For The Chevrolet Camaro looks sensational, and with a brash 6.2-litre V8 under the hood, it sounds great and goes well, too.
Against It doesn’t feel as fast as a muscle car should, while the ride and handling is clumsy. Interior quality isn’t great, either.
The Chevrolet Camaro is a proper old-school muscle car experience, but these days that’s not really good enough. There are many other four-seat coupes that’ll give you more of a thrill.
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The Chevrolet Camaro isn’t cheap, but it’s thousands cheaper than the similarly powered Vauxhall VXR8. Then again, it’s pricier than the Nissan 370Z. Still, we think the Camaro looks way better than both, and if those chiselled looks and muscle-car image are what you want, you’ll buy one no matter what we say.
No matter how reasonable the purchase price, though, it’ll cost a huge amount to run. To get the claimed 20mpg average, you’ll have to drive it in a way that completely defeats the object, 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 lots of other four-seat coupes (the Audi TTS and BMW 330i Coupe, for example) that’ll give you more thrills and as strong an image for similar cash.