5 out of 5 stars
sexiest car ever built
on Thu Aug 25 2011
So I've had my new 2011 Chevy Camaro v6 for just over a month now and i have to say it's a real treat every time i drive. Like everyone else suggests you really do get a lot of looks and comments about the car. I've been late for a work a few times as people want to stop me to talk about the camaro! I'm about 5'9 and it's enough head room but it's not easy to get in and out of sometimes....does it really matter though as it's a camaro!! I was driving a chevy cobalt before this and i find i'm still trying to get used to the blind spots, parking etc. I tend to park away from other cars still when i can but it's not always possible. Just today i had to make three attempts at backing out of a mall parking lot...not fun, i can deal with the lack of ease of parking but i don't want to scratch my pretty pretty car... At first i had the driver's seat right down and it was way too intimidating to park so now i have the seat adjusted up a bit and it's a bit easier to see out the windows now. I know people keep telling me if you want a muscle car you are going to have to deal with losing some practicality but it still bothers me a bit....thank goodness i don't have to go very far to and from work. I live in southern ontario and since this car is my new daily driver i am going to be driving it in the winter...from what i've read it will out perform other cars of its'rank but i am putting a set of expensive winter tires on it just in case. I'm still a very new camaro owner so i'm still getting used to it but it's worth every penny and strife as every time i walk away from it parked i look back and smile. No doubt in my mind the sexiest car i've ever seen and i can't actually believe that i own one....i still wake up thinking is it real? P.S. i am a music lover and the boston sound system in the car is amazing!!!! no need to upgrade to an aftermarket at all. If you don't have one yet GO GET ONE!
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5 out of 5 stars
by Orange car driver
from Mojave Desert, CA
on Fri Mar 15 2013
Bought my 2011 Camaro SS used with 17,000 miles on it.
Visibility ? A lot of professional reviewers ding it for poor visibility so I was expecting the worst. My first impression the first time I set in it was; ?What are they talking about?. It?s little tough to maneuver it tight spaces but while driving, the views are great and; this is the first car I have owned that doesn?t have a huge blind spot on the rear drivers side.
Cargo space ? The trunk is huge and the rear seat folds down for even more flexibility. One could actually sleep in the trunk with the seat folded down!
Refinement ? I LOVE the heads-up display. The compass, thermometer, tire pressure sensor, and mileage monitor are all great. The airbag sensor in the passenger front seat is great for my kids.
Gas Mileage ? Not great in town but on the highway with the cruse set at 65mph, it get 25+mpg. That crazy for a 376ci engine!!
Wheels ? I like the fact the spokes on the rims are far enough apart that you can get you hand in between them to wash the inside of the rim.
Seatbelts ? If you are one of those old people who grew up with the seatbelts buried somewhere in the crack of the big bench seat of your Dad?s old Chevy. and still choose sometimes to go seatbelt-less for old-times sake; this is the car for you! It chimes once to remind you and that?s it. No continuous harassment like most other new cars. I was SHOCKED to learn that.
As expected, the car is super fast, however it?s very well behaved, so at times it doesn?t feel fast. For example; probably due to the large tire size it doesn?t really want to light up the tires but it does launch pretty quick when I get on it a little bit. The ride is smooth but you still feel the road which could get a little annoying on rough city streets. It goes from 60 to 100 in what seems like a split second. As everyone else states, the seats are highly comfortably. The controls are laid out well and are for the most part intuitive. My Camaro has a sunroof which is a great option. I actually prefer it to a rag-top. . A lot of reviewers say the V6 is a better value but there is something about the sound of the V8 when you?re getting on it that V6?s can never match. But I guess some people aren?t in to that kind of thing.
Bad: Can?t really think of anything. It is the best looking, most refined Camaro yet and for the money, probably the best deal you?ll find in a performance car. I dinged it a star for performance because to me, sometime it seems a little to refined and well mannered; but if you?re going to drive it much, that?s probably actually a good thing.
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5 out of 5 stars
My 2011 Chevrolet Camaro
from Cedar Hill, MO
on Thu Jul 07 2011
We'll start with the negative first. Visibility. But not while driving. I have my mirrors set as such that visibility is not an issue. The only time it is an issue is when I am backing out of a spot in your typical parking lot. The rear pillar on the passenger's side tends to block my view. So, I just got to be a little more careful.
