The Truth About Cars » chevrolet camaro http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » chevrolet camaro http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Among Sports Cars, New Beats Old: FR-S Hits New Low As MX-5 Takes Over http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/among-sports-cars-new-beats-old-fr-s-hits-new-low-mx-5-takes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/among-sports-cars-new-beats-old-fr-s-hits-new-low-mx-5-takes/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1240273 November 2015 produced the lowest full-month U.S. sales total for the Scion FR-S in its history. November 2015 also produced the sixth consecutive year-over-year Mazda MX-5 Miata monthly sales increase; November was also the fifth consecutive month in which the Mazda MX-5 outsold the Scion FR-S. The FR-S and MX-5 are clearly not direct rivals. […]

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November 2015 produced the lowest full-month U.S. sales total for the Scion FR-S in its history. November 2015 also produced the sixth consecutive year-over-year Mazda MX-5 Miata monthly sales increase; November was also the fifth consecutive month in which the Mazda MX-5 outsold the Scion FR-S. The FR-S and MX-5 are clearly not direct rivals. […]

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Doug Drives: Has Anyone Ever Successfully Followed Up a Retro Car Design? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/doug-drives-has-anyone-ever-successfully-followed-up-a-retro-car-design/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/doug-drives-has-anyone-ever-successfully-followed-up-a-retro-car-design/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241881 The new Mustang is handsome, isn’t it? I was behind one the other day in traffic, and I couldn’t take my eyes off it: in the right color, with the right wheels, there’s a good argument to be made that the Mustang is one of the most attractive coupes on the market today. Too bad it’s […]

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The new Mustang is handsome, isn’t it? I was behind one the other day in traffic, and I couldn’t take my eyes off it: in the right color, with the right wheels, there’s a good argument to be made that the Mustang is one of the most attractive coupes on the market today. Too bad it’s […]

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro First Drive – Hostile and Hospitable http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-chevrolet-camaro-first-drive/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-chevrolet-camaro-first-drive/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1239121 No good deed goes unpunished. When Chevrolet announced its fifth-generation Camaro in 2008 after a long hiatus, many hailed (including yours truly) its avant-garde style and sleeker sheet metal. A starring role and skyrocketing sales couldn’t dim its usual criticism shortly thereafter. Fully four years into that model, good feelings waned; its overweight chassis and zest […]

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No good deed goes unpunished. When Chevrolet announced its fifth-generation Camaro in 2008 after a long hiatus, many hailed (including yours truly) its avant-garde style and sleeker sheet metal. A starring role and skyrocketing sales couldn’t dim its usual criticism shortly thereafter. Fully four years into that model, good feelings waned; its overweight chassis and zest […]

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The Sixth Chevrolet Camaro Is Here – This Is What The Fifth-Gen Model Achieved http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/sixth-chevrolet-camaro-fifth-gen-model-achieved/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/sixth-chevrolet-camaro-fifth-gen-model-achieved/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1070034 While by no means the overwhelming success that the first-generation Ford Mustang was back in 1966 – 417,000 were sold in that car’s first twelve months on the market, according to Ford MoCo – the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was a hit by most any other standard. Now that the sixth-generation Camaro has debuted with surprisingly […]

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While by no means the overwhelming success that the first-generation Ford Mustang was back in 1966 – 417,000 were sold in that car’s first twelve months on the market, according to Ford MoCo – the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was a hit by most any other standard. Now that the sixth-generation Camaro has debuted with surprisingly […]

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U.S. Ford Mustang Sales Boom In March 2015: Mustang Outsells Lincoln; Outsells Camaro And Challenger Combined http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/u-s-ford-mustang-sales-boom-march-2015-mustang-outsells-lincoln-outsells-camaro-challenger-combined/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/u-s-ford-mustang-sales-boom-march-2015-mustang-outsells-lincoln-outsells-camaro-challenger-combined/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1048441 The Ford Mustang outsold the whole Lincoln brand by a 1.5-to-1 count in March. U.S. Mustang volume has, not surprisingly, risen sharply since the age of the sixth-generation model began. March’s tally, however, was particularly notable, not just because of the way in which Mustang volume made Lincoln’s abysmal total appear even worse (Lincoln sales […]

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The Ford Mustang outsold the whole Lincoln brand by a 1.5-to-1 count in March. U.S. Mustang volume has, not surprisingly, risen sharply since the age of the sixth-generation model began. March’s tally, however, was particularly notable, not just because of the way in which Mustang volume made Lincoln’s abysmal total appear even worse (Lincoln sales […]

