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> Chevrolet Camaro, 1993-2002 V8s only
On the scale of cool...
On the scale of cool...
Hypercool [ 10 ] ** [13.51%]
Cool [ 15 ] ** [20.27%]
psuedocool [ 23 ] ** [31.08%]
anticool [ 26 ] ** [35.14%]
Total Votes: 74
  
DakianDelomast
post Sep 23 2005, 08:52 PM
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In 2002 the last of a dying breed was rolled off the production lines. An image that had withstood everything from an oil crisis to the 80s was removed, perhaps forever. Many fans of the Mustang liked to say that they won. That the original ponycar smashed the camaro finally but they're wrong. It was a simple marketing descision that ended the life of the Camaro. Production was ceased in order to keep fufilling the demands of Truck purists everywhere.

The car was first birthed in 93 with the hot model being the Z28 with the LT1 small block chevy. With about 275 hp (some believe to be an understatement) it was true to the Camaro's image. For the next few years little changed other than the HP being bumped up slowly and the return of the SS model. The big change came in 1998 with a new facelift (they lost the American Football player look) and most importantly a new engine. The LS1 was the latest and greatest of the Smallblock motors and was all aluminum. The powere hopped up to 320 hp and stayed basically there for the duration of the rest of the car's life.

That being said... is it cool?
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post Sep 23 2005, 08:55 PM
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Uncool...there's a lot of retards out there that make me want to say MJU, but there's a sliver of the camaro population that makes me say "man, they can't be that bad."
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post Sep 24 2005, 06:27 AM
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I don't think they make a Camaro I wouldn't sell most of my earthly possesions to get.

Very cool car.

Edit: can't type for anything...
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post Sep 24 2005, 07:40 AM
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Loved the IROC .
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post Sep 24 2005, 07:47 AM
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UNCOOL!! It looks like a catfish.. drives like one too

Yuck... hate these things... I took one out for a test drive to see what it was all about... the interior is like the worse thing on the planet... numb steering... poor seating position...

Course maybe if I liked mullets... I would like this car.
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post Sep 24 2005, 09:13 AM
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I never cared for these ones a whole lot, always prefer the gen before this...
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post Sep 24 2005, 10:22 AM
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Seems to be splitting the votes rather well...
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DakianDelomast
post Sep 27 2005, 05:10 PM
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Ugh someone has to break the 3 way tie on this car.
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post Sep 27 2005, 06:33 PM
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I had to vote cool just because its the last of a breed. Anyways time for this topic to be shuffled off to MJU.
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post Sep 27 2005, 06:39 PM
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It's not the last of a breed, see: new Mustang.

Shitty interior, overweight, ugly...

The one thing the Camaro has going for it is that it's easily made super fast, and they can actually be pretty good handlers with some minimal effort.
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post Sep 27 2005, 06:42 PM
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Well by last of the breed I meant the last GM ponycar wink.gif
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post Sep 27 2005, 06:57 PM
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post Sep 27 2005, 07:48 PM
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The C-maro lives on and kicks ass. just go to streetfire.net and check out the videos. It's a hell of a muscle car. happy2.gif
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post Sep 27 2005, 07:51 PM
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the 4th gen is cool, but i prefer the 1st gens. more character and a more interesting interior. 4th gens don't look very good stock, they sit too high and all the wheels they come with save for the ZR1s are fugly. they handle pretty well if you know what you are doing though. most people think they handle like shit because the solid axle scares them in the corners, but you can push it a lot harder than you'd think if you grow some balls.
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post Sep 27 2005, 11:49 PM
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Its pretty shocking that GM actually thought they could sell a big, heavy, primitive and at the same time cramped car with an attrocious interior build and live rear axle on the single premise that it had a V8 and made nice sounds.
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post Sep 27 2005, 11:51 PM
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Call me a "gino" but I am still enamoured with the 3rd-gen Camaros (1982 - 1992).
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post Sep 28 2005, 01:21 AM
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QUOTE(Espen @ Sep 27 2005, 11:49 PM)
Its pretty shocking that GM actually thought they could sell a big, heavy, primitive and at the same time cramped car with an attrocious interior build and live rear axle on the single premise that it had a V8 and made nice sounds.

cramped? what are you, 6'10"? i'm 6 feet tall and 4th gens are plenty spacious enough for me. i don't need a cadillac. and what's so bad about a live axle?
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post Sep 28 2005, 08:22 AM
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QUOTE(Espen @ Sep 28 2005, 02:49 AM)
Its pretty shocking that GM actually thought they could sell a big, heavy, primitive and at the same time cramped car with an attrocious interior build and live rear axle on the single premise that it had a V8 and made nice sounds.

Well there's nothing wrong with the LS series motors and there's even less wrong with live rear axles. The car was for people that wanted lots of just raw power.
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post Sep 28 2005, 11:01 AM
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But the Camaro used LT motors, not LS wink.gif
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post Sep 28 2005, 11:11 AM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Sep 28 2005, 11:01 AM)
But the Camaro used LT motors, not LS wink.gif

what are you talking about? '93-'97 they used LT1s, and then they switched to LS1s and the new body style for '98-'02.
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