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Old 05-21-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default Any Former Camaro 2SS owners here ?

Going from a 2SS model any regrets going with a Mustang GT w/Premium Pkg ?
Looks like the interior has a little less room also storage space from the Camaro also is there anything after a week of driving and you said crap i really miss this option from the Camaro. Not sure what else like the title says how was the transition to the Mustang ?

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience with a Camaro other than to see them from the outside. I've never even sat in one. My wife has and she said there was plenty of blind spots but other than that she liked it.

If I can be so bold to ask, but why'd you go from the SS Camaro to the 4.6L GT (probably 100 fewer ponies, if I'm correct) in the 2010?

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Old 05-21-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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I've always owned a mustang but have heard things about the Camaro such and the blind spot, it's too heavy, etc. etc. So I had the opportunity to test drive a 2SS a while ago.

Yes, the windshield is terrible and you can't see nearly enough. People think the Challenger is a boat, I beg to differ, the 2SS has massive, heavy, and the suspension made it feel like I was on the water.

Overall, Even though it Chevy's top of the line at the time, my 2009 V6 mustang had much more get-up-and-go than this thing.

I would easily have went to a mustang if I was a 2SS owner.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:34 AM   #4
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I've always owned a mustang but have heard things about the Camaro such and the blind spot, it's too heavy, etc. etc. So I had the opportunity to test drive a 2SS a while ago.

Yes, the windshield is terrible and you can't see nearly enough. People think the Challenger is a boat, I beg to differ, the 2SS has massive, heavy, and the suspension made it feel like I was on the water.

Overall, Even though it Chevy's top of the line at the time, my 2009 V6 mustang had much more get-up-and-go than this thing.

I would easily have went to a mustang if I was a 2SS owner.
Please don't make us mustang owners look like ignorant fools. Clearly you have NEVER drove a new SS if you think your 2009 v6 vert has ANY "get up and go" compared to the camaro.

Oh and btw, SS coupe- 3,750 lb , v6 vert- 3,555 lb . 200 lbs is hardly considered massive and heavy considering the extra 200 hp it has on ya

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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Alright gentlemen let's not start an argument...
My friend has a 2010 Camaro and I have sat in one. I did not even ask to test drive one because of all the blind spots and feel of being inside one. Compared to sitting in the mustang I own now, I could not wait to drive it. Compared to my friends 2010 Camaro it is roomier, trunk large, interior is a good size with good view. It feels more like a sports car and less like a tank. I would reckon if I switched from a Camaro into a mustang I would not miss anything, but if it was the other way around I would soon miss all the things I love in a mustang. Only thing I can think the Camaro having over a mustang is the trunk release.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:49 AM   #6
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Oh no, by no means am I trying to start an argument. I was just saying what I felt when I got in a 2010 (or 11, can't remember) 2SS. Yeah, all I was saying was that it felt much heavier, and didn't seem to have the acceleration that I have in mine.

Sure, I don't really "like" Camaros since I'm a mustang guy, but you've got to respect them, and all muscle cars!
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:16 PM   #7
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Everyone on this forum is going to say how much we love our mustangs lol....I test drove a 2SS automatic. I believe every car has its blind spots and pros/cons, but what I did like about the camaro that my 2012 5.0 did not have as an option is the fact you could put it in standard mode... I am considering trading in my 2012 for the 2013 mustang for that option... I love banging the gears, but hate that my girlfriend and I can't switch vehicles when I need to maintenance her 2010 mustang...

So overall the 2SS felt like a log compared to my 5.0...it seemed pretty slow in comparison but again If I had the 2SS and went to an older mustang other than the 2013 I may miss the auto/manu option.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #8
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I drove a friend of mine's camaro SS. Really nice interior and the seats were cool! Head room was a little lacking (im 6'0). Also really big door pillars, felt like I was really enclosed. As far as acceleration I only punched it once (at the owner's request for me to stop being a wuss). It was a little sluggish but got going pretty good. Nice car!
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:50 PM   #9
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I test drove a 2SS and really liked it. Loved the power and I like the way they look, then again I am not a "Mustang Guy" I like all of the Big 3. I didn't have visibility problems, I must not have high standards for visibility after the cars I have owned.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #10
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I didn't have a 2SS, but I did just trade in my 2011 2LT (V6) Camaro for a 2013 GT / premium with the California Special and comfort packages.

I can't make comparisons about the power, as it would be unfair to even put the two in the same catagory, but Here is a little assessment of the differences.

The Camaro is a large car, but inside you feel pretty confined. Between the large pillars, short chopped windows, and raked front and back glass - you really feel boxed in.

The Camaro tends to drive like a tank. In the world of retro and nastalga, that is OK, but you kind of feel like you are stepping down in quality - even if you really are not. You feel EVERY pound that the car has, but the very low center of gravity and wide stance did make it feel very stable at highway speeds.

You felt EVERY pebble or crack in the pavement in the camaro. With the huge, low profile 20" wheels/tires the car was tough as a daily driver.

I've only had the Mustang for 5 days, but I have not one single regret or wish for anything that the Camaro had that the Mustang does not.


That being said, two things on the Mustang did surprise me a bit.

1. It has a CRAZY small gas tank at 16 gallons
2. I was very surprised that it still has an antenna.

Neither one even gave me a slight pause, but did surprise me a bit.
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