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Old 04-07-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Z28 or 2SS? Why should i wait?

Hey everybody, well I been researching the camaro for a while now but I have questions. Like for instance, why wait for the z28? My mom said that if I wnat a car, I can get wither camaro but it's better if I wait. Not really any specific car budget, but I wouldn't dish out over 45,000-50,000 on any car unless it is a luxury brand like Lexus or BMW, NO OFFENSE. But still.. I'm looking to black out my camaro and ecrythinggg especially the rims and the ground effects package. but what do u guys recommend i do?
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:10 PM   #2
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i would get it now.if the Z28 does come out,i'm sure it will be in the mid 40s.
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:10 PM   #3
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I think you should get a 2SS, thats just my opinion though.
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:13 PM   #4
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you may wait a while on this "Z/28" to actually show up if it ever does...
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:06 PM   #5
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You better not be 18 and getting a 50k car.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:49 PM   #6
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I would wait, but thats just if there is solid info that the z28 is coming out soon, otherwise get the 2SS, 426hp is ALOT
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:18 PM   #7
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At 18 years old, 426 hp is MORE than enough. Plus you can mod the SS to your liking to match or surpass whatever power the Z/28. Then of course you have the question of is power the only thing that will differ on the Z or will the suspension be better and/or the chassis lighter?

Also, why would you (regardless of which Camaro you get) trade it in when you finish school? This car is a keeper!
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:24 PM   #8
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Get the 2SS, and if you are 18, congrats to you, my first car when I was 16 was a V-8 Camaro.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:44 PM   #9
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Will your mom adopt me?

I don't drink much, never smoked, and excelled in school too. So I deserve a very fast car too. Tell her I am stuck between the base Lamborghini Murcielago or the SuperVeloce edition.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:29 PM   #10
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I don't think the Z/28 will be offered in an automatic. Just as I believe the GT500 isn't. Conversion is probably possible, but would cost $$$$.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:34 PM   #11
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I say get the 2SS now because there is no word from GM if they are ever even going to make the Z28. The other point is that the 2SS with the right mods will blow just about anything off the road.

Side note: The 2SS is a keeper. If I get another Camaro later I will not be trading mine in it will forever be mine.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:41 PM   #12
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Instead of waiting on the Z28 i chose to buy a V6 model to tide me over til it does. I still get 300+ ponies for less than 30K. then it can either be passed to my eldest son or traded in on the Z28. I couldn't see myself spending 40K on a 2SS then wanting to spend 50K on a Z. I get to enjoy the car while waiting for the beast to come out without breaking my pocket book twice.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:44 PM   #13
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The CTS-V is a "luxury" car, which I believe there is usually a higher demand for an automatic version. The Z/28 will most likely be a special addition such as the GT500, so they could limit it to only manual. Plus the new Z/28 won't be like the old ones, this will be a 550+ hp car which is a totally different league than the 4th gens that had 285 (trust me I have one).

I'd say get the 2SS, and if you want more power in the future slap a supercharger on and you will have the new Z/28 power (or more).
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:49 PM   #14
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At 18 years old, 426 hp is MORE than enough.
Why at 18 years old is 426 hp enough?

Everyone seems quick to judge young drivers... Or maybe that's just the way I'm perceiving it?
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:36 PM   #15
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everyone judges young drivers theres plenty of "hater" threads on this site haha.. doesn't bother me i love the car just as much as the next person.

But hv92 as a 18 year old camaro owner my self haha i say get the 2SS. And i doubt the Z/28 will be available in auto but i could be wrong. 400 ponies is plenty and still reasonable on gas as well. 2SS all the way and congrats
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:42 PM   #16
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Haha youngoliver
thanks man. But yea like idk man.. Tge fact that there could be a new one coming out is just so awesome and Intriguing haha but yea. I actually turn 18 this July and my mom was thinking of getting me a car for tge one year Ima be spending at home for college before I transfer. What would be ur opinion on the upkeep and maintenance of the car?
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:46 PM   #17
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:00 PM   #18
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Why at 18 years old is 426 hp enough?

Everyone seems quick to judge young drivers... Or maybe that's just the way I'm perceiving it?
People judge young drivers quite a bit! What's surprising is, people over 60 cause something like 50% more wrecks than teens. No offense to many of our older, MUCH MUCH wiser forum members, who I'm sure can drive like the best champs out there! There are some stupid kids out there, that do stupid things. When I begin driving in a year, I vow to never pick up my phone or be preoccupied with something else when behind the wheel (unlike my father, scares me quite a bit) and I think it should be illegal anyway. Some $1000 fine would knock some sense into people! Anyway, some people are natural drivers, some people aren't and need more practice, so people, don't judge too quickly by age.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:07 PM   #19
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back to the topic, Z/28 will be $55K by the time it comes out... $35K for a nice SS today vs 55 large when the Z/28 comes out and it will be in short supply... that's why I pulled the trigger on the SS now. I can add power to the car as I have extra $$ to spend.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:42 PM   #20
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You will be 20 by the time the Z28 comes out.

