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Old 05-13-2012, 01:56 PM   #26
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Don't you all remember the z28 4th gens weren't just manuals and they had back seats. Same for the 3rd gen, I think.
by the 3rd gen the Z28 had honestly lost it's way. just my opinion. and the 4th gens are why so many people are confused as to why the Z28 is wanted more than an SS.
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:55 PM   #27
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Well the automatic Z28 idea I thought might strike a raw nerve over here. Autos don't track but they do drag.
I guess in some ways it does strike a raw nerve over here, my personal opinion is that a Z/28 should never have an auto tranny, I think the only options should be close ratio manual and HD close ratio manual. Now that said, in the interest of live and let live, since there seem to be so many "non-purists" that simply must have an auto tranny on a Z/28, then I guess it would be a good option for Chevy to offer. Mind you, I'd never order one that way, but there seem to be many that would. My wife and I are both on the north side of 60 years old and her comment was "I wouldn't have a Z/28 with anything other than a manual tranny", and trust me, she can "row em"!
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:08 AM   #28
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I guess in some ways it does strike a raw nerve over here, my personal opinion is that a Z/28 should never have an auto tranny, I think the only options should be close ratio manual and HD close ratio manual. Now that said, in the interest of live and let live, since there seem to be so many "non-purists" that simply must have an auto tranny on a Z/28, then I guess it would be a good option for Chevy to offer. Mind you, I'd never order one that way, but there seem to be many that would. My wife and I are both on the north side of 60 years old and her comment was "I wouldn't have a Z/28 with anything other than a manual tranny", and trust me, she can "row em"!
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You are a lucky dog Clyde. My wife is north of 50 and she wants(Z28) an auto tranny. My preference is for a manual but she does have half the vote. I am still working on her and somehow I think I will win should they build it. Lets hope Chevy does build the Z28, and soon.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:04 AM   #29
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You are a lucky dog Clyde. My wife is north of 50 and she wants(Z28) an auto tranny. My preference is for a manual but she does have half the vote. I am still working on her and somehow I think I will win should they build it. Lets hope Chevy does build the Z28, and soon.
You get a full half of the vote? Around my (her) house, I get a vote and she gets a vote and a half and veto power!! Fortunately for me, we like a lot of the same types of things and share many of the same interests, so it works well.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:41 AM   #30
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #32
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I think it would be a mistake to make the Z28 an LS3 car. It would be more of a trim package for the SS instead of living up to its history.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:25 PM   #33
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I really want the LE2 or Z28 (if there is one) to have more HP. I'll wait until the 6th gen if I have to.

Also, LMAO at people who think an auto can't track well. To each their own, if you don't want an A6 fine but don't trash it just because it is cool to trash it. This isn't 1999 anymore, the autos in these cars are a a little better than that old 4L60. I understand you racing diehards prefer an M6, my only complaint is trashing the A6 for no reason.

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Old 05-17-2012, 07:43 PM   #36
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I don't think anyone trashed it, it's just the driving experience we're discussing. Being part of the car so to speak...that is what a real Z28 is to me.

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I really want the LE2 or Z28 (if there is one) to have more HP. I'll wait until the 6th gen if I have to.

Also, LMAO at people who think an auto can't track well. To each their own, if you don't want an A6 fine but don't trash it just because it is cool to trash it. This isn't 1999 anymore, the autos in these cars are a a little better than that old 4L60. I understand you racing diehards prefer an M6, my only complaint is trashing the A6 for no reason.

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I certainly didn't "trash" auto trannys, I stated my preference for manual trans and that I absolutely would not buy a Z/28 with an auto tranny. And if that constitutes "trashing", then IMVHO you are overly sensitive and could stand a "chill pill". If you want an auto, then by all means go for it, I would not. If tomorrow GM were to announce a new 5th gen. Z/28 available as auto only, then I'd have to say "sorry, I won't be buying one!". I stated that auto tranny was not my cup of tea but could certainly understand if GM offered it on a new Z/28 for those that want auto tranny. Nuff said!!
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Fact is, a friend of mine from Switzerland bought a showroom-fresh '99 Camaro SS with an Automatic and finished inside the Top 20 in the '99 One Lap of America...

'Course, he used a 6-speed manual in '10 with his spankin' new SS to duplicate the feat, after the One Lap bar had been mightily raised in the intervening 11 years...

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Old 05-18-2012, 10:57 AM   #39
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Earlier this year I was thinking we'll have to wait till the Gen6. But if the Gen5 is going through the 2015 MY, there's a long time between the 1LE and then.

I think once the new V8 is released for the C7 Corvette, we'll see this engine in a new Z-28. So the new Z-28 will essentially be a 1LE with the new motor.

There's still enough of a price gap between a 1LE and ZL1 to support it.
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Earlier this year I was thinking we'll have to wait till the Gen6. But if the Gen5 is going through the 2015 MY, there's a long time between the 1LE and then.

I think once the new V8 is released for the C7 Corvette, we'll see this engine in a new Z-28. So the new Z-28 will essentially be a 1LE with the new motor.

There's still enough of a price gap between a 1LE and ZL1 to support it.
Will it be much more powerful than an LS3? I still vote for the LS7. Gen5/Z28/LS7 Go out with a big BANG!
The LS7 is built for more NA power...I like it a lot!!!
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The only thing awesome about that video was how terrible it was!
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If the availability of an automatic is what it would take to get a reasonably proper Z/28 to production, then (grudgingly) it would be a good thing to offer it.

But only as long as a manual is the standard fitment.

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. . . If you want an auto, then by all means go for it, I would not. If tomorrow GM were to announce a new 5th gen. Z/28 available as auto only, then I'd have to say "sorry, I won't be buying one!".
Boy, can I relate to that sentiment.

Unavailability of a manual tranny already has been a deal-breaker all by itself in my house over the last five car purchases (spanning about 25 years). Yeah, I consider myself fortunate in this respect with my wife actively preferring to row through the gears herownself and decidedly opposed to driving an automatic in any vehicle no matter how good it might be otherwise.


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Old 07-09-2012, 09:28 AM   #48
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I'd love an automatic in it... The correct automatic though.. Not the usual slushbox that goes in there... If it were a proper high end paddle shifted multi clutch auto/computer manual (whatever), that would be killer with control and consistency.
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Volume is a "magic" word, these days. Is it "unholy" to consider an Automatic ZEE? Not likely MY cup of tea but, if it helps persuade "the powers that be" to build what WE want, so be it.

After all, who expected an Automatic ZL1, 'way back when?

Without it, the ZL1 may not have seen the light of day...
Everyone? How did people not think the ZL1 would have an automatic transmission? It's a glorified CTS-V Camaro minus the interior quality but otherwise they are pretty much the same car....
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Everyone? How did people not think the ZL1 would have an automatic transmission?
Kind of depends on how narrowly you thought that Chevy was targeting the GT500 with it, doesn't it?


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