We have struggled to imagine the circumstances in which the answer to the question ‘what sports car should I buy?’ would be ‘a Chevrolet Camaro’. But to dismiss it so quickly would be an error. Rephrase the question as ‘do you think I should buy the Chevrolet Camaro I’ve been tempted by?’ and the answer would be a more resounding ‘yes’.

As long as you understand what you’re buying, you’re unlikely to be disappointed by the Camaro. Mediocre fuel economy, the location of the steering wheel on the left-hand side and interior plastics that wouldn’t look out of place in a Korean supermini aside, there is little to be disappointed about. This Chevrolet is honest, straightforward, likeable and surprisingly capable. It’s a muscle car that does a passable impression of being both a rewarding driver’s car and a leggy GT – and we like it very much.

Matt Prior

Matt Prior

Road test editor
Look beyond the obvious frailties and this car is a charming companion

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