Noted GM apologists at Jalopnik reviewed the new Chevy Camaro, which they seem to like just fine, but can’t be bothered to muster too much driving excitement:
If you’ve been following Jalopnik or even had a conversation with me at any point since last August, you’re probably bored to death with hearing about how good GM’s latest crop of performance cars are. The 2009 Corvette ZR1 is the best car I’ve ever driven, the 556 HP Cadillac CTS-V is an utterly awesome performance sedan and you’ve already been reading about the G8 GXP. So it comes as a surprise that Chevy’s flag-waving everyman muscle car doesn’t live up to those driving standards. Sure it’s stinking fast, but it doesn’t make exploiting that performance rewarding in the way all the above did so well. It doesn’t so much defy convention, as drive like you’d expect a Camaro would, a really good Camaro. … It’s exactly the car GM should be making, a car that will sell; it’s just not the unprecedented new experience that we were hoping for, it’s not a real driver’s car.