Autoblog Hearts Camaro SS' Shiny Plastic Door Panels

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

“The most striking element of the SS’ interior is the shiny plastic door panels and dash trim that matches the two-tone black and leather seats, with contrast stitching. It’s very racy, and should tie in nicely to the SS badges fore and aft.” I don’t know about you, but that’s it. I’m done with the “new” Chevrolet Camaro. I tried to maintain my interest, I swear. I even went to the Transformers movie and thought, why do they put so much salt on my popcorn? I already bought a bucket o’ Coke. Sorry. I mean, how can a Hollywood agent say the words “Shy La Boeuf is perfect for the role” with a straight face? I mean, when can I buy a new Camaro? To which the obvious answer is… never. I can never buy one. Not now. Not later. Never. Not only will GM not sell me one, they’ll never have one to sell. Meanwhile, when Autoblog gets down to the level of plastic door panels, well, who really gives a shit? Volt aside, is this the most over-hyped car never made? Yes, yes, Mikey; I know. You’re ready to build the Camaro prototype with your hands tied behind your back, blindfolded (as per GM policy). It’ll be better screwed together than Megan Fox (real name Lavinia Nussbaum). It’ll be light as a feather (well), nimbler than a Lavinia (well) and more fuel efficient than the 70’s version (well). But for God’s sake Autoblog, STOP PIMPING THIS CAR.

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  • Areitu Areitu on Sep 21, 2008

    I'm surprised they didn't mention the AC vent detailing on the side of the dash, or the way the headrests fit to the top of the seat. Definitely overhyped, but definitely not bad. Much better than the Challenger's interior, I thnk.

  • Hmmmm Hmmmm on Sep 21, 2008

    Photo courtesy Autoblog??? hmmmm. Looks exactly like the photo I took yesterday at Indy...Oh, wait, it IS mine! That's ok, you're welcome to use it, but credit where credit is due. I'm amazed how much you folks can tell about the build quality of a car from a photo, and not even the original hi-res photo at that. For those of you that do like it, photos don't do it justice, they did an excellent job with the car. And yes it will be on showroom floors as scheduled. Interesting story came up about the Mustang vs Camaro tests they were running....

  • Brett Woods Brett Woods on Sep 21, 2008

    Doors should be chopped from the mirrors to the handles. High belt line - low seating sucks. The last gen was fabulous on the outside but a stinker on the inside. And did you see them race? In two different races the wheels came off! Miss my '79 badly.

  • Jplew138 Jplew138 on Sep 22, 2008

    Uh, do realize that the SS is going to be the high-end Camaro...there will be no least not at first.