2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS: Spring Training, Part 1
March 18, 2010
Our long-term 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS and I have just returned from a 1,000-mile road trip to MLB spring training in Arizona. I still have my doubts about the Dodgers' pitching depth, but as I guessed before the trip, the Camaro has an excellent overall ride quality.
No matter what kind of surface conditions you're dealing with, the suspension copes well and remains composed. And somehow even with 20-inch wheels and fairly massive Pirelli PZeros (245/45ZR20 front, 275/40ZR20 rear), the car doesn't beat you up. The cabin stays quiet, too. We've mentioned before that the Camaro comes up a little short in the fun department on back roads, but for long hauls through the desert, our 2SS-RS Camaro's setup works well.
More speed cameras seem to have sprouted up in greater Phoenix (many of them "strategically" placed just before freeway interchanges where a burst of acceleration might be required to situate oneself in the proper lane). Fortunately, Arizona's department of transportation sees fit to give you a quarter-mile warning, so I just set the Camaro's cruise control every time a warning sign came up. The cruise is on the lower left side of the steering wheel and very simple to use -- power button, cancel button and a toggle switch that does set, resume and +/- speed.
And, best of all, the cruise stays on when you shut off the engine. So the next time you start up and see a speed camera warning, you're all ready to set it at 65 mph. Nice.
More on the trip in tomorrow's post.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 14,134 miles