The big US car manufacturers always seem to be caught wondering why people buy imports rather than their own home-grown products. Generally speaking it's because they build awful cars and they don't seem to want to improve. Case in point the new Camaro. Great looking car superficially, but when it comes to the details - not so much. Users at Camaro5 have started penning a combined list of problems with their brand new vehicles. Now everyone expects one or two issues with a new car, especially the first production run, but this list demonstrates clearly why the US car industry is in such trouble. The Camaro had the chance to be the saving grace - a new start - a chance to prove that GM really was capable of building a truly 21st century car. Instead, a long and horrifying list of items, a lot of which are non trivial.
The trunk doesn't open with the key or the remote unless you're pushing down on it.
Lots of loose and misaligned body panels outside, and loose and misaligned trim panels inside. Overheating and exposed, uninsulated wiring. Paint runs, bubbles and chips. Leaking radiators. A digital speedometer that's both inaccurate and only functions intermittently. An AC system that stops blowing cold air intermittently. Rims and tyres coming off the delivery transports in bad condition or damaged. Faulty gas gauges (improper readings). Missing brake parts.
For the full 68 reasons why you need to seriously reconsider buying a Camaro, visit Camaro5.