By leroyk on Sep 10, 2009
A warning this is an off topic post. But you probably figured it out by now.
This weekend I traveled and required the need of an rental car. So I decided to trade up at the Avis counter for a new Camaro. Yes, Avis has a locked on renting the Camaro. They also include the "SS" as an option. I finally choose the black non-"SS" version. Figuring that yellow or red would make me way too visible. The "SS" would unleash my inner child that would make me more visible.
The car itself is quite nice. Fit and finish are great. I thought I would never drive a Camaro. It was just not me. But the Camaro is quite me with one note. More on that later. It has a great 6-speed transmission with paddle shifters. Yes, not a manual in the rental fleet. Paddles were fun. Exhaust well not as raspy as a v-8 was quite nice.
Additional feature. Visibility. This car attracts all kinds of attention. In 3 days, I was stopped by 5 people who wanted to talk about the car. I was followed and cruised by numerous cars taking a good look.
If you love the Camaro, then the only questionable feature will not be a problem. Visibility out of the rear windows. But this comes with the design of the Camaro and cars like it. You learn to cope.
May the new GM continue to produce winners like the CTS and Camaro. Go GM !!! The biggest problem will be getting folks to give them another chance.