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Mungo 06-21-2009 10:04 AM

MANUAL TRANSMISSION
 
I'm up in the air between the auto and the stick. How is the clutch in the stick? Some reports I've read says the clutch engages to quickly. Any truth to that? I've also read the the L99 is somewhat disappointing in performance. That is what is leaning me towards the stick. $1200+ for and auto is another. I could use that cash for the aero package. I know I'll have the input of many purists, but I'll still ask. Thanks. :help::word:

jpsuperman81 06-21-2009 10:40 AM

Manual period end of story!

CamaroEd 06-21-2009 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Mungo (Post 605688)
I'm up in the air between the auto and the stick. How is the clutch in the stick? Some reports I've read says the clutch engages to quickly. Any truth to that? I've also read the the L99 is somewhat disappointing in performance. That is what is leaning me towards the stick. $1200+ for and auto is another. I could use that cash for the aero package. I know I'll have the input of many purists, but I'll still ask. Thanks. :help::word:

I haven't had a manual for 17 years
but with this 2010 camaro Manual was the only way to go
and I love it already have 430 miles on her going to change the oil at 500
and 1000 miles

Mungo 06-21-2009 01:27 PM

Any truth to my clutch question of engaging to abruptly?

Sack Rat 2SS 06-21-2009 04:52 PM

The first time you drive the car the clutch catches slightly earlier than you might expect. After a few starts and stops your leg muscle memory kicks in and it is a non issue after that. Very smooth and low effort, not stiff, pedal pressure. Drive one to demo before you commit but I do not think you will be put off by the clutch at all. I love my car. Good Luck

LS3SSRS 06-21-2009 09:41 PM

I agree the clutch engages rather quickly but its easy to get used to. I'm still working on perfecting shifts but just need more time and practice. I vote for the stick, its more fun than an auto IMO

92zrunner 06-21-2009 09:48 PM

I will also agree, the clutch takes some getting used to. I can drive it normally pretty easily now, it's just the power shifting that needs polished a little

Vash 06-21-2009 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Mungo (Post 606115)
Any truth to my clutch question of engaging to abruptly?

Probably just not broken in. Also lot of folks are used to FWD or solid axle this is more exotic rear end.

novajess1972 06-21-2009 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jpsuperman81 (Post 605765)
Manual period end of story!

:word: TO YO MAMA!

themossman 06-22-2009 01:09 AM

Funny...I'm griping because it doesn't engage soon enough...I haven't had the time but I'm going to see if I can fit a clutch stop in...

Restroom 06-22-2009 08:27 AM

Drive them both before you decide what you prefer.
Don't listen to us yokels, it's your money! :>

Wisc camaro 06-22-2009 10:31 AM

I just picked mine up and yes the clutch is tricky to get the hang of. I will assume it will losen up after break-in and I will also get better at it. I still love it and would not wish to swith to an auto.

catmaster1 06-22-2009 10:47 AM

Ill let you know on thursday how i feel about the clutch. My car has been at the dealer for almost a week now while i finish up my annual training.

slow8 06-22-2009 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Vash (Post 607381)
Probably just not broken in. Also lot of folks are used to FWD or solid axle this is more exotic rear end.


??? :iono: ???

Edrock 06-22-2009 12:51 PM

stick..................next question. ;)

kurt_ots 09-08-2009 06:54 PM

I have a 2LT with the M6 and I love it. Haven't driven a manual in 15 years and I thought it was easy to get used to. Smooth shifts after a few days driving.

TheLazyBrownDog 09-08-2009 07:04 PM

I'm a little over 800 miles now and it has def smoothed out, a combination of break-in and driver tuning.

austinmike 09-09-2009 12:41 AM

m6 will make you smile when you floor it

camaropete 09-09-2009 12:49 AM

It definitely took a little getting used to, but I am VERY happy with the manual. I think you can get a lot more pop out of the car with the manual.

mydreamcar 09-09-2009 06:25 AM

agreed with what everone else is saying, get the stick, you wont regret it. Driven a stick for 20 years, all foreign cars and one thing I can say this is the best one so far. The car in my opinion seems to shift well up above 3500 rpms and allows you to go well below 1000 rpm before you need to down shift. Very different from what I used to.

Chrisrp454 09-09-2009 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by austinmike (Post 900416)
m6 will make you smile when you floor it

:word: :thumbup:

cliffy 09-09-2009 09:52 AM

For traffic infested driving, I do feel the engagement point in 1st and 2nd to be a pain in the rear. Guys saying that its engagement point is fine and takes getting used to are covering up the fact that it could be a skoshe better and happen sooner in the release of the clutch. It has a 1 1/2" of " no mans land" before it does anything. Its a far cry from say the Z06 setup, which is about perfect in comparison

ddunerider 09-09-2009 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by jpsuperman81 (Post 605765)
Manual period end of story!

:headbang:

zebra 09-09-2009 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vash (Post 607381)
Probably just not broken in. Also lot of folks are used to FWD or solid axle this is more exotic rear end.

so where exactly were you planning on going with this?

Quote:

Originally Posted by mydreamcar
...and allows you to go well below 1000 rpm before you need to down shift. Very different from what I used to.

that's called low-end torque!! :headbang:

although i wouldn't try to accelerate from 1000rpm

ddunerider 09-10-2009 10:52 PM

:burnrubber: Looks fun Huh?


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