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Old 07-01-2013, 01:29 AM   #18
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I put 95 in it (91 & 95 down here) - currently half way through my 3rd tank since picking it up from the dealer, when i've finished my 4th and filled up I'll do the fuse pull.

You never know what dealers put in there...
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:32 AM   #19
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Would running regular ruin the cars performance? I heard the ls3 takes "any" gas
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:41 AM   #20
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Would running regular ruin the cars performance? I heard the ls3 takes "any" gas
Yes. The computer will detect the lower octane and drop into the low octane fuel maps to avoid knocking. The V8 should be ran on 91 or higher.

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Old 07-01-2013, 01:53 AM   #21
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I might just drive another car in the snow
Get a cheap 4x4 for the snow. Same price as snow tires
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:05 AM   #22
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daily driver for summer only. Id never drive it in the salt we have here. id never drive it in snow. it suck in the rain. hydroplanes easy. Im coming from a 4x4 truck. though. Weather never affected the truck.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:06 AM   #23
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Drive mine everyday, I haven't had any issues, just get a good set of tires. I run General G-Max AS-03 and I can't say enough good things about them. A set of tires can make a big difference.
I drive mine everyday and was very disappointed with the factory tires. I put on a set of the General G-Max AS-03s as well and what a difference they make! The factory tires are completely pointless in the snow as in you can't even move with a dusting. The G-Max is an all season tire and gets much better wet weather traction and I can still grip the road when it gets cold.

That said, I ended up getting a winter beater mostly because a Camaro was never designed to tote skis
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:15 AM   #24
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:16 AM   #25
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:30 AM   #26
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Once a week or twice, but usually once. My VW GTI is my daily driver. Have not driven my car in a month with this beautiful cali weather :( been in the shop! It will be seriously insane after.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #27
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I don't drive mine daily simply because I have long drives to work, its 91miles one way and 5days a week for now. But since I just got on a project, once everything settles down and is all set up for me I will be able to work from home, then it will be my DD.

Right now I just take it out maybe once or twice a week for a spin and rest of the time I just drive my '03 Stratus or my dad's '09 Pontiac G6.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:53 AM   #28
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Thanks for the responses..

You guys put 93 or regular gas?
ALWAYS 93!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #29
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Mine is a 2010 and from day one I have been driving her as a DD....she sees every season and I'm at 84000 miles and going strong....luv every min of it.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:00 AM   #30
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I drive mine everyday and with snow tires they can do okay in up to about 3 inches of snow. But really, you wont want to be taking it out if it's snowing. Other than that Camaros make for great daily drivers.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:01 AM   #31
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I DD mine. It's surprisingly good in the snow if you have winter or all-season tires. I had a Corolla that would slide all over the place even in light snow.

I always use 93 for gas. I tried regular when I first got the car, because the dealer said it was fine, but there was a huge drop in performance and gas mileage.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:15 AM   #32
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Deff a DD. i had planned though for big trips to snatch the GF car as i wanted to keep the mileage down but i have yet to even be able to do that. Car is just to much fun to leave.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:21 AM   #33
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Deff a DD. i had planned though for big trips to snatch the GF car as i wanted to keep the mileage down but i have yet to even be able to do that. Car is just to much fun to leave.
Same story here lol...then we bought her a Camaro
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:25 AM   #34
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I daily drive mine every day and its been raining almost every day for a month now. Its easy just don't floor it or you'll spin real bad in the rain. Haven't tried the snow yet, may need new tires not sure.
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