1999 Chevrolet Camaro Consumer Review: Excellent value, excellent fun

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Z28 SS Coupe (5.7L V8)

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Excellent value, excellent fun
By z28camaro_1979 on


1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 2dr Coupe


This car is arguably the best value out there for a blazingly quick, front engine/rear wheel drive set up, no strings attached. The Corvette 5.7 liter engine has been toned down a notch and dropped into the Camaros and Firebirds for years, but last year GM moved away from the LT1 and switched to the more powerful LS1 engine. The car I drove was equipped with factory T-tops, which were very easily removed and stored and looked fantastic. The car is available with the standard 4-speed automatic, but I would recommend the optional 6-speed manual. This is truly a fantastic value for money, combining awesome power with a great body style. This car will turn the head of any gearhead or car fan.

Best Features

I love the T-tops, the engine, the transmission, the roomy interior, the exterior styling, the final drive, the power, and the handling.

Worst Features

Some may say that it mimics the Chrysler Sebring, but the similarities end there. The interior is nothing special, but it is surprisingly comfortable and roomy for a coupe. The back seat of a muscle car was never really designed for human transportation… and this car is no exception. However, there is an ample 33 cubic feet of storage in the trunk to make up for it. The manual gets a few more EPA estimated miles per gallon than the automatic, you can get up to 28 on the highway but don’t expect more than 17 in the city.
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