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Old 07-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #51
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Daily Driver. Except in the snow. Or Rain. Or if it looks like rain. Or below 32c. Or through construction sites. Or on gravel roads. Other then that, yep, a Daily Driver.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #52
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I have a '13 2ss RS Camaro that is not my daily driver. I drive the Camaro for fun or when it is going to be nice out. I also have a 2012 Volt I use for daily commutes, and a winter beater for when its really crappy out.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #53
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:33 AM   #54
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Daily driver here. Made it through the first Minnesota winter with only a few minor quirks but that was more my learning curve for a RWD vs. front than the car. Winter tires are a MUST though. Noticed a huge difference in handling in the snow right away.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:04 PM   #55
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DD here unless there is snow on the ground then, it's the Wife's AWD MTX. Due to the cold weather, the P-Zero's were almost un-driveable below 32 degrees (hard as rocks). I replaced them with General G-Max All Season Radials and now have no troubles.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:15 AM   #56
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Thanks for the responses..

You guys put 93 or regular gas?
I always use 91 or above, only few gas stations in canada have 94.
My SS is my dd, unless there is snow on the ground.

I've driven it in minus 30 Celsius degrees weather (I live in Calgary, Canada) with the stock P-Zero with no problem at all as long as you are careful. If there is snow covered roads, I usually use public transit, im not worry about me driving my car, I do get more worry about other people not knowing how to drive in the snow and wrecking my baby even if i got winter tires. When I got it, I got 3M protection on hood bumper and side mirrors (to avoid rockchipping during winter and spring seasons) and once a year I take it for a "Krown" application (to avoid rust due to salt) that way, i can enjoy the SS with peace of mind !

Congratz! You'll enjoy your new ride!
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:21 AM   #57
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All day every day. Mine handled like a champ in the snow with pirelli scorpions, but I will save my car and find something else for the next winter.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:09 AM   #58
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:18 AM   #59
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #60
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Used to daily it. I bought a Scion after I put around 20k on the Camaro. It rides better and gets way better milage. The suspension + exhaust on the Camaro can get tiring sometimes.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:29 PM   #61
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:36 PM   #62
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Yep...my SS was my daily driver for almost 4 years and 46.5K miles...now got a ZL1 as my daily driver! Great "grocery getters"!
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #63
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Ok, I'm in Alabama, so I almost don't count, but I drive mine every day and enjoy it. I'd say enjoy yours every day that you can.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:25 PM   #64
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I take mine on "research expeditions" on sunny days and back country roads when most folks are working or sleeping. Decided this would be my part time job after retirement. Love the car and not much chance I'll get tired of it this way.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:11 PM   #65
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With the stock LS 245/55/R18 tires, the car performs alot better in imperfect conditions than I thought. Coming from a 02 Firebird v6, I thought the Camaro would be alot worse with traction due to the huge power difference. Not true (with traction control on anyway)
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:10 AM   #66
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DD is my Honda civic...my SS is used Fridays-Sundays..or when on a hot date or something of the like
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:53 AM   #67
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:59 AM   #68
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:59 AM   #69
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Can you drive it in the winter? Sure. Should you? That's the real question. P-zeros are ok in the cold if you're careful. If there is any snow on the ground at all, I would not even attempt it. Also, the car is just too low to the ground to be great in the snow. To top it all off, why screw up a nice car with snow, salt and all the other wonderful things winter has to offer? Winter is really hard on vehicles. I plan on keeping mine for a long time, and would rather not have it turn into a rust bucket. Oh yeah, and then there's all the other morons on the road that can't drive in the snow. You gotta worry about them crashing into you.

In short, when I had my V6, I DD it one winter. That was enough headaches for me. I bought a used Jeep and that thing is a trooper in the snow. IMO, a Camaro just isn't a winter car, especially an SS or ZL1.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:15 AM   #70
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I drive it every day in rain, snow, sunshine, and everything else. Love the car.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #71
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:42 PM   #72
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daily driver here. have not had it with snow on the ground, which is not a very high percentage of the time around here anyway. i do not plan to drive it if/when we have snow, otherwise.......YOU BET I WILL
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:45 PM   #73
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:38 PM   #74
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Can you drive it in the winter? Sure. Should you? That's the real question. P-zeros are ok in the cold if you're careful. If there is any snow on the ground at all, I would not even attempt it. Also, the car is just too low to the ground to be great in the snow. To top it all off, why screw up a nice car with snow, salt and all the other wonderful things winter has to offer? Winter is really hard on vehicles. I plan on keeping mine for a long time, and would rather not have it turn into a rust bucket. Oh yeah, and then there's all the other morons on the road that can't drive in the snow. You gotta worry about them crashing into you.

In short, when I had my V6, I DD it one winter. That was enough headaches for me. I bought a used Jeep and that thing is a trooper in the snow. IMO, a Camaro just isn't a winter car, especially an SS or ZL1.
Your advice of the pzeros in the cold is wrong , Also your theory of how The cars are just too low to the ground to be great in Snow , Is really wrong . I will race you any snowy day in your jeep and blow your doors off on the line and around any curves,, Why give a guy wrong advice when it is easy to see you never have had snow tires on your car? I drive my daily it is not a rust bucket nor will it ever turn into one as I wash all the time in the winter . Your part on the other morons on the road is correct , , Saying a Camaro is not a winter car is wrong as can be, The traction control makes these one of the best cars you can buy in the snow ,
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #75
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any car can be great in the snow as long as you give it the proper tools.
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