Can you wait that long?
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:46 PM   #21
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Well.. If it comes out by next summer, haha I can wait, if not... Then 2SS it is. Orifice worse comes to worse, Lexus is coming out with the gs-f. Over 500 something horses with a v-10....


I'LL TAKE IT )) hahahaha
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:54 PM   #22
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It's more a matter of experience than age. If you've been driving regularly for years and are responsible, I don't see a problem with it. Nothing to do with hating on your age.

But giving someone a 550hp car (or even 426hp) who's relatively inexperienced behind the wheel can be a recipe for disaster. Depends on the person more than the age IMO. Although, I'd never give a 16 year old kid a car with this type of power. You need at least a couple years to learn how to truly drive.

BTW, learn how to drive a stick in the meantime if you wait, way more fun
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:19 PM   #23
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At 18 years old, 426 hp is MORE than enough. Plus you can mod the SS to your liking to match or surpass whatever power the Z/28. Then of course you have the question of is power the only thing that will differ on the Z or will the suspension be better and/or the chassis lighter?

Also, why would you (regardless of which Camaro you get) trade it in when you finish school? This car is a keeper!
Hey! I'm 16 and I drive an SS. Not all young drivers are wreckless. I think if you're underage and driving a 400+ HP car. you should have some sense.


Hey and about you trying to pick between an SS or Z28, I'd go for an SS unless you wanna wait for an unpromised car.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:00 PM   #24
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When I just turned 19 I bought myself a Corvette because I was on track to make $50k that year between my job and the stock market.

I babied it, I put about $6,000 worth of work into it, I washed it once a week, I genuinely loved it. I also blew the doors off every car that challenged me on the road... Until I got nailed in the front-side by an 80 year old man in a Jeep making a left turn.

Sports cars are nice, they impress people, they're fun to drive, but there's NOTHING more gut wrenching then watching a flat bed drag away your car with nearly no front end left. I had the speed, I used the speed, now I'm cruising around in a 2LT and keep it reasonable. The car still impresses a ton of people too.

I was heavily attached to my Corvette, because it was my first really large purchase and Mommy and Daddy didn't give me a cent toward it. I'll be able to look back at pictures when I'm a father now and go "Damn, I really miss that car"

I know "You're responsible, do well in school, don't do drugs/smoke/etc" I'm the same way. My cousin just turned 17 and is looking into getting a firebird/older Camaro. I'm trying to talk him out of it because I know how addicting it is to drop a clutch at 4k RPM's on a high horsepower car and get thrown back in the seat. I consider myself lucky for walking away from a pretty bad wreck without a scratch, I'm afraid other people wont be.

Point is, be very careful getting a 2SS. There is absolutely no practical need for 426 horsepower in every day driving. Yeah, it's cool to have. Yeah, it's going to get to your head. Yeah, you're going to think you're pretty hot stuff. Been there. Done that. I didn't get the SS Camaro because I couldn't even bare the thought of getting into another accident doing something dumb.
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When I just turned 19 I bought myself a Corvette because I was on track to make $50k that year between my job and the stock market.

I babied it, I put about $6,000 worth of work into it, I washed it once a week, I genuinely loved it. I also blew the doors off every car that challenged me on the road... Until I got nailed in the front-side by an 80 year old man in a Jeep making a left turn.

Sports cars are nice, they impress people, they're fun to drive, but there's NOTHING more gut wrenching then watching a flat bed drag away your car with nearly no front end left. I had the speed, I used the speed, now I'm cruising around in a 2LT and keep it reasonable. The car still impresses a ton of people too.

I was heavily attached to my Corvette, because it was my first really large purchase and Mommy and Daddy didn't give me a cent toward it. I'll be able to look back at pictures when I'm a father now and go "Damn, I really miss that car"

I know "You're responsible, do well in school, don't do drugs/smoke/etc" I'm the same way. My cousin just turned 17 and is looking into getting a firebird/older Camaro. I'm trying to talk him out of it because I know how addicting it is to drop a clutch at 4k RPM's on a high horsepower car and get thrown back in the seat. I consider myself lucky for walking away from a pretty bad wreck without a scratch, I'm afraid other people wont be.

Point is, be very careful getting a 2SS. There is absolutely no practical need for 426 horsepower in every day driving. Yeah, it's cool to have. Yeah, it's going to get to your head. Yeah, you're going to think you're pretty hot stuff. Been there. Done that. I didn't get the SS Camaro because I couldn't even bare the thought of getting into another accident doing something dumb.
Well said! I hope a few people take note.
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