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View Poll Results: 1969 or 2010: Which is Cooler?
1969 130 63.41%
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:09 PM   #26
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For your first car? 2010
Which car is cooler? 1969

Youll die in a 69 if you get in a big wreck...
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:38 PM   #27
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Actually the answer would be 1968... lol


But seriously.. the big upside to the '69 is that it doesn't depreciate.. in fact it might just go up in value over time. That's not the case with the 2010.

However, as a daily driver the 2010 will far more comfortable.
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:46 PM   #28
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:08 PM   #29
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Actually the answer would be 1968... lol
You would say that Steve!!! lol
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:09 PM   #30
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i'll go with the 69...even though mines' a 68(i traded my 05 c6 corvette convertible for it)
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:56 PM   #31
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........Youll die in a 69 if you get in a big wreck...


So what, your going to die one day. Not to want a 1st Gen because of that??

Yes, the 2010 is smoother and rides better and tighter. But Driving a 1st Gen is more fun, Raw power and you feel the road! Every crack!!!!

I love both, but if I had to get rid of my 67 or my 2010.... Easy. See ya 2010!
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:51 PM   #32
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I say a 2010, but I've got a cool old car... I say 2010 because it's an awesome amount of power, better handling, more creature comforts, and above all, it's 100% good to go NOW. I feel bad, because my Corvette is getting neglected because I have the new Camaro. Why spend $5000 to feel like the suspension is safe enough to drive when I could spend $5000 to get more power and handling on a vehicle that is already a monster?
As for cooler, well, your A/C will work better in the 2010, but the 1969 will be a cooler car.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:40 AM   #34
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So what, your going to die one day. Not to want a 1st Gen because of that??

Yes, the 2010 is smoother and rides better and tighter. But Driving a 1st Gen is more fun, Raw power and you feel the road! Every crack!!!!

I love both, but if I had to get rid of my 67 or my 2010.... Easy. See ya 2010!
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:28 AM   #35
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I love cars from the 60's! 69 Camaro 67 Stingray and 66 Chevelles were my favorite cars! I know I added a little to the topic but I think those 3 cars are just way to Cool! Now the 2010 Camaro is Awesome to I love mine!
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:40 AM   #36
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I've always wanted a 69 Camaro, but was fortunate enough to get a SS454 Chevelle 70 model. I enjoy going to shows with it, but I found myself spending more time under it that in it. Its bone stock down to the points ignition and cast iron exhaust manifolds. They are not a treat to keep running with todays gas

I get more pleasure in the hot AZ climate though going to shows and meets with the air going full blast and the tunes cranked in my 2010 Camaro.......Period. Its going to get me there and back safely
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I've always wanted a 69 Camaro, but was fortunate enough to get a SS454 Chevelle 70 model. I enjoy going to shows with it, but I found myself spending more time under it that in it. Its bone stock down to the points ignition and cast iron exhaust manifolds. They are not a treat to keep running with todays gas

I get more pleasure in the hot AZ climate though going to shows and meets with the air going full blast and the tunes cranked in my 2010 Camaro.......Period. Its going to get me there and back safely
That's exactly how I feel! I love the old muscle cars but my new camaro I know I can hop in it and hit the road to go anywere I want and she make it there with no worries! Plus nice to have the comforts of air conditioning, power. Brakes, power windows/door locks and power steering those old cars were not only muscle cars but you had to have some muscle to stop them and make sharp slow turns!
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:37 AM   #38
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I say a 2010, but I've got a cool old car... I say 2010 because it's an awesome amount of power, better handling, more creature comforts, and above all, it's 100% good to go NOW. I feel bad, because my Corvette is getting neglected because I have the new Camaro. Why spend $5000 to feel like the suspension is safe enough to drive when I could spend $5000 to get more power and handling on a vehicle that is already a monster?
As for cooler, well, your A/C will work better in the 2010, but the 1969 will be a cooler car.
I would argue the "better handling" part.. unless you're talking a bone stock example.

