2016 Camaro RS 1LT, manual, dual mode exhaust and infotainment package.
Leased this for two years, 24k miles thanks to GM Financial and the GM Card bonus earnings. Right at $300/mth.
Now, let me preface this with I've been a coupe guy my whole life. This will be my 6th one. I've been driving the GTO for almost five years so all comparisons will be done pretty much with it.
First off, the car looks fantastic in white. It was not my first, not even my fourth choice but the 1LT with RS and NPP (dual mode) is almost impossible to find on dealer lots. Never even saw a white '16 Camaro in person but I knew I could easily live with it. Other wise, the RS package is a must. Literally a must. The wheels are tons better and the HID lighting really transform the look of the car. I can do without the chrome highlights in the grill but luckily they are easy to remove.
Interior. Wow. Even this lowly 1LT has pretty much what you need. The $800 infotainment package wasn't on my radar but after learning about CarPlay I was ok with it. The seats. Man, they are even more comfortable than the GTO which have been some of the best seats GM has ever produced. They have great holding ability while not being uncomfortable and are firm but not too firm. Easily a car you can take a road trip with.
As some know, Im a big guy. Im 6'5, 250 pounds. There hasn't been a back seat in ANY coupe I've ever owned. That doesn't bother me one bit. None at all. I just don't car about back seat room. The room in the front is more than livable. Even my wife said it felt more roomy than the GTO due to the dashboard design.
The biggest thing I've heard about is the visibility. It sucks. It's terrible. It's a "foxhole" (which I've had to correct a few times because that makes no sense). Etc. Etc.
Let me kill this right now. As a coupe owner, I fail to see the issues. Yes, it has small windows. Yes, the door sills are high. Yes, it's got a large rear end. Yet, it's still easy to find cars in the mirrors. Easy enough to back INTO my garage with the Flex parked in there as well. If you adjust your mirrors correctly the car has virtually no blind spot. I haven't lost a car yet. It truly is not bad.
The drive. My god. The drive. This car is fantastic. I wanted to buy a '13 ATS but the deal fell threw but I know the platform is good. The Camaro team has done wonders here. It feels stiffer while giving you a completely great ride. Firm yet compliant. The steering feel in sport mode is amazing. It has great feedback and an awesome "heavy" feel to it but it doesn't detract from the way the car handles. Coming from the GTO, it is a revelation in handling.
Im pretty happy with the V6. It's obviously not as fast as the GTO but it is very quick. The new 3.6 is a fun motor to wheel around. Havent done too much hot rodding because it only has 300 miles on it but it is true that the V6 is not really a "step down" from the V8. It's just different. This is the mid-level V8 some have been begging for.