The 1999 Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most recognizable sport or muscle cars of any U.S.-based carmaker and only second in performance to the Corvette. Production began production in 1966 for this powerful muscle car, and it remained a very popular and sought-after vehicle until Chevrolet discontinued it after 2002. It was reintroduced in 2010 and still remains in production. All models have a two-door coupe or two-door convertible body style on a front-engine and rear-drive layout. Though body designs have shifted throughout its long history, it has been consistently recognized for its long hood housing a powerful engine and wide-tire athletic stance. It has an impressive racing tradition and has been featured often in films and popular media, recently the Transformers movie. It has a sharp and sporty body and three powerful engine options. Chevrolet made no significant changes between the 1998 and 1999 model years.
Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 3.8-liter V-6, 5.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual, six-speed manual
Models: Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Camaro Z28
The 1999 Chevrolet Camaro shows no significant changes from the previous model year.
The 1999 Chevrolet Camaro has a sleek and sporty exterior. It sits low to the ground with a thin wedge-shaped body, a sharp front with catlike headlights, and a mouth-shaped intake at the bottom center of the front. Alloy wheels come standard on the Z28 and remain optional on the base. Other options include power door mirrors, a powered roof on the convertible, and a glass rear window. A spoiler comes standard.
The 1999 Camaro feels relatively roomy for a sports car in the two front seats, but cargo space and back-seat space seems very limited. Getting in and out of the 1999 Chevrolet Camaro can be difficult as well. Seating feels comfortable with optional leather seats and leather trim. Some interior options and standard features include air-conditioning, tilt steering, optional speed control, optional remote keyless entry, optional power windows, and a sound system with a cassette player and radio and an optional CD player.
Performance & Handling
The Camaro gives drivers the option of a 200-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 or a 5.7-liter V-8 with either 305 hp or 320 hp. These get 225 lb-ft at 4000 rpm, 335 lb-ft at 4000 rpm, and 340 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm, respectively. The engines couple with a four-speed automatic with overdrive, a five-speed manual with overdrive, or a six-speed manual with overdrive. Models have different optional sport performance tires and front-wheel independent suspension. Speed and acceleration for the base is very good and even more impressive on the Z28, and handling is good on all models. The 1999 Chevrolet Camaro runs smoothly on even surfaces but feels rough on bumpier roads.
Safety features on the 1999 Chevrolet Camaro include standard dual front-impact airbags, ABS, and optional traction control.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chevrolet Camaro: 19/30 mpg city/highway
You Won't Like
- Back-seat space
- Ride on rough roads
A very stylish and fast sport vehicle with a great history.
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