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Next Chevrolet Camaro Loses 200 Lbs In Time For Summer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/next-chevrolet-camaro-loses-200-lbs-time-summer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/next-chevrolet-camaro-loses-200-lbs-time-summer/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:01:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1033121   The next Chevrolet Camaro is set to lose 200 lbs thanks to a variety of light weighting techniques. While a Chevrolet press release provided a number of granular details (ooh, a new dashboard support beam saves 9 lbs!!), the real savings likely come from a move to the newer, smaller and lighter Alpha platform […]

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  The next Chevrolet Camaro is set to lose 200 lbs thanks to a variety of light weighting techniques. While a Chevrolet press release provided a number of granular details (ooh, a new dashboard support beam saves 9 lbs!!), the real savings likely come from a move to the newer, smaller and lighter Alpha platform […]

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Cain’s Segments: American Muscle Sales In America In 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/cains-segments-american-muscle-sales-america-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/cains-segments-american-muscle-sales-america-2014/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:30:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=986802 2014 was the fifth consecutive year in which the Chevrolet Camaro outsold its two key rivals in the United States. 2015, however, could present far different results. Leading up to the sixth-generation Mustang’s arrival, the Camaro led the Mustang by nearly 11,000 sales through the first ten months of 2014. • Second-best year for fifth-gen […]

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2014 was the fifth consecutive year in which the Chevrolet Camaro outsold its two key rivals in the United States. 2015, however, could present far different results. Leading up to the sixth-generation Mustang’s arrival, the Camaro led the Mustang by nearly 11,000 sales through the first ten months of 2014. • Second-best year for fifth-gen […]

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Surprise: The New Ford Mustang Is A Hot Ticket http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/surprise-new-ford-mustang-hot-ticket/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/surprise-new-ford-mustang-hot-ticket/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:09:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=960753 Ford reported in November 2014 the largest number of Mustangs sold in any November since 2006. With 8278 sold last month, year-over-year Mustang volume jumped 62%. It was also the best month for the Mustang since May of this year, when monthly U.S. Mustang volume jumped beyond 9000 units for just the third time in […]

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Ford reported in November 2014 the largest number of Mustangs sold in any November since 2006. With 8278 sold last month, year-over-year Mustang volume jumped 62%. It was also the best month for the Mustang since May of this year, when monthly U.S. Mustang volume jumped beyond 9000 units for just the third time in […]

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Stars In One Of The Strangest Spy Photos Of All Time http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2016-chevrolet-camaro-stars-in-one-of-the-strangest-spy-photos-of-all-time/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2016-chevrolet-camaro-stars-in-one-of-the-strangest-spy-photos-of-all-time/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:22:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=868202   Another ordinary day at GM’s proving grounds, right? Well, I’m wondering what the hell a 2016 Camaro mule is doing with a CNG powered Impala. That little black diamond on the decklid of the white Impala is similar to what you would see on CNG powered vehicles, and GM  has a CNG powered Impala […]

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  Another ordinary day at GM’s proving grounds, right? Well, I’m wondering what the hell a 2016 Camaro mule is doing with a CNG powered Impala. That little black diamond on the decklid of the white Impala is similar to what you would see on CNG powered vehicles, and GM  has a CNG powered Impala […]

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Cain’s Segments, July 2014: Muscle Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/cains-segments-july-2014-muscle-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/cains-segments-july-2014-muscle-cars/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:31:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=865873 It feels like we’ve known a lot about the 2015 Ford Mustang for years. There have been stories on its alleged weight gain, then stories that suggested the gain wasn’t nearly so bad. Its independent rear suspension makes the idea of serving global markets so much more tenable. Its turbocharged four-cylinder should, on paper, offer […]

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It feels like we’ve known a lot about the 2015 Ford Mustang for years. There have been stories on its alleged weight gain, then stories that suggested the gain wasn’t nearly so bad. Its independent rear suspension makes the idea of serving global markets so much more tenable. Its turbocharged four-cylinder should, on paper, offer […]

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Cain’s Segments: Muscle Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/cains-segments-muscle-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/cains-segments-muscle-cars/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:43:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=793946 The Ford Mustang is selling more frequently in 2014 than it did in the same period of 2013. Ford is also grabbing greater U.S. market share in the relatively high-volume muscle car sector. This might seem surprising given that Ford is set to replace their fifth-gen pony car with a new edition for 2015 – […]

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The Ford Mustang is selling more frequently in 2014 than it did in the same period of 2013. Ford is also grabbing greater U.S. market share in the relatively high-volume muscle car sector. This might seem surprising given that Ford is set to replace their fifth-gen pony car with a new edition for 2015 – […]

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The Old Man and the Camaro: Part 2 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/the-old-man-and-the-camaro-part-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/the-old-man-and-the-camaro-part-2/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:02:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485104 Author’s note- In order to protect the privacy of the victims, some names and details have been omitted or changed. Part One of this story can be found here. In police work it’s never a question of what you know. The only thing that matters is what you can prove. The Nurse hadn’t straight up stolen the […]

