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Old 04-29-2009, 02:11 AM   #1
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My ride in the new V6 Camaro

Well I was able to take our V6 demo car for a few rides today and was very impressed in the power. i laid a 30 foot (one wheel) patch at launch and was able to break it free with trac cont off very easily. Put a shit eating grin on my face in about 3 seconds! Im a big guy 6'1 300lbs and i got in and out of the Camaro just fine, something that i cant do in a Corvette. the visability is pretty typical of a sports car and was manageable. the cloth interior on the 1LT was just ok to me. The sound system was great and the connectivity package is a must have option! The exterior aesthetics are beautiful and will draw a crowd wherever it goes. We had people coming in all day and night drooling over the car. The V6 exhaust note at idle is quite tame but when you put your foot into it there was a real nice growl that emitted from behind me. All in all I am still in love with this car and am very excited to be a part Chevrolet providing these fine vehicles to you guys. for those of you waiting and waiting it will be worth it!! this car delivers as promised in the feel good/look good department!
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:59 AM   #2
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Thanks for the quick review! So, only one wheel for the spin? AWWWE..that sucks. But at least she rips!

Did the V6 sound like a V6 when you put your foot into it, or did it sound like a V8? Which wheel package was on your car?
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:03 AM   #3
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Well I was able to take our V6 demo car for a few rides today and was very impressed in the power. i laid a 30 foot (one wheel) patch at launch and was able to break it free with trac cont off very easily. Put a shit eating grin on my face in about 3 seconds! Im a big guy 6'1 300lbs and i got in and out of the Camaro just fine, something that i cant do in a Corvette. the visability is pretty typical of a sports car and was manageable. the cloth interior on the 1LT was just ok to me. The sound system was great and the connectivity package is a must have option! The exterior aesthetics are beautiful and will draw a crowd wherever it goes. We had people coming in all day and night drooling over the car. The V6 exhaust note at idle is quite tame but when you put your foot into it there was a real nice growl that emitted from behind me. All in all I am still in love with this car and am very excited to be a part Chevrolet providing these fine vehicles to you guys. for those of you waiting and waiting it will be worth it!! this car delivers as promised in the feel good/look good department!
I'm about your size also, and to be honest, the car fit me REALLY well too. Which is suprising, since a lot of smaller cars (i.e., the Cobalt SS) suck.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:39 AM   #4
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I am glad the 2010 camaro is a fun car no matter which one you buy. I can see why the 6cyl is going to be GM's bread and butter.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:42 AM   #5
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nice review thanks. what size wheels were on that car?
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:45 AM   #6
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Always enjoy reading about salespeople and employees abusing brand new cars that are not broken in yet, and don't belong to them. Not!
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Thanks for your view point.... sounds like ya had some fun!!
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:53 AM   #8
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Maybe you missed the part that said
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Well I was able to take our V6 demo car
It's the dealers car until YOU buy it. They can do whatever they damn well please to it.

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I am assuming it was a Automatic, so no LSD
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:59 AM   #10
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Maybe you missed the part that said It's the dealers car until YOU buy it. They can do whatever they damn well please to it.

Yeah, and the car is under warranty when it is sold, so if by chance there was a problem it's covered. Not to mention on a demo car you usually can
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Always enjoy reading about salespeople and employees abusing brand new cars that are not broken in yet, and don't belong to them. Not!
Demo or not they should break it in proper. If they intend to sell the car after the demo period is up, they should not beat on it right out of the gate. Deal or no deal I would want to know they respected the car.

On the other hand... the break in perios may be total BS. A few warm up and cool down cycles and a few miles at various RPM should allow everything to seat proper. I hammered on my RX~8 on the test drive... ran her up to the red line, about 9K with 40-something miles on it. The car gave me 37000 miles of flaw less service. On the C6 I "tried" to break it in but that was a LOOOONG 500 miles. I did not do too bad.

In a note to the dealer... respect the car, any car that isn't yours. Some day you will sell it and why risk damage?
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I hammered on my RX~8 on the test drive... ran her up to the red line, about 9K with 40-something miles on it.
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In a note to the dealer... respect the car, any car that isn't yours. Some day you will sell it and why risk damage?
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Ok I got your point.... Your right I should live by what I preach but... #1 I was "test driving" to see if I wanted to buy the car. #2 I bought the car.

I was not just out taking the car for a thrill ride like Mr. dealer here. he had no intentions on buying the car, just having fun.
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Where did your picture go Bob? We need more 1LT pics (especially with no RS)!
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Ok I got your point.... Your right I should live by what I preach but... #1 I was "test driving" to see if I wanted to buy the car. #2 I bought the car.

I was not just out taking the car for a thrill ride like Mr. dealer here. he had no intentions on buying the car, just having fun.
What's the difference? If you didn't end up buying the car either, you did the exact same thing. Maybe the dealer intends to buy one later on, or can speak from personal experience to potential buyers on how it drives.

I'd rather a dealer who has actually driven the car and knows about it, than one who's got his head in the sand like an Ostrich and is just regurgitating what is written in the brochures.
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Well I was able to take our V6 demo car for a few rides today and was very impressed in the power. i laid a 30 foot (one wheel) patch at launch and was able to break it free with trac cont off very easily. Put a shit eating grin on my face in about 3 seconds! Im a big guy 6'1 300lbs and i got in and out of the Camaro just fine, something that i cant do in a Corvette. the visability is pretty typical of a sports car and was manageable. the cloth interior on the 1LT was just ok to me. The sound system was great and the connectivity package is a must have option! The exterior aesthetics are beautiful and will draw a crowd wherever it goes. We had people coming in all day and night drooling over the car. The V6 exhaust note at idle is quite tame but when you put your foot into it there was a real nice growl that emitted from behind me. All in all I am still in love with this car and am very excited to be a part Chevrolet providing these fine vehicles to you guys. for those of you waiting and waiting it will be worth it!! this car delivers as promised in the feel good/look good department!
So you and I going for a drive today hahaha
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What's the difference? If you didn't end up buying the car either, you did the exact same thing. Maybe the dealer intends to buy one later on, or can speak from personal experience to potential buyers on how it drives.

I'd rather a dealer who has actually driven the car and knows about it, than one who's got his head in the sand like an Ostrich and is just regurgitating what is written in the brochures.
alright whatever... I got it. BUT it is different, I am a consumer testing something out, he is a salesman beating on a product with no intent to buy it. Maybe he will buy on some day, whatever, does that mean he should thrash this one around.

Agree with me or don't. I don't care. I am just saying that it isnt right b/c someone is going to buy a car that was improperly broken in. Maybe it will be your car... how would you like it if the dealer did shit like that to your car before you took delivery.... as it was said, its their car to do what they want with until they sell it...
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