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Old 01-02-2009, 01:38 PM   #596
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So can you describe anything else other than "nice ride" since you got to drive it? How was the stick/clutch? Smoothe? I'm no pro at driving a stick and wonder how it rates on the difficulty.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:41 PM   #597
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So can you describe anything else other than "nice ride" since you got to drive it? How was the stick/clutch? Smoothe? I'm no pro at driving a stick and wonder how it rates on the difficulty.
The more HP you have, the easier it is to learn/drive a stick. That's the truth.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:44 PM   #598
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man!!!! so you cant get a cyber grey engine cover???? guess i better call and take that off my order
this is straight from the 2009 GMPP catalog

Engine Cover Kits
High performance and high style have always mixed with Camaro
enthusiasts. You can give your Camaro’s V-6 or V-8 engine a stylish,
show-quality upgrade with our gorgeous engine cover kits.
They’re available to match most exterior colors, allowing you
to complement or contrast the color choices to suit your style.
Match the engine cover with one of the color-coordinated
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The engine cover kits are easy to install and are easily removed
when service is required. They don’t interfere with oil fill or other
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:54 PM   #599
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So can you describe anything else other than "nice ride" since you got to drive it? How was the stick/clutch? Smoothe? I'm no pro at driving a stick and wonder how it rates on the difficulty.
The ride was smooth, pretty much what you would expect from a current model vehicle. Not too harsh, even with the 20" wheels and low profile tires. We had both windows down, but the wind noise wasn't bad at all. The wind was minimal inside the car when we were moving too. My 14 year old son was in the back seat and he said it wasn't blowing in his face much at all. Drove the car on a couple different roads at speeds up to 60 mph.

The clutch is very easy. I got used to it immediately. I let the clutch out in Bryans gravel driveway almost at idle so I wouldn't throw any rocks, and the car didn't sputter or start to stall. Once you get a feel for where it starts to grab upon pedal release, you're golden. Very much like what my 2002 Z06 felt like. Just for reference purposes, my wife learned to drive the Z06 in about 10 minutes and then drove it all the time without any problems. Shifter throw is smooth and relatively short. The clutch pedal is very light, actually lighter than my preference. I'm more used to the one in my 71 Vette, which takes a lot more pedal effort. I like it a little heavier, but as long as it bites good, I can live with the lighter pedal.

With regards to the ergonomics, I'm 6'2" and didn't need the seat all the way back. A lot more room than I expected. There was also probably 3" of clearance over the top of my head, and he said the seat will go lower. Visibility is good, but you need to watch the right rear corrner if you're backing in to a parking space. No different than any of the first or second gen cars I've owned.

I would have liked the car to be louder, but that's easily fixed. Even my wife thought it was too quiet. I don't know how much the shorty headers would change the tone or sound level, but I'm thinking a set of 2 chamber Flowmasters would be just about right.

Lastly, the view out the windshield when you're driving is great. Very much an old muscle car feel to it. It was a blast.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #600
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^^ sounds great!!
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:11 PM   #601
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Now that's more like it!!! Thanks! No detail is too small!
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:15 PM   #602
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I have to say, that first video is now my absolute favorite picture/video of this car period. I have played it about 20 times now and it makes me want my car RIGHT NOW! That is beautiful. Thanks for the video.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:12 PM   #603
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OK. I'll fess up. I drove it too. Nice ride. That definitely clinched it for me. I'll be placing my order shortly. I refrained from trying to replicate the burnout I did in my 69 though. Don't want to be the first guy to break one.
Okay, I don't hate you as someone said earlier, but I will admit I am very envious of you.

Not only do you own a beautiful '69, which sounds great by the way, but you got to DRIVE the '10 1SS, some guys have all the luck....
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:25 PM   #604
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Question how did you like the standard headlights? It is my only hang up wether or not I should order the RS
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:34 PM   #605
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Thanks for the great pictures and videos! Heather, back here in Toronto, it is snowing as we speak. Drive safe!
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:50 PM   #606
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Question how did you like the standard headlights? It is my only hang up wether or not I should order the RS
Me too. When driving back from Vegas to Phoenix at night. I noticed how cool it was to see a couple unique HID headlights. Makes me really consider the RS package now.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:05 PM   #607
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yes I know but 1200 or 1450 is a lot for hids cuz the rims aren't that diff
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:06 PM   #608
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yes I know but 1200 or 1450 is a lot for hids cuz the rims aren't that diff
That's why I wish the ordering was more like the Mustang. From what I read on the mustang, you can just order the HID's seperately for around $495 or something like that. Wish we could do that here.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:24 PM   #609
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I chose not to get the RS package because it only really offered the HID lamps. The dealer ensured me that there will be after market kits for these. Just like everyhing else, the cutouts are there to replace the lamps. There isnt any special wiring or power requirements for the HID's.

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Old 01-02-2009, 07:19 PM   #610
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I chose not to get the RS package because it only really offered the HID lamps. The dealer ensured me that there will be after market kits for these. Just like everyhing else, the cutouts are there to replace the lamps. There isnt any special wiring or power requirements for the HID's.
not so true. go read up on the extensive hid vs regular headlights threads.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:34 PM   #611
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Question how did you like the standard headlights? It is my only hang up wether or not I should order the RS
Good luck on getting an answer. I ask way back and never got one.
I did get a reply from #3 on his page and he seemed very happy with the standard headlights.
We can always put in Silverstar Ultra's or Philips X-treme Power bulbs.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:36 PM   #612
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Good luck on getting an answer. I ask way back and never got one.
I did get a reply from #3 on his page and he seemed very happy with the standard headlights.
We can always put in Silverstar Ultra's or Philips X-treme Power bulbs.
But don't you want to spend the extra $1000 for RED SS emblems?
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