• Apr 30th 2010 at 6:58PM
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2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS – Click above for high-res image gallery

When the Chevrolet Camaro debuted in production form, opinions on the design have been largely split between the interior and exterior. The exterior styling and execution has been almost universally praised while the interior has been deemed barely competitive with the Ford Mustang. The last Ford Mustang.

The problem is that while that the Camaro was hitting the streets, Ford rolled out a revised 'Stang with an all-new and vastly improved interior. Thankfully, Chevrolet wants to rectify things post haste, so the cheap plastic dash is likely to be discarded and hopefully a steering wheel with less canted rim will replace the current unit. Unfortunatel,y changes to the enormous A-pillars are unlikely, meaning that visibility will still suck.

Since we're talking about changes inspired by competition with the Mustang, it appears that the Z28 will probably be removed from the cold storage shelf and put back on the road. Motivation is rumored to be supplied by a version of the supercharged 6.2-liter LSA used in the Cadillac CTS-V with about 550 horsepower, but we're not going to believe that until one appears on the show stand.

[Source: Inside Line]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Like the Challenger the interior of the Camaro is vastly underrated in the media. I lived with one of these for a week, it has a great interior. Meanwhile the interior of the Mustang which is virtually the same as it's been since 2005 is vastly overrated. Car and Driver's retest of the 2010 Camaro and 2011 Mustang had the most honest interior assessment I've read yet of the two.

      I like that GM modernized the interior style of the 1960s Camaro similar to Mini and other vehicles. I like that they retained the look of the concept car inside as well. It also comes with excellent front seats and all the modern displays and features you'd expect in a 2010 car. The Mustang not so much, unless you spend thousands on Sync. Even then it doesn't get you supportive chairs for all that made handlobraesing we hear about or a steering column that adjusts for reach and rake.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wait! Didn't this disaster just win Ward's Interior OT Year?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Exactly the thing I was referring to above... odd, isn't it?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Proper navigation unit please!!!!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Improved Interior!! Ya right. That is not going to happen. This due to the fact that Chev (GM) is trying to concentrate in making good looking cars (which they mostly are doing so convincingly) to compete with other 'cooler' cars, but forgetting that most of the time people spend their time inside the car, where it really matters for the owner.

      It's like buying a really nice fancy shoe, at the height of its popularity and mass appeal, but when you wear them, it feels like having shoes made out of pins and leaches. You don't want that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OMG SUCH A BEAUTIFUL INTERIOR It's NOT EVEN FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      A few months back my wife and I went car shopping. We looked at the Mustang, the Camaro and the Charger. We quickly walked away from the Charger because of the interior and we LOVED the Camaro and if it was not for the horrible interior I would be driving a Camaro SS and not a Mustang GT. I was so disappointed when I saw the interior and the trunk.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is the steering wheel considered to be a main problem? whats wrong with canted spokes? I'm not saying they are nice, I just don't have any experience with them. Are they an ergonomic issue? or do people just feel the steering wheel in this car is an eye sore?

      Is it just me, or is the center of the steering wheel, the airbag portion, not centered with the main rim of the steering wheel itself? Is the steering wheel oblong? lol.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Camaro has a excellent exterior & a crappy ugly dash and console.
      FIX it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is the handbrake on the wrong side??
      • 5 Years Ago
      Isn't the Z28 supposed to be a lighter weight, high revving, better handling road-racer? The SS has traditionally been the high horsepower car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I rented a V6 last year and came out impressed and quite happy with the car:
      I'm on the side of pointing out that the design of this interior isn't bad at all except that it feels like a coal mine (too dark), but agree that the perceived quality (rather that durability) is a little lacking, yet quite acceptable for the tremendous bang-for-the-buck that this ponycar offers.
      In fact my largest criticism was for the tiny, slot-like trunk opening which din't fit my lage suitcase (it had to travel in the back seat)! Open it up, Chevy.

      The improvements in perceived quality are always welcome, though, especially since the Mustang now offers AS AN OPTION a more premium-looking interior. The standard one is still cheap.

      I look forward soo much more to the Z28 and hopefully, fingers crossed, a weight loss to equalize the performance, version-for-version, with the Mustang.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Camaro is definitely eye catching but needs a (Camaro 2.0) suspension upgrade.

      The steering, ride and handling were a couple notches below the Mustang last year and I have read that Ford upgraded again. Ford just seems to be more interested in their suspensions.

      As for a Z/28, the bigger engine would be a mistake. How about less weight instead? Cutting 500 lbs would do wonders for this car.

      For my money;
      Challenger is the best looking
      Mustang seems to be the best performing overall
      Chargers are the most mainstream
      Camaro's chopped roofline makes it the least useful for me and I had a 69 for a first car so I was definitely rooting for it.
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