Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
ModBargains
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Chevy Camaro vs...

Chevy Camaro vs... Comparison of Chevy Camaro versus its competition. *NO STREET RACING STORIES*

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
naSSty1
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 430
Can't stop looking at cars.....

Ever since I went window shopping for a ZL1 a couple months ago I have been having some major dilemmas. I love my SS and thought that I wanted an upgrade so I went looking at a ZL1. After much deliberation, I just stepped back and decided to keep my SS and just add some fun parts. Reason being; I figured if I was going to spend that much money on a camaro why don't I just buy a corvette. Well, that is all I have been looking at lately. Really have my eyes on a 09 Z06. Any of you find yourselves having these issues now or in the past. I know there are some Vette owners in here so I was just curious what made them decide. Are they that fun to drive? Ive never had the pleasure.

I probably should have posted this in the Off-Topic Discussion area.

Last edited by naSSty1; 12-26-2012 at 06:14 PM. Reason: Wrong thread??
naSSty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
bshown
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro SS VR
Join Date: May 2011
Location: AR
Posts: 12
I went from a 2011 SS to a 2012 base Corvette coupe. My gas mileage went up, my fun level went up, and the roof comes off. Not to mention for me its more practical than the Camaro. My golf bag actually fits in the hatch vs the Camaro trunk opening. If you can do some researching, there are some great deals to be had on left over 2012 across the board from Coupe to Grandsport to Z06. The 2014 Corvette is going to be much different and will be unveiled 1-13-13 so you could wait for that also. But IMO with the rebates on 2012's the way they are you cannot go wrong. The C6 is a great car IMO. Especially 2012 up.
bshown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
LimaCharlie


 
LimaCharlie's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro SS/RS - 2004 Silverado
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,696
I say keep your SS and build it to beat Z06's (handling and acceleration). Personally, I get attached to my vehicles and can't keep replacing cars every ~2 years like some people do. It would be cooler to say you built your car anyways.
__________________
2011 Summit White Camaro 1SS/RS
-6.2 LS3, TR6060, 3.45, G80

2004 Black Silverado 1500 2WD Regular Cab, Short Bed
-5.3 LM7, 4L60E, 3.42, G80
LimaCharlie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #4
pyr0b0y
need....more....hp
 
pyr0b0y's Avatar
 
Drives: The Neighbor Hater
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 4,169
If space isn't an issue, I would opt for a Z06. This was another vehicle I was considering instead of the Camaro....when I was looking at 4-seater cars. You can't go wrong with a Vette. Now that I only have 2 seats, I wish I had gotten a Z06, although it's a pretty cool feeling when I pass Z06s and ZR1s!
__________________


Mast Motorsports Built LS3 Stroker 418, IPS GT35R Twin Turbos, Exedy GTO4XD Twin Disc Clutch, Aeromotive A1000 Eliminator Stealth Fuel Pump, AEM Meth Injection, DSS 1400hp Axels, BC Coilovers, Pfadt & BMR Suspension, Hawk HPS Pads, Drilled/Slotted Rotors, Hurst Shifter, Custom Roll Cage by Blu808, T3 Ports, 22" Custom Concave Mesh Rims
pyr0b0y is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 06:46 PM   #5
ChrisBlair
Buick 455 Fan
 
Drives: 1970 Buick, 2012 1SS LS3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 4,179
Here's a thing to consider, in short story format

For many years- over twenty, a classic muscle car was my daily driver. Huge mill, big tube header exhaust, big fat tires and everything

I bought a new car. A sportscar. It was awesome fun. Had the power to weight of my 1SS, with a 2.0L engine that had good tech. RWD, two seats, small, good mileage, over 30 on the highway. Lots of fun. It was called the 'grin machine' before 5th Gens were out. Sometimes I used to giggle driving it.

But deep down, I am a muscle car guy. You know what? I felt like a douche listening to Hendrix or Zep in my sportscar

I traded that in and bought my Camaro partly out of need. But you know something, even though I do not drive a car with no roof anymore, and it gets worse mileage, and it doesn't have as high a specific output as 145 bhp per liter, and my 1SS is actually not as much fun to just get in and drive as my sportscar was, I prefer on the whole driving my muslce car. I am at ease in it. I just prefer it overall

The muscle car is "me". The sportscar didn't miss the mark by much, but it wasn't 'me'
__________________
ChrisBlair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 06:49 PM   #6
ChrisBlair
Buick 455 Fan
 
Drives: 1970 Buick, 2012 1SS LS3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 4,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by bshown View Post
My golf bag actually fits in the hatch vs the Camaro trunk opening.
Who are you, Al Czervik?

