2000 Chevrolet Camaro

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of the 2000 Chevrolet Camaro. Base trim shown.

2000 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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...
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
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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Owned for eight years battery and brakes

by Ss slp from Strongsville ohio on August 12, 2018

Was a weekend car never let me down wish the still had this technology. Great investment . Ls1 reliability can't be beat for value. The new cars are all metal this camaro had fiberglass front end and ... Read full review

(5.0)

This is the most reliable vehicle I?ve owned

by Ss bob from Asheville NC on August 9, 2018

Is fun to drive.it handles and Performs great and gets great gas mileage The 12 disc changer is really nice. Drive this car anywhere and do it in style! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2000 Chevrolet Camaro currently has 4 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Camaro received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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