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Old 05-31-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
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I got to drive the Camaro SS (Thanks to RobbRock)

Hello fellow Camaro enthusiasts. I have always wanted to drive a Camaro SS ever since it became available in the market just like all of you. Thanks to RobbRock, who has really helped have more love and excitement for this car, I was able to take out his 2SS for a spin. Did I like it? No I did not like it. I LOVED IT. I know now what car I want right after a graduate from college. (Cant still decide on color though)

When Driving the Car, I really thought GM outdid themselves. It was so fantastic, I could not believe I was driving a muscle car. The Interior was very high quality, the seats were were super comfy and the exterior was badass. The particular Camaro I was driving had a GFX kit on, and that really made the car stand out.

When I was taking my first of 2 test drives, the most memorable moment to me was when a Toyota Thundra driver stopped dead in its tracks to stare at the car. I was laughing my head off because I never expected to get this sort of reaction from Thundra owners. After I parked the vehicle at my house, The Thundra owner came around the house 2 times to get a good look at the car. BOY WAS THAT FUNNY

My second trip with Robb's SS was a bit longer, but it was more fun. When we took a different street to test drive it on, there were a group of kids my age just standing around. When I drove past them, They all started to stare and drool and a few gave me a thumbs up . Ill tell ya, this car does gets its share of attention.

When I drove the car, the roaring of the V8 was simply magnificent. I mean such a roar would certainly scare off any Mustang and Challenger. One thing I was concerned about was the heat from the engine entering the cabin of the Camaro. I never drove a V8 so I wouldnt know if it was normal, but if it is, how do you get rid of it? Beyond that , I had a wonderful time, and I certainly look forward to a purchase of a 5th gen Camaro real soon.


I made a video about my experience.



Hope you all enjoy and I hope you comment about the heat issue that enters into the cabin from the V8. I would like to get some info about it.

Thanks for reading and Thank you Robb..................
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:39 PM   #2
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Was the heat on the floor and if it was it bad?
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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Floor was fine, it felt like the heater was on because it was coming through the vents. I guess it's not too bad because you can close the vents. I just want to know if other people notice it.
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:55 PM   #4
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I'm glad to hear that you want to buy one after you finish school. Where do you go to college at?
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:59 PM   #5
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:22 PM   #6
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I left out one thing, the engine sounded real awesome. Nice rumble to it.
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:27 PM   #7
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I'm glad to hear that you want to buy one after you finish school. Where do you go to college at?
I go to school at CSUF. It's a pretty good school, especially their business program,
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:33 PM   #8
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:44 PM   #9
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I go to school at CSUF. It's a pretty good school, especially their business program,
Oh yeah? That's cool. I actually live in Fullerton

I've lived on campus the past 2 years at UCI, but I will be commuting next year in my 2SS/RS (that is due to come in about a month).
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:47 PM   #10
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yea the engine did sound cool...i was watching with a ear to ear grin on my face...saying in my head "i cant wait to get mine"
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:34 AM   #11
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Oh yeah? That's cool. I actually live in Fullerton

I've lived on campus the past 2 years at UCI, but I will be commuting next year in my 2SS/RS (that is due to come in about a month).
oh dude, thats real awesome. hope it works out. You'll spend a lot of time in traffic though.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:20 AM   #12
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Cool. Are you sure you didnt have the heaters on or the fan blowing. Usually in my magnum, if I roll the window down and come to a stop light I can feel the heat on my face from the engine but windows up I dont notice the heat. Not sure if it should be vented through the vents like that. Dont have a answer for you maybe someone with HVAC knowledge can answer this.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:25 AM   #13
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I heard him say the A/C wasn't on. Was it hot outside, cause if so, chances are you were just getting outside air in through the A/C ventilation, in addition to some of the engine heat.
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Congrats man! I gotta ask Robb for a test drive now!
























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Cool. Are you sure you didnt have the heaters on or the fan blowing. Usually in my magnum, if I roll the window down and come to a stop light I can feel the heat on my face from the engine but windows up I dont notice the heat. Not sure if it should be vented through the vents like that. Dont have a answer for you maybe someone with HVAC knowledge can answer this.
Same thing with my G8, I can feel engine heat coming through the driver's window if I've been on the throttle hard and come to a stop light, figured it was normal for cars with big engines.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:22 PM   #16
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Same thing with my G8, I can feel engine heat coming through the driver's window if I've been on the throttle hard and come to a stop light, figured it was normal for cars with big engines.
That day the weather was fine as a matter of fact, it was beautiful. My friend sitting next to said it was normal becuase it had a big engine in it. My windows were open at the time, but I guess if I do buy one, I will have to keep the vents closed if I dont want to use the A/C. Thanks for the response guys.
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