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Old 07-01-2013, 01:30 AM   #26
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:47 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, 08:53 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, 08:58 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, 09:00 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, 09:01 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, 09:15 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, 09:21 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, 09:25 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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Old 07-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #35
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Mine is a toy. I don't suffer too much though now. DD1 = Focus ST. DD2 = Flex AWD. I do have to get a winter set up for the Focus in a couple months. F1's won't do.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:57 AM   #36
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I drive her most days, but I bought a beater for bad weather days. My only suggestion if you're going to drive it in the Winter months is buy a set of all seasons or Winter tires.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #37
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I drive her most days, but I bought a beater for bad weather days. My only suggestion if you're going to drive it in the Winter months is buy a set of all seasons or Winter tires.
Me too!! been running 87 with no problems....too expensive to run 93 all the time... IMHO
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:11 AM   #38
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Are those good in the snow too?
I've used them in the snow and they handled it surprisingly well.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:15 AM   #39
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Mines a dd, little snow and rain here
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:16 AM   #40
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Driving her as a DD everyday Rain / Snow / Sleet / Sun - In the winter pick up a set of all season or straight snow tires and you will be fine.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #41
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Mines a DD. Sometimes we drive the girlfriends car but that's a Kia Elantra and nowhere near as fun to drive!
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #42
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dd here, and my last Camaro a 2011, lots of rain in Oregon and occasionally ice and snow
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #43
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DD. 91 on Chevron, 76 and or Shell. Try to avoid Shell though.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #44
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I'm driving a Saab 9-3 Turbo every day... I drive 50 miles each way to work and as fun as the Camaro is, I just don't want to put miles on it every day like that.

Although.... if I sold the Saab there are some Camaro upgrades there....

I run nothing but 93 in both cars.

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #45
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N. Ky/Cincy here. Like AdamZ I drive mine every day. LS3/M6. Snow tires, common sense, learning to feel how the car grips, and learning how to rock if you get stuck are your friends.

Drove 3 NW Ohio winters with a 6spd LS1 Trans Am with all seasons. Only had issues with hard pack snow but so did all the big 4x4s and Subarus.

Also even though my gut and wallet hate it, 93 octane only. :/
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #46
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dd here, and my last Camaro a 2011, lots of rain in Oregon and occasionally ice and snow
Which is why I switched to Nitto Motivo tires. Much better traction in the rain.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:28 PM   #47
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Daily driven here.

So far, no issues in any weather. Grabbed some all-seasons before winter, had no issues.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #48
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DD here.. its actually my only car... unless you want to count the other car im watching.. which is probably even worst in the snow..
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:08 PM   #49
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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, 07:09 PM   #50
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Screw watchiing dust collect on it , Drive it everyday , and I live near Green Bay , These things are tanks in the snow , AS LONG as you get snowtires . Drive her
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