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Old 05-17-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Camaro SS Named Top Sports Car in Kiplingers Best in Class Values for 2012!!


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Kiplinger auto has rated the best in class car values cars for 2012. Chevy takes 3 spots with the Suburban, Cruze and of course the Camaro!

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/12-be...-values-2012#8

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12 Best in Class Car Values, 2012

SPORTS CARS: CHEVROLET CAMARO

Sticker price: $32,750 (1SS)
Invoice price: $31,476
TrueCar national average price: $32,546
3-year resale value: 59%, 5-year: 41%
City mpg: 16, Hwy: 24

Kiplinger's Best New Car pick when it was reintroduced in 2010, Chevy's Camaro SS sticks to its hot-rod roots. The brawny 6.2-liter V8 delivers 426 horses and is cloaked in a muscular exterior with styling cues from the pony car's past. Plus, at just over $32,000, it won't break the bank.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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it's a muscle car!?
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:55 AM   #4
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it's a muscle car!?
It's termed a sports car in the article. So you don't have to be :upset:
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:02 PM   #5
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I understand the need for this story to be here as it's important to get all the positive press you can, but I'll never understand why the public needs such validation.

Personally I bought mine b/c it's the car I wanted, and it really doesn't matter who else likes it. I can't ever see myself using Kiplingers as validation in case anyone questions my choice of vehicle.

"Dude, why did you buy a Camaro?"

"Well, Kiplingers says they're a good value!"


Isn't that just ridiculous?
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:00 PM   #7
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it's a muscle car!?

to most they were even sub-categorized further than that...

Camaros, Mustangs, Firebirds, Challengers, they made up the Pony Cars
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #8
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it's a muscle car!?
Historical definitions aside,

If you drive a classic American car with a big block and SRA suspension then you consider the 5th gen a sports car.

If you drive anything from a Civic to a Nismo 370Z you probably consider the 5th gen a muscle car.

It's all relative to the context of who you are talking to.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #9
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I'd classify the SS and the GT as sports cars. I'd say the Challenger would be the muscle car out of the bunch. You don't need an article to tell you the SS is an awesome ride.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:37 PM   #10
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As it should be.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #11
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As for me a Sports Car is a 2 seater like the Vette. Stangs, Camaro's, Challenger's are Pony cars. That is what they where back in the 60 -70's
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #12
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Talking about resale values, I am in the process of trading my 2010 1LT for a 2012 1LT convertible. So just for a reference I checked Kelly blue book values for my car, then just for fun I did the same for a V6 2010 Mustang equipped the same as my Camaro. I couldn't believe it but the Camaro was valued $5,000 more than the Mustang. Great for the Camaro!!!
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:12 PM   #13
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A sports car (or sportscar or sport car) is a small, usually two seat, two door automobile designed for performance driving and maneuverability.[1] Sports cars have been either spartan or luxurious, but good handling and minimum weight are requisite.[2]
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I think Popular Mechanics and some other non-auto magazines gave credit to the Camaro as well. Some posters are right it wouldn't matter who does or doesn't name it "car of the year" or "best", it's still MY choice...but it is nice to know that others agree with my choice! When you bought an Edsel and everyone who saw it threw-up, it didn't make you feel too good! I personally like the acolades.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:03 AM   #15
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I think Popular Mechanics and some other non-auto magazines gave credit to the Camaro as well. Some posters are right it wouldn't matter who does or doesn't name it "car of the year" or "best", it's still MY choice...but it is nice to know that others agree with my choice! When you bought an Edsel and everyone who saw it threw-up, it didn't make you feel too good! I personally like the acolades.
Yep as long as you like it who cares what the so called "experts" have to say.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:28 AM   #16
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I always thought articles like this were more to inform potential buyers than to validate current owners. Articles that promote our cars are still newsworthy here though.
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