Lazy Car For a Lazy Day - 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Long-Term Road Test

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Long Term Road Test

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS: Lazy Car For a Lazy Day

July 20, 2010


It's not as derogatory as it seems.

The new Camaro is just, well, it's a little lazy. But by lazy, I mean easy going.

This weekend Southern California baked in its first official heat wave. My house, which is within a nuclear blast radius of the beach, saw the temps hit 88 degrees. Couple that with a 'track' temperature which had to be in excess of 130 degrees and you get a recipe of misery when you're stuck in traffic.

The Camaro? Well it couldn't be bothered. The combination of its huge engine (let's not forget that this thing is over 6 liters!), massive A/C compressor, ridiculously tall gearing and massive flywheel made for an effortless afternoon of parts hauling and errand running. Couple all that overbuilt goodness with a low greenhouse and you've got what could be the perfect car for shrugging off a hot summer day.

With a murderous passion, I still hate the steering wheel.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 18,897 miles

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