For It’s easy to fall for those muscle-car looks, and with a brash 6.2-litre V8 under the hood, the Camaro sounds great and goes well, too.
Against Ride and handling disappoint, and the manual gearbox is awfully notchy. The Chevy’s cabin is decidedly low-rent, too, and running costs are astronomical.
If you want a Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, you’ll buy one no matter what we say. Objectively, though, there are far better convertibles to choose from.
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The Camaro Convertible looks reasonably priced; it costs more than a Nissan 370Z Roadster, but undercuts the BMW 330i Convertible and has way more power than both of these cars.
No matter how reasonable the purchase price, though, the Chevy will cost you a fortune to run. Just getting the claimed 20mpg average will require you driving in such a way that completely defeats the object of owning something this powerful, and the CO2 output is similarly scary at 329g/km.
We have a bigger problem with the Camaro, though. To enjoy it, you’ll have to forgive a vast number of fundamental shortcomings, and we don’t think that’s good enough these days. There are other four-seat convertibles (the BMW 330i Convertible, for example) that’ll give you more thrills and as strong an image for similar cash.