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Well this thread took off fast...

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I did test drive a 2010 manual SS and found the shifter to be in a strange position and the steering wheel fugly. The manual felt much weaker than the auto too somehow, I think due to the gearing.
The 12+ model interior is so much nicer than the 10-11 and the auto feels like a rocket.
The 2012 Camaro also got the FE4 suspension updates and handles like a dream, and the seats are much better in it than the GT. Post some pics damn it. Good trade, you stuck with a V8 and RWD, can't go wrong no matter what.

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Paddles are useless though. The ones in the Camaro have a delay that makes them a non issue to me. Paddles only work right on a dual clutch set up, not with a torque converter...
Agree completely.



He doesn't seem like he's bragging, just letting folks know. Who cares, he is a part of our community, and decided to get a different brand car, not a big deal. It's not like he joined the Aryan Brotherhood and then came here to recruit.


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The 2012 Camaro also got the FE4 suspension updates and handles like a dream, and the seats are much better in it than the GT. Post some pics damn it. Good trade, you stuck with a V8 and RWD, can't go wrong no matter what.

Agree completely.

He doesn't seem like he's bragging, just letting folks know. Who cares, he is a part of our community, and decided to get a different brand car, not a big deal. It's not like he joined the Aryan Brotherhood and then came here to recruit.
Thanks for all that.
I still want to participate in the forums but I don't want to go on acting like I still have a mustang because I don't. So I provided my story.

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I wouldn't even trade my MT82 '11 3.7 V6 for an auto L99 Camaro, but as long as you are happy that is all that matters.
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Thanks for all that.
I still want to participate in the forums but I don't want to go on acting like I still have a mustang because I don't. So I provided my story.

One picture so far. Not the best and it's dirty from the rain
Nice car, best of luck with it.

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He doesn't seem like he's bragging, just letting folks know. Who cares, he is a part of our community, and decided to get a different brand car, not a big deal. It's not like he joined the Aryan Brotherhood and then came here to recruit.[/quote]


^^^I Agree^^^ Keep it civil.

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Nice car, best of luck with it.
Very nice. I'll take one of those and a SRT 8 challenger.

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Thank you all for the kind words and understanding

The SRT8 is a looker but I'd have to go 392 with that one. Way too pricey though.


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I just.... don't like the look. It looks too boaty to me.

You should have bought an 07-09 GT500, or spent a little more and gotten a '10 if you want that silly "refinement".

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I just.... don't like the look. It looks too boaty to me.

You should have bought an 07-09 GT500, or spent a little more and gotten a '10 if you want that silly "refinement".
That is your opinion. I personally like the Camaro look a little more than the Stang.
The 07-09 GT500 is awesome but not great for a daily imo(have driven one). The 10-12 Gt500 is awesome but out of my price range.
The 13' GT500 is the way to go but that's way out of my price range


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That is your opinion. I personally like the Camaro look a little more than the Stang.
The 07-09 GT500 is awesome but not great for a daily imo(have driven one). The 10-12 Gt500 is awesome but out of my price range.
The 13' GT500 is the way to go but that's way out of my price range
Just to clarify, I didn't mean any kind of offense. I think its pretty brave of you to come on here, knowing you'd probably get flamed.

If you like your car, who am I to complain? In the end, its all about YOU liking it. I used to DD my gt500. It wasn't a LOT of fun, but it wasn't too bad either. The ridiculous torque made driving so easy. I could be in 6th at 30mph and 1,100rpm and still accelerate faster than most cars around me.

Anyway, I wouldn't go with a '13 unless you love the look or something. .4l and a tvs is not worth 20 grand. Especially when a similarly modded 07-12 will have within 10hp of a 13.

Hell, for that 20k, I could buy a tougher short block and a 3.6KB and put down 900, provided my transmission doesn't blow up.

I never liked the mt-82 or whatever. I drove my buddies 5.0 and it was trash... he only had like 6k miles on the car. TR-6060 is the way to go. Yeah, 1-2 can be a little hazy, but it is tough as nails.

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I never liked the mt-82 or whatever. I drove my buddies 5.0 and it was trash... he only had like 6k miles on the car. TR-6060 is the way to go. Yeah, 1-2 can be a little hazy, but it is tough as nails.

Nothing against the TR6060, but BBR's 2011 has the factory MT-82, not treated and they're making 953 at the wheels. They exploded their one piece 1000HP drive shaft...twice. And the transmission and rear end are still running strong.

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