I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

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    I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    2016 Camaro RS 1LT, manual, dual mode exhaust and infotainment package.

    Leased this for two years, 24k miles thanks to GM Financial and the GM Card bonus earnings. Right at $300/mth.

    Now, let me preface this with I've been a coupe guy my whole life. This will be my 6th one. I've been driving the GTO for almost five years so all comparisons will be done pretty much with it.

    First off, the car looks fantastic in white. It was not my first, not even my fourth choice but the 1LT with RS and NPP (dual mode) is almost impossible to find on dealer lots. Never even saw a white '16 Camaro in person but I knew I could easily live with it. Other wise, the RS package is a must. Literally a must. The wheels are tons better and the HID lighting really transform the look of the car. I can do without the chrome highlights in the grill but luckily they are easy to remove.

    Interior. Wow. Even this lowly 1LT has pretty much what you need. The $800 infotainment package wasn't on my radar but after learning about CarPlay I was ok with it. The seats. Man, they are even more comfortable than the GTO which have been some of the best seats GM has ever produced. They have great holding ability while not being uncomfortable and are firm but not too firm. Easily a car you can take a road trip with.

    As some know, Im a big guy. Im 6'5, 250 pounds. There hasn't been a back seat in ANY coupe I've ever owned. That doesn't bother me one bit. None at all. I just don't car about back seat room. The room in the front is more than livable. Even my wife said it felt more roomy than the GTO due to the dashboard design.

    The biggest thing I've heard about is the visibility. It sucks. It's terrible. It's a "foxhole" (which I've had to correct a few times because that makes no sense). Etc. Etc.

    Let me kill this right now. As a coupe owner, I fail to see the issues. Yes, it has small windows. Yes, the door sills are high. Yes, it's got a large rear end. Yet, it's still easy to find cars in the mirrors. Easy enough to back INTO my garage with the Flex parked in there as well. If you adjust your mirrors correctly the car has virtually no blind spot. I haven't lost a car yet. It truly is not bad.

    The drive. My god. The drive. This car is fantastic. I wanted to buy a '13 ATS but the deal fell threw but I know the platform is good. The Camaro team has done wonders here. It feels stiffer while giving you a completely great ride. Firm yet compliant. The steering feel in sport mode is amazing. It has great feedback and an awesome "heavy" feel to it but it doesn't detract from the way the car handles. Coming from the GTO, it is a revelation in handling.

    Im pretty happy with the V6. It's obviously not as fast as the GTO but it is very quick. The new 3.6 is a fun motor to wheel around. Havent done too much hot rodding because it only has 300 miles on it but it is true that the V6 is not really a "step down" from the V8. It's just different. This is the mid-level V8 some have been begging for.



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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    Congrats on your new ride! Thanks for sharing your insights....

    I think it looks awesome in white...

    Can you give a breakdown on the deal that you couldn't resist?

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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    Congratulations, glad to finally see you get off the sidelines, so what happens with the GTO?
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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by JBsZ06 View Post
    Congrats on your new ride! Thanks for sharing your insights....

    I think it looks awesome in white...

    Can you give a breakdown on the deal that you couldn't resist?
    I'll post the specifics when I get home but here is what I can remember.

    $34,XXX MSRP, dealer knocked it down to invoice -300. Then, $2400 in GM bonus earnings, $1000 conquest. Residual is 71%. Payment is right at $320ish IIRC with taxes and all that. No first month payment. Nothing down. Sign and drive. haha

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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    Congrats! Looks great and I love hearing from a real owner that they don't give a rats a$$ about the rear seat and the visibility. Tired of people who own CUV's saying how a buyer of this class of car will be real concerned about rear seat space!

    I need to drive a Camaro to see how it stacks up to my ATS.

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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    Congrats! I think it looks great in white.
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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    Congrats man! White was a great choice. Really highlights the lines on the car.

    Hope you enjoy it!!
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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    I'll post the specifics when I get home but here is what I can remember.

    $34,XXX MSRP, dealer knocked it down to invoice -300. Then, $2400 in GM bonus earnings, $1000 conquest. Residual is 71%. Payment is right at $320ish IIRC with taxes and all that. No first month payment. Nothing down. Sign and drive. haha
    That's a great deal. Thanks for sharing....enjoy!

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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Congrats! Looks great and I love hearing from a real owner that they don't give a rats a$$ about the rear seat and the visibility. Tired of people who own CUV's saying how a buyer of this class of car will be real concerned about rear seat space!

    I need to drive a Camaro to see how it stacks up to my ATS.
    My sentiments exactly...I don't care about rear seat room. If you want to be comfortable, drive your own car! The outward visibility would take some getting used to, though.

    Oh, and congrats bballr4567!
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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    Love. Must drive one soon.

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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    WELCOME to the club bballr4567!! Mine turned one month old yesterday. It's an OUTSTANDING daily driver, back seat be damned!
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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Congrats! Looks great and I love hearing from a real owner that they don't give a rats a$$ about the rear seat and the visibility. Tired of people who own CUV's saying how a buyer of this class of car will be real concerned about rear seat space!

    I need to drive a Camaro to see how it stacks up to my ATS.
    Think of it as an upgrade on the ATS. The extra room in front in nice when compared to the sedan ATS. Plus, its easier to get out of with the larger doors.

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    Love. Must drive one soon.
    Dont. You'll end up with one.

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    WELCOME to the club bballr4567!! Mine turned one month old yesterday. It's an OUTSTANDING daily driver, back seat be damned!
    Totally agree!



    Also, the lower HVAC vents are AMAZING. The turn the outside ring to adjust air/fan speed is genius. Literally genius. It was in the higher 20s today and I never had to worry about the air hitting me and keeping me warm.

    One thing I've got to get used to is the attention the car gets. The GTO never really got "attention" unless it was car guys. I've had kids, teenagers, old ladies all stare and everyone loves it.

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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Also, the lower HVAC vents are AMAZING. The turn the outside ring to adjust air/fan speed is genius. Literally genius. It was in the higher 20s today and I never had to worry about the air hitting me and keeping me warm.

    One thing I've got to get used to is the attention the car gets. The GTO never really got "attention" unless it was car guys. I've had kids, teenagers, old ladies all stare and everyone loves it.
    Congrats on the sweet ride! Looks and sounds like this generation Camaro is a home run in all configurations.

    Regarding the vents, I think that you are wrong. HVAC vents need to be at head level or the car is deemed an abject failure.
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    Re: I just had to match all the snow, my 2016 Camaro

    It snows, and it encourages this guy to go out and buy a RWD performance car! THAT'S a car fan! Love it! Enjoy your Camaro, it's a beautiful car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul8488 View Post
    It snows, and it encourages this guy to go out and buy a RWD performance car! THAT'S a car fan! Love it! Enjoy your Camaro, it's a beautiful car!
    I've had a RWD car for the last 8 winters. If it gets bad enough, we take the Flex.

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