Ever since the creation of the combustion engine, we've wondered to ourselves, “How can we utilize it to make our daily lives faster, more productive, and more exciting?” Since then engineers and artists have started to make cars that are fast and beautiful to look at. Some of the modern day cars are used for daily routines that include going to the office, buying groceries, taking the kids to school etc. But there is that fun factor that's missing in our cars and, in turn, from our lives.
To bring back the “oomph” back into our daily boring routines, America decided to develop a whole new breed of cars appropriately called the “muscle car.” Some of the most legendary muscle cars that have ever existed are the Ford Mustang Fastback and the Chevrolet Camaro. The Ford Mustang was a car in its own league due to the unique body design, and they were classified as “pony cars.” Chevrolet adapted the same body design as it was going to be the modern muscle car, and it wanted to compete with its rival, Mustangs.
Chevrolet came up with the Camaro in 1966, and due to its popularity, it's still some of the most widely desired muscle cars in the world today. Due to its popularity and performance, we decided to make a list that would showcase how your life would be much better if you bought a Camaro. So, buckle up for the 22 reasons why every American out there needs a Chevy Camaro in their lives.
Let's just start off with a bang! The Chevrolet Camaro, with the space-age body design, curves, and streaks going all over the place, makes you start to realize that the curvaceous body isn't just to attract people; there are some other uses for it as well. The reason for the curves is to aid in aerodynamics because as the engines start to grip the road and the car accelerates, you have to have these critical curves to make sure it stays on the road.
The engine powering the Camaro comes in multiple sizes, ranging from an economical 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 to a massive 6.2 liter V8.
The V8 produces nearly 650 horsepower and can be hooked up to either a manual or an automatic, depending on your preference. With all those powerful goodies tucked inside the hood, the 5th generation Camaro can accelerate from 0-60 in nearly 4.1 seconds, which is fast enough to melt your face off.
The car is extremely comfortable, which is kind of a shocker since most muscle cars are known to be not so comfortable. But the Camaro is something else.
There are multiple trims on a Camaro, but in general, in the cabin, there are 4 seats that are made from cloth upholstery, and these seats can be heated and/or cooled depending on the need of the driver and passengers.
The driver and passenger seats are power adjustable, making them easier to match your comfort needs, and also, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather, and it, too, can be made to heat up for those cold winter times. I think with all those gizmos regarding comfort, it’s a no-brainer to buy a Camaro and just start living your life in the car.
Nowadays, when you spot some of the cars on the road, you might think to yourself, “What the heck is that?” But when people turn around and spot a Camaro they think, “WOW! What the heck is that?” This type of presence is the reason why the Camaro is a must-buy for any American out there. The front sloped design of the lights and the minimalistic aggressive rear layout of the Camaro gives it a space-age-type look. With that, the car has also been showcased in some extremely popular movies such as The Transformers, making it an icon for people who love cars. So, if you're a car lover and would like to be seen in one that would make people turn around and give you the thumbs up, get yourself an elegant-looking Chevy Camaro.
Handling-wise, the car is easily the best one out there. Since we're talking about people in the USA, the roads over there are mostly straight with not a lot of corners. With that, the car is perfect for the straights and can manage the corners if you encounter one. There are multiple options to also adjust the handling characteristics according to the driver.
Options like Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice show that the car is ready to take anything on.
With the addition of a limited slip differential, the car can compensate for those pesky moments when the car loses traction. So, the Camaro is like your best friend; you can’t have fun without it. So, if you're in America and haven’t had the pleasure of driving a Camaro, do yourself a favor and go test-drive one.
Most of the muscle cars out there are perfect in terms of power, excitement, and handling. There's an Achilles heel to every car that categorizes it in either a good or a bad car category. Those elusive things are the brakes. Muscle cars are heavy, and to stop something heavy, you need some really good brakes.
The Camaro has huge brakes discs and calipers on all 4 wheels, and each of them has an anti-lock braking system, which stops the wheels from completely jamming when brakes are applied, providing the ability to steer during sticky situations.
This is crucial because during emergency situations, the ability to control the car when braking makes for the difference between life and death. So, not only is it fast and good-looking, it has your back when things start to go south.
17 Rear-Wheel Drive
The most important aspect of modern-day vehicles is the power delivery method to the wheels. There are 3 types of delivery mechanisms in modern-day cars. It's either front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive. Most modern-day, daily-driven cars are front-wheel driven, which results in a huge amount of understeer in a corner, which is bad. So, the fact that the Camaro is rear-wheel driven is just great. The powerful engine is just something that the front-wheel-drive vehicles can’t compete with. Also, the engine is in the front, so the weight distribution of the vehicle facilitates accelerating in the straights and that sweet sense of oversteer in the turns. So, being a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, the Camaro is the obvious choice to buy for anyone living in America.
