Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Redline Goods
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions

5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions General 5th generation Camaro topics not covered by other subforums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-23-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
OHIOSS
Russ
 
Drives: Yukon Denali, Charger, CamaroSS
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,274
Send a message via AIM to OHIOSS
A lot of complaints that the Camaro seems very large.

A lot of the articles I've read in magazines and online, along with many, many posts from people in this forum mention that the Camaro feels really large. I simply don't agree with that, to me the car seems just right. I have a full size Yukon XL and that feels like a big vehicle. Being a little larger I think helps the ride in the Camaro. I rented a Mustang a couple of years ago and that car beat the living hell out of me. Horrible riding car, cramped, and uncomfortable seating. The Mustang felt small and cheap.

Why do people think the Camaro feels big?


Russ
OHIOSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
SpecialEd
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS IBM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SC
Posts: 35
Bigger is better?
SpecialEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 05:47 PM   #3
ffrcobra_65
Account Suspended
 
Drives: SuperCharged 2SS/RS IOM MN6
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 5,101
It feels big because it is heavy. Driving my SS then driving my GT500 is like night and day. You are right, I feel beat up when driving the GT500 because of the SVT suspension and solid feel...which is how I like it. The SS feels coasty to me but I expect that because of its heft. You can make it feel solid with suspension upgrades but doesn't change the fact that it is heavy.
ffrcobra_65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 05:51 PM   #4
INTIMIDAT3R
Account Suspended
 
Drives: '11 2SS/RS L99, '12 2LS LFX
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Malmac A.U.N.
Posts: 2,126
Yes the Camaro is large...

Large and in Charge baby!!!
INTIMIDAT3R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 05:56 PM   #5
lets_go_bills

 
lets_go_bills's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2LT/RS CGM M6
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 814
It's big car. Heavy too. It's also awesome.
__________________
2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT/RS Cyber Gray Metallic

lets_go_bills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 06:01 PM   #6
2010SLVRBULIT


 
2010SLVRBULIT's Avatar
 
Drives: G5 & C6
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: MARS
Posts: 6,734
..compared to what, a not-so-Smart car? yep, avoid the subcompact parking stalls..
2010SLVRBULIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 06:02 PM   #7
1BADLS3

 
1BADLS3's Avatar
 
Drives: Sold: 2011 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 1,899
The Camaro is a god damn tank. And it can do 0-60 in less than 5 seconds. I don't see a problem with that.

Want a small sports car? Buy a Miata!!!
1BADLS3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 06:18 PM   #8
Padre
Only drives on Sundays
 
Padre's Avatar
 
Drives: 11 2SS/RS, Black/Inferno, L99 A6
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dalton, GA
Posts: 2,394
I came from a G8 GXP (and a GTO before that). The Camaro feels lighter and more nimble. Even though technically the weight is the same, the suspension rides a lot better. Ridewise, the G8 was a step up from the GTO, and I think the Camaro is another step up from the G8.

Padre
__________________

The "Heretic": '11 2SS/RS L99 A6 Black/Inferno. Build Journal, Videos
D1SC GT9 JBA-LT = 720/680 | 10.330 @ 133.61, 1.546 sixty... Camaro King at ECS V, Darlington.
Padre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 06:23 PM   #9
born-to-fish-
 
born-to-fish-'s Avatar
 
Drives: '10 Summit White 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Posts: 236
throughout the history of the camaro and mustang, the camaro has always been a heavier car.
More of it to love.....
born-to-fish- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 06:31 PM   #10
JUISSD

 
JUISSD's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 White/IOM 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,236
It doesn't seem large, it is large. The dimensions on this thing are huge. I don't mind though, I like it.
__________________
2010 White/IOM Camaro 2SS/RS M6


JUISSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 06:40 PM   #11
OUR72GTO
2010 SIM Beige RS 6M
 
OUR72GTO's Avatar
 
Drives: SIM RS 6M 72 GTO 07 NBS Silverado
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Kamloops,British Columbia
Posts: 4,604
150,000 buyers did not think it was a problem.
__________________
CAMARO.. 2010 The Heart Beat is back in CHEVROLET
Now let's put it back in America
OUR72GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 07:05 PM   #12
happycamper
 
happycamper's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS M6 AGM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 203
Yes, it is large, but we still bought it and we love it.
happycamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 07:11 PM   #13
Capthowdy

 
Capthowdy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS RS IOM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale Fl
Posts: 1,048
Send a message via Yahoo to Capthowdy
Big is good heavy is not ...I wish it were a bit lighter...say 400 pounds or so...still love it though..just have to add more power to overcome her blubber....
__________________
THE "MENACE"
Capthowdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 07:13 PM   #14
Sean_W
 
Drives: 2010 IOM SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 659
I thought it was large when I first saw it in person, but I was comparing to the concept I saw earlier that year. In person, the concept seemed very small.
__________________
Sean W

2SS/RS Inferno Orange Metalic & Cyber Grey Stripes

My Homepage
http://titanic-model.com
Sean_W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 07:18 PM   #15
E.T.


