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Old 03-20-2009, 09:15 PM   #51
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I am not suprised that the braking distances are about the same. Breaking distance is more about tires than the brakes. The brakes handle constency and fade more than anything else in teh braking process. As almost all brakes are strong enough to lock up the tires, as far as distance, the tires matter most. This is not to say that the brembos are useless, they will perform better in repeated braking, and are far better in heavy use.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:31 PM   #52
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Maybe the "Driving Enthusiasts" that Chevy says it's targeting with the SS don't obsess over interior material quality or that the opening for the trunk is laughably small. "Driving Enthusiast" is Chevy-speak for traditional Camaro guys. But the so-called "Life Enthusiasts" (?) that Chevy wants to check out the V6 models might be a bit more finicky. But then, scads of people bought Mustangs even when that car's interior was made of synthetic cheese, so....
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:40 PM   #53
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which article said the steering wheel hurt your hand ?
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The steering wheel, which is so overly styled as to be terribly uncomfortable, is a little bigger than we'd like — another attribute that makes the Camaro seem larger than it is.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:43 PM   #54
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ok for the most part of these reviews the camaro out right kills the competition, Because is faster. 0-60 and 1/4 mile is all that matters in US of A, for the most part.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:54 PM   #55
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i never trust anything until i try it (that's just one guys opinion, notice no one else out of like 9 reviews said that, they didn't even mention teh steering wheel actually)

you have your opinion but, i would hold off judgment on how the steering wheel FEELS until you actually drive it

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Read my post. I said I would reserve judgment until I experienced one myself.

The other reviews don't spend much time talking about the interior, or anything other than performance.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:10 PM   #57
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lol seriously unless one takes there new camaro to the drag strip or is braking the law, no one is going to be impressed by the numbers, its all about intimidation I say.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:11 PM   #58
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Notice what is missing from all of the reviews, mention of wheel hop. That is a very good sign.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:19 PM   #59
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Notice what is missing from all of the reviews, mention of wheel hop. That is a very good sign.
Yes, this is very promising... Glad to see there is not even a mention of it.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:23 PM   #60
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Read my post. I said I would reserve judgment until I experienced one myself.

The other reviews don't spend much time talking about the interior, or anything other than performance.
i realize. i was just re-iterating all love here
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:56 PM   #61
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I find it VERY interesting that the M6 SS 426 hp runs 13.0 @ 111, the GT500 500 hp 12.9 @ 112. Now I know, the GT500 will do ALOT more with 2K in mods vs the SS, but this just goes to show that's a pretty even starting point...Needless to say, those folks that are trying to compare the SS with the Mustang GT are grasping at straws...

FYI the Mustang GT already has a "track pack" , a pedderized SS with aftermarket wheels and tires (track pack) will blow the GT's handling and braking #'s out of the water.

I'll say this though, when/if the Mustang gets its 400hp V8, this is gonna get REAL interesting...
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:58 PM   #62
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Notice what is missing from all of the reviews, mention of wheel hop. That is a very good sign.
I noticed the same thing, definitely a good sign!
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Yup, sounds like the Camaro is pretty easy to launch and drag well. Usually reviews talk about how they found the best procedure, and it usually has some difficulty. Not here. Cheers!
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:44 AM   #64
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I find it VERY interesting that the M6 SS 426 hp runs 13.0 @ 111, the GT500 500 hp 12.9 @ 112. Now I know, the GT500 will do ALOT more with 2K in mods vs the SS, but this just goes to show that's a pretty even starting point...Needless to say, those folks that are trying to compare the SS with the Mustang GT are grasping at straws...

FYI the Mustang GT already has a "track pack" , a pedderized SS with aftermarket wheels and tires (track pack) will blow the GT's handling and braking #'s out of the water.

