|12-20-2009, 08:09 PM||#1|
Drives: 2010 Camaro of course....
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NE baby
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 S4 (winner)
BMW Z4 (winner)
BMW 335d (winner)
Chevrolet Camaro (winner)
Dodge Ram 1500 (winner)
Ferrari 599GTB Fiorano
Ford Flex (winner)
Ford Fusion Hybrid (winner)
Ford Mustang GT
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Jaguar XF/XFR (winner)
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda/MazdaSpeed 3 (winner)
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Porsche Boxster/Cayman (winner)
|12-20-2009, 09:07 PM||#2|
Drives: Not a Camaro :(
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Frederick, maryland
I noticed it fared a bit better than the mustang and the challenger wasn't even nominated...just saying
|12-20-2009, 09:49 PM||#5|
The Mark of Excellence
Drives: 2010 ABM 1SS RS LS3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smallest State in the Union
I new this was a great car from the moment I saw it!
BMR, CAI, DynoMax, Elite Eng., Hurst, Jannetty, Clear Image Headers & Hi Flow cats, Jet Hot, LSR, TSW, VMax, Vredestein
|12-20-2009, 10:01 PM||#8|
Drives: 2011 RJT 2LT/RS Convertible
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Western Massachusetts
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 !
1st IPF Supercharged 2011 2LT/RS RJT Convertible
|12-21-2009, 01:11 AM||#11|
Drives: 2010 Camaro Black 2SS/RS
Join Date: Sep 2009
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.
"Christ, it's Aldo Nova again!"
|12-21-2009, 11:03 AM||#13|
Drives: 2013 ZL1 BRM, auto sunroof
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Garner, NC
Roto Fab CAI & res, VMAX PTB, 160* thermostat, NGK plugs, Moroso CC, 2.55 LPE upper & 9.1 lower pulleys & solid isolator, ATI balancer, BTR stage 3 cam kit, Kooks 2" LTs & HF cats (now gutted), FAST 90# inj., Afco dual pass HX w/fans, Alky Control meth kit, M2W, DRL Harness & LEDs, LED Fogs
|12-21-2009, 11:08 AM||#14|
Drives: 2010 RJT, 2012 Sierra 4x4, 89 RJT
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Way to go GM!! From the first time I drove mine, all I could say was - OMG!!
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