1997 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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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    Hannah Andrews
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    Key Has No Resistance When Turning. Won't Start

    Went to crank car and the key moves super easily. Won't start. Battery comes on and everything. No clicking like it should when turning key. Has no resistance. What's wrong??

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    Zach Mccarthy
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    Help!! 97 Z28 Lt1 6 Speed!!

    I have replaced my optispark and put timing chain in time. Everything is put back on. My push button start stopped working so I cut the ignition wire to rewire it well I started the car up with ho...

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    Antwan7CitiesG
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    22-inch Rims On A 97 Camaro, Fit But Cant Turn The Wheel Without Hitting Fr...

    Wats the best way to cut fender wheels on a 97 camaro to make 22s fit, they fit , but cant turn the wheel, is there a video or something that can show me or wear i can take it...im in va

    9 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
    A3whd
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    I Have A 1997 Chevrolet Camaro Rs Convertible Automatic. Can U Tell Me How ...

    151 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 months ago)
    richksiny
    225

    Power Steering Doesnt Work At Times When Parking

    only at times the power steering gets really stiff , if i rev the engine i will have enough power to the ps to park the car. it doesnt happen all the time , i put new fluid in the tank but that does...

    14 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)