2001 Chevrolet Camaro on 2500 mile road trip
I have to admit, after some 2500 miles I am pretty impressed with the performance and economy of the 3.8-liter V6. Even with automatic transmission, two people and lots of luggage we averaged about 27 mpg on the trip to and from California. This includes a couple mountain passes, the scorching desert heat and of course, L.A. traffic. Something else that surprised me was the relative comfort of the Camaro on the 15 hour drive. Now it isn’t a Lexus or a Mercedes, but for a low slung and fairly simple sports car, it actually has decent support. The negative, however, is that it has a huge hump in the passenger well and the awkward driving position that keeps someone 6 foot or taller in a constant state of recline.
2001 Chevrolet Camaro with 130,000 miles
Unfortunately for me, the wheel sensor on the Camaro seemed to have a problem during the trip, which in turn disabled the traction control, ABS and turned on the Service Vehicle light. Even with the inconvenience of the lights, it should be considered an accomplishment for an American car to achieve over 130,000 miles and not have had any major mechanical issues. Will it do another 130K? We will just have to wait and see. Until then if you are looking for used late model Chevrolet then you won't find one with more style then the Camaro.
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