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Old 05-30-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Camaro Test Drive in Mississauga Today and Tomorrow

Hello everyone, I checked with GM Canada regarding a test drive and here was their response:

Thank you for your email.

We are pleased to advise you that the next Mall Tour event will be located at:
Erin Mills Town Centre.
500 Erin Mills Parkway
Mississauga, ON
L5M 4Z5

The event is scheduled for May 28, 2009 to May 31, 2009. Test drives will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro will be on display and available for test drives.


I went this morning and along with the test drive of the 2010 Camaro SS and Corvette I received a $10.00 gas card as a gift.

I will try to scan in the entire schedule later today.

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Old 05-30-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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Hello everyone, I checked with GM Canada regarding a test drive and here was their response:

Thank you for your email.

We are pleased to advise you that the next Mall Tour event will be located at:
Erin Mills Town Centre.
500 Erin Mills Parkway
Mississauga, ON
L5M 4Z5

The event is scheduled for May 28, 2009 to May 31, 2009. Test drives will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro will be on display and available for test drives.


I went this morning and along with the test drive of the 2010 Camaro SS and Corvette I received a $10.00 gas card as a gift.

I will try to scan in the entire schedule later today.

Kelly
Did you need to schedule a test drive, or was it first come/first serve kinda deal?
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:57 PM   #3
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Hello, you just register and wait your turn to drive, a number of cars avaliable besides the vette and camaro.

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Old 05-30-2009, 03:01 PM   #4
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awesome! thanks for the heads up, I will have to stop by tomorrow. Hope the weather is as nice as today!
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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Hello everyone, I checked with GM Canada regarding a test drive and here was their response:

Thank you for your email.

We are pleased to advise you that the next Mall Tour event will be located at:
Erin Mills Town Centre.
500 Erin Mills Parkway
Mississauga, ON
L5M 4Z5

The event is scheduled for May 28, 2009 to May 31, 2009. Test drives will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro will be on display and available for test drives.


I went this morning and along with the test drive of the 2010 Camaro SS and Corvette I received a $10.00 gas card as a gift.

I will try to scan in the entire schedule later today.

Kelly
I went to the Vaughan Mills Test Drive day, about 2 weeks ago and it was great. Do they set up a course in the parking lot, and whereabouts in the mall is it?
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:08 PM   #6
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Camaro Test Drive in Mississauga Today and Tomorrow

Hello, no set course we just drove around the mall on the outside roads. It is set up at the north-west corner in the parking area by the Pizza Pizza and the KFC.

Here is the schedule:

Thanks,

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Old 05-30-2009, 08:09 PM   #7
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I hope nobody is test driving mine..
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:20 AM   #8
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This is 5 mins from my house. And it will be less busy than Vaughan was. Perhaps another meeting of the GTA Camaro5 members? (Frank I can't remember the name you coined for our group).
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:45 AM   #9
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This is 5 mins from my house. And it will be less busy than Vaughan was. Perhaps another meeting of the GTA Camaro5 members? (Frank I can't remember the name you coined for our group).
TEAM G.T.A., Rember it like you own a race team I think I'm going to come out around noon, especially since you get to drive on the area streets. PM Sent.
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:01 PM   #10
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asom thanks for the heads up ill be going there later on today after lunch to test drive the SS. btw is the SS the auto or 6speed im assuming the auto for stupid proof purposes.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:04 PM   #11
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Thank you. I've ordered mine and only sat in one for about 2 minutes. I would really like the chance to drive one..



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Old 05-31-2009, 01:50 PM   #12
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I just drove this car...at Erin Mills. I was looking at a V6.. no i am tempted to get the 1SSR.. car drove sweetly!
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:58 PM   #13
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I just got back from driving the SS, same one from Vaughan Mills two weeks ago.
Loved the layout here, as it was an open course, and they took you on the city streets around the mall. You get a great feel for the car, instead of in an enclosed course like at Vaughan Mills. At one point, I had slow traffic in the right lane, whereby cars were entering the mall, and I was able to push the Camaro and pass the cars on the left, what a rush! I could tell the GM rep. was clamping down in his seat; I wasn't going that fast . I talked to a guy who is getting his car on Wed. and another guy, who is thinking of ordering, and I told him...GO FOR IT!
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:31 PM   #14
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I just drove this car...at Erin Mills. I was looking at a V6.. no i am tempted to get the 1SSR.. car drove sweetly!
Same here! I think i'll stick with the V6 though. I don't want to lose all the nice options you get with the 2LT, and i'm sure as hell not going all the way up to a 2ss.

