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Our Take on the 1999 Chevrolet Camaro Base

Chevrolet Camaro

Standard equipment in the Camaro for 1998 and 1999 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 Convertible arena.

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.

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

The original manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) was $21,140 when new, with a dealer invoice cost of $19,343. This price was in line with the industry average price for a 2-door Convertible.

Fuel Efficiency

The fuel system for the 1999 Camaro is a SFI system, running on gasoline . The fuel is controlled by an electronic system and is a fuel-injected MFI design. The 16.80-gallon tank provides the fuel storage for longer trips.

The Base made 24 – 28 miles per gallon highway driving, while dipping to 17 – 19 in the city. This was a respectable number for the model year, but exceeded by several Nissan models available at the time.

What We Think of the Chevrolet Camaro

The 1998 model began the promise of the Chevrolet Camaro. The 1999 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 Base will continue to be a profitable vehicle.

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