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Old 07-03-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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Cool 8 Day Test Drive - Camaro SS Convertible

Visiting So Cal for the week, and rented this beauty from Avis. If I love it, I'll place my order when I get home... Over the next few days I will give my opinions and share pictures .

This is day 1, so I took some quick pics because I know this thread is useless without pics...















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Old 07-03-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:22 PM   #3
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Awesome, I rented one as well a while back and it was a black one with the rs package as well. For some reason the seats made my back sweat/wet. Did it do the same thing or its just me?
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:43 PM   #4
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:03 PM   #5
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Awesome, I rented one as well a while back and it was a black one with the rs package as well. For some reason the seats made my back sweat/wet. Did it do the same thing or its just me?
This one doesn't have the RS package, notice the white emblems.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:59 PM   #6
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Do they rent 6 speeds? Otherwise, it wouldn't do me much good to try it to see if I wanted one, although I imagine it would be fun for an 8 day rental, for sure!
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #7
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Please park more carefully!

If you had the GFX included, well....

And congrats on the rental! You'll love it!
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:42 PM   #8
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That is a good way to see if u "really" want one.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:04 PM   #9
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Wow I didn't know they rented out SS convertibles. That is amazing.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:05 PM   #10
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This one doesn't have the RS package, notice the white emblems.
noticed that as well lol though the rims do look RS
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:32 PM   #11
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:36 PM   #12
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They are offering camaro SS convertible as a rental!!?? I wonder how long that tranny/clutch is going to last. For some reason I feel bad for the car.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:09 PM   #13
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If you do not mind, can you tell me what the rate is for renting a convertible SS? I rented a loaded LT last November in LA and it was 125.00 p/day.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:03 PM   #14
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I have to say I LOVE THIS CAR !

I rented from Avis got a HUGE discount by using the coupon code from costco.com Ins waiver (120) & all taxes(115) included it was $630 for 8 days. They also had LT verts I was lucky enough to get this SS2 . They only rent automatics, probably for the tranny and clutch issues mentioned. They had tons of mustang verts, and the lot manager was very cautious who he released and camaro vert to. He made the desk agent double verify my reservation, the checked me again as he demo'd the top down procedure.

RS? I'm not sure... it has the RS tailights, and I think RS wheels... but I also see the white badges. It is an SS2... seems to have every option.


It has 2200 miles on it. I'd say just broken in. Drove around top down all day yesterday, and did not sweat from the seat... I did have the a/c on. It has lots of power. I haven't taken it on the highway yet, just the surface streets. So I'll report on that later.

HUD is very cool.... I can clearly see it during the day in full sunlight

The top works very well, simple, perhaps a bit too slow ... or maybee I'm in a hurry to get going :-) I will try to take a video of the top going up and down so everyone can see that. The top takes up alot of the trunk space. You pull a space use guide (like a rolling shade) from the back of the inside of the trunk, all space above it is needed for the top to be down. From the airport I had to put my suitcase in the back seat. The rental place did take the time to show me how to operate the top.

Permagrin ? .... well I rather say it's "rentagrin" I do have it... and I would highly recommend it to everyone

http://www.costcotravel.com/#15_rent...UGA03620101015



Tell me what you want to know.... I'll do my best to answer all questions.

more tomorrow...
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:09 PM   #15
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I like everything in the pics except for Roxette on the radio. Really? lol
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:50 PM   #16
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LOL Roxette... It came with XM I was too busy playing with everything else to notice what was on the radio at that moment
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:25 PM   #17
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Thats kinda odd for an camaro to have a few RS Items on a 2SS Since the headlights doesnt have the halos n hid.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:36 PM   #18
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they've made the tail lights standard on the 2SS now and not part of the RS package anymore. not sure what year your rental is, but i think that started with the 2012's. someone else will know for sure though and i'm sure will chime in.

whereabouts in SoCal are you staying? if you see my in mine (ABM 2SS/RS with white hash marks on the driver's side) wave! or say hello if you can!
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Does anybody else notice how far on the parking chock its parked? Maybe I'm crazy but that looks dangerous. Great car, wish i could drive a convertible and see what its like
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:29 PM   #20
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It's a great car. I have one myself.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:07 PM   #21
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they've made the tail lights standard on the 2SS now and not part of the RS package anymore. not sure what year your rental is, but i think that started with the 2012's. someone else will know for sure though and i'm sure will chime in.

whereabouts in SoCal are you staying? if you see my in mine (ABM 2SS/RS with white hash marks on the driver's side) wave! or say hello if you can!
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Fun to drive ! I'm not a big fan of the tap shift, but I do like the sport mode. I like the ambient lighting in the doors , I've been driving it around the beach at night and it looks really cool. I'm in Venice/Santa Monica area. Heat and A/C keeps you comfortable with the top down day & night.

The rental paperwork says it's a 2012. I dunno what the new steering wheel is supposed to look like.

I guess it's not an RS... I dunno if I would want that on mine when I order... I used to think I HAD to have halo's , but now I don't miss them. I'd rather put the money into getting into the 2SS model. I like these rims too

Black is a cool color,shows the cars curves better in my opinion... but also shows all the dust and dirt. I gotta get it washed today.

It easily clears the parking bumps, which I didn't even realize I was on, I waited and got lucky to get that spot in the free beach parking lot. Being the first day, I couldn't judge were I was. My firebirds seemed lower, curbs and parking stop were always an issue.

Hurley... seems to be the popular surfgear and apparel brand around here. The logo on the bowtie seemed to make the car better for him, it's easily removed so no hissy fits please.....

The bikini competition @ Muscle beach on July 4th is just for your enjoyment !
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