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Click above for gallery of the 2010 Camaro hauling

The high price of petrol is causing people to do some pretty crazy things, but after seeing these photos of a Camaro pulling a U-Haul on public roads, we're hoping pickup trucks don't become that bad on gas that one would consider using a muscle car as a mule. An astute photographer nabbed a couple shots of the long-awaited 2010 Camaro as it was helping someone move or delivering the AllSpark to Optimus Prime. While performance coupes probably aren't the best choice for pulling cargo, at least the Camaro's 6.0L V8 has been quite the hauler for GM, albeit under the hood of trucks and SUVs. Thanks for the tip, Matt Bateman.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I just saw a BMW E30 (I think) 3series race car at an autocross that was being towed on a full trailer by an E30 wagon (according to the badges it was a 318!!). Reeeally wish i had had my camera on me.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I've seen him at the Devens National Tour. That 318i wagon has actually got an M3 engine in it though, making it an extra fun tow rig. ;-)
        -N
      • 6 Years Ago
      WHY DO YOU CARE?!?!?

      What is it with people on this blog and trucks?!? Get over it... why do you care if someone wants to use a 1/2 ton truck as their daily driver. Are you somehow blaming energy cost totally on a particular group of people? And please don't give me that "what they drive effects me" crap because if that's the case, this countries sad-half@ss legislation on recycling is effecting me, but I don't sit around here and bad mouth every person on this blog because of how they handle their trash. Geeeze, it's like having to be around a bunch of holier than thou religious nuts....
      And gas prices may bring down truck sales but it's not going to make me sell or trade in my truck, I use it too much for hauling and I'm NOT in any type of construction work or building field. The only change for me is having to go out and find some used hoopty (Geo Metro, Ford Aspire...etc.) to use as my daily driver.
      Drive what you want and stop judging other people, because you really have NO IDEA what they use their trucks for.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Common excuses for people claiming they "need" an SUV or a truck of some sort.

      - I need it for the winter (solution, fwd or awd car).
      - I have kids (solution, wagon or crossover).
      - I need it for the space, I have a cabin (I go to my cabin in my sedan, maybe you need a mini-van)
      - I need it for towing my ______ (no, not really. Unless it's HUGE)

      P.S. don't forget about fold down rear seats and roof racks. I have both and never feel the need for a truck or an SUV.

      P.P.S. it's nice to see the Camaro is being tow-tested.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ah Frylock. You remind me of those 'special' children.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "How about these reasons?
        - I hate unibody construction and ride quality
        - I hate FWD
        - I like pushrod V8s"

        That's as dumb as saying:
        - I hate good and safe handling

        For the other two points:

        - Dodge Magnum, Mercedes / BMW wagons, Audi / Volvo AWD wagons
        - Dodge Magnum
        • 6 Years Ago
        How about these reasons?
        - I hate unibody construction and ride quality
        - I hate FWD
        - I like pushrod V8s


        And Wagons? What wagons? There isn't a single wagon of size on the market.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have an SUV and I cross rivers on a regular basis, during the dry season, 1 feet of water is the norm. During the rainy season, 3-4 feet of water is the norm. I might have to get a snorkle intake beacuse I almost flooded the engine in +4 feet of water when I got caught in a surprise flash flood. That's why I drive an SUV, I like being able to get back home safely.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have a Magnum. The Magnum is done for, no longer on the market. Long live Magnum.
        • 6 Years Ago
        mikomi

        You are part of the smallest percentage of SUV owners out there, the ones that go off road.
        Also you'll notice nothing in my previous comment about people with an actual need to go off road. The only thing close to that would be the part about using SUV's for the winter

        Frylock

        My whole point is that people are buying SUV's for personal preference. Not need.
        Your response was simply that you like big body on frame V8 powered transport.
        Am I to understand that you are agreeing with everything I said? With the exception of your wagon question.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Most of the hauling the average person does from Home Depot/Lowes and such can be done easily with a car. My neighbor has a little trailer he uses with a Honda Civic. He cant put too much weight on it but its good enough to pull lumber and stuff from the HD without having to rent the truck (that is a good deal by the only $20 bucks if you live close).
        • 6 Years Ago
        Trucks do have purpose and I dont care if people like them ( I guess that is where we differ). You cant haul a load of mulch or rock with a car. You just cant. But I do that once a year and either have it delivered or use the Lowes truck - again great deal. I dont need a truck but others might. Actually I dont care if they need it or just want it. Not my position to care. I dont need one, that is as far as my concearn goes.

        My family used to tow a pop up camper with our Sooby Wagon. It was slow as hell going up hills (could walk faster) but it did the trick. Didnt need a truck...just a bigger engine.
        • 6 Years Ago
        But everyone NEEDS a truck according to Chris here. you just CANT tow something with a car! It's so WRONG! Tell your neighbor he needs a man truck to tow anything, otherwise he's unamerican.

        >rolls eyes
        • 6 Years Ago
        to yar: he probably said that because of your arrogant "i bet it can't pull my boat, durp." comment
        • 6 Years Ago
        I probably couldn't. My boat is 16 ft long because I don't want a fuel sucking penis extension. If yours is really huge (and you're insecure), yeah, I probably couldn't. But if it's a moderately sized boat, a car will usually be able to do it just fine.
        • 6 Years Ago
        So because I worked hard and therefore earned enough money to buy the boat I wanted (which, mind you, I bought used for less money than the amount I spent restoring it), I have a small penis? I think thats a funny argument. "He has better stuff than me because he has a small penis, and for no other reason."

        So, nobody does ANYTHING for fun alone. Nobody buys fast cars, large boats, expensive suits, or anything else (other than the bare minimum) unless they have a small penis? Have fun justifying that point of view.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Vintage
        I'd like to see you tow MY boat with your 98hp Honda.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's good for the public to know cars can tow. You do not need an SUV if you are going to be towing less than 1000lbs
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great. More exterior shots. I'm starting to think the interior will be a bucket and a Fisher Price steering wheel.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well if Camaro can tow that just made it that much better of a vehicle in my book. Cars used to do all of our towing. Back in the 60's we didn't tow with trucks, we used big station wagons to do it. I used a 96 Roadmaster to tow before.
      s13hybrid
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe he/she is towing tires, jacks, etc for track day.

      mk: you may be bored with the camaro, but it is still better looking then the mustang.
      • 6 Years Ago
      There was once a time when cars were the primary hauler in the family because a truck was useless in terms of seating the family AND bringing their camping supplies. This included muscle cars as well. I remember my father taking us on camping trips in Olds 442's with a mini-camper off the back.

      All vehicles have to be rated for some towing in Canada, not sure if its the same south of the border. Taking my two Seadoo's to the lake in my compact is a no-brainer. Don't need the R/T for that.

        • 6 Years Ago
        "All vehicles have to be rated for some towing in Canada, not sure if its the same south of the border."

        Nope, in fact my mustang cobra and my buddies E55 AMG both say specifically in the owners manual not to use them for towing. Oddly though, everywhere else in the world you can buy a hitch for the E55 AMG right through Mercedes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You KNOW he's not hauling freight to help a friend move. He has that trailer loaded with cans of gas (bought at $4.00/gallon) so he won't have to pay $5.00/gallon when autumn gets here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      towing a trailer helps test the brakes and rear end. We towed a Sea-Doo with my dad's 61 Corvette a few years back. The only hairy part was those skinny tires on a slick ramp.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder what the decal in the rear window says.

      oops talk about opening the box for a new round of mullet jokes,,etc....
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