Reliability

95

Asked by May 28, 2008 at 10:23 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I was looking at a 1996 Chevy Camaro RS Convertible for sale from a private owner who I had not previously met. It has 135k miles on the clock. I can afford the price, but I am wondering if the car will last for another four years at least without any major problems. During the test drive, I did not notice any weird noises, and the car felt very strong and capable. I know American cars have a bad rap for reliability, but Edmunds said the car had along the lines of a 9.4/10 customer rating. Will this car last?

4 Answers

45

first that is a lot of miles for any car dont expect 4 years out of it if your gonna drive it everyday. second American cars are just as good and bad as everything else on the market (in my opinion), third the camaros ratings and owner satisfaction are based more on performance than reliability and last i wouldnt buy private at that mileage unless you know the person really well

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
95

Thank you for your reply. I am a student, and I'm looking for a fun car (preferably a convertible) which will last me until the end of college. I have about $3000-4000 saved up. What would you recommend?

15

the chevy 350 small block if treated will last upwards of 250,000 my suburban has the same engine with some modifications and it has 250,000 on it and is still running strong

145

expect to at least replace the ignition system at some point. if i remember right, this year model has opti-spark ignition and it sits right behind the water pump on the front of the motor. it tends to fill up with water with ease. like all cars, it will break.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • durability 3 answers

    I'm looking at trading in for a 1986 Camaro IROC-Z, but have never owned such an old car. How well do they hold up? Do they require constant repairs? I'm in college, so money is an issue.

    1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • 1989 chevy camaro rs T-Top 4 answers

    is a 89 camaro rs a ok car for a first car for a teenager or is it too much of a temp to get a ticket and is it a dependable car and how many miles can u get out of and maintained engine

    1989 Chevrolet Camaro

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Why aren't there many 1975 Camaros for sale? 7 answers

    I found a 75 Camaro for sale for my 16-year-old son for around $8500. The car is in really great shape including new motor and tranny. To see if we're getting a decent deal, I went checking on line ...

    1975 Chevrolet Camaro

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • im buying a camaro 42 answers

    im on a 3000 dollar budget and i dont know much about camaros but i have heard they have amazing engines and im dying to work on one so i need help knowing which one is good

    Chevrolet Camaro

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • what is the type of engine in it 2 answers

    what is the size of engine and does it performe good and is the car reliable and what would the matinence cost on it?

    1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS

    -

    General

Camaro

Looking for a Used Camaro in your area?

CarGurus has 30,943 nationwide Camaro listings starting at $1,217.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Chevrolet Camaro Questions

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,720
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,160
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
120 Great Deals out of 20,753 listings starting at $3,000
Used BMW 3 Series
974 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford F-150
2,194 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Jeep Wrangler
276 Great Deals out of 18,163 listings starting at $2,950
Used Pontiac Firebird
12 Great Deals out of 724 listings starting at $3,990
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,021 Great Deals out of 74,887 listings starting at $750
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
446 Great Deals out of 26,582 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 18,634 listings starting at $18,751
2016 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 1,746 listings starting at $18,790
2015 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 2,354 listings starting at $13,995
2014 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 2,011 listings starting at $11,426
2013 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 1,284 listings starting at $9,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.