I'll say this though, when/if the Mustang gets its 400hp V8, this is gonna get REAL interesting...
Yes but lets not compare a GT500 which is in a greater price bracket than a 2SS... and with all that extra dough im sure the Camaro will be able to let the GT500 know how overmatched it really is...
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:08 AM   #65
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Why am I not suprised that the usual Mustang-driving suspects are already out in force cherry-picking test results & numbers. Soon enough we will get legitimate comparison tests where the two cars are put SIDE BY SIDE for fair competition, with the same drivers on the same track under the same conditions. Then we'll see who falls where in the pecking order, but by all means have fun in the meantime with your INTERNET BENCH RACING.
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:58 AM   #66
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Why am I not suprised that the usual Mustang-driving suspects are already out in force cherry-picking test results & numbers. Soon enough we will get legitimate comparison tests where the two cars are put SIDE BY SIDE for fair competition, with the same drivers on the same track under the same conditions. Then we'll see who falls where in the pecking order, but by all means have fun in the meantime with your INTERNET BENCH RACING.
Gonna be FUN TIMES, eh?
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:27 AM   #67
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If you aren't a regular, then check the person's post count and join date before making comments. I hold garagelogic in a high regard for his great posts and insights despite constant attacking (hey I've thrown some punches, I can't help it!). In the end of the day, don't make a blanket comment unless you know what you're talking about.
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Is it just me, or does it look a little out of control in the slalom? It almost looks like a frantic attempt to regain control and they just happened to fly through the cones. Given that most reviews said this car feels planted and pretty easy to handle, I'm sure that isn't really the case, but that's how it looks.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:42 PM   #69
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Ever autocross before? It's pretty much like that.
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Yes I have, but it just looked less composed than other cars I've seen in other Edmunds slalom test videos. And of course, that isn't the case, since the Camaro's poise and stability were pretty much universally praised. Guess its just me.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:11 PM   #71
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Yes I have, but it just looked less composed than other cars I've seen in other Edmunds slalom test videos. And of course, that isn't the case, since the Camaro's poise and stability were pretty much universally praised. Guess its just me.
It's just you.. The Camaro is easily one of the best slalom performers in its class with only the 370z able to match...
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Not that I wouldn't mind the feeling of being on the razor edge of control and just happening to slide through all the gates. That sort of action is pretty much the point of the Camaro anyway.
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I find it VERY interesting that the M6 SS 426 hp runs 13.0 @ 111, the GT500 500 hp 12.9 @ 112. Now I know, the GT500 will do ALOT more with 2K in mods vs the SS, but this just goes to show that's a pretty even starting point...Needless to say, those folks that are trying to compare the SS with the Mustang GT are grasping at straws...

FYI the Mustang GT already has a "track pack" , a pedderized SS with aftermarket wheels and tires (track pack) will blow the GT's handling and braking #'s out of the water.

I'll say this though, when/if the Mustang gets its 400hp V8, this is gonna get REAL interesting...
I think what you are seeing is that the 13.0 @ 111 for the camaro is at the top of what they will get for it stock .. the 12.9 @ 112 is near the bottom of what they got for the Gt500 stock ...

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I think what you are seeing is that the 13.0 @ 111 for the camaro is at the top of what they will get for it stock .. the 12.9 @ 112 is near the bottom of what they got for the Gt500 stock ...

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12.9 is a slow 1/4 mile time for the GT500 stock for an 09 the average was around 12.5 and the best stock was under 12.3....and then you have to consider the upgrades on the 2010 model.


Both good cars though
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12.9 is a slow 1/4 mile time for the GT500 stock for an 09 the average was around 12.5 and the best stock was under 12.3....and then you have to consider the upgrades on the 2010 model.


Both good cars though
Most mags were in the 12.6-13.0 second range for the GT500. The only person that got 12.3 was Evan Smith, but he is the same guy that ran 12.8 in a '98 Z28. I bet he'll run 12.6 or so in the SS if he gets to test it.

Regardless, the 'GT500 is about $48,000, so it's not an SS competitor for most people.
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