Now the good stuff. The first time I test drove the Camaro I was amazed at how comfortable I felt behind the wheel. And not just physical comfort. The car felt comfortable to drive, like I had been doing it for years. It felt real natural.
Realizing that this next statement is a highly biased and solely based on personal preference, the exterior styling of this car is killer! The first time I saw a picture of one back in 2006 when it was still a concept, I knew, if it ever went into production, I wanted one. Then when I saw it in Red Jewel Tintcoat it was all over. So, that's what I got along with the RS Package. Killer.
The interior is acceptable. Nothing great, nothing horrible. But, very comfortable. I realy enjoy the XM radio and the feature that allows me to link the car to my cell phone. If I get tired of XM, I can listen to my tunes stored in my phone through the car's radio. Very cool techie stuff.
My Camaro has the V6 with an automatic in it. More than adequate for my driving needs. Plenty of power when I need it and very acceptable mileage all things considered. I get right about 24.5 mpg driving about half subursan and half highway. That would only go up with more highway driving.
I am so satisfied with this car that I wouldn't trade it for anything. (Okay. That might be a bit of an over-statement, but you catch my drift.) I would recommend this car to anybody.
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5 out of 5 stars
Turns more heads then a supermodel on a nude beach
from Palm Springs, CA
on Mon Jul 04 2011
One of the best sport cars I have ever owned. Styling is nothing short of pure art. Could use lumbar adjustment. A blast to drive but is much more quiet and smooth then a mustang. Some complain about trunk opening but I can get a ton of stuff in there. Larger items just drop the back seat and fit through door. This is retro sports car at it's finest. V6 gives great gas milage for a car this size and weight. Convertible is gorgeous! Need more room.....rent a truck :)
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5 out of 5 stars
from kansas city, mo
on Tue Jul 26 2011
I love this car. This is my 6th camaro/firebird and yes the first brand new one but by far the best; the power and style are unbeatable. I cannot imagine the power of the ss cuz this v6 is great and more than enough, I may not be able to pass an ss but everyone else is fine by me. If you don't like getting alot of attention and looks of admiration then don't get this car cuz it is a real conversation piece. The smile I get when I look at this car every time I walk up to it is worth every dollar and since it was an LS it didn't take too many of those.
My mpg started at only like 20 for the first couple of tanks but male child with new camaro doesn't equate to good mpg. With a lighter foot I'm getting 22 so maybe with a grandma driver you could see better than that. The front compartment is very large compared to years past and offers plenty of room and the seats are larger and more comfortable too. Getting in and out of the new models is much better and more comfortable vs years past where you had to fall in and out of it and it felt like you were laying down while driving.
The only negatives and there are a couple are: For the LS and low end of other models GM was very cheap and didn't include the usb port or blue tooth, very regrettable by GM as this is 2011 and a nice car should have those things without having to be upsold and I know other makers include at least a usb on lesser cars so shame on you GM. The blind spots take some getting used to as you can't see much to change lanes so trusting your mirrors is a must but if they are positioned out wide then this issue is mitigated to a minimum. Backing up is terrible cuz the mirrors can't help you there and you can't see much around you so you have to be very careful, pulling out of a spot with an suv on either side of you sucks. The back seats themselves are much better and more comfortable than camaros/firebirds of years past but the floor space in the back is nonexistent and for some reason GM decided not to allow the seats to slide forward automaticly when you put the back of the seat up like they used to, pretty stupid on their part as it is very hard getting back there and a pain to have to manually put the seat all the way up to allow passage. Not that anyone wants to ride back there but for some reason GM neglected to put any cupholders in the back like they couldn't mold one into something just in case someone was forced to ride back there? And on the subject of cupholders since my car is a stick the front cupholders get in the way when there is a cup in them but it is only a minor annoyance. This changed in 2012 but they put the power lock button under the stereo and what a stupid design, someone should be fired over that. A sunglasses holder would have been nice. And my last gripe is the way the stereo is set up, if you want an aftermarket radio add $500+ to the head unit cost cuz you have to replace the a/c controls that are intigrated into the stock radio, again very dumb design probably by the same person who designed the door power door lock.
