4th gen vs 5th gen....
This is a discussion on 4th gen vs 5th gen.... within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS Regardless of powetrain, and I don't care if a 5th could crawl circles around a 4th ...
02-21-2010, 06:37 AM #21
I'd like a vette too again, maybe the first of the 01-02 Z06's would be nice. That's about it for me as far as new ones go, I just don't care for the looks of them anymore. They became unpractacle when the family came along so I don't have much use for them anymore.
02-21-2010, 08:17 AM #22
I'd stick with my 4th gen. I test drove a 5th gen ss auto. Not very impressive in acceleration or in handling. It reminded me of a 60s sedan when cornering. The styling is ok from the front and sides. The best point of the car is that the interior is very comfortable for a Camaro.
Like a few said above if I had to buy a new muscle car it would be a Challenger. The RT is not that fast, but it feels and sounds like it is. I saw a plum one yesterday with the white hockey stick graphic on the sides. The best retro ride in my opinion.
02-21-2010, 09:15 AM #23
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02-21-2010, 12:23 PM #27
Thanks getting a lot of good responses.. Here is a different question but along the same lines .. Should GM have kinda stayed with the 4th gen look or should the 5th look nothing like any Camaro before it?? ..
02-21-2010, 12:49 PM #28
i like the new camaro from the outside. I havnt been in an ss but i was in a v6 and did not like the interior at all! i also found out that in the M6 version the computer reduces the throttle by 30% when shifting to prolong clutch/tranny life. that sucks. also heavier and sloppy handling. i drove a challenger srt8 with the m6, it was fast but a bit boatlike for a sports car. If i had money to buy a modern muscle i wouldnt. i would just make my z faster.
and the new maro needs t-tops.
02-21-2010, 03:47 PM #29
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Yes indeed! I would not trade or sell my 4th gen for one, but hopefully when (if) my finances can hold out I may one day be lucky to own a 5th gen. The trick will be in storing these cars (that you don't get rid of!).
02-21-2010, 03:54 PM #30
GM ran into a couple of problems though that has somewhat spoiled it for them.
The 5th gen just isn't retro enough, it barely has any cues from the 69 it was supposed to represent. If I wasn't told it was supposed to mimic a 69 in the first place, I'd have a hard time figuring out what it was supposed to look like.
The other problem with it is GM simply waited too long to bring the camaro back into market. Meanwhile Ford and Chrysler enjoyed ruling the pony market.
The camaro is also no longer an F-body platform. This makes it more expensive which gets to my other point......everyones complaint is cost.
I honestly think all the hype will slow down. Although camaro sales topped mustang last year, I don't think that will last long.
02-21-2010, 03:56 PM #31
Just in suspention alone the 5th gen has all other production Camaros beat imho. I'd put a 4 wheel independant against a pickup axle car any day of the week. My nearly 20 yr old z34 will out corner my Camaro without even trying... That's with just a lousy 7" wheel too..
02-21-2010, 03:59 PM #32
02-21-2010, 04:05 PM #33
GM can take that independent and shove it. Leave it in the vette. Had one, been there done that.
They are just too expensive to work on and repair. Half shafts are weak and it's part of why it made the new camaro platform so expensive to buy in the first place. I don't buy a car to zip around corners though. I find my solid axle cars carry me around corners as fast as I care to go anyway. I've never rated a car on it's ability to turn or stop, but that's just me. I still drive manual steer and manual drum brake cars and find them pleasurable.
Tell ya what, drive a 4,000 lbs 56 chevy nomad and manual drum brakes, manual steering, no sway bars, and bias ply tires,,,,then jump in a 4th gen and tell me how they handle
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