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Sep 13, 2009 (8:15 pm)
I'd like to first say to all who have pruchased a new 2010 Camaro - CONGRATULATIONS! It is a really sick looking car with a commanding presence on the road. I love the design & of course the availability of a 426 hp V8, 6-speed manual transmission while the value can't be beat.
Growing up my Dad had (and still does, even though it has been sitting in his garage for 10 years) a '66 427/390 Corvette Convertible. When I turned 16 in 1992 I wanted a Camaro so badly. Insurance costs were astronomical & prohibitively expensive (for good reason too, now that I look back), so I bought a 1992 Chevrolet Beretta GT. The car did not age well at all and had a laundry list of problems ranging from a driver's side window that was broken (came iout of the channel & off the track, wouldn't close) and fixed numerous times over the course of 18 months to a camshaft that had to be replaced at 60K miles because the second lobe wore away. One Chevrolet dealer's service department was worse than the next. The day I sold my Beretta was the day I swore off GM & American cars for good. My Beretta made me become a GM hater.
I'm a big import fan. I love BMWs & Porsches. My 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH has 115K miles on it and besides being fun to drive, is still as tight as the day I picked it up. One day I will have to replace my beloved Prelude. I'm a car guy. I've always wanted a RWD car with a V8 & 6-speed manual transmission. The Camaro SS certainly fits the bill. The price point ($35K) almost begs me to forget everything I know & have learned about GM & give the Camaro a serious look when the time comes. Just for comparison purposes, a twin turbo BMW 335i with just a couple options will have a sticker price of almost $50K. I'm a married father of 2 & at this point in my life cannot justify buying a car for myself at that price point.
I'm just here, following the board of new owners, hoping this car helps GM turn a corner. Like I said above, I love the styling, price point, performance, & 6-speed stick. Obviously I'll have to drive the car when the time is right.
Just sitting in the Camaro at the NY Auto Show this past April, I noticed how poor the visibilty is. Do the mirriors compensate for the lack of visibility? Our '07 X3 has some nasty blind spots which I have learned to live with, but it still makes me a nervous wreck when I drive into the city.
I noticed that with the Automatic V8, you get the cylinder deactivation. Will they offer this on the V8 Manual transmission cars?
Again, I'm not here to hate or troll. I'm looking forward to hearing about some great experiences with one cool car - the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.
Nov 05, 2009 (12:58 pm)
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#66 of 104 Aqua Discontinued
Nov 17, 2009 (5:38 am)
Just when I was getting really excited about this car (in Aqua!), I learn it has been discontinued. Darn! Drats! Anybody got one they want to sell?
#67 of 104 Re: 2010 Camaro [nyccarguy]
Nov 19, 2009 (1:59 pm)
I just ordered one this morning and I'm very excited. Because I couldn't get the dealership to let me have a thorough test drive, I rented a 1LT from Avis for the weekend and put the car through its paces.
I was very impressed. Even the 1LT was a head turner on the streets of Atlanta. I ordered the car in white and will add the black stipe at a later date if it looks like something is missing. Now that the vehicle is standard with parking assist sensors in the rear - that helps. But you better be able to drive with the side mirrors if you are ever going to be completely comfortable in this car.
This replaces the 1971 Camaro that I never should have let go!
#68 of 104 Re: 2010 Camaro [jeff1971]
Nov 20, 2009 (4:39 am)
N I C E , jeff 1971. manual or automatic? bluetooth/USB?
parking-assist? cool - i did not know that!
I know what you mean about the reverse-visibility.
#69 of 104 2010 Camaro 2SS
Nov 20, 2009 (8:13 am)
I am looking for a 2010 Camaro 2SS in NJ, Automatic w/sun roof. If anyone made a deal, please share.
#70 of 104 Heartbreaking...
Nov 25, 2009 (6:19 am)
All good things must come to an end, I guess. I was recently laid-off, and it seems as though I'm gonna need to sell my new Camaro. This is really a choice that I don't want to make, but it's one that I must make. Anyway, it's the SS, Red Jewel Tint, 426hp, 6 speed. It has 8,000 miles on it and is in immaculate condition. The car is amazing, but, unless something happens in the world of computer drafting and design really soon, I have to suck it up and sell. I can let it go for 33,000, and it's worth alot more. I live in Collierville, Tennessee. It's just outside of Memphis. I get notifications on my e-mail about any posts on this forum, so anyone interested, just post and I'll know it.
#71 of 104 Re: 2010 Camaro [elias]
Nov 25, 2009 (12:38 pm)
I bought the 2LT automatic with RS package -- sunroof and 20" polished wheels -- everything else is pretty much standard. I'm looking forward to it. I am very fortunate to work for a company that gets GM supplier pricing so I feel like i am getting the deal of the century on the car.
#72 of 104 Re: 2010 Camaro [jeff1971]
Nov 27, 2009 (4:00 am)
nice, Jeff... I like the 1LT package - bluetooth for cellphone & XM. sometimes GM offers GMS or employee-pricing to the public too... I'm waiting for them to do that again...
v8tennessee dude, sorry to hear of the "restructuring" or whatever corporate-speak resulted in your layoff. Been there done that this year. It was the toughest time in 32 years finding a development eng job. There were lots more in bay area california - probably more CAD job out there too. My sector of tech has been increasingly booming out there, despite all the CA-state-govt finances.
CA is a great place to drive a camaro, trust me!
#73 of 104 Price Paid for 2010 Camaro!
Dec 21, 2009 (6:31 pm)
Just wanted to let everybody know, that I was able to find a deal for a new 2010 2SS Camaro at $1200 under Factory Invoice... I was offered that by my local dealer here in Illinois(I live in Schaumburg 20 miles from Chicago). Two other dealers were at $1000 below Invoice... I'm very happy with my new car and that price paid!