1996 Chevrolet Camaro Overview


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7 national listings
Base Convertible
Avg. Price: $5,511
7 national listings
RS Convertible
4 national listings
17 national listings
Z28 Convertible
Avg. Price: $7,936
Z28 SS
2 national listings
Z28 SS Convertible
1 national listing

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1996 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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1996 Chevrolet Camaro

The 1996 model brings with it some additional options as well as some newly standardized equipment. The 3.8-liter V6 engine that was optional in the 1995 models is standard in the 1996 base model, and the Z28 had its 5.7-liter V8 enhanced to 285 horsepower (305 in the SS). 1996 also brought the new RS package with a lower-body aerotrim and a three-piece spoiler.

As always, the Camaro's big engine is what distinguishes it from other sports cars--especially those in its price range where it remains unmatched in value. Alloy wheels with painted surfaces add a sleeker look to the pony car. A variety of packages were available to sport up the look of the car, as well as to add some nice features, such as more engine power, traction control, and remote keyless entry.

Pluses of the Camaro included super-responsive steering and agility in the turns. The Camaro also is considered by many to be extremely dominant over the Ford Mustang...in other words, Camaros kick Mustangs butt.

Minuses of the Camaro include a failure to adhere to slippery roads (especially in winter) and a lack of passenger and cargo room.


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Josh Guth

Head Gasket On 96 3.8 L Camaro

I have a camaro I was driving it home started to heat up oil pressure dropped then died let t cool then jumped it. It started up and oil pressure was low but ran it failed the compression test co...

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Alexander Worrell

Can I Take A Carburated V-8 305 (5.0 Liter) And Put It In My 96 Camaro Rs W...

The 305 is from a 1985 scottsdale.

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New Intake Throwing Codes

Bought a new intake system online, installed it and it sounded great and no codes. After the third start up threw the code that the system was running too lean. Put the old system and code went away...

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Mari Mariela

197k Miles Bad For 1996 Chevrolet Camaro V6?

Hello is 197k miles bad for this car this will be my first car it's in great shape

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Camaro 1996 3800 V6

I am having the same problem I have a 96 camaro 3800 about two weeks ago I was on my way home and turned the corner on my street as soon as I hit the dip it turned off I replaced the fuel pump an...

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