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The new Camaro convertible

What the critics say about the $37,625 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

The Wall Street Journal
The hardtop Camaro that arrived two years ago has just been trumped. Decapitating a coupe often results in an overweight under­performer, but the Camaro ragtop is “in many ways” the superior car. Fold the roof away and the car’s “massive rear-quarter blind spots” shrink dramatically, while welcome sounds rush in. The song of the SS model’s 426-hp V8 engine is “pleasingly snarly and bellicose.” Also nice, given the Camaro’s “slightly remote-feeling steering,” is the chance to hear the moan of the tires when you’re leaning into a corner. Think “the Harley-Davidson of sports coupes,” and you get the idea.

Motor Trend
We’re also impressed by the Camaro’s transformation: The convertible handles with “agility and prowess” despite its consid­erable weight. But this car is far from perfect. There’s “plenty of understeer” when cornering, and, even with the top down, the limited visibility “rattles your confidence.”

Automobile
But a guy can get used to a lot of things, including the “acorn-size opening” that all luggage must squeeze through once the top folds into the trunk. The new Camaro’s biggest problem is that sometimes it gets chilly out, because the excitement

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