 
E.T.'s Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 3,102
I'm getting used to it, but it's definitely bigger and heavier than my old car. The thing does seem to be built like a tank, but it would be nice if it were a lot lighter. The V6 would be a rocket, and you SS folk would be hitting ludicrous speed (maybe even plaid)
__________________

E.T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 07:37 PM   #16
mikeSS


 
mikeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 7,325
its a big and heavy car no doubt. for sure getting a sports car as my next performance car done with muscle cars . my 328i drives better then my camaro.
__________________

2010 camaro cammed- sold
2013 E92 V8 M3 DCT ZCP
C7 Z06 next
mikeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 07:58 PM   #17
stevea
 
stevea's Avatar
 
Drives: just a car
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 285
It's large and I like it that way.
stevea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 08:00 PM   #18
stevea
 
stevea's Avatar
 
Drives: just a car
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 285
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeSS View Post
its a big and heavy car no doubt. for sure getting a sports car as my next performance car done with muscle cars . my 328i drives better then my camaro.
So when are you selling yours?
stevea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 08:01 PM   #19
BackinBlackSS/RS
Go Blue!!!!!
 
BackinBlackSS/RS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Cruze LT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 23,365
Define a lot of complaints. If you really researched it, you would find it is a very small percentage of people that this bothers. This car looks great, handles great and rides really, really great!!
BackinBlackSS/RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #20
BackinBlackSS/RS
Go Blue!!!!!
 
BackinBlackSS/RS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Cruze LT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 23,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevea View Post
So when are you selling yours?
BackinBlackSS/RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 08:19 PM   #21
Sawyer


 
Sawyer's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 5.0
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,350
and looks so much better than the mustang.
Sawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 08:39 PM   #22
VR Baron
SoCal Camaro5 Race Team
 
VR Baron's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 VR 2SS RS M6
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SO CAL
Posts: 12,698
Yes large and heavy but I like it. To many people nit pick everything. It is what it is and we all knew it when we bought it.My 98 back then was considered to heavy also, at 3450 lbs. When I look at the two the 98 seems small and more sports car like. How times and perceptions change and at the same time stay the same.
__________________
#1 car 2010 Black 2LTRS 1/28/10-10/15/11, 17900 miles
#2 car 2012 Red 2SSRS 10/15/11-
Mods: Outlaw Axelback & J Pipes /Magnaflow resonated X Pipe/Heritage&Stillen Grill/Halltech CAI/Apex Scoop,Washer Bottle/OEM Strut Tower Brace/VMax T/B/ G.M. Blade Spoiler/SLP Splitter/TSW Nurburgring wheels & Michelin Super Sport tires/JBA Shorty Headers,HiFlow cats & tune/Remote Clutch resovoir/ Pedders Supercar coilovers and Pedders 27mm/32mm ZL1 Spec sway bars / Whiteline craddle Inserts & Upper rear arm bushes/ 416/414 RW HP/TQ
VR Baron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 09:19 PM   #23
OHIOSS
Russ
 
Drives: Yukon Denali, Charger, CamaroSS
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,274
Send a message via AIM to OHIOSS
Back in black- How many references to the Camaro being big and heavy do you need? If these aren't enough I will see if I can find you more:

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Review: Car Reviews
Nov 25, 2009 ... AutoGuide reviews and and test drive the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS. ... inherently un-sporty platform (big and heavy) and making it perform. ...

http://www.autoguide.com/manufacture...t/2010-chevrol... - Similar


Review: 2010 Camaro is filled with testosterone and compromise ...
Aug 6, 2010 ... Several times during my weeklong test-drive of a 2010 Camaro in Orange County, .... I'm not a fan of “big and heavy”, but again, that's me. ...

auto.ocregister.com/2010/08/06/review-2010-camaro-is-... - Similar

2010 Chevrolet Camaro - First Test of Chevrolet's all-new 2010 ...
Mar 20, 2009 ... Find out more about the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro in this first test from ... the best looking retro car out there to bad it's so big and heavy. ...

