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Old 03-07-2009, 01:54 AM   #1
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Talking Manual or Automatic Transmission w/ your V6??

Hey guys,

Just wondering what you guys ordered with your new camaro, the auto w/ tapshift or just the 6 speed manual. pros and cons on both?

I ordered a 2LT RS w/ the auto tapshift.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:57 AM   #2
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The main con the auto V6'ers bitch about is that there no Limited Slip Differential

That's the only con I see, the V6 Camaro is a marvel
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:57 AM   #3
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No LSD on the auto V6.
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:00 AM   #4
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Im gettin the good old manual its just funner to drive to me and if it ever came down to a race much much better (that is if you know how to drive)
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:11 AM   #5
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I'll be getting the manual, but both are good.
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:40 PM   #6
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gearing in the auto is designed for mpg, not mph, unfortunately. still cool though.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:22 AM   #7
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At first I was leaning towards a manual, but if I turn my current daily driver into a manual than I think I will get my camaro in automatic. I like the idea of the tap shift, better mileage, and above all the remote start. But the down side is no factory LSD:(
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:12 AM   #8
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does the 2LT RS automatic transmission come with a factory installed remote start? or is that an add on option??
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:14 AM   #9
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when i get mine i have to get an auto because my wife want's to use it and she can't drive standard.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:43 AM   #10
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bluch: It is an option, with the convenience and connectivity package, which also gives you bluetooth and steering wheel mounted audio controls. note that remote start is an auto-only option.
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bluch: It is an option, with the convenience and connectivity package, which also gives you bluetooth and steering wheel mounted audio controls. note that remote start is an auto-only option.
Kind of true. All items from the C&C are standard on 2LT, which is the trim he was asking about. On a 1LT you would be 100% correct though. And yes, 2LT comes with remote start too, if you get an auto.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:09 PM   #12
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sweeet. thats what i have a 2LT auto trans. so remote start for me! excellent. thanks for the info
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #13
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when i get mine i have to get an auto because my wife want's to use it and she can't drive standard.
if you want a manual, teach her how to drive one. that way, you both get what you want!
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:51 PM   #14
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The main con the auto V6'ers bitch about is that there no Limited Slip Differential

That's the only con I see, the V6 Camaro is a marvel
Limited slip is overrated in my opinion... I have had both and to tell the truth i would rather drive a car without LSD...
But that is just my opinion.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:06 PM   #15
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My wife can't drive a stick so Im getting a.......................STICK
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:11 PM   #16
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I'm getting the manual for a couple of different reasons.

First, I'm bored with automatics...all but 1 of the 9 vehicles I've owned over the past 15 years were automatics and the only one I truly enjoyed driving was the 1 manual, yes - even in traffic. Second, most people (younger, not my elders) can't drive a stick...I figure that alone is worth it to me because my Camaro is less likely to be stolen than someone's with an automatic.

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Old 03-13-2009, 07:25 PM   #17
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I had an '02 Camaro SS and an '05 Vette. Both Manuals.....My feeling is that if you have a sports car an auto tranny is a blasphemy. Besides the fact that mechanically the manual has less chance of mechanical shortfalls as well as having more gumption off the line...

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Old 03-13-2009, 09:45 PM   #18
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Ha - good one!

Gettin' an automatic - driving around on Long Island in a stick is only fun on a Sunday morning and this wil be an everyday driver. Sitting in traffic with a stick gets old real quick.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:19 PM   #19
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Auto for me. Already have a six speed manual. Knee is not what it used to be and if it gives I can still drive the Camaro.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:49 PM   #21
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I am getting a 2LT/RS automatic, I really thought about the stick, I have had Camaros in the past with both and the stick is certainly more fun, but the traffic in Phoenix can be brutal so I decided to make it simple.
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I had an '02 Camaro SS and an '05 Vette. Both Manuals.....My feeling is that if you have a sports car an auto tranny is a blasphemy. Besides the fact that mechanically the manual has less chance of mechanical shortfalls as well as having more gumption off the line...

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lots of sports cars now, mainly in europe, are only offered in auto. the automatic transmissions nowadays are quite a bit better than the slushboxes of old.
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lots of sports cars now, mainly in europe, are only offered in auto. the automatic transmissions nowadays are quite a bit better than the slushboxes of old.
Yeah... But I still like driving stick. So much more fun, so much more control.
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Auto. It will be my every day driver and living in the D.C. area there can be lots of stop and go traffic and I just don't want to mess with a manual. I've done it in the past and don't want to. I have remote start on the other car and like it. Remote start is only available with the auto. A good auto will shift better them most drivers. I'm not looking to chirp the tires in every gear.
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