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Old 06-21-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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I'm up in the air between the auto and the stick. How is the clutch in the stick? Some reports I've read says the clutch engages to quickly. Any truth to that? I've also read the the L99 is somewhat disappointing in performance. That is what is leaning me towards the stick. $1200+ for and auto is another. I could use that cash for the aero package. I know I'll have the input of many purists, but I'll still ask. Thanks.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:40 AM   #2
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:06 AM   #3
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I'm up in the air between the auto and the stick. How is the clutch in the stick? Some reports I've read says the clutch engages to quickly. Any truth to that? I've also read the the L99 is somewhat disappointing in performance. That is what is leaning me towards the stick. $1200+ for and auto is another. I could use that cash for the aero package. I know I'll have the input of many purists, but I'll still ask. Thanks.
I haven't had a manual for 17 years
but with this 2010 camaro Manual was the only way to go
and I love it already have 430 miles on her going to change the oil at 500
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:27 PM   #4
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Any truth to my clutch question of engaging to abruptly?
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:52 PM   #5
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The first time you drive the car the clutch catches slightly earlier than you might expect. After a few starts and stops your leg muscle memory kicks in and it is a non issue after that. Very smooth and low effort, not stiff, pedal pressure. Drive one to demo before you commit but I do not think you will be put off by the clutch at all. I love my car. Good Luck
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:41 PM   #6
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I agree the clutch engages rather quickly but its easy to get used to. I'm still working on perfecting shifts but just need more time and practice. I vote for the stick, its more fun than an auto IMO
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:48 PM   #7
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I will also agree, the clutch takes some getting used to. I can drive it normally pretty easily now, it's just the power shifting that needs polished a little
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:48 PM   #8
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Any truth to my clutch question of engaging to abruptly?
Probably just not broken in. Also lot of folks are used to FWD or solid axle this is more exotic rear end.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:07 PM   #9
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:09 AM   #10
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Funny...I'm griping because it doesn't engage soon enough...I haven't had the time but I'm going to see if I can fit a clutch stop in...
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:27 AM   #11
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Drive them both before you decide what you prefer.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:31 AM   #12
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I just picked mine up and yes the clutch is tricky to get the hang of. I will assume it will losen up after break-in and I will also get better at it. I still love it and would not wish to swith to an auto.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:47 AM   #13
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Ill let you know on thursday how i feel about the clutch. My car has been at the dealer for almost a week now while i finish up my annual training.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:55 AM   #14
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Probably just not broken in. Also lot of folks are used to FWD or solid axle this is more exotic rear end.

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Old 06-22-2009, 12:51 PM   #15
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stick..................next question.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:54 PM   #16
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I have a 2LT with the M6 and I love it. Haven't driven a manual in 15 years and I thought it was easy to get used to. Smooth shifts after a few days driving.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:04 PM   #17
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I'm a little over 800 miles now and it has def smoothed out, a combination of break-in and driver tuning.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:41 AM   #18
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:49 AM   #19
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It definitely took a little getting used to, but I am VERY happy with the manual. I think you can get a lot more pop out of the car with the manual.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:25 AM   #20
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agreed with what everone else is saying, get the stick, you wont regret it. Driven a stick for 20 years, all foreign cars and one thing I can say this is the best one so far. The car in my opinion seems to shift well up above 3500 rpms and allows you to go well below 1000 rpm before you need to down shift. Very different from what I used to.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:25 AM   #21
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:52 AM   #22
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For traffic infested driving, I do feel the engagement point in 1st and 2nd to be a pain in the rear. Guys saying that its engagement point is fine and takes getting used to are covering up the fact that it could be a skoshe better and happen sooner in the release of the clutch. It has a 1 1/2" of " no mans land" before it does anything. Its a far cry from say the Z06 setup, which is about perfect in comparison
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:12 AM   #23
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:20 AM   #24
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Probably just not broken in. Also lot of folks are used to FWD or solid axle this is more exotic rear end.
so where exactly were you planning on going with this?

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...and allows you to go well below 1000 rpm before you need to down shift. Very different from what I used to.
that's called low-end torque!!

although i wouldn't try to accelerate from 1000rpm
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