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