Back in November Chevy delivered a 2010 Camaro RS in yellow to my front door for us to drive around for one week. (Back story, I drove one at Blogher in July and told Christopher Barger that driving one a 2010 yellow Camaro was on Cody’s life list, Christopher’s words? “LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN.” And he did. Thank you Chris!)
So first is Cody’s review. He will own one of these cars. And I am okay with that. He grew up with two Camaros in his garage (a ’71 and an ’89 IROC.) I don’t think he could find a single fault with the car except that it wasn’t the V8. And that there weren’t enough hours in the day to drive it.
My review? Well, let’s just say the toilet in our new house broke (surprise!) only we didn’t care because we had the Camaro. Not only did we drive to Home Depot at 8pm. We drove to the Home Depot two counties away BECAUSE WE COULD. (There’s actually a Home Depot less than five minutes away from our house.)
We also drove it to church the one Sunday we had it. We had a hard time listening in church with all the bickering the minivans were doing outside over who got to go out of the parking lot behind it when church was over.
I also slammed my finger in the door. The very big. very heavy. very tightly closing door. Ow. I cried. My finger swelled to three times its normal size. I formed a blood blister on the pad of my finger and my fingernail has since turned black and is ready to fall off. But you know what makes it okay? Driving to CVS in a Camaro. To buy a finger splint.
Cody and I went on a hot date in the Camaro and we ended up on the Sirius radio station “90′s on 9″ It was at this moment when rocking out to “Baby Got Back” that ZOMG we’re becoming those people our child will be embarrassed to be seen with! But guess what? Stuff like that doesn’t matter when you’re in a Camaro.
Addie and I also used OnStar. I’ve never used OnStar before, I’ve always wanted to. I know it’s for saving your life and stuff but we used it to find the nearest Dairy Queen. (What? Girl Scout Cookie Blizzards, need I say more?) Not only did the nice lady find us one but the Camaro gave us turn by turn directions to said Blizzards.
Driving past elementary schools in a Camaro? Eight year old boys run to the fence screaming, leaving you feel like a rockstar. (Okay, more like a Wiggle, but whatever.)
Stop at a stoplight in a Camaro? Make sure you’re really dedicated to singing along to “Baby Got Back” because people are going to stare.
I’m going to be perfectly honest. It’s really fun to drive around in such a pretty car. It’s fun to walk out to, easy to find in a parking lot and ooh. fast. Is it necessary to have such a pretty car? No. I’m perfectly happy with mine because it runs and it’s paid off. But we’re still going to own one someday. So there.
Drive one if you get the chance. Buy one if you can afford one (HI CODY’S DAD.) and appreciate that Chevy finally brought the Camaro back and brought it back right. So thanks for that.
(We were paid no money for this, nor did we pay any money for the opportunity (well, gas money, lots of it. Although even driving it the way we did (WHEE!!!) it still got at least 26 mpg.) nor were we influenced in our review. These are our opinions and “WHEE!!!” is not an understatement.)