1997 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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Base
5 national listings
Base Convertible
RS
6 national listings
RS Convertible
Avg. Price: $11,549
Z28
19 national listings
Z28 Convertible
Avg. Price: $8,247
Z28 SS
Avg. Price: $11,745
Z28 SS Convertible
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4.65 stars

Based on 54 reviews

Stock It's Fun, Modded It's A Blast! by ChillPhatCat
 — Definitely the best N/A six you can buy... stock it got upwards of 32 MPG on the highway, modded still up to 30 MPG. With a little help from removing 150 lbs and a cam/headers/exhaust it's good for a ... Read More
Love It Wouldnt Want Any Other Car. by Bronson
 — The Biggest fault with the 1997 Camaro= THE DRIVER. ( I broke it in half). Performance) In 97' It was one of the fastest cars you could buy for under 30k.Today they are still very competitive,stop gr... Read More
Everyone Shou;d Own One by Raymond
 — the performace of my camaro has the best overall rating of all of my cars. very strong build from the frame to the chassis. the only problem with the build quality i have is the struts but other than ... Read More

1997 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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Based on 54 reviews

1997 Chevrolet Camaro

The 1997 Camaro represented the last of the style first revamped in 1993.  It runs like the muscle car it is: gas inefficiently, but responsively.
GM's Series II 3800 V6 has pickup like a much bigger engine, making for an ever-exciting ride.
New in 1997 are daytime running lights and a redesigned dashboard.
The interior itself is anything but spacious. While drivers may enjoy the reclining, sporty feel to their seat, passengers in the practically non-existent back seats may struggle a bit to find comfortable places for their legs.
  
Available for 1997 were two special trims to celebrate the Camaro's 30th birthday: a 30th Anniversary package for the Z28 and an SS Z28.
The 30th Anniversary package is easily detectable by the Arctic White paint accented with Hugger Orange stripes, a combination intended to pay homage to the 1969 Camaro Indy Pace Car.  The seats were similarly trimmed in Arctic White, again paying tribute to the classic car.  A 5.7-liter sequential fuel injected V-8 and six-speed manual gear box gives the Anniversary Edition the kind of smooth and responsive ride that even the '69 may not have had.
The SS trim was as Corvette-like as a Camaro can get: it was powered by a 305-horsepower Corvette LT1 V8.  Performance was further enhanced by a high-performance exhaust system and special sport suspension package featuring Bilstein shock absorbers.
The Camaro is great fun to drive and at a reasonable price.  Consumers rave about its price and peppy ride.  Reviews are mixed on the gas mileage, with some drivers suprised about how such a heavy car can get such excellent mileage, and others disappointed in the city miles.  Acceleration is universally lauded, while several drivers complain about typical Camaro problems: the low-riding, easily-bottomed-out front end and easily derailed fuel relay lines.

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Convertible Top

Hi my car's convertible top only goes down when i push the button but wont go up?

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Car Lights

my right head lights didn't turn on only my left lowbeam headlight, i changed my right lowbeam headlight socket because it was burnt, now both of my right headlights work and neither of my left he...

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Starter

I changed my car's starter today because it wouldn't turn on the first try and it would also make a loud screeching sound, now it doesn't make any sound but doesn't turn on the first time?

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Starting The Car

Hi my camaro 97 every time i turn the starter to turn the ignition on it makes a loud screeching noise under the hood like metal screeching and doesnt' turn on until i pump gas than it turns on it...

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Car Lights

Hi i have a camaro 97 at night when i turn on the car as soon as i release the emergency break the lights turn but on one side the low beam one turns on and on the other side the high beam turns o...

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