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Old 06-14-2005, 07:44 PM   #1
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camaro, corvette, or firebird

I am trying to decide between a '98 camaro, a '98 firebird, and a '97 corvette. What do you suggest?
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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Uhhhhh none of them

Just kidding, I would go with the Firebird. Actually I would get a Trans Am of that same year, just make sure it will be a WS6
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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Uhhhhh none of them

Just kidding, I would go with the Firebird. Actually I would get a Trans Am of that same year, just make sure it will be a WS6

yeah, i would much rather have a 305 hp v8 than a 200 hp v6. It is a ws6
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:15 PM   #4
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It depends on what you want to do with it. if yo're looking primarily at drag racing, go with the Camaro or Firebird (they have the same engines, same weights, and a live axle which is good for launches). if you want to have fun in other venues, go with the Corvette.
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:22 PM   #5
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WS6 Firehawk. Plus, the F-bodies will probably be cheaper on insurance than the 'vette.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:08 PM   #6
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alright, i would go with the camaro. reason being is the wide range of parts for it and it will be cheaper than the vette in payment and insurance. it wont take much to match the vette's performance, so i would go the cheaper route and it will be fun to have and play with. the options are endless.
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:56 AM   #7
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Firebird

If you are looking for drag racing go for the firebird, me and my friend have raced 100's (illegally jsut on the street) and between the camaro and the firebird, firebirds put up more of a challenge no prob, but in the end they all loose to his 1998 Mustang Cobra SVT
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Old 06-18-2005, 07:58 PM   #8
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between the camaro and the firebird, firebirds put up more of a challenge no prob

I hope you understand the idiocy of that statement someday
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Old 06-19-2005, 04:43 AM   #9
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and between the camaro and the firebird, firebirds put up more of a challenge no prob

I'm gunna pretend I didn't hear that... ::inhales, exhales::

Ok I'm going to say this in the kindest way possible:
THEY'RE THE SAME DAMN CAR!!!
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Old 06-19-2005, 05:51 AM   #10
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THEY'RE THE SAME DAMN CAR!!!
OUCH!! They may essentially be the same underneath but looks wise they are different. IMO Camaro got ugly from 1970-1978 or so and Firebird was nice until 1979-1995.

And Moparman, i would probably have to say the Firebird only because it would be cheaper then the Corvette and is a little better looking then the Camaro.
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OUCH!! They may essentially be the same underneath but looks wise they are different. IMO Camaro got ugly from 1970-1978 or so and Firebird was nice until 1979-1995.

And Moparman, i would probably have to say the Firebird only because it would be cheaper then the Corvette and is a little better looking then the Camaro.

I'll give you that much. But Engine/drivetrain is exactly the same
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I'll give you that much. But Engine/drivetrain is exactly the same
Thats true. The only difference is one may say Pontiac and the other Chevy/Chevrolet.
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Old 06-27-2005, 08:56 AM   #13
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No shit sherlock but what I said was the Firebird always put up a little more of a fight then the Z28 why i don't know maybe more of those that we raced were manuals with a shift convertor, all I know is that races are usually closer when he races a firebird not a camaro
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No shit sherlock but what I said was the Firebird always put up a little more of a fight then the Z28 why i don't know maybe more of those that we raced were manuals with a shift convertor, all I know is that races are usually closer when he races a firebird not a camaro

Butm, that can't have anything to do with the car, as the chassis and drivetrain is the same back to '82 (at least before that the engine's and transmissions were different), so the point is moot in this conversation. With identical engines, transmissions, weight, and chassis, then one can't "put up more of a fight" than the other...

And a manual with a shift convertor? Automatics can have shift kits, and performance torque converters, and manuals can have different shifters, but what's a manual with a shift convertor?
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:53 PM   #15
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I forget exactly what ti is called but on 6 speed firebird and camaro's you have to shift from 1st to fourth or third, retarded, but that is how they are.
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