Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

Interior: From Great to God-awful

If there’s one scourge to driving a convertible, it’s how an ugly interior is so obvious from the exterior. With a high beltline the Camaro hides its unmentionables better than many a female starlet. In fact, it looks darn good until you go for a ride, when the massive plastic door panels become difficult to ignore.

The steering wheel can be a frustrating because it prevents clearly seeing the gauge cluster, although a heads-up display solves that issue.

In the plus column, there’s a subwoofer built between the two rear seats that looks cool and thumps Dr. Dre like one of Snoop Dogg’s low lows.

With plenty of interior sins, they’re forgiven thanks to a rear-mirror backup camera and sensors that make parking the unwieldy beast a breeze.

  • agreed.  Won’t buy a car with an interior made by Fisher Price.  

  • Robert Foster

    As a 2012 Camaro SS convertible owner, I totally disagree with this review. First, the clutch is not heavy. It is smooth and easy to use. Second, the interior is very attractive and improved over the 2011 model, especially the new smaller steering wheel. You failed to mention the standard power adjustable power seats for driver and passenger. Most sports cars do not have that in this price point. Third, the trunk or boot as you put it, is very usable for a convertible. We used two large soft bags, a small carry on, and a garmet bag for a two week 2500 mile trip , with the top up , with no issues. I have owned many sports cars and the Camaro is a fine car. More importantly, is just a fun car. That’s really the whole point of the Camaro. It’s not meant to have the traits of a vanilla sedan or crossover

  • Robert Foster 2012 1SS Camaro

    By the way Luke, I averaged 21 MPG combined on that 2500 mile trip. Including, two-hundred miles with the top down.

  • Banks

     Let me guess Robert… you’re over 50…

  • Robert Foster 1SS convertible

    Guess again, Banks

  • Robert Foster

    Now go back to your Prius

  • Banks

    I see. You’re just an old geezer at heart.

  • Robert Foster

    You cant “see” me. Go charge your weak Prius.

  • Hdcabriales

    It’s meant to be fun you are right Robert . Props to you