A True Sportscar.
October 27, 2018
I have a 2017 Camaro 2LT RS V6.
It is my daily driver. I did drive it in the snow last year, and I live in NE Ohio. I didn’t buy snow tires, I used the OEM all seasons and snow and ice mode. I had no problems.
I’m at 15,000 miles.
I recommend this car to anyone who would want one, it’s not a car you accidentally purchase.
Comfort- this is a sports car I had the RS so the giant 20 wheels can be a little rough on terrible roads. The inside is small. If you want to carry 4 people on a daily basis...not going to happen. The leather seats are comfortable, heated and ventalated seats are good. Ventalated are only good when the AC is on. I took my car from Ohio to Mrytle Beach SC and had no issues for the 10 hour drive. Except now I’m trying to move to South Carolina since I love it down there!
I have the lighting and convince package on my car and the spectrum lighting is beautiful at night, the heads up display is nice to have, the larger screen in the gauge cluster is nice as well. The blind spot and rear traffic alert is nice to have but not a requirement as others say. Camaro or not you should be looking around and paying attention around you. I’m 5 11 I have no issues seeing out of it. Just set the mirrors correctly, you’ll be fine.
Winter driving- as long as you use snow/ice mode you’ll be fine. Most important thing is, wash and wax the car!!! I washed my car every time the temps went above 40 degrees. Wash the underneath too. People will tell you that daily will make it rust in a season....wrong. Just wash your car. If you have the money to buy a Camaro you should have the money to wash and wax it. I Use, Chemical Guys Jet Seal, then some Meguairs Ultimate Wax, then a final coat of Meguairs Gold Class. Wax it every 2 weeks in the winter.
Performance- the V6 is amazing as stock. I have the non-NPP (2 pipes), and it sounds amazing. Way better than the Turbo 4 model. Spend the extra 1,500 for the V6. The Hydromac 8L45 is amazing as a performance transmission, in sport mode it makes amazing crackle sounds on every shift! With the A8 the V6 rockets to 60mph in 5.1 seconds.
Reliability- the LGX V6 engine won awards for the most reliable engine in 2016 i do believe the engine will last.
The 8L45 transmission is the problem. GMs transmission is a odd one. There is a major issue with ’the shutter’. Google it. GMs bandaid fix of flushing the transmission 3 times doesn’t work. You usually have to have the Torque Converter replaced. It’s under warranty, BUT I am not sure how it will be in the long term.
Although, GM announced that they will have a permanent fix in early 2019.
Just be aware if your car feels like it is driving over rumble strips and the RPMs start fluctuating.
Otherwise that’s all I can think of off the top of my head right now.
Amazing car, great daily driver, reliable, great performance, winter driving is good as long as you wash it!, and enjoy :) go buy one!