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Chevrolet Camaro – One of the Most Popular Cars for Modification in the Automotive History

The Chevrolet Camaro was a compact car introduced in North America by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors at the start of the 1967 model year as competition for the Ford Mustang.

Although it was technically a compact (by the standards of the time), the Camaro, like the entire class of Mustang competitiors, was soon known as a pony car.

Though the car’s name was contrived with no meaning, General Motors researchers found the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for “friend” or “companion.” Ford Motor Company researchers discovered other definitions, including “a shrimp-like creature” and an arcane term for “loose bowels”! In some automotive periodicals before official release, it was code-named “Panther”.

Four distinct generations of the car were produced.

Generation 1

1967

Sharing mechanicals with the upcoming 1968 Chevrolet Nova, the Camaro featured unibody structure. Chevrolet offered the car in only two body styles, a coupe and convertible. Almost 80 factory and 40 dealer options including three main packages were avaible. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chevrolet Malibu Insurance

The redesign of the Malibu in 2008 has changed the car’s outlook and performance drastically. It was recently ranked 10th out of 24 affordable midsize cars by a car review site. The ranking was based on performance, reliability and safety data. Chevrolet Malibu insurance is an area curious buyers would want to look at. Well, let us first know a little bit about the car. It has a distinctive two tone cabin, which gives it a very sophisticated and urban look. It looks better in fact than the Honda Accord or the Camry in this respect. It also gives an excellent fuel economy and thus is a very good, balanced family car.

The car won many awards when it was relaunched with a redesign in 2008.it grabbed the North American Car of the Year, Kiplinger Magazine’s ‘Best in Class’ among others. Those of you thinking about the Chevrolet Malibu insurance aspects will have to wait a little longer and read further down.

The Malibu has got a decent 2.4 liter four cylinder engine with 6 speed transmission giving an excellent mileage and performance.

As far as safety goes, and Chevrolet Malibu insurance enquirers should take note, it scores the maximum possible five stars in every crash test conducted by the government. The insurance institute for Highway Safety gives the 2009 car similar high scores. Read the rest of this entry »

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