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Old 08-25-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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Talking My Three 5th Gen Camaros!

I just got back from vacation to Colorado with my girl friend for only 6 days. As soon as I get off the plane in Colorado and see all the car rental places, I start to miss my car more then ever!! We pick Avis car rental. I'm at the counter renting the cheapest smallest car they have and they pull the up-sale on me, "would you like to upgrade to a midsize car?" I look and smile "not unless you have a Camaro!" I said jokingly. She smiles back and says "why yes we do!" I turned to my girlfriend with the biggest grin on my face. She said "your not really thinking about renting a Camaro are you?" So I rented a Camaro.

It turned out the only one that had out there at the time was a Black 2LT Automatic with California plates and a sun roof. Better then anything else in the parking lot by far so I was not complaining. Fast forward 20 mins after we left the airport and got the the 2nd red light. A guy pulls up next to me in a very nice Shelby gt500 and just gave me a thumbs up for nice car. My girlfriend said are you serious! People complement your car when its not even your car! I told her, Its because its a Camaro!

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After driving it a few days I definitely miss having a 2ss but loved the gas mileage. I enjoyed the paddle shifters but was still sad about the stock power. It felt like driving around a Cruze in a Camaro's body. It was the first V6 Auto I have driven so it was my first impressions. After having it for 4 days, we were driving back to the hotel and got a flat tire on the right aft tire. It handled well with a flat and to my surprise it had a spare in the back! So I changed out the wheel fast and was thinking well better the rental then mine back home, I hope I got the flats out of my system!

I took her back to the airport in the morning because I didn't want to drive around on a tiny wheel. I parked her in the parking lot and walking inside I saw what my heart truly desired to drive on vacation. A Red 2ss Automatic Convertible! I rushed inside and asked if it was taken yet. So I left the airport with a 2ss Vert! I only had 2 more days to enjoy this so we had to make every min count. She was nearly brand new, only 3000 miles on her. This was the first Auto V8 I have driven so I had to take it though its paces. I loved this car, almost made me want to get a vert only that I have so much work done to mine that it was realistically out of the question, but I can dream. Again people every where staring the car down, yelling nice car giving me thumbs up. I get it allot in my car but its unlike any others out there so I can understand it. This is just pure Camaro and people love it, and so do I. The only Con to it was because we only had it for a few days I refused to put the top up, so I got sunburn on the left half of my face bad and not so bad on the right side and nice sunglasses tan. It was very worth it!


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When I finaly got home and jumped in my Camaro and drove her around, I realized that I may love all Camaros but mine is still the best! After the trip my girlfriend, whos not a car person at all said "I am Camaro gril now, thanks to you!"

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All in all I just live, breath, love Camaros!
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:04 PM   #2
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I said jokingly. She smiles back and says "why yes we do!" I turned to my girlfriend with the biggest grin on my face. She said "your not really thinking about renting a Camaro are you?" So I rented a Camaro.

LMFAO HA HA HA THAT MADE MY DAY
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:47 PM   #3
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That was great! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:08 PM   #4
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Hope when I go to Las Vegas they have a SS for rent. can't get too far away from mine either; my GF calls it my 2nd mistress
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:14 PM   #5
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I just got back the stock power. It felt like driving around a Cruze in a Camaro's body.
a cruze..reallly???

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Old 08-25-2011, 02:22 PM   #6
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looks like you had an awesome time
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:44 PM   #7
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:06 PM   #8
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Great story. Thanks for sharing. I hope I can rent a Camaro on my next trip! About the V6. I'll bet you they had low octane gas in it. It really does make a difference. Of course then if you own one & give it a new exhaust & a good cold air intake it really wakes up a lot. Just sayin'.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:16 PM   #9
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a cruze..reallly???

What a surprise..another v6 hater
You know he can voice his opinion
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:22 PM   #10
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lucky... i tried to rent a camaro back in january when i was on vacation in florida. they reserved it for me and everything, when i got there to pick it up they said all of the camaros were sent back to the dealer because of some warranty bs. so i settled for a *cough* mustang.

I looked at buying a vert but out of my price range. if my jeep would have held out until spring i would have had a much bigger down payment and possibly a ss vert.

nice car btw
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:25 PM   #11
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Opinions are great..doubt he really thought it felt/drove like a cruze tho..probably sees posts about the 2012 having a cruze wheel so he said it feels like a cruze, but he was in an '11 or '10...I respect his opinion

My opinion is that he is a v6 hater..nothing wrong with that
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:42 PM   #12
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My opinion is that he is a v6 hater..nothing wrong with that
He's used to driving the SS so naturally he noticed a big difference when he "stepped down" to a V6. He didn't say he hated it.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:46 PM   #13
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Man, the luck! Great read man, sounds like an awesome trip!
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:49 PM   #14
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Opinions are great..doubt he really thought it felt/drove like a cruze tho..probably sees posts about the 2012 having a cruze wheel so he said it feels like a cruze, but he was in an '11 or '10...I respect his opinion

My opinion is that he is a v6 hater..nothing wrong with that
Have you ever driven something besides the V6? Maybe you are a V8 hater. J/k we all know no one hates a V8
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:52 PM   #15
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To the OP, yours is by far the best out of the three! I am sure it made you love your car just that much more!
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:20 PM   #16
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He's used to driving the SS so naturally he noticed a big difference when he "stepped down" to a V6. He didn't say he hated it.
Also, remember he was in Colorado. The V6 has only about 200rwhp there. BIG step down from an SS at sea level.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:08 PM   #17
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Don't let your camaro know you cheated on her. Nice write up and pictures!
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:10 PM   #18
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a cruze..reallly???

What a surprise..another v6 hater
Did you drive the SS before you bought your LT? I mean REALLY drive it? You try stepping DOWN in power and see if you don't notice a difference.

No disrespect to the LLT, it's a great motor. But you're jumpin all over this dude's case without proper provocation.
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Did you drive the SS before you bought your LT? I mean REALLY drive it? You try stepping DOWN in power and see if you don't notice a difference.

No disrespect to the LLT, it's a great motor. But you're jumpin all over this dude's case without proper provocation.
No I didn't actually, didn't want to tempt myself on wanting a 1ss and I'm sure there is a HUGE difference with the v8...I'm getting LFX not LLT and to compare the v6 to a cruze is laugh worthy
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:44 PM   #20
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Some of those Cruzes are turbo'd haha
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:44 PM   #21
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Haha dude, I would do the same exact thing!! Haha "So I rented a Camaro." Thats frickin hilarious lol!!
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I drove a cruze for a week and it's a damn good car. I wouldn't mind having one as a daily. It actually has great low end torque.
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nice write up and grate pictures ..
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Did you drive the SS before you bought your LT? I mean REALLY drive it? You try stepping DOWN in power and see if you don't notice a difference.

No disrespect to the LLT, it's a great motor. But you're jumpin all over this dude's case without proper provocation.
I drove my buddies 99 z28 with headers and intake and it didn't feel that much faster then my modded v6. Plus his car was lowered which adds to the feeling of speed. I just wish my camaro felt like that stock lol but then you would have to beef up the SS more...
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