Imagine you’re honeymooning in Hawaii, and you’ve rented a Chevrolet Camaro SS from a rental car company. At least, that’s what the receipt tells you. After going for a drive, and realizing something didn’t feel very V8-ish-y, you decide to take a peak under the hood when, surprise! A V6 engine is cradled in the engine bay — certainly not a trait of an SS model. That’s what happened to Flyertalk forum user camaroz06, or by his YouTube user tag, Eddie Ramones.
The car was both badged as an SS Camaro, as evident from the lettering above the passenger-side tail lamps, as well as listed as an SS Camaro by the rental car company, which didn’t reach back to us at the time of this writing.
After bringing the issue up with customer service, Ramones stated in the video that he wouldn’t be charged for the V8 pricing anymore, but will not be given a refund. However, those who might not have known any better could end up paying V8 prices for something that’s clearly not.
For all those who want to make sure this doesn’t happen to you: an SS Camaro has a thin (and fake) inlet on the front of the hood. A Camaro V6 does not.
Hat tip to D Frye!