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Old 02-24-2011, 11:33 AM   #51
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Define a lot of complaints. If you really researched it, you would find it is a very small percentage of people that this bothers. This car looks great, handles great and rides really, really great!!

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Old 02-24-2011, 11:38 AM   #52
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Just wanted to chime in and mention, the camaro is a big and heavy car, hence the term "muscle" car. I just recently drove an SS, auto (dont laugh lol) and compared to my 350Z it didnt seem as responsive as my 350. Is the manual and auto totally different driving as far as getting on the gas? I really love the SS and am very much considering trading my Z in for one, a black one!

Just need to drive it a bit more to make a final decision. It is definitely much heavier turning quickly compare to my 350 as well, which is expected, as they are both totally different animals.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:42 AM   #53
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Large? Heavy?

Compared to anything smaller/lighter; yes. Compared to anything bigger/heavier; no. Just depends on your point of view, eh? Not too large, not too small, not too heavy, not too light.....juuussst right! (For me!)
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:43 AM   #54
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It's all relative. I'm looking at my lowered 2SS right now parked between a Dodge Caravan and a Chevy Silverado. It looks absolutely miniscule in comparison. Next in line is a Chevy Avalanche, a Pontiac GXP and an old S-10. My Camaro and the S-10 look about the same size. All the others are bigger cars to me.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:06 PM   #55
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The F-14 was big and heavy but it did the job Well and had power to spare,besides how many pilots bitched about the size? 0nly the F-5 pilots who where dual qual...The Camaro is big if you drive a GEO metro and is small if you drive a 65 Impala, but it was made with a Mission to do and Does it do the mission that you bought it for? Cubic inches is where SIZE matters,you either have it and can handle it or go back to playing with HotWheels cause its all Relative anyway
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:11 PM   #56
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It's definitely all relative. My last vehicle (which I traded in for my 2SS/RS) was a 2007 F-150 Supercab with a 6 foot bed. I got used to parking my truck in the garage, and got used to the huge amount of space it took up. Now when I park my Camaro in the garage, in the same spot where the truck used to be, it seems pretty small to me.

Honestly, I think it is exactly the way it is supposed to be. It's not a "sports car" (which should definitely be smaller and lighter, if it was), it's a "muscle car" (so it's supposed to be bulkier and beefier). The Camaro is exactly the way it should be. Well, it could do with losing a LITTLE bit of weight, of course, but the size and the fact that it's a heavier car is just because of what it is. A muscle car.

I think it's perfect, and mine turns heads and gets plenty of compliments wherever I go.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:20 PM   #57
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A lot of the articles I've read in magazines and online, along with many, many posts from people in this forum mention that the Camaro feels really large. I simply don't agree with that, to me the car seems just right. I have a full size Yukon XL and that feels like a big vehicle. Being a little larger I think helps the ride in the Camaro. I rented a Mustang a couple of years ago and that car beat the living hell out of me. Horrible riding car, cramped, and uncomfortable seating. The Mustang felt small and cheap.

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Old 02-27-2011, 12:14 PM   #58
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A lot of the articles I've read in magazines and online, along with many, many posts from people in this forum mention that the Camaro feels really large. I simply don't agree with that, to me the car seems just right. I have a full size Yukon XL and that feels like a big vehicle. Being a little larger I think helps the ride in the Camaro. I rented a Mustang a couple of years ago and that car beat the living hell out of me. Horrible riding car, cramped, and uncomfortable seating. The Mustang felt small and cheap.

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Old 02-27-2011, 12:17 PM   #59
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Yea, the new Camaro is too big, too powerful from the factory, and looks too attractive. What was GM thinking???
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:17 PM   #60
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Its about the size of a 70 Chevelle, an intermediate size car for back in the day.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:18 PM   #61
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Yea, the new Camaro is too big, too powerful from the factory, and looks too attractive. What was GM thinking???
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:36 PM   #62
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It seems the perfect size to me...
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:20 PM   #63
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Except for the rust and the engine problems, I don't see your point.
I had two (2), yes two (2), 1975 Cosworth Vegas. They didn't have the engine problems the standard Vega did, because they used forged pistons, rods and crank. Also, the Cosworth was a total aluminum engine, the standard had an iron head. The heat expansion differences between iron and aluminum contributed to the standard Vega's problems as well IMHO.

The Vega was technologically head and shoulders above the Ford Pinto at the time. GM should have known better not to use cast pistons in a sleeveless block. But the bean counters overruled the engineers, and took the cheap route on the standard Vega. There was nothing cheap about the Cosworth--it's sticker prices was almost $7,000--almost the same price I paid for my 73 Corvette.

The cast piston deal is one reason I'm leaning toward a forged motor for my SS before I go supercharged.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:40 PM   #64
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Yeah, it's a big honker. What is amazing is that it only has room for 2 real seats. My 6 year old grandson can't sit in the back unless I pull my seat too far forward to be comfortable. Way less rear seat room than my Mustang had. You would think they could have made 2-3 inches more in the back. Oh, well, still love it. I use my Honda to take more than myself and one other.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:52 PM   #65
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Large, big, heavy or small, I love my Camaro..
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:06 PM   #66
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Large?
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It's longer than my four door Wrangler! (174 vs. 190in!)
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:23 PM   #67
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Little pups stay on the porch...this is for big dogs only.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:43 PM   #68
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They are coming out of Honda Civics and Toyota Tercels.
They now are just coming to terms that they really can't handle a real car.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:48 PM   #69
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Can you imagine what these wimpy reviewers would be saying in the 60s if they had to review a 66 Catalina or 67 GTO. They would be pissing there pants out of fear.Because its just to big!

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Old 02-28-2011, 10:59 PM   #70
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Yeah, it's a big honker. What is amazing is that it only has room for 2 real seats. My 6 year old grandson can't sit in the back unless I pull my seat too far forward to be comfortable. Way less rear seat room than my Mustang had. You would think they could have made 2-3 inches more in the back. Oh, well, still love it. I use my Honda to take more than myself and one other.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:20 AM   #71
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You cant fit all that awesomeness in a Fiesta.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:10 AM   #72
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It seems the perfect size to me...
thats what she said... srry i couldnt resist...
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