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 |  Mar 24 2014, 7:02 AM

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The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 boasts 505 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque, but that’s nothing compared to Callaway’s offering.

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 |  Mar 11 2014, 7:18 AM

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The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be built on General Motors‘ Alpha platform and will feature evolutionary styling.

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 |  Mar 06 2014, 7:31 AM

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When it came to developing and engineering the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, not a single component didn’t receive a second look, including the iconic bowtie emblem.

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 |  Dec 19 2013, 1:31 PM

Compact/Subcompact Cars: Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L


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An attractive price tag doesn’t always mean you’re getting a good deal for your money. That’s especially the case when you’re shopping for a car and you have to take into account its depreciation, cost of maintenance and even how much it’ll run you each time you have to fill up the gas tank.

Because of all those variables, Consumer Reports has released its list of new cars with the worst value, taking into account all the previously mentioned variables. As a result, the publication determined the five-year ownership cost for each vehicle and ranked them accordingly to determine which vehicles in today’s market gives you the worst bang for your buck.

While it certainly has its appeal as an iconic model in the automotive world, the Volkswagen Beetle 2.5-liter is actually the worst value in the compact/subcompact car category. With a starting price of $20,815 including destination, the Beetle 2.5-liter isn’t exactly an expensive car but considering it only gets 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, it’s not the most fuel efficient either. The Beetle is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, but over five years its depreciation is worse than the average car in its category and its cost to maintain certainly gives it poor value.

 |  Nov 25 2013, 5:17 PM

10. Dodge Challenger


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Fuel economy might top the list of things car shoppers are looking for when choosing a new vehicle, but resale value is still a valid concern for many buyers. Knowing what your car is worth three to five years down the road is important, since vehicles depreciated quicker than any other asset we can spend our hard-earned cash on.

So if resale value is one of your top priorities when deciding what vehicle to purchase, this Top 10 list will be of interest to you. Based on Kelley Blue Book‘s nominees for Best Resale Award among the 2014 lineup, you can get a good idea of what your future investment could be worth in the future.

Kicking off the list is the Dodge Challenger, netting itself 60.8 percent of its original value after three years. Those looking to keep their American sports car for five years can look forward to getting back 50.5 percent of its original price. The 2014 Dodge Challenger starts from $27,290 including destination and comes standard with a Pentastar V6 engine with 305 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. Power hungry shoppers can opt for the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that features 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

 |  Nov 05 2013, 12:21 PM

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Michael Bay’s Transformers films have become known for several things over the year: giant explosions, mediocre acting, hot babes and Chevrolet vehicles.

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 |  Nov 04 2013, 10:45 AM

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Manufacturers love to get in on all the SEMA fun happening this week, which is why Chevrolet is is showing off just how creative it is with a number of customized performance cars that will be seen at the show.

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 |  Nov 02 2013, 8:52 AM

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The 2013-2014 Chevrolet Camaro is being recalled because the airbag warning label on the sun visor can peel off.

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 |  Oct 31 2013, 9:01 AM

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The Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger are the top three most stolen sporty cars in America according to a recent report.

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 |  Oct 05 2013, 12:02 PM

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Chevrolet Performance has released its collection of factory-engineered performance parts and accessories for the fifth-generation Camaro.

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 |  Aug 21 2013, 1:32 PM

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The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro convertible will make its European debut at the upcoming 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Jul 04 2013, 11:32 AM

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The current-generation Chevrolet Camaro’s marketing got kicked off with its role as Bumblebee in the past Transformers movies, and Transformers 4 will now give us the first look at the next-generation Camaro.

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 |  Jun 27 2013, 7:02 PM

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Based on the Chevrolet Camaro, the Trans Am Depot is adding yet another custom vehicle to its lineup, the 2014 GTO Judge.

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 |  May 27 2013, 7:32 AM

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Chevrolet and Dreamworks Animation have teamed up on the upcoming film Turbo which premiers in the U.S. on July 17.

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 |  Apr 19 2013, 12:51 PM

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Fuel economy… who needs it? Luggage capacity, rear-seat legroom, creature comforts, they’re more overrated than all the bacon memes on Facebook put together and raised to the power of Justin Bieber. That’s one hell of a confusing math problem, but it’s true. Needless add-ons and frou-frou features waste more time and energy than a month-long filibuster in the U.S. Senate. Anyone up for reading the phonebook?

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 |  Apr 09 2013, 1:15 PM

Two-doors, too cool


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Lets face it, two-doors cars are more fun and better looking than sedans. But you don’t have to break the bank to drive around in a stylish coupe.

We have a list of the top 10 most affordable two-doors, starting at just under $26,000. We had to draw the line and not include any hatchbacks, like the Scion tC or Fiat 500. Still, you’ll find plenty of big and small coupes in this list, each providing great looks or driving dynamics.

 |  Apr 05 2013, 9:01 AM

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The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is essentially a big toy for big boys, and now the convertible variant will be acting as the official Festival cars for this year’s Indianapolis 500.

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 |  Feb 27 2013, 3:32 PM

Top 10 Affordable Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars


Lawmakers in Washington D.C. and California are armed with a legislative battleaxe and they’re bringing it to bear against the automotive industry. Fuel-economy regulations are hitting like a war hammer, disrupting the market and crushing carmakers. In a mad dash to meet upcoming CAFE standards manufacturers are dramatically shifting their product offerings. Downsized vehicles, hybrid drivetrains and diesel engines are some of the tools in their defensive arsenals.

SEE ALSO: Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars Are More Efficient

One unfortunate victim of this efficiency stampede is rear-wheel drive. Slowly but surely over the last 30 years automakers have made the switch to front-drive, a layout that’s more economical in a number of ways. But not everyone is content driving a Nissan Sentra, or getting by in a minivan. For enthusiasts that care about performance rear-wheel drive is king, but it’s a monarch that’s under siege. Keeping the dream alive, here’s a list of the Top 10 (reasonably) affordable RWD cars on the market today. Act fast before they’re gone in a puff of tire smoke.

 |  Jan 11 2013, 5:29 PM

Chevrolet cars aren’t exactly a hit over in Japan, and based on the brand’s Tokyo Auto Salon presence, it’s not hard to see why.

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 |  Jan 04 2013, 5:32 PM

A near neck-and-neck finish capped off the sales war between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro last year, but the bow tie still managed to bring it in.

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 |  Dec 29 2012, 5:58 PM

Chevrolet will be heading out to the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon with a trio of custom cars, a Sonic Street, a Captiva Freedom Rider, and a limited edition Camaro Giovanna Edition.

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 |  Dec 21 2012, 7:13 AM

For the last few years, rumors have been abound that General Motors is working on at least one twin-turbo V6 powerplant to be used in its models. According to leaked documents, one model that could receive the twin-turbo V6 will be the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro.

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 |  Dec 19 2012, 4:02 PM

Starting with the next-generation model of the Chevrolet Camaro, General Motors is moving its production from Canada to Michigan, the American automaker said in a statement.

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 |  Dec 04 2012, 9:06 AM

In the continued battle towards balancing fuel efficiency with performance, rumors of a turbocharged four-cylinder Chevrolet Camaro are surfacing yet again.

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