Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

2 of 6
BACKNEXT
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Camaro
Like the Mustang, the Camaro reminds us that there are still exciting, uniquely American cars that only Detroit can credibly market. While General Motors needs to step into the future with vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt, it still needs to maintain this important emotional connection.

But with rising federal fuel economy requirements, excitement has to be mixed with temperance. So GM is already marketing the Camaro's fuel economy, balanced against its power, in this new generation. The V6 Camaro boasts the fuel economy of a V6 Mustang, but with the power of a V8 Mustang.

Face it though - rear-wheel-drive performance cars will never be fuel-economy darlings. So GM won't be making many other models like this one. That means fewer vehicles over which to spread the Camaro's engineering costs and another unfortunate hit to the bottom line.

NEXT: Ford Focus

Last updated November 24 2008: 2:50 PM ET
More Galleries
Super Bowl 50 ads are studded with celebrities The 2016 Super Bowl has rolled out the red carpet for the likes of Helen Mirren, Amy Schumer, Seth Rogen, Steven Tyler and the late, great Marilyn Monroe. More
The women of marijuana These women entrepreneurs and executives are making their mark in the marijuana industry. More
Most expensive collector cars from the Scottsdale auctions These are the most expensive collector cars sold at the Scottsdale auctions. More

Special Offer