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Old 02-18-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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97 Camaro - To sell or To keep?

Its a 5.7 lt1 With 25xxxxx KM on it about 155xxx miles. Car is bone stock other then Moroso cai. It runs fine if ran frequently but after sitting for the winter i started it about 2 weeks about and it took a bit to get going and when it did it had a harsh idle for no more then a minute.

i have about 3000$ saved up in my area the car is worth about 5000$. i could take out a small loan(parents) and buy a 98-02 camaro/TA for about 10000$ to 15000$

Im looking for a fun, reliable summer daily driver.
dont know if i should use the $ to fix the LT1 or just man up to a LS? any ideas?
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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Re: 97 Camaro - To sell or To keep?

Do the LS1 F-Bodies still bring 10-15K?
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: 97 Camaro - To sell or To keep?

cheepest around here is about 9000 with almost 200000km i want something with decent km if im going to buy another f/body

also that's Canadian dollar
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #4
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Re: 97 Camaro - To sell or To keep?

In the Eugene, Oregon area a high mileage (160k+)LS Fbody typically runs $6k-$8k. Most around 100k miles sit in the $10k-$12k area. There was a 79,000 mile 02 for $19k the other day.

My LT1 vert Bluebooks in my area for $6k
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #5
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Re: 97 Camaro - To sell or To keep?

The Canadian dollar is off the US dollar by 3% right now; that's small enough to ignore.

Here's a recently-sold, very clean, 2002 LS1 auto with VERY low miles, just sold for 10.5K Canadian:
2002 Z/28 Hard Top - Low Miles!

Here's a very highly modified LS1 car with 700+ horsepower for $14k:
2002 Camaro N/A 445 RWHP motor W/ Nitrous 700+ RWHP

Here's an '02 6-speed Z28 for $8300:
02 z-28 -m6


Remember that getting the right car at the right price is worth quite a bit, and that it's fairly cheap to fly cross-country and drive back relative to the cost of the car. Use AutoTrader and other similar car listing sites, browse these forums, and keep looking until you find exactly what you're looking for.
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Re: 97 Camaro - To sell or To keep?

I'd keep it if it were mine sitting all winter with that being said sounds like you store your car in the winter . Vs searching for a rust free ls1 car or purchasing a a ls1 car that hasn't been stored and is rusting .. I'd spend the 3k wisely on the lt1 car if your just looking to own a fun summer toy u have a good platform to start with already
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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Re: 97 Camaro - To sell or To keep?

Here's another good option at a good price:

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