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Old 07-30-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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Question THINKING OF SELLING MY CAMARO

I ordered my car @ the begining of Jan. recieved it July 7th. I had wanted one since I first saw the concept in 2006 but now that I have it I am not that impressed with the car. The car looks good inside and out it is a 2SS SIM BLK interior polished wheels and CGM rally stripes. The one thing that concerns me most is I have driven manuals nearly 20 years and this car is not a pleasure to drive when it feels like the clutch never engages in the same place. If this doesnot change soon I will be selling the car. Any thoughts on what it may be doing. PS. and it is not the driver I have tried different ways to let out the clutch and always the same. The clutch feels like it has no forgiveness at all. The car only has 362 miles on it. I hope someone can shed some light on this.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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Ever consider taking it in to the Dealership to have a tech look at it? Could also be that the Clutch needs a little more break-in time. You're only at 362 miles..
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:34 PM   #3
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Don't NEW manuals take a while to 'break in'? Or is that just another myth? Dunno.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:38 PM   #4
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I would have dealer check it, I can't imagine wanting to let mine go for any reason once I get it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:41 PM   #5
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The clutch feel is ALLOT different than all the other Manual cars/trucks i have driven, feels like it's fully engaged 1in off the floor then you have a mile of nothing, it took me a good week to get use to it and have smooth non neck jerking shifts.

The clutch does make some weird noises that i have noticed. When the stereo is off (so i can hear everything) when shifting from 1-2 and 2-3 i hear a spinning sound like putting a ball bearing on your finger and spinning it. That's probably a normal sound but i have never heard the throw out bearing?? before like that. The sound is pretty noticeable when shifting between 3-4k at a slow pace not just jamming it into gear, just trying to shift "smooth"

Crap like this is so hard to explain...
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:45 PM   #6
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I was just thinking to myself today how smooth the SS shifts. I've drove an '03 Mustang and that was very stiff for the 1st year and the clutch was touchy. You should definitely get it checked out. Is that your only concern with the SS or are there other reasons?
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:46 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. Mine seems very similar to yours in that it never feels like that the gears shift smoothly. This car seem like it wants to lunge back and forth when barely coasting in gear and you give it just a little gas and then it starts bucking
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:49 PM   #8
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I say take it back to the Dealer.. If you think there is a problem..
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:50 PM   #9
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Also, be aware that there is the "Skip shift" feature that I think will make you shift from 1st to 4th when at a certain rpm....

Could be something with that?

Anywho, take it in and let the dealer look at it....
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:51 PM   #10
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:56 PM   #11
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I ordered my car @ the begining of Jan. recieved it July 7th. I had wanted one since I first saw the concept in 2006 but now that I have it I am not that impressed with the car. The car looks good inside and out it is a 2SS SIM BLK interior polished wheels and CGM rally stripes. The one thing that concerns me most is I have driven manuals nearly 20 years and this car is not a pleasure to drive when it feels like the clutch never engages in the same place. If this doesnot change soon I will be selling the car. Any thoughts on what it may be doing. PS. and it is not the driver I have tried different ways to let out the clutch and always the same. The clutch feels like it has no forgiveness at all. The car only has 362 miles on it. I hope someone can shed some light on this.
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I ordered my car @ the begining of Jan. recieved it July 7th. I had wanted one since I first saw the concept in 2006 but now that I have it I am not that impressed with the car. The car looks good inside and out it is a 2SS SIM BLK interior polished wheels and CGM rally stripes. The one thing that concerns me most is I have driven manuals nearly 20 years and this car is not a pleasure to drive when it feels like the clutch never engages in the same place. If this doesnot change soon I will be selling the car. Any thoughts on what it may be doing. PS. and it is not the driver I have tried different ways to let out the clutch and always the same. The clutch feels like it has no forgiveness at all. The car only has 362 miles on it. I hope someone can shed some light on this.
I felt that way at first too. Now I am up to 1300 miles in the car and it's fine. You just need to give it some time.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:56 PM   #13
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Dude... it's not broken in. You are not giving the car a fair shake.

Just keep driving it and after a while and the shifting will improve.

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Old 07-30-2009, 06:57 PM   #14
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I probably will take it back to the dealer Mon. but the bad thing about it is that most of the techs have not even work on the new camaro much. I guess they will just have to kinda relate it to the corvette.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:00 PM   #15
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I appreciate the offer IRPQ11 but will have to respectfully decline. No issues with horsepower here.
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I ordered my car @ the begining of Jan. recieved it July 7th. I had wanted one since I first saw the concept in 2006 but now that I have it I am not that impressed with the car. The car looks good inside and out it is a 2SS SIM BLK interior polished wheels and CGM rally stripes. The one thing that concerns me most is I have driven manuals nearly 20 years and this car is not a pleasure to drive when it feels like the clutch never engages in the same place. If this doesnot change soon I will be selling the car. Any thoughts on what it may be doing. PS. and it is not the driver I have tried different ways to let out the clutch and always the same. The clutch feels like it has no forgiveness at all. The car only has 362 miles on it. I hope someone can shed some light on this.
like you i have alway had mannual transmission... and i do not like these new type clutchs.... older clutch where mechanic... it that you push in the the clutch pedel and moved the bearing.... you could ride the clutch and feel the clutch... now with the slave clutch you feel nothing ,, the clutch is in or out with nothing inbetween.... i am with you give us back the mechanic clutch
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:03 PM   #17
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You need to follow the manual and complete the break-in period. With all due respect there is a reason they put it in the book. They have made a lot of cars for a long time.
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Yeh give me a mechanical clutch and a centerforce stage II clutch disc and I will be happy.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:06 PM   #19
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Vash do you own a new camaro?
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:09 PM   #20
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Main issue, car isn't broke in yet...
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:09 PM   #21
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You need to follow the manual and complete the break-in period. With all due respect there is a reason they put it in the book. They have made a lot of cars for a long time.
If you're thinking of selling a brand new car after 362mi, the problem is not the car. Follow the instructions and advice of experienced drivers. Be aware that cars may not have peak performance numbers instantly. If you didn't already know that, then you know now that patience is part of owning a new car.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:10 PM   #22
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Wait until the break-in period has finished and if you still don't like how it shifts, then do something about it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:10 PM   #23
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Vash do you own a new camaro?
No but I don't need to own one to master the mechanical aspects of the vehicle. I know every nut and bolt on the car.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:13 PM   #24
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took me about 3 days to get used to the clutch. Now it feels great and grabs in the same spot everytime. Very happy with the gearbox in this car.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:15 PM   #25
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At least you got a manual... My friend has the AUTO thinking it would be better for drag racing and it's a real slush box he was pretty upset when both of my cars beat him in the 1/4 every time...
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