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Old 12-22-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Camaro seems to get Car and Driver excited

I was at the store the other day, and I noticed that car and driver put the camaro on the cover of their buyers guide, on the front page of the coupes category, which I thought was weird, cuz if I recall correctly, car and driver doesn't like gm a whole bunch. so I bought it.. thought I'de share it with y'all





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Old 12-22-2008, 04:20 PM   #2
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Interesting...they gave both the Camaro and Corvette a 4/10 stars on Consumer Appeal? And why are they rating the V8 at only 395 hp?
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:57 PM   #3
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It says 422 in the specs area, but 395 in the text. what the hell...dont editors get paid to pick up mistakes like that? also it hurts GM if people think it only has 395
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:57 PM   #4
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GM was originally throwing around the 395hp number for the L99
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:40 PM   #5
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GM was originally throwing around the 395hp number for the L99
even for the L99, the power stats have been out plenty long enough to fix that before the press run. i think it's more that C&D really don't care enough about GM to worry about it.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:50 PM   #6
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...it's still on the cover though

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Old 12-23-2008, 12:20 AM   #7
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Im not sure about C&D but I know it sure gets me excited!!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:35 AM   #8
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What is the L99 rated at for hp? I must have missed the update because I thought it was still 395.
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:50 AM   #9
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Question

Did anyone notice that the Camaro in the fold-out is gray? Is that CGM?
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Did anyone notice that the Camaro in the fold-out is gray? Is that CGM?
Still just a rendering.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:21 AM   #11
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What is the L99 rated at for hp? I must have missed the update because I thought it was still 395.
last i checked the L99 was rated at 400hp and the LS3 was rated at 422hp. are these the official numbers or are they still tweaking things? and if not, when will the final numbers on hp and mpg be released?
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:37 AM   #12
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Hehe. I remember when the Camaro was in last year's guide as well.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:41 AM   #13
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What an ass rag that magazine is.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:50 AM   #14
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Did anyone notice that the Camaro in the fold-out is gray? Is that CGM?
Apparently you didn't get screwed on this one.

Here's the thread title:

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CGM CGM CGM!!!!!! NO JOKE
Here's the thread!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...light=cgm+joke

This is me after clicking link to such thread:


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Old 12-23-2008, 08:08 AM   #15
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They gave both the Camaro and Corvette only 4 out of 10 stars on Consumer Appeal?
Because the other 60% of consumers don't have enough money or even credit to buy a car in the current economy.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:48 AM   #16
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If you think that is a crappy mag wait till you find out who MotorTrend named their car of the year......Wait for it





























Nissan GT-R.....HAHAHAHAHA what a shit box that thing is and its car of the year. What a laugh.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:22 AM   #17
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I added this thread to the compilation thread in the General Section. It's labelled "...New car guide".
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:30 PM   #18
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last i checked the L99 was rated at 400hp and the LS3 was rated at 422hp. are these the official numbers or are they still tweaking things? and if not, when will the final numbers on hp and mpg be released?
I think they got the torque mixed up with the hp on the review:

"Powertrain:
3.6-liter dohc 24-valve v-6, 300hp, 273lb-ft, 6.2-liter pushrod 16-valve v-8, 400 or 422hp, 395-408lb-ft;6-sp man, 6-sp auto with manumatic shifting



EPA city/Highway mpg--------------15-17/14-26(est)"
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:37 PM   #19
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Interesting...they gave both the Camaro and Corvette a 4/10 stars on Consumer Appeal?

yeah, the highest any car got was 6/10 (vw rabbit)
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:45 PM   #20
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did you ever think they put the Camaro on the cover to sell the mag. it worked for you didnt it? they are in the buisness of selling magazines right?
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:52 PM   #21
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If you think that is a crappy mag wait till you find out who MotorTrend named their car of the year......Wait for it

Nissan GT-R.....HAHAHAHAHA what a shit box that thing is and its car of the year. What a laugh.
Yeah, and to think the Chevrolet Vega was MT COTY once also. What am I saying? Heck, I wish I still had my 383 stroker Vega. Looking back at some past picks, MT COTY is almost an embarrassment:
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Anyhow, you can see the list includes some less than stellar cars.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:19 PM   #22
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was the 81 chrysle k the one with the really ugly rear end??

oh yeah...they were... sad part is, they were one of the better looking cars on that list bwahaha!
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:21 AM   #23
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the k-car was every thing for many years. the first mini vans were k- car chassis's
here is a fine example

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the k-car was every thing for many years. the first mini vans were k- car chassis's
here is a fine example

That's too bad to be real. It must be a photoshop!
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Yes it does affect Gm is it says 395 hp. But if its says also 422hp somwhere a person intrested in the camaro will eventually catch that where its said.
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