2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT review and price



Well, she was delivered 12/09 and it was all worth the wait. This is an amazing car. A HUGE upgrade from my 2015 Mustang, this actually feels like how a 2016 vehicle should be. I’ll tell you though, in the beginning with all the tech it was overwhelming even for a techie, IT majoring guy like myself but after a day you get the hang of it all. You can customize almost every aspect of the car.

Just want to say that the design engineers spent a long time getting all the angles and positions right. EVERYTHING and I mean everything is on point. I can rest my arm on the center console while holding the wheel for the first time ever (being tall I put the seat as far back as it goes and haven’t been able to comfortable ever hold the wheel with two hands). All the buttons are all in the perfect location.

Also couldn’t be happier with the entire transaction process, no issues and had an amazing salesman.

PROS:

*Hyper Blue Metallic is BEAUTIFUL. Looks amazing at night almost like a dark blue/purple. During the day it shines and pops out always catching eyes.

*The Automatic 8 Speed Transmission is phenomenal. Shifts effortlessly and smoothly. Even at interstate speeds when most cars have a hesitation before they really get going, when you hit the gas in this (especially in Sport mode) the baby GOES! Sometimes it’s fun to slow to 50 at night on the interstate and floor it; you’d be surprised how quick it gets up to 80 and wants to keep going!! The Mustang’s transmission is complete trash compared to this; if I even tried to floor it at interstate speed you have to wait for it to get going. THIS A8 is quality. Absolutely love it.

*I love the way I can choose what inside color I want, I leave it on all the time.

*The HUD is absolutely beautiful, I love being able to see my speed and music at the same time without taking my eyes off the road!

*NPP exhaust is SICK on the V6!! (Pulled fuse so the valves always stay open even at interstate speeds)

*Apple CarPlay works just how imagined it would, flawlessly and fluid.

*Sunroof is wonderful

*The gold illuminated front bow tie is extremely classy and looks amazing in person, the pictures don’t do it justice. It turns heads all the time everywhere.

*Quick changing from Sirius XM to iPhone music, this was a HUGE pain in the ass in the Mustang.

*Heated steering wheel/heated seats/ventilated seats are all extremely useful features.

*The overall steering wheel feel and and shape is extremely comfortable and useful for turning, etc.

*The OnStar app to communicate with the car (although slow and unresponsive at times)

*Classy looking key fob with a nifty key and easy to release inner key! Love the feel, shape, and texture.

*RS aggressive package is well worth it. The Camaro looks way more classy and aggressive to me at least, than the Mustang. Mustang has cool rear taillights and sorta interesting front headlight design I liked, but the Camaro is in a class of its own and looks nothing like the Mustang in my opinion, besides the fact they’re both coupes and have the same window setup.. The Camaro looks amazing at night with all the lights.

During the Find New Roads Trip, invited guests drove the all-new 2016 Camaro to all 48 States. These images taken outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.

*Knob to dim all the lights in the vehicle or brighten them to your taste

*You have an option to display the “fuel used” on trips which is a feature I always thought to myself would be cool to have and the Camaro has it!

*Super bright interior lights for once. When you drop that card or drop that fry, now you can find it!

*Lights turn off when you lock the car. I always disliked when car lights would stay on for minutes after you leave, I like to know everything shutdown and secure. I think they had a unique flash I noticed once when I locked it.

*LOVE the graphics in the dashboard. Extremely appealing to the eye all the vibrant colors and pictures.

*BRIGHT headlights. Gone are the years of having to buy aftermarket bulbs for bright headlights. People flicker their lights at me that’s how bright these bad boys are, I love it! Was wondering if they would be better than the Mustang’s and yes they are! The angle seems wider as well.

*Rearview mirror actually stays in place and is tough to move, which is good! Don’t have to worry about it moving out of place due to bass or bad bumps.

I could go on and on about everything I love which is literally everything about the 2016 Camaro!

MIDDLE-GROUND:

*I wasn’t sure where to put this, but the Bose speakers ARE nice I can’t imagine the car without it, but the downside is speaker placement I believe. In the Mustang there was one right on the door near your ears sort of which made a much more enjoyable music experience. I feel like in the Camaro the music is coming from the windshield and only the bass is on the side doors.. I still like it don’t get me wrong, but it could have been better.

