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Old 07-07-2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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Camaro 1LE test Drive

Did you see that test drive on the 1LE, not sure what the show was on TV but, wow. They plugged the Boss Mustang more than the 1LE. Don't get me wrong they had some nice things to say about our car, but things like it still feels like a 'Camaro', the mustang is more nimble. Well someone should tell him that the 1LE beats just about everyone around the track, including the 'Boss'. Also 'Interior' materials a little cheap, what does he expect, 'Ferrari' leather?

Really the Camaro interior kills both the Mustang and the Challenger for looks and quality of materials, fit and finish etc.

Did anyone else see this test?

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Old 07-07-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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Motorweek? If so yes. It was a VERY bland and weak assessment.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
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Well he is right about the interior compared to the Mustang.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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I missed it. But id love to catch a repeat! What show and Channel was it on?
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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Who cares if the interior is bland compared to a loser...

It is a track car, not a Cadillac.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:50 PM   #6
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cant wait to hear that the z28 only had 1 speaker. not even stereo, mono!

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Old 07-07-2013, 03:13 PM   #7
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Who cares if the interior is bland compared to a loser...

It is a track car, not a Cadillac.
So the Mustang was a loser because the 1LE pulled a better lap time? God forbid we mention that it does everything else better.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #8
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^ Uh, no!
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:34 PM   #9
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So the Mustang was a loser because the 1LE pulled a better lap time? God forbid we mention that it does everything else better.
Get off the forum.. All you do is trash the 1LE.. We're glad your so jealous of it
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:49 PM   #10
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So the Mustang was a loser because the 1LE pulled a better lap time? God forbid we mention that it does everything else better.
God forbid a test about two track ready cars base it off of who is a better track car.

You know no matter what you say you are a jaded little man who does nothing but come here and bad mouth the camaro every chance you get. You can say what you want but it's extremely obvious in every post.

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Old 07-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #11
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So the Mustang was a loser because the 1LE pulled a better lap time? God forbid we mention that it does everything else better.
see sig. pretty much puts the fords in their place.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:06 PM   #12
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Well he is right about the interior compared to the Mustang.
X2" that is the only area the boss mustang wins ;p
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:46 PM   #13
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Not a good road test.

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So the Mustang was a loser because the 1LE pulled a better lap time? God forbid we mention that it does everything else better.

No intent on my part to trash the Mustang. I was more trashing the review with obviously a great deal of information missing as apparent by the comments.
If he wanted to bring the Boss into it then get your facts straight.


At least the test confirmed the Zero to sixty numbers and quarter mile numbers. I don't recall if they used the launch mode. Did he say?

All I have to do is put the extra 4000 to 6000 dollars I didn't spend on the Boss and put it into my 1LE ---- well I don't even have to say it.

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Old 07-07-2013, 06:46 PM   #14
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Don't feed him.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:52 PM   #15
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Did you see that test drive on the 1LE, not sure what the show was on TV but, wow. They plugged the Boss Mustang more than the 1LE. Don't get me wrong they had some nice things to say about our car, but things like it still feels like a 'Camaro', the mustang is more nimble. Well someone should tell him that the 1LE beats just about everyone around the track, including the 'Boss'. Also 'Interior' materials a little cheap, what does he expect, 'Ferrari' leather?

Really the Camaro interior kills both the Mustang and the Challenger for looks and quality of materials, fit and finish etc.

Did anyone else see this test?

Please comment.

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Yup. I watched that Motorweek episode yesterday on TV.


I was not impressed either with the review. There was so much banter about the boss that was unwarranted. I didn't like references to it handling like "a Camaro" either. WTF does that even mean? Did they even drive the car?! The 1LE is such a good handling and well balanced car so I'm not sure what he meant. Did he mean it's heavy, or something else?

And the reference to "less than stellar materials" bugs me. The Camaro uses the same materials that any other automotive manufacturer uses so I don't understand these kinds of comments. The interior is handsome, durable and well laid out IMHO.

I can't wait to get mine so I don't have to keep watching these damn reviews, just so I can live vicariously through other lucky 1LE drivers!
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:05 PM   #16
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:06 PM   #17
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I dont get the interior comments, I have been in many new stangs, boss 302s as well, interior is garbage, no design toit, looks like a normal car interior. The gauges dont look right at all either. Yes, recaros look cool and colored DIC is nice but camaro is getting it in 14 too, no?

Anyhow, keeping telling the ford guys how the guy who designed the camaro is the head designer at bentley now, should tell everything you need to know. This design is Iconic, interior included.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #18
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Trash MotorWeek

I don't have any animosity toward the Mustang crowd. They like theirs, we like ours.

I am getting pissed with the constant trashing of GM products. Ever since the bail out. It doesn't matter what side of the fence anyone is on with that subject. It's over, done and there are real, live, breathing people at GM that want to build great cars. From the engineers to the testers to the builders of these cars.

So I am pissed at MotorWeek with the unneccessary constant references to the 'Boss' that were both inaccurate and misinformed.

What the hell is this less than stellar interior. Maybe he hasn't gotten over the $400,000 Aventador yet. Give me a break. The camaro happens to have a well designed and appointed interior for its price point. If they had half a brain at MotorWeek they would realize it's a performance car first, but still is a better interior than both it's competitors.

Maybe they should look at Camaros trashing many foreign cars and Mustangs at the tracks.

Last, the review was shallow and merely repeated whatever was written on GM's announcement sheet. Very poor.

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Sorry to go off.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:42 PM   #19
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Impartial reviews are few and far between unfortunately.

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:28 PM   #20
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Terrible review

It wasn't just the lack of impartiality, it was the lack of a solid in depth review.

Stupid comments that were just plain wrong.


You are reviewing a track car and you say nothing about the track capabilities.


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Old 07-08-2013, 07:24 PM   #21
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Very true I guess it's also very hard to find a competent reviewer as well.

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Old 07-08-2013, 08:25 PM   #22
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Anyone have photos or specs on the 2014 1LE SS package?
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:42 PM   #23
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I thought the Motor"Trend" review was much more accurate even though they did not compare the 1LE against a Boss Mustang. I will say at least they mentioned the correct part upgrades but they left out a few on suspension and yeah the interior is not as bad as they make it out to be compared to a Mustang. Also Motorweek is for people who want to shop and compare for a nice daily car or minivan. I'll leave it at that. lol
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