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Old 04-18-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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Camaro in the North-East (CT)

I live in Miami now but probably coming back to Connecticut for a job. I love my Camaro and I am wondering whether I can realistically drive it all year up there. It is my daily driver down here...

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Old 04-18-2010, 04:33 PM   #2
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I dont drive my car in winter but there are people that do. A good set of snow tires is a must. Where in Ct are you moving to?
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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Didn't know you were over here!

I drive my GTO all year round, got a good set of snow tires and it's rarely an issue.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:34 PM   #4
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Didn't know you were over here!

I drive my GTO all year round, got a good set of snow tires and it's rarely an issue.
The V6 with all seasons is good to go cause its equally balanced 50/50 front , rear.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses, I will be in Stamford driving to Norwalk daily.
Bigger issue is that my condo doesn't have a garage! I'm gonna have to do something about that, scraping snow & ice off my Rally Yellow Camaro will kill the paint...
Anyway, I used to live up there so I look forward to some great driving to the upstate new york wineries e.t.c.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses, I will be in Stamford driving to Norwalk daily.
Bigger issue is that my condo doesn't have a garage! I'm gonna have to do something about that, scraping snow & ice off my Rally Yellow Camaro will kill the paint...
Anyway, I used to live up there so I look forward to some great driving to the upstate new york wineries e.t.c.

i plan to daily drive it 80 miles a day, 2lt rs just like you, nice set of snow tires and your set from what i hear, its really good in the snow for what it is
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:45 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, I was scared I'd be driving a Yugo for the deep winter months.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:31 AM   #8
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lol, there is a guy in town here with a Yugo setup for rally, it's all stickered up. lol
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:05 AM   #9
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Thanks for the responses, I will be in Stamford driving to Norwalk daily.
Bigger issue is that my condo doesn't have a garage! I'm gonna have to do something about that, scraping snow & ice off my Rally Yellow Camaro will kill the paint...
Anyway, I used to live up there so I look forward to some great driving to the upstate new york wineries e.t.c.
The shore usually isnt hit as bad as the higher regions in CT. Also i found the best bet for snow removal is using one of those car wash wands used for campers and larger trucks. You just push the snow off with it instead of using the snow brushes. The brushes have hard bristles that can scratch the paint. The brushes are usually soft and wont scratch. Also just push enough of the snow off and let the engine and cab melt the rest off. I never push off down the paint. Always leave a thin layer of snow on it.
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:11 PM   #10
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I got a set of 18" bolt on snows from Tirerack. I live in the NW hills and had the summer only tires so it wasn't much of a decision. Drives well in snow with the snow tires, they make all the difference. You might be able to get away with all season tires in Norwalk area.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:16 PM   #11
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I used to work in Stamford. They don't get as much snow as Northern, CT. Salt will kill the car though. I would consider getting a beater for the winter months.
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:11 PM   #12
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I'm in norwalk area, but haven't driven in the snow yet. Just picked mine up in February. Welcome back...
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