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Old 07-23-2010, 03:36 AM   #76
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Nice to watch the Camaro sliding around like that?
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:38 AM   #77
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Can't believe no one else has posted about the Dukes of Hazzard comment... Awesome! lol "Let's face it, there's only one way to drive a yank tank.. And that's a little like you're a driver from the Dukes of Hazzard"
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:12 AM   #78
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That was a fun review, but I don't understand all you guys saying that guy can drive. Anybody can throttle steer a muscle car around like that. It's not hard. But it's hard on the car. Someone needs to tell him it's a Camaro, not a Mini.

I have seen other video reviews of the Camaro where they managed to lap a track without creating a landscape of tire smoke. The great challenge of driving a car like the new Camaro is making her go fast while still keeping her wide azz in line. Now THAT's fun.
The drift through the corners style has become fashionable with consumers and marketers. Drifting through the corners looks faster than it is. That style turns tires into a greasy mess making the car slower with each turn.

You can watch John's steering inputs and see how little correction is required. His fourth lap is faster than his first and the 6th faster than the 4th because he does not over heat the tires. He looks slow, but is running incredibly fast.



His runs only make for good TV with an educated viewer. I give him a 9+ for style and performance. Having said that, my guess is that Jason Plato is capable of driving like John and was delivering good TV and decent lap times as a TV show host should. If he were running the Camaro in a race his style would be very different and his lap times faster. I say this because of the ease with which he drives in the video. While he is drifting the corners, they are controlled with little correction required once he hits his line. The guy can drive. He just didn't drive the Camaro as we would like to see it driven.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:29 AM   #79
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Good honest review...the car is not perfect! But for $37,000, it is the damn best new car I ever bought.

See Jay Leno's review, he loved the car! Frankly, I do not care what the brie eaters who drive BMW, Audi and Porsche think. I don't like french brie...I prefer american cheddar. Let them pay 2 and 3 times more for a slightly(?) better car!
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:44 AM   #80
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When I see reviews like this on TV or on the web it makes me proud to be an owner of this vicious ass machine.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:10 AM   #81
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The one thing that I truly enjoyed about his review, were his facial expressions as he was driving the car. Every time I get in mine, I get this sudden rush of fun and excitement and I can't control myself.

It seemed like a few times the car surprised him as he didn't expect some of the car reactions to his driving abilities. That was priceless to see.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:53 PM   #82
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I have to say that this made my day
As a Scot - its nice to see a review where the guy has a few gentle pokes at "yank tanks" but focusses on the car and how it makes him feel - and as others have said - he had a severe case of "permagrin" !
Now I need to make sure my family in the UK see this review for a view of how the car handles and the Top Gear one for some nice pics of my IOM / CGM striped car :-)
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:54 PM   #83
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Good honest review...the car is not perfect! But for $37,000, it is the damn best new car I ever bought.

See Jay Leno's review, he loved the car! Frankly, I do not care what the brie eaters who drive BMW, Audi and Porsche think. I don't like french brie...I prefer american cheddar. Let them pay 2 and 3 times more for a slightly(?) better car!
dbedlam.... Naaaiiiiailed it!!!vv

Agree it's the best $37K I've ever spent on a car. LOVE my SS!!!

And I've had cars twice as expensive, and only half as fun!!!
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:44 PM   #84
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The SS has a license plate from Switzerland. This means the car was shipped from USA to Switzerland and then to the UK. Don't they know direct importing in the United Kingdom?
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:22 AM   #85
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:39 AM   #86
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But a good vid of Jason...

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Old 07-24-2010, 12:38 PM   #87
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YEEE HAWWW!!!!

LMAO!

Dude is already saying things we already know...heavy, etc. But the simple fact remains. GM did everything they could with this platform to make the absolute best vehicle possible. Yes, my chief complaint is that it's heavy. But, in the end, ....*giggle*....it's too much damn fun to drive!!!

300 lbs lighter, ABL on dash, lights on homelink, light in glove and under hood, ...and it's perfection! (Obviously, I think the ride is SWEET, comfort is beyond better than average, and the looks are ...well... hehehe makes me giggle too!)
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:54 PM   #88
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My buddy rented a Camaro in Phoenix this week. He is a Mercedes AMG guy. He is amazed by the Camaro. He says more people look at the rental 6 cylinder Camaro than his AMG. The Camaro is an awesome package.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:58 PM   #89
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This is so cool.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:16 PM   #90
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Justice a friend of mine does work on high end Jags and Rovers. He could not believe how tame yet how much fun my car is.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:31 AM   #91
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Justice a friend of mine does work on high end Jags and Rovers. He could not believe how tame yet how much fun my car is.
The 5th Gen is not a Muscle Car in the traditional sense as most MCs did not brake and handle. Before I get flamed, I said MOST. The Camaro and the CTS-V are world beater AUTOMOBILES. For a 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of imports, they kick serious but in a refined way. As far as being Classic American Muscle we can look at drag strip times and see the new Camaro is among the best AM ever while it is more refined and polished proving that if you wait 40 years or more you can have it ALL.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:37 PM   #92
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awesome video!
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:44 AM   #93
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Great video! They did it much better then top gear. But I did like the camera work of top gear more....
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:47 PM   #94
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as much as they were talkin smack on the vid... they were havin a blast in that beautiful car
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:11 PM   #95
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Proper review about time. No wonder Top Gear is on the way out.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:23 PM   #96
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Cool video review! BTW, love the "Yank Tank" comment.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:26 PM   #97
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The thing I cant wait for the most is the alpha platform swap, the car will lose a good chunk of weight plus 2012 interior redo with premium materials, then no1 will be able to say anything negative about it at all.

I love this car,,,if it weighed 5500 lbs i would buy it...so its a little porky...trust me on this...when ur doin 150 plus the extra weight is good insurance...i have a zx10r bike, and the cross winds remind me constantly about near death experiences.lol
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