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Old 06-02-2009, 11:29 AM   #1
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A6 or M6 in So Cal?

So last month(5/20) I threw my deposit down at Connell in Costa Mesa. Great experience, excellent service. They had a 2SS M6 on the lot at the time and let me drive it. I just have to say WOW I have not had so much fun in a car in years. The test drive sealed the deal for me.

Now I have a bit of a wait before my order even gets pulled and I am really having a hard time with the A6 or M6 choice. I loved the M6 and if I lived someplace else(with less traffic) it would be a no brainer. But alas I do live in So Cal and the traffic never stops. Did anyone else in a metro area have a hard time deciding? If so what was your choice and what led you to that choice?
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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Simple decision for me...I went Auto due to bad knees...out East of San Diego there are the mountains on Hwy 8....still have the tap-shift though. Good luck and get what feels right to you. They have a V6 auto w/tapshift if you want to get a feel for that, at Bob Baker in El Cajon off of Arnele. Nice ride and the power is amazing.

Like I said, go with what feels right for you.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:47 AM   #3
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Auto for now so the wife can take over when i get another one in a couple of years, then I'll get manual.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:53 AM   #4
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HOLY COW dude!!! Finally, somebody else who has ordered from Connell!!! I ordered from them in late February, and now there are only two orders ahead of mine!!! I was also going to test drive the 2SS they had, but I don't know how to drive stick :( so I had to pass

Anyways, back to your question. I can't drive stick, so easy decision for me. Going with Auto, but also because i want to let my family drive it as well.

Good luck with your order!!!
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:56 AM   #5
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I have been an auto guy for a long time. I never had tapshift before but with normal autos, you can never get the gear you want at the right time. I had a 6 speed for 1 year and I love it! Unitl I had to drive to downtown LA everyday..... But I do not go there anymore but I do not have that car anymore and I miss my 6 speed. MT is just lots of fun!

This is 422hp car. Its build for speed. I'm not sure the tap auto is fun or not but I know the 6 speed is lots of fun most of the time. But its up to you on how you feel and what you can deal with everyday. My wife drove MT everyday for 10 years, so why I can I?

Plus you will have the full V8 sound everytime! No need to worry about switching from 4 to 8 and you can "rev" out people if you like that type of thing. MT is for me!
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:13 PM   #6
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I live in OC and I got the SS M6. The reasons I went with M6 was that it's cheaper, no AFM, and from what people told me, it's a lot more fun to drive a manual.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:49 PM   #7
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M6 in So Cal!

For the fun of it... What an excellent reason!

I have always driven a stick. In heavy traffic, I try not to shift, so it's never really been a problem for me.

I think it comes down to this. If you want to go NOW, you get the M6. If you want go NOW, but are willing to wait, you get the A6.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:13 PM   #8
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I'm selfishly thinking Stick just so the wifey won't drive it

Hey guys who dealt with Connell....!
Who did you deal with and what was your experience?

When i'm ready...this will be my 2nd purchase through them (Avalanche in 02).
They allow GMS and my 1st experience with them was really good so they get my business again!

ps...go sign up for the So. Calif. meet and greet if you havent' done so already!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25336
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:16 PM   #9
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Well right now is about a 70/30 split for me. 70 on the M6 side. I think because this will not be a daily driver I will go for the M6. If I were using it as a daily driver then I would have to think long and hard as I spend about 3 hours a day in LA traffic.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:46 PM   #10
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M6 in So Cal!

I do 76 miles a day total, but the drive in is at 10:15 PM, so I don't see much traffic then. In the morning, I get about twenty minutes of slow, then it's pretty much 6th gear the rest of the way.

Oh man... If I was doing 3 hours, I'd be leaning towards the A6, too!
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:57 PM   #11
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I worked with Philip Ramos at Connell. I have nothing but good things to say about my experience so far.
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #12
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I worked with Everett Morrow and the service was/is great!!! I heard that they have over 100 orders though...can this be possible?
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:46 PM   #13
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I worked with Everett Morrow and the service was/is great!!! I heard that they have over 100 orders though...can this be possible?
I was told they have a stack of orders waiting. I hope its not over 100..That could mean a long wait for me. I think I will call my salesperson later this week and try to get a feel for where I am at in line..
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I was told they have a stack of orders waiting. I hope its not over 100..That could mean a long wait for me. I think I will call my salesperson later this week and try to get a feel for where I am at in line..
Sorry, didn't mean to be a buzzkill. On the bright side, Everett did tell me that there are some orders that have been passed up because the people are still deciding, havent responded or they are not ready. There are also some 'verts in that stack. if everything is on par with what he says, then there really is only two orders ahead of mine and we should be good! but do check with your salesperson and report back what you find out.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:08 AM   #15
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If a dealership took over 100 orders, I would be looking for a different dealership.

As for the original question, I have a titainium plate and screws in my spine and a fused left ankle with a M6 on order. The feel of the clutch is almost non exsistant. I realize that traffic sucks, but the clutch is like a hot knife through butter, its that smooth and easy.

Get what you "want", otherwise you won't "want" it long.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:13 AM   #16
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I got the A6 solely because of traffic.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:12 PM   #17
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Sorry, didn't mean to be a buzzkill. On the bright side, Everett did tell me that there are some orders that have been passed up because the people are still deciding, havent responded or they are not ready. There are also some 'verts in that stack. if everything is on par with what he says, then there really is only two orders ahead of mine and we should be good! but do check with your salesperson and report back what you find out.

Spoke with my sales person today. He said I should expect an allocation in 3 to 4 weeks. At which time they would call to confirm everything on the order.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:40 PM   #18
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3 hours of bumper to bumper traffic each day? get the Automatic...
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:17 PM   #19
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Spoke with my sales person today. He said I should expect an allocation in 3 to 4 weeks. At which time they would call to confirm everything on the order.
Really? and you ordered just last month? hmm...well, i'm happy for you, but you'd better not get allocation before i do

j/k

I was told that they would have more allocation June 18th. let's keep our fingers crossed. if i hear anything new, I'll definately post here.
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3 hours of bumper to bumper traffic each day? get the Automatic...
It won't be my daily driver though.
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Really? and you ordered just last month? hmm...well, i'm happy for you, but you'd better not get allocation before i do

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I was told that they would have more allocation June 18th. let's keep our fingers crossed. if i hear anything new, I'll definately post here.
I think he told me there were about 12 or so in front of me.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:51 PM   #22
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[QUOTE=2010SSRSM6;554231]If a dealership took over 100 orders, I would be looking for a different dealership.

As for the original question, my spine is fused and I've had an ACL replaced. Love the stick shift, but had to go with the automatic.

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Old 06-06-2009, 07:18 PM   #23
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Here is the latest update that I received: they've delivered 7 or 8 Camaros, they have 12 in transit that have been built, and they have 17 that are waiting for build dates. that puts the count to 37...
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Another update for the Connell folk: Connell will be getting 4 more allocations next week.
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just got word that Connell will not honor any GMS...(sigh)
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