Is it possible for a muscle car to be functional, too? Sure. The Dodge Challenger, based on the full-sized Charger sedan, certainly qualifies. And then there’s the Chevrolet Camaro. It looks big and feels big, but it’s not meant for big jobs. We basically stuffed the trunk with $56 worth of groceries at a discount supermarket in Danbury, Conn. And the one time we inserted a passenger – thankfully, an agile 8-year-old – in the back seat, it was a tight fit even with the front seat levered forward several inches.
The Camaro is a classic case of mixed-bag syndrome – great styling and exceptional performance flung into the mix with several annoying and frustrating traits. It can be said of many cars that they do everything reasonably well, but nothing really stands out. That cannot be said of the Camaro.