1997 Chevrolet Camaro Overview


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4 national listings
Base Convertible
3 national listings
4 national listings
RS Convertible
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $8,378
Z28 Convertible
Avg. Price: $10,854
Z28 SS
4 national listings
Z28 SS Convertible
2 national listings

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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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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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Chevrolet Camaro Questions

Kelly Pierce Jr.

T56 Tranny ?

I took my t56 tranny out of camaro SS . and behind clutch fork there was 2 broken star pieces with bearings in them laying in bottom of bell housing. I have no idea what these are can anybody help...

22 views with 10 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Sam Williams

My 97 Camaro Just Cut Off By Itself In Wont Crank Back Up Everything Else C...

Everything works properly except my a/c,radio,in my ignition want crank my motor want even turn over and my dashboard want come I. Unless i cut on my head light smh shit driving me crazy i need h...

19 views with 13 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
Kelly Pierce Jr.

My Car Won't Go!!!

I tried doing a burnout the other day my camaro SS it wouldn't spin tires today it won't even go unless I rev my rpm to 4- 5000 then it will go slowly. But won't go over 25 mph. U can also sit ther...

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I Need To Know How Close The Pickup Screen Is Suppose To Be To The Bottom O...

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I Have A 1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Wouldn't Start Replaced The Optispark No...

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