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Old 05-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Anyone have garage fitment issues?

I'm apartment shopping...just curious whether if I see a garage offered, it's a given that the Camaro would fit? Obviously I'd test fir...but curious if I should be looking for a double or anything. Around Boston some of the places were built in the 20-60's and from the pics they look potentially tight.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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Kinda it's tight in my 3rd car side with all my toolboxes and shelves




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Old 05-06-2012, 01:26 PM   #3
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I actually measured our garage before buying the Camaro...
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I think if I remember right it's 192 inches long


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Old 05-06-2012, 01:29 PM   #5
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I think if I remember right it's 192 inches long
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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fitment was ok till my son started packing motor bikes into the big garage, now the old firebird is outside
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:19 PM   #7
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190.4 inches overall length, 75.5 inches overall width (per GM website....)
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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I live in an apartment with a garage and the only thing I had to watch out for was the width of the door. It's fine once you get in but I only have about 2 inches outside both side mirrors to make it in. Gotta be slow and careful for sure.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #9
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190.4 inches overall length, 75.5 inches overall width (per GM website....)
That dimension is with the doors closed. I'm a big guy, so to open the doors, to get in and out of the vehicle, you need to add another 24" (preferably 36") on at least one side. I always have to let my passenger get out BEFORE I pull into my garage. Length is no problem.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:56 PM   #10
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I live in an apartment with a garage and the only thing I had to watch out for was the width of the door. It's fine once you get in but I only have about 2 inches outside both side mirrors to make it in. Gotta be slow and careful for sure.
2 inches on each side? Wow, that has got to be tough. I have a problem with judging distances witn the Gen5 Camaro, can't see the fenders over the hood.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #11
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These Camaros are FAT, wide bodied cars. Thats why they handle so nice. On my first test drive I drove it to my house and pulled it into the garage to check it out. I have a curved driveway so it is really important not to try to turn while the front of the car is still in the garage. My wife has only scraped the front right fender against the garage door trim TWICE in 22 months. I tried to tell her that we really need 100% no brushing against the white garage door trim. I told her that maybe she should use the compass to be sure she is backing straight out since the car is headed straight north when its in the garage.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #12
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I think if I remember right it's 192 inches long
That's what she said.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #13
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My house has a one car garage attached to the house and my G8 fits better in it then the Camaro did so I had a 24 x 30 garage built for the Camaro.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:30 PM   #14
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I would keep looking till I found an apartment with a garage big enough to accomodate. You plan on driving in winter or storing? Maybe they can get you a bigger garage for a few more bucks a mo. or if it is next to your apartment get a bigger one several down from your apartment. Guess it's on a case by case basis. Happy hunting!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #15
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well I'm building a new house.....and foir me, the garage is VERY VERY IMPORTANT.....my garage is 45' x 24'......3 1/2 bays LOTS of room!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:31 PM   #16
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My parents garage is parallel to the street. I'm glad I don't have to make a 90 degree turn to back in there every day.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:34 PM   #17
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I originally had a big issue with space, then I realized, my wifes car is a POS. Now that she parks on the street, I have plenty of space.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:38 PM   #18
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Mine doesn't fit in my garage... The space inside isn't an issue, but the garage doors are too small. For the moment it's right outside the garage under a car canopy, but I plan to either take out the two doors and replace them with one big garage door, or build a detached garage with a bigger door, whichever money allows(though I'd prefer the detached garage).
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:09 PM   #19
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My old house had a 2 1/2 garage with 2 single doors which the opening was too small unless the car went in on an angle drivers mirror first then passenger side then straighten out. I have replaced the passenger mirror twice because of it. My new house, I have a 3 car garage attached to the house and a 40x70x50 hanger detached which now house all my tools, lift and most importantly my Camaros...... No more garage space issues for me...
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #20
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:34 AM   #21
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I live in an apartment with a garage and the only thing I had to watch out for was the width of the door. It's fine once you get in but I only have about 2 inches outside both side mirrors to make it in. Gotta be slow and careful for sure.
I have this same situation now. I have to put the car in at an angle so I can open the driver door enough to get out. Nerve racking to be sure, especially with all that the damn beeping!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #22
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I had a 33' x 21' garage built. Made sure the doors were 9' wide, because I was fed up with tiny 7' wide British standard doors.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:09 AM   #23
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The garage door problem with Camaros is that the side mirrors don't fold.
Corvette mirrors fold and that makes it no problem for a standard eight foot opening.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:46 AM   #24
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My mirrors are really close to not fitting through the door. It's an 8ft wide door but with the wood trim it ends up being less than that. You better measure first.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:39 PM   #25
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I live in an apartment with a garage and the only thing I had to watch out for was the width of the door. It's fine once you get in but I only have about 2 inches outside both side mirrors to make it in. Gotta be slow and careful for sure.
This is why I always back into my garage. I angle the mirror in and down and cruise right in. About three inches to spare on each mirror through the doorway.
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