My negative reaction to my RT test drive... - ModernCamaro.com - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts
5th Generation Camaro News & General Discussion News Articles & General Discussion about the 5th Generation Camaro.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 91 Old 12-03-2008, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 472
 
My negative reaction to my RT test drive...

Was really reinforced when I looked at the long range report in Road and Track today.
All that horsepower and the 0-60 in an R/T was 6.2. I know it's heavy....but???
That's like stock 305 '89 IROC quick.
Yikes. I'm guessing an SS will be pulling 5.0 to 5.3 easy, for about the same gas mileage and price.

I was disappointed driving that car, so if Chevy tries to stab me, my only real option will be an SXRT. Not really an option in my mind.
I might be waiting a while to buy that car I'm dying to.
Fourth Camaro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 91 Old 12-03-2008, 04:34 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,153
  
SXRT? You mean an SRT8?
Devryn is offline  
post #3 of 91 Old 12-03-2008, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 472
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devryn View Post
SXRT? You mean an SRT8?
Yea, that's the $40,000+ beast I meant. Oooops.
Saw a darker blue one in traffic last week during the evening. Had only seen them in daylight. Really a knock out.
Gorgeous car, but out of my price range for top of the line.
Fourth Camaro is offline  
 
post #4 of 91 Old 12-03-2008, 04:44 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,153
  
They don't make the SRT8 in blue.
Devryn is offline  
post #5 of 91 Old 12-03-2008, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 472
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devryn View Post
They don't make the SRT8 in blue.
I don't care what color the SRT8 comes in. I'm not buying one.
Fourth Camaro is offline  
post #6 of 91 Old 12-03-2008, 06:32 PM
Veteran Member
 
weland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: S.F. Bay Area
Posts: 3,900
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devryn View Post
They don't make the SRT8 in blue.
Maybe it was green and the street lights were yellow?
weland is offline  
post #7 of 91 Old 12-03-2008, 06:42 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,153
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by weland View Post
Maybe it was green and the street lights were yellow?
They don't make it (The SRT8 Model) in green either.
Black, Orange, Red, and Silver.
Devryn is offline  
post #8 of 91 Old 12-03-2008, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 472
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by weland View Post
Maybe it was green and the street lights were yellow?

This place is just crawling with the intellectual elite.
Fourth Camaro is offline  
post #9 of 91 Old 12-03-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 401
 
camaro will be sub 5 at least (ss camaro)
the g8 gxp does a 4.5 or something..
camaro=lighter and more horse

Last edited by gdcod3player; 12-03-2008 at 07:26 PM.
gdcod3player is offline  
post #10 of 91 Old 12-03-2008, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 472
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gdcod3player View Post
camaro will be sub 5 at least (ss camaro)
the g8 gxp does a 4.5 or something..
camaro=lighter and more horse
That's exciting. I really was let down driving the RT. The steering didn't seem all that responsive.
It probably wouldn't have seemed as bad if I hadn't driven to the dealer in my Z-28.
Even if I go with a stripped down SS, I think I'll be happiest going that route.
Fourth Camaro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the ModernCamaro.com - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome