One word FUN This car has everything you need to have a great time driving. I was not certain which engine to get when I ordered this car the v8 sounds great , the 6 cyl gets good gas mileage and has more power than you need. So if your on the fence about which engine to purchase you will be still having a blast with the 6 cyl.
I have owned three Camaros, a 1991 coupe, 1995 convertible and my current 2013 convertible.This is undoubtedly the best one yet. Great performance from the V6, good mileage and this sucker handles like an Indy car on the curves. Plus it has a very good ride. The engine pulls as good or better than the other two V8 models and I am getting used to the V6 sound. Mine is Blue Ray Metallic with white stripes and I entered it in its first car show Saturday and it won Ist place in its class. I also get a lot of great comments about it. I was going to buy a corvette but I'm glad I didn't 'cause this car gets much more attention and can run on the "cheap" gas. I love this car!!!
At 40,000 miles, I've had the exhaust system replaced under warranty due to a slight noice. Chevrolet was great in covering this as there was really nothing wrong with it, but they were able to duplicate the spring like creaking sound that occurred under light throttle as a valve that opens and closes on the exhaust. The dealer also provided me a nice loaner car for a week while they got the parts.
I also had to go for front brakes, and that was very expensive. The service advisor recommended GM rotors and pads, saying he's had trouble with complaints regarding squealing with non OEM parts.
So front pads and rotors, an oil change, and a tire rotation was $500!
The same dealer was unable to duplicate a wet floor behind the front passenger seat. There is a service bulletin concerning this, something about the top having a bladder in it and drains that connect to the bladder. It's not terrible, but it's damp on the rear floor right side sometimes.
Anyway, the service bulletin would not cover my car since it was out f warranty and even my extended warranty did not cover it. Beware those closer guys in the dealership who sell you the extended warranty. Mine told me "I would get the extended warranty just because the car is a convertible and you could have a problem with the top that might be expensive to repair". I realized after I got home and read the contract that convertible tops were excluded, LOL. I know I could have cancelled the warranty, but I let it go just in case I had any other major issues.
I've also now done five roundtrips from NY to FL in the car, and it's a love/hate relationship. It's just not a comfortable car for 12 hour days.
I just got a new 2SS model convertible and all I can say is . . . OMG! I came out of an Audi A4 Avant with the 3.0 engine, which is a great car with excellent performance and appointments. The Camaro is my very first muscle car and convertible, so I thought I'd do it up right. Pretty much everything I've read about it thus far, both pro and con, is true. Bottom-line, it is a beautiful car to look at (LOVE the retro look and feel)--top up or down, and is really a blast to drive. While I will miss the nimbleness of the Audi and its German engineering as compared to the heft of the Camaro, the V8 engine certainly makes it fun to throw that weight around!