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Old 12-01-2008, 12:10 PM   #1
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Switched to Manual

I did it today! after much consideration I feel manual is the way to go for myself.. also got the hurst short throw (and am hoping for the leather knob as I haven't heard any confirmation as to what kind of shift knob will come with it and neither did the dealer)

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Old 12-01-2008, 12:33 PM   #2
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I'm sure you'll love it!!!

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Old 12-01-2008, 12:52 PM   #4
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Definitely going to have more fun cruzing w/ the 6-speed bro

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what did you order anyways? and where from?
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:02 PM   #5
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what did you order anyways? and where from?
I haven't ordered yet....

I'm waiting till late 2009/early 2010. I want to see what the next gen engines we've been hearing about have to offer. Also I'll be debt free except the house by then so that helps.

As far as who I'll order from here locally? All I can really say is stay away from Coggin. They are awful awful. I've been taken by them more times than I care to admit. Mostly on repair work. They know nothing about the camaro as of the last time I went in to the sales office to talk with them.

I'd look into the dealership in Saint Augustine, or maybe a bit further south.

I've heard a few good things about the dealer in Palatka and Middleburg also.

Have you talked to any dealers yet?
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:23 PM   #6
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i talked to coggin in orange park - wasn't pleased...

Ended up going to jerry hamm on atlantic, $MSRP-any discounts available to me (military) i was #5 of 6 on their allotment list, but first one to actually order

i'll let you know how the whole process goes w/ them
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I did it today! after much consideration I feel manual is the way to go for myself.. also got the hurst short throw (and am hoping for the leather knob as I haven't heard any confirmation as to what kind of shift knob will come with it and neither did the dealer)

final car specs.

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If you are looking for support about your decision.... BAM! You kicked it up a notch! Way to Man-Up!
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:38 PM   #8
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Good choice! The level of excitement in the experience of driving a manual delivers can't be matched by any automatic...

Liking what you ordered too.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:47 PM   #9
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:03 PM   #10
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i talked to coggin in orange park - wasn't pleased...

Ended up going to jerry hamm on atlantic, $MSRP-any discounts available to me (military) i was #5 of 6 on their allotment list, but first one to actually order

i'll let you know how the whole process goes w/ them
I haven't talked to any dealers yet - my '96 is still going strong. But I bought my last 2 cars (both Camaros) from Crest Chevrolet--and from the same salesman. But he's not there anymore. Haven't been to the new Jerry Hamm on Phillips at Emerson.
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:15 PM   #11
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Now you can do that little rev in between gears
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I did it today! after much consideration I feel manual is the way to go for myself.. also got the hurst short throw (and am hoping for the leather knob as I haven't heard any confirmation as to what kind of shift knob will come with it and neither did the dealer)

final car specs.

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Nice car. LS3 is for me.

I have a lot of reasons to get an automatic. Just - can't - do - it!

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I haven't ordered yet....

I'm waiting till late 2009/early 2010. I want to see what the next gen engines we've been hearing about have to offer. Also I'll be debt free except the house by then so that helps.

As far as who I'll order from here locally? All I can really say is stay away from Coggin. They are awful awful. I've been taken by them more times than I care to admit. Mostly on repair work. They know nothing about the camaro as of the last time I went in to the sales office to talk with them.

I'd look into the dealership in Saint Augustine, or maybe a bit further south.

I've heard a few good things about the dealer in Palatka and Middleburg also.

Have you talked to any dealers yet?
What next engines have you been hearing about?
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What next engines have you been hearing about?

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Old 12-11-2008, 06:19 AM   #17
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Any news about the Gen V? How many more horses? etc..
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or the ever-awesome down-shift!
Or that lovely little tire chirp when you shift to 2nd and 3rd even at low speed. Man, I think I'm gonna have to change too....just want to be sure so I'm still tossing around the pros and cons in my head.
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Any news about the Gen V? How many more horses? etc..
We don't know that much about them.
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I've been going back and forth myself about the same thing. I have a Blk/Blk 2SS/RS ordered with the 6AT but think I'm going to change order to the 6MT. I know it's cheaper and faster and funner, but the wife can't drive a stick (hopefully she can learn)and I'll have to get myself another car (3rd) for winters here in Michigan. And, remote start and Paddle Shifters are nice...
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Any news about the Gen V? How many more horses? etc..
I would bet money development will be cut back on them a few years being that the C7 is delayed (and they are on the brink of disaster). Its possible GM would drop this new engine into the C6 which would mean the Camaro would get it the year after... The earliest would be probably 2012.

Sorry, like the Z28 seems like Vaporware to me, and not worth the wait, you could be waiting forever and thats less time to enjoy what you could have now. gtahvit however waiting to be debt free, that is a smart move. Good luck!
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I don't know if any of you other fence sitters has had a stick and then an auto in the past, but I have, and I'll tell you I think those memories might be the decider for me. My '85 Z28 was auto and the entire time I owned it I missed not being able to bang gears. It just wasn't what a V8 muscle car is about.

I've been dealing with the auto in my 350Z ok, but it's a ricer. I don't know, maybe that term isn't fair...it is very quick, but I don't consider it a muscle car. I do know I thought it was what I wanted, but shortly after buying it I realized it just wasn't me, it wasn't what I really wanted to be driving. At the time though there wasn't too much else out there except the Mustang GT.

PLUS, the wife can't drive a stick!!!!
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ive never had a stick before, but after driving my friends stick mustang a couple times, i figured its something i could get used to.

ive got many reasons i dont want an auto anymore, had a trans-line break miles away from home, if you drag race your gonna need a stall and a cooler, ls3 > l99 i want the most power i can get, and i dont like AFM sorry but i dont want to change the exhaust and then sound like a weedwacker going down the highway
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I don't know if any of you other fence sitters has had a stick and then an auto in the past, but I have, and I'll tell you I think those memories might be the decider for me. My '85 Z28 was auto and the entire time I owned it I missed not being able to bang gears. It just wasn't what a V8 muscle car is about.

I've been dealing with the auto in my 350Z ok, but it's a ricer. I don't know, maybe that term isn't fair...it is very quick, but I don't consider it a muscle car. I do know I thought it was what I wanted, but shortly after buying it I realized it just wasn't me, it wasn't what I really wanted to be driving. At the time though there wasn't too much else out there except the Mustang GT.

PLUS, the wife can't drive a stick!!!!

so.... you are comparing a v8 manual to a v-6 auto....



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ive got many reasons i dont want an auto anymore, had a trans-line break miles away from home, if you drag race your gonna need a stall and a cooler, ls3 > l99 i want the most power i can get, and i dont like AFM sorry but i dont want to change the exhaust and then sound like a weedwacker going down the highway

drive it and see. drive 2000 mile roundtrip with droning exhaust the whole way.
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Any news about the Gen V? How many more horses? etc..

They have direct injection. Big boost in efficiency. Can keep diplacement the same and boost horsepower, or lower displacement, maintain power, and increase fuel efficiency.

Will be a couple years, at least. They may get back-burnered with everything except the VOLT.
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