• Mar 6, 2010
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS - Click above for high-res image gallery

No matter which side of the Mustang/Camaro divide you fall on there's no arguing that Chevrolet's reborn entrant in the pony car wars has been a hit. It's been less than a year since production of the 2010 Camaro began at General Motors' Oshawa assembly and the 100,000th example rolled off the line this week. The milestone car was reportedly an inferno orange SS.

Ever since last June, the Camaro has been outselling its chief rival,, the Mustang, despite the Mustang's refresh at around the time of the Camaro launch. Ford, however, left out one important aspect in the 2010 redesign, the powertrains. That oversight has been addressed for the 2011 model year, and the Ford vs. Chevy battle begins anew next month. That's when 2011 Mustangs will start rolling off the line with power on par with the Camaro, along with the significantly better interiors that carry over from 2010. We'll be watching this horse race very carefully over the rest of this year. Hat tip to Henry!



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      • 4 Years Ago
      100,000 isn't much of an accomplishment and I am rather surprised that GM would spend the kind of money it takes to launch this car (our money as it happens, not theirs) with such a small production number. I have a 1966 Mustang and they made 657,000 of them in 66, 721,000 in 65 and 420,000 in 64, making close to two million of the bodystyle.That is a big number. 100,000 is diddly. Maybe it is because it is so heavy that it is useless as a track car? Maybe it is because it has great visibility like a Lambo Countach? Maybe because it is stunningly unnatractive like a "CubCar"? Probably a combination of all of those things. If they had made it a hatchback like the previous two generations at least you might get something in the trunk.. I can't imagine being imprisioned in the rear seat, protective services would take your kids away if you put them back there in "The Box". What a crappy car they made with a clean sheet of paper...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take a Mustang. If i'm gonna support a domestic brand may as well support the US workers at the same time.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thank you! I had been waiting for this comment since #1 and my down-rate finger was starting to get trigger happy, but then along came a troll...
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Camaro is on my 'must have' list but I won't pay a dealer premium... I can wait. I'm looking forward to many (SIA) Sudden Intended Acceleration events. : )
      carolanddonw
      • 4 Years Ago
      Beautiful car---BUT, as a convertible adict, when, or will there be a drop-top, and even more specifically, will it be a retractable hardtop convertible???
      Marshall Davidoff
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sens and Govs that where against the bailout because they have Japanese car plants in their states are traitors. The Camaro is hot.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Marshall Davidoff
        The Camaro is made in Canada, bro.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like the way the Camaro looks, but man is it cramped. I think the new 5.0 will be the standard for neo muscle going forward if they can keep the markup to a minimum.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice to see that the camaro is selling well. :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        And racking up the awards. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      God awful interior.

      • 4 Years Ago
      This thing doesn't come close to the new Mustang as far as design or anything else, it looks more like a Dodge than a Chevrolet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chevy makes the best cars i loveeeeeee the camaro. Ford suxs never liked therr cars..
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a shame that they have only sold 25,000 of them, this is the same problem that got GM in trouble to begin with. Over building and under selling. Come on 0% for 72 months and and additional $3,500 rebates!
        • 4 Years Ago
        fyi, actual april to december (release date to end of year) sales were 65,000 and change.

        That seems right in line with this milestone
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love our new 2010 SS/RS IOM Camaro w/ black stripes, IO interior, American Racing Headers, a professional tune, and SLP Loudmouth Exhaust. Just took her out for a drive today in sunny Dayton, Ohio with the girls (8 & 7) strapped in their booster seats in the back, jamming to Lady Gaga. Driving this car is pure pleasure and so much fun. It's stunningly beautiful among all the drab cars/trucks out there. It's a ray of sunshine.

      Even though the Camaro has always been my favorite car (this is my 3rd one), I enjoy seeing all muscle cars out and about. We saw 2 Dodge Charger SRT8's, two other dirty Camaros (should be a crime), and several Mustangs and Charger R/T's (my old car). Oh, by the way, I'm a 40 y/o mom of 3 who wouldn't be caught dead in a minivan. :). So ladies, go drive a Camaro and fall in love! The kids will fit in the back....lol. :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Does your handle refer to racing, or your profession and preferred position?
        • 4 Years Ago
        My Bad!

        1969 was a great year. While only 5 at the time little did I know my first car would be a 69 Dart GTS convertible 340. A great car especially since I wound up the torsion bars in the front to get the front end up. I even swapped the six pack off a Cuda and stuck it on the 340. Had a bit of trouble syncin the carbs though.

        Good luck with the Camaro and the kids. Remember live starts at 40, really.
        • 4 Years Ago
        and I'm sure your "baby daddy" sits on the couch in your trailer smoking his winstons and drinking his scrudweiser while you go out shopping with your independence card buying up cheese doodles and little debbie snack cakes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why does a muscle-car loving mom need to get verbally slapped on this site? Profession? Baby-daddy? What a couple of A-holes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You had me until Lady Gaga. Downrate.
        • 4 Years Ago
        My Bad. Keep the pedal down and the rubber side on the road.
        1969 was a very good year. My first car was a 1969 Dart GTS convertible 340, with the torsion bars cranked up to get the front end up. I even managed to get a six pack off a Cuda and retro fit the Dart. Had a heck of a time syncin the carbs though.

        Good luck with the Camaro and the kids. Just remember, life starts at 40.
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