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Old 03-20-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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Motor Trend Magazine Review - First Test: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro




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Camaro fanboys and fangirls, you've waited long enough. For seven years, since its demise in 2002, you've been pining for your beloved pony, the {{{Chevrolet Camaro}}}. Through it all, you've suffered the heartache of loss, the tease of comeback buzz, the frustration of rumors and misinformation, and, finally, the bittersweet agony of anticipation.

Your patience, boys and girls, has been rewarded. Big-time. In fact, let's just cut open the award envelope right now. The Oscar for Best Fulfillment of Ponycar Hopes & Dreams goes to...Chevrolet [standing ovation, cheers, applause, whoops and hollering, delirious tears]. "You like me! You like me! You really like me!" Yes, reborn 2010 Camaro, we do. An awful lot. (Sorry, but we're going to plant the kiss on Halle Berry anyway.)






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Old 03-20-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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Seems like it would out handle the Mustang, not the other way around.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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YES!! First page = WIN for the Camaro
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:54 PM   #4
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So MotorTrend clocked the V8: 0-60 at 4.6 sec!!!!!????
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:06 PM   #5
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is there a vid in this one?
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:13 PM   #6
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The IBM looks gorgous!
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:31 PM   #7
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Wow. Huge props for the 6 as a true sports car. I claimed it wasn't a true sports car, it was a pony car. I was wrong.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:39 PM   #8
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.93 for the v-6 and .90 for the v8.... I know someone who might be eating some words....
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:45 PM   #9
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The manual vs automatic pontification will start again. MT rates the auto faster to 60 while the others put the manual faster (although some recorded best times of about 5). Just goes to prove that regardless of tranny this is a fast car.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:54 PM   #10
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:55 PM   #11
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Totally great right up am really happy!!! TJ IBM does look great!!!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:01 PM   #13
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Now the rest of the world knows about the camaro and not just us die hards. Bet the dealerships will be busy tomarrow, maybe not so much at the Dodge and Ford dealerships.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:13 PM   #14
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Chevrolet has pulled off a near-masterstroke.

The new Camaro excels by almost every objective and subjective measure: design, power, handling, efficiency, comfort, convenience, safety, and, perhaps most important of all, accessibility to the Camaro faithful.

Sure, it would've been news enough if Chevy had simply built an A-plus Camaro, but that would've mattered little if it'd been priced out of the reach of us paycheck-by-paycheck mortals.

The headline news: The new, fifth-generation Camaro delivers on all fronts. Base price for the V-6 edition is just $22,995 -- and that car is by no means a rental-fleet special.

A nicely outfitted, fire-breathing, V-8-powered Camaro SS can be yours for around $35K.

Go ahead, cry some more joyful tears.


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V6ers can hold their heads up high, sub 6 second 0-60, stopping distances on par to the brembo SS's
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:37 PM   #17
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I agree. I'm SO glad I picked this color!
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:52 PM   #18
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:08 PM   #19
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I'm loving this...God, it has been such a long road.

I'm just happy we're finally getting there.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:14 PM   #20
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I'm loving this...God, it has been such a long road.

I'm just happy we're finally getting there.


I think this is definitely a day for celebration, long anticipated.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:04 PM   #21
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Well this makes me feel better than the Edmunds editors, but sadly they didn't give any info on the interior, where Edmunds criticized the poor materials and bad ergonomics.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:23 PM   #22
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hey guys I just read the review:
the V6 =
The V8 =

Though I it seems 13.0 flat at about 111 mph is the norm. Hmm it seem the 3.45 gears combined with 28.7" tall tires, makes the camaro soft off the line. I am happy, this shows with bolt ons one might be able to get low 12's without sacrificing fuel economy. But the Camaro needs 3.73 gears ASAP.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:29 PM   #23
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Did anyone else noticed that they named the engines wrong? They say the Auto gets the LS3 and the Manual gets the L99. Last I heard, it was the other way around.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:35 PM   #24
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V6ers can hold their heads up high, sub 6 second 0-60, stopping distances on par to the brembo SS's
Very true! I for one would not be ashamed to own one with a V6 in it!

Keep in mind tho, the brembos are not just for stopping in short distance, but if they were to drive the V6 and the SS on a roadcourse track where you would use the brakes a lot in cornering, the brakes would fade and fall on their face fast compared to the Brembo's.. which is really the main purpose of the better brakes.

Anyways, I am very impressed with the V6.. I think with a great driver, in good conditions we should be seeing them running near the 14.0-14.2 area!

And for the SS.. with it's MPH in the 1/4.. we should be seeing 12.7-12.9 second runs pretty easily out of them as well!
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Well this makes me feel better than the Edmunds editors, but sadly they didn't give any info on the interior, where Edmunds criticized the poor materials and bad ergonomics.
Edmunds also bent over backwards to write it in the most criticizing way possible - this article made me feel much better.
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