Gas, Oil and Money - 2010 Chevy Camaro and 2009 Nissan 370Z Long-Term Road Test
ADVERTISEMENT

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Long Term Road Test

2010 Chevy Camaro and 2009 Nissan 370Z: Gas, Oil and Money

October 08, 2009

Camaro-gas-door.jpg

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


Leave a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Past Long-Term Road Tests

ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411