Thanks to Hawaii Five-0 and McGarrett’s pension for the muscle car of old, the Chevy Camaro is as much the show stopper in 2011 as it was back in the day. Its reputation for being an awesome look and super performance car followed it into the 21st century with ease. It still attracts the cool-car enthusiast both young and old, transcending the decades for a whole lot of reasons besides its timeless design! Reports are coming in that July sales of Chevy Camaros are up 2.5% from last year.
The 2011 Camaro sports a “head-Up Display (HUD) which is standard on the 2LT and the 2SS models. HUD gives the driver heads up on speed, rpm rates and the current radio station – and all that is displayed on the windshield!
As with many models today, Bluetooth® wireless is available, and is operated from buttons on the steering wheel. Music that is stored on a smart phone can be sent to Camaro’s stereo system. Wireless Internet – if available on the smart phone – can stream live music from music sites on the Internet!
Camaro’s USB port, hidden in the console, is available in the 1LT model and standard on 2LT and 2SS models and connects an iPod to the audio system so that a flash drive loaded with music can be plugged in and played in the car!
Other features offer turn by turn navigation with OnStar and as with many models with OnStar, it is free for 6 months. Two new apps for smartphones are free downloads: MyChevrolet for iPhones helps to locate a dealer, schedule maintenance appointments, get roadside assistance and more. Find My Car app marks parking areas and sets alarms for parking meter times, and more and all with the power of Google Maps.
Another app – OnStar RemoteLink™ offers remote start, control door locks and more from almost anywhere. This app is free for the first 6 months. MyChevrolet with connectivity of OnStar RemoteLink™ mobile app* can be downloaded for free at the iTunes Store and requires Android or iPhone technology and an active Onstar subscription.
The 2011 Camaro starts at about $23,000.00.