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post #1 of 14 Old 10-29-2009, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Camaro wins "Best Design Award" from Popular Mechanics



The success of a new car design, especially a sporty one, depends on its ability not just to turn heads, but to inspire an almost primal lust in everyone from a college kid to his grandfatheró hitting all the age groups in between. The new Camaro does just thatóand itís become one of the few cars outside the supercar ranks that will almost always elicit a conversation at the gas pumps.

Under the watch of GM design boss Ed Welburn, Chevy imagined the new Camaro as a thoroughly modern take on the 1967 original. And it looks amazingly close to the 2006 concept car. GM engineers somehow avoided the compromises that tend to dilute a designerís original vision as it makes its way into production. The inset front grille and the outboard round headlights offer a real link to that first Camaro, yet the big wheels and taut proportions perfectly convey 21st-century muscle.

Good design extends to the interior too: The view through the windshield is 1960s cool, yet itís the subtleties that make this car feel so right. Of course, a Camaro wouldnít feel right at all if there wasnít some serious firepower under the hood. The top-dog SS models have a big 422-hp 6.2-liter V8, and even the base cars receive a potent V6 that returns 30 mpg highway.

The real triumph is that all the Camaroís performance and intelligent design can be had for just a tick over $20,000. Thatís a bargain.

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"Can be had for just a tick over $20000"? That last tick is a doozy!

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But it's so ugly!

And that last tick is just a few thousand.

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Good choice by them.

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Another great review!
My tick was about 10 grand over 20.
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