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First Impressions 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Impressions of the 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet introduced the Camaro Z28 in late 1997 to regain its grip on the Coupe market. There are 3 trim levels for the Camaro in 1998: Z28 SS 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 Nissan.

1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Specs

The Camaro Z28 is equipped with a General Motors 5.7 liter eight-cylinder engine that utilizes 16 valves. The Chevrolet engine is mated to a General Motors 4-speed Transmission. This configuration has proven to be a successful design for Chevrolet.

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.

The fuel system for the 1998 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.

Statistics

The Camaro is 193.50 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.

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.

The original manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) was $20,470 when new, with a dealer invoice cost of $18,730. This price was in line with the industry average price for a 2-door Coupe.

Fuel Efficiency

The Z28 made 25 – 27 miles per gallon highway driving, while dipping to 17 – 18 in the city. This was a respectable number for the model year, but exceeded by several Nissan models available at the time.

The vehicle is available in Arctic White, Black, Bright Green Metallic, Bright Purple Metallic, Bright Red, Cayenne Red Metallic, Mystic Teal Metallic, Navy Blue Metallic, Sebring Silver Metallic, and Sport Gold Metallic.

Parting Shots

The 1997 model began the promise of the Chevrolet Camaro. The 1998 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 Z28 will continue to be a profitable vehicle.

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