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Old 09-16-2012, 03:46 AM   #15
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Mine is a '10 w/ 45K
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:30 AM   #16
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'10 here, just rolled 36k today. Like others havin said, its all in how you treat them and the maintenance you perform.

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Old 09-16-2012, 08:44 AM   #17
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #18
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I was wondering how long or how many miles on average one can ride a camaro 5th gen before it starts having too many problems to drive around?

I am sure somebody else already has asked... But I am genuinely curious
depends how much money you want to spend. I'd guess about 15 years or so unless you garage it and only drive it on occasional weekends in the summer. if you use it for normal driving, you'll most likely get nickle'd and dime'd to death and start seeing rust problems at 15-20 years. so unless you want to spend large sums of money on it I'd figure 15 years if you take care of it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #19
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Good question, but a lot of factors.

1 - how well is it maintained? most important question!
2 - highway or city miles?
3 - winter stored?
4 - driven in the rain?
5 - trailering anything? Ever?
6 - parked outside or inside?

And on and on.

I can assure you that almost no one on this site will ever drive their Camaros as severly as they are tested. For example, your Camaro was tested with a driver and passengers plus weight in the trunk for a lot of miles.

Look at some of the test roads GM has shown in posted videos, the cold environments.

Anyone remember the series of videos GM released showing the egineers doing their best work on GM cars and trucks?

Testing in the hottest, coldest and most severe conditions on some roads you would never even consider driving your cars on.

That being said, take care of your car, maintain it well, keep it clean, no accidents and it will last a long, long time.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #20
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90,000!!!! how the hell you can do that? Even if it's 2010 drive 30,000 a year! That's a lot of driving!!!

Some guy i was talking to yesterday had 110k on his '10 lol
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:50 AM   #21
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I've got 57,000 and have done nothing other than performance mods, oil changes, tires and brakes, did I say tires, lots of tires
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:09 AM   #22
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Im hoping I will be as lucky as two guys I know who have 2001 and 2003 chevy trucks with 350,000 and still driving around to work and daily driving. I change my oil every 3000 and try to keep 93 oct in her even though Im not required to.....Long live the camaro!
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:10 AM   #23
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Btw Im hitting 25000 this week shes a year old last friday!!!
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:25 PM   #24
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Keep up with your maintenance and your Camaro should make it over 200k easily without needing any major work. Unless you pound it hard driving.

Every GM and other vehicles I have had, have made close to and some have gone over 200k without needing any major repairs. My 2004 Nissan Xterra has 207k miles on it and the only big repairs I have had to do is timing belt and AC unit. Those weren't that pricey really. I used it hard too, traveling the country in it and it's seen many mountains in the US. We are heavy campers.

My GMC Sonoma made it to 230k and the only major repair it ever needed was to replace the AC unit. I gave it to my father in 2004 with 183k on it and he used it until 2009. It would have lasted longer but his girlfriend who actually shouldn't be allowed to drive. Pulled out in front of a truck and got t-boned, totaling the truck.

I am glad he wasn't in the truck with her because the only reason she survived was because she was on the opposite side from where it was hit.

Some drivers don't get that minor maintenance isn't just a guideline. It's there to keep your car running. Just keeping your oil changed isn't enough. Transmission oil, all your filters, radiator flushes will keep your car running like a top for as long as you want it to.

All I do is keep up with minor maintenance when it's due. I do my oil changes between 3-5k miles on my vehicles. My Camaro gets oil changed at 5k. I use Mobil 1 oil and Mobil 1 oil filter. Getting ready to change oil the other parts of my car next month and put better products in.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:40 AM   #25
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I am hearing 100 years or 1 mill miles, whichever comes first.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:08 PM   #26
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as others have said, it'll last forever if you take care of it. Mine is babied and maintained regularly, although I do drive her a lot. I expect this car to be my daily driver for the next ten years or 300,000 miles. So my 2017 50th anniversary Z/28 can sit in the garage until weekends.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:45 PM   #27
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I got mine in December of '92 and currently have 63k miles and have had no issues at all. Knock on wood. Just oil changes, brake pads, and tires. The only repair work has been body related due to dumb drives. (and I include myself in that description)
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #28
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Mine is just over three years old and has 106,500 miles on it. I keep up on the maintenance and have not had any "real" problems.

I have two issues. One is the heated seat for the drive stopped working recently. The other is I need to replace my cam shaft position sensors.

Other than that, nothing has gone wrong. Things have been good.
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