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Old 08-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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need help buying 2014 ss HELP FAST

alright guys i did like you said and went to take a look at an ss ( as well as m3 and c63) but i need some help . due to my father hating a stick shift in nyc im forced to get an auto because he will want to drive it once in a while. and i heard the auto makes 26 less hp. is that a big jump and i just feel weird upgrading to a v8 for 80 hp... please help guys and is the car noticeably slower?
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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alright guys i did like you said and went to take a look at an ss ( as well as m3 and c63) but i need some help . due to my father hating a stick shift in nyc im forced to get an auto because he will want to drive it once in a while. and i heard the auto makes 26 less hp. is that a big jump and i just feel weird upgrading to a v8 for 80 hp... please help guys and is the car noticeably slower?
Their will be a difference between the Manual and Automatic Camaro.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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The auto is still fast
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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I think GM lists a .1 second difference in the quarter mile. L99s are plenty fast.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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I Never driven the auto before so I cant compare the 2. Not to sound smart, but is your father helping you pay for the car? If you really want the stick, you might have that after thought that you should have gotten the stick from the get go haunt you. I know NYC has busy streets so that might nip it in the bud right there. Especially if its your only car.
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I don't think you can go wrong either way and ultimalely it's up to you. But if you have that dying feeling (like I do) definitely get the stick. Assuming you feel like dealing with traffic. If not, save yourself the hassle and get the auto.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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okay thankg guys but i need a definite answer
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:19 PM   #7
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okay thankg guys but i need a definite answer
Yes!! Their will be a difference in how fast the automatic is compared to the manual but the automatic Camaro is still pretty quick.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:22 PM   #8
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Get the manual it's obvious you want one.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:31 PM   #9
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damn im stuck 400 horsepower sucks . lol now gt's are going to beat me worse.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:47 PM   #10
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damn im stuck 400 horsepower sucks . lol now gt's are going to beat me worse.
even if you get a M6 a 5.0 gt will beat you stock for stock ( everything being equal)
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #11
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i know it just make the situation worst lol cause the auto is slower.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:59 PM   #12
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i know it just make the situation worst lol cause the auto is slower.
Unless you can shift and launch the manual like a pro the automatic will probably beat you in the 1/4 mile 9 times out of 10. So that extra 26 hp won't do you any good.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:03 PM   #13
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thank you sin r g thats the answer i wanna hear lol
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:08 PM   #14
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alright guys i did like you said and went to take a look at an ss ( as well as m3 and c63) but i need some help . due to my father hating a stick shift in nyc im forced to get an auto because he will want to drive it once in a while. and i heard the auto makes 26 less hp. is that a big jump and i just feel weird upgrading to a v8 for 80 hp... please help guys and is the car noticeably slower?
You're not just upgrading the horsepower. You'll notice the torque difference the most. Not to mention the other upgrades like the Brembos ... another huge difference.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:33 PM   #15
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We have 1 of each, and the torque is defiantly less on the automatic.

The auto is a convertible and my daily driver so those 2 things make up for it, living in sunny Southern California I drive topless alot!

We track both cars a lot, On the drag strip the auto is faster but that is mainly because the shifting of the auto is just that automatic vs human intervention with the manual.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:37 PM   #16
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I have a 2010 LS3, my dad has a 2011 L99, I have driven both and there is clearly a difference between the two. I can honestly say I would not be happy if I were to have chosen the L99.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:43 PM   #17
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OP please read this. You're not just talking about a difference in transmission, shifting, driving experience, and horsepower.

You're talking about two entirely different engines. The manual comes with the legendary LS3 introduced in the Corvette in 2008. It's utterly bullet proof and can be modified to be a truly legitimate racing engine in every conceivable way. Not that it needs it

There's also a difference in sound

Get the manual, get the LS3. Don't deprive yourself from experiencing a piece of automotive history.
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