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Old 09-29-2009, 10:41 AM   #39
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I still think the 67 is the best. It is what started it all. And the rear quarters of the 2010 are more like the 67/68 with the slight roll.

True, if it was not for the 69, the 2010 would not look so good.

If it was not for the 67, there would be no 69.

That's a great looking 67. I always liked them better than the 69. I would take either one over a 2010. I like your idea of, but hey why not have both.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:18 AM   #40
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My Dad and I have been working on my first car, and were almost done.
It's a 1981 Camaro Z28, 350, 4 speed..jajaja.

IMO, go with the 69'. I'm just a lover for old classic cars. But if you get the 69', better take care of it, it's a antique. I'd much rather see a brand new 40-50k 2010 Camaro get demolished than an old peace of history and American Muscle. (referring to the 69')

Go with the 69!!!
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:41 AM   #41
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I guess I am old....School.

I got my 67 in 83, it had 65k on it and in 18 months, I put on 36k!!! Yeah, and I did not have to drive to work and I missed many days of driving due to being out at Sea.

As for Steering - I have always had Power steering, and yes, the 1st Gen steering takes some time to learn. But once you do, it is easy to drive.
Ride - Yes, 1st Gen is a little rougher
mileage - nearly the same
A/C - I have 2-80 AC in my 67!! Two Windows down at 80 MPH!!
Power Windows? YES, My Arms are powerful crankin the windows!
Music? - Yes Dual Exhaust and loud Mufflers!
fear of a break down? No Way!!! I do not fear that, nor did I when I have driven it across country. Sure it can happen.
I have heard of brand new cars breaking down in the 1st week.

Don't get me wrong, I love my 2010!!! More then I expected.

But to drive a 1st Gen over 100MPH - Well, that is very exciting and fun and work! (to keep her straight!!!! :-)

really you cannot go wrong with either car.

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Old 10-06-2009, 02:29 AM   #42
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Get the 2010 if you wanna drive it every day. Get the 1969 if you want to drive it to car shows.

I have a slight bias. I am among the minority who far prefer the looks of the later Camaros.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:20 PM   #43
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1969 is EASILY 10x as cool as the 2010 model.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:55 PM   #44
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1969 is EASILY 10x as cool as the 2010 model.



Modern drivetrains and old musclecars are a great combination. Car shows are for dyno queens. Most of the Camaros I know like to go out and get exercised hard and frequently. After all I know I didn't build mine to just look good

I took this picture a couple of weeks ago after went on a 180 mile trip with my 69.


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Good question. I love both. I also love to see pictures of the two side-by-side. Hope more people post. I am planning to have flammingbird (Michelle) and her husband take professional photos of mine. Will post when available.
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I would argue the "better handling" part.. unless you're talking a bone stock example.

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Of course, you not talking stock right, Steve?!!? lol
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:48 PM   #47
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Modern drivetrains and old musclecars are a great combination. Car shows are for dyno queens. Most of the Camaros I know like to go out and get exercised hard and frequently. After all I know I didn't build mine to just look good

I took this picture a couple of weeks ago after went on a 180 mile trip with my 69.


That is beautiful!!!!!
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:37 PM   #48
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No more crusty stuff for me...

1st car was a 69. Too far gone in 1987 to save. Moved on to a 68. Have owned and restored a few other old cars. Moved on to building a couple newer trucks and enjoyed it so much I swung away from all of the old stuff. As a body man and enthusiast I will always appreciate the old stuff for what it is but I got tired of chasing the demon I know all too well; it NEVER sleeps. RUST. I got a new Camaro and can keep it from going to pot with TLC that the old cars real guys can afford never got. I always said how lucky those SOB's were that were around when the 69's were rolling out. The new Camaro made ME that guy!

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Oh gee.... 426hp, fuel injected, six speed gear box, 4 wheel brembo brakes, ect, ect... no comparison for factory stock in my book.
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