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Old 11-19-2021, 10:39 PM   #1
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5th Gen VS 6th Gen? What’s Your Fav?

Just like the title says. What is your favorite Gen of Camaro between the 5th Gen and 6th? And what do you like better about your choice in comparison to the other! Thinking about getting a 6th Gen also to go along with my 5th
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Old 11-19-2021, 11:46 PM   #2
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I don’t know about the 6th gen, but I’ve owned a 3rd gen and a 5th zl1. I totally rebuilt a family owned 3rd gen t top. That thing was really cool. High school dream car. 355 200 shot of nitrous pretty cool. Fast old school motor. My 13 zl1 convertible has 750 hp to the wheel but don’t feel as fast is that 3rd gen. Maybe because it’s a convertible and heavy as hell with new technology in the suspension. But nothing beats that Lsa built motor just cruising around with all the comfort.
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Old 11-20-2021, 12:00 AM   #3
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The 5th and 6th gens are such completely different animals. I can’t badmouth either of them. This is how I look at them stock for stock…
the 6th gen wins on performance…quicker, lighter, more nimble, and handles like a sports car.
the 5th gen wins on looks (damn near perfect in my opinion), interior styling, muscle car feel, more classic throwback Camaro design, and it’s a very buildable/upgradeable platform with a lot of potential.
I’m more comfortable in my ability to make the 5th gen perform as good as the 6th than I am in my ability to make the 6th gen look as good as the 5th. All just my opinion of course.
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Old 11-20-2021, 12:15 AM   #4
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both are awesome cars and way way better than that pos ford offer.
i've had two gen5's and loved them both.
driving the gen6 is a little better. more of everything tbh. handling and road holding is a lot better. very little cowl shake when hitting bumps.
more creature comforts in the gen6. many shame the 8 speed auto but i say it's incredible.
only downside is the gen6 is a little smaller inside.
well worth the upgrade imho. very very happy with mine and having everything you could ever want in a car i doubt this one will ever be sold. hand it down to one of my sons in about 10 years time

for me just the magneride and proper climate control is worth the upgrade on it's own.
oh and the active exhaust. so nice to have.when out with the wife can have it nice and quiet
also the interior is much nicer. imho the gen6 camaro is as perfect a car you could ever wish for.


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Old 11-20-2021, 12:29 AM   #5
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I don’t know about the 6th gen, but I’ve owned a 3rd gen and a 5th zl1. I totally rebuilt a family owned 3rd gen t top. That thing was really cool. High school dream car. 355 200 shot of nitrous pretty cool. Fast old school motor. My 13 zl1 convertible has 750 hp to the wheel but don’t feel as fast is that 3rd gen. Maybe because it’s a convertible and heavy as hell with new technology in the suspension. But nothing beats that Lsa built motor just cruising around with all the comfort.
I had a 3rd gen T-top back in the day. I loved those cars too. Very fun and sexy in its own right!

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The 5th and 6th gens are such completely different animals. I can’t badmouth either of them. This is how I look at them stock for stock…
the 6th gen wins on performance…quicker, lighter, more nimble, and handles like a sports car.
the 5th gen wins on looks (damn near perfect in my opinion), interior styling, muscle car feel, more classic throwback Camaro design, and it’s a very buildable/upgradeable platform with a lot of potential.
I’m more comfortable in my ability to make the 5th gen perform as good as the 6th than I am in my ability to make the 6th gen look as good as the 5th. All just my opinion of course.
Definitely not looking to badmouth any of them but your answer was exactly what I was looking for. Pros and cons and what people liked better about each one. Very helpful so thank you! I haven’t driven a 6 gen yet. But I agree I think I like the looks of the 5th gen just a bit more. Looks meaner for sure. The 6 gen looks a little more slender and aerodynamic if that make sense? Love the answer so thank you.

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both are awesome cars and way way better than that pos ford offer.
i've had two gen5's and loved them both.
driving the gen6 is a little better. more of everything tbh. handling and road holding is a lot better. very little cowl shake when hitting bumps.
more creature comforts in the gen6. many shame the 8 speed auto but i say it's incredible.
only downside is the gen6 is a little smaller inside.
well worth the upgrade imho. very very happy with mine and having everything you could ever want in a car i doubt this one will ever be sold. hand it down to one of my sons in about 10 years time

for me just the magneride and proper climate control is worth the upgrade on it's own.
oh and the active exhaust. so nice to have.when out with the wife can have it nice and quiet
also the interior is much nicer. imho the gen6 camaro is as perfect a car you could ever wish for.


