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Old 07-21-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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3300 mi road trip in 2010 SS (!!pics added!!)

Got back from our little road trip last weekend. We took the SS on a ~3300 mi road trip from here in Chicago IL, through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and finally back home here in Chicago. I have pics of the car in different states at different places... When I have a bit of time, I'll update this thread with more info and the pics..

When cruising along on the highway between 55-70 (depending on the State), with myself and my gf, and our luggage, I was getting 23-25MPG as long as I had my cruise set on a steady state. Even when loaded up with stuff from the trip, the MPG didn't change.. The ride was great, the car is nice and broke in now for sure.. =)

I started with 750mi on the Odo and got back with right at 4000

This car definitely does well on long road trips for us.. Got many looks from other people and saw several other Camaros on the trip..
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:48 AM   #2
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sounds great, looking forward to seeing some pics....
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:19 AM   #3
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:20 AM   #4
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I drove from MA to SC and GA a month after I got mine - it was awesome!! Last October there were less Camaro's around but it was still fun to see them driving by on the other side fo the road - and the looks you get are alwasy fun
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:15 AM   #5
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:43 PM   #6
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Got back from our little road trip last weekend. We took the SS on a ~3300 mi road trip from here in Chicago IL, through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and finally back home here in Chicago. I have pics of the car in different states at different places... When I have a bit of time, I'll update this thread with more info and the pics..

When cruising along on the highway between 55-70 (depending on the State), with myself and my gf, and our luggage, I was getting 23-25MPG as long as I had my cruise set on a steady state. Even when loaded up with stuff from the trip, the MPG didn't change.. The ride was great, the car is nice and broke in now for sure.. =)

I started with 750mi on the Odo and got back with right at 4000

This car definitely does well on long road trips for us.. Got many looks from other people and saw several other Camaros on the trip..
Very cool... but I'd much rather tow it across all those states... 3,000+ miles on my car would give me a heart attack! I'm still breathing heavily after breaking 400 after only 2 weeks of owning it.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:47 PM   #7
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Right after I got my car me and the wife took it to Southern California for vacation. It was a great time.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:50 PM   #8
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Right after I got my car me and the wife took it to Southern California for vacation. It was a great time.
Yeah but yours is a Mustang so it can get mileage on it. Who cares about those cars anyway. I'm kidding by the way.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:56 PM   #9
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It's all good, we had a blast in it. And the OP had a blast in his Camaro.

He drove through a different part of the country, but driving through the desert hills at night and seeing a city lit up in the distance is amazing.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:17 PM   #10
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Glad you had a great safe trip!

Looking forward to seeing your photos.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:32 PM   #11
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Sounds like a really fun time!!
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:39 PM   #12
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You guys are making me want to take a Camaro road trip!
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:45 PM   #13
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:49 PM   #14
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but driving through the desert hills at night and seeing a city lit up in the distance is amazing.
/\ THIS I couldn't agree more.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:03 PM   #15
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I did about 2200 miles three days after buying mine. Drove from Minot, ND to Orlando, FL. Was an awesome drive. Car could not have been more comfortable even after driving 11 hours a day for 3 days.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:17 AM   #16
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I have driven from Seattle to Portland a few times now, which is about 300 miles each way. My wife and I am thinking of taking a trip from Seattle to Wichita to visit my mom but may just fly since I don't want to eat vacation time for the driving part and it's a lot of miles for a car I am trying not to put miles on.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:21 AM   #17
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I did about 2200 miles three days after buying mine. Drove from Minot, ND to Orlando, FL. Was an awesome drive. Car could not have been more comfortable even after driving 11 hours a day for 3 days.
Same for me. Drove 6-8 hours at a time and no back ache like I get in my Impala after even two hours. This is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. Ct to South Florida and back was pure pleasure.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:39 AM   #18
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Wow... that serves me right for not remembering to post pics yesterday when I got home.. but.. in my own defense.. it was my 30th bday yesterday.. so I had other things on my mind.. XD

I'll try to get them up soon..

It's nice to see some other Camaro owners have done the same.. This car is really a lot of fun on the open road and is very comfortable.. Well, I guess as comfortable as a car can be after you're in it that much time.

My cousin took me out for a little spin through the back roads of Arkansas.. so, that was nice.. He was pulling 70-80 on winding roads and the car didn't feel like it was trying to body roll or slide.. -- but, I'm not trying to say go out and act stupid and ruin yourself or the car -- we had open roads and he knows the area very well.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:06 AM   #19
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Yup, drove mine to the Fest (1700 miles R/T), very comfortable ride I must say. I didn't find myself wiggling in the seat trying to find a good position.

Got mine seven (7) months ago today (12/22/09) and have 6600 miles on her - she's no garage queen, she's a daily driver and loves all the attention she can get..
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:36 AM   #20
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In the Jim Beam parking lot in Kentucky


At the Hermitage in Hermitage, TN




Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN


Guess where we're going... (Shake and Bake )


Yup.. You guessed it (didn't get to bring the car on the track though.. :() Oh well.. the museum there in Talladega was nice though..



Me, just "reflecting" on our journey through Mississippi..


Taking a break in an Antique Shop in Vicksburg there at the MS/LA line..

(This one is in the Borat movie..)

Who's that I see there across the street? Looks like a fellow IOM...


Rush hour in back town of central Louisiana...


Louisana - Texas state line area











In the Woodville, Tx area going to visit a friend at the RV Park they own..




At the Gulf of Mexico, Sea Rim State Park, Texas




Where the black top ends.. (stupid hurricanes )


Leaving out of Houston, heading to Dallas (nice side mirror shot)


Yes... that's a Lexus.. That's duct tape... yes, they're together.. I guess if you can't shut it, duct it..


Blakely Dam in the Hot Springs area of Arkansas










Looking down from the Mountain Tower at Hot Springs State Park. I'm the IOM on the right side, four cars up..



Illinois - Missouri area






Hi SGM!!!!


I wonder if I could mount those on the SS?
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:47 AM   #21
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You should do Power Tour next year! We did the Long Haul, from Iowa to Alabama, last month. What a blast! I have tons of pictures, but I won't jack your thread.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:00 AM   #22
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Every trip I take is pure pleasure driving this car.
Awesome command of the road.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:06 PM   #23
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Was the Confederate battle flag in front of the store part of the store or just planted on the sidewalk?
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:45 PM   #24
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Was the Confederate battle flag in front of the store part of the store or just planted on the sidewalk?
I honestly don't know.. I know there was a lot of Civil War stuff in there.. but, it didn't seem to be part of the store.. though, who knows..
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:12 PM   #25
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Thats sweet I am going on a trip my self a week from today. South Texas to Las Vegas 1400 miles one way cant wait!!!!!!
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