1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 V8 from North America
By far the best bang for your buck
The motors for the power windows are fragile and have broken once. I see them breaking again in the near future. General Motor's differentials are made of glass. Mine was broken one year after I bought it. The leather is cheap and wears down easily.
There is a lot of work that goes into owning a muscle car. That's why the typical muscle car owner is usually pictured working on their car. I absolutely love this car.
It is a 30th anniversary Z28 and it was my dream car as a kid. Now that I have it, I'm happy as can be.
Like I said, the differential broke in 2004, but it was a great excuse for me to get 4.10 gears. I highly recommend doing this to your car. It's only 1,000 bucks and it adds some serious pull.
It rattles, it squeaks, it's not Mercedes, but I didn't buy it to be a smooth, cab forward ride. I bought it to go fast and do burnouts. Mine was only 11 grand when I bought it in 2003 with 32,000 miles. That's a fantastic deal for a car that looks great and drives like a car should. I've taken this car all the way up to 155mph.
If you want one, buy one, or just wait until 2007 when the new one comes out and puts us all to shame.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th April, 2005
26th Jul 2005, 23:11
I was just wandering if anybody knew why the 96 was the only year Z to take regular gasoline, because all the other years up to and thru 97 all used the premium?
4th Oct 2005, 16:05
I have a 96 Z28 and it takes the minimum 91 octane, the owners manual even says that, so not too sure what you are talking about. Our "regular" gasoline is 87 octane, I have never put that low of octane in the car, its either 91 or above. Just my 2 cents worth.