REPLY: I think the only way your going to find out is to test drive
it and put it thru its paces ; I think you need to decide if you will
be happy with a Camaro instead of Americas Icon Car , the coveted
Corvette. For $20k you are within reach of a decent early C5 ... at
least you are in the Chicagoland vette market at present. While ive
never owned a C4 or 5, Ive ridden in both and theres a world of
difference between the two, like night and day. I have a C6 (2006)
which im very pleased with. Do Camaro SS drivers wave at one another
and are there Camaro SS Car Clubs around ? Just curious. Not that
its a deal-breaker . Give it plenty of thought before you hand over
I had a '94 LT1 Firebird. Same chassis. It felt like there was a big
hinge in the middle of the car. After a bump in the road, the whole
body would continue to reverberate for a few cycles. I replaced the
shocks, springs, and every bushing in the front and rear suspension.
Didn't help. And it rode like a tank. After an hour in the drivers
seat I'd be ready to cough up my nuts. That was with new factory take-
off shocks and springs from SLP - the same parts they removed from
Firehawks and SS Camaros to make them ride harder!
Anyways, the one I had flexed much more than a C4 with worse ride
quality, and there's no comparison to a C5.
Very helpful. BTW I did just get an 01 corvette and returned it with
my $$ back as the rear had issues. So I will keep looking.
Thanks for the info. The best advice is from soemeone that drove or
Yeah I did this once. Lots of bugs but after 26 years I've managed to
work most (NOT all) of the bugs out. Still working on the remaining
nagging ones :-( . That's why I keep this one because I don't want
to beta test another.
On Thu, 29 May 2008 09:43:45 -0700 (PDT), The Reverend Natural Light
I always thought the damn things had solid iron bars instead of shocks
& springs. Talk about feeling every damn bump & defect in the road.
About knocked out all my fillings & have me permanent numb-butt. Oh
and as they aged the bastards creak, groan & moan like nobodies
business (the car not my butt).
On May 30, 12:15 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Don't get me started on the interior. If you could somehow hold the
car upside down and shake it, most of the interior parts would fall
right out. The center console attaches to the floor by two plastic
clips that probably come from the factory already broken. It's all
vinyl and flimsy plastic and everything rear of the seats assembles
like a house of cards. At every bump or pebble in the road, the
interior erupts in rattles and clanks as the loose parts resonate and
the spare wonder-wheel and jack flop around hopelessly in the right
rear quarter panel.
But don't get me wrong, I like Camaros and Firebirds. I've owned a
dozen of them.
On May 30, 10:22 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I'm sure it'll cost $38k+ and every single one will have an automatic
transmission. As usual, across the street at the Ford lot, there'll
be a whole line of V8 Mustangs with 5 speeds, cloth seats, and $25k
sticker prices - which will make sure the 5th gen F-body is a limited
I really hope not. The new Camaro might be my next car. I liked the demo
model I saw at the Team Chevy area at IMS last week.
Another issue - I can't imagine why they're not offering xenon headlights on
the new Malibu.
'93 40th Anniversary coupe, 6 sp (both tops)
On Fri, 30 May 2008 00:15:52 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I seem to remember driving a friend's mid 70's corvette and I remember
the same thing. It felt like I was sitting in a car without any
shocks or springs too. I can't imagine a long trip in that car. It
cornered well tho as I recall.
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