With modern amenities like a backup camera, OnStar, tire pressure monitoring and traction control, the Camaro sheds much of its old flaws while keeping its gung-ho draw.
The clutch is heavier than Kris Humphries’ post-Kardashian heartbreak — something you’ll soon be tired of after a long day, but as cars with 426 hp and a V8 go, it’s easy to get along with.
Don’t buy the 2012, though. Instead, wait until next year when the decade-dated stereo unit will be swapped for a touch screen display. That is, unless you prefer analog controls.
At $43,895 before taxes and fees, it’s a good value for the power. Still, little things like a plastic-laden interior, plastic gas door, cheap-looking stereo and poorly fitted chrome plastic accents make every dollar sting a little more than it should.