2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Coupe

Andrew Trahan

My ideal Camaro doesn't have an automatic bolted to its 3.6-liter V-6, but I walked away impressed with this gearbox. In sport mode (shift to "M" but don't touch the paddles), the transmission was quite responsive to throttle input, and even the manu-matic controls are some of the best I've seen from anyone - GM especially - in recent years. I can't recall the last time I've flawlessly executed a double downshift on a GM automatic in anything other than a Corvette.

The V-6 isn't wanting for power, and as Joe DeMatio notes, its lower price point is more palatable and allows buyers to add on the extra goodies. I wish a blind-spot detection system were one of them. The slinky C-pillars are massive - though stylish - and any traffic approaching the Camaro from behind is virtually invisible.

Evan McCausland, Web Producer

jstilling
I also own a 2010 2LT RS V6 auto. It is truly an amazing car for the mature sports car driver. Anyone looking to buy a 3 series BMW coupe should take a look at this car. Great alternative (If you can stand not having a blue & white circle on the back, which is all you are paying for anyway). Also, the reviewers are saying there is a blind spot when trying to pass. I have heard this from so many reviewers and I would like to set them all straight. Do this test. Look in your side view mirror until the car beside you disappears. Then look over your left shoulder. If you do this you will see this car has absolutely no blind spot. None. The 2LT has ultrasonic rear parking assist which is all that's needed for backing up. Awesome car. I would recommend to anyone in the market.
JBsZ06
I enjoyed your review and I'm glad you liked the V6 camaro. I have to agree the 3.6 DI in my FE2 AWD CTS is an impressive motor. I do disagree though as the LS3 in my vette is a far more powerful beast.fwiw..if I were buying a new camaro it would be the LS3. Now if GM would just slap on a dual clutch sequential I'd be opening my wallet yet again. Manual in my vette, automatic in my CTS.. I want a Dual clutch sequential trans for my next vehicle.thanks again for a great review. I'd still rather have a V8!
scrming
Funny you mention the V6's exhaust note. I had a chance to talk briefly with Mr. Oppenheiser (Pre-Woodward Camaro show). One thing we did talk about is the V6 exhaust! I got a chance to show him my custom exhaust which gives my V6 an aggressive sports performance sound. As mentioned by one of the reviewers, most people associate the Camaro with a big V8 sound and have a very hard time accepting a performance V6 sound coming from a Camaro. I hope to change that!
KJFS
I own a 2010 2LT RS (V6 auto) it is an awesome piece of machinery. Goes like hell, handles great, gets lots of compliments. Excellent in every respect.

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