2015 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible 3.6L V6 from North America
Not bad, wouldn't buy another one
Nothing has gone wrong really except normal wear and tear items. Tires, brakes.
Has a coolant smell on start-up, but the coolant level never gets low.
Squeaky pulley, and vibrating heat shield sound, but nothing really that's a serious problem. Except for the common key gets stuck in the ignition issue, a $450+ fix.
Sharp but unrefined handling. Hugs corners like a roller coaster. Lots of get up and go, plenty of horsepower. Rides a little rough over bumps, maybe it's the 20 inch wheels and the fact that it's not a Lincoln Town Car.
Rattles and squeaks and cheap interior, but you don't notice any of that when the top is down. Looks super awesome when the top's down, get compliments everywhere I go. Love the big hipped look of the rear fenders. Personally I think the Gen5 looks better than the new Gen6. Gen6 looks softer, less defined, more rental-car'ish.
I generally like the car, I enjoy it and look forward to driving it every time. I am fortunate to live in a warm climate where I can leave the top down often.
My only real complaint is the depreciation. The value of the car drops faster than a 40lb dumbbell thrown into a lake.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th December, 2018
22nd Dec 2018, 21:37
Great review. 2015 was one of the better years according to carcomplaints.com. And for depreciation. A neighbor had a beautiful Mercedes Benz he tried to trade in on a newer one at the local Mercedes Benz dealership last month. Offered him only 2500.00 for it and told him they were being generous with him because he was a good customer. Buying cars nowadays isn't for the faint of heart.
22nd Dec 2018, 23:25
Considering the highest depreciation occurs in the first several years of a car's life, and this Camaro was 3 years old when you bought it, why are you complaining about depreciation? Seems like the rapid depreciation you complain about should have worked in your favor.
23rd Dec 2018, 04:23
Good review :)
Be advised: Convertibles (in essence) remove a very important part of body structure - the roof.
This means less structural rigidity, and hence more rattles/squeaks.
23rd Dec 2018, 16:54
The undercarriage is reinforced. There is typically a weight gain on convertibles. That’s significant with a sports car. I have owned 4 Corvettes and 2 Camaros. Where they were once less than a coupe long ago, it now costs more. If you are planning on tracking a sports car, a fixed roof is wise. Many pluses to convertibles though. Great visibility. Less confining. Nice to cruise on a nice day. Convertibles have a cooler look. Can be hot when the temperature is up outside. Tops have gotten better - easier to open and shut. Less rattles today as well. The inside of tops are finished nicer than older ones. Good luck.