16 Exhaust Note
Don’t get me started on the sound of a Camaro. There's something about the sound of a muscle car that's unmatched. For different trims on the Camaro, there are multiple engine types, such as a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, a 3.6-liter V6, and a 6.2-liter V8. So, with each engine type, there are different types of sounds. The least attractive is the I4, which sounds like any other road car. But the V6 sounds a little better, and to give you an idea of how a V6 would sound like, imagine a Camaro with the sound of a Nissan 350z. The really awesome-sounding one is the good old 6.2-liter supercharged V8, which has the presence that matches the huge body of the car. So, if you want a car that'll start to turn the heads of people even before the car is seen, the Chevrolet Camaro is the best choice out there.
15 As a Daily Drive
Now, let's discuss the car as a daily driver since most of us out there would want a car that's great for daily routine activities and that's also fun to drive when the occasion arises. The car is extremely friendly when it comes to driving it daily. Not only does it look good, but it also gets the job done.
The car has a reported gas mileage of 15-25 mpg, which is great for a car that's built for racing.
With that, the car has comfortable seats so that you don’t get tired sitting in it all day long. Also, the suspension of the car is tuned for sports and comfort, making it surprisingly smooth on rough roads and small bumps, so your journey to the office becomes much more bearable. With all the good things about this car, it can be a powerful companion to every American out there.
With all the new gadgets and gizmos modern-day cars have, the Camaro seems like a car that's still holding the mechanical roots of the past but you’d be wrong with this one. The 2018 model of the Camaro comes with electronic power steering, meaning that there's no link to the front wheels with any mechanical bits. This might seem weird because there's no feedback from the road, but that's not the case. The system responds to the changes in the road and feeds it directly to the motors in the steering, providing a feel of the road to the driver. With that, the steering is also speed-sensitive, meaning that it adjusts the tension in the steering according to the speed at which the car is going. With this feature, the car is really easy to handle well, considering it weighs more than 3,000 lbs.
13 Multiple Engine Sizes
This car was made to allow its owners to get a car that's suited for their needs, for example, a person who wants a car strictly for a daily drive or someone who enjoys doing donuts in the parking lot. Chevrolet has such owners covered and provides the customer with multiple engine sizes. For example, there are 6 trims available for the 2018 Camaro, and all those trims have different engine types. So, if you're the kind of person who can’t handle too much power, you can get the base trim car, which has a great economy and enough power for you to manage. The engine sizes range from 2.0L turbocharged to the mighty supercharged 6.2L V8, which is capable of generating 650 horsepower. With this deal, you can have the looks with a tamed engine under the hood.
12 Awesome Infotainment System
Now for something that we all desire and love: the Infotainment system. First of all, I'll explain what “Infotainment” means. Basically, it means that the entertainment system is capable of playing music and displaying information about the car, such as navigation, speed, and options to adjust the driving characteristics of the car. With the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro, the base model has a system that'll blow your mind.
The car comes with a 7-inch color touchscreen with a radio, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay functionality, and there are 6 speakers placed inside the car so that you can pass the time when you're stuck in traffic.
Not only that—the car also has an OnStar 4G LTE built-in Wifi hotspot so that your passengers can enjoy the goodies from the internet during a long and boring drive.
You might be thinking right now that with all those cool and awesome features that Chevrolet is providing, there must be some kind of catch—maybe they would want a sacrificial ritual to pay for all the awesomeness that we're getting. Not quite, as the car is extremely affordable, at least for the base trim. The 2018 model with a 2.0L turbocharged engine that's producing 275 hp and all the above-mentioned goodies is for a low price of $26k. Who cares if the engine is somewhat lacking the other trims? At least you can tell your friends that you own a Camaro. So, with a bargain like this, you should seriously consider your next car to be a Chevrolet Camaro.
When buying a car, there are some things that the buyer has to consider before making a decision. One of those things is reliability, meaning how well can a car withstand the test of time. To build the trust of their customers, Chevrolet has provided their potential customers with a deal they cannot refuse.
The 2018 version of the Camaro is covered with an extended warranty period that would ensure their owners of compensation if there's ever a breakdown in their car.
The powertrain is covered by 60k miles or 5 years in total and a 36k-mile or 3-year comprehensive warranty. Furthermore, the car is reliable enough to not receive any significant number of recalls, so it's a green light in terms of reliability.
9 Awesome Interior
Now, to discuss something that you would be getting stuck with for the whole duration of owning a car, let's start with the driver's side and then move towards the passenger. The steering caters to the height and settings of the driver by adjusting to the desired position, while the speedometer has the ability to display critical information regarding speed, rpm, mileage, tire pressure, oil life, and general warnings. It also comes with a climate-control system that's great for warm weather, and it also has the ability to maintain that temperature no matter how hot or cold it gets outside. There's one insignificant thing that's available on this car that's not usually available in most vehicles. The Camaro has charging ports in the car so that you can charge your phone on the go. For me, that alone is enough for me to buy a Camaro.