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Author’s note- In order to protect the privacy of the victims, some names and details have been omitted or changed. Part One of this story can be found here. In police work it’s never a question of what you know. The only thing that matters is what you can prove. The Nurse hadn’t straight up stolen the […]

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The Old Man and the Camaro: Part 1 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/the-old-man-and-the-camaro-part-1/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/the-old-man-and-the-camaro-part-1/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:08:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485062 Author’s note: In order to protect the identity of the victims in this case, some names and details have been omitted or changed. There are a million stories in the Naked City. This is one of them. It wasn’t my case. Chris had asked me to accompany him one morning as he performed some case follow- […]

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Author’s note: In order to protect the identity of the victims in this case, some names and details have been omitted or changed. There are a million stories in the Naked City. This is one of them. It wasn’t my case. Chris had asked me to accompany him one morning as he performed some case follow- […]

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QOTD: How The Cadillac ATS Almost Became FWD http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/qotd-how-the-cadillac-ats-almost-became-fwd/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/qotd-how-the-cadillac-ats-almost-became-fwd/#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483329 The multi-billion dollar endeavor of developing a new car has effectively ended the one-off specialty car that many enthusiasts still clamor for and wronglyassert is feasible in this era. Supermodel-thin margins, a saturation of brands and vehicles and an ultra-competitive global marketplace have killed the previous formula for developing a production car, which was mostly […]

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The multi-billion dollar endeavor of developing a new car has effectively ended the one-off specialty car that many enthusiasts still clamor for and wronglyassert is feasible in this era. Supermodel-thin margins, a saturation of brands and vehicles and an ultra-competitive global marketplace have killed the previous formula for developing a production car, which was mostly […]

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Makes The SS Irrelevant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/2014-chevrolet-camaro-z28-makes-the-ss-irrelevant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/2014-chevrolet-camaro-z28-makes-the-ss-irrelevant/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:17:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482550 Who cares about the Chevrolet SS? GM just stuffed an LS7 in the Camaro. Even though the Camaro is one of my least favorite cars, I cannot wait to drive this thing, visibility be damned.

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Who cares about the Chevrolet SS? GM just stuffed an LS7 in the Camaro. Even though the Camaro is one of my least favorite cars, I cannot wait to drive this thing, visibility be damned.

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Canadian Government Investigating Price Discrepancies For New Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/canadian-government-investigating-price-discrepancies-for-new-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/canadian-government-investigating-price-discrepancies-for-new-cars/#comments Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=476901 Every Canadian consumer knows that when it comes to new car prices, we get screwed. Yes, Canada is a small market with higher taxes. It costs more to do business here in part because the high distribution costs can’t be amortized over 300-odd million people. In addition, things like metric instruments further complicate things. But […]

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Every Canadian consumer knows that when it comes to new car prices, we get screwed. Yes, Canada is a small market with higher taxes. It costs more to do business here in part because the high distribution costs can’t be amortized over 300-odd million people. In addition, things like metric instruments further complicate things. But […]

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GM Moving Chevrolet Camaro Production From Oshawa To Lansing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/gm-moving-chevrolet-camaro-production-from-oshawa-to-lansin/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/gm-moving-chevrolet-camaro-production-from-oshawa-to-lansin/#comments Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:40:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470712 GM is set to announce that production of the Chevrolet Camaro will move from its current home in Oshawa, Ontario, to a plant in Lansing, Michigan. According to The Globe and Mail, GM and the Canadian Auto Workers agreed to keep production of the Camaro in Oshawa until 2014, when the current generation ended its […]

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GM is set to announce that production of the Chevrolet Camaro will move from its current home in Oshawa, Ontario, to a plant in Lansing, Michigan. According to The Globe and Mail, GM and the Canadian Auto Workers agreed to keep production of the Camaro in Oshawa until 2014, when the current generation ended its […]

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QOTD: Can Muscle Cars Do More With Less (Cylinders)? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/qotd-can-muscle-cars-do-more-with-less-cylinders/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/qotd-can-muscle-cars-do-more-with-less-cylinders/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:52:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451419 The Wall Street Journal’s Driver’s Seat touches on the muscle car segment, and whether they’ll fall pitfall to rising gas prices in the future, CAFE regulations or some combination of the two. Among the solutions brought up in the article – by Chrysler executives, no less – is “a high output four-cylinder engine”. There’s no […]

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The Wall Street Journal’s Driver’s Seat touches on the muscle car segment, and whether they’ll fall pitfall to rising gas prices in the future, CAFE regulations or some combination of the two. Among the solutions brought up in the article – by Chrysler executives, no less – is “a high output four-cylinder engine”. There’s no […]

