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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

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My son's first car -- I'm not crazy
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By Hawaiidad
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RS 2dr Coupe


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I bought it for my 17 year old, he loves it, his friends think I rock. They all drive foreign econoboxes or mom's hand-me-down. He now loves classic American sports cars. V6/auto, 29mpg, and insurance only went up $31/month. I had to replace water pump ($47) and front turn signal lens after shopping cart hit it -- parts easy and cheap online. What other 10-year old car can you buy for a teenager that he wouldn't trade for anything except a Vette?


Favorite Features

Styling, lineage, gas mileage, performance amazing for V6, link to Chevy muscle cars of the past.


Suggested Improvements

Shoulder belt height adjustments


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Great Car
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By Ron
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RS 2dr Coupe


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The 1997 Camaro RS is a very reliable car. I've had no problems mechanically or cosmetically. All it takes is some great care to keep any car in great shape. Definitely recommend this Camaro.


Favorite Features

The 3800 Series II V6 provides a lot of go with the economy of a V6. Gas prices aren't too outrageous and has a good amount of horsepower especially with an intake and exhaust system.


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Do not recommend a GM V6!
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By Bob
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RS 2dr Coupe


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The car has no mechanical problems (thank god), but the comfort on the car is real bad. I can feel every small bump on the road and really hard to get off most of the times. The stereo system is nothing to talk about. The car is not a good driver on rain, the brakes lock up all the time. The interior is really not very good quality. The clutch pedal is far to reach, and I am 5foot7. I do not recommend this car to anybody, an automatic would be much better.


Favorite Features

Driving it on weekends.Good engine and transmission quality.


Suggested Improvements

Better handling on rain. Hatchback takes up a lot of space. No back seat room.


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Wow
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By charles
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RS 2dr Coupe


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This was my first car and I have to say that it was an excellent choice. I picked my slightly used 1997 Camaro RS for $10,000 with low mileage. And I have to say it has been amazing. I have never had it break down, it is very fast, and very eye catching. I have people telling me how beautiful my car is and they love the color, and the way it looks. The interior is not that bad, when you do some work to it its amazing. The AC control knobs happen to be clear underneath so you can take off the grey housing and the knobs will be clear, also just about all the accents can be taken off and painted to match the color of the car. Leather is a must for this car though.


Favorite Features

Engine. It maybe a V6, but is very powerful. I have raced at local drag strips and beaten V8 Mustangs.


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love my camaro
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By kulick
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RS 2dr Coupe


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Great car for 1 person family. Even my dog is cramped in the back seat. Its fun to drive and with the bad drivers around here, makes me feel a lot safer.


Favorite Features

great acceleration, comfortable driver seat


Suggested Improvements

put the catalytic converter on the roof.


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