1998 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.8 V6 from North America

Summary:

A great teenage sports car

Faults:

Nothing, just wanted more of a sports car.

General Comments:

The V6 Camaro is awesome. Of course I would want a SS, but Im only 16 and don't need that yet.

Overall I love how people think it's so slow, but it isn't, mine can hit 0-60 in 6.0 exact, not bad for just being a 6.

The mods I have is a custom intake and a flowmaster exhaust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2009

9th Apr 2009, 14:01

If you are 16 and worrying about 0-60 times, you would be much safer to the public on a Schwinn.

23rd Apr 2009, 12:33

To make your 0-60 times accurate, you need to put a 9. in front of the 6 seconds. Your V6 Camaro reaches 60 in 9.6 seconds!

8th Jul 2009, 23:49

I'm with the author. I'm hell bent on buying the same model Camaro and owning this kid at my school that took a Charger SE and put Daytona vinyls on it. Can't wait to see if he's stupid enough to challenge me.

29th Sep 2009, 08:45

Hey guys. I am gonna buy 98 Camaro RS with t-tops fully loaded (74k miles), but I am not sure yet cuz I saw your comments and I started worrying about it. What are your comments?? Thanks.

29th Sep 2009, 10:12

I had a Camaro SS in high school all the way back in 72 and am alive and acted responsibly. Of course I drove it in remote areas at times. You can drive a small 4 cylinder and run 100 mph like a fool too. It's how mature you are. I loved mine and it was mint always. I worked hard for it and my parents recognized that. If you work and buy it, that's great

29th Sep 2009, 12:39

Good luck!

29th Sep 2009, 15:56

Sorry, but you are only going to embarrass yourself racing a '98 V-6 Camaro against a Charger SE.

30th Sep 2009, 13:03

A 1998 Camaro V6 has 180HP and weighs close to 2800 pounds. It would do 0-60 in 9.5 seconds.

You want power, buy a Z28, now that is a car worthy of the Camaro name.

17th Apr 2011, 08:51

My 98 Camaro fan is not moving. I'm thinking it's the relay next to the fuses.

Anybody have an idea?

1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7 LS1 from North America

Summary:

Very nice and fast car if taken care of

Faults:

Motor burned a little oil when I ran regular (dino) oil. I switched over to Mobil 1 10W30 (Synthetic) and the problem stopped.

Replaced the battery.

Had to replace one of the A.I.R. valves (emissions equipment).

Brake rotors did warp. Replaced them with Part store rotors and haven't had a problems since.

I have a little play in my steering wheel currently. I suspect the tie rod ends. It is a little irritating, but with our crappy roads around here, I'm not surprised. Happened to my previous car as well.

I replaced the spark plugs myself right before I had my tranny/clutch done. So between 85k-86k miles. I went with NGK TR55's. I noticed better throttle response and power from doing this... more so after my new clutch was put in (old clutch was slipping).

Had the transmission (T56) rebuilt and clutch + slave cylinder replaced at around 86000 miles. Most of this was due to the previous owner I suspect. I had an occasional grinding issue with 2nd and 5th shortly after buying the car. I did replace the transmission fluid myself and it somewhat helped. I went another 23k miles before the factory clutch really started irritating me. It was slipping enough to give off that clutch smell, but it still wouldn't free rev on the highway if I put it in 6th and punched it (clutch test). Probably could of gotten another 5k miles out of it if I wanted to push it.

Replaced my serpentine belts (drive and A/C) recently.

General Comments:

This is a fast and reliable car that can get decent gas mileage if you can keep your foot out of it.

Besides my transmission problem (most likely caused by previous owner) everything else I've done should be considered basic maintenance you should do to any car.

Since I have owned the car, I have modified it over the last 3 years. I currently have: slp cai, lid with k&n filter, ported TB, ls6 intake (+ egr/a.i.r. removed), pro 5.0 shifter, ls7 clutch and an exhaust cutout. This car gets beat on from time to time and has been great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2008