1997 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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Trims

Base
8 national listings
Base Convertible
3 national listings
RS
6 national listings
RS Convertible
4 national listings
Z28
24 national listings
Z28 Convertible
Avg. Price: $7,640
Z28 SS
4 national listings
Z28 SS Convertible
1 national listing

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4.65 stars

Based on 53 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 53 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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Chevrolet Camaro Questions

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My 97 Camaro Rs Rattles When Idle Or At Low Acceleration

When my 97 camaro rs is idle, or driving at low speeds (somewhere between 0mph- 35mph) my car rattles. Sounds like there's metal clanking around somewhere or something. But then when I hit high spe...

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wrkelsa
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How Do I Turn Off The Skip Shift On My Car

I have a 1997 Caramo, 6 speed manual, there is a skip shift that wants you to shift from 1st to 4th. when your RPMs are lower than 1800. Is there a way to by pass that or turn it off ?

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wrkelsa
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Car Over Heating While Sitting Still

1997 C amaro Z28 SS 5.7L SLP package. I flushed my cooling system and now the car overheats sitting in the drive way. The old antifreeze was very bad. I replaced the thremastrat and fans work fine. I ...

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DyShawn Hall
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My 97 Camaro Rs Drl Lights Don't Work.. I Think. How Can I Turn Them On? An...

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DyShawn Hall
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Hey Guys. I Have A 1997 Camaro Rs. When My Car Reaches A Certain Temperatur...

Also, when I took it to my local mechanic shop a little while ago, I know that it needs a oil pan gasket, and a tune up. (spark plugs, wires, and o2 sensor) i was only able to put in 3 plugs and w...

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