1997 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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Base
4 national listings
Base Convertible
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $9,147
RS
9 national listings
RS Convertible
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $15,352
Z28
Avg. Price: $9,738
Z28 Convertible
Avg. Price: $11,298
Z28 SS
Avg. Price: $16,945
Z28 SS Convertible
4 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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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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Do I Really Need The Brace

On my 97 rs v6 as im sure all camaros there is what i feel is a driveshaft loop of sorts just behind transmissin its just a plate crossing thdriveline tunnel. My question is this. I drive my car i d...

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Dk1992
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3.8 Camaro Top End Swap???

i was just wondering if it'd be possible to swap the top end of a 97 camaro 3.8 with a supercharged grand prix gtp engine. Or even a complete engine swap without swaping trannys?

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