I can fit a hard rifle case in my Camaro's trunk....actually that was part of the reason I bought it, lol
__________________
ChrisBlair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #7
Zyklon-SS
 
Zyklon-SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS RS LS3
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Port Credit -ON
Posts: 551
If GM doesn't make a LS7 Camaro by 2014, A 2010 Z06 will definitely be my next car!
Zyklon-SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #8
Titan
 
Titan's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 1SS
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New England
Posts: 255
I love my 2012 Camaro 1SS L99. But part of me regrets not waiting and getting a vette instead. I guess that I will have to save the pennies and get that next.
Titan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #9
Forte
 
Forte's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2LT/RS CGM W/ Black Stripes
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Madera, CA
Posts: 562
I'm much happier with how the current gen of Vette's are than the 2000's vettes. They just felt so cheap when sitting in them. These new ones, especially the z06's, are just works of art.

That said, I'll take my Camaro any day
Forte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #10
Roll_the_Dice

 
Roll_the_Dice's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Summit White Camaro 2LT
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 1,179
I always look at cars, no matter what I am driving. When I test drive cars, that is when I know I am ready for something new. I don't ever get attached to a vehicle, but I enjoy them as much as I can when I drive them. I owned an 07 C6 vette before I got my Camaro. It was a blast, but I wish I would have gotten the Grand Sport. Something about it was just awesome and better than a base model C6. I did not like the targa top. It was cumbersome and not nearly as easy as a vert to take off/down. If I get another it will be a vert. Anyway, drive the Z06 and see how you like it. You may or may not (you will). I really needed 4 seats, that is why I sold my C6 for the Camaro. If you don't then the Corvette will be great. I love the stance of the Z06 and it is a great car to drive.

All this says is do what's in your heart and fits your wallet. if it is a modded SS, keep yours. If it is an 09 Z06, then do it and don't regret it. I personally am waiting on the C7 vette to be unveiled, then will decide what to do for a next vehicle down the road. There will be some great deals on 12's once the new vette is released.
__________________
Cars Owned:
2010 BMW 328xi LeMans Blue
2012 Camaro 2LT Convertible Summit White M6
2003 Audi A4 Convertible Silver Auto (sold)
1999 Ford F150 (sold)
2008 Porsche 911 Convertible Atlas Gray M6 (sold)
2007 Corvette Lemans Blue M6 (sold)
2004 BMW 645 ci Convertible Black Metallic (sold)
2000 Dodge Dakota sport Navy (sold)
1999 Porsche Boxster Black Metallic M5 (sold)
1999 Ferrari 360 Modena Titanium F1 (sold)
1992 BMW 325i 2 door Alpine white (sold)
1990 Nissan 240SX Burgundy M6 (sold)
1979 Celica Blue M5 (sold)
1974 Mustang II Ghia Green (sold)
Roll_the_Dice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #11
TCAT
SoCal HT5: [COTW 8/15/11]
 
TCAT's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 SS SW LS3 T76 Turbocharged
Join Date: May 2011
Location: On Earth
Posts: 5,563
I would love to own both, but that's not in the cards yet. I have spent too much on my Camaro to let it go (I have still spent less in total between the car and mods than I would have on a new Corvette out of the door with tax, license, and registration) , but I still drool over the vette's. I truly love everything about those cars, but I have also loved Camaro's since I was a kid. I don't blame you one bit for looking at vette's. I
__________________
TCAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 12:04 PM   #12
Blue10CamaroSS
454 RWHP 448 TQ
 
Blue10CamaroSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Chevy Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: East Brunswick, New Jersey
Posts: 2,444
I know what you mean OP. I got my SS last year. Then earlier this year my gf picked up a 2013 Vette 427. So I've been on cars.com looking at Vettes and other Camaros.
__________________
Blue10CamaroSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 12:25 PM   #13
JimAlan
 
JimAlan's Avatar
 
Drives: Black 2SS RS 1LE
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: McKinney
Posts: 92
I've always wanted a Corvette. I'm 6'5" 275lbs, average tall? Been looking at Corvettes, just could not pull the trigger and buy the base model. Kept waiting. Well, they shortened up the ****pit and now my head, no matter how adjust the seat, keeps hitting the roof. Began looking at the Camaro. Not happy with the sound of the SS and only drove the auto since the wife would want to drive occasionally. A friend purchased a ZL-1 took me out for a show and tell! OMG He explained the exhaust options and the 1-LE. I finally drove a 1-LE and fell head over heals!! Feel sorry for the wife, she hates to drive manual! I have tons of head and leg room. ENJOYING my new 1-LE!
JimAlan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 12:28 PM   #14
amz
Factory Correct
 
amz's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Richmond,Virginia
Posts: 597
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisBlair View Post
Here's a thing to consider, in short story format

For many years- over twenty, a classic muscle car was my daily driver. Huge mill, big tube header exhaust, big fat tires and everything

I bought a new car. A sportscar. It was awesome fun. Had the power to weight of my 1SS, with a 2.0L engine that had good tech. RWD, two seats, small, good mileage, over 30 on the highway. Lots of fun. It was called the 'grin machine' before 5th Gens were out. Sometimes I used to giggle driving it.

