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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 14, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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While at the Best Dam BBQ in Boulder City in May, we had the pleasure of talking to someone from this forum (forgot his name). In 1972 owned a 1968 Z28 for a year until someone needed it more than I did and decided to steal it. Haven't owned a Camaro since, but now I'm looking at them again. Trying to decide between a 2014 ZL1, a Z28 or a 1960's era 396/375. Can't decide if I want the modern technology or the nostalgia. Hope to pick up some information from the forum. There's no substitute for cubic inches.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 14, 04:11 PM
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Welcome to Team Camaro!

Your choice of car should be determined by what you intend to do with it: daily driver, cruiser, show car, etc.

The newer ZL1 would have a warranty and all the comforts and you could drive it anywhere without having to worry about climate and/or altitude (fuel injection controlled by a computer will adjust to it's surroundings; carbs don't like elevation without a jet change). An older car tends to be more finnicky and would probably have less amenities (PW, PDB, AC, seat adjustment, etc) stock (you stated Z28 and SS 396/375 - neither of which came with AC). This only applies to a stock version; modified cars can have and do just about anything you can fab or pay for.

While I agree with the nostalgia comment and the "No replacement for cubic inch displacement" mantra (see sig), there is something to say about a newer car with a turbo or a supercharger. One of my friends has a 2000 Camaro Z28 with a built LS1 and a turbo that runs 9's in the quarter and is streetable.

Most folks think the Muscle Car died after 72. I like my old cars but today's offerings will run circles around most anything built back then and they do it in a comfort level unknown except in a Caddy (maybe) from back in the day.

Just my $.02 worth...

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Well, my wife made the decision for me. She took a test drive in both a manual and automatic 2014 ZL1, fell in love with the manual and we drove home in it. I'm not complaining!
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That will work too... lol

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 14, 01:40 PM
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Well you know what they say...A happy wife is a happy life.


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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 14, 01:47 PM
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...give her 2 years and she'll want a first gen to match...

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Welcome, David
As said, happy Wife, life is grand.
Nice ride, both of you enjoy as she should be.

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Welcome from Tampa, David!
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1st Gen hands down!!!! Its a no brainer.
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Welcome to TC

As far as what Gen Camaro....I think some of us like the old school look with the new school power

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