Used 1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1997 Chevrolet Camaro - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

6 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Camaro model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Looking for another one
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Gene Anniversary SS
on

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 2dr Coupe


Review

I traded my one year old 1996 Z28 for the spectacular white with Huggar orange striped 1997 Anniversary SS 6 speed coupe. It had all SLP options sans the extra set of racing wheels that had slicks. With only 3k miles on the car, I decided to install the GMPP LT4 Hot Cam Kit with a set pf ported heads and JBA headers. Got a custom tune for the cam. WOW. That was one hot, quick and beautiful SS. I sold this car only a couple years after buying it to get the new SVT F150 Lightning. I am now waxing nostalgic for another 97 LT1 SS. I've already got my eyes on one that is low mileage. If you want the ultimate 97 SS, look for the limited 100 produced SS with the LT4 engine. Those were $40 grand.


Best Features

White with orange stripes was the best version. 6 speed T56 tranny


Worst Features

How do you improve a car like that one.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Very Fun Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By TomcatMF
on

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 2dr Coupe


Review

This car is a blast to drive. The acceleration is tremendous, and I love the beefy exhaust note. The stock brakes were a little wanting so I upgraded to a Baer 6 piston system with bigger rotors. The engine is totally bullet proof, but just about everything else on the car has had to be fixed after 141,000 miles (Radiator, water pump, Rear axle, clutch, brakes, master cylinder) But despite all of that, I still love this car


Best Features

6 speed transmission, 305 horsepower


Worst Features

Better brakes. Improve fit and finish to get rid of squeaks. Door speakers could be mounted better, they rattle when there is a lot of bass.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

The Camaro SS is a modern classic!!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Hunter
on

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 2dr Coupe


Review

I have had my Camaro SS for almsot 8 years and it still puts a smile on my face! The SS makes a statement whereever it goes. I have spent a small fortune modifying my car but that has always been the beauity of GM performance cars, ample aftermarket parts available. The SS gives the exotic car looks without carrying the exotic car price tag or hefty repair bills!


Best Features

Nice torquey motor. Cockpit-like feel to the interior. Ample parts available on the aftermarket to make the car suit your needs. Respectably fast! Corvette performance with enough room for the kids in the rear.


Worst Features

A lot of plastic on the interior which makes the car feel cheap. Rough ride due to the solid axel in the rear. Camaro seats have no padding, Trans Am seats are much better. Bose stereo is expecsive to replace. Not the best long distance cruiser. Tight engine compartment, difficult to work on


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

I will never sell my Camaro SS
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By hcjmoose
on

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 2dr Coupe


Review

This car is a beast. I swear I have never gotten tired in 7 years driving this car. Pure power car with great handling. I get nothing but compliments on my car. I you are looking for a sporty powerful ride get a 97 SS! Even the factory options are great. Only thing I added was new Flowmaster to make it sound a little meaner and a performance chip to give it a little kick.


Best Features

Six speed! Rides really low, driver seat feels like the cockpit of a plane.


Worst Features

The seats could be a little more comfortable. Definitely not a car for long travel. Have to stop and strech the legs and back every 100 miles. Doesn't do that great in the rain, like to fishtail a little. Other than that its just awesome. Even after 7 years!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

97 SS
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Carlton
on

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 2dr Coupe


Review

Its garage mate is a 2003 Quick Silver Z06. The SS is probably the more fun to drive. It is pure seat of the pants driving where the Z06 is power and technology. It is as much fun today as it was driving it off the showroom floor. Additions/changes include Goodyear F1 GSD3s, shock tower brace, subframe connectors, underdrive pulley, K&N air filter, etc.


Best Features

6-speed, T-Tops and a 6 CD changer. What more need I say?


Worst Features

None


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT