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This is a discussion on Is Either of These Worth the Price? within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; 1998 Z28 http://saginaw.craigslist.org/cto/2423863009.html 1997 Z28 http://saginaw.craigslist.org/cto/2440179803.html Offer any opinions or comments that you have. What would you offer?...

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    Is Either of These Worth the Price?

    1998 Z28
    http://saginaw.craigslist.org/cto/2423863009.html

    1997 Z28
    http://saginaw.craigslist.org/cto/2440179803.html

    Offer any opinions or comments that you have. What would you offer?

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    All the replaced stuff on the '97 kind of scares me. Looks like someone else's problem. If you get the '98, you should chuck the SLP MAF in the trash and put a stock one back on the car.

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    The 98 FTW!!!!

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    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    They owner claims the 97 is an anniversary edition but it's not, or at least it isn't painted correctly...

    While I prefer the M6 tranny I'd go with the 98.

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    98 for the win.

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    I've always told myself I'd get the M6, but if a good deal came along I would have to do the A4.

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    I've always told myself I'd get the M6, but if a good deal came along I would have to do the A4.
    I'm very happy with my auto. If you plan on doing some track time the A4 will definitely be more consistent. At this point I also prefer my auto as I drive in traffic a lot. I got kind of tired of the clutch in first gear dance! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    They owner claims the 97 is an anniversary edition but it's not, or at least it isn't painted correctly...

    While I prefer the M6 tranny I'd go with the 98.
    97's are 30th's dugh............


    another vote for 98
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith564` View Post
    97's are 35th's dugh............


    another vote for 98
    You do realize that there was an LT1 30th Anniversary (not 35th - those are LS1 cars) series car made yes? And that they were white with special stitching on the seats? And that you were still in grade school when they came out?

    The car depicted is painted green and does not appear to have the leather seats that came on the 30th Anniversary car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    You do realize that there was an LT1 30th Anniversary (not 35th - those are LS1 cars) series car made yes? And that they were white with special stitching on the seats? And that you were still in grade school when they came out?

    The car depicted is painted green and does not appear to have the leather seats that came on the 30th Anniversary car...
    excuse you. but allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 97's are 30th cars

    it does not have to be an LE car with special paint or leather seats.. it's the 30th year of the camaro and thats what it stands for. you're welcome.

    67 to 77 = 10 years 77 to 87 = 10 years 87 to 97 = 10 years. 67 to 97 = 30th anniversary
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith564` View Post
    excuse you. but allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 97's are 30th cars

    it does not have to be an LE car with special paint or leather seats.. it's the 30th year of the camaro and thats what it stands for. you're welcome.

    67 to 77 = 10 years 77 to 87 = 10 years 87 to 97 = 10 years. 67 to 97 = 30th anniversary
    I see you're still not getting the point.

    While all 97 Camaros were made during the 30th anniversary of the cars inception not all 97's are 30th Anniversay Edition cars. There was a special run made to commemorate the event and these cars have unique items on them.

    This was also done to the 35th Anniversary cars. While all 02 Camaros have a 35th Anniversary badge above the radio on the dash not all of them are 35th Anniversary SS-LE's. Ask the folks on here that have them if they are unique.

    The add says it's a 30th Anniversary car (special edition) while I don't think it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith564` View Post
    excuse you. but allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 97's are 30th cars

    it does not have to be an LE car with special paint or leather seats.. it's the 30th year of the camaro and thats what it stands for. you're welcome.

    67 to 77 = 10 years 77 to 87 = 10 years 87 to 97 = 10 years. 67 to 97 = 30th anniversary

    I don't think you are getting the point on this one. The info posted by 67CamaroRSSS is correct. An "anniversary car" is always a special edition model that comes with unique trim, paint, striping, badging and/or interiors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    I see you're still not getting the point.

    While all 97 Camaros were made during the 30th anniversary of the cars inception not all 97's are 30th Anniversay Edition cars. There was a special run made to commemorate the event and these cars have unique items on them.

    This was also done to the 35th Anniversary cars. While all 02 Camaros have a 35th Anniversary badge above the radio on the dash not all of them are 35th Anniversary SS-LE's. Ask the folks on here that have them if they are unique.

    The add says it's a 30th Anniversary car (special edition) while I don't think it is.
    Thats about it.
    To make it simple:
    The special edition cars are:
    White and gray checkered stripes on a red car for 2002.
    Orange stripes on a white car for 1997.

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    To the OP:
    If you buy one of the advertised cars, get the 98.
    You have to wonder why someone would fix the 97 then put it for sale.
    What else is broken?

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    Alright, I just got off the phone with the guy on the '98. He sounded like a younger kid, which I'm a little worried about. He has owned the car for a year and a half. He said he is selling it and his Grand Prix to get something for the winter. He said the front bumper has enough stone chips in it to the point it would need to be repainted. The rear tires are drag radials with about half tread and the A/C system was bypassed by the owner before him so there is no A/C. The T-tops don't leak either from what he says.

    At this point I'm starting to wonder if the car has been raced hard. He said the transmission doesn't lag or slip. The rear end doesn't have any strange noises coming from it. Last year he had an issue with the ignition. The sensor on his key would not allow the car to start. He said something about cleaning it and hasn't had any problems. The rear hatch doesn't work. He said when you try to pop the hatch, it makes it loud grinding noise. It will open with a key. The driver side seat has a 3-4" diameter hole in it. He said it looks like a dog bit it.

    He said he hasn't had any issues with the car since he has owned it. There is a LIEN on the car, but it has a clear title. Based on this information (assuming I don't find more things out, what would you offer the guy.

    The asking price is $5,800 right now. I'm wondering if I should just walk away. I haven't seen an LS1 F body for some time that was in the 5K range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    I see you're still not getting the point.

    While all 97 Camaros were made during the 30th anniversary of the cars inception not all 97's are 30th Anniversay Edition cars. There was a special run made to commemorate the event and these cars have unique items on them.

    This was also done to the 35th Anniversary cars. While all 02 Camaros have a 35th Anniversary badge above the radio on the dash not all of them are 35th Anniversary SS-LE's. Ask the folks on here that have them if they are unique.

    The add says it's a 30th Anniversary car (special edition) while I don't think it is.
    but the sell never said it was an LE car. i understand you're point completely. it's not a 30th LE, but it is a 30th anniversary. just not the limited edition 30th anniversary.

    i was just in pull a part the other day with a 97 green, cloth seats, 3.8 auto camaro with 30th anniversary stitched into the seats. just throwing that out there. i should go get some pics...

    none of it matters really to the op
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    I see you're still not getting the point.

    While all 97 Camaros were made during the 30th anniversary of the cars inception not all 97's are 30th Anniversay Edition cars. There was a special run made to commemorate the event and these cars have unique items on them.

    This was also done to the 35th Anniversary cars. While all 02 Camaros have a 35th Anniversary badge above the radio on the dash not all of them are 35th Anniversary SS-LE's. Ask the folks on here that have them if they are unique.

    The add says it's a 30th Anniversary car (special edition) while I don't think it is.
    aww crap. i'm sorry about everything then i must have missed it. i'm sorry you're right, i'm wrong. i sorry i dumb i not know any english...


    but.. it's still a 30th anniversary............... just not and LE. there is a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MICopper11 View Post
    Alright, I just got off the phone with the guy on the '98. He sounded like a younger kid, which I'm a little worried about. He has owned the car for a year and a half. He said he is selling it and his Grand Prix to get something for the winter. He said the front bumper has enough stone chips in it to the point it would need to be repainted. The rear tires are drag radials with about half tread and the A/C system was bypassed by the owner before him so there is no A/C. The T-tops don't leak either from what he says.

    At this point I'm starting to wonder if the car has been raced hard. He said the transmission doesn't lag or slip. The rear end doesn't have any strange noises coming from it. Last year he had an issue with the ignition. The sensor on his key would not allow the car to start. He said something about cleaning it and hasn't had any problems. The rear hatch doesn't work. He said when you try to pop the hatch, it makes it loud grinding noise. It will open with a key. The driver side seat has a 3-4" diameter hole in it. He said it looks like a dog bit it.

    He said he hasn't had any issues with the car since he has owned it. There is a LIEN on the car, but it has a clear title. Based on this information (assuming I don't find more things out, what would you offer the guy.

    The asking price is $5,800 right now. I'm wondering if I should just walk away. I haven't seen an LS1 F body for some time that was in the 5K range.
    Liston take this as you will but remember no two cars are equal. i bought an 02 ss camaro with an auto from a kid for 3400 bucks. it ran good, for a day. then tranny slips and other problems came up. since I've had it, I've put another $3000-$3500 in it to get it back right. just look at it and look at it good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith564` View Post
    Liston take this as you will but remember no two cars are equal. i bought an 02 ss camaro with an auto from a kid for 3400 bucks. it ran good, for a day. then tranny slips and other problems came up. since I've had it, I've put another $3000-$3500 in it to get it back right. just look at it and look at it good.
    FWIW, dealer wanted $22K for the 02 in my sig with 29K miles on it back in 05. I talked them down to $18K (dings dents, etc). They asked what I wanted for the 96 Z28 vert I had at the time. I told them, "No sale (it was the only new car I'd ever bought)." They asked, "Well, what do you think it's worth?" I said $10K at least (it had 50K miles on it - they only made 3,000 or so Z28 verts in 96). They offered $9K, I said no. They offered $10K, I said let me think on it. I walk out to the car and figure what needed fixed now or soon. Dealer dude comes out and says, "$11K and thats my final offer." Needless to say I made the trade and drove off in the 02. My cost: $7,000... (plus the vert).

    Iv'e modded and beat the crap out of that 02 (it's my race car more or less - it now has just over 50k on the clock) and it begs for more...
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