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Old 08-23-2019, 12:24 PM   #29
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I see your point....to an extent but I'll still take x% of the V8 power vs 100% of the 4cyl power all day.
Exactly. I prefer not to constantly beat the f*ck out of an engine, just to get the to do what I want it to do.
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:17 PM   #30
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Maybe some of you with an A10 and the LT1 engine could advise me at how docile the car is when driven normally.

I'm thinking about trading in my 2008 Corvette because it's not much good to us as a second car because of the 6 spd manual. I can't get my wife to drive it at all.
Thinking of getting a new LT1 model but want her to be able to drive it safely and with no complaints. She's not a car person at all.
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:39 PM   #31
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I can drive my SS/A10 very much in a controlled docile fashion. It's easy. But you're just a tap of the throttle away from a jolt of power.

It's up to the driver really. If your wife respects the power, she should be fine. But it's an easy car to drive controlled and normally. You're just often tempted not to.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:54 PM   #32
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I see your point....to an extent but I'll still take x% of the V8 power vs 100% of the 4cyl power all day.
This... plus you can control how you drive your v8.. shifting at 4k in an lt1 is still more thrilling than wot in the i4 imo.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:58 PM   #33
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as someone who went from an SS to a turbo 4...the V8 is a lot of fun but its also heavy and you will notice the weight, especially coming from the turbo. When I had mine, not driving it to the limit DID feel like a slight disservice to the car. That's why I switched to the turbo because I can use all the powerband on the street. You can't do that with the V8.
Sure its heavier, it also brakes better, grips harder, and accelerates faster... and it's not like the i4 is miata weight... I think the i4 is a good car, more eco friendly, easier on the wallet, while still looking good in a camaro, but fun factor between the two most would agree a v8 is usually more fun.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:38 AM   #34
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What it all boils down to is your personal preference. For me, I would not even consider a pony car without a V8.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:51 AM   #35
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I only put 4900 miles on my 2 SS Vert in 2 1/2 years but got the V8 for the sound alone but the power when I want to get a thrill is awesome. I am retired and don't put a lot of miles on a car but when I do drive I want a performance car.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:49 PM   #36
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I only put 4900 miles on my 2 SS Vert in 2 1/2 years but got the V8 for the sound alone but the power when I want to get a thrill is awesome. I am retired and don't put a lot of miles on a car but when I do drive I want a performance car.
I can't imagine having a 2ss for 2 1/2+ years and not even having 5k miles on the car. :P
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:54 PM   #37
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I can't imagine having a 2ss for 2 1/2+ years and not even having 5k miles on the car. :P
Quite common to find with sports/muscle cars where they are a 3rd/4th/5th vehicle in the garage. My 2013 ZL1 only has 6k miles
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:11 PM   #38
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Quite common to find with sports/muscle cars where they are a 3rd/4th/5th vehicle in the garage. My 2013 ZL1 only has 6k miles
I bought my 2SS used a year ago with 24,000 on on it and it now has 25,000 on it, I drive it once a month maybe.

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Old 08-24-2019, 03:42 PM   #39
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If I drove my Camaro once a month, I wouldn't bother owning it....unless it was my only car and that's all the driving I did.....which again seems weird.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:42 PM   #40
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If I drove my Camaro once a month, I wouldn't bother owning it....unless it was my only car and that's all the driving I did.....which again seems weird.
It's a play toy, I drive it when I want to play which isn't very often.

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Old 08-24-2019, 05:13 PM   #41
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I can drive my SS/A10 very much in a controlled docile fashion. It's easy. But you're just a tap of the throttle away from a jolt of power.

It's up to the driver really. If your wife respects the power, she should be fine. But it's an easy car to drive controlled and normally. You're just often tempted not to.
Thanks for the response. I've told her that I am considering a new Camaro but I haven't taken her to look at one yet. She's seen them on the road and is worried about them having blind spots.
Our other car is a GMC Acadia and she likes driving that. Every once in a while I'd like to drive that one and leave her with the second car (Camaro) but it wouldn't be often.

A couple of weeks ago she had to take a short trip but I really needed the Acadia when she was gone. She absolutely wouldn't take the Corvette because of the stick shift. Also ,she doesn't like the fact that the car is so low.

This is when I really started thinking about trading the Vette off. I bought that car new and will miss it when it's gone but figured having a Camaro with an LT1 and an A10 might take the sting away pretty fast!
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:19 PM   #42
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Well, you sit low in the Camaro too albeit not not as low as the Corvette. And visibility isn't the greatest but I'm used to it. You'd have to let your wife test drive the SS. I personally would never refuse to drive a Vette manual....nope.
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