You might be wondering about what makes the Camaro so popular, what makes it a head turner. Well, basically, it became an iconic car just because of the appearances it made in one of the most popular movie franchises out there, The Transformers. This movie featured models of the Camaro, a 1977 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, and later on, the newer models of the Camaro were featured.
Bumblebee is the Autobot that transformed to this awesome car and made a mark in the hearts of the people.
This media presence made people love this car and would at least point and say, “Hey, it's that car from the movie!” So, if you want to be the guy who owns that car from the movie, get yourself a freaking Camaro.
7 Quiet Inside
Now, you might be wondering how defeaning an American car like this with its huge engine would be when you're going out for a ride. But you might be surprised that the car is fairly quiet inside the driving compartment. That also depends on the trim level of the Camaro that you own. For example, if you have the base trim version of the car, the engine on this one is only a 2.0-liter turbo engine, and this won't produce any noise that would be bothersome. However, if you have the 6.2-liter V8 version of the car, then you might need some earmuffs. But, there's a catch to it: the car is fairly silent if you're not flooring the gas pedal. Driving sanely wouldn't make it deafening inside, so you can cruise around without getting bothered.
After researching for this article, I was fairly surprised by the number of safety features even the base version of the Camaro has. For starters, the car has an airbag system that covers the passengers from all sides in case of a collision. And not only that—the car has a sensor that detects if there's a person on the passenger seat or not and turns off the airbag sensor accordingly.
There's also a traction-control system that prevents the wheels from spinning out of control if you press the gas pedal a little too much.
Also, if you have any teenagers that might get to drive your car, you can set a feature that brings down the power available to the driver and can also generate a report that tells you how well the driver behaved. Basically, it has a family covered with all the goodies to be a safe and reliable car.
5 Convertible Version
There's something in convertible cars that isn't present in cars with a roof—the sense of freedom and being one with the elements in your favorite ride is a feeling like no other. Nowadays, most cars are being manufactured with a hardtop and that '80s era muscle car with an open top has stopped being a thing. To bring back that freedom and enjoyment of driving a car, Chevrolet introduced their Camaros with a convertible version and with all the goodies that a Camaro is known for, although the convertible version is a little bit heavier than the hardtop version just because of the added mechanism allowing the roof to go up and down. So, if you're living somewhere warm and would like the breeze to cool you off, it's time you got a Camaro.
4 Drag Race Anywhere
For this one, you have to have the powerful version of the Camaro. The underpowered 2.0-liter I-4 is just not going to cut it. It’s like an RC car engine being strapped to an actual car.
The 2.0 turbo I-4 produces 275 horsepower, which might seem adequate, but you have to consider the weight of the car as well.
Since most of the roads in the USA are straight, you can put that opportunity to good use since you can unleash the powerful supercharged V8 engine anywhere you desire. That's why if you're an American, you'll have a much more enjoyable experience owning a Camaro and even more fun if there's a corner where you would want to kick the rear outwards and drift that corner to oblivion.
3 Chicks Dig Camaros
Let’s stop messing around and get right to the question that most of you guys have in your mind when buying a car—if you're a bachelor that is—“Will chicks dig this car?” To put your minds at ease, the short answer is a definite “Yes.” The Camaro has become an icon of being the choice of car for the alpha male. With the aggressive curves at the front and the menacing styling on the rear combined with the two-toned color of the body, the car is a real chick magnet. If that's not enough, maybe you can show off a bit with that massive engine under the hood. So, if you want to be the guy with the most attractive car, do yourself a favor and get yourself a Chevrolet Camaro.
2 It’s Not a Mustang
I know this will cause a lot of controversies, but there are certain aspects of the Camaro that are just better than a Mustang's, making it the superior choice of car. The secret to a great car is kind of like the same as with a noble king; you have to have a bloodline that showcases the breed of greatness. The Chevrolet Camaro comes from a lineage of great cars, cars such as the Corvette Z06, which is considered to be the greatest muscle car of 2016 and which shows that it's one of the best out there. The Camaro comes with better engine sizes and produces a better growl than the Mustang. Anyways, it all comes down to preference, but in my opinion, you're better off with a Camaro than a Mustang.
1 Cheaper Parts
We all know the dreaded moment when a car breaks down and you have to go to your local mechanic. He slams thousands of dollars worth of bills in your face, and you can’t do anything but to accept it and pay the man. Although the Camaro is a reliable car and there aren’t any inherent problems with the car, it's still a machine, and machines tend to break down. The great part is that the parts for the Camaro are really cheap, so if something does go wrong, you can always get it repaired for a couple of hundred bucks instead of a couple of thousands, assuming you didn’t run out of your extended warranty period. So, there you go—another solid reason for you to buy a Camaro.
Sources: carthrottle.com; chevrolet.com