2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS: Singin' in the Rain
January 19, 2010
The rain has returned to Southern California, and the timing couldn't have been better. Somehow I was able to snag the keys to our Camaro for the extended weekend and it transported me back to my musclecar days. I find great joy when combining wet pavement, rear-wheel drive and gobs of torque. In the wet, I found the Camaro to be just as well-mannered as my old SVT Cobra - pitchable, controllable and very entertaining. Yes, it's true, I am praising our much maligned bitchin' Camaro. But don't worry, I still found something to complain about.
I echo Brauer's (as well as the rest of the staff's) criticism of the wonky steering wheel controls. Here's another feature I found that is also worthy of the "fail" stamp: sometimes my iPod will play a song that is just right for my mood, and I'll routinely skip back to hear it again. And again, and again. In most cars (I actually can't think any that don't), if you hit the skip back button, it'll start the song over (unless the song just started). Nope, not in the Camaro. It skips to the beginning of the previous song, then I have to skip forward to get the song I intended. Sure, I know, it's a minor irritation, but how is it that they got this wrong when every other car got it right?
Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor @ 10,810 miles