1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 from North America
A car not worth buying
My water pump was leaking and caused the distributor to malfunction. Both parts were replaced at 45,000 miles. Wiper motor assembly malfunctioned. I had the entire assembly replaced at 45,000 miles. Fuel pump sending and receiving unit failed at 38,000 miles. The unit was replaced. The clutch assembly was replaced due to slipping at 32,000 Miles.
This car has great performance.
However the car has had serious problems and after having all of the ignition parts replaced, it still shuts off while going down the road and will not restart.
This car has been in the garage to be fixed more times then any other car I have ever owned!
I have been told by other camaro owners that they have had the same problem with the water pump leaking that caused the distributor unit to malfunction.
If you plan on buying a 97 camaro Z28, be ready to have problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th December, 2003
I'm a dealer in St Louis Missouri. I have owned probably 75 1996-2002 Z-28's All joking aside... The only problem I've had is a power window motor in the door replaced. I feel as though you will never buy any car that won't cost a few dollars in repairs regardless. The Z-28 is a whole lot of BANG for the buck. I'm not one to write in on comment boards, but the views you have are night and day from mine. It is possible you just got a lemon... all makes and models a few are bound to make it past quality control. Thank You, David Peters.
I agree with the dealer. I have also only had to replace the window motor, at 105000 miles.
I also own a 97 z-28 and have had minimal problems with it. All cars will need some sort of repair as the years go by. I happen to love my camaro. I paid a lot less money than I would have for a vette and it performs superbly. It starts and and runs great every time I get in and it has never left me stranded. I would recommend the purchase of the fourth generation camaro to anyone looking for a great performing car on a budget.
I'm in the same boat as all of you. I have a 30th anniversary and my window motors break on a daily basis, haha. The stock differential is made of glass, but it was a good excuse to get 410s. The car is a great car. IT REQUIRES TLC aka maintenance.