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Old 06-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #18
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May have a few extra HP on paper but in truth the L99/A6 & LS3/M6's are very close to each other in performance. If you buy a manual, buy because you want a manual, and not because of the HP rating.

I'm probably looking at getting another IBM Camaro SS next year & letting my wife have our RJT Camaro A6 SS that we have now. I know I will be debating between going for my first ever M6 or sticking with an Auto the whole time especially if all I find are M6's at that time. I've always wanted to try a manual performance car, but fear that I couldn't handle the aspects of getting going on hills from a stop, and things like that since I've never driven a manual before in my life. I only guess it gets easier with experience though, I personally love to hear thoughts from others who have went from years upon years of only auto's to driving a manual and how that switch to driving a manual had went.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #19
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I'm really old, and i got the manual..
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #20
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:48 PM   #21
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I've owned both, manual for sure. You'll wish you had a manual if you go auto.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #22
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May have a few extra HP on paper but in truth the L99/A6 & LS3/M6's are very close to each other in performance. If you buy a manual, buy because you want a manual, and not because of the HP rating.

I'm probably looking at getting another IBM Camaro SS next year & letting my wife have our RJT Camaro A6 SS that we have now. I know I will be debating between going for my first ever M6 or sticking with an Auto the whole time especially if all I find are M6's at that time. I've always wanted to try a manual performance car, but fear that I couldn't handle the aspects of getting going on hills from a stop, and things like that since I've never driven a manual before in my life. I only guess it gets easier with experience though, I personally love to hear thoughts from others who have went from years upon years of only auto's to driving a manual and how that switch to driving a manual had went.
You won't have to worry about hills! Chevy took care of that on 13 and newer manuals by leaving your breaks applied until your clutch is nice and roasted and then it releases you from your brakes tight embrace. This magic is called Hill Start Assist or HSA.

@OP: Go for the manual. I commute in dense traffic every morning and don't regret the 6 speed one bit.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:56 PM   #23
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May have a few extra HP on paper but in truth the L99/A6 & LS3/M6's are very close to each other in performance. If you buy a manual, buy because you want a manual, and not because of the HP rating.
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Only if you are talking 1/4 mile, road racin and autoX are a different story.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:59 PM   #24
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We just had a thread like this last week!
Make a long story short Automatics are for women.
Men drive stick shift
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:01 PM   #25
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #26
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With all the problems that come with owning a manual, when I sold my SS and bought my ZL1 I went with the auto... I was tired of all the problem... Clutch sticking to the floor, changing the fluid frequently, inconsistent times at the track... Clutch replacement... The 4 hour traffic jam coming home from Camaro fest.... Agh.. Hell with a stick. Plus a manual transmission is a lot harder on the drivetrain.
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #27
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definitely get the manual you'll learn very quickly and love it
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #28
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With all the problems that come with owning a manual, when I sold my SS and bought my ZL1 I went with the auto... I was tired of all the problem... Clutch sticking to the floor, changing the fluid frequently, inconsistent times at the track... Clutch replacement... The 4 hour traffic jam coming home from Camaro fest.... Agh.. Hell with a stick. Plus a manual transmission is a lot harder on the drivetrain.
+second gear grind, skip shift and hill assist...no thanks, didn't mind paying a bit more for the auto. Getting the range for the afm and i'll be good. Down the line
I'll do a ls3 conversion to and I'll be set. Plus you can't go wrong having the auto and the paddle shifters for manual control when I wanna have fun.
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:34 PM   #29
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Get the manual, and change out the horrible shift knob for a custom Speed Dawg one
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #30
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #31
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Manual, and the LS3 leaves your with more options down the road when you get the mod fever
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:42 PM   #32
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With all the problems that come with owning a manual, when I sold my SS and bought my ZL1 I went with the auto... I was tired of all the problem... Clutch sticking to the floor, changing the fluid frequently, inconsistent times at the track... Clutch replacement... The 4 hour traffic jam coming home from Camaro fest.... Agh.. Hell with a stick. Plus a manual transmission is a lot harder on the drivetrain.

Ever wonder as to why 302 Boss and Shelby GT500 Mustangs only came with a stick....
I traded a '10 SS for my current SS M6.... A manual lends a special connection to the car, and for me, that’s highly appealing. The car is a Blast to drive! Oh... one more thing, I do not miss the L99 at all...

To OP, test drive both.... You will then see what is more suitable for your ultimate driving pleasure.
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:50 PM   #33
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Get the manual transmission. Shifting gears is a blast. Top ten reasons to get a manual.
10. You feel like you have more control on how the car drives.
9. No gear hunting.
8. Easier to rev.
7. Your wife may not know how to drive it...good thing.
6. Keeps your reflexes in tip top shape.
5. Car jackers may leave you alone....most don't know how to drive a stick.
4. Three pedals is always better than two.
3. It's easier to do burnouts.
2. Really tests your shifting skills and ability. Always room to improve.
1. You can change your shifter knob with cooler ones.


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Old 06-01-2013, 08:37 PM   #34
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^^^lol that shifter knob is cool.
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