Although it's a performance coupe that packs a 6.2-litre V8, the Camaro shouldn't break the bank to maintain. Mechanically they're durable and reliable, and built to last with well-proven technology. There's not much to service and the intervals are widely spaced, meaning routine maintenance won't cost much. Don't forget to bear in mind the cost of replacement rear tyres, especially if you drive the Camaro hard.
You might be surprised at how quickly that potent V8 can turn brand-new tyres into piles of molten rubber. It's also worth bearing in mind fuel costs. The Camaro will average, at best in automatic form, a claimed 21mpg. Fuel economy, however, isn't likely to be a priority with this type of car.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£2,771 - £2,909 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Every two years/20,000 miles|
|Warranty||Three years/60,000 miles|
|Road tax (12 months)||
See tax rates for all versions
48 - 50
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
It used to be the case that American muscle cars were renowned for poor fuel economy and sky-high emissions. While modern technology has helped improve the Camaro's fuel consumption to an average of slightly less than terrifying, its emissions are still excessive. They are, at worst, rated at 329g/km of CO2. It's not enough to kill plants as you drive by, but it'll place you in some unpleasant tax bands.
Consider this, however. The Camaro isn't as likely to cover as much distance in its life as your average saloon or hatchback. Also, due to its future classic appeal, it is much more likely to survive longer than other cars. That means it won't just get scrapped, wasting energy and materials. Consequently, its impact on the environment isn't as substantial as you might initially think.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|6.2 V8 Petrol||304 g/km (Min)||£555|
|6.2 V8 Petrol||329 g/km (Max)||£555|
Featuring a host of extremely well proven components, the Chevrolet Camaro should prove to be reliable and durable. If you're going to drive the car hard regularly, make sure you get it serviced and inspected more frequently in order to prevent any premature failures. Regardless, major issues should be few and far between.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||Check for any signs of abuse.|
|Other||No problems reported.|