Thu. Dec 12th, 2019
2019 Chevy Camaro 2SS

2019 Chevy Camaro 2SS Convertible Quick Spin

Buy a 2019 Chevy Camaro 2SS Convertible, and you won’t care about that grille everybody was so upset about. You know, the one that Chevy performed an emergency redesign on? You might even start to like it. And you’re not going to care that, with its top up, the gun slit of a rear window makes its rear camera a life or death requirement.

You won’t mind that the greenhouse is short, the roofline is low and the driver’s door is level with your shoulder. If you enjoy cruising on a warm summer day with your elbow resting on an open window frame, it’ll be awkward in this car. But you won’t mind giving that up.

You’ll note with disinterest that the front seat back is in full contact with the rear seats. Backseats in these cars are a joke anyway. Who needs passengers?

You’re not going to care about the premium Bose sound system. You’ll never turn it on.

You’re not going to worry about the environment. Well, OK, that you might feel a little guilty about. On the window sticker’s 1-through-10 EPA smog rating scale, with 10 being the best, this car rates a big fat 1. And 18 mpg was about the best I could do.

You’ll not care about most of those things, nor any other nit you might pick regarding the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS convertible. Because if you own this car, you’re going to put the top down. And once that top comes down, nothing else matters.

A ball cap, helpful in any convertible, is a must in this one. The windshield visor is so low as to be useful only during the last five minutes of a sunset. And a tall driver’s head pokes up into the slipstream, so stock up on caps, because you may lose a few along the way.

All told, as tested, this Camaro carried an MSRP of $48,000, with destination fee and a handful of options taking it up to $53,670. But, as much fun as it is, you don’t need that big engine in 2SS trim to enjoy a Camaro convertible. And as you know, Camaro is third in the three-way pony car sales race. And we’re at the end of a model year. And the snow is already flying. Which all sounds like a great time to get a screaming deal on a convertible.