1997 Chevrolet Camaro User Reviews

1997 Chevrolet Camaro Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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
"power" 22 reviews
"ride" 16 reviews
"speed" 14 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"heavy car" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews

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3

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Sway bars, battery, starter, ignition coils, spark plugs, tires, custom made driveshaft, turn signal lense, speedometer light bulbs, climate control light bulbs, brakes, rotors, battery hold down

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Interior needs:
Headliner, upper dash panels, sun visors, drivers side window regulator,
Exterior needs:
Front bumper, paint job, headlights, all 4 hubcaps,

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I Have Spent A Little Over $4,000 On This Car Sine I Got It Last Year February 18th, 2014 — The inspection in September costed me $1,823.00 I am still trying to fix it up and make it look awesome. I love thesis car but it has issues. Its my first and only car. I bought it for only $800 last year soo.

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fsmguy writes:
1997 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible Review
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5

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Slick look, makes people turn and look

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Very low to the ground and sometimes it's hard to get out of if cars are parked too close.

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Awesome — I just bought my 1997 Camaro RS convertible. It's 17 years old now, and only has 45,000 miles on it. (Yes really, only 45,000 miles) It is beautiful inside and out. I'm having the stock radio replaced with a satellite radio. Gets really good gas mileage, and love how everyone turns to look when the top is down. A learning curve that I have had to learn to do is park the car. I was used to my SUV and parking anywhere, and this car is so low to the ground that I had to learn not to park close to things, and that I can't drive some places if it's steep incline or decline. It drags.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Crystal writes:
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I get a lot of attention from the guys in this car!, Handles well, Lots of Get up and Go!, Great Muscle car that is also good on gas.

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Not a family car, trunk space is limited, not made for comfort

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My Baby! My Pride And Joy — Such a good reliable car! I got it last year with only 89,000 original miles, it was garage kept for many years. Only problem I had was a plastic ring connecting to the engine had busted, water was shooting everywhere thankfully my serpentine belt busted in the process which made me had to stop immediately. If it wasn't for that, I could have blown the engine! Thankfully I did not and it was a relatively cheap fix. As old as this car is now I expect some pieces to start cracking and breaking just because of the age. I also have one issue I have not fixed yet, but when I hit the brakes the low trac light comes on and then eventually the ABS INOP light comes on, I read where it probably is a speed sensor in the Wheel hub. Right now, money is tight and the car runs fine and the brakes works. I just taking precautions and being extra careful. This car, took a little while to get use too, I am use to driving "family" type cars. This car has more Horsepower than the little suzuki and the Kia I use to drive around. Yes, its only a 6 cylinder but I am greatly impressed by it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Raymond writes:
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i love everything about this car

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there are no faults i think about this car

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Everyone Shou;d Own One — 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 that its great. the appearance aint the best because lets face it over a 5 year span your going to get dings and scratches i dont care you are it is going to happen regardless, and there is carck in my windshield where kids tried to put a knife through, it makes me irrate every time i look at my car. the gas mileage on this car is excellent its not the best you can find but it is well above average, and maitenance can be pricy but every car has that. Finally this car is extremely fun to drive hands down.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Max writes:
1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Review
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performance, sound and the feeling of cruising along at 100+ with the windows down and the music up

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the Fuel pump.... get it

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American Muscle Resergence All The Way — This car was awsome so sad I had to sell it... if your looking at one get a 98 or newer and if you have the money opt for the new one with 426 HP. I wish I had the skills to fix all the problems mine had

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

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Speed

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Age

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Amazing — I love the way this car drives, even though it has a few issues it overall is an amazing car for a 16 year old in high school. It is a very fun car to drive and ladies love it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott writes:
1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS Review
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4

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LT1torque. SS ram air hood. Houndstooth leather seats.  Styling.

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Weak 10bolt rear,cost of maintenance and parts,optifire distributor&water pump placement.  Headlights and wipers are 93-97 only.  Power window motors go out often.

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Powerful Car For The 90's — The 1997 30th anniversary cars are the best looking of all the lt1 years with its artic white with hugger orange stripes. Serial number 1 of cars. Other than oil changes maintenance is high dollar. Parts are few and scarce. Performance wise the car has been great. You just need to upgrade the rear to a 12 bolt,poly trans mount and add subframe connectors and some good lower control arms.

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

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Michael writes:
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It's real 'Merican muscle.

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It was made in an era gone by.

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I Really Enjoy This Car, But Couldn't Drive It Every Day. — My wife and I bought this 30th Anniversary Camaro as a weekend cruiser. It works great for that purpose...and only that purpose. Getting behind the wheel makes you realize how far cars have come in the last 15 years both in terms of fit/finish and performance. The steering is slow and vague, especially for a sports car. The T56 gearbox is industrial, yet effective. Acceleration is quick, but not fast. The suspension rolls into corners and the rearend jumps around when the road is less than perfect. It is a lot of fun to drive in that it demands your attention to be driven smooth and quick, but can be a pain in everyday driving situations. However the LT1 motor does make plenty of low end torque and it's perfect for summer car cruise nights.

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

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sholaway writes:
1997 Chevrolet Camaro RS Review
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4

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Price was right I bought it for $900, put $200 worth of parts in it and now shes back on the road

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I really HATE that the engine is mounted so far back under firewall/windshield mundane repairs such as tune up is a real pain in the ass.

sholaway
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Rollin In Chevy Muscle Again — I have resurrected this car from a previous owner who had given up on her. She was giving him overheating issues so they parked her in the field. She sat there from 02/08 till 03/12 when I took her. Shes gonna take a few dollars in repair and alot of TLC but she will get it and be rolling proud again

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

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Christopher writes:
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This car is great once you up the horsepower and put better suspension.

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lack of power from the factory

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Nice Sleeper — Great car but needs work to get it where i want it. I have put new motor transmission suspension interior system and painted interior. needs paintjob though. i want to change the hood wing rims and tires. would like to put a body kit but keep the front bumper cause this car just looks mean from the front

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

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