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Old 06-28-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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So I FINALLY took my cammy for a High-Speed Drive tonight, and...

So I finally took my Camaro for a high speed drive tonight.

I've had my car for about 3 weeks now and have done very little highway on it as my schedule has kept me in the city.

Just to give you an idea of how much that really sucks, My average speed to date has been only 24 Kilometers per hour. Yeah, with the endless traffic and stop lights and every freaggin' corner, Montreal blows.

So anyway tonight I FINALLY got it on the highway (40 East of the tunnel), and WOW is this thing cool. Here's what I found.

- At 70 Kh/m in 5th gear, there was tons of power to get me past 140kh/m in mere seconds.

- At 100 KHm in 6th gear, there was still lots of power to get me past 150kh/m in mere seconds. I was really surprised at how much power there was as I expected 6th gear to be useless except to save on fuel.

- At 100 KHm, my V8 was sipping fuel, at an average of - wait for it - 6.1 Litres per 100 Kilometers. WHAT ?!?!?! Is this thing sh*tin' me?

- At 120 KHm however, the average economy dropped to 7.5 L/Khm. When I slowed back down to 100, my economy improved.

- I like Rock, but found myself listening to The Symphony station on XM (I forget the #). The sound quality of the radio is pretty decent, and driving fast while listen to something slow was strangely interesting and very soothing. Was the Camaro made for classical music? (Let's say No.)

- While driving around I was running iHUD on my iPhone. It measures speed using its accelerometer and has a built in database of photo radar locations. I was able to listen to my iPhone and change music while the program was running. Sweet!

- On my way back, I take the turn off of Highway 40 West onto the Lafontaine tunnel. The off-ramp is under construction, and has large bumps and holes. I slow down to about 60kh/m, and drop it to 4th gear, and -

- I step on the gas, and WOW!!!!! No, I mean, WOW! The car stuck to the road! I felt the bumps but geezuz it accelerated quicky, and not for a second did I feel it lose its grip. My '02 Trans-Am's back-end would have bounced around all over the place, and I would have had to oversteer to correct it.

- ... But not in the Camaro. This car feels so smooth. I feel totally connected to the road yet isolated from it at the same time. The car handled the road just as if it was clear. I couldn't believe it.


This is one incredible car. I have driven BMW's and Mercedes that don't come close. This car feels like a $65,000 + car easily. I'm impressed as hell, and I'm glad I own one.

CamaroRick and the others were right, right, right. If you are getting tired of waiting for your car to arrive, don't give up!! It is completely worth the wait, and absolutely worth the price.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:52 AM   #2
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Now you know what 6th gear is for i drive in 6 all day long to get good mpg and it loves it as soon as i do the ram air it will get more mpg, And nice info on your ride tonight.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:42 AM   #4
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:13 AM   #5
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:59 AM   #6
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Gee I didn't think multiples of 10 were really that hard to understand....

Americans, sigh. =p

100kmh=60mph roughly
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:19 AM   #8
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Kilohuh?
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So I finally took my Camaro for a high speed drive tonight.

I've had my car for about 3 weeks now and have done very little highway on it as my schedule has kept me in the city.

Just to give you an idea of how much that really sucks, My average speed to date has been only 15 miles per hour. Yeah, with the endless traffic and stop lights and every freaggin' corner, Montreal blows.

So anyway tonight I FINALLY got it on the highway (40 East of the tunnel), and WOW is this thing cool. Here's what I found.

- At 43mph in 5th gear, there was tons of power to get me past 87mph in mere seconds.

- At 62mph in 6th gear, there was still lots of power to get me past 93mph in mere seconds. I was really surprised at how much power there was as I expected 6th gear to be useless except to save on fuel.

- At 62mph, my V8 was sipping fuel, at an average of - wait for it - 38.6mpg. WHAT ?!?!?! Is this thing sh*tin' me?

- At 75mph however, the average economy dropped to 7.5 L/Khm. When I slowed back down to 62, my economy improved.

- I like Rock, but found myself listening to The Symphony station on XM (I forget the #). The sound quality of the radio is pretty decent, and driving fast while listen to something slow was strangely interesting and very soothing. Was the Camaro made for classical music? (Let's say No.)

