1997 Chevrolet Camaro
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A classic sports car with solid performance

by from Rosharon, TX on July 12, 2017

If you are considering a 90's model Camaro, I will give you 3 pieces of advice: 1. Get a V8. The V6 models such as the one I owned are ok, but the V8 is not much more expensive and immensely more rew...
If you are considering a 90's model Camaro, I will give you 3 pieces of advice: 1. Get a V8. The V6 models such as the one I owned are ok, but the V8 is not much more expensive and immensely more rewarding. 2. Get one with T-Tops. Absolutely the best feature in any sports car, and something sorely missing from modern sports cars. 3. Be aware of hit and miss reliability and interior ergonomics. But you would already figure that with a low swept 90s sports car, right? The 4th gen F-Body Camaro is a significantly less practical car when compared to the Mustang of that generation, but they filled a different niche at the time. Overall, not much else to say.
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Sleek sports car

by on July 5, 2017

Sleek nice style coupe Love the sound of the lad Kinda of a gas guzzler even for. A V6 No power windows
Sleek nice style coupe Love the sound of the lad Kinda of a gas guzzler even for. A V6 No power windows
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Great car to own

by from Beaumont, Texas on June 1, 2017

Fix it up or use it for parts. Blue title in hand.This car has LT1 engine, automatic trans. Clean inside and outside is good but has two small dents on top of rear fenders caused by falling limbs. Nee...
Fix it up or use it for parts. Blue title in hand.This car has LT1 engine, automatic trans. Clean inside and outside is good but has two small dents on top of rear fenders caused by falling limbs. Needs a motor or possibly fix this one. It is partially disassembled and does not run. I bought it as a project and do not know what it needs. All removed parts are in the trunk (back area) .Too many cars, not enough time or space. It would be a really great car for someone that can fix it up.High performance with seating for four.
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Best Sports Car for the Money!

by from on April 13, 2017

I have driven my 1997 6 Cylinder RS Convertible Camaro for 19 years. The closest thing I can compare it to is driving a Mercedes 190 SL those were only produced from 1995 through 1963. I owned two of...
I have driven my 1997 6 Cylinder RS Convertible Camaro for 19 years. The closest thing I can compare it to is driving a Mercedes 190 SL those were only produced from 1995 through 1963. I owned two of them and the are a true sports car. I could go through 30 MPH curves at 60 MPH in total control of a beautiful 4 wheel slide! The 1997 Camaro Convertible with its 6 cylinder engine mounted close the the firewall has a center of gravity very close to the center of the car! The handling characteristics are therefore very similar to the Mercedes 190 SL! I put Tigerpaw tires on the car which further enhanced it handling characteristics! Hate to sell the car but I need the money and I need a new owner who will take as good care of it as I have. It is one pampered vehicle! Please see my ad and if you want a car that is sure to be a collector car, buy it!
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Fun to drive!

by from on March 17, 2017

These keep going up in value, great car and well below book and Hagerty values. Awesome LT1 engine with a 6 speed makes this a fun car to drive. Convertible ready for the summer.
These keep going up in value, great car and well below book and Hagerty values. Awesome LT1 engine with a 6 speed makes this a fun car to drive. Convertible ready for the summer.
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My Valentines Gift

by from Troy,N.C on February 5, 2014

My husband bought me a 1997 Z-28 Camaro Convertible. It only has 14,53 miles on it. It been owned my 2 car dealers from the time it came off the line. Always been in a garage I'm the first private own...
My husband bought me a 1997 Z-28 Camaro Convertible. It only has 14,53 miles on it. It been owned my 2 car dealers from the time it came off the line. Always been in a garage I'm the first private owner of the car. I just love my dream car. It rides and handles like a dream. I may of had to wait until I was in my 50's to have one but the wait was worth it. I can say to much of how much I love it and I feel like I just got a new car off the showroom. When I looked at it for the first time it was in Friendly Chev. Showroom in Troy, N.C. Can wait to it warms up enough so I can put the top down and drive it down the road. Like a Myrtle Beach.
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most reliable ia a ford taurus

by from Hartwell GA on July 24, 2013

I dont like fords for I was a ford mechanic for 14 years but we got this taurus and other than battery and running hot once has left us on the side of the road. And you can believe it that the law in ...
I dont like fords for I was a ford mechanic for 14 years but we got this taurus and other than battery and running hot once has left us on the side of the road. And you can believe it that the law in western nc will not even stop to help
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My Baby

by from Chicago on January 7, 2013

I bought my SS a little over 5 years ago from the original owner with 9k miles. I just hit 12k this summer. I LOVE MY CAR. Living in Chicago sucks with all the stop and go trafic, but unless something...
I bought my SS a little over 5 years ago from the original owner with 9k miles. I just hit 12k this summer. I LOVE MY CAR. Living in Chicago sucks with all the stop and go trafic, but unless something special pulls up on the side of me, he/she has no chance on a stop sign or red light. Invest in high performance tires, a little extra performance parts under the hood and love the car. AND IT WILL LOVE YOU BACK. (Only flaws, gas mileage&Im 6'5 330 so comfort)
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Performance is unbelievable

by from SC on May 27, 2012

This car is not a z 28 folks. This is one of 2500 made at SLP . It was tested by SLP against the corvette in the quarter mile. Vette turned 13.4 . Camaro turned 13.7 . I own the car since new.I have A...
This car is not a z 28 folks. This is one of 2500 made at SLP . It was tested by SLP against the corvette in the quarter mile. Vette turned 13.4 . Camaro turned 13.7 . I own the car since new.I have ALS and can't drive it anymore. Don't miss this deal. Car is immaculate inside and out. I drove 5000 miles a year.
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FUN CAR

by from Norfolk,NE on July 8, 2011

The Camaro is a fun car to drive, where can you get a car that can do 140 mph or 27 mpg if you drive nice. The seats could be better, after 500 miles they need more cushion, the brakes are ok but the ...
The Camaro is a fun car to drive, where can you get a car that can do 140 mph or 27 mpg if you drive nice. The seats could be better, after 500 miles they need more cushion, the brakes are ok but the larger ones on the 98-02 models would help. Styling and value are hard to beat. Keep it in good shape and it will hold it's value.
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