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Old 04-02-2017, 09:55 AM
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I'm looking at a 2000 camaro z28. Has 150k mile so on it n it's auto. Has hooker headers slp intake slp exhaust 3 y pipe subframe connectors hid headlights. I could get the car for 3k is it worth it. Need some opinions never had a camaro was trying to get some research on them n see if u guys could help me.
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Pics would help a lot and more info (a lot more!) on condition of the car.
$3K isn't much,I see rollers with no engine going for about $2K.
Is it a running driving car? Paint/body and interior condition?
History of car, has it been wrecked and fixed before and is the title clean or branded?
Tires and brakes good? etc. etc. ,all these things make a difference in value.
That said $3K for an LS1 Camaro is pretty cheap,if it's a good driver that's a bargain.
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:40 AM
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Car runs n drives. Don't know much about the history. Interior is decent cloth seats. Tires n brakes r good. Has Mickey Thompson on the back. Body in good shape n pain not bad for a 17 year old car.
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Car runs n drives. Don't know much about the history. Interior is decent cloth seats. Tires n brakes r good. Has Mickey Thompson on the back. Body in good shape n pain not bad for a 17 year old car.
Pretty hard to go wrong at $3k I'd say, even if the title has a brand of some kind on it. Look at the title, if it's a reconstructed car offer less and see if he bites. Last year I sold my '93 Z28 LT1 car with a branded title and 222,000 miles on the clock for $2200. An LS1 car should bring more than an LT1 car in the same shape if that gives you any idea. Maybe he'll take $2500 if it's branded.
Make sure he has the title free and clear branded or not and the VIN numbers match it. If not run don't walk run away fast.
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Title clean n all. Vin matches. Just always been a mustang guy. But wanted to try a camaro.
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Originally Posted by Jjcontreras2009 View Post
Title clean n all. Vin matches. Just always been a mustang guy. But wanted to try a camaro.
Sounds like a deal,at that price if you don't like it should be an easy re-sell but I have a feeling you'll like it.

Wife has an '05 Mustang and I have an '01 SS Camaro so I get to drive both. lol
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What's the common problems about this year camaro?
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What's the common problems about this year camaro?
Not a lot really, the LS1 cars are pretty damn good and more reliable than the LT1 cars. Bubbling paint on the composite roof panels is a common issue with no easy fix, lots about it here in this site.
10 bolt rear ends are a bit weak but with an auto not a big problem unless you build big power and have a high stall.
I read somewhere here about a few who have had water get inside the engine from the cowell and bad intake seals or something causing hydrolock and engine damage. I think that's pretty rare but something to check out on a high mileage car. Rocker arm trunion failures have happened on some I guess. Read up on this site and you'll learn a lot. Most of the failures are in cars that get abused at the track a lot,hot rodders are hard on cars no mater what make/model. The LS engines are so good they are getting put in everything under the sun these days including Ford Mustangs.
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What's the common problems about this year camaro?


Window motors, especially passenger side.
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Window motors, especially passenger side.
^ This. And check the roof for clear coat bubbling. 3K is a deal for a running/driving Z.
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