- While driving around I was running iHUD on my iPhone. It measures speed using its accelerometer and has a built in database of photo radar locations. I was able to listen to my iPhone and change music while the program was running. Sweet!

- On my way back, I take the turn off of Highway 40 West onto the Lafontaine tunnel. The off-ramp is under construction, and has large bumps and holes. I slow down to about 37mph, and drop it to 4th gear, and -

- I step on the gas, and WOW!!!!! No, I mean, WOW! The car stuck to the road! I felt the bumps but geezuz it accelerated quicky, and not for a second did I feel it lose its grip. My '02 Trans-Am's back-end would have bounced around all over the place, and I would have had to oversteer to correct it.

- ... But not in the Camaro. This car feels so smooth. I feel totally connected to the road yet isolated from it at the same time. The car handled the road just as if it was clear. I couldn't believe it.


This is one incredible car. I have driven BMW's and Mercedes that don't come close. This car feels like a $65,000 + car easily. I'm impressed as hell, and I'm glad I own one.

CamaroRick and the others were right, right, right. If you are getting tired of waiting for your car to arrive, don't give up!! It is completely worth the wait, and absolutely worth the price.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:25 AM   #9
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j/k yeah 38.6 mpg is that off the DIC or did you come up with that after filling up
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Gee I didn't think multiples of 10 were really that hard to understand....

Americans, sigh. =p

100kmh=60mph roughly
They arent.


Btw 95Kmh = 60
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:55 AM   #11
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Btw 95Kmh = 60
Sorry but...

95 Kmh = 58.995
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Sorry but...

95 Kmh = 58.995
Ive got a brit friend who always reffers to 95km as 60.


i guess its still closer than 100?
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:59 AM   #14
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This is one incredible car. I have driven BMW's and Mercedes that don't come close. .
lol.... are you sure? I mean in terms of power, sure, but I can't really remeber thinking the ride quality on this was better than a merc...


and metric FTW. it's so much easier. you guys really need to change your system.

10,100,1000,1 000 000, etc
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:39 PM   #15
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I like Rock, but found myself listening to The Symphony station on XM (I forget the #). The sound quality of the radio is pretty decent, and driving fast while listen to something slow was strangely interesting and very soothing. Was the Camaro made for classical music? (Let's say No.)
lol, I would agree, but when you think about it, all the music that makes it sound so epic in Transformers is classical/pop mix, so I guess the Transformers Score is the only classical-ish music that fits...
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:56 PM   #16
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lol.... are you sure? I mean in terms of power, sure, but I can't really remeber thinking the ride quality on this was better than a merc...


and metric FTW. it's so much easier. you guys really need to change your system.

10,100,1000,1 000 000, etc
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I'm American and will admit metric is awesome. Its just something we are stuck with I suppose.
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psh... our system is easy... all you have to do is think in terms of .5 in your system.

Every increment is one half of the next larger. 1/8 is half of a 1/4 is half of 1/2 and so on.... cmon it's simple.....




Who counts by tens anyway... psh



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and metric FTW. it's so much easier. you guys really need to change your system.
We did change. Wasn't the mandatory conversion to metric back in 1987? But give it a chance, as soon as the government is done taking over and changing the manufacturing, banking and health insurance industries they will be right back around to changing the standard of measures. Already they have many convinced that the best way out of being over budget it to spend 4 times as much money.
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Haha Silly Americans, eh? Just wait until we Candians bring ya that there Metric Clock and the Metric Calender! That'll really mess with yer heads dontcha know.
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lol.... are you sure? I mean in terms of power, sure, but I can't really remeber thinking the ride quality on this was better than a merc...

In the case of power I really can't say for sure because I didn't gun it. But in overall comfort (I'm 6'3" and I didn't fit well in that BMW, sorry I don't know the model), and the MErcedes I tried was about 2 years old so maybe it could have done with a tune-up or something, but yes the Camaro is THAT NICE. I'm in love.
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Regardless of unit measures... Did I just say "Unit?"

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let me put this in american terms 0-60 pretty dang good,55-100+ damn well a rush in blink of the eye, her to 130 and it was hella fun you all need to try it
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