But deep down, I am a muscle car guy. You know what? I felt like a douche listening to Hendrix or Zep in my sportscar

I traded that in and bought my Camaro partly out of need. But you know something, even though I do not drive a car with no roof anymore, and it gets worse mileage, and it doesn't have as high a specific output as 145 bhp per liter, and my 1SS is actually not as much fun to just get in and drive as my sportscar was, I prefer on the whole driving my muslce car. I am at ease in it. I just prefer it overall

The muscle car is "me". The sportscar didn't miss the mark by much, but it wasn't 'me'
Well said.
What you say here, is something very hard to explain to a person who has not owned a muscle car. I have friends with nice BMWs,Japanese coupes etc etc , and they JUST DONT GET IT.
They get the specs and numbers , but not the soul.
amz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 01:55 PM   #15
CamaroJim56
Obsessed
 
CamaroJim56's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Crystal Red Metallic 2SS RS
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Centreville, VA
Posts: 2,068
The Corvette has always been my dream car, and I will have one one day.

I do still look at them, and have come close a couple of times. If the weather was warmer, or I had a garage, it would probably be a done deal.

There were some new 2012s out there about $15,000 under sticker, but they are probably gone.

So sure, I do the same as you.
__________________

2013 CRT 2SS RS – Heritage Grille, CAI, ZL1 Style Splitter, Chrome OEM Wheels.
CamaroJim56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 03:57 PM   #16
MichaelH
SOCAL HT5
 
MichaelH's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 BRM ZL1 M6
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,491
yep i keep looking at 03-04 cobras ireally want one bad lol
__________________
2013 ZL1 M6 - Mods-in the works

Old vehicles
2010 CGM Camaro (sold)
Other Vehicles:
2008 Kawasaki ZX6R-115 RWHP in mid summer
2006 Chevy Trailblazer SS- For Sale; Lots of extras
MichaelH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 06:10 PM   #17
naSSty1
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelH View Post
yep i keep looking at 03-04 cobras ireally want one bad lol
Yeah, those are pretty nice cars. I had that body style mustang and loved it. Wasn't the terminator (03-04 Cobra), but I had the power they had and then some. I honestly enjoy the SS more though.

I understand what all of you are saying and am glad to know that I am deff. not alone in this dilemma. I to am a muscle car guy at heart. I owned a real nice M3 several years ago and loved that car. But, I ended up coming back to my roots. I was raised on muscle and it just stuck. The understanding just isn't there for a lot of people and I get that. Even the pony cars of the days catch my eye over some of the great european cars that are out today. I guess the real issue I am having is that I have never drove a corvette. I may take a trip down to Florida this weekend and just get it out of my system. Crazy thing is, I never thought of myself ever wanting a vette, well not a new one. Maybe one of the old ones yeah. I always made fun of guys who had them even. Maybe this is my mid - mid-life crisis. I am sure this is what will drive my wife to go crazy.
naSSty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #18
gearhead08
 
gearhead08's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 gt500
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: destin fl
Posts: 177
I completely understand what you guys are talking about. Recently I bought a 2012 silverado because I had order's to utah. Well low and behold orders are gone, the main reason I bought it is because its good in snow and will be perfect for there. Truely and honestly I wanted a 2010 camaro ss and up. Now im stuck with a truck payment, don't get me wrong im not complaining the truck is nice. I just really prefer muscle cars over anything. In fact I had a 1980 camaro and a 2002 mustang gt growing up. I loved them both equally restored the 1980 camaro and sold to my best friend and well 2002 gt I wont go there it didn't hold up very well I bought it used and was raped before i bought it and didn't realize it. Long story short, Having one muscle car is awesome but having one of each is my true dream that I really want to get back too. I have always thought of a vette also, thought I was too big for them 235lbs 6'4 but I sat in one the other day and it fits me quite well. So now I have that on the table but I honestly think I couldn't go with it cause my hearts set on the camaro. I also haven't driven one either, (corvette that is) so that definitely could change my mind.
gearhead08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 10:08 PM   #19
mikeSS


 
mikeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 7,335
Idk how you could consider buying a c6 when the c7 is about to be out .
mikeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #20
dekan513
chevy pride
 
dekan513's Avatar
 
Drives: 2ss/rs
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: pikeville ky
Posts: 2,147
i want a ls3 c6 . thinking about doing it this year if work holds out
__________________

check out ky speeds fb page https://www.facebook.com/kyspeed
dekan513 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 12:02 AM   #21
soloknight6
SoCal HT5! SD
 
soloknight6's Avatar
 
Drives: Roxanne (COTW 11/26/12)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Jamul CA
Posts: 1,196
Yea, ZL1's are nice, but Z06's are nicer.
Ive been looking at cars too lol. Looking for a 4th gen viper SRT10. I can get one for ~45,000 here. Put 5,000 in handling mods and Ive got an ACR.
soloknight6 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.