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Old 03-06-2017, 12:58 PM   #29
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I really miss my 96 SS Convertible and I'm looking at trying to find another one but in a coupe this time around.

The convertibles had terrible chassis flex on the track when pushed hard but I loved the LT1 and the sound of that SLP exhaust. I know it's blasphemous to say, but I liked the sound of my 96 over my 2010.

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Old 03-06-2017, 01:11 PM   #30
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I loved my 4th gens, I had one manual 2001 and one automatic 2002. I would easily get another just to have.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:51 PM   #31
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I actually had 3 of them:

1994 Pontiac Formula - 6 speed with NO options - cloth interior - sold due to no t-tops

1996 Chevy Z28 Convt- auto - the auto is what caused it to be sold

2002 T/A WS6 - 6 speed - should still have this one but am happy with the 5th gen

2011 Camaro SS/RS Vert - Jewel Red Tintcoat, 6M, 231/247 Comp Cam, Kooks headers, Borla ATAK, ATI under drive pulley, Richmond 4.10s, LS9 clutch, Hurst shifter, BMR Springs
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:11 PM   #32
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Nope, not a bit. The interior was deteriorating rapidly and while not terrible, the v6 sounded like a damn lawnmower. It was a pretty reliable car though, so I'll give it that. (when it wasn't eating through the bypass tubes and leaking coolant everywhere that is - got aluminum ones the second time)
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:24 PM   #33

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The only aftermarket item I added on my '96 Z28 was a CAI. The stock exhaust on it sounded so much better than the stock one on my 2012 SS. It had a rich, low rumble at idle but no drone at all. That sound I do miss.
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:30 PM   #34

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Not me. Why would I ? Still have it along with my 5th Gen.

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Old 03-06-2017, 10:50 PM   #35
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I ordered my 97 Z28 to keep the cost down. Cloth interior, 6spd. Unmodified daily driver for 5 years, 120k miles. Fun at the time.

I picked up an 01 Z28 6spd in 05. It had 60k miles when I got it, now up to about 238k. Mild heads, cam & bolt ons. I still enjoy the car but I've replaced/rebuilt almost everything on it (with help from ls1tech), time for a new challenge. This will be gifted to my brother soon. Has a few small issues but runs well.

Just got my 14 SS in December with 60k miles. So far I've added a Z28 intake, Kooks LTs & cats and a Magnaflow street CB. I would say the brembos and independent rear suspension are a big step up compared to the 4th gen. More displacement and better flowing stock heads are a nice starting point too.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:36 AM   #36
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I miss my 4th gen a lot. 2001 SS with a ton of work and time into it. Learned everything about working on cars on that thing. At the time I was just happy to get into my 5th gen but now I regret it. I should have just kept it, I had the room. It would've looked so nice between my 3rd and 5th gens I have. I occasionally get the urge to try to find it to buy back but I know that the guy I sold it to sold it to somebody else less than a month later....
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:24 AM   #37
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I liked my 4th gens (had a 1994 Trans Am and a 2001 Camaro SS), but I am not sure I miss them. Part of the problem was I had a college student budget at the time, so the ones I had were definitely not shining examples. My 2001 was $5,400, purchased in 2009 - someone else on this thread mentioned selling their's for $22k the same year, that should tell you what a gem mine was! But it was fast, fun, and the paint looked pretty decent from 10' back.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:34 AM   #38
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I had 3 4th Gens. A 93 V6, 93 Z28 hardtop, M6, 94 Z28 M6 hard top. I did a lot to both Z's and drove the crap out of them. The only heartburn I ever had with the LT1's was the opticrap.
There is a fine line between hobby and obsession and I think I crossed it!!
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:27 AM   #39
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I had a 2001 Camaro V6. Added a Magnaflow exhaust, HIDs, cold air intake, Z06 rims. No regrets. Time to move on to a 5th gen SS.

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Old 03-09-2017, 10:06 PM   #40
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I had a 2001 Camaro V6. Added a Magnaflow exhaust, HIDs, cold air intake, Z06 rims. No regrets. Time to move on to a 5th gen SS.
Maybe if you had a V8 you may feel differently. I would never own a Camaro with a V6. Never. That is like buying a Dodge Viper with a four cylinder engine.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:43 PM   #41
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miss the heck out of my '99 TA. That was a great car
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:38 PM   #42
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I don't miss mine. Had a LT1 Z28 fire engine red, black interior. My 5th. Gen SS is my favorite so far. I also had 2 3rd. Gen one black, one silver.
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