Damn! I’m a Camaro guy! At least, that’s how I felt when I had the 2015 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE in my driveway for a week. That may change in the coming weeks as I’m booked in a 2015 Ford Mustang GT. I love my job, and I love this business I’m in.
And this business keeps getting crazier and better. The more competition there is, the greater the odds that cars like the Camaro, Mustang, and Challenger will thrive and continue to thrill. By the time these lines are published, I’ll have torn up my neighbourhood streets in the ‘Stang, and will probably like it very much. My current limited experience tells me that I wouldn’t pick it over the Camaro or the Challenger.
A debate raged on when I participated in a comparison test that involved the three ponies. It seemed that there was a clear division between the three testers and the cars. Although I loved the sound and presence of the Scat Pack Challenger, the Camaro’s “go eff yourself” stare and stance swooned me, among many other things.
Chevy’s Camaro is an honest car. By this I mean that GM’s not trying to distract drivers and/or buyers with fancy technology or overbearing safety crap. No, the Camaro is a straight driving tool. On one hand though, Chevy’s MyLink works really well, but I left the radio off (and my phone on silent) every time I was behind the wheel.
Stupid steering wheel
I do have a beef with this car: I can’t stand the stupid steering wheel and its oversized idiotic horizontal spokes! I’ve been complaining about this for a few years now and I still don’t understand why GM doesn’t prioritize proper grip over redundant audio buttons and cruise control. What gives? This is a sports car with emphasis on SPORT but no, sorry. The Z/28 featured the same fail when I drove it last year… Baffled, I am.