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The Scion FR-S And The Problem With Hype http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/the-scion-fr-s-and-the-problem-with-hype/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/the-scion-fr-s-and-the-problem-with-hype/#comments Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:05:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450321 A few weeks ago, I took a Scion FR-S out for a spin. It was an automatic dealer demo, so I decided to withhold judgement until I drove the manual transmission car. Having driven one yesterday, my opinion hasn’t changed much. Alex has already reviewed the car, and Jack will have his upcoming track test […]

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A few weeks ago, I took a Scion FR-S out for a spin. It was an automatic dealer demo, so I decided to withhold judgement until I drove the manual transmission car. Having driven one yesterday, my opinion hasn’t changed much. Alex has already reviewed the car, and Jack will have his upcoming track test […]

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GM’s Historically Inaccurate “Woodward Avenue” Testing Schedule for ZL1 Yields 11 Second Quarter Mile http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/gms-historically-inaccurate-woodward-avenue-testing-schedule-for-zl1-yields-11-second-quarter-mile/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/gms-historically-inaccurate-woodward-avenue-testing-schedule-for-zl1-yields-11-second-quarter-mile/#comments Thu, 10 May 2012 16:49:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443785 Car companies can go on about their “heritage”. Though we know it’s at least partly hype, some of that heritage is verifiable history and as car enthusiasts it can tug at our automotive heartstrings. Still, it’s very easy to get cynical when you see how casually companies can be with history when it comes to […]

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Car companies can go on about their “heritage”. Though we know it’s at least partly hype, some of that heritage is verifiable history and as car enthusiasts it can tug at our automotive heartstrings. Still, it’s very easy to get cynical when you see how casually companies can be with history when it comes to […]

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2013 Chevrolet Camaro To Get 1LE Package, Positioned As Mustang Boss 302 Rival http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/2013-chevrolet-camaro-to-get-1le-package-positioned-as-mustang-boss-302-rival/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/2013-chevrolet-camaro-to-get-1le-package-positioned-as-mustang-boss-302-rival/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:42:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436634 The 1LE package Chevrolet Camaros have a long history in competitive motorsports, with the 1LE package on the third and fourth generation Camaro offered as a means to make the car competitive in SCCA Showroom Stock racing. For 2012, the 1LE will return to compete with the Ford Mustang Boss 302. Pictures at Camaro5.com purportedly show a […]

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The 1LE package Chevrolet Camaros have a long history in competitive motorsports, with the 1LE package on the third and fourth generation Camaro offered as a means to make the car competitive in SCCA Showroom Stock racing. For 2012, the 1LE will return to compete with the Ford Mustang Boss 302. Pictures at Camaro5.com purportedly show a […]

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Down On The Mile High Street: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/down-on-the-mile-high-street-1969-chevrolet-camaro/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/down-on-the-mile-high-street-1969-chevrolet-camaro/#comments Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=384017 Since I started the Down On The Street series for some other site back in ’07 (the very first car in the series was this ’84 Cadillac Cimarron d’Oro, of all things), I’ve photographed exactly three first-generation Camaros: this perfect ’67 RS convertible, this purple ’69… and today’s car, a Denver survivor that lives on […]

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Since I started the Down On The Street series for some other site back in ’07 (the very first car in the series was this ’84 Cadillac Cimarron d’Oro, of all things), I’ve photographed exactly three first-generation Camaros: this perfect ’67 RS convertible, this purple ’69… and today’s car, a Denver survivor that lives on […]

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An Illustrated History Of The First Camaro http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/an-illustrated-history-of-the-first-camaro/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/an-illustrated-history-of-the-first-camaro/#comments Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:42:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353386 It’s a well known fact that GM didn’t approve production for what eventually became the Camaro until six months after the Mustang was released, by which time it had already sold over 100k units. That doesn’t mean that Chevy hadn’t given the idea some thought over the years. Internal GM advanced projects on a compact […]

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It’s a well known fact that GM didn’t approve production for what eventually became the Camaro until six months after the Mustang was released, by which time it had already sold over 100k units. That doesn’t mean that Chevy hadn’t given the idea some thought over the years. Internal GM advanced projects on a compact […]

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Curbside Classic: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/curbside-classic-1968-chevrolet-camaro/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/curbside-classic-1968-chevrolet-camaro/#comments Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:37:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353258 You wake despite the hope that you would never awake, that it was all just a bad dream. But you know she’s there in the bed next to you. In the early gray light of morning, your bleary eyes reluctantly open and fall on her mottled and pallid white skin. She seemed so hot and […]

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You wake despite the hope that you would never awake, that it was all just a bad dream. But you know she’s there in the bed next to you. In the early gray light of morning, your bleary eyes reluctantly open and fall on her mottled and pallid white skin. She seemed so hot and […]

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