GM hasn't risen from the ashes just yet as they have put out some pretty bad cars in the last 20+ years so I have to work to still like them but despite some of the stupid and cheap things they did on the new camaros it is a step in the right direction and hopefully it helps them payback that bailout.
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5 out of 5 stars
from Wading Rver, NY
on Tue Apr 03 2012
Purchased a used 2011 2SS/RS with 2500 miles. The shifter / clutch feel is much better than i was expecting, but not as good as the new Mustang Boss 302. The car is alot of fun to drive, and the interior techo features are great. It seems to be well made and very solid, a big improvement from Camaros earlier body styles. Trunk opening is very small, and there are big blind spots, but you do get used to them. I have a mustang as well, and find the mustang to be more comfortable and it has MUCH better outward visablilty. I would say the Camaro is more fun to drive, but the Mustang is easier to drive and live with as a daily driver.
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4 out of 5 stars
by First time Camaro Owner
from Springfield, MO
on Mon Apr 23 2012
Bought the 2011 Chevy Camaro with the RS package for my 17yr old son. We are both pleased with the performance of the 6 cyl (saves on insurance) and love the heads up display it has, perfect for new drivers!
The thing my son loves the most is the high end stereo system along with all the comments on how awesome it looks. The only down fall is the tiny back seat, but then again, he can't haul a bunch of kids around either.
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5 out of 5 stars
Feeling Like a Kid Again
by Proud Owner
from Gulf Coast
on Tue Jun 19 2012
I've been a GM owner since 1996, having owned my most recent vehicle (a Chevrolet) for 8 years. I have loved the new body style of the Camaro since the first Transformers movie in 2007; but, I always thought they were out of my price range. Thanks to Cars.com, I was WRONG! Not only is the car affordable, it is well worth every dollar. If you are over 6' tall (which I'm not), you may be cramped on the driver side and the car will become a 3-seater. Also, getting in/out of the car may prove a bit difficult. Otherwise, the interior is roomy and quite comfortable. All of the controls are easily accessible because they are on the steering wheel or radio. I travel quite a bit for work - I have reached 30.4 mpg on the interstate with an average of 25 mpg. And, I've reached 22 mpg in the city with an average of 19 mpg. And, this is on regular unleaded gas. Although the rearview window is smaller than what I'm used to in my SUV, I can see out of it fine. The only caution I must give is that the Camaro will make you have a need for speed, because it accelerates so quickly!
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5 out of 5 stars
Best Muscle Car for the $$$
from Flemington, NJ
on Sun Apr 21 2013
I bought my Camaro 2LT RS and have been extremely impressed. From tight handling to the amount of power in the direct injection 3.6L V-6, this car is amazing. The 2011 has 312HP, enough to get up and move out. The 2LT RS comes fully equipped with the same amenities as a fully loaded V-8 Camaro. Heated seats, heated mirrors, leather sports seats, 20 inch rims, Halo Projector beam headlights, power sunroof, heads-up display and even paddle shifters. This car has it all, not to mention it's impressive looks. Even in this V-6, it still turns heads even four years after it's initial release. If you are in the market for a 2+2 seating vehicle, and do not mind a coupe, I'd highly recommend you take a look and test drive at the Chevy Camaro. All I can say is that you won't be disappointed.
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5 out of 5 stars
I love this car!!
from Chicago, IL
on Fri Aug 27 2010
I just bought the new 2011 Camaro three weeks ago. I didn't think I was really a sports car type of person (I have always had Pontiacs) and my boyfriend talked me into buying this car. I compared this car with several others and this car was the same price or cheaper than many of the sedans out there (i.e. Malibu, Camry, Taurus, etc.) - give or take a few options. Well, needless to say, I am SO happy with this car. It runs great, is quiet, smooth ride, awesome features (I bought an LT1 with a sunroof and connectivity package), and it gets attention wherever it goes. As I expected, the visibility isn't great and there isn't much of a backseat, but that is any sports car in my opinion, and it is well worth the sacrifice. It came with some good warranties, and I love having OnStar and XM radio. Every day when I open the garage door and see my awesome car sitting there, it makes my day!
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