Ah, what any of us here wouldn’t do to have our very own fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. If for no other reason, it’s a Camaro that has the almighty LS7 V8 from the factory. Add to that the sports-tuned suspension and magnificent looks, and you now see why this is an enthusiast’s favorite from Chevrolet. But would it be worth driving it every single day to and from work?
Some of us here would like to be in the Z/28 everyday of the week if both the weather and wallet permitted. But putting wear and tear on the components of such a car isn’t exactly something you brush off as “no big deal,” as it’ll end up costing big. This isn’t always expected maintenance either, as Motor Trend shows us that the result of mixing everyday street use with aggressive camber can lead to excessive and uneven tire wear. Again, the big thing here is expense, as a new set of tires cost $2,400 plus $120 for mounting and balancing. The kicker is that one of the new tires would end up blowing out a week later, leaving one Motor Trend editor stranded for 7 hours.
So far though, the only genuine complaint about the Z/28 in its long term observation is the Computer Aided Gear Selection, or CAGS, also known as a “skip shift.” If the worst thing about the car is unnecessary technology, then we’ll take it.
What are your thoughts? Would you love to own one as much as we would, or is it too impractical?