Dang man thank you for all that info! Definitely sounds like a sweet ride! I’m gonna have to go test drive one. That is one thing I dont like about my 5 gen is the amenities in comparison to the 6th gen. Love it thank you!
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Old 11-20-2021, 12:41 AM   #6
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one thing i drove 300 miles in my gen5 to trade it. soon as i got in my new car i was blown away how more nimble it felt. instant throttle reaction aswell.
well worth the extra outlay imho. never having to mess with the heating and aircon settings is a blessing. leave it on 20c and that's it.
tbh cant think of a bad thing to say about me new car. even gives almost 30 mpg on a run.
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Old 11-20-2021, 02:11 AM   #7
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The 5th and 6th gens are such completely different animals. I can’t badmouth either of them. This is how I look at them stock for stock…
the 6th gen wins on performance…quicker, lighter, more nimble, and handles like a sports car.
the 5th gen wins on looks (damn near perfect in my opinion), interior styling, muscle car feel, more classic throwback Camaro design, and it’s a very buildable/upgradeable platform with a lot of potential.
I’m more comfortable in my ability to make the 5th gen perform as good as the 6th than I am in my ability to make the 6th gen look as good as the 5th. All just my opinion of course.
Truer words could not have been spoken(or typed).
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Old 11-20-2021, 08:20 AM   #8
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The 6th gen is a more refined car, my 5th gen is like a sledgehammer, but it stirs my soul. I've daily driven it since I got it and still can't walk away without looking back and admiring it.

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Old 11-20-2021, 08:37 AM   #9
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Gotta weigh in on this one. I like both 5th and 6th gens, and having worked for GM and managing the prototype shops in Warren MI, I understand the the improvements of the 6th Gen's. 6th gens have a different structural platform:
"General Motors engineers created a brand-new platform which was designed to be light and compact, capable of handling both rear and all wheel drive configurations and having a near 50/50 weight distribution".
That being said, both Gen's look great stock, and even better with the many available aftermarket mods. My 5th gen never fails to get looks and comments, and yeah She's a heavier beast but with suspension mods and gobs of power adders, she is just fine. Took her out yesterday for a final RIP before storing for the winter, nothing like 700 HP and zero traction on a cold day in Michigan - never fails to scare the crap out of me when you are going sideways.
And, my other favorite is the 2nd Gen's, with a classic body style. Built that one for my Bro.
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Old 11-20-2021, 08:42 AM   #10
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love my 5th gen dd always a smile and still get compliments
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Old 11-20-2021, 08:49 AM   #11
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The 5th and 6th gens are such completely different animals. I can’t badmouth either of them. This is how I look at them stock for stock…
the 6th gen wins on performance…quicker, lighter, more nimble, and handles like a sports car.
the 5th gen wins on looks (damn near perfect in my opinion), interior styling, muscle car feel, more classic throwback Camaro design, and it’s a very buildable/upgradeable platform with a lot of potential.
I’m more comfortable in my ability to make the 5th gen perform as good as the 6th than I am in my ability to make the 6th gen look as good as the 5th. All just my opinion of course.
Couldn't have said it better my self!! Great analogy. Love my 5th gen!!

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Old 11-20-2021, 09:25 AM   #12
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The 5th and 6th gens are such completely different animals. I can’t badmouth either of them. This is how I look at them stock for stock…
the 6th gen wins on performance…quicker, lighter, more nimble, and handles like a sports car.
the 5th gen wins on looks (damn near perfect in my opinion), interior styling, muscle car feel, more classic throwback Camaro design, and it’s a very buildable/upgradeable platform with a lot of potential.
I’m more comfortable in my ability to make the 5th gen perform as good as the 6th than I am in my ability to make the 6th gen look as good as the 5th. All just my opinion of course.
Perfect way to put it.
I love the 5th Gen looks. I have loved them since the first time I saw the prototype in person in the fall of 2007. I was about 20 then and wanted one real bad when they hit the streets for real in 2009. I had to wait a while to get ahead some in life before I could get into one of my own. Now that I have it and it’s very close to paid for I’m going to buy another 5th Gen. They are as close to perfect as you can ask for in one complete package in my eyes. The 6ths are really bad ass cars in the performance area. I love what GM has done to make them stupid capable in most all aspects of street/motorsports use. That said, I don’t like the looks as much the 5th Gen. I also don’t care for the direct injection on the LT engines. I feel the like the 5th gens, though heavier are built like a tank in their own way, they are stupid reliable and durable for the most part. The 6th have the direct injection and all the 8 speed problems which detract some more for me as well.
All that said, I would take a 5th first, and a pre refresh 6th second over any of the other offerings Detroit has. I do like the later challengers a good bit, but they don’t come close to these Camaros in my book.
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The 5th and 6th gens are such completely different animals. I can’t badmouth either of them. This is how I look at them stock for stock…
the 6th gen wins on performance…quicker, lighter, more nimble, and handles like a sports car.
the 5th gen wins on looks (damn near perfect in my opinion), interior styling, muscle car feel, more classic throwback Camaro design, and it’s a very buildable/upgradeable platform with a lot of potential.
I’m more comfortable in my ability to make the 5th gen perform as good as the 6th than I am in my ability to make the 6th gen look as good as the 5th. All just my opinion of course.
What he said.

I love the aesthetics of my early Gen 5 too much to swap out. It's already had the suspension swapped out and I can add more power if I want, but the looks are *sexy*
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Old 11-20-2021, 09:56 AM   #14
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both great cars. just make sure to stay well away from that s550 junk. terrible cars.
sooner take the bus
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