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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 6.2
Think of an American muscle car and it's hard not to think of Chevrolet's Camaro. Since the Sixties, it's captured hearts, imaginations and bedroom wall space around the world. Ownership though tended to be a uniquely American pleasure - until the launch of this fifth generation version in 2010. Here at last was a Camaro a European buyer could also consider. Does t make sense as a used buy? We're going to find out.
Justifying the purchase of any sportscar is always a difficult thing to do. Here, it's just about impossible. Even if you ignore the fact that the steering wheel's on the wrong side and the running costs are crippling, there are any number of more familiar alternatives that will make more sense to buy, to own or to drive. But none of them will make you feel alive, inspired and excited every time you turn the key in the way that this Camaro does.
Chevy buyers don't care how this car stacks up on paper as long as it looks right and drives like a muscle car should. Both of those boxes are ticked here - but then in Camaros, they always were. What makes this fifth generation version different is the way the Euro-spec suspension set-up enables it to work on a British backroad almost as well as it does along Rodeo Drive. You really could keep a fine European sportscar honest in one of these - and probably enjoy yourself a heck of a lot more while doing it.
All of which means that if you're looking for a sportscar you won't need to use every day and which won't require a lottery win to buy, an iconic driving machine that offers something different, brimming with rarity value and charisma, then you could just be amongst the handful of British buyers who'd really enjoy one of these. Sensible? No. Sensational? You might just think so.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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