place rear seat is cramped even for children.

Air conditioning, a tilt wheel, cassette player and folding rear seatback are standard on all models, and all except the base coupe have a window-rattling, 500-watt Monsoon sound system.

Under the Hood
The 200-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 engine in the base coupe and convertible provides brisk acceleration and more reasonable gas mileage than the 5.7-liter V-8 used in the Z28 models. V-8 power, however, is part of the Camaro tradition, and the current engine is similar to the one in the Corvette. The V-8 is rated at 305 hp in the Z28 and at 320 hp with the optional SS package.

A five-speed manual transmission is standard with the V-6, and a four-speed automatic is optional. With the V-8, the automatic is standard, and a six-speed manual is a no-cost option.

Performance
With the potent, gas-guzzling V-8, the Camaro is rude, crude and barely socially acceptable — which is why many people choose the Z28 or SS versions. Crazy kids? Hardly. They are just as likely to be 40 or older and trying to relive their youth.If this type of car appeals to you, the best alternative is the archrivalFord Mustang, a more civilized interpretation of the same theme.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Almost 200,000 Km and 18 years of ownership

All in all it has been a great car and I have owned it since 11K, now almost 200K. Winter stored so no rust, I have driven it like a sports car and it has never let me down. 3 issues over 18 years. #1 was drivers side window motor (EZ replacement) #2. I've blown both front speakers, #3. One bearing let go in the rear end. It still has all the original bulbs even and only the second set of brakes, original clutch, exhaust still looks new underneath (about 8 sets of tires though). It is a pewter, 6 speed LS1 SS model Convertible and a rare sight. I've never seen one like it.

4.6

Great car

This car met all my needs. Great performance and style. Car is very reliable and is very fast. I would highly recommend this car to a friend or family member.

4.4

The LS1 is an very reliable and buildable engine

Excellent daily driver with some performance to make the driving experiance fun! Good handling Camaro with a very responsive engine. Rear end gearing could be lower but factory gears provide 20mpg for daily driving.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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