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The Chevrolet Camaro RS for 1996

The 1996 Chevrolet Camaro RS was introduced to compete in the coupe market. There are 3 trim levels for the Camaro in 1996: RS, Z28, and Base. With two doors and spacious seating for four, the rear-wheel drive Camaro makes a statement. There is plenty of competition in the Coupe market, including strong offerings from Toyota.

Chevrolet Camaro Engine Specs

Standard equipment in the Camaro for 1995 and 1996 includes the 3.8 liter engine by General Motors, weighing in at 6 cylinders and twelve valves. A 4-speed Automatic Transmission puts the power of the Buick engine to the pavement. This is a long-standing favorite for buyers in the Coupe arena.

The fuel system for the 1996 Camaro is a traditional SFI, running on gasoline fuel. The fuel is controlled by an electronic system and is a fuel-injected MFI design. The capacity of the fuel tank is 15.50 gallons.

The front brakes are disc while the rear brakes are disc. Steering is handled through a power-steering rack-style configuration. The Camaro uses power-assisted brakes, with 4-Wheel ABS support. Load balancing is provided by coil front springs and coil in the rear.

Vehicle Statistics

The Camaro is 193.20 inches long, 74.10 inches wide, and 51.30 inches high. It has a wheelbase of 101.10 inches. It is able to seat 4 comfortably.

The original manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) was $14,990 when new, with a dealer invoice cost of an industry-low price. This price was in line with the industry average price for a 2-door Coupe.

There is a 50,000* mile, 60* month warranty with this vehicle, including a powertrain warranty of 50,000*/36* miles/months. This is normal for this price range.

Fuel Efficiency

The RS made 29 – 30 miles per gallon highway driving, while dipping to 19 in the city. This was a respectable number for the model year, but exceeded by several Toyota models available at the time.

We Think…

The 1995 model began the promise of the Chevrolet Camaro. The 1996 expanded on this success and has proven to be a strong seller in most markets. Even with strong competition from other manufacturers Chevrolet hopes that the Camaro RS will continue to be a profitable vehicle.

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3 Responses to “The Chevrolet Camaro RS for 1996”

  1. Anna Sandler says:

    Has anyone put any serious mileage on this coupe? Just need to know…

  2. Thom Brown says:

    No one is going to think that this is going to be a good buy five years from now.

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