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/..._0903_2010_che... - Similar

2010 Camaro is HUGE! - LS1TECH
Yesterday I went to the 2010 Camaro debut at the local Chevy ... I knew it was big and heavy, but wow. Hopefully the pictures I will upload ...

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...mobile-discuss... - Similar

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS car reviews
Car review of the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS by Chevrolet, with photos, evaluation, ... past the big-heavy look cars to the cheese-wedges of the 1990s, the Camaro ...

www.acarplace.com/reviews/2010/camaro.html - Similar

First Drive: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro | TheDetroitBureau.com
Mar 20, 2009 ... So what to make of the reborn, 2010 Camaro, which went into .... It's relatively big and heavy when compared to the likes of a Nissan 370Z, ...

http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2009...drive-2010-che... - Similar

2011 Chevrolet Camaro discovers more power--now it has 312 hp ...
Apr 8, 2010 ... “The 304 hp in the 2010 Camaro was actually a conservative rating on our end,” ..... Still way to big, heavy and a cartoon of car that was! ...

http://www.autoweek.com/article/2010...news/100409837 - Similar

2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Coupe - Chevy Sport Coupe Review ...
Aug 20, 2009 ... 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Coupe Front Three Quarter View ... If feels too big, too heavy, and too soft. The Mustang at least allows you to ...

http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...otebook/0908_2... - Similar

2010 Camaro, the first reviews are in! (auto, traction control ...
Jul 1, 2009 ... All the new 'retro pony cars' are way too big and heavy. ... What do you think of the new 2010 Camaro ?, Automotive Forum, 98 replies ...

http://www.city-data.com/forum/autom...86-2010-camaro...

2010 Camaro SS
The 2010 Chevy Camaro SS manual is the one Camaro that comes with a launch ..... as good as it looks outside, it's just a big heavy turd. ...

http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showt...123737317-2010... - Similar

Review: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS | The Truth About Cars
Aug 6, 2009 ... It's simply too big and heavy to provide the lively performance associated ..... FYI, 2010 Camaro SS/RS will set you back $57k in Canada. ...

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/200...w-2010-chevrol... - Similar

ROAD TEST: 2010 Hurst Performance Vehicles Camaro > MotoIQ ...
Friday, May 07, 2010 8:51 AM. They are fugly, too big and too heavy. ... As it stands tho, I think the Camaro is too heavy for autox, ...

http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_artic...etype/articlev... - Similar

2010 Mustang GT/2010 Camaro SS or Challenger RT? - Page 3 ...
A 2010 Camaro 1-SS is $31k and fully loaded 2-SS are $36k ... camaros ss = too big/heavy challenger = its a dodge, nuff said ...

http://www.svtperformance.com/forums...os-buffet-149/...

Opinion: The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS
May 29, 2009 ... "OMG the Camaro is so big and heavy, the Mustang is so much better. ... I got a camaro 2010 And love it. More than what i expected! the ...

vlane.com/blogs_article/364/opinion-2010-chevrolet-ca... - Similar
OHIOSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 09:28 PM   #24
SSE 4 2SS
Boosted Moderator
 
SSE 4 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: LS-3 429 TT with other odds-n-ends
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kyle Tx
Posts: 13,326
Send a message via AIM to SSE 4 2SS Send a message via Yahoo to SSE 4 2SS
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeSS View Post
its a big and heavy car no doubt. for sure getting a sports car as my next performance car done with muscle cars . my 328i drives better then my camaro.
Wait wait wait,....................................:facepalm :
the guy thats been bashing all the V-6 owners, whose parents buy everything for him, and trashes those that dont buy American.... hmmmmmm......interesting... Sure mommy will let you run the rags out of her 328i....

Wanna stack your 328i 6 cylinder European Rattle box up against my overly large and chunky overweight Camaro.... Road course, Drag race, mile, etc... let me know....
__________________
SSE 4 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 09:29 PM   #25
THUMPER20X
GM fix my PAINT U suck!
 
THUMPER20X's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black 1SS/RS 6Spd
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Great Red North
Posts: 1,864
You cant fit all that awesomeness in a Fiesta.
__________________
THUMPER20X is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transcript of Camaro ZL1 Q&A Webchat with Chevrolet Tran Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 38 02-17-2012 12:45 AM
Think about this and the Z28 5th gen 13F20 Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 41 09-04-2010 12:59 AM
Official Camaro Convertible CONCEPT Press Release Tran Camaro Convertible Forum 12 11-18-2009 07:05 PM
Ambient lighting (ABL) - the FINAL update = LIMITED TO DOOR PANELS CamaroScotty 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 338 04-15-2009 05:33 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.