The upcoming Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger are generating a lot of buzz, but a poll indicates consumers have varied feelings about the return of the performance-car nameplates, according to a poll by Autobytel's MyRide.com.
Asked about these retro muscle cars, only 28% of people polled describe their return as positive. Thirty-two percent describe it as negative and 41% describe their feelings as mixed.
When pressed on which of the upcoming muscle cars they'd be most likely to buy, the impending Camaro topped the polling with 29%.
When asked what will matter most during their next vehicle purchase, only 10% cite power and performance, while 38% name gasoline mileage and environmental friendliness.
For most, however, it's a compromise, with 52% saying they'll look for the best available combination they can find between power and efficiency.
Although people say they place a high priority on being green, most (53%) say they traded up in terms of horsepower in their most recent vehicle purchase.