CONS:

*Barely any storage space at all whatsoever. None in the center console, none in the glovebox, and none in the side doors. The trunk isn’t wide but it is deep. Not even under the mat in the trunk where a spare tire is usually kept barely had any room. The Mustang had ample space in all the above

*No sunglass holder..the Mustang had a super cool drawer compartment that came out near the steering wheel which was also padded.

*No designated cutout for USB from center console. You can sort of shut it on the cord and it seems like that’s how they made it but could have had a little cutout, again, the Mustang had it.

*I wish the steering wheel could be altered the way the Mustang was, the feel was set to “Comfort” and I could literally turn the wheel with my pinky, there was barely any effort.

*You don’t even have to lock the doors when you leave it once you shut the door a couple seconds later the doors will automatically lock and the horn will chirp! I’ll probably only rely on this in the driveway though. But the Mustang had an amazing feature where you could tap the doorknob to lock or unlock it, of course it wasn’t 100% accurate, but still it was nice to only have to tap the doorknob.

*Remote start duration is 20 minutes tops as opposed to the Mustang of 30 minutes. In the winter it’s nice to let your car idle longer to warm up the inside as well as defrost the windows. But you have to set it prior to remote starting the car or whatever your last temperature setting was is what is going to run, it doesn’t go based on the outside temperature like many cars do nowadays, unless I haven’t found this out correctly yet..

*Climate controls seem to always stay on being that GM designs their cars like that now to have some form of constant air flow; which I’m against for many reasons.

It may seem like I’m being biased towards the Mustang but I am NOT just a worthy comparison showing the only things Ford did right lol, the Camaro wins EVERYTHING else I could think of that’s why I’m not even going to bother going in to detail it can all be seen in the manual if you’re curious on the features. That is just me being nit-picky, I’ll gladly take this car without those features, always room for improvement.

DEBUNK:

*Some say the seats are not comfortable. I commute 120 miles a day and these are the most comfy leather car seats I’ve ever sat in.

*Blindspots, every car has them, but does every car have these tech safety features to alert you in a possible bad situation? Everything from the mirror alerts, to the entire backup setup with side warning alerts make me for way more comfortable than I would even with a car with barely any blind spot that’s how useful this tech is.

*”High window”. I am still able to rest my arm on the window I can see it getting uncomfortable after a long time, but it’s definitely still doable and I’ll be doing it.

ISSUES:

*I’m sill trying to diagnose if there is an issue with my climate controls or not because they don’t seem to every actually completely turn off…not really noticeable when sitting but when driving the vents always seem to be pushing out whatever temperature air I had it last set to…we’ll see how this goes.
http://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432746

TIPS:

*A tip for the HUD display is to put it like one up from off at night so there is no glare of the casing surrounding it, once I did that the side glare was gone.

*You may not get a tire inflation kit. I went back asking for it and they said that I had “run-flat” tires.

CHEVROLET SUGGESTIONS:

*Make a way for us to know when there are software updates and try to make them possible to install on our own!! Ford would notify via email when there were software updates and you could download it onto your USB and plug that right in to your car to update! Having to bring it in would only make sense if there are rarely updates, which honestly I bet there will be quite a bit overtime for numerous solutions.

There is so much more to list and everyone picks and chooses what they like the most and that’s what makes this unique. Like I said, I really do like everything about the car, there’s so much to write about. A lot of it boils down to the fact that Chevrolet has allowed the CUSTOMERS to customize OUR OWN vehicles the way we want inside! Not like Ford saying “here’s what you get, no customizations”. I get to set the preferences from day one and can change them daily. Cannot stress how much I appreciate this fact enough.

Take this for what you want, sure there will be positive and negative comments, I’ll do my best to respond to them all and feel free to ask any questions. And I know they aren’t the best pictures..at least I have the car to take a picture of though, right?

It was a fun ride looking forward to being back next year for the trip all over again. I’ll lurk the forums here and there, sort of feel apart of the “family” now. Chevrolet’s won me over! Hope you all receive and enjoy your cars soon!! Oh, and last but not least THANK YOU BECKY for putting up with the daily status code checks, I know we all appreciate you! Love the freebie and letter!

EPA Classification  Compact
MPG/MPGe  30 Highway / 21 City
Engine  Gas I4 2.0L/122 cu in
Transmission  Manual
Drive Train  Rear Wheel Drive
Seating  4
Horsepower  275
Dealer Suggested Retail 
$24,300.00 Used
Private Party Value 
$22,925.00 Used

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