1996 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1996 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 58 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 27 reviews
"power" 22 reviews
"speed" 13 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews

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tmerelli writes:
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS Review
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5

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This car is a blast to drive.! It's powered by the Chevy 5.7 L Z-1 V8.  The engine is stock, and generates 305 hp.  The handling is outstanding.  Even though it's a police interceptor, it still corners very well.

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Gas mileage isn't the greatest, although if you drive conservatively it is possible to average 21 MPG overall.  The temptation to let the hammer down and listen to the engine sing those magical V-8 notes can be too much to resist though.  To achieve continual optimal performance, it requires frequent maintenance with synthetic oil changes, tire rotations and replacements, etc.

tmerelli
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Love It! — It's not a very family-friendly car due to the tight rear seats, but it has adequate cargo room for a great road trip for two. Maintenance hasn't been difficult, although if you don't like spending time and $$ maintaining your vehicle then this definitely isn't the car for you.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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FBodyNation writes:
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Base Review
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5

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SB 350 and a 700r4 tranny

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None Its chevy!!

FBodyNation
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Its Definitely A Sleeper The Way It Is Now, Nothing Fancy About The Outside, But Has A 350 Swap. — I love this car i have had it for about 5 years now and it is always there for me. It has so much potential, and was the first car i did a full engine/tranny swap on. Super fun to drive and every body loves Catfish!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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MrMarcus59 writes:
1996 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible Review
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great car for that weekend stroll or that Sunday cruise, put the top down and have FUN, drove it to work for a week got 27mpg

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none

MrMarcus59
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A Car For Looks — well I only put 187 miles on it since I bought it, loved it but I didn't buy it to drive it (obviously), its one cool looking car, and Americans love their cars, loved the idea to cruise around with the top down, and in eastern Washington that can happen a lot, great cruising weather here.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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carlover187 writes:
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4

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Pretty good handling, decent power for small V6,

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Engine is underpowered, interior could be nicer, handling response could be better

carlover187
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Pretty Good Performing Car Overall And Looks Good To. — This generation camaro is my favorite but it definitely has some flaws. The V6 is underpowered barely making over 200hp at 210. This camaro isn't meant to have a V6 option which is why it's underpowered in the V6. It does look nice though and it can get up to speed with the manual transmission. I've seen 0-60 times of 6.9 to 7.2 depending on the driver. Overall it's a nice affordable sports car and I really like them.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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jwibbens writes:
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Base Review
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Sporty & economical

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not much brute power

jwibbens
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Looks Good But Easy On The Pocketbook — Stylish looks and good handling in a package which is aesthetically pleasing. This car is fun to drive with the 5-speed and fools most people into assuming that it is much speedier than it actually is. It might not pass all the cars on the road but surely passes the gas stations.

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Jake writes:
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Review
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Sporty fast car.

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Optispark, gas mileage

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Excellent Racing Car. — Quick car. Not the best looking, but doesn't matter to me. Beats Mustangs, Fact. Gets alright gas mileage, usually 14-18 mpg around the city. Very fun car to drive, also has excellent handling. I would recommend this car to anyone.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Christopher writes:
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS Review
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comfortability and ride

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not enough room to top the car out

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Great Car Needs A Super Charger!!! — Great car cause it has a 6 speed. if you have the auto then it is no good on gas millage. the start of the line is great but the traction could be better. get strut bars before anything if your going to be driving it like i do.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
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Excelent features, good performace, wonderful handling Exelent Torque numbers

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Engine work is hard with location, turn radius is too wide, Doors are too long

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All American Fun — It's a great chasis for my project, 5-speed is fun, T-Tops make driving fun, If I have my way, it will soon have my 04 Cadillac CTS-V motor in it and I'll be able to use the Electronic throttle

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matt writes:
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Its a Camaro

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Its Awesome. — I love my Camaro. There's nothing like flying down the highway in a legendary American muscle car with the T-Tops off and the radio blasting the classic rock. She's got 135,000 miles and running stong. I wouldn't want to drive anything other than a Camaro.

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johnmatkinson1 writes:
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Great sounding:  Two on the Left (TOTL) exhaust.  Complete SLP factory set up.  

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Side mirrors do you no good because of the wide rear end.  Lack of storage

johnmatkinson1
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Awesome Slp — Love this car, truly a fun experience cruising around. Got the car from my father and I believe he was the 3rd owner. Amazing how good the paint looks, garage kept with car cover. Overall performance is pretty good from SLP; no mods yet but thinking about it!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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