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Old 12-20-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Chevrolet Camaro named to Automobile Magazine's Top 10 ALL-STAR list.

As reported on HOMEPAGE.

Automobile Magazine has just conducted its annual All-Stars competition in which the magazine's editors drove and compared dozens of new cars. 39 cars received votes for only 10 All-Star spots! The Chevrolet Camaro was named as one of the top 10 All-Star cars! The following is the magazine's words on the Camaro.


Chevrolet Camaro | Old-school charm from the new GM.

By David Zenlea


Former General Motors president and CEO Fritz Henderson understated matters last fall when he admitted that "2009, in general . . . , has been a year that I'll be very glad to have behind us." In fact, General Motors Company, as it's now called, has never experienced a darker twelve-month period in its 101-year history. Amid all the turmoil, though, there have been glimmers of hope. Look no further than the Chevrolet Camaro - if you can find one on dealer lots, that is - for proof that GM can build great cars. It's a smashing sales success and, now, an Automobile Magazine All-Star.

Although the Camaro may appear to be a blast from the past, it actually embodies many of GM's most promising changes. Australian engineers at Holden have rightly become the company's global go-to team for rear-wheel-drive cars, and the Camaro is more athletic and sophisticated for it. Another sign of smart thinking is the base Camaro's direct-injected V-6. It's nearly as powerful as the last generation's V-8 but gets almost 30 mpg on the highway. Of course, we don't mind the 6.2-liter V-8 in the Camaro SS (and neither do customers, most of whom have opted for its extra grunt). "The SS had perhaps the best engine roar of any car we had at the track," adds Editor-in-Chief Jean Jennings.

On a deeper level, the Camaro proves that a brash, beautiful American car can still hit an emotional chord with the general public. "It still gets plenty of stares," notes road test coordinator Mike Ofiara.

The Camaro isn't perfect. Our wish list includes sharper handling, a smaller-diameter steering wheel, and a better-dressed interior (although we absolutely love the well-bolstered front seats). Given that the Ford Mustang is already striking back with more horsepower for 2011, Chevy can hardly afford to rest on its laurels. Nonetheless, we can gladly affirm that the reborn and, yes, very bitchin' Camaro is one of our favorite rides for 2010.

List of Vote Recipients

Audi A3
Audi Q5
Audi R8
Audi S4 (winner)
Audi S5
BMW Z4 (winner)
BMW 335d (winner)
BMW 7-series
Cadillac CTS
Chevrolet Camaro (winner)
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Silverado
Dodge Ram 1500 (winner)
Ferrari 599GTB Fiorano
Ford Flex (winner)
Ford Fusion Hybrid (winner)
Ford Mustang GT
Honda Civic
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Jaguar XF/XFR (winner)
Lincoln MKT
Lotus Evora
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda/MazdaSpeed 3 (winner)
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Nissan Cube
Nissan GT-R
Nissan 370Z
Porsche Boxster/Cayman (winner)
Porsche 911
Subaru Legacy/Outback
Suzuki Kizashi
Tesla Roadster
Volvo C30

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Old 12-20-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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I noticed it fared a bit better than the mustang and the challenger wasn't even nominated...just saying
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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awesome!! Way to go Camaro!
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:21 PM   #4
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Back with the unimaginative bubblecars that are a insult to their names.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:49 PM   #5
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:50 PM   #6
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Yeah that first CTF I saw in the dealership was like....


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Old 12-20-2009, 09:01 PM   #8
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From a proud lineage ! All generations of camaro have evolved to this ! I hope this is not taken lightly by GM. Great cars will bring out the best in in both employees and consumers ! Bring it on !
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:13 PM   #9
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We aren't the only ones who think the Camaro is pure innovation.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:00 AM   #10
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Other than our bad-ass ride, there's some other really nice cars on that list.

Edit: Incidentally, I actually disagree with them about the steering wheel. Perfect size, for me. CF may have a different opinion.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:31 AM   #12
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Guess they didn't do a 1-10 in order.
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:03 AM   #13
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Guess they didn't do a 1-10 in order.
Thats because they knew that WE know which one IS #1!!!
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:08 AM   #14
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Way to go GM!! From the first time I drove mine, all I could say was - OMG!!
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:10 AM   #15
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:11 AM   #16
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Anyone else notice only one Asian car made the top 10?
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:38 AM   #17
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Excellent

Seems no time since we did not even know if it would be made now I am driving one of em and the awards are rolling in

I dont understand the ongoing steering wheel comments

No issues here on size/shape or anything else - mind you I was taught to drive with hands at "ten to two" position - which seems to be how this was set up.
I can see how folks taught to drive at "quarter to nine" would have issues
but I love the standard wheel.
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:58 AM   #18
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Like the Camaro5 klan didn't know this.......
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:48 AM   #19
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:06 PM   #20
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Best Camaro's ever made
I would agree. Have had a 82, 87, 89, 1993 (and my dad had a new 1967, to name just one of his), but 2010 is the best (all around) Camaro!
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #21
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:19 PM   #22
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as soon as i am able to get one, i am for sure getting this gen camaro.
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I actually disagree with them about the steering wheel. Perfect size, for me. CF may have a different opinion.
If I can womanhandle your 6'1" linebacker-built self, I can handle the Camaro's wheel.

I think it rocks and have absolutely no problem w/ it.
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Very nice!!!!
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:15 PM   #25
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