As a truck guy, my first impression was 'holy shit, i cant see whats 10 feet in front of the car! Definitely looks like what i imagine driving a tank would be like. But wow, she's a fun drive. Loved the paddle shifters on the steering wheel... downshifting into a turn was pretty neat. I'll stick with the manual trans though. Wow. I might have to go to the next test drive event that's around here to get my fix. November seems so far away!

Weird omen: Just as I was leaving my house a nice black 2nd Gen SS cruised right past my driveway! Too bad i didnt have my camera handy
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:34 AM   #15
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Thanks OP.

It took some time in a lineup, but it was worth it. Drove the Yellow 2SS they had there.. What a drive.

It was interesting - they had a yellow Corvette there - everyone was more interested in driving the Camaro.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:29 AM   #16
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Wow cool I'll be in Ontario this July. Do you have to sign up/ RSVP or can you just show up to these events???? I'm looking at the first week of July. Where is the CHIN exhibition place? is that the one right by the waterfront?

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Old 06-06-2009, 12:47 PM   #17
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Wow cool I'll be in Ontario this July. Do you have to sign up/ RSVP or can you just show up to these events???? I'm looking at the first week of July. Where is the CHIN exhibition place? is that the one right by the waterfront?

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The procedure for the test drive days are as follows:
1) Drivers Licence required to register.
2) Sign their insurance release.
3) MUST drive any of the "regular cars" first before you can drive any of the sports cars (i.e. Corvette, Camaro).
4) ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE.

At the end you will be asked a couple of questions about GM and given a"thank you" gift card for either Petro Canada or Starbucks.

As for the location, Exhibition Place is opposite the waterfront, across from Ontario Place (big golf ball looking structure) if you're familiar with it. The event is the "Chin International Picinic" which goes on every year at this time, is totally FREE (YES FREE).
The GM Test Drive during this event, takes you through the city streets, in and around the event along the lakefront; provided they haven't changed the route.
Hope you have a great time and comfortable stay in our fair city.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:49 PM   #18
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Sweet! Thanks for the info! Do you have to register in advance or can you just show up?
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:03 PM   #19
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Thanks Squalo, I know what I'll be doing for Fathers Day.
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:49 PM   #20
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Sweet! Thanks for the info! Do you have to register in advance or can you just show up?
You register on the spot, they take your drivers licence and scan it into their system on their laptop; very simple & quick.
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:50 PM   #21
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Thanks Squalo, I know what I'll be doing for Fathers Day.
I have been to a few, on street & closed course in a lot, and as long as they set out a course on the city street you really get a feel for any car you drive.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:08 PM   #22
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reading your test drives makes me think a long timne ago when i tested my 1st trans am ws6 in 97.. my salesperson was a woman...she kept telling me "don't go too fast!!" "don't go too fast!!" lol- i took the car just before it went into the showroom floor..- we left the dealership i went straight for the highway. i entered the curve pus that loud pedal.... i could feel the rush the engine sounds the gear shifting boy it was fun but she had maybe peed in her pants! she was kind of nervous... but i did go slow after.. it was fun . after this signed some papers& bought the car!! so that black ws6 , never went into the showroom!! lol
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Hello everyone, I checked with GM Canada regarding a test drive and here was their response:
Do you have contact info for this?

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Old 06-19-2009, 06:09 PM   #24
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Hello, I contacted GM Canada via their email link on the web site.

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Amazing! I just got back with my son from trying out both V6 and V8! Since it was raining, there weren't many people there. We got into the V6 right away! Both were top of the line RS. I found visibility to be fine (no issues). I thought the mirrors would be too small but you can see everything you need too. The rearview mirror wasn't an issue for me at all. (I'm 5'-10"). I couldn't gun it because of the weather and because of the GM chaperone that gave the "we will switch seats immediately" routine. It is funny that it was only the 2SS model that he made this quasi-threat.
Keep in mind that it was raining, I saw a Rousch Mustang (2009 style) waiting to make a left turn so as I pulled up to the stop sign I pulled up beside him but I could only get approx. 5'-0" back from him. He saw the yellow hood at his passenger side window and actually backed up to look at the car! I laughed and we both drove off! What a great rainy day.
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