2010 Chevy Camaro and 2009 Nissan 370Z: Gas, Oil and Money
October 08, 2009
The other day I realized that our long-term 2010 Chevy Camaro SS runs on regular gasoline (87 octane) but requires expensive synthetic oil. But our long-term 2009 Nissan 370Z requires more expensive premium gas (91 octane) but its engine is filled with much cheaper conventional oil.
Obviously, over the life of the car the Z will cost you more as you'll buy far more fuel than oil in the years you own the vehicle. But I'm still not sure it's right that the budget-buyer minded Camaro requires expensive synthetic oil.
By the way, the V6 in the Camaro LT uses conventional oil and runs on regular gas.
What do you think?
Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief