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Old 03-20-2009, 06:39 PM   #18
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Looks like Motor Trend's drivers are better than Edmunds.. either that or that GPS testing meter Edmunds uses isn't very good...

I love what MT said about the V6, makes me glad I am getting it.!!!

The stopping distiance for the V6 and the SS are almost identical.. must be the difference in the weight...
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:42 PM   #19
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Did anyone take note of the fine print in Motortrend's test times for the SS manual? They were all done with the launch control on and the writer actually stated "We found, however, that in skilled hands the car is quicker when human-launched. "This baby has launch control" is a great bragging line, though."

The Edmund's review definitely seems unreliable, given GM's numbers and Motortrend's being on-par with each other. I was hoping for better skidpad #s though. Oh well, at least they're as good as a G35 coupe--not bad for a heavier car.

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Old 03-20-2009, 06:44 PM   #20
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What worries me is the subpar interior reviews, not so much the 0-60 time.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:52 PM   #21
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Did anyone take note of the fine print in Motortrend's test times for the SS manual? They were all done with the launch control on and the writer actually stated "We found, however, that in skilled hands the car is quicker when human-launched. "This baby has launch control" is a great bragging line, though."

The Edmund's review definitely seems unreliable, given GM's numbers and Motortrends being on-par with each other. I was hoping for better skidpad #s though. Oh well, at least they're as good as a G35 coupe--not bad for a heavier car.
Edmunds really needs to hire better drivers..
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:52 PM   #22
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Lets have Dale Jr test the Camaro and his staff to see what numbers they have.

I think he is pretty good driver
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:56 PM   #23
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What worries me is the subpar interior reviews, not so much the 0-60 time.
I too WAS worried about the interior of the Camaro.... until I sat in one. It's more of a personal preference thing. All I really cared to hear about were the numbers to see how far off they were from GM's. And I got the info that I needed. Relying on these reviewers to give me their opinions on the interior is about as useless as listening to a movie review. For example, no reviewer ever gave "Super Troopers" four stars, but that's my favorite movie. Just my .02
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:01 PM   #24
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For example, no reviewer ever gave "Super Troopers" four stars, but that's my favorite movie.
True, but Super Troopers didn't cost 38K, and you don't have to watch it everyday. Since I don't get to test my 0-60 legally all that often, the interior is pretty important.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:02 PM   #25
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I dont see why they gave these cars with cloth panels again, did you guys read the comment on that?
Anways is great to see the Camaro go drifting around that skidpad
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:08 PM   #26
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I too WAS worried about the interior of the Camaro.... until I sat in one. It's more of a personal preference thing. All I really cared to hear about were the numbers to see how far off they were from GM's. And I got the info that I needed. Relying on these reviewers to give me their opinions on the interior is about as useless as listening to a movie review. For example, no reviewer ever gave "Super Troopers" four stars, but that's my favorite movie. Just my .02
My wife and I both sat in a new Camaro last weekend at the auto show, I certainly did not see anything that caused me to think "sub-par interior", I had no problems with the interior. I think overall Motor Trend really loved the new Camaro, Edmunds I could care less about.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:08 PM   #27
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:15 PM   #28
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HAHAHAH, launch control makes it SLOWER. what a shocker
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31000 for ss1 no options and who in the hell would buy a SS1 V6 for kids SS1 for girls LS3 the only way to go G8 Gxp 200lbs more my bad so lets think here 200lb more 27 less hp so 5 tenths slower now 373 gear now mabe 3tenths slower 4 door car sad so so sad
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:20 PM   #29
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I've seen .91 and .90 also for skid pad numbers. and .93 for the v6
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:39 PM   #30
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Just remember, these are the official numbers and should be the gospel as to what the Camaro is and is not capable of, regardless of the test conditions and/or the driver. That was/is the standard of measurement when talking about other makes and models like the Mustang and the Challenger, so we need to be consistent in how we use magazine review numbers.

I don't care what someone else is able to get out of the car on an actual track, these numbers MUST be used whenever a comparison is being made on the internet. Agreed?

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A set of esses ahead, the steering rouses to attention, arcing right and left with fluid precision. The slightest dead spot resides on-center, but otherwise the helm and its 15.7:1 ratio communicate clearly. So does the Track Pack chassis, whose unique struts, rear lower control arm, and rear anti-roll bar, not to mention stiffer dampers and rear springs, minimize body movement to levels previously unseen in a factory Mustang GT. Maximum lateral grip is a tenacious 0.95 g.
Well, looks like we will need to keep the Camaro on the dragstrip. Afterall, if the 2010 Mustang GT is only a one-trick quarter-mile pony with it's handling numbers, the Camaro is going to be downright dangerous!

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:42 PM   #31
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can someone explain what this exactly means ''The combination is good for drama-free 0-60-mph sprints of 5 seconds (or 4.7 seconds with a 1-foot rollout like on a drag strip).''
read it at edmunds. thanks
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can someone explain what this exactly means ''The combination is good for drama-free 0-60-mph sprints of 5 seconds (or 4.7 seconds with a 1-foot rollout like on a drag strip).''
read it at edmunds. thanks
at the track, the time doesn't start until you move about 1', depending on how you stage.
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Well, looks like we will need to keep the Camaro on the dragstrip, afterall, if the 2010 Mustang GT is only a one-trick quarter-mile pony with it's handling numbers, the Camaro is going to be downright dangerous!
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:17 PM   #34
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Edmunds didn't give the camaro as good of a review as I had hoped and I agree motor trend whooped it up, even posted some better times. I know I will be extremely thrilled with mine. This wait though is killing me....
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